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Blind teen scores 2 touchdowns during game

first_imgSeptember 21, 2018 /Sports News – National Blind teen scores 2 touchdowns during game FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Brophy College Prep’s freshman running back No. 45 is a star.Last week, during a freshman game, Adonis Watt, 14, scored not one, but two touchdowns for the Brophy Prep Broncos in Phoenix helping them win against Mesa Mountain View.But there’s more to his star power — Watt is blind due to a rare condition of congenital glaucoma but he said that didn’t stop him at all.“Eyesight is just really overrated,” he said Friday. “You don’t really need it to do whatever you want. … (I just) try my hardest and just give it all and leave it all on the field.” “You know, scoring those touchdowns felt like a big weight was off my shoulders. (It) felt like all the hard work, all the dedication, all the conditioning, all the waking up early in the morning finally just paid off,” he told ABC News. “I’m just glad I did it.”It was Watt’s second game but during the first game, against Gilbert Highland in August, the defense had let him score.This time, though, he scored on plays that he’d practiced with his team over and over again — with no help from the other team.“It was very exciting to finally just get in the end zone (and) know what it felt like to score for your team,” he said Friday. “It was, in many ways, very indescribable. … I just did my job and just powered it in.”Off the field and in the hallways of his school, Watt gets help from his classmates. His teammates said he was the glue that kept them together.On Friday, he shared with ABC News about how he overcame struggles. He said his biggest dream was going to the NFL.“You know, blindness shouldn’t define you. … Have faith. Have hope,” he said. “Just trust your abilities because mountains do move, you just have to keep pushing them and pushing them and pushing them.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

NV5 awarded $34 million LNG contract

first_imgDesign has begun on the new facility, and the project is expected to be completed in approximately 18 months NV5 Global has been awarded an EPC contract for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility liquefaction system upgrade. (Credit: FreeImages/Michael & Christa Richert) NV5 Global, Inc. (the “Company” or “NV5”) (Nasdaq: NVEE), a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a $34 million engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by a prominent Eastern US natural gas company for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility liquefaction system upgrade.  Design has begun on the new facility, and the project is expected to be completed in approximately 18 months.Liquefaction systems are used in the natural gas industry to convert natural gas from a vapor phase to a liquid phase, allowing for more efficient storage and transportation. The new liquefier will replace an older system to increase capacity and improve reliability, safety, and ease of operation.“The demand for new LNG facilities and upgrades to existing systems continues to grow.   NV5 is well positioned in this regard as demonstrated by high organic growth in the LNG sector,” said Dickerson Wright, PE, Chairman and CEO of NV5.“This project is win-win for both NV5 and our client and leverages both our experience on a similar past project and a healthy, collaborative relationship,” said Peter Dirksen, President of NV5’s LNG Group.  “This project award strengthens our client relationship and builds upon our 40-year history in the LNG industry.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

UK Regions News special: No Brexit headwinds here, says Galbraith!

first_imgGalbraith’s residential sales for the third quarter of 2018 increased 10 per cent compared with the same period in 2017 for Scotland as a whole. Figures for 2018 residential and farm sales were up by 5.67 per cent on 2017.Particularly strong markets were in Aberdeenshire (up 100 per cent); Stirling (up 100 per cent); Perthshire (up 33 per cent); and Moray (up 55 per cent) – year on year.Simon BrownSimon Brown, Head of Residential Sales for Galbraith, said that gloomy market predictions for the UK as a whole do not reflect the picture in Scotland, “The most recent quarter in 2018 reflected strong demand and market activity was steady throughout the year. Although this is a price sensitive market, our experience is that accurately priced properties are selling well and prices have held steady or increased in some areas.“One of the reasons that Scotland is bucking the trend compared to England and Wales may be that Scotland has not tended to attract purely speculative property investors from overseas. The Scottish market has not experienced huge gains during periods of market confidence for the UK as a whole and does not fall sharply when there is UK market pessimism.“Those buying in Scotland are not typically buying in the expectation of a rise in value, certainly not in the short term, outwith the areas of extremely high demand in parts of Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews. Mostly buyers expect house prices to experience steady growth of perhaps 5-10 per cent in the medium term and 15-20 per cent in the long term but do not buy with the expectation of a sharp rise in value.“We expect there may be caution this year due to the political uncertainty at a national level but our figures in Scotland show a steady upward trend in terms of both sales achieved and prices. We don’t expect this to change significantly. Scots have coped with two referendums, two general elections and Scottish national elections in the past four years, so perhaps we are getting used to political uncertainty, albeit it isn’t ideal.”Scotland property market Simon Brown Galbraith January 16, 2019Chris SmedleyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » UK Regions News special: No Brexit headwinds here, says Galbraith! previous nextHousing MarketUK Regions News special: No Brexit headwinds here, says Galbraith!Galbraith, Scotland’s highly regarded independent property consultancy, reports that the market for country properties continues to defy expectations and has not been affected by Brexit.Sheila Manchester16th January 20190667 Viewslast_img read more

USO Tour Sparks Excitment at Naval Station Rota, Spain

first_img View post tag: Spain View post tag: Sparks View post tag: Defense Back to overview,Home naval-today USO Tour Sparks Excitment at Naval Station Rota, Spain View post tag: Navy February 27, 2013 View post tag: Defence View post tag: Naval View post tag: station View post tag: Tour Authorities View post tag: Excitment View post tag: Rota The United Service Organizations (USO) brought all-star entertainment to members aboard Naval Station Rota, Spain, Feb. 26 to start their spring tour to visit troops abroad. 

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James Winnefeld hosted the star-studded group of athletes, coaches and musicians.“I am thankful for those who wear the cloth, to serve our nation and serve our country overseas,” said Winnefeld.The show kicked off with opening remarks from NAVSTA Rota’s Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Kraverath.“I’m honored to have the opportunity to host such a distinguished group of individuals,” said Kraverath. “Events like these are great for morale and show our service members that their hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed.”During the show, members of the tour thanked service members for the sacrifices and service to the country.“I’m so honored to be a part of this [USO tour],” said Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson. “This being our first stop, obviously you guys are very special, and I’m excited to be here. I’m a military brat. On the flight over, talking to these guys, Peyton and some of the other athletes and cheerleaders, one way or another we all seem to be related to someone in the military. Whether it’s a grandfather or a niece or nephew, brother or sister-in-law, we all know somebody who has served in our military. For myself it was my father.”Jackson explained his experience as a military dependent moving overseas and experiencing the military life as his father served in the Army.“I don’t like to make a comparison to the military and football, sports even, because you guys are on the front lines. You’re dealing with live ammunition, doing something extreme. You’re protecting our freedom, creating world peace and we pretty much, on Sundays, entertain people for four hours.Jackson said, however, that there are some parallels between the National Football League (NFL) and the military.“The leadership, the sacrifice, the communication you guys have, the training, the bonding, the unselfish mentality that you have to have to create a team atmosphere,” said Jackson. “Just like a football team, we come from all walks of life. You work together, you train to accomplish that mission, you build bonds and relationships that last a lifetime. That’s kind of what we do as athletes.”Four-time World Series pitcher Kurt Schilling also spoke of his appreciation.“Thank you doesn’t even begin to describe what we think, what we feel and how we feel about you and your families,” said Schilling. “I grew up the son of an airborne paratrooper. My dad served in the 101st for 20 years. This is my second trip over on a USO tour. The first one was eight days that I’ll never forget. This one is starting out to be unforgettable as well. Thank you. To the families, I know there’s a price to be paid in uniform and out by the families. It’s just apparent that the one thing, when we walk away today, that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you nothing but the best.”Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning also expressed his appreciation for the commitment service members have for the country.“Thanks from the bottom of my heart,” said Manning. “The one thing that has always motivated me playing football is being accountable to my teammates. What’s really driven me for the past 16 years playing football is being accountable, doing my job at the very best that I can to be accountable to help my teammates. I know that’s exactly what you believe in, as it’s really what the military is all about.”Manning and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie threw autographed footballs to service members in the audience.After the performance, members had a chance to meet with Winnefeld and the entertainers for a photo and autograph session.“This is my third time on a USO tour and my first time here in Spain,” said Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Jackie Bob. “I’m so thankful and honored for you all to come up here and see us. It’s an honor for us to be able to say ‘thank you’ for those that serve us.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 27, 2013 View post tag: At View post tag: News by topic USO Tour Sparks Excitment at Naval Station Rota, Spain View post tag: USO Share this articlelast_img read more

Physician-Primary Care (Allegany County, MD) – 133

first_imgEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c) West Virginia University School of Medicine and the CommunityPractice Department seeks a Family Medicine, Internal Medicine orMedicine-Pediatrics primary care physician (ranks available:Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor). Thesuccessful candidate will be expected to practice in La Vale,MD.Depending on operational needs, a successful candidate may also beassigned to provide services at additional worksites in WestVirginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. In such instances, travelwould be anticipated and expected to fulfill said duties at theseadditional sites.Duties: The successful candidate will practice in the areas ofprimary care. In addition to providing excellent patient care, thesuccessful candidate will also be actively involved in teachingmedical students, residents, and fellows.Qualifications: Candidate must have an MD or DO degree or foreignequivalent and be eligible for state medical license. Successfulcandidate must have completed a Family Medicine, Internal Medicineor Medicine-Pediatrics residency program. Successful candidatesmust be board certified / eligible in a Family Medicine, InternalMedicine or Medicine-Pediatrics. All qualifications must be met bythe time of appointment.The Department of Community Practice is not an ordinary primarycare setting. With WVU Medicine you can take advantage of:• Employment with a unique and competitive compensation modelincluding an attractive benefits package• Provide quality care in private practice like settings in localcommunities with the opportunity to utilize the resources of aprestigious academic medical center• Integrated system that assists providers with routine tasks andmandated regulations allowing you to focus on patients, families,and complex medical decision makingWVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System iscomprised of fourteen member hospitals and seven hospitals undermanagement agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W RubyMemorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical centerthat offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has morethan 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees whoserve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across thestate of West Virginia and the nation.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one. To learn more, visithttp://wvumedicine.org/morgantowncareers.For additional questions, please contact Kari Roupe, SeniorPhysician Recruiter, at [email protected] Virginia University & University Health Associates are anAA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU isthe recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.last_img read more

Corpus Christi stripped of Uni Challenge title

first_imgThe BBC has stripped Corpus Christi College of their recent victory on University Challenge in the wake of revelations that one member of their team was no longer a student when the quiz show was filmed.The team-mate in question told viewers, “I’m Sam Kay from Frimley, Sussex and I’m studying Chemistry” when introducing himself on the show. In fact, Kay graduated during the filming of the early rounds, and was working as a graduate accountant for corporate giant PriceWaterhouseCoopers for most of the time in which the series was being recorded.In a press release this evening the BBC said they had found themselves “in the regrettable position of having to disqualify Corpus Christi from the final. This means they forfeit their hard-won title which now goes to the Manchester University team.”DisappointmentA statement from Corpus Christi said, “our students entered University Challenge in good faith. The team had a wonderful run and we are, of course, disappointed to be losing the title.”Kay himself has expressed regret at events, and told the BBC’s news team, “I had honestly believed I was eligible as I had indicated my course dates when I applied. I can only apologise to the other competitors and especially to my team as it was never my intention to mislead anyone.”The team from Manchester University who now hold the champion’s title stated yesterday evening that they had had “no desire” for a re-match.last_img read more

Series to reconcile creation and Lent

first_imgThe Center for Spirituality and Campus Ministry will co-sponsor the Lenten Film Series, “Reconciliation with Creation,” which focuses on ecological creation and conversion and will be shown throughout March and April.Director of the Center for Spirituality Elizabeth Groppe said Lent is a time of self-scrutiny, penitential discipline and conversion in our relationship to God and others.“This film series concerns one dimension of that conversion ⎯ conversion in our relation to creation,” Groppe said.She said the series will provide education on different dimensions of ecological degradation.The first film shown on March 3, “Dirt!,” addressed soil erosion and degradation. As we prepare to receive Lenten ashes accompanied by the Biblical words, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,” the film was particularly relevant for Ash Wednesday, Groppe said.On March 24, the film “Mountain Mourning” will be shown. The film documents the consequences of mountain-top removal coal mining for the Appalachian mountain region and the people who live there.Other films in the series include “Living Downstream” and “A Sea Change: Imagine a World without Fish.”In “Living Downstream,” ecologist Sandra Steingraber explores the connections between the toxins humans have introduced into the environment and human health as she wages her own battle with cancer. “A Sea Change: Imagine a World without Fish” is an award-winning documentary about carbon emissions and ocean acidification.Groppe said the film series will conclude on April 24 with “The Student, the Nun, and the Amazon,” which follows British students James Newton and Sam Clemens in their journey over sea and land to meet Sr. Dorothy Stang, who gave her life to protect the Amazon rainforest and the people who live there.The films will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in Vander Vennet Theatre on Monday evenings, followed by a discussion and Lenten prayer.Although most of the films are not explicitly theological, the realities they document indicate the drama of sin and death, and how grace and freedom involve all of creation.  This idea promotes Saint Paul’s message to the Romans that all of creation is “in bondage to decay,” Groppe said.When she first saw the films, Grope said she felt grief at the scope of the degradation that we inflicted upon creation, which, Saint Bonaventure wrote, is like a mirror that reflects the power, wisdom and goodness of God.“Ecological degradation fractures this mirror and hinders our potential to know God through the created order,” she said. “It is also closely correlated with human suffering, for degraded ecosystems cannot support human life and flourishing.”Senior Hannah Olsen said she was glad that she took the time in the midst of a busy week to watch the film [“Dirt!”] and participate in the discussion afterwards.Olsen said she didn’t feel overwhelmed with the issues that stem from disregard for sustainability, most likely because the end of the film was about small-scale efforts that have changed whole communities, even if they only touch one community at a time.“I think the call to action, even if a person can only cause a small-scale change, is very important to hear and discuss,” Olsen said. “It didn’t make environmental issues seem like problems that could only be addressed if you have a lot of power or influence.“There was an African story about a hummingbird trying to put out a forest fire while the other animals just stood and watched. The bigger animals, which could carry a lot more water, told the hummingbird that its actions would never make a difference, but it told them, ‘I’m doing all I can.’ This film, and having a discussion afterward, encouraged me to do all I can. It is better than doing nothing.”Olsen said the prayer at the end drew a great connection between spirituality and the state of the world, ending with the line, “our indifference changes the world.”Tags: creation and lent, Film series, Lent, SMC, smc campus ministrylast_img read more

Consulting firm predicts wind power will supply 30% of global electricity by 2050

first_imgConsulting firm predicts wind power will supply 30% of global electricity by 2050 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Windpower Engineering & Development:Wind energy is rapidly becoming the new norm for power generation and will deliver 30% of all global electricity production by 2050, with 12% from offshore wind and 18% from onshore wind. In 2019, mega wind projects achieved a new UK record low of £39.65 (US$51.05) per MWh – a 30% price drop on 2017 prices. New projects such as the 252-MW Liuheng (Guodian Zhoushan Putuo) offshore wind farm in China and the 30-MW Block Island wind farm in Rhode Island will help to expand the potential of global offshore wind.These are just some of the forecasts by DNV GL in a new report, Offshore wind: The power to progress. The report delves into 12 key factors which influence the adoption of offshore wind and focuses on the successes, challenges and lessons learned. It provides an insight into the future of offshore wind and how expansion can be accelerated.When looking at the future of offshore wind energy, two mega-trends are very clear. Firstly, the relentless drive to reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCoE). Secondly, as a result of the first trend, turbines and wind farms will continue to get bigger.As wind technology progresses, the reports outlines an increased use of robotics and artificial intelligence. In construction, robots will initially supplement human capabilities, for example, in heavy lifts and underwater work. They will go on to handle an increasing amount of offshore wind farm construction, especially for wind farms located in remote and hazardous environments. On the operations and maintenance side, robots will take on activities, such as on-site repairs and inspections inside, outside (by drones and crawlers) and below the surface (by remotely operated vehicles).More: DNV GL predicts wind power to deliver 30% of global electricity production by 2050last_img read more

House urged to stop controversial omnibus bill deliberation, prioritize COVID-19

first_imgCivil society groups have urged the House of Representatives to halt the deliberation of a controversial omnibus bill and focus on the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country during its current sitting session, which was opened on Monday.”We demand the House stop deliberating the bill, which particularly endangers poor families, during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI) said in an Instagram post on Sunday.The omnibus bill, which is aimed at amending 73 existing laws and consist of 15 chapters and 174 articles, has gained criticism from activists who argue that the bill will harm the interests of workers. Read also: Guide to omnibus bill on job creation: 1,028 pages in 10 minutesSimilarly, the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) also urged the House to stop deliberating the bill, saying that lawmakers should focus on demanding that the government ensure supplies of basic needs for the public during the outbreak.”This includes ensuring food supplies, access to clean water, sanitation and financial assistance for poor people,” Walhi campaign coordinator Edo Rakhman said.The House opened the new sitting period on Monday after having been in recess for a month since Feb. 28 amid the government’s policy of physical distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus.House Speaker Puan Maharani previously said that all House activities would be directed to the handling of COVID-19 during the health crisis.As of Monday, Indonesia had reported 1,414 coronavirus infections in the country, with 122 cases that have turned fatal.Topics : The Federation of Independent Workers Unions said the bill would significantly relax outsourcing restrictions and eventually make employees “contract workers during their whole lives.”The YLBHI also urged the House to keep watch on the government’s measures to handle the rapidly escalating health crisis as to avoid further social, economic and health impacts.”The House, together with the government, should reallocate state funds for COVID-19 relief,” the YLBHI said, adding that among spending that could be reallocated included salaries of the House members and government officials.The legislature should also assure that the public get fast, accurate and reliable information from the government regarding the pandemic.last_img read more

‘Millionaires’ row’ mansion sells for mega price after nearly two years on the market

first_img“Appassionata” at 109 Herron Rd, Pullenvale, has sold.Despite their Greek heritage, the owners annually travelled to Italy which, is where they sourced a plaque for “Appassionata”.It’s set in one of two stone pillars framing the entrance gates.Pullenvale is 15km from Brisbane’s CBD and has a median house price of $1.1375 million. The outlook from the home at 109 Herron Rd, Pullenvale.It is the third highest sale price for a residential property in the suburb, according to CoreLogic, with the home next door at 105 Herron Road holding the record at $6.7 million.The suburb is known for its secluded acreage properties and big houses, which often draw seven-figure sale prices.Selling agent Scott Gemmell of LJ Hooker New Farm recently took over the listing of 109 Herrod Rd from another agency and soon ended up with three offers, before continuing negotiations with the buyer. The impressive design inside 109 Herron Rd, Pullenvale. Big bucks for luxury lifestyle Middle ring units cheaper than land Construction juggernaut not slowing Every room has been created using the finest granite, limestone and marble with rich antique furnishings.There’s an abundance of crystal chandeliers, including one that lights up an opulent foyer dominated by twin French wrought-iron staircases and lined with blackbutt parquetry flooring.The property also features a media room, library, wine cellar, open fireplace, airconditioning and ducted vacuum system, and includes a nearby summer house. This mansion at 109 Herron Rd, Pullenvale, has sold after being on the market for two years.AN extravagant mansion in the ‘millionaires’ row’ of Brisbane’s western suburbs has sold for close to $4.8 million after nearly two years on the market.The luxury acreage home at 109 Herron Road, Pullenvale, was first advertised for sale in October 2015, but has finally changed hands after lengthy negotiations.The 1.21ha property, known as “Appassionata”, sold to a local Brisbane family looking for the lifestyle Pullenvale offers.center_img The opulent furnishings inside 109 Herron Rd, Pullenvale. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Mr Gemmell said Pullenvale still provided some good buying opportunities.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago“There are homes in Pullenvale now that you’d be able to buy for less than you can create, taking into account land value and cost of construction,” he said.Property records show the owners, Demetri and Marina Ghikas, bought the land in 2002 for $175,000. The rear view of 109 Herron Rd, Pullenvale, and its summer house.They built the home soon after, drawing inspiration for the European design from fashion designer Oscar de la Renta’s famous French provincial villa.Mrs Ghikas reportedly came upon a picture of de la Renta’s property and told her husband; “this is what I want you to build”.The house itself spans 1000 sqm and offers six bedrooms and six bathrooms, surrounded by manicured gardens.last_img read more