923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

first_imgThe 923rd AMXS maintains, services and inspects HH-60G Pave Hawk and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft. It also plans, schedules and directs both scheduled and unscheduled preventive maintenance for keeping its aircraft at mission-ready status. The squadron performs all launch and recovery operations. It rapidly generates, mobilizes, deploys and employs forces to provide combat and peacetime search and rescue operations.last_img

Sophie Scott and the Science of Laughter

first_imgThe Wall Street Journal:The first time that the neuroscientist Sophie Scott performed standup comedy, in 2010, she did it out of professional jealousy. One of her colleagues at University College London had done his own amateur routine at a new comedy club and was bragging about how good he’d been. As one of the world’s leading researchers on laughter, Dr. Scott, 48, decided that she had to try it herself.At the pub where she made her debut, she locked herself in the restroom and wondered, “What am I doing? Why would I put myself through this needless level of stress?” Once she got on stage, though, she was hooked. “For a standup comedian, I make a pretty good scientist.”Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journal More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Legal eagles land in Midtown

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Law awarding Island Scholar should be amended

first_img Tweet 1078 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary Law awarding Island Scholar should be amended by: – October 31, 2013 Coordinator of the GCE A Levels programme Henry VolneyThe Coordinator of the GCE A Level programme, Henry Volney has advised that the laws governing the selection of the Island Scholarship should be amended.Speaking at the ceremony where the 2013 island scholar was announced on October 30 he said, “The island scholarship is still based on the GCE A level this perhaps is an error, an error that needs to be redressed.”Presently he said this is still part of the laws of the Commonwealth of Dominica and so those who want to contend for the current island scholarship will have to follow the A level program.The natural sciences are covered in the A level program; Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and the compulsory general paper which is demanded by Cambridge.“I personally believe that the top achiever at the state college should get the island scholarship. It means right now that the majority of the students doing the A Levels are in the natural sciences so that eliminates the possibility of good students in the social sciences and the arts becoming candidates for the island scholarship.”Minister for Education Petter Saint JeanThis change needs to be done in the Parliament of Dominica since it is part of the laws of the land.“I can never tell the minister anything; I can advise the minister that it is in the best interest of all if the law be changed,” he added.Education Minister Petter Saint Jean said the island scholarship is based on the laws of Dominica and therefore the law should be upheld.“The government of Dominica believes that every Dominican student should maximize all available opportunities to enhance his or her academic goals.”Therefore he added that it is in keeping with this vision they seek to uphold the laws which deal with the award of an island scholarship to the student who has topped the GCE A Level exams based on the Order of Merit list of the University of Cambridge.“It must be noted that in order to rank the students, the criteria as legislated by the island must be met and we are guided by some rules.”According to the law all private and school candidates are included, candidates must be over the age of 16 and under the age of 20 on the last day of the month in which the examinations for the award of the scholarship is held.The award is open to male and female candidates who must take the general paper subject to which a rating of one is applied, and candidates must take 3 GCE A level subjects to which a rating of 2 is applied.The minister added, “I would not venture to speak like Mr Volney…but I’ll say this, as far as the Island Scholar is concerned we would have to go to Parliament to amend the legislation.”He said there have been discussions about this and it is being looked at.“Maybe this is the moment where we should put it on the agenda so the public can get involved in the discussion and I should inform that even at Cabinet level there have been discussions in that regard.”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Ex-Steeler Santonio Holmes hosts bowling event for kids with Sickle Cell disease

first_imgSANTONIO HOLMES, top left, and current Steeler Roosevelt Nix, right, with some of the youth at Holmes’ celebrity bowling event, Oct. 10. (Photo by Tationna Smalley)No one’s really sure who won the Santonio Holmes celebrity bowling event at AMF Noble Manor Lanes in the West End, Oct. 10.That’s because the real winners were the kids.Holmes, forever minted in Steeler lore after making the Super Bowl-winning touchdown catch against the Arizona Cardinals, has a son with Sickle Cell disease.Through his Third and Long foundation, the Super Bowl XLIII MVP has hosted a number of programs and events to build awareness about the disease, and to increase financial support for research. The Strikes Against Sickle Cell Bowlathon gave youth with the disease a chance to bowl with the stars.“We advocate for our kids,” said Michael Matthews, executive director of the local Children’s Sickle Cell Foundation. “If you go to a particular school, the staff may not know what Sickle Cell is. They might think it’s contagious, they may think it’s only a Black disease, which it is not. We go in the schools and help educate the staff so they can be better advocates as administrators and teachers.”Matthews, whose foundation brought the youth to the bowling event, said the organization works with about 220 children in Allegheny County with Sickle Cell. “If you’re a parent of a child with Sickle Cell, we not only provide programming for that child, we encourage it throughout the entire family,” he told the New Pittsburgh Courier in an exclusive interview. “So, this event, you see some kids with Sickle Cell, but you also see some of their siblings.”last_img read more

US bobsledder Ryan Bailey hit with 2-year doping ban

first_imgThe Court of Arbitration for Sport publicly announced the ruling Friday, agreeing with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s stance that a six-month ban Bailey served earlier this year was not enough.Bailey was part of the U.S. team that won a silver medal in the 4×100-meter relay at the London Games in 2012. That medal was stripped years later following the doping conviction of relay teammate Tyson Gay. Bailey, still angry about forfeiting that silver, turned to bobsledding last year with hopes of getting back to the Olympics.“I feel terrible for the guy,” said U.S. bobsled driver Nick Cunningham, who was racing with Bailey this season and won a World Cup silver medal with him last month in Lake Placid, New York. “He pretty much has to go through it twice. He was cleared and was extremely close to the Olympic Games and now has to go through it all over again. All that hard work for nothing.”Bailey took a supplement in January that included dimethylbutylamine, a banned stimulant that has been shown to raise blood pressure. The American Arbitration Association said Bailey had a “light degree of fault” when it ruled this year his suspension should be for six months, after accepting his explanation that the positive test was triggered by his usage of a high risk dietary supplement.Bailey served that suspension, which ended on July 9.The stimulant that Bailey took was not on the label of the supplement, though another banned product was listed as an ingredient. USADA took the case to CAS, a hearing was held in Los Angeles earlier this week, and Bailey’s Olympic hopes ended not long afterward.“I was disappointed to find out that his suspension got extended,” USA Bobsled and Skeleton CEO Darrin Steele said. “He’s a good kid, but he made a mistake. And when you make mistakes, you have to pay a price. We think, given the circumstances, that the price is excessive in this case. He’s got the potential to be one of the best push athletes we’ve ever seen in the sport and I hope we see him back.”There are examples of U.S. athletes getting six-month suspensions from USADA after positive tests for dimethylbutylamine. Some suspensions have also been of the two-year variety, like the one Bailey must now serve – with credit for the six months already served. In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 photo, United States’ Ryan Bailey smiles on the podium after finishing second in the two-man World Cup bobsled race in Lake Placid, N.Y. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan) Bailey actually found out about the ruling by the top court in international sports during a race Thursday in Park City, Utah. He was in a four-man North American Cup competition, as part of the sled driven by Cunningham, and the team was told after the first of two heats that Bailey was ineligible to continue. Bailey was replaced in Cunningham’s sled by Carlo Valdes for the second run, and the team slipped from first place to second place in the final standings.Doping news has been a constant in the sliding world this season already, headlined by the International Olympic Committee ordering Russia to forfeit three golds and a bronze medal won at the 2014 Sochi Games in bobsled and skeleton.“With everything going on around the world regarding doping, I think USADA is making an example out of him,” Cunningham said.Bailey’s story endeared him to his U.S. bobsled teammates quickly after he tried the sport for the first time last year.As a teenager, Bailey had been a gang member and spent some time living in a car with his mother. He struggled in school, survived three stabbings and endured a severe beating as his price to escape the gang. He didn’t even compete in track and field until his sophomore year of high school.The medal he won in London was stripped in 2015, and he tried bobsledding a year later – saying he was immediately hooked on the adrenalin that comes with going 80 mph.“We feel bad for him because he feels so bad for us,” Cunningham said. “We had built great team chemistry over the past few months and were one of the best pushing teams in the world.”center_img  U.S. bobsledder Ryan Bailey was banned for two years for what he contends was an inadvertent doping violation, ending the former track and field medalist’s bid to compete in the Pyeongchang Olympics.last_img read more

Alan Murphy finalises Under-17 squad

first_imgGalway United under-17 manager Alan Murphy has put the finishing touches on his 20 man squad with 12 more additions.United will begin their first season of under-17 football on March 19th with a home game against Kerry.Speaking to www.galwayunitedfc.ie after concluding his squad, a delighted Alan Murphy commented: “I’m really looking forward to working at League of Ireland level with these 20 elite players.“Mark Greaney has experience at under-17 level with Salthill Devon last year and he will be a big leader this year in the squad.“Joseph Thompson is another player with experience from last year with Salthill Devon, he’s comfortable playing in several positions.“Wilson Waweru has arrived from Mervue United, where he was rated highly for his attacking ability and eye for goal. Wilson is another versatile player.“Cillian Doyle follows in the footsteps of his League of Ireland legend uncle Colin Hawkins. Cillian is a ball playing centre half, who reads the game well and he makes the move to United from Salthill Devon.“Harry O’Gorman is a past Kennedy Cup captain and a real leader on the pitch. He’s a tough tackling centre midfielder who is tactically very astute and more than ready to make the step up in level.“Nathan Healey is an exciting, energetic, and attack minded player, who is extremely comfortable on the ball. This will be a big season for Nathan and he has experience at under-17 level.“Sam O’Gorman, despite only being 15, has displayed a mature head and consistent safe hands since featuring in the 2015 Kennedy Cup. Those displays demanded that he be given the chance to display his talent at an elite level.“Dean Murphy – It was no surprise that Dean was chosen for International honours following the 2015 Kennedy Cup. He’s a player I’ve been extremely anxious to work with again to ensure his unique talent is nurtured. Dean is a player you would pay to watch and he will be a Galway United first team player sooner rather than later.“Harry Rogers is another player that comes from a good pedigree. His dad Derek was part of the FAI Cup winning side of 1991. Harry is a strong player, who knows where the goal is.“Francely Lomboto arrives from Galway Hibernians. Francely is an excellent athlete that has the ability to make a big mark on the league this year. He can slot in comfortably in several positions.“Alex Ariguzo, is another player with considerable experience at under-17 level. Alex is comfortable on the ball and very agile for such a big player, standing at 6’4. Alex will be one that the younger players can look to for leadership in the team.“Joe Gubbins is testament to the great underage work being done by MacDara. He is a player with a good eye for goal and he possesses a great work ethic. Joe will comfortably make the step up and will score goals at this level,” Murphy concluded. 2017 GALWAY UNITED UNDER-17 SQUAD (20)– Sam O’Gorman (GK)– Mark Greaney (GK)– Ronan Asgari– Liam Horkan– Cathal Coyne– Fraser Allen– Joshua Keane Quinlivan– Caoilfhionn O’Dea– Calym Crowe– Adam Rooney– Joseph Thompson– Wilson Waweru– Cillian Doyle– Harry O’Gorman– Nathan Healey– Dean Murphy– Harry Rogers– Francely Lomboto– Alex Ariguzo– Joe Gubbinsprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway Bay FM’s All-Ireland Senior And Minor Hurling Semi-Final Preview

first_imgSean Walsh and Niall Canavan were joined by Conor Hayes, Louis Mulqueen, Ann Marie Hayes and Liam Hodgins as they looked ahead to a big day for Galway Hurling.Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/ALL%20IRELAND%20HURLING%20SEMI%20FINAL%20PREVIEW.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Our Special Preview Team at the Plaza as they looked ahead to All-Ireland Semi-Final Saturday.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email This Saturday, Galway’s Senior and Minor Hurlers face Clare and Dublin in the All-Ireland Semi-Final in Croke Park.center_img This is another opportunity to  hear Galway Bay FM’s special preview of both games broadcast from the Galway Plaza in Loughrea in association with Supermacs.last_img read more

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final Replay Match Tracker

first_imgJames Skehill has the ball….The referee Blows the Full Time Whistle…GALWAY WIN IT! Galway are through to the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final beating Clare by a single point….Galway 1-17 (20) Clare 2-13 (19) The teams on the programme but will they be the starting fifteens? 30 seconds extra……Clare get the ball….Tony Kelly…Ball goes wide….Time is up….Referee plays on….Galway leading by a point….One minute of injury time left….Clare have a free….Peter Duggan gets the point…..Galway lead by a point….Galway 1-17 Clare 2-13Niall Burke has the ball…POINT Galway….Galway 1-17 Clare 2-12…Galway by two pointsJohn Conlon responds for Clare…..Galway 1-16 Clare 2-12..Galway leads by one point.Two minutes left and Galway have a Lineball….Joe Canning…..INCREDIBLE POINT!Shane O’Donnell has the ball….He had a goal chance….It’s a g….NO. Brilliant save by Skehill and hits the post!Clare 18 Galway 12 – Wide Count with three minutes left…Clare point closes the gap to a single point but Galway coming out the wrong side of some of the calls….Ten Minutes left and Galway lead by two after a Joe Canning free….Galway 1-15 (18) Clare 2-10 (16)Galway 1-14 Clare 2-10 with fourteen minutes leftFifteen minutes left….Now Ian Galvin for Clare and it’s back to a one point game….Sean Loftus comes in for GalwayBrilliant goal from Duggan but free for Galway…Joe Canning will take it…point Galway…Galway 1-14 (17) Clare 2-9 (15)Peter Duggan has the ball….He has a chance….GOAL CLARE….Galway 1-13 (16) Clare 2-9 (15)Joe Canning with the free….Point Galway…Galway 1-13 Clare 1-9Galway free and yellow for Jack Browne….Galway needs a point and Niall Burke scores and Galway leads by three…Galway 1-12 Clare 1-9Clare free and Peter Duggan gets it…..Galway 1-11 Clare 1-9Shane O’Donnell is through…GOAL CLARE…Galway leads 1-11 Clare 1-7Joseph Cooney with a brilliant catch under pressure…Joe Canning now…Galway 1-11 Clare 0-7Conor Whelan with a great point…Galway 1-10 Clare 0-7Clare point but the referee misses a few things…Joe Canning and David McInerney being spoken to by the referee…Two Yellows..Second Half is underway and win a free…Referee could be busy…Half Time…Galway 1-9 Clare 0-6Not this time…Podge Collins gets a point for Clare and it is the last score of the First HalfPodge Collins with another effort but again wide…Clare have had a couple of chances but they have gone wideThree minutes injury time to be played at the end of the first halfWide count….Clare 9 Galway 5Chance for Galway…Conor Cooney…Great save by the Clare keeper..Free Clare…Peter Duggan scores his third of the day….Galway 1-9 Clare 0-5Free Clare…Peter Duggan….Drops short but James Skehill collects and clearsYellow Card Conor CooneyClare respond…Shane O’Donnell with the point….Galway 1-9 Clare 0-4James Skehill to Joseph Cooney….Johnny Glynn………..GALWAY GOAL…..Galway 1-9 Clare 0-3Tony Kelly scores Clare’s first point but….Eighteen minutes gone…Cathal Mannion with the point…Galway 0-9 Clare 0-2Now David Burke with a point…His second….Galway 0-8 Clare 0-2Short puck to Touhy long to Cooney…Point Galway….Galway 0-7 Clare 0-2Fifteen Minutes Gone…..This one is Níl also…Galway 0-6 Clare 0-2Galway had four Hawkeyes last week…..All were wide…..Free Galway….Joe Canning from his own 65’….HAWKEYEConor Whelan intercepts the short puck out and puts it over the bar…Galway 0-6 Clare 0-2Free for Clare…Peter Duggan makes no mistake….Galway 0-5 Clare 0-2Conor Whelan with a good point for Galway……Galway 0-5 Clare 0-1Clare open their scoring after nine and a half minutes….Peter Duggan with the free…Galway 0-4 Clare 0-1From the puck out….Joe Canning collects and puts it over! Galway 0-4 Clare 0-0.David Burke takes possession and puts it over the bar…Galway 0-3 Clare 0-0Point Galway….Galway 0-2 Clare 0-0..four and a half minutes gone in the first half.Free Galway with Conor Cooney fouled…..Canning will take…Line ball for Galway and Joe Canning takes it…To Jonathan Glynn back to Canning and over the bar! Galway 0-1 Clare 0-0The Ball is in and the game is on!Almost time for throw in at Semple StadiumThere are reports of serious traffic delays but the game throws in at 2 as scheduled…David Fitzgerald in for ClareReports are that Niall Burke is in for Gearoid Mc at Centre Half BackSemple Stadium, The venue of today’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final replay. That’s it for today! Galway in the All-Ireland Senior And Minor Hurling Finals on the 19th of August! The Match Programme for today’s replay….Good afternoon everybody and Welcome to Galway Bay FM Sport’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final Match Tracker!print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino warns Tottenham to not allow Chelsea back into top four race

first_img4 Chelsea turned things around with a big win against SouthamptonCredit: PA:Press AssociationAnd Pochettino hinted he could rest the striker for tomorrow’s league clash at Brighton.Poch said: “We need to assess him after his injury. He has played a lot since then. But this defeat was not down to him, it was because of our first 20 minutes.”Kane has been slated this week after being given Spurs’ winner at Stoke.4 Dele Alli is backing Kane to regain his goalscoring touchCredit: PA:Press AssociationTottenham 1-3 Manchester City: Sterling, Jesus and Gundogan score to leave Pep Guardiola on brink of title gloryMost Read In SportWHAT THE REFMMA fighter gets DQ’d in Abu Dhabi and tries to fight Brit ref Marc GoddardLIL ISSUEBoris Becker’s estranged wife begs his new girlfriend to ‘step away from my son’RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraCHOPPER BOTHERJohn Terry ignores hol advice & travels to ‘off-limits’ Portugal by chopperTeam-mate Dele Alli said: “He wants goals — every striker wants goals.“So he has just got to ignore it and focus on himself.“If it was me and I touched it I would claim it as well!” MAURICIO POCHETTINO has told Tottenham to beware of Chelsea pipping them to a top-four slot.Spurs sit seven points clear of their London rivals with five matches left to play.4 Mauricio Pochettino has warned Spurs to watch out for Chelsea in the top four raceCredit: Getty ImagesBut boss Poch has warned his men they cannot take a third successive Champions League qualification for granted after Saturday’s defeat to Manchester City.He said: “In football nothing is guaranteed. You can never say anything is done until it is finished.“We still have to fight for fourth place.”Pochettino was shocked at how easily his team were ripped apart by rampant City early on.SUN BETS: BET £10 GET A FREE £30 BET4 Spurs slipped up at Wembley as they lost to Manchester CityCredit: REUTERSThe shell-shocked Spurs chief said: “I don’t know what happened. It’s a problem we must find the answer to because they were much better than us in the first 20 minutes.“We conceded two goals and then provided them with easier chances.’A DREAM’ Spurs suffer blow on Malcom race after forward reveals plans to play for PSG“When you are so open against a team of a level like City they can create chances and punish you.”Harry Kane looked well off the pace, touching the ball just six times in the second half.last_img read more