first_imgThis is something that Gareth Hickey has been doing for the last several months to shore up his start-up Noa, which creates audio versions of news content and works with several large news publishers.“We’ve had to put in place a review of all of our data transfer agreements that we have with publishers and other parties that are based in the U.K.,” he told CNBC. “There’s obviously been a cost associated with that because we don’t know what way it’s going to be left and we don’t want to be left scrambling.”Much like customs arrangements, Hickey said some start-ups may be putting their data transfer arrangement off to the last minute.“Just to call a spade a spade, it’s probably the case that some start-ups are going to accept the risk and not put anything in place and if data adequacy is not granted to the U.K. then they’re staring at an unknown.” “Even if we get a deal, we’re not in a scenario that we just carry on trading as we are now. On Jan. 1 there is a huge amount of extra administrative burden and complexity in trading.”One step in getting prepared is securing an Economic Operators’ Registration and Identification (EORI) number from Revenue, the Irish tax authority, which is required for anyone importing and exporting out of the EU. But it remains unclear if all the businesses that need one have obtained it.Last year, Revenue contacted around 90,000 businesses that it identified as possibly needing the registration. A spokesperson for Revenue said that over the last month the agency has been carrying out further contact with around 14,000 businesses.FatigueBrian Keegan, director of public policy at Chartered Accountants Ireland, said that drawn out negotiations and extended deadlines has caused some weariness among businesses.“There’s been an incredible amount of Brexit fatigue. We’ve been marched up to the top of the hill and marched down again so often,” he said.Companies could run the risk of that fatigue getting the best of them come Jan. 1, he said.“We’re not entirely clear if tariffs are going to be applied and secondly if they are applied, the extent to which they’re going to apply between the U.K. and Northern Ireland,” he told CNBC.“While there is a protocol in place to ensure that there is no tariff border, no hard border on the island of Ireland, it’s still very unclear how any of this is going to work and we’re less than 70 days away from the shutters coming down,” he said.Keegan added that he’s hopeful some kind agreement can be made at this stage, which can be expanded upon beyond January.“If Europe is struggling with its trading agreements with a G-7 country, that’s really significant.”Data flowsThe movement of physical goods is one thing, but questions still hang over the flows of data after December.The U.K. will need to gain an adequacy agreement with the EU — which effectively says the jurisdictions are on equal footing — as well, to ensure personal data can flow.Last month, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties argued that the U.K.’s data protection enforcement isn’t up to standard and said in a letter to the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, that there is an “inescapable conclusion” that the U.K. shouldn’t be granted adequacy.If no such agreement is reached, companies will have to make separate data transfer arrangements with customers and partners. An employee enters sliding doors decorated with the stars of the European Union (EU) flag at the Berlaymont building, headquarters of the European Commission (EC), in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. It took 32 months, two prime ministers, and nearly 30 votes in Parliament to extricate Britain from the European Union and the hardest part of the negotiations hasn’t even started.Bloomberg DUBLIN — Customs capacity will be a major hurdle for many Irish businesses that trade with the U.K., regardless of whether a deal is struck with the EU by the end of the year.That’s according to Ian Talbot, chief executive of business group Chambers Ireland, who said that while the Irish government committed to hiring extra personnel to handle customs with the U.K., many small businesses are unprepared for the new responsibilities that will be placed on them.“You could end up getting to a customs point and finding your documentation wasn’t correctly prepared and you can’t proceed,” Talbot said.- Advertisement – For many SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), especially in the agriculture and food industries, any delays could be disastrous.“We just don’t know how this is going to play out at borders. How lenient for example borders might be for the first few weeks and months as everyone gets used to this. That will be a big question in our minds. Will a minor documentation error cause a fail or will some discretion be allowed for a period of time?” Talbot added that regardless of the deal talks on tariffs and quotas, there will be extra obligations on businesses.   – Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgNov 1, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – As the World Health Organization noted Thailand’s 20th human case of avian influenza, it offered details today of the circumstances around the 50-year-old woman’s infection.The woman, from Bangkok, visited her husband on Oct 23 in Nonthaburi province, north of Bangkok, where backyard chickens had started dying a few days earlier, WHO said. She experienced symptoms Oct 26 and was admitted to the hospital Oct 29. She is still hospitalized in satisfactory condition, the agency said.Investigators have not found any sign of respiratory illness among the patient’s close contacts. Her case is the third confirmed in Thailand in the last month.”These cases coincide with a recurrence of confirmed H5 outbreaks in poultry in six provinces, most of which are in the central part of the country, and point to the need to remain on high alert for the occurrence of human cases in all countries experiencing outbreaks in poultry,” WHO wrote.The WHO recently published suggestions to protect people from direct exposure to the H5N1 virus and, if needed, to protect people after exposure. Among the guidelines:Vaccinating people at risk for exposure to H5N1 against seasonal flu can reduce the chances for the virus to re-assort, which would allow the H5N1 avian virus to adapt more to people and could lead to easier person-to-person spread of the virus.At-risk agricultural workers should wear protective clothing, such as coveralls with an impermeable apron or surgical gowns with long, cuffed sleeves and an impermeable apron; heavy rubber gloves that can be disinfected; surgical masks (standard, well-fitted surgical masks can stand in if high-efficiency N95 masks can’t be found) with fit-testing and training in mask use; goggles; and rubber or polyurethane boots that can be cleaned or used with disposable foot covers.People at risk for occupational exposure may be protected by prophylaxis with oseltamivir. They should also check daily for 14 days after the latest exposure for signs of fever, influenza-like symptoms, and gastrointestinal symptoms.Suspected case-patients must be isolated and sampled according to WHO guidelines. Samples and viruses can be shipped to WHO labs for diagnosis. Serum samples and epidemiologic data also should be collected on exposed patients.At the federal level, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week outlined a number of measures to safeguard domestic poultry populations and track any avian flu viruses in the United States. In a technical briefing on avian flu on Oct 26 in Washington, DC, five people representing aspects of avian flu surveillance and prevention efforts spoke about the issues.The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has conducted an outreach campaign dubbed “Biosecurity for the Birds” to reach poultry industry members with protective measures for their birds. In addition, USDA’s collaboration with state agriculture departments allows it to monitor live bird markets in the northeastern US to stop any H5 or H7 virus subtypes found in those markets, said Dr. Ron DeHaven, APHIS administrator.If an unusual outbreak is suspected, USDA can get specially trained veterinarians to the site within 4 hours, DeHaven added. State-level teams are usually able to respond to a suspected outbreak within a day to cull, quarantine, and disinfect. APHIS also has avian flu vaccines for poultry, which can be used in some situations.”We do indeed have a (poultry) vaccine that is effective against the H5N1 virus that’s currently circulating in parts of Asia,” DeHaven added.Although H5N1 has not been found in North America, “the expanding global spread of H5N1 increases the likelihood that it will eventually be detected here,” said Richard Kearney, wildlife program coordinator at the US Geological Survey in the Interior Department.USDA is working with the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Service (AFWS) and the USGS to address that possibility, Kearney said. FWS and USGS biologists have been sampling migratory birds in Alaska for H5N1, which bolsters other ongoing avian flu studies. A program for 2006 will include more comprehensive surveillance and detection to provide an early warning if migratory birds carry H5N1 into North America.Dr. Richard Raymond, undersecretary for food safety at USDA, said the US inspection system ensures poultry is free from visible signs of disease.”If high-path avian influenza were to be detected in the United States, I want to assure the American public that the chance of that infected poultry ever entering the food chain would be extremely low,” Raymond said.See also: WHO news release on Thailand casehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_11_01/en/index.htmlWHO news release on measures to stop the spread in new outbreakshttp://www.who.int/influenza/resources/documents/guidance_publichealthmeasures_h5n1_10_2005/en/index.htmlUSDA news release on US response to avian fluhttp://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=2005/10/0459.xmllast_img read more

first_imgIn addition to delays in reporting deaths where the deceased had tested positive, deaths where COVID-19 was a contributory factor could also have been omitted from the figures, according to the company.Baxter said this is confirmed by data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for deaths registered up to 2 May 2020, which also include those where COVID-19 is mentioned “somewhere” on the death certificate.Club Vita analysis suggests that including these deaths brings the true toll for deaths directly related to COVID-19 to around 40,000 as at that date.In addition, Baxter said: “Since early April we have also seen unseasonably high levels of deaths which make no mention of COVID-19 – around 3,000 higher each week than usual for this time of year.”He concluded: “Putting all this together means that the combined direct and indirect loss of life from COVID-19 may now be 60,000 – double the official number.”Charlie Finch, partner at LCP, said: “It is too early yet to draw firm conclusions on the impact that higher COVID-19 related mortality may have on insurer pricing and pension scheme finances.However, current projections for potential excess deaths in the UK suggest the impact will not be significant, with the bigger impact being swings in financial markets.”Stephen Caine, pensions consultant at Willis Towers Watson, said: “The actuarial profession’s mortality committee, the CMI, estimates that the increase in total death numbers in the UK due to the pandemic is likely to have already exceeded 60,000. However, even if the final toll were much worse – for example 300,000 – the impact on the funding level of a defined benefit (DB) scheme, with a membership roughly representative of the UK demographic, may be just 0.5%.”The impact is smaller than might be expected given the fact that most deaths would be for older members and retirees in such a pension scheme. This would cut short benefit income streams and so reduce pension liabilities, he acknowledged.According to Caine, the most material effect of COVID-19 for pension schemes will be its long-term impact on future mortality rates, which is, however, harder to gauge.He said: “Periods of austerity can correlate with a slowdown in life expectancy improvements – for instance, such a slowdown has been taking place since 2011. So if the COVID-19 crisis is followed by a deep recession, we could see a continued slowdown in life expectancy improvement which could take 2% off pension scheme liabilities, but this would emerge over time rather than happen immediately.”Conversely, Caine also recognised that lifestyle and environmental changes occurring under lockdown – such as minimal use of cars and cleaner air – could be responsible for improving longevity which may offset the recessionary effect.He concluded: “The big question is where long-term life expectancy is going to: this creates a lot more uncertainty for trustees and sponsors in computing the three-yearly valuation and long-term planning.”Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. The UK’s death toll so far from COVID-19 could be double the official figures, but the impact on pension funds is likely to be far less significant than potential changes in long-term mortality rates associated with the virus, consultants have said.According to analysis by Club Vita, the provider of longevity risk informatics, the actual UK mortality so far from COVID-19 is likely to be around 60,000 – double the official tally.The company said the discrepancy with figures published by the UK government is being caused by delays and omissions in compiling the totals.Steven Baxter, head of innovation at Club Vita, said: “Despite the [government] briefings now including both hospital deaths and deaths in the community where the individual has tested positive for COVID-19, under-reporting is still an issue.”last_img read more

first_img Anchorage Apartments.The 10-story building includes 42 two, three and three-bedroom plus study apartments ranging from 140 to 280 sqm.Anchorage Apartments’ Rick Sheida said interest in the project was surging and they looked forward to welcoming potential buyers through the building from September.“To have already sold 65 per cent of the fourth stage by the topping out is incredibly exciting and a testament to the strong buyer proposition this development offers in terms of its waterfront location, generous apartment size, luxury finishes and amenities and spectacular views,” Mr Sheida said. “Many of our buyers are already familiar with the lifestyle and luxury of life at Anchorage having purchased into the fourth stage after living in an apartment in one of our other buildings. We look forward to showing future residents through the building in September ahead of welcoming them to their new home later this year.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSpring selling predictions for 202002:37THE latest addition to the Hope Island waterfront has culminated this month with the topping out of Anchorage Apartments’ $46 million fourth stage.The project, on Sheehan Ave, has attracted strong sales interest with 65 per cent of stock already sold. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoAnchorage Apartments.The residences feature a butler’s pantry, wine fridge, limited double lockup garages, electric car charging stations and 30 sqm balconies.Resident facilities include a gym and Seychelles-style resort pool. The waterfront apartments have 15m private marina berths with direct access to the Coomera River, Broadwater and beyond. Prices in the fourth stage start at $700,000.last_img read more

first_imgMagseis, a Norwegian geophysical company, has completed its first large-scale survey using a modular ROV-crew.Magseis said on Thursday that it had recovered the last sensor on the 4D seabed seismic survey in the North Sea.Magseis CEO, Idar Horstad, added: “This proves the efficiency of our modular-ROV based concept. We believe the concept holds significant potential for our clients in conducting more cost-efficient and flexible 4D surveys. Magseis is now actively marketing the crew across several regions.”Back in December 2016 Magseis won a contract for a full azimuth 4D seabed seismic acquisition survey using the company’s proprietary Marine Autonomous Seismic System (MASS) system.The contract, awarded by ConocoPhillips, began during the second quarter of 2017 and it was estimated to last approximately three months inclusive of mobilization to the prospect. The deal included the mobilization of a second, ROV-based crew for the project.According to Magseis’ second quarter financial results report from August, the survey was conducted on ConocoPhillips’ Eldfisk by using 3,000 MASS nodes and two ROVs.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

first_img Sharing is caring! 53 Views   no discussions Share Share Former Health Minister John Fabien. Image via: GIS NewsFormer Health Minister John Fabien is among three Dominicans selected to receive the Sisserou Award of Honor on Independence Day for his contribution to the health sector.The Sisserou Award of Honor and Services Medal of Honor Awards are awarded to deserving Dominicans for their contributions to various sectors of development on the island and is usually given during the Independence Day celebrations on November 3rd.Fabien says he is elated to be one of the recipients of the highest award of honor this independence season.He said the award comes at a time when there have been several strides in the health sector.“I think that sometimes in our lives we do things and we really do not know how they will benefit the lives of others. I am happy that the country has decided to recognize me for my contribution to the health sector. My tenure in health started just after high school and I have worked in the health sector my entire life, at mid management level, at senior management level…my whole life has been given to the health sector and I am very honored” he said.He says some of his major accomplishments include his work in the implementation of the primary health care program in Dominica.Dr Damien Dublin and the Eastern Caribbean Conference of Seventh Day Adventist are the other two recipients of the Sisserou Award of Honor.Meantime Vyleen Hazel is expected to receive an award for long service in Pre-school education while Glenford Andrew will receive that award for his involvement in Print Technology.Five individuals will receive Services Medal of Honor Awards. Bingsworth Casimir for his contribution to music, Antoine Raffoul for his contribution to the business sector, Lullalyn “Lyn’ Edwards for her contribution to the Agricultural sector and Loverty Greenaway for his contribution in the field of Mechanical Engineering.In the Meritorious Award section, Arthur Massicot will receive an award for community development, Michael Murphy for Public Sector Management, Marvlyn Birmingham for Public Sector Management, Reverend Clair Mitchel for Pastoral Leadership and Oliver Sanderson for Community Development.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img LocalNews Former Health Minister elated to receive Sisserou Award of Honor by: – November 1, 2011 Share Tweetlast_img read more

first_imgElva I. Laws, 100 of Moores Hill passed away Friday April 21, 2017 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Elva was born Thursday January 4, 1917 in Sparta the daughter of John S. and Stella Mae (Popham) Ickenroth. She married James R. Laws September 28, 1946 and he preceded her in death October 28, 1990. She was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church, Milan Legion Auxiliary, Milan VFW Auxiliary, The Indiana Nurses Association and RN Club of Dearborn County.  Elva Graduated from Moores Hill High School in 1934 and later graduated Bethesda School of Nursing in Cincinnati 1939. She worked at the Whitlatch Clinic and Hospital for 8 years under Dr. Warn from 1962-1968. She retired from the Ripley County Health Nurse in 1975.  During all of those years she still helped her husband at the funeral home.  Elva enjoyed knitting, cooking and spending time with her family.Her survivors include sons: Robert James (Gail) Laws of Moores Hill; Jon Noble Laws of Bloomington, IN; 4 Grandchildren: Lisa Marie Kohli, Carly (Ryan) Langferman Kerry Laws and Robert James-Noble (Jenny) Laws. 6 Great Children: Trenton, Grant, Beckett Langferman and Kameron Laws Adalynn Laws, and James Noble-Knight Laws.   She was preceded in death by her husband James Robert Laws, daughter Nikki Marie Laws in 1996, brother: Dale Ickenroth.Funeral services will be at 10:30AM Tuesday April 25, 2017 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan with Pastor Tom Holt and Pastor Pam Wooden officiating.  Burial will follow at Craven Cemetery south of Milan.  Visitation will be Tuesday 9-10:30AM also at the funeral home.   Memorials may be made to the Milan Fire Department, Milan Dollars for Scholars or Milan Moving MES Forward. Arrangements entrusted to Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan; go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

first_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Body Features That Are Extremely Rare But Very RemarkableThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Nigeria and Huesca midfielder, Kelechi Nwakali, is desiring a possible move to FC Barcelona. The player whose role models are former Arsenal star Nwankwo Kanu and ex-Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is aspiring to play along with the Argentine star,Lionel Messi. The 22-year-old has struggled to play top-flight football since he bursts into the limelight at the 2015 U17 World Cup, where he captained Nigeria to victory at the tournament. The midfielder joined the Gunners in 2016 but failed to play a single game for the Emirates Stadium outfit during his three-year stay and made do with loan spells at MVV Maastricht, VVV-Venlo and Porto B. In the summer of 2019, the midfielder secured a permanent move to Spanish Segunda Division side Huesca and recently helped them gained promotion to La Liga. Nwakali only played five league games for the Oscenses, owing to visa issues and hopes to feature regularly for the side in the top flight. The midfielder also revealed Nigeria legend Kanu and former Ivory Coast international Toure as players he models his football after while also hoping to fulfil his long-term dream of playing for Spanish giants Barca. “I am delighted that my club has gained promotion to the Spanish La Liga. It was not easy for my team at the second division because of the quality of teams at that level,” Nwakali said, per the Guardian. “I was only able to play in five games because I had Spanish visa issues. My focus now is to work hard to play regularly when the league resumes. “I have always hoped to play for Barcelona someday as a young footballer but in life, you must start somewhere to achieve your dream. I am delighted that I am now a player in the Spanish top league. “Giving my best to my club remains the priority now. As a young footballer, I aspire to play like Kanu Nwankwo and Yaya Toure because I fancy their style of play.” Nwakali has one cap for the Nigeria national team while his teammates at U17 level, Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze have become a key part of the Super Eagles. “I believe when Coach Gernot Rohr needs me, he will invite me. I speak with him at times and I know my time will soon come,” He continued. read also:Nwakali’s Huesca emerge Segunda Division champions on final day Napoli coach Gattuso trusting UEFA on rise in Barcelona coronavirus cases“I am delighted that my teammates, Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze are doing well in Super Eagles. My aspiration is to join them in the team. They understand my kind of play and we connect very well on the pitch.” Nwakali will hope to deliver convincing showings for Huesca to boost his chances of enjoying regular call-ups to the Super Eagles. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

first_imgFraser Forster could be back in action with Southampton before the turn of the year, some four months ahead of schedule. Press Association Saints initially thought Forster may be sidelined for an entire year, but the 27-year-old has made impressive progress through arduous rehabilitation. “He’s doing very well, everything is going to plan and it is fast,” said Koeman. “I don’t want to say he will be back in four weeks but it’s going good. “He could be part of the group in four or five weeks.” Forster joined Southampton from from Celtic in a £10million deal in August 2014, establishing himself as a mainstay under Koeman before his long-term injury. Forster’s impending return to fitness will prove a boost to country as well as club, with the three-cap keeper’s availability bolstering boss Roy Hodgson’s resources. Should Forster return to top form across the second half of the Premier League campaign, then he will fight for a spot in England’s Euro 2016 squad. “He has worked very hard and is already training with Dave Watson, and that’s real goalkeeper sessions,” said Koeman. “Everybody is happy with how he is and that he’s recovering well. “We know it takes a long time to recover to 100 per cent but he will come back. “He’s coming back from April which is a long time. “He needs continued training and his first game will be in the Under-21s. “That’s the same for everybody, goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders; everybody plays in the Under-21s first.” The England goalkeeper has already started light training as he continues his recovery from patellar tendon knee surgery in March. Southampton boss Ronald Koeman believes the former Newcastle and Celtic custodian could be back in full training “in four or five weeks”. last_img read more

first_imgThe USC men’s and women’s diving teams will host the Trojan Diving Invitational on Friday and Saturday at McDonald’s Stadium.For the Trojans, this event provides the opportunity for the highly ranked teams to get started on the right foot and to make early statements.The men’s diving squad, led by three first-time divers, looks to continue its success from last season. Freshmen Jordan Gear and Jason Harter will compete for the Trojans, as will junior Cody Walwick, who is a first-time diver.Last season the men’s swim and dive squad finished at No. 7 after strong performances at the NCAA championships. This year USC has higher goals, and Saturday’s meet is the first step toward achieving them.“We [have been] looking for a training result since the beginning of the season,” USC coach Hongping Li said. “This meet will provide a warm up for the dual meet coming up next week against [Arizona and Arizona State].”On the women’s team, three-time Pac-10 diver of the year senior Victoria Ishimatsu returns to lead the team to even greater heights than last year’s squad, which finished No. 5 in the country at season’s end. Joining Ishimatsu will be freshmen Jessie Warren and Celia Pinczower.Ishimatsu appears to be the story on the women’s side.She was named an All-American in two events, the 1-meter springboard and the 3-meter springboard. She also won the Pac-10 championship in the 3-meter springboard.This is the first major tournament of the season, and will include last year’s national champion California. For many of the divers, it will be their first collegiate competition.“I am sure many first competitors in this event will be excited and anticipate to compete to their potential,” Li said. “It will be a good test for all divers early in the season.”Though this is the first event of the year, Li expects the Trojans to perform to the best of their abilities.“[We want] to see the divers to be able to perform [at] the level they have been trained,” Li said.Also competing will be Stanford, which finished in the top five in the men’s and women’s rankings, as well as Arizona, Wisconsin, BYU, Air Force, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, Fresno State and Cal State Bakersfield.The meet will begin Friday at 10 a.m. and will continue into Saturday, with the final event  at 11:30 am.last_img read more