DEPUTY FIRST MINISTER COMMENDS COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO REVITALISING THE WAY WE WORK, LIVE, STUDY…

first_imgIn welcoming the Deputy First Minister to The Crichton, Dame Barbara Kelly, CCLG Chairman, was delighted to engage CCLG Members in a discussion with the Minister around the importance of the partnership and the strategic priorities for The Crichton going forward and valued the opportunity to report on the achievements of the Group to date.  Dame Barbara Kelly, Chairman of the Crichton Campus Leadership Group said: “The Crichton partners strongly believe that The Crichton, Dumfries and Galloway and the wider South of Scotland has untapped potential to contribute to the Scottish economy and as a group we are committed to addressing the unique needs of the region, our learners and employers and in supporting inclusive growth through continued collaboration. We very much welcomed the visit from the Deputy First Minister to The Crichton this week and hope that he will add his support to our ambitious plans for The Crichton and the South of Scotland.” The Scottish Government backed the establishment of the Crichton Campus Leadership Group in 2013 and with co-operation from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) they launched the Group with representation from the five academic partners; Dumfries and Galloway College, The Open University in Scotland, Scotland’s Rural College, University of Glasgow and University of the West of Scotland.  The Crichton Trust, The Crichton Foundation, Crichton Carbon Centre, Dumfries and Galloway Council, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland and the South of Scotland Economic Partnership are also active members of the Group.  The ambition to put The Crichton on the world map as a Centre for Business Innovation and Collaboration is exciting news for the South of Scotland and should significantly contribute to the economic prosperity and wellbeing of the region.”  In fitting with the theme of the visit, The Deputy First Minister also paid a visit to Criffel View, which is prominently located between the academic campus and The Crichton Business Park, to hear from The Crichton Trust about their plans for developing the building into Crichton Central to create new flexible ways to work and collaborate. It is hoped that Crichton Central will attract new businesses and further enhance the facilities and opportunities for exchanging ideas and knowledge between those in academia and those in business.  The Crichton partners are keen to harness the economic asset of an ageing population and to build an age-friendly, inter-generational, knowledge exchange community where people of all ages can work, innovate, invent, learn, live and contribute physically, economically, socially and culturally for as long as possible.  center_img Building on over 20 years’ experience, the partners discussed their Statement of Ambition and outlined the priorities relating to sustaining and growing equitable and accessible learning opportunities that are responsive to the needs of the rural area.  They clearly identified their plans to increase Higher Education provision in the region and to offer more choice to learners. As well as offering a high-quality educational experience, the Group stressed that in order to ensure the future sustainability and success of The Crichton Campus, all learners must also benefit from an enhanced and vibrant student experience.  Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP during his recent visit to The Crichton. Left to right: Gwilym Gibbons (CEO, The Crichton Trust), Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP, Dame Barbara Kelly (Chairman, CCLG), Dr Ian Macmillan (Chair, The Crichton Trust) and Professor Russel Griggs (Chair, SOSEP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInCollaboration is key to the ongoing success of The Crichton in Dumfries and this week, Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP met with members of the Crichton Campus Leadership Group (CCLG) to discuss the strategic priorities of the partnership.   It was very encouraging during this visit to see academic and business partners working more closely with local agencies and to hear their plans to tailor learning opportunities to meet the specific needs of regional employers. Partners are also committed to enhancing the student experience and increasing research and knowledge exchange activities.   Commenting on the strength of local partnerships, the Deputy First Minister said: “All partners recognise the importance of a collaborative approach to delivering Higher and Further Education across Dumfries and Galloway.  last_img read more

Indians OF Brandon Guyer Goes Down in the 9th Inning Vs Royals with a Knee Injury

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsBrandon Guyer Matt Loedecenter_img Indians outfielder Brandon Guyer, who has already missed time this year with a neck strain, might be back on the shelf after leaving Tuesday’s game against the Royals with a knee injury suffered in the 9th inning. Brandon Guyer exits tonight’s game in the 9th inning after injuring his knee. pic.twitter.com/7yZwXhYQXz— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) July 4, 2018The 32-year-old missed three weeks of action because of a neck strain, and on the season is hitting .157 in 44 games with three homers and 11 RBI.The team already called up one outfielder on Tuesday, as the team summoned Greg Allen back to the big league roster for Lonnie Chisenhall, who went down with another calf injury. last_img read more

Ravens agree to terms with first-round pick Queen, third-rounder Duvernay

first_imgWith rookies beginning to report to team facilities around the NFL for the start of training camp this week, the Ravens have agreed to contract terms with first-round pick Patrick Queen and third-round selection Devin Duvernay.Queen, an inside linebacker from LSU, was the 28th overall selection in the 2020 draft and projected to receive a four-year, $12.16 million contract in the league’s slotted system. Queen will turn 21 next month and is expected to start for a top-shelf defense that lost veteran inside linebackers Josh Bynes and Patrick Onwuasor in free agency this offseason.The 6-foot, 232-pound Queen started only 15 games in his college career and is undersized by traditional standards, but his skill set is ideal for Wink Martindale’s defensive system valuing versatility. He finished his junior year with 85 tackles (12 for a loss), three sacks, one interception, and three pass breakups and was named defensive MVP in LSU’s national championship win over Clemson.“When you watched the film, you saw the instincts and the speed and athleticism,” director of player personnel Joe Hortiz said in May. “You were like, ‘Wow, he’s a 20-year old kid who’s showing this right now. What would he have been next year if he would have been another year starter with 12 more, 14 more starts under his belt? How much more instinctive would he be?’ I think you project that out forward.“He’s a smart kid, he works his butt off, he loves the game, and he’s a great character kid. You say to yourself, ‘Man, as this guy gets experience in the NFL, he’s just going to get better and better.’ We really think he’s got a high ceiling and also a high floor.”Queen was the first LSU player ever drafted by Baltimore and the third inside linebacker selected in the first round by the Ravens in their 25-year history, joining Hall of Famer Ray Lewis (1996) and C.J. Mosley (2014). Those two combined for 17 Pro Bowl selections in their time with Baltimore, leaving high expectations for the talented rookie.The 92nd overall pick out of Texas, Duvernay was a standout performer for the Longhorns in 2019, catching 106 passes for 1,386 yards and nine touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound slot receiver earned first-team All-Big 12 honors in 2019 and finished his collegiate career with 176 receptions, 2,468 yards, and 16 touchdowns.With his entire draft class now under contract, general manager Eric DeCosta could now be faced with some unfortunate roster decisions entering camp with the league expected to reduce the preseason roster limit from 90 players to 80 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic requiring social distancing and new health protocols. The Ravens entered Wednesday with 89 players on their roster.The roster reduction and the elimination of preseason games are expected to have a particularly harsh impact on undrafted rookies vying to make the regular-season roster, but expanded practice squads will allow teams to keep more developmental talent, which will be especially helpful with the uncertainty created by the pandemic.last_img read more

Friesen awards crate engines to three IMCA rookies of year

first_imgChad Smith (second from left) represented Friesen Performance while Bill Martens (at right) represented Chevrolet Performance in presenting crate engine awards to three IMCA national rookies of the year. Those recipients are Hobby Stock rookie Adam Ayers, at left; Modified rookie Jeffrey Abbey, middle; and Northern SportMod rookie, Brandon Setser, represented by Kyle Wilkins (second from right) during the awards banquet. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) LINCOLN, Neb. – Three IMCA rookies of the year will look to continue their on-track success in 2019 compliments of Friesen Performance.Modified rookie of the year Jeffrey Abbey received a 604 crate engine while Hobby Stock rookie of the year Adam Ayers and Northern SportMod rookie of the year Brandon Setser both earned 602 crates.Also the top rookie in the Razor Chassis South Central Region, Abbey won 11 features and was 16th in the national points race. He was the track champion at Southern Oklahoma Speedway and the Oklahoma State champion.Ayers also led the way in the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region rookie standings. He was a three-time feature winner and qualified for the main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Setser won two features and was track champion at Davenport Speedway.In addition to completing IMCA rookie of the year requirements, drivers in all three divisions must have displayed a Friesen logo on their race car to be eligible for the crate engine award.“The outstanding relationship we have with Chevrolet Performance is strengthened by great dealers like Friesen Chevrolet,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder, “and the engines they award annually go to very deserving first-year drivers in their respective divisions. It is a great program made possible by great people.”last_img read more

Jazz to face new-look Clippers Tuesday night in Los Angeles

first_img Joe Ingles fined by NBA for hitting Steven Adams Some of those guys have been together for a long time like DeAndre (Jordan) and (Blake) Griffin and (Austin) Rivers. – Ricky Rubio on the Los Angeles ClippersLOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers team that the Utah Jazz will face Tuesday night at Staples Center (8:30 p.m. MT) will look little like the team they defeated in a bruising seven-game first-round playoff series last spring.Only five players are back from last year’s Clippers team that edged out the Jazz during the regular season before falling in the playoffs. Gone are longtime starting guards Chris Paul and J.J. Reddick along with starting forward Luc Mbah a Moute, sharpshooting sixth-man Jamal Crawford and veteran Paul Pierce.The Jazz and Clips will play the first of four games against each other Tuesday at the same place Utah eliminated the Clippers from the playoffs last April 104-91 in a memorable Game 7.At least there are a couple of recognizable faces on the Clippers team. Blake Griffin, a former No. 1 draft choice by the franchise and seven-year veteran is back, along with all-star center DeAndre Jordan, who are the anchors of this year’s roster. The 6-foot-10 Griffin is a seven-year veteran, who is averaging 29 points a game this season, while Jordan is leading the NBA with 18.5 rebounds per game.Also back are Austin Rivers, son of coach Doc Rivers and reserves Wesley Johnson and Brice Johnson.Despite the Clippers’ loss of several starters and their top reserve, Utah coach Quin Snyder calls them “very, very good” and says they are a “terrific offensive team,” with the firepower they’ve added to this year’s team. The Clippers are off to a fast start with a pair of easy victories, defeating the Lakers 108-92 and the Suns 130-88.The Clippers picked up Lou Williams from the cross-town Lakers and though he isn’t starting, he’s second on the team in scoring behind Griffin at 15.0 ppg. They also got forward Danilo Gallinari from Denver as well as Patrick Beverley from Houston and Milos Teodosic from the Euroleague.“We’re obviously familiar with Blake and DeAndre and between Teo and Beverly and Lou, those guys complement each other very well,” said Snyder, who coached Teodosic in Moscow a few years ago. “Teo adds a dimension to any team that’s very unique with his ability to pass the ball. Patrick Beverly is one of the best on-ball defenders in the league and Lou Williams is able to score with anybody in the league.”“Gallinari is another player who is extremely versatile and has an ability to play- make and shoot the three and Austin Rivers can get to the rim.”The Clippers have also added Sam Dekker, another player in the Paul trade to Houston and center Willie Reed, who played for Miami last year.Ricky Rubio has seen the Clippers a lot over the years and calls them “a great team with a great coach.”“Some of those guys have been together for a long time like DeAndre and Griffin and Rivers,” he said. “Now they have new guys like Gallinari bringing something extra. We’ve got to be ready.”Rubio has been one of the bright spots for the Jazz so far this year as he is tied for the team lead in scoring at 14.7 points per game and also averaging 8.3 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game.“I’m playing with more confidence, that’s why the last 3-4 months of the season I played well with confidence,” he said. “It kept building and I had a good summer of working out and I’m being more aggressive and looking for my shot.”Rubio is expected to start along with Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors inside and Joe Ingles on the wing. If Rodney Hood isn’t able to play — he practiced some Monday, but was listed as questionable for Tuesday — the Jazz will likely start rookie Donovan Mitchell or Thabo Sefolosha on the other wing.The Jazz head over to Phoenix for a Wednesday night game before returning home to face another Los Angeles team, the Lakers, Saturday night. Rodney Hood practices, but is still out for tonight’s game against the Clippers Related Jazz notes: Rubio, Ingles and Gobert tied for team scoring leaderlast_img read more

Five players out but possible Spurs XI still looks good in ‘must win’ UCL game

first_img 23. Christian Eriksen (central attacking midfield) 9. Vincent Janssen (striker) 5. Jan Vertonghen (central defence) 20. Dele Alli (central midfield) 11 11 4. Toby Alderweireld (central defence) 1. Hugo Lloris (goalkeeper) – scroll through the gallery to see the possible Tottenham line up against CSKA Moscow in squad number order 11 11 7. Heung-min Son (wide forward) 11. Erik Lamela (wide forward) 11 11 11 CSKA Moscow v Tottenham is live on talkSPORT from 7.45pm on Tuesday 27 September.Spurs are playing catch up in their Champions League group already.Mauricio Pochettino’s team travel to Moscow to play CSKA with one loss to their name already having been beaten by Monaco at Wembley.“It’s true that it will be a tough game,” he told tottenhamhotspur.com. “We must win because we need to go to the next round and to have the possibility to go through to the next round we need to take the three points.”Moussa Sissoko is among five members of the first team left behind by the manager as a result of injury, so talkSPORT looks at how the team may line up without their stricken players.THIS IS HOW GOOD HEUNG-MIN SON HAS BEEN THIS SEASONScroll through the gallery to see the possible Tottenham XI. 11 12. Victor Wanyama (central midfield) 11 2. Kyle Walker (right back) 33. Ben Davies (left back) – Remember, CSKA v Tottenham is LIVE on talkSPORT from 7.45pm (BST) here. 11 11last_img read more

Ryan Jack admits Rangers needs to be more disciplined

first_imgThe footballer had to learn how to be more disciplined during his first season with the Scottish club, after being sent off four times in 17 league games.Ryan Jack joined Rangers in 2017 after spending seven years in Aberdeen.And on his first season at his new club, he was sent off four times in 17 league matches, which made him learned about the importance of discipline.“Firstly you take what comes with it, and there was obviously a lot of talk about it and you get a lot of stick and criticism, and you let your team-mates down, you let your fans and manager down,” Jack said to Sky Sports.“I kind of just reflected and said ‘this needs to stop, I can’t be letting my team-mates down first and foremost, they are the ones that have to play with 10 men’.”“I have kept my discipline, and as a squad that’s what we need to do,” he added.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“It has cost us this season, missing key players at key times, and if we don’t rectify it we will be in the exact same situation next season.”“We are the players, we need to take responsibility for our actions on the pitch,” he continued.“We have to reflect on it, and maybe as a squad sit down and say ‘it’s costing us and we need to sort it out.’”#FollowOn pic.twitter.com/yaV62H4Ho3— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 15, 2019last_img read more