‘Tidal wave of change’ sets the stage for most intriguing Red Rocks Preview in years

University of Utah sophomore Alexia Burch applies chalk to her hands before competing in the uneven bars during the Pac-12 Gymnastics Championship at the Maverick Center in West Valley City on Saturday, March 23, 2019. | Silas Walker, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Tom Farden was cracking jokes. Good ones too. There were those of the self-depreciating variety, like when he wondered aloud how a storied gymnastics program such as Utah’s couldn’t find a better face for their program, literally, than his own. Perhaps one with a little more hair. Then there was a Greg and Megan Marsden quip, in the face of Farden having become the only head… Read More

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The best in the country: Former Utah high school star Penei Sewell wins Outland Trophy as college football’s top interior lineman

FILE – In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, Oregon offensive lineman Penei Sewell (58) looks on as Oregon plays Auburn in an NCAA college football game, in Arlington, Texas. Sewell was selected to The Associated Press All-Pac 12 Conference team, and tied for Offensive Player of the Year with Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley and Utah running back Zack Moss, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File) | AP Former Desert Hills High School star Penei Sewell is the best interior lineman in college football. Just a sophomore offensive lineman for the Oregon Ducks, Sewell was named the Outland Trophy winner, given to the nation’s best interior lineman, on… Read More

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14 things we learned from Boris Johnson’s huge election victory last night

Boris Johnson’s Conservative party is on course for an unexpectedly big win in the UK general election, held on Thursday. The vote ensures Britain’s exit from the EU. After three years of delay, Brexit will now definitely happen. Here are 14 things we learned from the results: See all our UK election coverage here. Here we go! On Brexit: Leave voters were more determined and more numerous than many commentators — and some pollsters — said they would be. If you voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum, you went back to the ballot box yesterday doubly determined to see your vote respected. The British public has looked… Read More

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Europe’s Green Deal on climate change failed its first test 

Photo by ARIS OIKONOMOU/AFP via Getty Images In a stunning disappointment to environmentalists, a bid to cut the European Union’s greenhouse gas emissions to nearly zero by 2050 flopped at a key summit in Brussels. Today’s decision was the first test of whether the newly proposed European Green Deal — which promises to totally overhaul the continent’s economy — might turn into real action on climate change. Just one country, Poland, was the hold-out on the deal. The outcome in Brussels today signals a tough road ahead to secure commitments on climate action not only from European nations, but from other big polluters as well. New president of the European… Read More

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Mashup star DJ Earworm ends his decade with two new compilations and a promise

When “United State of Pop: Blame it on the Pop” debuted in 2009, DJ Earworm skyrocketed to stardom online. The nearly five-minute mashup from Jordan “DJ Earworm” Roseman used Billboard’s most popular 25 songs of the year to go beyond the bounds of typical viral success on YouTube. It was played on the radio, and found its own spot on top played lists. People became obsessed with Roseman’s unquestionable bop. Two years after his first stab at “United State of Pop” in 2007, Roseman had arrived. For the next 10 years, Roseman would produce a song at the end of every year that people looked forward to, releasing it on… Read More

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Utah Military Academy placed on warning amid financial, grading concerns

Members of the Utah Military Academy prepare to raise the flag during a ceremony at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in Salt Lake City on Monday, May 27, 2019. | Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Military Academy was placed on warning Thursday amid allegations that a student’s grades were changed to facilitate admission to a military academy, the school had circumvented state procurement laws, and has numerous financial deficiencies and concerns. Under the conditions of the “warning,” the school’s directors must report back to the Utah State Charter School Board in a month and then on a regular basis regarding its progress toward correcting state regulators’ concerns. The… Read More

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Utahn’s mental illness at the center of 7-year court case

James Norman | Utah County Jail PROVO — Earl Norman remembers the moment he first began to worry about his younger brother. It was a snowy day in February 2004, when James Clive Norman rode his bike from Lehi to his parents’ home in Orem and said he planned to continue the journey to Houston, which would host the Super Bowl. “He was frantically going through the house unplugging computers and looking for a way to access a floppy disk,” the brother said Tuesday in Provo’s 4th District Court. “He seemed very paranoid about the government finding out about something he had on a floppy disk.” Defense attorneys are asking… Read More

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The absurd life of Boris Johnson the Brexit-backing UK Prime Minister who is set to win a huge majority in the 2019 election

Boris Johnson is set to remain UK Prime Minister with a massive majority following the December 2019 General Election. Exit polls predict that Johnson’s Conservatives will have a majority of more than 80 seats in Parliament. The right-wing politician was formerly mayor of London, and also served as then-Prime Minister Theresa May’s foreign secretary for two years before resigning over her Brexit strategy. He has been a key campaigner to leave the EU, and made Brexit the central theme of the Conservative election campaign. Boris Johnson is set to remain UK Prime Minister with a vastly increased majority following a gruelling election on December 12. Exit polls predict that Johnson’s… Read More

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