Track and Field Receives USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

first_imgAugust 14, 2018 /Sports News – Local Track and Field Receives USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors Brad James Tags: Adrian Jones/Albert McArthur/Alena Gillespie/Utah Valley Track and Field FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Tuesday, Utah Valley men’s and women’s track and field each earned U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Division I all-academic team honors for the 2017-18 year.Additionally, three Wolverines earned USTFCCCA individual All-American honors.These honorees include senior sprinter Alena Gillespie of Highland, Utah, who earned these honors for the second consecutive year, and first-time honorees in sophomore distance runner Adrian Jones of Meridian, Idaho and sophomore Albert McArthur of Port Orchard, Wash., who specializes in jumps.Incidentally, all three of these Wolverines’ track and field athletes also qualified for the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field West preliminary championships.To qualify for these all-academic honors, student-athletes must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.25, and meet the athletic standards for both the indoor and outdoor track seasons.Furthermore, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I championships (including preliminary rounds) for the indoor season.Additionally, for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the indoor regular season ranked in the national Top 96 in an individual event or Top 48 in a relay event on the NCAA’s official POP list which is provided by tfrrs.org. Written bylast_img read more

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Record breakers across the auction market

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Record breakers across the auction market previous nextAgencies & PeopleRecord breakers across the auction marketWell, what a year 2017 was for auctions!The Negotiator15th February 20180451 Views David Sandeman, Managing Director at Essential Information Group, reports:We report on every property auction held in the UK and over the past two years we’ve seen not only a more challenging backdrop in terms of political situation, a hardening of attitude towards the professional property buyer with stamp duty hikes and section 24, but also, in the wider residential market, a slowing down in both price increases and the appetite to buy property and number of transactions. This is all under the cloud of an election that left the country with a weak government, uncertainty over Brexit and a small but significant interest rate rise. These events all happened in the second half of 2017, so how did they impact the property auction market?You’ll see from the table below that when we compare the first half of 2016 with the first half of 2017, the number of lots offered fell by 6.3 per cent, the lots sold fell by 4.6 per cent, and the amount raised auctions fell by 7 per cent. The same comparison with the respective second half of the year, notwithstanding the clouds mentioned above, shows lots offered up 1.9 per cent, lots sold up 3.9 per cent, the amount raised 3.8 per cent.Over the 27 years that we’ve been covering auctions I’ve often noticed that if there is uncertainty in the wider residential market place auctions tend to fare better.WHY IS THIS?I would suggest it is that the auction industry is very sensitive to changing market sentiment and whereas estate agents would be keen to list properties they are offered by vendors and agree an asking price set by an optimistic vendor, auctioneers will only take a property onto the books if a sensible and realistic reserve can be agreed with the vendor so that they can maintain their sale rates, with the national average being around 76 per cent. Added to this in an increasingly difficult private treaty market where the fall through rate of offers is uncomfortably high, vendors like the certainty of the exchange contracts happening on the fall of the gavel and not finding that several weeks after their offer has been accepted the purchaser is not proceeding.EXPECTATIONS FOR 2018?Well, initial feedback from the auction community is that the buoyancy of the second half of 2017 will be seen to continue through 2018. In addition, I think we will see a big increase in the number of lots being offered solely online at an eBay style auction. This method of selling properties at auction has been around for some time now, the first lot sold on our platform was over four years ago, but it is now gaining momentum. I have seen within the industry and partially as a response to the testing market conditions, estate agents looking to work with established auction houses to not only offer properties in the ‘room’ with the certainty of a sale on the fall of the gavel, but also to offer them either in the room or increasingly online using the ‘conditional sale’ method.The conditional sale method has great appeal to potential buyers who are not in a position to exchange contracts on the fall of the gavel. What happens is that on the fall of the gavel the purchaser will, on payment of a fee effectively secure an option to exchange contracts on that property within four weeks. This crucially gives the buyer time to do his due diligence on the property, arrange finance, and prepare to move.On the flipside the vendor will have a buyer who has paid several thousand pounds for this option, and the ‘fall through’ rates of these sales is very low, less than 5 per cent, and not the high rates that the wider market is currently experiencing. In addition timeframes are set and in the main adhered to allowing the vendors to plan his future more certainty. This, I think, will be a big growth area in auctions in 2018 and beyond. Existing auctioneers who are partnering with estate agents in this manner for online auctions include SDL auctions, Network Auctions, IAM sold, and Pattinson’s. I have no doubt other auctioneers and agents will enter the arena in the near future.We live in changing times and certainly 2017/2018 will mark a big change in the way properties are sold by auction in the UK. Currently two per cent of property is sold by auction, with these innovations I am confidently that will grow significantly.auction auction market auctioneers David Sandeman February 15, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Sri Lanka Navy Intercepts 97 Persons Illegally Bound for Australia

first_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Lanka Sri Lanka Navy Intercepts 97 Persons Illegally Bound for Australia View post tag: Navy View post tag: 97 View post tag: Persons View post tag: Sri View post tag: Australia Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Intercepts March 27, 2013 Sri Lanka Navy intercepted 97 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler in the early hours of 27th March 2013. The trawler named “Sumudu Putha” was intercepted by a Sri Lanka Navy’s Fast Naval Patrol Craft in the South-eastern seas.Among the arrested persons are 39 males, 18 females and 40 children. They are residents of Batticaloa, Ampara, Puttalam, Badulla, Mannar, Killinochchi, Chilaw and Negombo. They were brought to Oluwil Harbour to be handed over to the CID for further investigations.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 27, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: Illegally View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Bound View post tag: For Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Intercepts 97 Persons Illegally Bound for Australia last_img read more

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Fire at Oxford immigration detention centre

first_imgAt approximately 9pm last night a fire began in one of the centre’s three blocks. Reports suggest that it had been put under control by midnight.The centre, run privately by MITIE, has bed space male long-term detainees awaiting case resolutions and subsequent expulsion from the United Kingdom, according to the UK Border Agency.A Home Office spokesman has said that about half of the detainees are being relocated to other centres.last_img

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Open House squatters evicted from second University building

first_imgTwenty members of the Osney Open House group who have been forced to leave a second University building have been offered shelter at a church in East Oxford, it has been revealed.Members of the Osney House Group—previously known as Iffley Open House—have received support from around 200 volunteers, activists and Oxford University students over the last few months.The group claimed squatters’ rights at the Old Power Station in Osney two weeks ago.However, following a court hearing last week, the group were served an Interim Possession Order (IPO) which stated they had to vacate the Old Power Station by 4pm on Monday (13th March).The Old Power Station is owned by the University of Oxford, and there are proposals for the Saïd Business School to lease the building from the University to help meet its requirements for more teaching space.The Business School have said that any redevelopment plans “will provide further teaching space for our post-graduate and executive business participants”, particularly those who join the School for short executive education programmes. In addition, it says that the redevelopment would ensure there are “catering and facilities for that group and some high quality residential rooms for those who need to stay overnight”.Speaking to the BBC on the difficulties the group have faced over the last few months, volunteer Miranda Shaw said: “One good thing is that it has created enough of a stir that there are big conversations happening.“We will be coming together in the coming weeks to meet churches, councils, the university, service providers and police. There is the intention to find creative solutions.”Another volunteer and group spokesman, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Oxford Times: “We have managed to squirrel away lots of residents’ items among volunteers’ houses and garages.“This is the official end of the Open House project but we are continuing our support with the residents through casework, trying to help them get jobs and getting their paperwork in place.”Before moving into the Old Power Station, the group were squatting in a former VW showroom in Iffley Road, owned by Wadham College.Since New Year’s Eve the group had being using the building to house up to 20 homeless people. They had been providing cooked meals and washing facilities, as well as skills to help the residents find new work.Oxford University students, including the ‘Hertford for the Homeless’ campaign, worked alongside local volunteers to aid the homeless residents. However, the leaseholders of the ground floor of the building—The Midcounties Cooperative—issued a possession order to have the squatters evicted at the end of February, sparking demonstrations from activists.Members of Open House will continue talks with Oxford City Council and Oxford University about long-term solutions to the city’s homelessness crisis.last_img read more

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IS IT TRUE APRIL 16, 2018

first_imgIS IT TRUE during last City Council meeting the Finance Chairmen and At-large City Council menember Jonaphan Weaver asked the City Controller how much money he had in the General Fund? …City Controller, Russ Lloyd Jr. said; the fund is currently over $11 million dollar in the red? …we wonder if all the unpaid city employees medical bills were included in this figure? …that Controller Lloyd, Jr also said; that the City will be receiving the property installment in May? IS IT TRUE that 8th District Congressional Republican primary candidate Dr. Richard Moss has publically stated that he wants to end birthright citizenship, block amnesty programs, defund sanctuary cities, deport all illegal immigrants, terminate the diversity VISA lottery, encourage merit-based immigration, build a wall and secure our border?  …we would like to know what Congressman Larry Bucshon’s positions are on these important national issues before the upcoming Republican primary?IS IT TRUE if you are upset with the callous disregard that 8th District Congressmen Larry Bucshon has shown towards the voters of the his District by not debating his opponent you can send him a strong message on election day?  …we respectfully suggest you can send the Congressman a strong message on election day by not voting for him; voting for his opponent or don’t cast a vote in the Republican primary in the 8th Congressional District race?IS IT TRUE we remember in years past if a candidate running for political office turned down an Evansville Courier and Press invitation to publicaly debate their opponent they would had been taken to task?  …in the good ole days when a political candidate declined to participate in the Courier and Press sponsored debate the editiorial staff would write an in your face article that chastises the canididate for his callous disregard towards the voters for not debating his opponent?IS IT TRUE last week loyal supporters of the Thunderbolt Hockey team received taxpayers subsidized “Free Tickets” to see the playoff game with the Macon Mayhem? …that free ticket night draw a crowd of 365 above the average of 2309?  …if the Evansville Thunderbolts would had charged $10 a ticket they would have made $26,740 instead of collecting zero dollars from admissions? …we wonder what the Ford Center management charged the Thunderbolts owners to rent the Ford Center for this event?IS IT TRUE the Democratic primary race for the Pigeon Township Trustee has turned into an extremely competitive political contest? …that the current Pigeon Township Trustee Mary Hart is well know and respected and by all accounts has done a credible job in that position for well over 22 years? …Ms. Hart challengers resume shows that she has done some notable thing during her professional career? …we are told that Ms. Mariama Wilson is personable and hardworking?  … this is the only contested Democratic primary race on the ballot? …we wish both candidates the best in this race?IS IT TRUE this evening that U.S. Senate Republican primary candidate Mike Braum and Vanderburgh County Commission Republican primary candidate Steve Hammer will be holding a joint “MEET AND GREET” reception at the Roca Bar-North between 4-7 pm?  …that the invititation sent out the public by Mr. Hammer’s campaign staff stated “that both candidates are like minded; they are both conservatives Southern Indiana businessmen and both want government to make it easier for businesses to start up, expand and relocate to our local commiunities”?  …this mailer also stated that “both canidates are political outsiders?”  …if any other political primary candidates has a similar “MEET AND GREET” event please send information to the City-County Observer we shall also post it at no charge? We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?center_img IS IT TRUE last week it was reported that the Bosse High School principal has been appointed the “Director of Strategic Engagement” for the EVSC? …it was also reported that the principal of Harrison High School has been appointed the “Director of Research for School Improvement” for EVSC? …its been alleged that both individuals will be making over well over $100,000 in these positions? …we are told that several EVSC classroom teachers are leaving the system because they are underpaid? …too bad that some of the high salaries being paid to top administrators housed in the EVSC Admin building couldn’t be passed down to our hardworking and underpaid classroom teachers?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that Congressman Larry Buschon should debate his opponent, Dr. Richard Moss?Please take time and read our articles entitled “Statehouse Files, Channel 44 News, Daily Devotions, Law enforcement, Readers Poll, Birthdays, Hot Jobs, and Local Sports.You are now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Big chill at new UK plant

first_imgFrozen cookie production at a new UK plant is benefiting from high-volume refrigeration plant supplied by Eurotek (Aylsham, Norwich). The line at Rich Products’ plant in Hartlebury, Worcestershire, includes a new, made-to-measure, Eurotek spiral freezer and refrigeration plant. This can handle a range of product sizes and weights at a maximum speed of around 2,000kg an hour. Rich Products transferred its frozen cookie production from Holland to the UK last year – a move that has enabled it to better serve major clients such as Tesco. Eurotek MD Roger Smith says: “The spiral freezing system offers exceptional flexibility. It can handle large volumes and is well suited to handling product such as cookies, which have been deposited onto sheets of paper.”Constructed entirely from stainless steel, the horizontal airflow spiral freezer is easy to clean and maintain, with a variable speed belt, says Eurotek.last_img read more

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Sainsbury’s reports ‘solid’ start to year

first_imgSainsbury’s has reported a slight 0.8% drop in Q1 like-for-like retail sales (excluding fuel).However, in a statement for the 12 weeks to 4 June 2016, the grocery retailer was able to report a slight rise in total retail sales of 0.3% (excluding fuel).Sainsbury’s hailed the results as a “solid start” to the year, while acknowledging that food price deflation had continued to impact sales and made market conditions “challenging”.In the update, Sainsbury’s also laid out its five-point strategy to deliver a vision of being “the most trusted retailer” which people love to shop at. These points were:Knowing its customers better than anyone elseResponding to customer feedback, the company said it had simplified and lowered its pricing. It had abandoned its Brand Match scheme and, instead, had lowered the price of everyday products. For instance, 250g grated Cheddar cheese had dropped from £2.00 to £1.75. It added that the vast majority of its multi-buy deals will be phased out by August.Great products and services at fair pricesThe company has improved and expanded it allergen-free foods to cover more allergen-specific groups than ever before. The Deliciously FreeFrom range now covers nut, gluten, wheat, milk, eggs and soya allergies with “clear, market-leading” labelling.There for its customersSainsbury’s continues to pursue a multi-channel strategy, claiming growth in both its convenience and online grocery platforms. It also highlighted its new Sainsbury’s groceries online app, which it said gave customers greater flexibility with their online shopping.Colleagues making a differenceThe company praised the customer service delivered by its staff members, claiming its in-store operational metrics for both service and availability had exceeded its targets and improved year-on-year.Its values make it differentHighlighting the importance of its values, Sainsbury’s said its ‘Waste less, Save more’ campaign to tackle household waste was well under way. It said that families in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, were trialling a range of technologies as part of the campaign, including the latest Bosch refrigerator. Fitted with a camera, it allows consumers to see what is in their fridge while shopping to avoid unnecessary waste.”solid start”Speaking about the Q1 figures, Mike Coupe, chief executive at Sainsbury’s, said: “We have made a solid start to the year with like-for-like transaction growth across all our channels and total volume growth. Customers continue to shop with Sainsbury’s, knowing we will deliver on our commitment to provide great quality products and services at fair prices, whenever and wherever they wish to shop.“Sainsbury’s is well-positioned. Our core food business offers customers choice, quality and a clear value proposition. General merchandise and clothing continue to perform well with good sales growth across both businesses, and we continue to see encouraging results from Sainsbury’s Bank, a significant opportunity for long-term growth.“Market conditions remain challenging. Food price deflation continues to impact our sales and pressures on pricing mean the market will remain competitive for the foreseeable future. However, we are confident that our strategy to be a trusted multi-channel, multi-product and -services retailer is delivering and will enable us to continue to outperform our major peers.”In May, Sainsbury’s reported a 14% fall in underlying yearly profits but a £620m rise in pre-tax profits.last_img read more

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One by one, they’re making a difference

first_img Explore Sarah Lockridge-Steckel left Harvard College in 2009 and headed to Memphis, Tenn., where she co-founded The Collective, a nonprofit that works with schools, businesses, and community groups to remove barriers to success for disadvantaged youth.Anne Sung returned home after Commencement in 2000, trading in classes in Harvard Yard to teach in one of Texas’ poorest regions, the Rio Grande Valley on the Mexican border. The lessons from her days with Teach for America resonate today in her role as a trustee of the Houston Independent School District, overseeing the public schools she’d graduated from decades earlier.Fresh from Harvard Law School, Emily Broad Leib went to the rural Mississippi Delta to use her background to improve the lives of residents. Her work there was varied and included one unlikely task early on: Writing a grant for a wood chipper to get rid of fallen tree limbs that were drawing snakes. Now an HLS assistant professor, her experience prompted her to start the Law School’s Mississippi Delta project, which provides public policy and legal help on issues important to the community.The trio are just a sampling of the legions of dedicated, caring, and talented individuals who over the years have brought the skills developed and passions nurtured at Harvard to communities around the country, embracing former Harvard President Charles William Eliot’s admonition, “Depart to Serve Better Thy Country and Thy Kind.” That call to public service, inscribed on Dexter Gate at the edge of the Yard, amounts to a kind of final lesson upon leaving campus.Today the Harvard Gazette is launching a digital project titled “To Serve Better,” featuring dozens of tales of Harvard affiliates like Broad Leib, Sung, and Lockridge-Steckel who returned home — or set up shop in a new home — and worked tirelessly toward the greater good, teaching, inspiring, organizing, legislating, and persevering through setbacks.,The series website contains stories, photos, maps, links, and video chronicling the work of these individuals across the U.S. and its territories. It launches this week with the first wave of 14 from California, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington, and Washington, D.C.The theme for this first batch is “empower,” and the accounts highlight people who work with small groups or grass-roots organizations to strengthen their communities.The project will eventually include sagas from all 50 states, plus additional ones from U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. They will be posted in waves with the themes of “Create,” focusing on inventors, makers, designers, and artists; “Respond,” dedicated to those who heal, fix, and provide service or aid to others; and “Improve,” spotlighting those who seek to fight injustice, solve problems, and advocate for communities at an institutional level.While working on this project, one thing became clear. While the range of their experiences was wide and varied, all of those profiled shared a similar goal. Take Theresa Reno-Weber, a 2008 Harvard Kennedy School graduate, former U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant, and president and CEO of Metro United Way in Louisville, Ky. This is how she explained what drives her to the work she does: “At my core is a desire to leave any place better than I found it, including the organization in which I work or the community in which I live.” To Serve Better Stories of people committed to public purpose and to making a positive difference in communities throughout the country.last_img read more

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Senator Borrello, Assemblyman Goodell Advance Plan To Restart New York

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),I would be interested to know how many people in chautauqua county have been tested?,How many have this virus that doesn’t even know they have it? It’s so scary out there ALBANY – With the COVID-19 crisis spiking unemployment in the state, shuttering thousands of  businesses and driving up government budget deficits, Senator George Borrello and Assemblyman Andy Goodell advanced a plan for a phased-in reopening of New York’s economy.The strategy hinges on application of a regionally based assessment model that would determine risk level based on a variety of factors including population density, infection rate and health care capacity. The strategy would also incorporate risk analysis by industry.The geographical template for the plan would be the state’s existing ten Regional Economic Development Council zones (REDC).Each zone would be evaluated based on a multi-tiered risk assessment that could include factors such as infection level, hospitalization utilization, demographic and trend data, such as the increase or decrease in number of active cases. Risk analysis by business sector would also be conducted, based on the four-level model developed by OSHA, with corresponding guidelines for protecting workers safety.“Almost like a horror film, the COVID-19 pandemic invaded our world seemingly overnight, and in so doing, changed life as we know it. While our battle with this insidious virus isn’t over, the strength and unity of New Yorkers in meeting this challenge has been extraordinary, helping us ‘flatten the curve’ and ease infection rates in many of our hardest hit downstate areas,” said Senator George Borrello.“However, an economic crisis has been unfolding alongside our public health emergency. The shuttering of our businesses has resulted in staggering job losses – 1.2 million residents filed for unemployment over the past five weeks, four times the total number of jobs lost during the Great Recession of 2008.”“While New York is one state, we cannot ignore the reality that there is a huge gap between infection rates in New York City and its surrounding counties and rural areas of upstate. For example, in Chautauqua County we currently have four active cases and a substantial drop in the number of people in precautionary quarantine. That is just one example, but it is illustrative of the experience of many rural areas,” said Borrello. “Under the plan we are advancing, economies in regions like this could be safely restarted by following safety protocols, putting people back to work and saving many small businesses from having to close their doors forever.”“Each day that passes puts us in further economic jeopardy. While the governor’s statewide edicts have been done out of an abundance of caution, we cannot restart our economy with the same ‘one-size-fits-all’ process,” said Assemblyman Andy Goodell. “The impact of this pandemic on the various regions of our state has been vastly different and a common-sense plan needs to be tailored to fit the level of risk.”Senator Borrello and Assemblyman Goodell have submitted their plan to New York State Commissioner of Tax and Finance, Michael Schmidt, who will be part of the Cuomo administration’s team working on restarting the economy.last_img read more

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