Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGStheconversation.com Previous articleA dream for more in South ApopkaNext articleHere’s Everything Coming to Netflix in January Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here By Maggie Villiger, The ConversationEditor’s note: As we close the books on one year and begin a new one, Conversation editors take a look back at the stories that – for them – exemplified 2018.One of best things about my job as a science editor is that any crazy idea I start wondering about – whether triggered by something I see on my commute, a current event that’s in the news, or best of all a conversation with my young kids – I can call up an expert and ask her or him to break it down for me, and you.It seems like our readers enjoy this type of “I’ve always wondered … ” article too. My most-read story of the past year was by an entomologist making the case to bug-haters that by killing a spider they might actually be making their homes more hospitable to insects the spider would have eaten and eliminated for them.Below, a handful of my favorites from 2018. But curiosity isn’t bound by the calendar, so here’s to a new year of everyday science.1. Seven pet years equals one human year?This one came from my being a cat lover. Is my 12-year-old furry friend really (quick math, 7×12) equivalent to an 84-year-old woman? Luckily Mississippi State University’s Jesse Grady was at the ready. The 7-to-1 age equation is not quite right, he wrote, but “determining a pet’s ‘real’ age is actually important because it helps veterinarians like me recommend life-stage specific healthcare for our animal patients.”2. The word you don’t know for a smell you doWalking home as the first drops of rain fell was the genesis of this article. Texas A&M atmospheric scientist Tim Logan was the factoid guide this time. “Of course rain itself has no scent,” he wrote. “But moments before a rain event, an ‘earthy’ smell known as petrichor does permeate the air.” He goes on to describe its fragrant chemical compounds and where they come from.3. A more personal question of scentPerhaps this says a lot about the company I keep, but not infrequently in my travels does the topic of asparagus pee come up. Sarah Coseo Markt from Harvard’s School of Public Health did the honors on this one, explaining that after you eat asparagus, your body breaks down one of its constituents into two compounds that “when voided from the body … become foul-smelling gas, wafting up from your asparagus pee.” And in the event you have no idea what we’re talking about, Sarah cautions, “just because you don’t smell it doesn’t mean you’re not making it.”4. Even blue blood readers have red bloodHere’s an example of corrective journalism. The record had to be set straight after I’d read a book to my children that suggested human blood is blue as it courses through your veins. “The bluish color of veins is only an optical illusion,” wrote University at Albany chemists Marisia Fikiet and Igor Lednev. They explained the basics of hemoglobin, the iron-rich molecule that carries oxygen around your body, and why blood always has that distinctive red color – in humans, anyway.5. Please switch to Airplane ModeHas any air traveler not wondered if forgetting to switch off your phone would bring down the jet? Penn State engineer Sven Bilén explained why talking on your cellphone at 40,000 feet is more of service issue than a safety one these days.And if there’s anything that you’ve been wondering about … let me know! I have academic experts across the country on speed dial and at the ready.Maggie Villiger is the Senior Science and Technology Editor at The Conversation. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Follow the news on Yemen October 24, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Houthi rebels pursue offensive against news media News Organisation Receive email alerts A month after seizing the capital, Sanaa, and despite having signed a peace accord under UN aegis, Yemen’s Houthi rebels are continuing to advance on the centre and south of the country, occupying the headquarters of news media on the way and arresting or kidnapping journalists. In one recent instance, five gunmen claiming to be members of the Houthi movement stormed into the premises of Aleshteraki – an online newspaper affiliated to the Socialist Party and located near its headquarters – on 17 October, kidnapped one its editor, Badr Al-Qubaty, and held him for several hours.Houthi leaders denied any role in this raid but Qubaty insisted that the rebels did indeed kidnap and threaten him. He added that it was hushed up as a result of an informal agreement between Socialist Party members and the rebel movement, which took the alleged culprits to the police and claimed they belonged to the rival Al-Ahmar clan.Reporters Without Borders deplores the Houthi movement’s threats and acts of violence against the media, which increased in August and increased again when Houthi rebels arrived in the capital in September.“We condemn these deliberate attacks on news media and journalists, which pose a real danger to freedom of information and to Yemen’s continuing political transition,” Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles said. “We call on the authorities to carry out an investigation and punish those responsible. We also urge them to take whatever measures are necessary to provide journalists with as much protection as possible in the current unstable environment.”Continuing their offensive, Houthi rebels seized control of state-owned Radio Ibb on 18 October after damaging its facade in an exchange of shots with Sunni tribesmen. As its generator was hit by gunfire, the station had to suspend broadcasting.A BBC crew consisting of journalists Sami Noaman and Safaa Al-Ahmad and cameraman Mohamed Al-Mikhlafi was doing a report about one of the capital’s mosques when they arrested by members of the Houthi movement and held for several hours.According to the journalists’ union, the Houthi militants threatened Noaman and Ahmad on the pretext that they should have asked permission before filming in a public place. The rebels wanted to confiscate their camera even after the crew had deleted the newly recorded footage, and they did confiscate the memory card, although they returned it a few hours after releasing the journalists.Reporters Without Borders is very worried by the spread of Houthis across Yemen, and the fact they have been able take advantage of political and security weakness to impose their will, threating the country’s stability and freedom of information.According to the Yemeni NGO Freedom Foundation, there were a total of 52 media freedom violations by Houthi rebels, targeting 33 journalists and 19 news media, in the month following the Houthi takeover of the capital on 21 September, all but one of them in the capital.The Houthi advance on the centre and south has led to an increase in tension and clashes with their Sunni rivals of Al-Islah, a party affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood and led by the Al-Ahmar clan, as well as with Sunni tribesman and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). YemenMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF News to go further YemenMiddle East – North Africa February 26, 2021 Find out more News February 11, 2021 Find out more Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions January 6, 2021 Find out more
More Cool Stuff Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Education Kim Kenne Elected President of the Pasadena Unified Board of Education Article and Photo courtesy of PUSD Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 2:03 pm Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Community News Kimberly Kenne was elected president of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education, Roy Boulghourjian was elected vice president and Larry Torres was elected clerk at the board’s annual organizational meeting May 2, 2016.“I’m honored to serve the students, families, community and staff in the role of board president and to work with my fellow board members and our superintendent to increase transparency, develop shared leadership with our families and staff and continue to build community trust in PUSD,” said Board President Kenne.Ms. Kenne was originally elected to the Board in 2011 and re-elected in 2013 to represent District 1. She has been actively involved as a parent leader at the school site, district, and state levels since her children started kindergarten at Burbank Elementary. A systems integration expert by profession, Ms. Kenne combines her passion for genuine parent engagement in education with a commitment to compliance with state and federal law when it comes to spending public dollars. She lives in Altadena.Following the election of Kenne as board president, Mr. Boulghourjian was elected vice president and Mr. Torres was elected clerk.Mr. Boulghourjian was elected to the Board of Education in 2015 and represents District 2. He served as Board clerk in the last year. A 30-year resident of Pasadena, he is a professor and Department Chair at Mt. Sierra College in Monrovia, California. He has served as a Board member on the Pasadena Educational Foundation and the Measure TT Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee.Mr. Torres was also elected to the Board in 2015 and represents District 6. A National Board Certified Teacher, Mr. Torres grew up in nearby Eagle Rock before moving east to attend college. Mr. Torres has served on school site councils at Sierra Madre Elementary School, Sierra Madre Middle School and Pasadena High School since 1999. He lives in Sierra Madre.“I am excited to work with President Kenne and the Board to continue to move the district’s strategic directives forward,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald.Stay connected to the Pasadena Unified School District! Visit us online at www.pusd.us; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaUnified, www.twitter.com/PasadenaUnified; like PUSD on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PasadenaUnifiedSchoolDistrict; text PUSD to 888777; and subscribe to PUSD’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/klrnpasadena. Or call the Communications Office, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 396-3606.“Our Children. Learning Today. Leading Tomorrow.” faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week
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Tagged with: Affordable Housing About Author: Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Coalition Seeks $2B to Fund Affordable Housing Projects The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Coalition Seeks $2B to Fund Affordable Housing Projects Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November 21, 2019 1,114 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily A group of community activists has challenged technology companies in Austin, Texas, to step forward with $2 billion to fund programs associated with housing, according to the Austin Monitor. The group—called the Development Without Displacement Coalition—held a press conference at Austin City Hall Wednesday, saying it wants to speak with representatives from Apple, Google, Facebook, and other employers who have drawn thousands of highly-paid workers to the city. Rising incomes have caused home prices to rise by nearly 40% in the past five years, according to the report. “So many tech companies have moved in and we’re at kind of a critical mass or tipping point because the tech economy influences the way people live,” said Frank Rodriguez, a group leader and former policy aide to Austin Mayor Steve Adler. “High-tech job seekers are delighted, but first-time buyers and renters aren’t feeling the benefits of tech companies, which have mostly been filtered to the wealthy, and they often displace working-class black, white and Latino communities.”The group says that any funds that may come in from tech companies should be directed toward existing nonprofit groups and community development corporations that fund new affordable housing or programs for rental assistance, stipends for first-time homebuyers, and home repairs. Rodriguez added the $2 billion figure was created with data provided by the city’s Innovation Office that found more than 232,00 households were at risk of displacement—more than $8,600 in assistance per home to help protect them from fast-rising property values. Apple recently released its $2.5 billion plan to help address the housing shortage and affordability issues in California. “Before the world knew the name Silicon Valley, and long before we carried technology in our pockets, Apple called this region home, and we feel a p+ofound civic responsibility to ensure it remains a vibrant place where people can live, have a family and contribute to the community,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Affordable housing means stability and dignity, opportunity and pride. When these things fall out of reach for too many, we know the course we are on is unsustainable, and Apple is committed to being part of the solution.”A report by CNBC states that Apple has long been the largest employer in Silicon Valley, opening its new headquarters in Apple Park, in Cupertino in 2017. Google is currently developing an 80-acre campus in San Jose. Apple joins Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, who have all made contributions in recent weeks to help fix the affordable housing crisis in California. Related Articles Affordable Housing 2019-11-21 Mike Albanese Previous: First-Time Mortgage Default Rates Going Against Trends Next: Industry Impact: Fed Identifies Economic Threats Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe
News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Donegal County Museum is collaborating with Ulster University and partners from Norway, Iceland and Scotland and CINE as part of a €2 million project to bring the past alive.The innovative project transforms people’s experience of outdoor heritage sites through technology, building on the idea of “museums without walls”.The project will be showcased next week at an event in The Playhouse Theatre, Derry.Michaela Clarke has more:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/miccine.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – November 2, 2019 Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Previous articleHarps Stay Up – Gareth Harkin & Raffaele CretaroNext articleTulsa figures show 55 separated children seeking asylum in state care News Highland Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Donegal County Museum collaborating to bring the past alive Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
Donegal man arrested in Ibiza for alleged abuse of his partner RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Twitter Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Pinterest Previous articleEverton have to do better – Seamus ColemanNext articleKeadue Rovers defeat Strand Rovers in Donegal Junior League’s only game News Highland By News Highland – March 3, 2018 Facebook Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Google+ A Donegal man has been arrested in Ibiza on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman who was held against her will for three days.54-year-old man Michael Murray, originally from Letterkenny was arrested after his alleged victim tried to commit suicide with a knife.The incident occurred at a shop in Ibiza Town at around 7pm on Monday of last week. The woman, a 47-year-old also from Ireland, is believed to have been his girlfriend.She remains in intensive care at the nearby Can Misses Hospital.Murray was due to appear at a hearing in court today this weekend.A Spanish Police spokesperson said: “National Police have arrested a 54-year-old man for domestic violence after allegedly having subjected his partner to physical and sexual abuse over three days. “His 47-year-old partner, after allegedly being held against her will during those three days and suffering several episodes of violence, was able to escape and on Monday took refuge inside a shop near their home” Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp
amphotora/iStock(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — A 40-year-old police officer was shot to death in Alabama on Monday night, officials said.Officer Dornell Cousette, a 13-year-veteran of the Tuscaloosa Police Department, was the father of two daughters and was also engaged to be married, according to Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox. “In our community, our heroes wear the police uniform of the Tuscaloosa Police Department,” Maddox said at a press conference. “And tonight, one of our heroes has died in the line of duty, protecting our city.”“Heroes come in many different forms…in our community, our heroes wear the uniform of the @TuscaloosaPD.Tonight one of our heroes has died in the line of duty protecting our community.”–@WaltMaddoxWe will be forever grateful for heroes like Officer Dornell Cousette. pic.twitter.com/uFORMPext4— City of Tuscaloosa (@tuscaloosacity) September 17, 2019Cousette was shot while exchanging gunfire with a suspect inside a house in the city of Tuscaloosa, some 57 miles southwest of Birmingham. The officer was taken to a local hospital where he died, according to Tuscaloosa’s interim police chief, Mitt Tubbs.The suspect, who was wanted on warrants for failure to appear for felony offenses, was also shot and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The individual is in custody, Tubbs said.Cousette is the first Tuscaloosa officer to be killed in the line of duty since 2011.“He was a great officer,” the interim police chief told reporters. “Everybody loved him.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
January 28, 2021 /Sports News – Local Wrestling Divisional Results Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail2-A Division A BEAVER, Utah-Thursday, Beaver High School hosted the 2-A wrestling Division A divisional.*The top eight finishers, minimum in each weight class are guaranteed places.Here are the results in the respective weight classes as follows:106 pounds1st place match: Dierk Schewes of Duchesne over Tavyn Hollingshead of Beaver (decision, 7-5)3rd place match: Dreyden Stubbs of Kanab over Kolby Jones of North Summit (sudden victory-1 8-6)5th place match: Luke Smith of North Summit over Treydon Harris of Monticello (decision, 5-4)7th place: Kensten Brown of Kanab had a bye. He advances.113 pounds1st place match: Hagen Mayer of Beaver over Kraden Skewes of Duchesne (major decision, 10-2)3rd place match: Tristan Smith of North Summit over Madex Thompson of Beaver (decision, 7-4)5th place match: bye for Kanab’s Brady Clarkson120 pounds1st place match: Bowdey Larsen of Duchesne over Ethan Crittenden of North Summit (decision, 5-1)3rd place match: Douglas Evans of Beaver over John Billings (JB) Skewes of Duchesne (fall, 2:36)5th place match: Cayson Curtis of Beaver over Paxton Christensen of Monticello (fall, 2:42)7th place match: Cordell Cluff of Parowan over Lane Simms of Kanab (fall, 3:52)126 pounds1st place match: Russell Evans of Beaver over Bronson Richins of North Summit (decision, 7-3)3rd place match: Dawson Van Tassell of Duchesne over Zac Thayn of Monticello (fall, 1:31)7th place match: Chandler Henderson of Monticello over Zander Harper of Duchesne (decision, 10-4)132 pounds1st place match: Brevin Olson of Monticello over Dusty Clayburn of Duchesne (fall, 2:17)3rd place match: Luke Browning of Kanab over Ayden Bradshaw of Beaver (major decision, 13-5)5th place match: Javlin Robinson of Monticello over Kelton Langston of Beaver (fall, 2:33)7th place match: Rhyley Brundy of North Summit over Jesse Ehrman of Duchesne (fall, 1:46)138 pounds1st place match: Kaleb Sanchez of Duchesne over Brian Evans of Beaver (injury, 1:49)3rd place match: Rusytn Joseph of Beaver over Cameron Bailey of Monticello (fall, 2:55)5th place match: Shawn Bailey of North Summit over Bryton Sudweeks of Parowan (fall, 2:47)7th place match: William Francom of Kanab over Samuel Ray of Kanab (fall, 1:03)145 pounds1st place match: Jaxon Morlan of Duchesne over Carson Reynolds of Beaver (major decision, 11-3)3rd place match: Noah Button of Kanab over Kale Lewis of North Summit (fall, 5:45)5th place match: Kutlur Matheson of Beaver over Cutler Blonquist of North Summit (fall, 1:00)7th place match: Tyler Thayn of Monticello over Trevor Evans of Parowan (fall, 0:46)152 pounds1st place match: Jackson Prescott of North Summit over Bowden Brown of Beaver (fall, 1:33)3rd place match: Tucker Blackburn of Duchesne over Kenny Thomas of Duchesne (decision, 8-7)5th place match: Breagan Lopshire of Beaver over Logan Draper of Monticello (decision, 7-3)7th place match: Thomas Fuller of Monticello over Mike Avant of Kanab (fall, 1:04)160 pounds1st place match: Bryton Langston of Beaver over Robert Musselman of Monticello (major decision, 9-0)3rd place match: Tyler Church of Kanab over Treyton Carter of Beaver (major decision, 15-6)5th place match: North Summit’s Kayden Dudley advances by virtue of a bye170 pounds1st place match: Cort Raddon of Beaver over Jaxon Verduzco of Duchesne (fall, 3:48)3rd place match: Jace Marshall of Beaver over Matagi Faavale of North Summit (decision, 4-3)182 pounds1st place match: Sheldon LeBaron of Beaver over Skyler Rees of North Summit (fall, 1:55)3rd place match: Oakley Adams of Monticello over Riley Bastian of Beaver (fall, 5:57)5th place match: Boden Mackelprang of Parowan over Max Kartchner of Kanab (fall, 3:58)7th place: Kanab’s Zack Federkeil advances by virtue of a bye195 pounds1st place match: Michael Warino of Kanab over Brett Rees of North Summit (fall, 1:16)3rd place match: Damon Munoz of Beaver over Connor Bradshaw of Beaver (fall, 1:24)220 pounds1st place match: Collin Tuff Adair of Monticello over Dylan Bartlett of Beaver (fall, 2:39)3rd place match: Liam Stephens of North Summit over Saul Ortiz of Beaver (injury, 0:59)5th place match: North Summit’s Wylee Staples advances by virtue of a bye285 pounds1st place match: Kyler Boren of Beaver over Chase Dawson of North Summit (fall, 5:59)2-A Division BSALINA, Utah-Thursday, North Sevier High School hosted the 2-A Division B wrestling divisional.106 pounds1st place match: Camden Moat of Millard over Slade Mickelsen of North Sevier (major decision, 18-6)3rd place match: Ramzi Hughes of Enterprise over Caden Adams of Millard (decision, 6-0)5th place match: Braygen Maxwell of North Sevier over Justin Goodrich of Altamont (decision, 8-4)7th place match: Michael Williams of Enterprise over Ryland Hammond of Gunnison Valley (decision, 7-3)113 pounds1st place match: Gatlen Farnsworth of Altamont over Kyle Mitchell of Millard (decision, 7-2)3rd place match: Parker Bollinger of Enterprise over Jerrit Anderson of Gunnison Valley (decision, 5-1)5th place match: Ayden Crane of North Sevier over Miles Rees of Millard (fall, 4:37)7th place match: Nate Stewart of Gunnison Valley over Cody Christy of Enterprise (fall, 3:39)120 pounds1st place match: Sam Rasmussen of Millard over Clayton Anzalene of Enterprise (fall, 3:23)3rd place match: Ruger Bagley of Enterprise over Talan Shaw of Gunnison Valley (fall, 4:47)5th place match: Josh Vang of Millard over Braxton MacArt of North Sevier (fall, 0:40)126 pounds1st place match: Conner Hem of Millard over Garrett Jensen of Gunnison Valley (decision, 8-3)3rd place match: Agustin Aguilar of Millard over Cole Adams of Enterprise (fall, 1:47)5th place match: Kevin Morrill of Enterprise over Wyatt Erickson of North Sevier (fall, 2:48)132 pounds1st place match: Tezlin Winn of Gunnison Valley over Morgan Wade of Millard (fall, 1:43)3rd place match: Kannin Boswell of North Sevier over Hayden Anzalone of Enterprise (major decision, 12-4)5th place match: Hunter Rodriguez of Millard over Zayde Walker of Altamont (fall, 4:00)7th place match: Cody Sorenson of North Sevier over Austin Rupp of Enterprise (fall, 0:23)138 pounds1st place match: Jeddy Crittenden of Enterprise over Mark Roman of Millard (major decision, 20-12)3rd place match: Lincoln Fullmer of Millard over Antonio Jaime of Gunnison Valley (fall, 2:27)5th place match: Cash Murdock of Altamont over Brayden Webb of Altamont (decision, 6-2)7th place match: Rusten Lyman of Enterprise over Tucker Prescott of Layton Christian Academy (decision, 10-4)145 pounds1st place match: Dylan Rees of Millard over Tristan Farnsworth of Altamont (fall, 2:39)3rd place match: Kelton Bastian of North Sevier over Coy Terry of Enterprise (fall, 5:06)5th place match: Brayden Gardner of Enterprise over Luke DeGraffenried of Millard (fall, 1:35)7th plce match: Layton Christian’s Petar Dakovski advances by virtue of a bye152 pounds1st place match: Braxton Messersmith of Enterprise over Easton Richins of Altamont (decision, 8-3)3rd place match: Trayton Teeples of Millard over Hunter Tullis of Enterprise (fall, 2:24)5th place match: Jake Sorenson of Gunnison Valley over Brooks Christensen of Millard (fall, 1:37)7th place match: Myers Miller of North Sevier over Cael Moore of Altamont (fall, 3:58)160 pounds1st place match: Riggin Boger of Altamont over Bryant Mullins of Altamont (fall, 5:34)3rd place match: Kelby Bosh of North Sevier over Josh Whitaker of Millard (injury, 0:00)5th place match: Samuel Rowley of Enterprise over Greg Liefting of Gunnison Valley (fall, 3:10)7th place match: Nahum Orozco of Gunnison Valley over Samuel Johnson of Enterprise (fall, 4:37)170 pounds1st place match: KC Whitaker of Millard over Emilio Jackson of Millard (technical fall, 1.5, 5:39 [21-4])3rd place match: Kyron Bracken of Enterprise over Weston Mullins of Altamont (fall, 1:26)5th place match: Koler Ludvigson of Gunnison Valley over Wesley Everett of Enterprise (fall, 3:22)7th place match: Andrea Ilari of Layton Christian over Devin Hone of North Sevier (decision, 8-4)182 pounds1st place match: Talon Belnap of Gunnison Valley over John Gates of Millard (fall, 5:48)3rd place match: McCoy Beal of Altamont over Reilly Burr of North Sevier (fall, 1:08)5th place match: Cooper Whatcott of Millard over Rhextin Simkins of Enterprise (fall, 1:00)7th place match: Enterprise’s Francisco Chavez advances by virtue of a bye.195 pounds1st place match: Danny Garcia of Millard over Dean Busher of Enterprise (fall, 0:24)3rd place match: Wade Brunson of Millard over Tanner Holt of North Sevier (fall, 2:28)5th place match: Eduardo Padilla of Enterprise advances by virtue of a bye.220 pounds1st place match: Cash Robb of Altamont over Jed DeGraffenried of Millard (fall, 0:43)3rd place match: Davis Bracken of Enterprise over Will Wescott of Gunnison Valley (fall, 1:00)5th place match: Scoot DeHerrera of Millard over Manu Vaitaki of Layton Christian (fall, 0:36)7th place match: Cael Day of Enterprise over Cipriano Valdez of Gunnison Valley (fall, 0:31)285 pounds1st place match: MacIntyre Thacker of Altamont over McCoy McKinnon of Altamont (fall, 3:22)3rd place match: Zech DeHerrera of Millard over Tye O’Hanley of Enterprise (fall, 4:54)5th place match: Jonathan Roman of Millard over Clayton Duckworth of North Sevier (fall, 1:58)7th place match: North Sevier’s Walker Andreason advances by virtue of a bye. 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Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Makin Island Underway Following Four-Day Port Visit to Sepangar View post tag: News by topic The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) is underway following a four-day port visit to Sepangar, Malaysia, May 18-21.The port visit served not only as a break for the crew after more than four months of conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, but also as part of the U.S. Navy’s ongoing commitment to theater security cooperation and partnership with allied navies to promote peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific Region.More than 2,000 Makin Island Sailors and Marines from the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit experienced the Malaysian culture, took part in a community service project and participated in numerous Morale, Welfare and Recreation tours.“Our port visit to Malaysia was both rewarding and relaxing,” said Capt. Cedric Pringle, Makin Island’s commanding officer. “Our rewards were tied to the numerous engagement opportunities with one of our strongest partners in the Southeast Asia region.”Pringle said tours of Makin Island for more than 100 Malaysian officers and enlisted personnel were reciprocated with Makin Island officers touring the Malaysian submarine Scorpene SS. A golf tournament and a soccer match were also engagement highlights of the visit.“Additionally, relaxation for more than 2,000 Sailors and Marines was available through a wide variety of activities available in Kota Kinabalu which ranged from diving to shopping to mountain climbing,” said Pringle. “Overall, this was one of our most fulfilling port visits to date.”On a broader note, Pringle also acknowledged the value of Makin Island’s visit to U.S. Pacific Command theater-level operations.“Our engagement with the Royal Malaysian Navy increases opportunities for other large U.S. ships to visit Kota Kinnabalu. The city is perfectly located for westbound or eastbound deployers to take advantage of additional training opportunities and well-deserved liberty,” said Pringle. “We are proud to work with the Royal Malaysian Navy, and I hope they enjoyed visiting our ship as much as we enjoyed visiting their country.”During the port visit, 40 Sailors and Marines also took part in a community service project at Bukit Harapan Therapeutic Community children’s home in Kota Kinabalu, May 19. “I went in order to provide manpower and help to those in need, but walked away feeling like I was the one who truly benefited,” said Cmdr. Dwight Horn, Makin Island’s command chaplain who organized the project. “I was so moved to be at this ministry that reaches out to those who otherwise would not have a home and who would be left on the streets.”Horn said there were two types of work done during the project. The first was interaction with the children that consisted of games, drawing, songs. The second part was clearing a drainage ditch of sediment that had built up from erosion.“I was profoundly humbled when I tried to provide compassion to the leaders of this organization, assuming that they would have numerous needs and difficult challenges, only to be told that they were entirely content in their faith,” added Horn. “Most Americans would have complained endlessly at the challenges and conditions but these people were content to love, unbelievable. I will forever be moved.”Horn said that the organization was extremely thankful for the arduous work performed by the group of Sailor and Marine volunteers.“To see the Marines and Sailors loving the children and making their lives better in those moments was electric,” said Horn. “To see the incredible, difficult work that was done, being a part of it first hand, and then to see the completion of that project was extremely gratifying.”Sailors and Marines who participated in the project said they also found it to be rewarding.“The highlight of the event for me was seeing a very young girl’s interaction with a Marine,” said Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Matthew G. Alexander, a Makin Island Sailor who participated in the community service project. “She had taken his cover and his blouse and put it on and continued to dance and sing with the Marine. Seeing the happiness in the young child was a great reward.”Alexander said his role in the project was helping to clear mud, weeds and other debris from a drainage ditch on the property to help prevent flooding during the rainy season.“I am constantly looking for opportunities to help those that are less fortunate because it was not too long ago where I was in a similar position,” said Alexander. “I just feel like I need to give back to the world.”Makin Island is the first U.S. Navy ship to deploy using a hybrid-electric propulsion system. By using this unique propulsion system, the Navy expects, over the course of the ship’s lifecycle, to see fuel savings of more than $250 million, proving the Navy’s commitment to energy awareness and conservation.This initiative is one of many throughout the Navy and Marine Corps that will enable the Department of the Navy to achieve the Secretary of the Navy’s energy goals to improve our energy security and efficiency afloat and ashore, increase our energy independence and help lead the nation toward a clean energy economy.Makin Island is the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group that is currently deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.The 7th Fleet area of operations includes more than 52 million square miles of the Pacific and Indian oceans, stretching from the international date line to the east coast of Africa, and from the Kuril Islands in the north to the Antarctic in the south.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 24, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Following View post tag: Four-Day View post tag: Island View post tag: Navy View post tag: USS View post tag: Makin May 24, 2012 Training & Education View post tag: Sepangar View post tag: port View post tag: Visit View post tag: Naval USS Makin Island Underway Following Four-Day Port Visit to Sepangar View post tag: underway Share this article