National Ad Campaign For CU-Boulder Highlights “Minds To Match Our Mountains”

first_imgAn ad campaign featuring CU-Boulder’s academic excellence debuts this month in five cities across the United States in an attempt to acquaint top-tier out-of-state students with some of CU’s strong and competitive programs.The Minds to Match Our Mountains campaign, initiated by Institutional Relations Director Bobbi Barrow and created by CU advertising Professors Larry Weisberg and Brett Robbs, will feature ads in business publications and on National Public Radio.The campaign is being tested in Minneapolis, Dallas, Boston, Tulsa and San Diego.”We have one of the top 25 public research universities in the nation, based on our academic excellence,” said Richard L. Byyny, chancellor. “We wanted to get that word out through a campaign in markets where students have demonstrated interest in our programs, and where we have alumni who can personally testify to the quality education they received.”Byyny said the goal is to attract serious students who are looking for challenging academic programs.”The campaign is innovative and fun, and we hope it will improve understanding of the interdisciplinary and diverse nature of CU’s increasingly excellent academic offerings,” said Barrow. “Our fabulous Colorado setting is so famous that people often do not realize what excellent academic programs we have to offer and what a wonderful total learning environment we have here.”Programs highlighted in the campaign include:* Technology and innovation with a focus on CU’s Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS).* CU-Boulder’s new five-year combined bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.* A nationally ranked program in entrepreneurship and other business disciplines.* Interdisciplinary environmental programs. CU offers environmental programs in engineering, journalism, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, chemistry and biochemistry, environmental, population, and organismic biology, environmental studies, geography and geological sciences.”CU has long been a premier institution in environmental studies,” Barrow said. “We’re glad to have the opportunity to share this success with prospective students. “The campaign will refer prospective students to a specially created website: Details on each of the campaign’s programs are highlighted on that site, which was created by the Office of Web Communications at CU-Boulder. The site links to the CU-Boulder Home Page and all other academic offerings.Professor Robbs said the advertising team set out to create witty ads that depict academic excellence and a “human, approachable institution.” Robbs said most college ad campaigns are bland and use generic headlines and copy. The Minds to Match Our Mountains campaign, however, creatively points out distinctive benefits of the CU programs featured.”The campaign is smart and simple with an element of surprise that will evoke a smile,” Robbs said.”We are fortunate to have advertising faculty who bring a great deal of professional agency experience and enthusiasm to this project,” Barrow said. Professors Weisberg and Robbs donated their time to the campaign. Norm Shearer, a 1996 CU graduate, provided the art direction and design.Both Weisberg and Robbs said working with student-turned-colleague Shearer was rewarding and inspirational. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 28, 1998 last_img read more

Paralyzed Man Rescued From Burning Van

first_imgVADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. – A partially paralyzed man, trapped in a burning van, is rescued by a passer-by in Vadnais Heights.Darrell LaFountaine says he was scared for his life when his van’s engine caught fire Sunday and smoke began filling the air inside the vehicle. His girlfriend, Faith Lockwood, was driving the van, but couldn’t move her 270-pound boyfriend to safety.That’s when Henry Anderson happened to drive by and see the burning van. Together Anderson and Lockwood helped LaFountaine out of the van, into his wheelchair and away from the burning van.LaFountaine told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that he and Anderson are friends for life.___Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.comlast_img read more

Collins Aerospace Demonstrates Two-channel Airborne Software Defined Radio to U.S. DoD

first_imgCollins Aerospace Systems has recently demonstrated the increased flexibility and bandwidth of its new TruNet AR-2000 two-channel, software-defined networking airborne radio to members of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The AR-2000 features dual internal power amplifiers that eliminate the need for external power amplification or external cooling. This reduces the size, weight, and power requirements for installation on target platforms such as tactical helicopters, Command and Control (C2) aircraft and larger unmanned aircraft. With a software-defined architecture, the AR-2000’s capabilities are mission adjustable through software reload. This design approach also allows the radio to adapt and grow with the changing threat environment by incorporating new waveforms as they emerge. The flexibility means the radio can support existing waveforms such as the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS), as well as address future requirements including networking. The demonstration of the AR-2000 provided simultaneous operation of two networks that connected both Collins Aerospace and other DoD inventory radios. One channel operated a multi-node networking waveform with shared voice, data, and video, while the second channel operated using the SINCGARS waveform.last_img read more

Golden Jags player signs with Liverpool FC

first_imgGolden Jaguars International Kai-McKenzie Lyle, has signed for the youth team of English Premier League giant Liverpool FC. According to website ‘’, the Merseyside giant completed the transfer of the Barnet shot-stopper following a trial during the month of August.The 6’7 English born custodian, has secured three caps for the Guyana Senior team.His most recent outing occurred on September 6th 2018 at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora in a 2-2 draw against Barbados on the opening night of the CONCACAF Nations League.last_img read more

Cutting mosquito numbers in the garden helps control disease

first_imgMid-summer is shirt-sleeve weather, an enjoyable time of year to be out and about with family and friends. But it also is the heart of mosquito season, so beware the escalating health risks caused by their bites.The No. 1 prevention practice is eliminating any standing water that could serve as a mosquito-breeding site.This May 3, 2016 photo shows a fountain in a yard near Langley, Wash., which harbored mosquito larvae until it was emptied, cleaned and then powered up where it became a popular site for bird life. The number one mosquito control practice is eliminating any standing water that serves as a breeding site. (Dean Fosdick via AP )“Still water is a great environment” for the insects, said Scott Zide, founder of Mosquito Squad, a mosquito and tick control service with 200 locations around the nation. “One-hundred-plus mosquitoes can be hatched from a single bottle cap full of water.”Things like tire swings, buckets, fire pits, rain barrels, plant saucers, empty pots, clogged downspouts, ornamental fountains, birdbaths, wheelbarrows, animal dishes and kids’ toys, including wading pools and upside-down Frisbees, can collect enough water for mosquitoes to breed.“These are the kinds of things you have to turn over,” Zide said.Some mosquitoes drop eggs that cling like glue to the sides of water-filled containers, he said. “These you have to sanitize, making sure they’re cleaned and scraped off and with no water left behind.”The life cycle of a mosquito is broken into four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adult. All need water to survive, with temperature and species determining how long each stage lasts. Female mosquitoes generally live less than two weeks.Most mosquito bites only cause itching or skin irritation, but a few of the 200-plus mosquito species in North America carry viruses acquired from birds and animals that can cause debilitating diseases in humans, even death. Among them: malaria, dengue, equine encephalitis, heartworms, West Nile and Zika viruses.“Only a handful of mosquito types feed on humans,” said Laura Harrington, an entomology professor at Cornell University. “Some are generalists, and some mosquitoes are very specific in their blood-host preferences.“Mosquitoes vary in the time of day that they feed as well,” she said. Carriers of Zika, she said, “tend to feed during daylight hours, in contrast to many West Nile vectors (carriers) that feed at dusk, dawn or night.”Some additional tips about reducing mosquito numbers in the yard:— Covers and screens. Place tight lids on containers used for water storage so mosquitoes can’t get inside to lay eggs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Use mesh with holes smaller than an adult mosquito to cover containers without lids.— Irrigation. “Water right over the plant. Don’t overspray. That can produce standing water,” said Ryan Larsen, a civil engineer with NDS Inc., a water management company in Woodland Hills, California. “Install an efficient irrigation system to reduce that.”— Ponds and water fixtures. Install a pump to keep the water moving. “Small pumps work great in small ponds, but they’re not effective as ponds get larger,” Larsen said. “Get fish that will eat mosquito larvae.”— Remove tarps or stretch them tight.— Team Up. Work with your neighbors, especially in neighborhoods with little space between lots, to police areas that could affect each other’s property.Online:For more about mosquito prevention and protection on your property, see this Centers for Disease Control fact sheet: can contact Dean Fosdick at [email protected]last_img read more

Homewood-Brushton Youth Basketball League launched

first_imgCONCERNED PARENTS—Seated, from left: Miyonia Stuckey, Delvonia Allen, Tashah Davis and Kiearron Harris. Standing, from left: Michael Stuckey, Quaneef Wheeler, Tredessa Marion, Raquel Wheeler and Ericka DavisParents, family members, friends and concerned citizens gathered at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA as coach and league organizer Jeff Marion instructed the children on their responsibility and commitment to the Homewood-Brushton Youth Basketball League games. Along with a talk, the day included a demonstration of drills and skill sets required to prepare for each game.YOUTH LISTENING TO INSTRUCTIONS (Photos by Jackie McDonald) Like us at @NewPghCourier on Twitter read more

Challengers gearing up for 6th annual MS Bike

first_imgThe MS Bike – West Kootenay Challenge returns for its sixth annual event this August, accompanied by three Cinnamon Bun Run training rides this summer, helping participants get back in the saddle.   The first Cinnamon Bun Run training ride will be held on Saturday June 10, at 9 a.m. at Lakeside Park in Nelson. Members of the MS Bike’s organizing committee will lead the approximately 70km training ride to Procter, where all attendees will be treated to a complimentary cinnamon bun from The Village Bakery.All cycling levels are welcome, and there is no charge to participate.   The MS Bike – West Kootenay Challenge is a fully supported two-day bike ride around the Kokanee Glacier, from New Denver to Nelson on Day 1, and from Nelson to New Denver via Kaslo on Day 2. During the August 19-20 weekend, participants will enjoy 222 km of riding, rest stops, food, entertainment, and beautiful views and hill climbs that won’t disappoint.    The ride is a fundraiser supporting the MS Society of Canada. Last year, 99 participants raised an amazing $135,000. In addition to helping fund critical MS research, those funds helped the Society to host 37 education sessions, distribute over $335,000 of medical equipment, and provide 299 individuals with volunteer legal assistance to people living with multiple sclerosis across B.C. These funds also contributed to the launch of the MS Knowledge Network.  center_img “It’s the perfect opportunity to train, while satisfying your sweet tooth,” she said.   “The Cinnamon Bun Run training rides are a great way to connect with other cyclists, introduce friends and family to the MS Bike event, share fundraising ideas and successes, and most importantly, prepare for the MS Bike West Kootenay Challenge,” said Jillian Earl, MS Bike coordinator.   All those interested in joining the ride, or learning more are welcome to attend the training rides. Dates of the remaining two training rides will be released in the summer. To register for the MS Bike – West Kootenay Challenge, visit    About multiple sclerosis and MS Bike  Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord that affects 100,000 Canadians – the highest rate of MS in the world. It is one of the most common neurological diseases of young adults in Canada. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives. MS Bike is a pledge-based fundraising event that provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country. Over 12,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the 20 one- and two-day tours taking place across Canada between June and September. For more information about MS Bike visit read more

End of a Perfect Season — Spartans edge Saints 3-2

first_imgFlorian Niedermaier scored shorthanded early in the middle frame to build a 3-1 Spartans lead in a second period that saw the home side out-shoot the Saints 15-8. Saints first-year forward Grant Iles tallied with nine minutes left in the third period to cut the lead, but Trinity Western all-star goaltender Silas Matthys shut the door on any comeback hopes.Huber faced 44 shots from the high-flying Spartans offence in taking his first loss of the season.The scene shifted to Burnaby on Saturday night where the Saints took on the Simon Fraser University Clan.BCIHL leading goalscorer Derek McPhail registered the game’s first marker with 30 seconds left in the first period to spot the Saints a 1-0 lead. After a scoreless back-and-forth second period, Simon Fraser tied the score two minutes into the third period on the powerplay when Mac Colasimone scored on Saints starter Patrick Zubick. Ian Mackey scored another powerplay goal two minutes later to give the home team a 2-1 lead.Veteran Saints forward Dane Feeney tied the game at twos with just over three minutes left in regulation. In overtime, Mathew Berry-Lamontagna registered the game winner with 31 seconds left in the extra frame.Despite the pair of losses, the Saints remain five points up on second place Trinity Western. The Saints will now take a weekend off before jumping on the bus for a weekend roadtrip to Vancouver Island where they will play the University of Victoria Vikes (December 1) and Vancouver Island University Mariners (December 2).The Saints will return to the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex on January 12 and 13 when they will host Trinity Western. The Selkirk College Saints had a ten-game winning streak come to a sudden end in Langley after the Trinity Western University Spartans handed the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League’s (BCIHL) top team its first loss of the season, 3-2, on Friday night.The Saints traveled west for a weekend roadtrip that started at the Langley Events Centre, home of the second-place Spartans.The Spartans scored the game’s first goal midway through the first period when Brayden Brown beat Saints starter Brett Huber. Selkirk College captain Dallas Calvin tied the score with just under three minutes left in the opening period, but 40 seconds later Evan Last helped Trinity Western regain the lead.last_img read more

Galway U21 team v Dublin named

first_imgThe Galway U21 team to play Dublin in the All Ireland U21 Hurling Semi Final in Thurles tomorrow evening at 6pm has been named. Senior panellists Conor Whelan, Brian Molloy who is captain and Eanna Burke are named in the forward division, while 3 of last year’s All Ireland Minor winning team start, namely Sean Loftus, Fintan Burke and Thomas Monaghan. The team in full is: Cathal Tuohy (Tommie Larkins)Conor Jennings (Loughrea)Darragh O ‘Donoghue (Kilnadeema Leitrim)Declan Cronin (Cappataggle)Fintan Burke (St Thomas)Shane Cooney (St Thomas)Sean Loftus (Turloughmore)Darragh Dolan (Cappataggle)Dan Nevin (Cappataggle)Kevin McHugo (Tommie Larkins)Brian Molloy (Kilnadeema Leitrim – Capt.)Conor Whelan (Kinvara)Thomas Monaghan (Killimordaly)Eanna Burke (St Thomas)Cian Burke (Athenry) 16 August 2016; Ryan McCambridge, Antrim, Stephen Bennett, Waterford, Eoghan O’Donnell, Dublin, and Conor Whelan, Galway, came face to face in Dublin today ahead of the Bord Gáis Energy U21 Hurling Championship All-Ireland Semi Finals on Saturday, August 20. Leinster champions Dublin play Galway in Saturday’s Semi Finals at 6pm while Ulster champions Antrim and Munster champions Waterford go head-to-head in the other last four pairing at 4pm. Both games take place at Semple Stadium in Thurles and will be broadcast live on TG4. Pictured are Dublin hurler Eoghan O’Donnell and Galway hurler Conor Whelan during a Bord Gáis Energy U21 Hurling Championship All-Ireland Semi-Final media day at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Paul Mohan/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Basketball Ireland Super League Preview

first_img“Saturday’s game will be no walkover,” said Liffey Celtics star, Jazmen Boone. “The league is better this year and every week is a huge test for us. However, we have complete confidence in Mark and in our preparation for the game this week. Our mentality is to take every opponent seriously and keep getting better. Being undefeated is fun and it would be great for us to be 5-0, so we’re really looking forward to the challenge.”Elsewhere, there is big battle of the midlands in Carlow on Sunday when IT Carlow Basketball and Portlaoise Panthers go head-to-head in what is set to be a very competitive battle. Portlaoise have yet to win a game this season, and will be hoping that this weekend’s clash will see their luck change, while Carlow are aiming to get back to winning ways after some tough games on the road in recent weeks.“This was always going to be one of our toughest games of the season with it being a local derby,” admitted Carlow head coach, Martin Conroy. “It’s going to be an interesting battle and whichever team comes out on top will gain a lot of confidence going forward.”NUIG Mystics meanwhile are also chasing their first win of the league, and will be hoping that this weekend’s home battle against Pyrobel Killester will produce the result they want, while DCU Mercy will go head-to-head with Singleton SuperValu Brunell.There are some big battles in the Men’s Super League this weekend meanwhile, with all eyes focused on the ALSAA as Griffith College Swords Thunder face Garvey’s Tralee Warriors in what is set to be one of the games of the weekend. Both teams come into the game off the back of losses last weekend against Moycullen and UCD Marian respectively, and each will be hoping to get back on track this weekend.Elsewhere, table toppers UCD Marian will welcome Belfast Star on Saturday, while Black Amber Templeogue will be hoping they can do enough to overcome Moycullen at Oblate Hall. Éanna will be aiming to bounce back after a tough loss to UCC Demons when they face KUBS this weekend, while Maree welcomes DCU Saints and UCC Demons and Pyrobel Killester go head-to-head on Sunday.Basketball Ireland Fixtures – November 11th and 12thSaturday 11th November 2017          Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   UCD Marian v Belfast Star, UCD, 17:00Griffith College Swords Thunder v Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, ALSAA-Dublin, 18:00; Éanna v KUBS, Colaiste Éanna 19:00; Maree v DCU Saints, CC-Oranmore, 19:45; Black Amber Templeogue v Moycullen, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 20:00;           Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1:   Ulster University Elks v EJ Sligo All-Stars, Ulster University Elks, 12:45; Paris Texas Kilkenny v Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin, O Loughlin’s GAA, 14:00; Titans v Dublin Lions, The Jes, 15:30;       Team representatives from the Men’s Super League pictured at the official launch of the Basketball Ireland season 2017/18 at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, Dublin, where the Hula Hoops National Cup draw also took place. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile The Kildare side face a tough challenge this coming weekend when they welcome Maxol WIT Wildcats to Leixilp. Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One Champions Trophy:   Fabplus North West v Marble City Hawks, Ballyshannon, 19.30 Courtyard Liffey Celtics are currently the team to beat in the Women’s Super League, as they are now the only unbeaten team left after Ambassador UCC Glanmire fell to a 20 point defeat at the hands of DCU Mercy last weekend. Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:   DCU Mercy v Singleton SuperValu Brunell, DCU Complex, 15:30; IT Carlow Basketball v Portlaoise Panthers, Barrow Centre-IT Carlow, 15:30;          center_img Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1:   LYIT Donegal v LIT Celtics, Bishops Field, 15:00; Ballincollig v Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney, Ballincollig CS, 16:00; Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin v Portlaoise Panthers, Killorglin Sports Centre, 17:45; Paris Texas Kilkenny v IT Carlow Basketball, O Loughlins GAA, 18:00;           Sunday 12th November 2017            Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   UCC Demons v Pyrobel Killester, Mardyke Arena, 15:00;           Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:   Courtyard Liffey Celtics v Maxol WIT Wildcats Leixlip Amenities Centre, 19:30;      NUIG Mystics v Pyrobel Killester, Colaiste Iognaid, 20:00; Basketball Ireland Women’s Division 1:   Ulster University Elks v Marble City Hawks, UUJ, 15:00; print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One:   Meteors v Griffith College Swords Thunder, Colaiste Iosagain, 16:00; Fr Mathews v UL Huskies, Colaiste Chriost Ri, 17:45; last_img read more