BYU Cougar Kickoff Slated For Wednesday

first_img Written by Tags: BYU Athletics/Cosmo the Cougar/Cougar kickoff Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Wednesday, BYU athletics hosts its 14th annual Cougar kickoff for various athletic department squads on campus from 6:00-8:30 pm at Haws Field, west of the indoor practice facility.Student-athletes from the football, men’s basketball, women’s volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, swimming and diving, cross country and cheer squads will sign autographs and run a variety of games/drills with the kids.Festivities include a live DJ, free posters, inflatable obstacle courses and the chance to take photos with Cosmo the Cougar. August 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Cougar Kickoff Slated For Wednesdaylast_img read more


first_imgDonegaldaily.comTHE SKIES above Donegal have been lit up by massive lightning strikes tonight.The blue lightning – accompanied by roaring thunder – could be seen for 35kms away.The whole west of the county was lit by. Forecasters had warned that tonight’s snow could be accompanied by thunder and lightning.ESB Networks has asked customers cut off this evening to contact them as follows:Phone 1850 372 999 to report a service interruption.Please quote your MPRN number if possible (shown on your bill as M10…). This will help us pinpoint your location.MASSIVE LIGHTNING STRIKE AS THUNDER STORM ROLLS IN was last modified: January 13th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegallightningstrikethunderlast_img read more

49ers mailbag: Which veterans are on roster bubble?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Bon voyage, exhibition season. Don’t let the lowering-helmet rule hit you on the way out. Here are 49ers fans’ top questions heading into Thursday’s exhibition finale at home against the Los Angeles Chargers:Which veterans are on the bubble?— David Clare (@dwc1David) August 27, 2018 Not many veterans are left from the ShanaLynch purge to compete with younger bucks. Now, I wouldn’t bet on …last_img read more

Giants’ recent offensive struggles a potential red flag ahead of deadline

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.SAN DIEGO — Bruce Bochy is giving first baseman Brandon Belt the day off Sunday after Belt went 0-for-5 for the third straight game in Saturday’s loss to the Padres.“He needs a break,” Bochy said. “Probably a mental break as much as anything. We all go through tough times, but he’s available to come off the bench.”Belt isn’t the only Giants veteran struggling, but his inability to reach base out of the leadoff spot …last_img read more

Virgin Australia hands regional routes to Alliance

first_imgPhoto: Alliance Australia’s Alliance Airlines says agreements to operate services for Virgin Australia will boost its flying by 45 per cent as it continues to diversify operations after the end of the nation’s resources boom.Brisbane-based Alliance announced Thursday that it had entered a “heads of agreement” with Virgin that will see it take over four Queensland regional routes July 17 as Australia’s no. 2 carrier halves its turboprop fleet.Virgin’s decision to withdraw its own planes from Queensland regional routes is part of a previously announced plan to optimise its fleet and network as it struggles to boost profitability. This includes reducing its ATR fleet of 14 aircraft to six 72-600 aircraft from the middle of this year.It will now codeshare with Alliance on routes between Queensland capital Brisbane and regional Queensland centres of   Bundaberg, Gladstone and Moranbah as well as Port Macquarie in neighbouring New South Wales.Alliance said it would launch the services from July 17 using faster jet aircraft. Any passengers booked with Virgin on these routes would be reaccommodated.It will also operate flights for Virgin Australia on a “wet lease” basis (where the lease includes the crew) for 12 months on routes between Brisbane and the regional destinations of Mt Isa, Cloncurry and Rockhampton.  These, and a continuing Brisbane-Emerald service, will still be operated as Virgin Australia services.“The operation of the regional Queensland and wet-lease flights will acquire an additional three operational aircraft that have already been acquired from Austrian Airlines,’’ Alliance said in a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange. “In aggregate, the additional services announced above will increase the company’s fleet by 11 per cent and total flying activity by up to 45 per cent.’’In addition to regular public transport flights, Alliance operates resource company and other charter flights using a fleet of Fokker 50 turboprops and F70 LR and F100 jets.It reported a 77.5  per cent increase in net profit, to $A8.7m,  for the six months to December 31, 2016, as it broadened its revenue base to include areas such as tourism and parts sales as well as aircraft sales and leasing.It has applied for approval to join forces with Virgin Australia Regional Airlines on tenders for corporate fly-in, fly-out contracts but this was rejected in a draft determination by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in December.The ACCC has yet to make a final decision.last_img read more

10 months agoShaw: I hope Man Utd fans enjoyed Cardiff win as much as players

first_imgShaw: I hope Man Utd fans enjoyed Cardiff win as much as playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United fullback Luke Shaw admits the players are buzzing after their 5-1 win at Cardiff City.Shaw was buoyant after his team rewarded the travelling fans.“The goals we scored were magnificent,” he reflected to reporters.“Marcus Rashford’s free-kick, the first goal, sort of helped to settle the nerves and then we carried on from there. When Cardiff scored, we didn’t change anything, we kept going, and that third goal was amazing. It was an amazing team goal.”The fans are always really good, no matter where we go or what the result is. They’ve always been with us throughout the whole 90 minutes and hopefully they enjoyed the game as much as we did.”The most important thing is we got the three points and obviously we look forward now to the next game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

11 days agoLindelof on Barcelona interest: I’m loyal to Man Utd

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lindelof on Barcelona interest: I’m loyal to Man Utdby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Victor Lindelof says they’re capable of winning trophies.Lindelof was linked with a move to Barcelona during the summer though stayed at United and put pen to paper on a new contract last month.”There was a lot of writing about it,” Lindelof told Expressen.“But for me I have a contract with United and I am the loyal type.“For me it was never a question either, I wanted to stay in United and believe very much in what we have going on and that is also why I signed a new contract.“I love to represent United and to wear that shirt every day. My goal when I came here was to win titles and do well for all supporters.“But I haven’t won a title yet, so it’s my big goal to take home big titles with United.“If we get to the level we can do and everyone can do their best, we can win trophies.” last_img read more

Video: UNC’s Marcus Paige Delivers Incredible Speech After Senior Night Victory

first_imgMarcus Paige delivers a speech at midcourt.Marcus Paige SpeechNo. 8 UNC held off Syracuse 75-70 on Senior Night at the Dean Dome in Chapel Hill Monday. After the win, several Tar Heel seniors addressed the crowd but it was guard Marcus Paige who brought down the house with a tremendously heartfelt speech.An emotional Paige thanked his family, the fans, his teammates and coaches in what was a heck of a send-off. Paige also told fans that he and his teammates have more to accomplish this season. Talk about fighting back tears, man. Proud of this kid. @marcuspaige5— Taylor Sharp (@tsharp94) March 1, 2016Paige choking up addressing RoyW: “You always believed in me … I can’t thank you enough for that.”— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) March 1, 2016Marcus to Brice: “I love you, man. You’re like the brother I’ve never had, and I’m going to cherish that the rest of my life.”— Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) March 1, 2016Paige wraps up a lengthy and emotional senior day speech. “We’re not done, we’ve get something left to do.”— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) March 1, 2016A full video of the speech can be found here. It is definitely worth the watch, and if you don’t get chills or maybe even tear up a bit, check your pulse.last_img read more

Meal replacement company Soylent has imports blocked in Canada

first_imgSoylent, the meal replacement drink that’s been called both “the future of food” in breathless headlines and “the end of food” by the New Yorker, can no longer be sold in Canada due to a failure to meet federal food regulations.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it advised Soylent earlier this month that the company’s drinks do not meet the compositional requirements for meal replacement products, and that imports would have to be halted unless regulations were met.But the agency is not recalling Soylent products as there’s no health risk to consumers.In a statement posted on Soylent’s website, CEO Rob Rhinehart says the company intends to comply with CFIA regulations, even though the company feels “strongly that these requirements do not reflect the current understanding of human nutritional needs.”He goes on to say that he doesn’t know how long it will take for Soylent to adapt to CFIA’s requirements, and that the company can’t yet estimate when their products will be available to Canadians. The company did not provide a spokesperson to comment, but said in a statement that they are “working hard to resolve the categorization issue.”Soylent, which offers meal replacement drinks both in bottles and in powder form, started when Rhinehart was working in Silicon Valley in 2013.The product is built around the idea that home cooking is unnecessarily time-consuming for busy people in a work-obsessed culture, and is often more expensive and less healthy than it could be.“It turns a full meal into a one-step process. It makes things a lot less complicated. And when you’re busy, it takes eating off your plate,” reads Soylent’s website.The product — which is designed to deliver a healthy ratio of carbohydrates, fat, and protein — is sold less as a drink and more as a lifestyle. The company’s branding and packaging similarly embrace efficiency over esthetics with stark labelling.Soylent offers users a subscription service and bottles purchased on its website aren’t offered in units smaller than 12 (each bottle is $3.75 for a 400-calorie portion). Soylent is not available in Canadian stores.The company recommends that consumers “ease into” incorporating Soylent into their diet and start with a single drink per week.“This will allow your body to adjust to this new food source. Once you are acclimated to Soylent, you can customize your intake to your liking,” the company’s website reads.Soylent launched with a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2013, raising over US$700,000, and the brand grew quickly. The company has been selling in Canada since 2015.This isn’t Soylent’s first run-in with food inspection agencies. Last October, parent company Rosa Foods recalled Soylent’s utilitarian-sounding “food bars” along with an earlier version of their food powder after customers complained about suffering gastrointestinal illness.“Fitting with our desire to err on the side of caution, we are reformulating Bar and Powder 1.6 to remove the likely ingredients. Turnaround should be fairly quick,” Soylent posted on its website at the time. The food bar has not yet returned to Soylent’s roster of products.Soylent’s website specifies that the company wasn’t named after the food-replacement wafers that famously turned out to be made of human flesh in the 1973 movie “Soylent Green,” but for its tamer counterpoint in the book that inspired the movie. In the 1966 science fiction novel “Make Room! Make Room!”, soylent is a harmless combination of soy and lentils.Steve Euser, a Toronto-based landscape architect, says he’s been a regular Soylent drinker since the product was made available in Canada. After his father suffered a spinal injury in the spring of 2015, the bulk of the workload at the design firm they run together fell to him.“I was working very, very long hours and eating healthy — actually, just eating — was a problem,” Euser says, adding that relying on Soylent for breakfast and lunch saved time and kept him from eating junk food.Once his father returned to health and his work life calmed, he cut down his intake: these days, he says he only replaces one meal a day with Soylent.“It’s frustrating,” Euser says of the CFIA decision to halt Soylent sales. “I can’t buy a product that I want to buy, that is available elsewhere, that is perfectly safe.”last_img read more

Tesla chief accounting officer resigns after a month

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Tesla’s chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, is resigning after a month on the job because of the public attention and fast pace the post entails.In premarket trading, Tesla shares slid 7 per cent to $261.In a regulatory filing Friday, the electric vehicle maker reported that Morton has no disagreements with Tesla’s leadership or its financial reporting.Morton said in the filing he still believes in Tesla’s mission and prospects.The Palo Alto, California-based company said its chief financial officer and its corporate controller will oversee accounting functions.last_img read more