BYU Baseball’s Jackson Cluff Receives Two Weekly Honors Monday

first_imgMay 13, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Baseball’s Jackson Cluff Receives Two Weekly Honors Monday Cluff, a native of Meridian, Idaho, is the first Cougar to win national player of the week honors twice this season. He also joins former BYU pitcher Kolton Mahoney, who is currently in the Miami Marlins organization, as the only Cougar to earn national weekly honors twice in a career. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Monday, BYU baseball sophomore shortstop Jackson Cluff was named as a Collegiate Baseball player of the week as well as the West Coast Conference player of the week. This season, Cluff leads the Cougars in batting average (.346), hits (62), runs (53), RBI (56), doubles (19) and stolen bases (12). Tags: BYU Baseball/Jackson Cluff/Kolton Mahoney/Miami Marlins/West Coast Conference player of the weekcenter_img Written by In four games last week, a loss to San Diego State and a series win over San Francisco, Cluff batted .562 with a 1.062 slugging percentage. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Utah Men’s Basketball Releases Non-Conference Schedule

first_imgJuly 16, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Basketball Releases Non-Conference Schedule Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Tuesday, Utah men’s basketball head coach Larry Krystkowiak announced the Utes’ non-conference schedule.This is headlined by five home games, a road trip to Reno, Nev. to play the Nevada Wolf Pack and neutral court appearances at Myrtle Beach, S.C., Las Vegas and Los Angeles during a 12-game non-conference tilt.The Utes’ season starts unofficially with an exhibition game against NCAA Division II Texas-Tyler October 30 at the Huntsman Center.The regular season commences with the trip to Reno November 5. This is the first time the Utes have not started the regular season at home since 1995, when they played Kansas at Kansas City, Mo.It is also the first true road game to start the regular season since visiting Weber State in 1976.The Utes will host Mississippi Valley State November 8 and Minnesota November 15.The Utes will then compete at the HTC Center November 21-24 at Conway, S.C. for the Myrtle Beach Classic.Utah then hosts UC Davis November 29, BYU December 4 and Central Arkansas December 7.The Utes will face Weber State December 14 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in the Beehive Classic and then square off against Kentucky December 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.They conclude the non-conference season December 22 at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles by facing San Diego State. Tags: BYU/Central Arkansas/Huntsman Center/Kansas/Kentucky/Larry Krystkowiak/Minnesota/Mississippi Valley State/Nevada Wolf Pack/San Diego State/Texas-Tyler/UC Davis/Utah Men’s Basketball/Weber Statelast_img read more

Virtual viewings: House buyers not ready to make offers without touching them first

first_imgLeading London estate agency Douglas & Gordon has revealed that house buyers have a long way to go before they will buy properties solely based on virtual viewings.Although many tech platforms and other estate agents have claimed in the past that virtual viewings will one day be the norm within the sales and lettings markets, Douglas & Gordon says its buyers still want to touch, feel and see properties in the flesh before committing to an offer.The company says this is the reason why it expects its full 2020 results to reflect lower sales volumes in London despite the stamp duty holiday induced boom since the chancellor’s announcement in July.It says that during the lockdown months “as a result of property viewings not being able to be undertaken in person and although video viewings were offered, there is a reluctance to buy property on this method alone,” its latest trading statement says.Stamp dutyThe company says the reduction in sales caused by the Covid restrictions will be made up in part by the stamp duty holiday on homes sold under £500,000.But the company’s results for the year ended 31st March 2020 show it was already dealing with the quieter London market caused by the then looming Brexit negotiations.Its revenues remained largely static, falling by just over £200,000 to £16.47 million for the 12 months period.The 18-branch agency, which has 187 employees, remains dominated by lettings, which turned over £8.6 million during the 12 months to 31st march compared to £5.47 million from sales.Read our recent interview with the D&G CEO. Douglas & Gordon virtual viewings December 24, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentJames Gibbs, Gibbs Gillespie Gibbs Gillespie 24th December 2020 at 9:48 amApart from the occasional investor buying from a new development, it is absolutely ludicrous to suggest that the public will buy without viewing a property. All this tech to just get the buyer through the front door makes me laugh. Probably something to do with those selling the stuff, they are bound to keep banging on about it.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Virtual viewings: House buyers not ready to make offers without touching them first previous nextAgencies & PeopleVirtual viewings: House buyers not ready to make offers without touching them firstLondon agency Douglas & Gordon says consumers still want to see property in the flesh before making a financial commitment.Nigel Lewis24th December 20201 Comment565 Viewslast_img read more

Indian Navy’s INS Kuthar Damaged in Accident

first_img Authorities INS Kuthar, Indian Navy’s Khukri class corvette, was damaged while operating in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory. View post tag: asia View post tag: Damaged According to Zee News, the accident happened when the corvette tried to enter the naval base harbour in the Andamans, where it is currently under repairs.This is the 15th reported mishap involving naval personnel and assets after the sinking of the Russian submarine INS Sindhurakshak in August last year.A Board of Inquiry (BoI) has been ordered to provide a detailed investigation into the incident.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 14, 2014; Image: Wikimedia July 14, 2014 View post tag: Accident Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy’s INS Kuthar Damaged in Accident Share this article View post tag: Indian Navy View post tag: Naval Indian Navy’s INS Kuthar Damaged in Accident View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: INS Kutharlast_img read more

Oxford “sixth” for student experience

first_imgOxford’s lowest categories were “good student union” with a score of 4.1, “cheap bar/shop/amenities” with 4.5 and “fair workload” with 4.7 points.Some students feel this survey does not reflect their experience at Oxford.“If Oxford has dropped from third to sixth, the adjudicators clearly haven’t been to Camera on a Tuesday night,” said Sebastian Leape, who reads PPE at Keble College.“I feel like my experience is probably worthy of first or at worst second place.”Jake Lancaster, however, a first year student of English, finds the social scene lacking.“No one is satisfied with cheap and sticky club nights that leave you feeling disgusted with yourself,” he complained.“Nowhere has a vibe that even approaches cool.”In spite of Oxford’s drop in the Student Experience ranking, THE’s 2010-2011 World University Rankings name Oxford, along with Cambridge, as the best university in Europe and the sixth in the world.The World University Rankings places more weight on aspects of universities such as the volume and influence of the research produced by the faculty than on quality of student life.Experts warn against placing too much emphasis on surveys and statistics when choosing a university.“There will be no statistical significance in the scores of similarly ranked universities,” said Eleanor Simmons, associate director of OpinionPanel, the market research company that conducted the survey.It is also difficult to generalise about elements such as accommodation and facilities that can vary significantly from college to college.However, higher tuition fees might cause students to research their choice of universities more thoroughly and give more consideration to surveys like these.NUS President Aaron Porter told THE, “As tuition fees are once again tripled, students will increase the pressure on their universities to deliver a high standard of academic, social and environmental experience.” The University of Oxford has fallen to sixth place in the 2010 Times Higher Education national “Student Experience” rankings, released last week. Oxford has consistently dropped in the rankings, after coming third in 2009 and second in 2008, and this year suffered particularly in categories of living expenses and workload.Cambridge has also suffered a drop in the rankings, from second in 2009 to fourth in 2010. The chart is topped for the fifth year running by Loughborough University. THE also deems Oxford students’ experience inferior to that of our counterparts at Sheffield, East Anglia and Dundee. The survey covers twenty-one categories ranging from quality of tuition, interest of staff and structure of course, to social life, community atmosphere and quality of facilities. The rankings are based on responses from 13,000 students at 113 different universities.The survey is entirely student-based, with even the categories being generated by students.  Oxford’s scores are based on the replies of 224 undergraduates representing various courses, colleges and years.  Respondents are recruited by email invitations from the University and Colleges Admissions Service.The universities ranked in the top ten have not changed since last year, though their positions within the  ten have shifted.Despite a disappointing overall ranking, Oxford came first in the categories of “good personal relationship with teaching staff,” with 6.3 out of seven possible points, and “tuition in small groups,” with 6.9 points compared to Cambridge’s 6.8. Oxford also scored well in the “high-quality staff/course” category, topping the table along with Cambridge, each with 6.5, and received a high mark of 6.6 for “good library and library opening hours.”“It is an endorsement of the tutorial system, and testament to the hard work of our teaching staff, that Oxford ranks so highly in areas such as small group teaching, good relationships between staff and students, and the quality of teaching provided,” said a spokesperson for the University.last_img read more

An amazing night at the Department of Recreation Annual Awards Dinner

first_imgLEONA PARENTE CORDON,AUDREY CONROY JURCISIN,MARY DESOMOND OSZMANSKI, ANGIE MAZZELLI BURTI,and forever in our hearts, our founder,CATHERINE DOLLY PLATANIA GARUFI To the Editor:On February 17, the Department of Recreation Annual Awards Dinner was held at the Bayonne Museum. It was an incredible evening. Pete Amadeo marked that it was 65 years ago that the first girl’s championship was won by the 50/50 Club Debs. The Debs was a group of girls who petitioned the department to start a league for girls during the early 1950’s.This year, Pete reached out to us and invited us to the annual dinner. We were set for a nice evening, but totally unprepared for the wonderful reception we received. The decorations were beautiful and the red carpet was marvelous. There was a banner with our team’s logo on it over the event. Pete arranged pictures of us mingled in with the current champs. I cannot believe the amount of work Pete had to do to accomplish all of this. Sixty-five years, hard to believe it was that long ago. Pete Amadeo has given us a night we will never forget. We love our t-shirts!last_img read more

Susan Tedeschi Says Trump Should Be Impeached If Elected

first_imgThe beloved Tedeschi Trucks Band continues to bowl over fans with their incredible display of soul music, so much so that they’ve actually gotten to perform in front of the President himself, Barack Obama, at the White House. In a new interview, Susan Tedeschi talks about what might happen to those White House gigs if Donald Trump gets elected.Her initial response is dismissive, saying, “He’s not gonna get in. He better not.” When the interviewer pushed the question once more, Tedeschi said, “We’d just have to impeach him. For being a jerk.”Amen. Tedeschi Trucks Band’s tour continues tonight, June 16th, at the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend, IN.last_img

America Ferrera Will Star in Lips Together, Teeth Apart Off-Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 23, 2014 Ferrera received an Emmy for her performance as Betty Suarez on the ABC comedy Ugly Betty. On stage, she has appeared off-Broadway in Dog Sees God and Bethany and in the West End in Chicago. Chernus’ off-Broadway credits include In the Wake, The Aliens and Close Up Space. On screen, he has appeared in Captain Phillips, The Bourne Legacy and Orange is the New Black. Chimo returns to Second Stage after starring in Bachelorette; her additional stage credits include Harvey, Bad Jews and Circle Mirror Transformation. Lysy has appeared on Broadway in The American Plan and Macbeth, as well as off-Broadway in Second Stage’s The Water’s Edge. In Lips Together, Teeth Apart, a brother and sister and their spouses spend a Fourth of July weekend in a Fire Island beach house. Thrown into a gay paradise, they do their best to enjoy themselves despite their prejudices and insecurities. This marks the first New York revival of the comedy in 23 years. A Broadway production starring Megan Mullally was announced in 2009 then subsequently canceled after the actress’ departure. Lips Together, Teeth Apart Emmy winner America Ferrera will star as Sally in the previously announced Second Stage production of Lips Together, Teeth Apart. The revival of Terrence McNally’s comedy, under the direction of Peter DuBois, will also star Michael Chernus as Sam, Tracee Chimo as Chloe and Austin Lysy as John. Performances will begin on October 7 at the Tony Kiser Theatre. Opening night is set for November 5. View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

July 15, 2003 On the Move

first_img July 15, 2003 Regular News July 15, 2003 On the Move Karen A. Dean has joined Fowler White Boggs Banker, with offices at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 228-7411. She concentrates in medical malpractice care litigation and licensing issues before the administrative boards of professional regulation. Alyssa L. Katz has joined Michael P. Maddux, P.A., with offices relocated to 2102 W. Cleveland St., Tampa 33606, telephone (813) 253-3363. She concentrates in criminal defense, juvenile, and dependency appeals. Valerie Erwin Prevatte, former assistant state attorney, First Judicial Circuit, has joined Schofield & Wade, P.A., with offices at 25 W. Cedar St., Ste. 450, P.O. Box 13510, Pensacola 32591, telephone (850) 429-0755. She practices in insurance defense, products liability, commercial litigation, workers’ compensation, and employment law. Susan S. Lerner has joined Josephs, Jack & Miranda, P.A., with offices located at 2950 SW 27th Ave., Ste. 100, Miami 33133, telephone (305) 445-3800. She concentrates in appellate practice, insurance coverage, products liability, wrongful death, and personal injury. Frank N. Fleischer, formerly with Schifino & Fleischer, P.A., has joined GrayHarris, with offices at 201 N. Franklin St., Ste. 2200, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 273-5000. He serves as chair of the firm’s public finance practice group. Susan E. Sewell has become a member of Gurney & Handley, P.A., with offices at Two Landmark Center, 225 E. Robinson St., Ste. 450, P.O. Box 1273, Orlando 32802, telephone (407) 843-9500. Richard A. Adamy, Jr., has joined Fowler White Boggs Banker, with offices at 501 1st Ave. N., Ste. 900, St. Petersburg 33701, telephone (727) 896-0601. He concentrates in workers’ compensation. Jonathan Beckerman, Judd Goldberg, Patrick Martin, and Niza Motola have become associates with Littler Mendelson, with offices at One Biscayne Tower, Two S. Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 1500, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 400-7500. The firm practices in employment and labor law. Kelley Geraghty Price and Norma Brenne Vincent have joined Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., with offices at 4901 Tamiami Tr. N., Naples 34103. Price concentrates in general civil and commercial litigation and dispute resolution; Vincent concentrates in immigration, international business, and real estate matters.Dresnick, Ellsworth & Felder, P.A., has changed its name to Dresnick & Rodriguez, P.A., with offices at 201 Alhambra Circle, Ste. 701, Coral Gables 33134, telephone (305) 461-1975. The firm concentrates in representing hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers in regulatory and peer review matters. Philip J. Crowley and Lori A. Heim have joined Hinshaw & Culbertson, with offices at 100 S. Ashley St., Ste. 830, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 276-1662. Crowley practices in general insurance defense and Heim practices in commercial litigation, real estate, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights. Ofelia Damas-Rodriguez has joined Hinshaw & Culbertson, with offices at 9155 S. Dadeland Blvd., Ste. 1600, Miami 33156, telephone (305) 358-7747. She concentrates in medical malpractice and general liability. David J. Ahr, Jr., has joined Haile, Shaw & Pfaffenberger, P.A., with offices located at Three Golden Bear Plaza, 11780 U.S. Hgwy. One, North Palm Beach 33408, telephone (561) 627-8100. Michael R. Bakst has joined Elk, Bankier & Christu, LLP, which will now be known as Elk, Bankier, Christu & Bakst, LLP, with its West Palm Beach offices relocated to 222 Lakeview Ave., Ste. 1330, West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561) 238-9900. He concentrates in bankruptcy law. Amy E. Lettellier has joined GrayHarris, Tampa, with offices at 201 N. Franklin St., Ste. 2200, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 273-5000. She concentrates in the area of public finance. Scott R. Jeeves, John M. Della Costa, Jr., and Clifford K. Wells, formerly of Woodruff & Jeeves, P.A., have relocated and formed Jeeves Law Group, P.A., with offices at 248 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg 33701, telephone (727) 894-2929. The group concentrates in automobile accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, severe product liability, and consumer fraud litigation. Heather Fitzenhagen announces the formation of resolution strategies, LLC, with offices at 1750 Marlyn Rd., Ft. Myers 33901, telephone (239) 839-2402. The organization concentrates in securities disputes. James B. Baldinger, former vice president of business security and senior corporate counsel for AT&T Wireless Services, Inc., has rejoined Carlton Fields, with offices located at One Harbour Place, P.O. Box 3239, Tampa 33601, telephone (813) 229-4130. He practices in commercial litigation. Reginald J. Brown, former deputy general counsel to Gov. Jeb Bush, and former assistant to the CEO of Nationwide Insurance and Financial Services, has become special assistant to President George W. Bush as well as associate White House counsel. Frank N. Fleischer, formerly of Schifino & Fleischer, P.A., has joined GrayHarris, with offices at 201 N. Franklin St., Ste. 2200, Tampa 33602, telephone (813) 273-5000. He becomes chair of the GrayHarris public finance group. Mark H. Schlein, former director of Florida’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, has joined Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., with offices at 215 S. Monroe St., Ste. 815, Tallahassee 32301, telephone (850) 412-2000. He concentrates in health care fraud, fraud against the government, and corporate integrity. Curtis Alva, formerly of Shutts & Bowen, LLP, and Paul T. Kashimba, formerly of Sensormatic, have joined Gunster Yoakley, with offices at the Broward Financial Centre, 500 E. Broward Blvd., Ste. 1400, Ft. Lauderdale 33394, telephone (954) 462-2000. Stephen T. Maher has joined Shutts & Bowen, LLP, with offices located at 1500 Miami Centre, 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 358-6300. He practices in the areas of administrative law, litigation, and appellate review. Ratzan & Alters, P.A., announces the relocation of offices to the Wachovia Financial Center, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 54th Fl., Miami, telephone (305) 374-6366. Carlos MuZiz, formerly with the offices of Gov. Jeb Bush, has joined GrayHarris, with offices at 301 S. Bronough St., Ste. 600, Tallahassee 32301, telephone (850) 222-7717. He concentrates in litigation and administrative matters. Barbara M. Brown has become an associate with the Law Offices of Denis A. Cohrs, P.A., with offices located at 2575 Ulmerton Road, Ste. 210, Clearwater 33762, telephone (727)540-0001. She practices in the areas of civil litigation, commercial and real estate law, and wills and trusts. Jonathan W. Oliff has joined Foley & Lardner, with offices at The Greenleaf Bldg., 200 Laura St., Jacksonville 32202, telephone (904) 359-2000. He joins the firm’s litigation department and labor and employment practice group. Kevin M. Eckhardt, Susan E. Mortensen, and Douglas W. Swalina have joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, with offices at 701 Brickell Ave., Miami 33131. Eckhardt joins the firm’s business finance and restructuring department; Mortensen and Swalina join the litigation department. Delancy Hill announces the relocation of offices to the Wachovia Financial Center, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 2680, Miami 33131, telephone (786) 777-0184. The firm concentrates in litigation and transactions. Charles Tatelbaum has joined Adorno & Yoss, with offices located at 888 S.E. 3rd Ave., Ste. 500, Ft. Lauderdale 33335, telephone (954) 523-5885. He joins the firm’s bankruptcy and insolvency department. Michael Palahach and Carlos Cruanes, former partners of High, Stack, Palahach & Cruanes, announce the formation of Palahach & Cruanes, LLC, with offices at 2655 LeJeune Rd., Ste. 1108, Coral Gables. The firm concentrates in wrongful death, personal injury and medical malpractice.last_img read more

UGM calls on mosques to follow COVID-19 rules during ‘qurban’ on Idul Adha

first_imgNanung stressed that mosques should not hold the qurban if the region had even one confirmed case.He also suggested that it would be better to have a licensed abattoir perform the qurban to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Otherwise, he urged mosques to hire a team of butchers that could perform the slaughter in compliance with both sharia and the COVID-19 protocols.He advised mosque management to set up a special team for organizing and monitoring the ceremony, as well as to ensure that all members on the team were healthy. “No sick person may be present at the site of the [ritual] slaughter,” said Nanung, underlining that the team should have limited membership and that the designated site be disinfected in advance.Mosque management should also be equipped with hand sanitizers, water, hand soap, masks and face shields to make sure that all team members and others involved in the qurban followed the COVID-19 health protocols.Meanwhile, UGM animal husbandry dean Ali Agus expressed the hope that its recommendations would help people better understand the necessity for maintaining the health protocols during the ritual sacrifice.“That way Muslims will be able to perform the qurban in a calm, orderly and comfortable manner,” he said.Topics : Mosques have been urged to implement the COVID-19 health protocols if they decided to hold the qurban sacrificial ceremony to mark Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice)The holiday derives from obedience to God Ibrahim (Abraham) demonstrates in his willingness to sacrifice his only son, Ishaq (Isaac). The qurban involves the ritual sacrifice of livestock, primarily of goats and cattle in Indonesia, with the meat apportioned among the congregation, as well as shared with the poor and other disadvantaged families in the area around the mosque.The call comes from the Center for Halal Studies at the Gadjah Mada University (UGM) animal husbandry school ahead of Idul Adha, which falls on July 31 this year. The center’s director, Nanung Danar Dono, said that the ceremony should be conducted by minimizing the number of people gathering at the event to prevent possible transmission of COVID-19.“The objective is to protect the [organizing] committee and [attendees] from the disease while allowing them to perform the qurban,” Nanung said in a statement made available to The Jakarta Post on Friday.He emphasized that the ritual animal sacrifice should be performed only in those areas deemed safe by the government, or “green zones”.Mosque management were also advised to study and review the latest conditions in their region by taking into account edicts from ulema, the views of health experts and government regulations.last_img read more