Real Salt Lake plays Orlando City to scoreless draw

first_img Associated Press February 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local Real Salt Lake plays Orlando City to scoreless draw Written by Tags: MLS/Orlando City SC/Real Salt Lake FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Zac Macmath made two saves for Real Salt Lake in a scoreless draw with Orlando City on Saturday night in their MLS season opener.Orlando City outshot Real Salt Lake 5-2, with two shots on goal to one for Real Salt Lake.Pedro Gallese saved the only shot he faced for Orlando City.last_img read more

Pursuing veritas in a ‘post-truth’ era

first_imgWilliam Kristol, ’73, Ph,D. ’79, a veteran conservative commentator and editor at large for The Weekly Standard, told the crowd that he’s “still optimistic” about the future of journalism. He blamed the craft’s current state of flux on the rise of social media, which has amplified a greater diversity of voices and opinions than ever before, yet has, in turn, diminished journalism’s authority as a gatekeeper. He also blamed Trump’s often confrontational stance and “demagoguery,” and cited the media’s relative weakness in being able to sway the public’s political sentiments.Panelists Gerard Baker, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, Lydia Polgreen, editor in chief of The Huffington Post, and David Leonhardt, op-ed columnist for The Times, agreed that the democratization of news has eroded some of journalism’s clout and punctured its fragile economics, but they said that didn’t create the current conditions, and they suggested that, in the long run, social media will be a plus for journalism.Leonhardt said “asymmetric partisanship” has fueled a distrust of facts among many Trump supporters, while Baker argued that a broader erosion of trust in every institution except the military has been an important factor in the emerging post-factualism. “I think what we’re seeing right now is a collapse of empathy in journalism,” said Polgreen, discussing why so many members of the media were surprised by Trump’s victory. “Journalism has become a highly elite profession that feels extremely distant from the experiences of the people who we write about.”Still, the hand-wringing over coastal elite reporters who seemingly ignored rural, blue-collar whites may be somewhat misplaced.“The problem wasn’t that we didn’t write about them; it’s that we didn’t write for them,” Polgreen said, noting too many news outlets chase the same highly educated, affluent readers and don’t speak to other audiences. “Journalism needs to rediscover its roots as a blue-collar profession and find a way to get back in touch with empathic storytelling.”Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent for CNN and host of the show “Reliable Sources,” a media roundtable, said this is an exciting and historic time for journalists. Though the profession came under heavy, sometimes deserved criticism after the election and has been an endless target of the Trump team’s effort to delegitimize it, the future of news is open-ended and still can be shaped by those willing to get into the game.Stelter disputed the idea that because the new administration appears willing to traffic in “daily falsehoods, daily deflections,” journalism’s truth-seeking role is irrelevant. He cited the soaring network ratings, the spike in subscriptions to traditional outlets such as The Atlantic, The Times, and The Washington Post as proof of journalism’s ongoing utility. He also mentioned the hundreds of emails that have been arriving daily from viewers urging CNN, and journalists more broadly, to fight efforts to delegitimize news as proof there’s still strong public demand for high-quality journalism that holds the powerful accountable.“It’s only a ‘post-truth’ world if we in this room let it be a ‘post-truth’ world,” he said, and if “a lot of us give up on truth.”Nonetheless, faced with a president who calls journalism the “opposition party,” Stelter warned that the news business should start planning for “worst-case scenarios” such as “how this government could use the power of the state to punish truth-telling journalism and tamp down on dissent and shame critics.”“Let’s not hesitate to talk about the storm clouds of authoritarianism” forming in these first weeks of a new presidency.Indeed, one way to start to win back public trust is to think carefully about the language that journalists use, especially when covering an unconventional leader like Trump.Recently, Baker was widely criticized for saying he’s hesitant to use the word “lie” to describe Trump’s false statements and for instructing his staff to avoid using “loaded” terms such as “majority-Muslim countries” and “Muslim ban” to describe the recent executive order issued limiting travel from seven mainly Muslim countries in the Middle East.“To say that something is a lie requires a knowledge of the state of knowledge of the person when he said that thing, and also a state of knowledge of the moral intent of the person, that it was an intent to deceive. That’s an incredibly high bar for reporting,” said Baker.“What we can do, what we should do, and what we have done repeatedly is, if Donald Trump, or anyone else for that matter, says something, we can say ‘this is not true; it’s false.’”Polgreen said the issue is not about semantics, but power.“The administration is setting the terms and setting the language with which we’re talking about a highly, highly contentious, unorthodox issue that is deeply emotive and gets right to the core of our identity as a country. To simply and, I think, blithely use that language without interrogating it and without saying ‘this is really a fundamental shift,’ to me feels problematic,” she said.“I think that’s our job as journalists, not to accept the language that’s given to us by those in power, but to interrogate it at every turn.”Nieman curator Ann Marie Lipinski said that many people outside of journalism don’t understand why reporters still interview and quote administration staff, surrogates, and others who have lied to them in the past. “Why are we still talking to these people?” she said they ask.“We have never had a president or an administration that has been as comfortable promulgating falsehoods as this one in its first 10 days,” said Leonhardt. “It is qualitatively different from the Obama administration and the Bush administration.”He agreed that news outlets should be cautious labeling something a lie. But since ignoring the president or his top aides is not a realistic option in news coverage, print, television, and other outlets need to decide on their own how best to address false statements.“I think the key is to remember that if you are putting the falsehood out there and then saying in the sixth paragraph, ‘it’s false,’ you’re not doing your job. A headline that says ‘Trump calls for voter fraud investigation’ does a disservice to journalism,” he suggested, since it doesn’t record the absence of evidence of such fraud.To help bridge the trust gap between much of the public and the media, Polgreen said journalists must get out and engage more with people in a way that forges bonds. But the public has to do its part, too, she said.“We’ve been through this period where there has been this abdication, where people are going about their lives and not really thinking about their role in civic life,” she said. “It’s not on journalism to fix that. We can help get there, but it’s not our job to fix it. We just need to renew that social compact.” <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IIoC1k80QY” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/_IIoC1k80QY/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> In this topsy-turvy presidential campaign, the old laws may no longer apply Politics in a ‘post-truth’ age For the beleaguered news media, it can seem the worst of times, and sometimes the best of them.The tumultuous 2016 election set record television ratings and spurred subscription jumps for many news organizations. But the election also deepened the disdain and skepticism that many Americans feel toward the mainstream media, with President Trump leading almost-daily attacks on the credibility of news outlets and individual reporters who don’t cover him to his satisfaction.Faced with a Washington administration intent on trying to script news coverage to its aims, and a growing audience dismissive of stories that contradict its views, top reporters and editors from major news outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and The Boston Globe, convened at Harvard on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the lessons learned, the challenges ahead, and the fresh opportunities that may accompany “the post-truth era.”In convening the event, alongside the Shorenstein Center and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard President Drew Faust noted the important parallels between the University and the press in the pursuit of truth, or veritas.“Like journalists, we regard facts as the necessary foundation for human decision-making and human progress, in the policies of governments, in the discoveries of science, [and] in the lives of individuals, societies, and nations. Yet we now confront what has been called a ‘post-truth’ era, one in which evidence, critical thinking, and analysis are pushed aside in favor of emotion and intuition as bases for action and judgment,” Faust told an overflow crowd at Sanders Theatre. Relatedlast_img read more

Social Distancing Memorial Day Service To Honor Fallen Heros

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File Image.LAKEWOOD – A drive-in service to honor fallen military heroes is scheduled to take place on Memorial Day at the Chautauqua Mall.The Blue Star Mothers local chapter is hosting the event at 1 p.m. at the corner of Mall Boulevard and Fairmount Avenue.Susan Rowley, the President of the Blue Star Mothers Lake Erie Chapter, says the event is inspired by drive-in church services and will be broadcast LIVE on WJTN 1240 AM and 101.3 FM so listeners can hear safety from their vehicles.“We are asking people to bring a flag, wave a flag, just remember, and honor all of our Gold Star Heroes and their families,” explained Rowley in an interview with WNYNewsNow on Wednesday. The Blue Star Mothers previously scheduled Gold Star Memorial will now take place in September instead of the Saturday before Memorial Day due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions.last_img read more

Cato Institute founder Ed Crane to speak September 22

first_imgEdward Crane III, President of the Cato Institute, will speak on “The Prospects for Liberty” at Sheraton Burlington Conference Center, University Amphitheatre, on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at 7 pm.Ed Crane is the founder and president of the Cato Institute. Under his leadership, Cato has grown to become one of the nation’s most prominent public policy research organizations. Crane has been a pioneer in framing the political debate as one, not between liberal and conservative, but rather between civil society (the voluntary sector) and political society (government power).Crane was at the forefront of promoting personal accounts for Social Security reform and was one of the first national leaders of the term limits movement. He is the coeditor of several books, publisher of Regulation magazine, and is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.He is a chartered financial analyst and former vice president at Alliance Capital Management Corp. Crane’s writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New York Times and Forbes. He has been interviewed on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and Talk of the Nation, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and other national media. Crane holds a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Southern California.“I have known Ed Crane for thirty years, and every time I hear or read him, I learn something new and important.” – John McClaughry (Vice President, EAI)The Sheraton Economic Series is sponsored by the Ethan Allen Institute, hosted by the Sheraton Burlington Conference Center, and cosponsored by the Vermont Economy Newsletter, Vermont Business Magazine, Vermont Tiger, True North Radio, and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce.Reservations not necessary – no admission chargeSource: Ethan Allen Institute www.ethanallen.org(link is external)last_img read more

OMB approves CUNA-backed delay of fiduciary rule

first_imgUS Department of Labor 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »center_img The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) this week approved the Department of Labor’s request to delay the effective date by 18 months, to July 1, 2019. CUNA sent several comment letters during the rulemaking process pushing for the delay, to give credit unions extra time to resolve any additional compliance challenges.The rule defines who is a fiduciary of an employee benefit plan.In addition to the delay, CUNA supports additional research efforts to ensure credit union members are not harmed by the unintended consequences of overly broad rules, and additional analysis into whether the rule may limit choices for moderate or low-income consumers.last_img read more

Wolf Administration Highlights STEM Success, Careers in the Commonwealth

first_imgWolf Administration Highlights STEM Success, Careers in the Commonwealth SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Education,  Innovation,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Wolf Administration officials, including Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Secretary Pedro A. Rivera and Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary Eileen Cipriani, today joined students, employers, lawmakers, partners from Pennsylvania’s five STEM ecosystems, and others to highlight the work Pennsylvania has done with STEM education and careers over the past few years.“Pennsylvania is home to many innovative and cutting edge businesses and our schools and workforce training programs are adapting to ensure students and workers have the skills for today’s high-demand jobs,” said Governor Wolf.  Today, we are among the nation’s best in STEM education and the number of graduates with STEM-related degrees in fields like robotics, computer science, engineering, and business. This powerful combination is creating a workforce to drive the economy and attract business to Pennsylvania.”“We know that there are current and future workforce needs in the commonwealth that can provide multiple pathways to success for students and workers alike, and I am proud of the work Pennsylvania has been doing in the realm of STEM education to fill those gaps,” Rivera said. “It takes collaboration, attention, and investment in these programs to facilitate meaningful school-to-workforce partnerships, and I am confident that those partnerships will only foster additional opportunities for Pennsylvanians in years to come.”Pennsylvania has been named a national leader in STEM education, as:The commonwealth is home to five nationally-recognized STEM ecosystems, four emerging ecosystems, and other informal partnerships in place across the commonwealth;Pennsylvania ranks 4th nationally in the number of STEM graduates and ranks in the top 10 of states for technology and innovation, and is in the top 10 of states for STEM jobs; andPennsylvania was recently highlighted as a promising state by the White House through its Computer Science for All (CSforAll) work.“Bolstering the STEM workforce in the commonwealth remains a top priority of the Wolf administration,” Cipriani said.  “Encouraging students to pursue in demand, STEM-related occupations provides them with an opportunity to explore jobs in various science and technology fields that lead to family-sustaining jobs. Additionally, encouraging STEM education and training provides employers with a pool of highly-skilled job seekers prepared to meet future employment needs.”STEM education in Pennsylvania is built on the foundational belief that all students are capable of STEM literacy; that iteration and reflection are an important part of the STEM learning process; that STEM education transcends the classroom walls, integrating into the community; and that STEM education success depends upon the partnership between educators, students, families, postsecondary providers, legislators, business and industry.STEM ecosystems encompass schools, businesses, community settings including after-school and summer programs, science centers, libraries and museums, and other environments that provide learning opportunities in STEM fields.Rivera noted that by 2018, there will be approximately 300,000 Pennsylvania jobs that require STEM skills or content knowledge, and over the next ten years, 71 percent of new jobs will require computer science skills. Recognizing this need, PDE highlighted STEM education in its recently submitted Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. The plan provides insight on the work Pennsylvania is already doing and the work that is yet to come.Pennsylvania has made early and important progress in delivering more resources to schools and classrooms, and fostering collaborative, cross-sector dialogue to support STEM education, work-based learning, career pathways, and college access and completion. Since 2009, the number of graduates from Pennsylvania’s 14 public four-year universities earning degrees in STEM and Health majors (STEM-H) has increased 37 percent. Today, nearly one in four bachelor’s degrees awarded by the State System are STEM-H degrees.center_img September 26, 2017last_img read more

Bulldogs Middle School Basketball Results

first_imgThe 7th grade Batesville Bulldog Basketball Team edged out a talented South Dearborn team Tuesday night by a score of 35 to 33.Leading in scoring for Batesville was Ean Loichinger with 12, Cole Werner with 10 and Eli Pierson with 7. Following up were Frank Moorman with 3, Ian Powers with 2, and Brady Westerfeld adding on free throw. Defensively Eli Pierson and Cole Werner led with 3 steals each. Under the Basket, Travis Lecher, Cooper Wilhelm, Ian Powers, Frank Moorman, and Eli Pierson all pulled down some big boards.The 7th grade Dogs are now 8 and 2 on the season.|The 8th grade Batesville Bulldog Basketball Team picked up its seventh win of the season Tuesday night over the South Dearborn Knights by a score of 47 to 30.Leading in scoring for Batesville were R.J. Powell with 15, Calvin Sherwood with 10, and Trey Peters with 7. Also adding some valuable points were Pros Moorman with 5, and Alex Siefert with 3. Austin Cornn, Jaden Peetz, and Kristian Hinners all added 2, while Ethan Brewer added one free throw.The 8th grade Dogs are now 7 and 3 on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.last_img read more

“New Blood, Long Haul” program expanded to entice six drivers to the 2015 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour

first_imgSilver Bay, MN (JUNE 1, 2015) – After a very successful sponsorship campaign with the “New Blood, Long Tow” at the 2014 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Mod Tour ,officials at RACEFEEDX (formerly XSAN) and IMCA.TV have upped the ante by offering another spot for the 2015 tow money campaign.The 2015 RACEFEEDX “New Blood, Long Tow” presented by IMCA.TV will fund six new drivers that have never competed on the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour and grant each driver $500 in tow money to offset the cost of traveling to follow the series of races in North Dakota and Canada.Interested drivers can apply for this promotion by visiting the new website of the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour at: http://dakotamodtour.com/2015-new-blood-long-haul/ A full list of requirements for eligibility is listed, including the following: driver must live at least 500 miles from Mandan, North Dakota (home offices of the Tour), driver has never competed in the Tour, drivers who promote competing sponsors to RACEFEEDX and IMCA.TV are ineligible for the program, and other details available at the entry link.All selections for the program will be made by Tour Director John Gartner and will be completed by July 1, 2015, at the latest.“This is a huge promotion put on by RACEFEEDX and IMCA.TV,” stated Gartner. “It was an incredible success last year and we look to grow on it by adding another competitor. Our fans on the Tour (and watching at home) love to see new drivers from different geographic parts of the continent compete against our local and regional drivers along with those that come every year from significant distances. Our drivers also like to race against new, or veteran, talent who have never entered the series.”In addition to the “New Blood, Long Tow,” RACEFEEDX and IMCA.TV have added $500 to the purse on every night of the event. The increased payout will be announced at a later time.Fans that cannot make it to the tracks to see the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour have two excellent options to view the races LIVE or ON DEMAND through coverage from RACEFEEDX and IMCA.TVRecently signing a long term contract to be announced at a later date, RACEFEEDX (formerly XSAN), will cover the Tour live for the third consecutive year. Fans will have the option to watch every lap of the week in Regular or High Quality. RFX will broadcast the week as a “Showcase Race” featuring multiple cameras, interviews, segments, instant replay, and hours of non-stop racing entertainment. Pricing and subscription info will be available soon at: www.racefeedx.comIMCA.TV, the recently launched Video On Demand service and Official Network of IMCA, will cover every lap in Video On Demand. No more then 48 hours after each race all footage is available on the service for fans to watch at anytime, anywhere, 24/7/365 on the website, mobile devices, tablets, or the Roku for as low as $9.99 for the Month or $79.99 for an entire Year. IMCA.TV includes all of the big IMCA events, touring series, and years of archives for your viewing pleasure.Keep your browser locked on www.dakotamodtour.com for more breaking info as we race towards the opener at Nodak Speedway on July 5, 2015, or Follow the Tour on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @dakotamodtour with the official hashtag #modtour15last_img read more

De Guzman double kills off Canaries

first_img The jitters struck for the Swans straight after the break. Skipper Ashley Williams had to clear a Bradley Johnson shot from the goal line and Michel Vorm struggled to deal with a downward header from Ricky van Wolfswinkel. Shelvey went close after some great interplay down the left, then he turned provider when he set De Guzman away from inside his half, racing towards goal. His lay-off to Bony was fired over, but reminded the visitors of the perils of committing too many players forward in search of a goal. With 20 minutes to go the Swans began to open up, threading cute passes and forcing some scrambled defence from the Canaries. Michu made way for Pablo Hernandez to a standing ovation. He is still not back to his best but appears to be improving with every minute of action after his long injury lay-off. Leon Britton – making his 400th league start for Swansea in a career that has spanned all four divisions – beavered away in midfield all day. Routledge p ut the result beyond doubt when he ran behind the defence and calmly finished off a Shelvey through-ball. Another Bony back-heel led to confusion in the Canaries’ defence, causing skipper Sebastien Bassong to strike the ball against his own post. Chris Hughton’s Canaries could not muster any consolation as the clock ticked down to Swansea’s fifth home league win in the last 21. Meanwhile, Norwich’s away woes continue, having picked up only two points from the last 24 on the road. The first chance fell to Michu in the eighth minute. The Spanish marksman latched onto a pass from Angel Rangel just outside the box but dragged his effort wide. There were plenty of lateral passes but little penetration from the Swans in the early stages as Norwich stood firm and held their rigid 4-4-2 formation. But as the half wore on the cracks opened up. Michu again shot wide in the 24th minute and a low save from Canaries goalkeeper John Ruddy, followed by an urgent clearance from midfielder Wes Hoolahan, was needed to repel Routledge during the next attack. De Guzman bagged a deserved opener on the half-hour. It was midfielder Jonjo Shelvey – involved in most of his side’s good work – who delivered the initial cross from the right. When the visitors’ defence failed to clear under pressure from Michu and Routledge, De Guzman was there to pounce and rifled home from 18 yards for his fourth league goal of the season. Sublime skill from Wilfried Bony laid the second on a plate for De Guzman after 38 minutes. As the midfielder played it into feet there was no clear route to goal. But the Ivorian top-scorer showed he can create as well as bang in the goals by performing an audacious drag over and back-heel to return the ball to De Guzman, who finished coolly, off the post. The Canaries had little to show for their efforts in the first half – a couple of corners and a tame shot from full-back Russell Martin their only signs of promise. Press Association A brace from Jonathan de Guzman fired Swansea to their first win in 10 games and gave them some much-needed breathing space above the relegation scrap. The Welsh side had never beaten Norwich in their five Premier League meetings before this match. But two clinical finishes from the Dutchman plus a 75th-minute goal from winger Wayne Routledge banished that bogey at the Liberty Stadium. A 3-0 victory was the least Garry Monk’s side deserved as they dominated both halves and, but for some jittery moments after the break, never looked in trouble. last_img read more

Fer close to QPR switch

first_img The 24-year-old midfielder impressed after moving to Carrow Road from FC Twente last summer, although was unable to help the club avoid relegation. Fer went on to feature for the Netherlands at the World Cup and came off the bench in Norwich’s 3-0 defeat of Watford on Saturday. Leroy Fer is undergoing a medical at QPR ahead of £7million move from Norwich, Press Association Sport understands. Canaries boss Neil Adams downplayed an impending move ahead of Tuesday’s Championship fixture against Blackburn, but Press Association Sport understands that the midfielder’s exit in imminent. Fer is believed to be undergoing a medical at QPR on Tuesday morning after the club’s agreed a fee in the region of £7million. The Dutchman is set to sign a three-year deal at Loftus Road, where he could soon be joined by Chile international Eduardo Vargas. The Napoli striker is attracting interest from across Europe and, having signed compatriot Mauricio Isla, the Hoops are hoping to get a deal over the line potentially the next 48 hours. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more