Tags: Austin Peay/Bethesda/Bethune-Cookman/Cam Mack/Dre Marin/Fred Hoiberg/Iowa State/Nebraska/SUU Men’s Basketball/UC Riverside Highlanders FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLINCOLN, Neb.-Southern Utah men’s basketball (1-0) visits Big Ten Conference foe Nebraska (0-1) at Pinnacle Bank Arena of Lincoln, Neb., Saturday for a 1:00 pm MST tip-off.The Thunderbirds are coming off a 110-64 win over Bethesda of Anaheim, Calif. Tuesday. The Thunderbirds’ scoring offense currently ranks sixth nationally, tied with Bethune-Cookman, Iowa State and Austin Peay.SUU posted 25 assists on 40 baskets while shooting 54.8 percent from the field. This currently ranks them 39th in the country in field goal percentage.Junior guard Dre Marin posted 20 points on 7-11 from the field for the Thunderbirds to lead the way.The Cornhuskers, under new head coach Fred Hoiberg, a former Iowa State star and NBA journeyman, fell 66-47 to the UC Riverside Highlanders of the Big West Conference at Pinnacle Bank Arena.In this game, Nebraska shot 29.1 percent from the field and was led by sophomore guard Cam Mack (11 points/9 rebounds).The Cornhuskers are 4-0 all-time against the Thunderbirds. The last game came in 2009 at Lincoln with Nebraska routing SUU 94-61. Brad James Written by November 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Visits Nebraska Saturday
January 6, 2020 /Sports News – Local Juab boasts state leading 7 all stars for state wrestling all-star dual 6A106: Dallan Hunsaker (American Fork)113: Quade Smith (Layton)120: Marco Herra (Bingham)126: Jacob Finlinson (Westlake)132: Mason Denton (Fremont)138: Tyson humphreys (Layton)145: Oakley Ridge (Pleasant Grove)152: Josh Rassi (Syracuse)160: Canyon Brann (Layton)170: Jake Richardson (Pleasant Grove)182: Mason Christiansen (Bingham)195: Kolten Kammeyer (Fremont)220: Anthony Stockwell (Westlake)285: Weston Warr (Fremont) 4A106: Trenton Ward (Bear River)113: Raiden Harrison (Uintah)120: Cole Huber (Uintah)126: Brady Merkley (Uintah)132: Dillon Dick (Uintah)138: Gabe Sanders (Mt. Crest)145: Ryker Boyce (Desert Hills)152: Josh Armstrong (Hurricane)160: Clayton Warr (Hurricane)170: Maverick Skinner (Bear River)182: Brayden Guthrie (Mt. Crest)195: Hunter Schroeder (Mt. Crest)220: Hunter Larsen (Skyview)285: Jeshua Koch (Bear River) 3A106: Dayson Torgerson (Richfield )113: Will Korth (Morgan)120: Waylen Pentz (Morgan)126: Jarett Jorgensen (Morgan)132: Connor Ingram (Juab)138: Channing Warner (Juab)145: Chase Ingram (Juab)152: Cade Bowring (Juab)160: Will Harmon (Juab)170: Tate Willoughby (Delta)182: Rylan Watts (Juab)195: Jake Jackson (Delta)220: Blake Mangelson (Juab)285: Kemmer Jones (South Sevier) FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWrestleUtah.com released the lineups for the Dollamur Utah All-Star Dual Monday and the Juab Wasps have the most selections in the state with seven, half of the 3A team slots.Juab is represented on the 3A team by Conner Ingram at 132, Channing Warner at 138, Chase Ingram at 145, Cade Bowring at 152, Will Harmon at 160, Rylan Watts at 182, and Blake Mangelson at 220 pounds.The 3A lineup includes four more wrestlers from central Utah with Delta’s Tate Willoughby at 170 and Jake Jackson at 195. Richfield’s Dayson Torgerson is at 106 pounds and South Sevier’s Kemmer Jones is at 285.For the 1A/2A squad there are four from central Utah participating in the All-Star dual: Tezlin Winn of Gunnison Valley at 126 pounds, Brian Evans of Beaver at 132, Danny Garcia of Millard at 182, and Daniel Ayala of Wayne at 285.Two more wrestlers from central Utah are on the Wildcard which can be made up of wrestlers from all six classifications. Beaver has Cort Raddon at 160 pounds and John Whitaker represents Millard at 170.The All-Star Dual will take place Tuesday, January 14 at Utah Valley University’s UCCU Center with the introductions at 6:30 and the wrestling to follow. Specific matches for the night will be announced at a later date.The full lineups for each classification and the wildcard team can be seen below:1A/2A106: Tristan Smith (North Summit)113: Browdy Larsen (Duchesne)120: Ethan Clayburn (Duchesne)126: Tezlin Winn (Gunnison)132: Brian Evans (Beaver)138: Ryker Pentz (North Summit)145: Carson Sheets (Altamont)152: Dean Thompson (Altamont)160: Tanner Tsingine (Whitehorse)170: Tyler Scheurn (N. Summit)182: Danny Garcia (Millard)195:Ryker Blackburn (Duchesne)220: Maclntyre Thacker (Altamont)285: Daniel Ayala (Wayne) 5A106: Colin Sierer (Highland)113: Bridger Ricks (Box Elder)120: Cole Jensen (Payson)126: Wyatt Hone (Payson)132: River Wardle (Wasatch)138: Sammy Heywood (Wasatch)145: Stockton O’brien (Wasatch)152: Marcus Espinoza-Owens (Viewmont)160: Jeremy Evans (Viewmont)170: Tucker Nacarrato (Payson)182: Lucas Cochran (Box Elder)195: Elijah Kratzer (Timpanogos)220: Cael Richardson (Timpview)285: Kellen Collier (Box Elder) Tags: All-Star Dual/Beaver Beavers/Delta Rabbits/Gunnison Valley Bulldogs/Juab Wasps/Millard Eagles/Richfield Wildcats/South Sevier Rams/Wayne Badgers/Wrestling Wildcard Team106: Kyison Garcia (Mt. Ridge)113: Brock Morris (Maple Mountain)120: Joseph Mecham (Grantsville)126: Deklan Kelly (Wasatch)132: Drew Lang (West)138: Hadley Cown (Skyridge)145: August Harrison (Uintah)152: Austin Gillette (Farmington)160: Cort Raddon (Beaver)170: John Witaker (Millard)182: Christian Smoot (Woods Cross)195: Kaden Shin (Stansbury)220: Sau Tafisi (East)285: James Tomasi (Provo) Written by Robert Lovell
Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Ponce Assumes Duty in Bahrain View post tag: Ponce July 6, 2012 View post tag: Bahrain Share this article View post tag: USS USS Ponce Assumes Duty in Bahrain View post tag: Duty View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic The U.S. Navy’s first afloat forward staging base-interim, USS Ponce (AFSB-I), arrived in Bahrain for duty in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), July 6.Prior to arriving in theater, Ponce, formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD), was converted and reclassified as an AFSB(I) in April to fulfill a long-standing U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) request for an AFSB to be located in its AOR .“Ponce’s role as an AFSB provides us with an enhanced capability to conduct maritime security operations, and gives us greater flexibility to support a wide range of contingencies with our regional partners,” said Vice Adm. John Miller, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT).Ponce’s primary mission is to support mine countermeasures (MCM) operations and other missions, such as the ability to provide repair service to other deployed units, including electrical, diesel engine, piping, and machinery repairs. Additionally, Ponce also has the capability to embark and launch small riverine craft.Commanded by a U.S. Navy captain, Ponce will remain a U.S. Navy ship. The newly classed AFSB will be manned by a “hybrid” crew consisting of approximately 150 Military Sealift Command (MSC) civilian mariners and 55 U.S. Navy Sailors. Sailors will be primarily responsible for the ship operations. MSC personnel will man the engineering, deck and damage control departments.“The versatility of Ponce, combined with the teamwork of its ‘hybrid’ crew, brings a unique capability to the region,” said Capt. Jon Rodgers, commanding officer of Ponce. “As the first dedicated afloat forward staging base, we look forward to working closely with our coalition and regional partners to promote security and stability.”Ponce departed its homeport of Norfolk, Va., June 1. Previously scheduled to decommission, Ponce delayed its scheduled decommissioning to serve as an interim AFSB until a permanent solution can be identified.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 6, 2012; Image: U.S. Navy View post tag: Assumes
Job DescriptionThe Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at VirginiaMaryland College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for 2faculty positions in Small Animal Surgery. One General Surgeon/SoftTissue Surgeon and one General Surgeon. These positions are eitherClinical or Tenure Track appointment with the academic rank ofAssistant or Associate Professor level. Our departmental facultyinclude specialists in surgery, internal medicine, emergencymedicine/critical care, cardiology, neurology, dermatology,ophthalmology, oncology, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, andprimary care.The duties of the successful applicants include participation inthe teaching, service and scholarly missions of the college. Thesuccessful candidates will be responsible for primary patient care,supervision of clinical care delivered by students, interns, andresidents assigned to the surgical service as well as consultationto clients and referring veterinarians. The applicants will also beresponsible for resident supervision during after-hour surgicalemergencies, which is equally divided between the surgery servicemembers. The applicants must be committed to excellent patientmanagement, client service, and clinical teaching. The successfulapplicants are also expected to participate in didactic teaching ofveterinary students including instruction within a dynamic andinteractive new curriculum along with clerkship training in smallanimal surgery. Participation in general small animal surgeryservice activities, such as meetings, resident seminars, journalclub and rounds is expected. The remaining effort allocation of theapplicant is focused on research and scholarly activity and thedistribution depends on whether it is clinical or tenuretrack.An interest for teaching and collaborative research is stronglyencouraged. An ability and interest in fostering diversity in thecurriculum and department is also very desirable. The candidatewill also be expected to occasionally travel to attend professionalconferences and meetings.Required Qualifications• DVM or equivalent foreign degree by appointment start date.• Successful completion of an approved residency training programby the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or theEuropean College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) by appointment startdate.• Excellent Communication skills and interpersonalinteractions• Must be eligible for a Virginia faculty veterinary license byappointment start date.• Occasional travel to attend professional conferences andmeetings• Demonstrated commitment to Diversity and Inclusion**The successful candidate will be required to have a criminalbackground checkPreferred Qualifications• American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) or the EuropeanCollege of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) Diplomate status• Advanced clinical experience• Experience in teaching• Track record of scholarly activityAppointment TypeRegularSalary InformationCommensurate with experienceReview DateDec 1, 2020Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Keely Arbenz-Smith at [email protected] regular business hours at least 10 business days prior tothe event.Advertised: September 30, 2020Applications close:
Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe positions are filled. Active participation in professional activities andorganizations. Cover letterCurriculum VitaeStatement of Research InterestsStatement of Teaching PhilosophyList of at least 3 professional references (names and contactinformation) Demonstrated involvement in department level or institutionlevel policy creation, management, or curriculum development.Direct experience as a department chair or associate chair of adepartment.Direct experience with accreditation activity including bothABET and regional accreditation.Curriculum development and significant teaching experience atall collegiate levels.Funded research experience as a Principal Investigator.Demonstrated ability to identify project opportunities andindependently develop proposals that are subsequently funded.Experience with students’ academic mentoring and as a thesisadvisor.Experience in program assessment and execution of a continuousimprovement plan. Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to workin the United States. This proof must be provided prior toemployment at the University. An appointment is not final untilproof is provided. Prior professional US experience with progressiveresponsibility. DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Department Chair – Computer ScienceJob Description SummaryThe Department of Computer Science at Florida PolytechnicUniversity invites applications for Department Chair with anappointment at either the Associate Professor or Professor level.This individual must have broad teaching capacity that supports theundergraduate degrees in the department and must have ademonstrated research track record aligned with the overalldepartmental mission. The appointment at the Associate Professor orProfessor level will begin on August 15, 2021. Department Chairappointments are for a term of three years, are renewable, anddepartment chairs also hold academic faculty appointments.The Computer Science department is home to the largestundergraduate program in the University which delivers an ABETaccredited degree in Computer Science with specialization areas inGame Development, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, andAutonomous Systems. Successful applicants must be capable ofteaching a range of classes in the curriculum, at all levels, andideally would contribute to instruction focused in at least one ofthe following areas: graphical interactive programs,Cyber-Security, Autonomous Systems, Software Engineering, andDistributed/parallel computing. In addition, applicants areexpected to have developed a research expertise that aligns withthe teaching and research mission of the department.This position is part of a strategic expansion of the departmentthat will add approximately eight faculty to the current thirteenfaculty members that comprise the department faculty. Thedepartment also delivers a Masters of Science degree in ComputerScience and the expansion of the faculty will be critical togrowing the size of this graduate program.Ideally, applicants will provide evidence of prior success inteaching (both undergraduate and graduate) and research with anestablished record of independent research funding, publicationhistory in high quality, peer reviewed journals, and supervision ofgraduate and/or undergraduate students.Job DescriptionMINIMUM QUALIFICATION: APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submitthe following in PDF format during your application process: ABOUT FLORIDA POLY:Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and isthe twelfth university in the Florida State University System. TheUniversity was created as an exclusively STEM-focused publicuniversity that offers high-value undergraduate and graduatedegrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focuson economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated topreparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, FloridaPolytechnic University blends traditional subject matter masterywith problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide studentswith learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and acareer of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses insmall class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to facultyexperience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and researchmission.Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term definedappointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, thatsubstantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment andprogression in rank upon completion of a significant review ofaccomplishments.Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-moderncampus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway betweenTampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines smalltown comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor ishome to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has morethan 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college.Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World,Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thrivingperforming art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and homevalues increasing by approximately 10% over the past year, Lakelandand Central Florida continue to rise among the best places to liveand work.EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience andqualificationsAPPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: Diversity Statement:Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal accessinstitution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provideequal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities toall (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants foradmission, students, and others affiliated with the University)without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,veteran status or genetic information.Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please besure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field beforecontinuing through the application. Once your applicationhas been submitted, no changes may be made and additionalattachments will not be considered.An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable duringthe application process. For positions requiring a degree, theofficial transcripts are required upon hire.Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United Statesrequire a equivalency statement from a certified transcriptevaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of anaccredited institution within the USA. This report must be attachedwith the application and submitted by the applicationdeadline.All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date ofthe job announcements.This position requires a background check, which may includea level II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04. Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related fieldSix years of experience as a faculty member or as anindependent researcher.
Police were called to Carfax Tower on Thursday after fears about a man on the tower, Thames Valley Police have confirmed.Police and ambulances were called at 4.29PM.The street was cordoned off for around half an hour, but nobody was harmed in the incident. The individual involved left the tower around 5pm.Eyewitnesses have alleged to Cherwell that a man was threatening to jump from the tower, but was dissuaded while at the scene.The development comes two weeks after somebody died falling from the same tower. On May 13, police were called after a man fell from Carfax. He was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital, but later died from his injuries.The tower stayed closed for the day as a mark of respect.Before this month, the last person to die falling from the tower was 61-year-old Patricia Stoute, who died in June 2009.Carfax is a major Oxford landmark, with around 40,000 tourists climbing the tower yearly.
We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that the shareholders of Gannett and Gateway have approved the merger between the two companies and the closing date is set for Tuesday, November 19, 2019? …this merger will create the largest owner of newspapers in the United States but a fear is evident among the rank and file employees of both groups that layoffs that are most certainly coming?…the companies have already made it public that at least $300 million per year in efficiencies will be found but financial analysts who have examined the terms of the deal are all saying that is the tip of the iceberg?…this deal is being enabled by a short term debt instrument of $1.8 billion at an interest rate of 11.5%?…this interest rate reflects the opinion of the lender that this a very high-risk deal as bonds like this carries the word junk as a prefix?…this is a sad situation for journalism in general that has been coming like an avalanche for several years?…the combination of aggregation of National articles, less local articles, and outward unabashed political bias in reporting has made a joke of newspapers across America and consumer demand has been reduced to rubble?…the reality is that if this merger fails to service this debt quickly, printed hometown papers across the nation may well cease to exist in the next few years?IS IT TRUE it will cost $100 per person for the next 15 to 20 years to build a much-needed addition to the Vanderburgh County jail?… to achieve this goal the citizens of Vanderburgh County must be willing to allow the County officials to take this amount from their payroll taxes for the next 15 to 20 years? …all individuals on Social Security or Disability will be exempt from this special use tax?IS IT TRUE on December 4th, 2019 the Vanderburgh County Commission will be holding a public hearing concerning four (4) proposed designs of the Vanderburgh County Jail? …the proposed jail designs were created by AmericanStructure Engineering after they gathered information from State, Federal. local law enforcement, elected officials, criminal justice experts, and other stakeholders?IS IT TRUE that it’s obvious if the Vanderburgh County Council members don’t make a decision to expand the jail they will forever be known as being “SOFT ON CRIME”?IS IT TRUE we are told that a well-known businesswoman is seriously considering running for Vanderburgh County Commission seat that is currently held by Cheryl Musgrave?IS IT TRUE that a couple of days ago we posted that former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel/Jones & Wallace and Democratic State Reperseentive Ryan Hatfield have shown interest in becoming the 2020 City Council attorney? …we are now told that Democratic State Reperseentive Ryan Hatfield isn’t interested in being the legal counsel for the Evansville City Council?IS IT TRUE the CCO readers voted in a current “Readers Poll” that they feel the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum in downtown Evansville should be turned into a Military Museum by an overwhelming margin? …we are told that this historic military facility is currently known as a “Bingo Parlor”?IS IT TRUE that our “Readers Poll” is considered to be non-scientific but trendy? …one of our recent polls asked: “Do you think the Republicans will take control of the 2020 City Council”? …our readers voted 159 YES, 197 voted N0 and 59 people said they didn’t know? …it looks like our readers got it right?IS IT TRUE our readers also picked the following winners in the Evansville City Council races: Jim Brinkmeyer in 6th Ward, Justin Elpers in the 5th Ward, Alex Burton in the 4th Ward, Zack Hermounous in the 3rd Ward, Missy Mosby in the 2nd Ward, and Ben Trockman in the 1st Ward? …our readers picked the following winners in the At-Large City Council races: Ron Beane, Jonathan Weaver, and Katitian Morley? …not bad pickings for a non-scientific but trendy City County Observer “Readers Polls”? …we give five (5) cheers to the City-County Observers readers for their amazing election day predictions?IS IT TRUE we have been told by several Democratic party political movers and shakers are highly disappointed that the Democratic Party Of Vanderburgh leadership hasn’t called one strategy session to map out the future agenda and direction for the members of the newly elected City Council members? …we are told that many people are hoping that the newly elected Democratic 7 to 2 majority will find another Curt John in their ranks?IS IT TRUE we hope that someone with common business and political sense with come forward and encourage the Indiana Governor to push our lawmakers to approve simulcast horse racing at casinos soon as possible? …if the Indiana power brokers delay this decision the Commonwealth of Kentucky will have the upper hand in generating future gaming dollars because they will have both casino and simulcast gaming?IS IT TRUE that former City-County Observer editor and occasional contributor Joe Wallace has accepted an appointment to the Technology Advisory Board of the California Utility Commissions EPIC program?…the EPIC program was established for the purpose of investing in promising technologies to further the use of renewable energy, to strengthen the electrical grid, and to assure that the California power grid is both reliable and sustainable?…the EPIC program invests roughly $130 million per year and has many applicants from all over the world competing for support for projects?… Wallace was invited because of his success in establishing the Innovation Hub or Renewable Energy in Palm Springs and for a lifetime of recognition as an engineering professional in the fields of energy, computer memories, laser-based metrology, and entrepreneurship associated with those technologies?IS IT TRUE we are pleased with the way that State Representative Ron Bacon is representing the people in his district?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Who do you feel is the number one TV station in this region?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. 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WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that our city officials told the truth concerning the real status of unpaid city employees medical bills for 2015 and 2016?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 16 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Cheshire-based Roberts Bakery has raised £25,000, half its target, to help Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention.Cheshire bakery Roberts has pledged to raise £50,000 to help fund ground-breaking gene research. Since last October, Roberts’ Every Pink Pack Matters campaign has called for shoppers to pick up one of its special 2.5m wholemeal loaves in their local supermarket.Breast cancer survivor Lindsay Occleston, a member of the Roberts family, and Lester Barr, chairman of Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention, announced the impressive milestone this week.The ultimate £50,000 goal will help fund ground-breaking gene research which, in time, could lead to major changes in the UK breast screening service.Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with one in nine women developing the disease in their lifetime.Barr said: “Gene research is an essential part of predicting breast cancer. Changes to the breast screening process will play a key role in identifying those with a high risk and, ultimately, could prevent the disease.”Occleston agreed and said: “We’d like to thank everyone who has picked up a pink pack so far and made it possible. But we’d like to take this opportunity to ask for your continued support to help us reach our target.“Every pink pack really does matter if we want to work towards a breast cancer-free future for ourselves, our children and generations to come.”Earlier this month, Roberts announced it was to support the Royal Cheshire County Show for an 11th consecutive year.
Source: Kudos BlendsThe new machine at workThe grant, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and supported by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership and Marches Growth Hub, is part of a £3million funding package which also includes the Marches Building Investment Grant.Programme manager Caroline Cattle said the grant programme, which launched earlier this year, could help companies across the Marches realise their domestic and international growth ambitions.“Companies across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin can all benefit from this programme and we would urge any business which meets the criteria to investigate how it can help them,” Cattle added.Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available under the programme, which is open to small and medium-sized companies across the region. The grant can contribute to up to 50% of the equipment cost and primarily covers B2B companies.Items purchased must exceed £500 in value and have a life expectancy of three years. Eligible projects must lead to the creation of at least one part-time job within six months or the creation of a new product or service to be used by other businesses. Source: Kudos BlendsRichard Farrington, product specialist, and Yvette Taylor, bakery project manager, with the new machineIngredients supplier Kudos Blends has secured an £8,160 small equipment grant to help purchase a texture analyser.The analyser is an essential part of the company’s plans for further growth because it provides ‘sophisticated scientific results’ about the way its products work, said Yvette Taylor, bakery projects manager at Kudos Blends. It provides data about the consistency and texture of baked products.Kudos, which is based in Shropshire and specialises in leavening agents, added that this advancement in testing technology had already led to the recruitment of a new member of staff.“Our mission is to supply the global bakery industry with healthier leavening agents that deliver the superior quality bakers expect from Kudos Blends. The credibility of the data from the texture analyser will give us further evidence that our products deliver the health benefits and quality that potential customers are looking to achieve,” said Taylor.