Utah State Men’s/Women’s Cross Country Teams Each Ranked In Top 10

first_img Tags: BYU/New Mexico/Northern Arizona/Sagebrush Invitational/Southern Utah/Utah/Utah State Men’s/Women’s Cross Country/Utah Valley/Weber State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Information released Monday confirms Utah State men’s and women’s cross country were each ranked in the Top 10 of the NCAA Division I cross country regional rankings.This was released by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.The Aggie women are ranked third in the Mountain Region, with the men currently ranked seventh.The New Mexico women are the top-ranked team in the Mountain Region and in Utah, the BYU women are ranked fourth, the Utah women are sixth, Southern Utah is 10th, Weber State is 11th and Utah Valley, 15th.The top-ranked men’s team in the Mountain Region is Northern Arizona.The Aggies will commence their season September 1 at home with the Sagebrush Invitational. Utah will be on hand to compete against the Aggies as fellow representatives of the Beehive State. August 28, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s/Women’s Cross Country Teams Each Ranked In Top 10 Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more


Utah State Football’s Gary Andersen Only Wants Conference Games Played If Players Don’t Practice Before June 1

first_img Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Thursday, Utah State football coach Gary Andersen is advocating for the upcoming college football season to be shortened if players cannot commence some sort of mini-camp by June 1.The Aggies were able to get two spring practices in before the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the remainder of them earlier this month.Andersen expressed his biggest fear is that injuries will skyrocket if the Aggies are to play a full season should there be no pre-June 1 camps or drills.If no football activities can occur before this date, Andersen has proposed that the Aggies only play a Mountain West Conference season.Utah State’s Mountain West season is to commence October 10 at home against San Diego State.Andersen concluded his statements by saying “we have to keep the kids [his USU football players] at the forefront.” Tags: Gary Andersen/USU Football March 26, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Utah State Football’s Gary Andersen Only Wants Conference Games Played If Players Don’t Practice Before June 1last_img read more


Richard Selwyn reveals why he quit ARLA and launched a new business

first_imgRichard Selwyn has worked in lettings since the mid-1990s in and around Hertfordshire and has been a passionate member of ARLA Propertymark until, late last year, he unexpectedly resigned as its President Elect.Here he talks to The Negotiator about why this happened, what the future holds and why he hasn’t returned to running an estate agency.Have you cut all ties with Propertymark?“My father passed away in October and I had to look at what was most important over the subsequent months including looking after my mother and dealing with my own emotions; so I spoke to David Cox [Chief Executive of ARLA] and said it wasn’t fair on ARLA or myself to carry on being President Elect or involved with Propertymark.“I would like to go back at some stage because I believe passionately in everything that the organisation offers.”Why have you set up your own consultancy?“My original plan was to reintegrate with agency after selling my business but there were some contractual constraints. My experience of running my own agency and being involved with ARLA Propertymark confirmed to me that there is a demand for the business consultancy that I am now offering.“Standards do vary in our industry extensively and I felt that it would be good to give something back, and ultimately no two businesses are the same and I am keen to roll up my sleeves and be really hands-on.“I’ve already been busy with a couple of clients doing mystery shopping, marketing initiatives, compliance checks and even staff interviewing.”Will you be helping agents with proptech too?“I have come across most of the proptech companies out there and my opinion is that the future will be a mixture of old school values, technology and exceptional service offerings.”Would you recommend to your clients that they exit the high street?“I don’t think it’s essential for an estate agent to be on the high street; social media and both traditional and online marketing can reach most of the market. Agents do have to review their costs.”Will ROPA create a greater demand for people like you?“It’s important that agents recognise that regulation is coming probably in two to three years and they need to start adapting and preparing for it now including training and looking at their processes.”    Richard Selwyn david cox arla propertymark January 24, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’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 » Richard Selwyn reveals why he quit ARLA and launched a new business previous nextAgencies & PeopleRichard Selwyn reveals why he quit ARLA and launched a new businessThe senior lettings industry figure, who caused a stir when he quit as ARLA President Elect late last year, explains why he needed to focus on himself and his family.Nigel Lewis24th January 202001,514 Viewslast_img read more


Former IDEM employee’s unlawful termination case can continue

first_imgOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comA former Indiana state employee can continue her case against the Indiana Department of Environmental Management after the Court of Appeals decided Thursday that her unlawful termination complaint stated a claim upon which relief can be granted and that sovereign immunity cannot apply.Suzanne Esserman had been an employee of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for 25 years when she was fired. During her employment, Esserman discovered that certain IDEM officials were misusing state funds.Specifically, she alleged that applicants for funds from the Excess Liability Trust Fund, which pays for projects such as the remediation of contamination cause by leaking underground storage tanks, had not properly documented their claims and were, therefore, not reasonable and cost effective.Esserman claims she was fired in retaliation for her reporting the alleged misuse of state funds, so she filed a complaint against the state agency in Marion Superior Court. IDEM moved to dismiss the claim, asserting that the state had not waived its right to sovereign immunity from retaliation claims under the False Claims Act, so Esserman’s complaint did not invoke the subject matter of the trial court. Further, IDEM argued that the facts alleged in Esserman’s complaint failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted.The trial court agreed and dismissed Esserman’s complaint, prompting her appeal in Suzanne E. Esserman v. Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 49A02-1605-PL-1129. The Indiana Court of Appeals disagreed with both of IDEM’s arguments and reversed the trial court’s decision Thursday.First, Judge Edward Najam, writing for the unanimous panel, noted that the Indiana Supreme Court had previously defined “three limited circumstances in which common law sovereign immunity still exists: crime prevention, appointments to public office and judicial decision-making.” Esserman’s complaint does not invoke any of those three circumstances, Najam wrote, so IDEM is not entitled to common law sovereign immunity.But IDEM had argued that in cases such as Skillman v. Ivy Tech Community College, 52 N.E.3d 11, 16 (Ind. Ct. App. 2016), the appellate court had stated “the general principle” that a “state may not be sued in its own courts unless it has waived its sovereign immunity by expressly consenting to such suit through a ‘clear declaration’ of that consent.’” But that case is different, Najam said, because it involves a suit against the state under federal law, which implicates the 11th Amendment, not Indiana common law.In response to IDEM’s second argument, Najam wrote that Esserman’s complaint did state a claim upon which relief can be granted because she alleged that she was terminated in retaliation for her “numerous objections,” which is actionable under Indiana Code 5-11-5.5-8(a). Further, Najam wrote that Esserman did not state a qui tam action, so the False Claims Act’s limit to citizens’ ability to bring such an action on behalf of the state for the recovery of funds does not apply.Thus, the appellate panel reversed the dismissal of Esserman’s complaint and remanded her case for further proceedings.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


CELORIO, JUSTINA (nee: Medina)

first_img84, of Bayonne, passed away at home on January 13, 2017 with her family by her side. Born in Cuba, Justina immigrated to the United States in 1968 and has resided in Bayonne for the past 49 years. Justina was a skilled seamstress who used her talents at various outlets in the Bayonne area. Justina was predeceased by her husband Patricio Celorio in 2005; her parents, Pablo and Susana (Perez) Medina, and several siblings in Cuba. Left to cherish her legacy are her daughter Mercedes Gonzalez and her husband John; her son Jose Alfredo Celorio; her two sisters, Anna Lamela and Julia Pena; and her grandchildren, Victoria and Rebecca Gonzalez. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.last_img read more


Tread Lightly: Worn Tires Put Drivers at Risk, AAA tests reveal…

first_imgKATHY WARFIELDAAA Northeast To the Editor:Afternoon downpours could spell disaster for millions of road trippers this summer, thanks to an unlikely suspect: tires. New research from AAA reveals that driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can increase average stopping distances by a staggering 43 percent, or an additional 87 feet: more than the length of a semitrailer truck when compared to new tires.With nearly 800,000 crashes occurring on wet roads each year, AAA urges drivers to check tread depth, replace tires proactively, and increase following distances significantly during rainy conditions. “Tires are what keep a car connected to the road,” said John Nielsen, AAA’s managing director of Automotive Engineering and Repair.“Even the most advanced safety systems rely on a tire’s basic ability to maintain traction, and AAA’s testing shows that wear has a significant impact on how quickly a vehicle can come to a stop in wet conditions to avoid a crash.”In partnership with the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center, AAA conducted testing to understand performance differences at highway speeds between new all-season tires and those worn to a tread depth of 4/32” on wet pavement. AAA research found that: *Compared to new tires, tires worn to a tread depth of just 4/32” exhibit: *An average *increased stopping distance of 87 feet for a passenger car and 86 feet for a light truck.A 33 percent reduction in handling ability, for a passenger car and 28 percent for the light truck on average.“AAA’s testing demonstrates the impact that tire tread has on safety,” said Megan McKernan, manager of the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center. “If tested side-by-side at 60 mph, vehicles with worn tires would still be traveling at an alarming 40 mph when reaching the same distance it takes for vehicles with new tires to make a complete stop.” While AAA’s research found that tire performance does vary by brand, price is not necessarily an indicator of quality. In fact, worn tire performance deteriorated significantly for all tires tested, including those at a higher price point. AAA advises shoppers to research options carefully before selecting a replacement tire for their vehicle, and never choose one based on price alone.“With newer cars going longer intervals between routine maintenance at automotive service facilities, drivers may not become alerted to the fact their tires are too worn until it’s too late,” warned Nielsen. “Slip an upside-down quarter between your tire grooves and look at Washington’s head – if you can see all of it, it’s time to start shopping for new tires.”Unfortunately, current industry guidelines and state laws and regulations frequently recommend that drivers wait until tread depth reaches 2/32” to replace tires. Not only does this recommendation jeopardize a driver’s safety, it minimizes manufacturer warranty costs and is often paired with environmental concerns. By prioritizing safety, AAA maintains that tires should be replaced once the tread depth reaches 4/32”, when stopping distances have already begun to deteriorate significantly. AAA’s comprehensive evaluation of tire tread laws and regulations across U.S. states found a state requirements range from inadequate to non-existent.In wet conditions, tires can completely lose contact with the road and skid, also known as hydroplaning. The depth of a tire’s tread plays a significant role: the lower the tread depth, the more likely a car will hydroplane. AAA recommends the following precautions for drivers navigating rain soaked roads: *Avoid the use of cruise control in order to respond quickly if the car loses traction with the road. *Reduce speed and avoid hard braking and making sharp turns. *Increase following distance to allow for ample space if a sudden stop occurs. *If the vehicle begins to hydroplane, gently ease off the accelerator and steer in the direction the vehicle should go until traction is regained. Do not brake forcefully as this can cause the vehicle to skid.The full report, fact sheet and other information regarding this study can be found on the AAA NewsRoom. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.last_img read more


Salute to Working Women Honoring Karen Mahar, OCFPL Library Director

first_imgKaren MaharOcean City Free Public Library DirectorHonored by theOcean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Keynote SpeakerKim GuadagnoLieutenant GovernorNew JerseyWednesday, April 26, 201712:00pmThe Flanders HotelOcean City, NJ$25.00 per person Salute to Working Women LuncheonOcean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 1706,Ocean City, NJ 08226Phone: 609-399-1412    Fax: 609-398-3932    Email: [email protected]last_img


CAFFÈ CULTURE

first_imgThe first ever Caffè Culture show was held last week at London Olympia, with a handful of bakery suppliers in tow hoping to capitalise on the UK’s growth in coffee shops.Cookie specialist Byron Bay Cookies said there were “imminent” plans to start manufacturing in the UK to reduce costs, having imported from Australia for five years. “My job is to find a good artisan baker that understands about quality, with whom I could license products,” said European manager Stephen Hodgetts. With further forays into Europe planned, using the UK as a hub, the firm’s European turnover would rise from £1.5m now to around £5m over the next two years, he forecast. “We’ve gone from a handful of cafés to the 800 that now buy our products,” he said. “We’re quite aggressive and we’re doubling our turnover each year.”Caffè Culture was Kate’s Cakes’ first exhibition since its major rebrand last year, (British Baker August 19, 2005, pg 9). MD Steve Greenhalgh said its sector-specific focus was a big draw. “Many food shows have become fragmented and diluted – a muddle of food and machinery,” he commented. “But this is the first exhibition focusing on coffee shops so it is very relevant to us.”The cakes supplier was launching a range of wrapped cookies and muffins at the show. “We’d seen a gap in the coffee sector, where we are one of the main suppliers,” said Greenhalgh. “The main focus this year will be pushing our brand.”With the majority of business coming through retail outlets, such as Waitrose, Selfridges and independents, £2m-turnover Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Company, based in Flookburgh, Cumbria, was exploring new growth areas, including export. “Cartmel has an ideal product for cafés and restaurants,” said operations manager Charlotte White. “People are becoming more discerning about the quality of foods in the catering industry and that’s why we’re here.”Livingston-based Paterson Arran launched its new cookie concept for foodservice, Café Brontë – a range of luxury cookies and shortbread bars. The concept offers a unique packaging format, which conveys style, luxury, and high quality, says national account development manager Jerome Wright. “We wanted to be able to show the product’s craft baked look clearly through the film, but also to have a chic-ness and a self-standing display system.” Cookie company Otis Spunkmeyer was there to launch its new Supreme Bars – a frozen puck that is baked-off in moulds to give a squared bar appearance. “It’s another extension of our product range,” said sales manager Darren Phillips. “At the moment we only supply cookies and muffins but we’re moving into the fresh baked cake bar market.”last_img read more


Briefs

first_imgn Full-time student bakers are being encouraged to enter a new competition that showcases their bread-making and confectionery talents using California raisins.Organised by the California Raisin Administration Committee, first prize in the competition will see the winning team taken on a trip with the famous Richemont School. Second prize is kitchen equipment for the student’s college and third prize is a California Raisins product.The competition will be held at Thomas Danby College, Leeds, on 23-24 March 2007. For more information contact Dee Cassey on 020 8741 8513 or e-mail [email protected] A colleague of the Fine Lady Bakeries worker stabbed to death outside the bakery in Banbury has been charged with his murder. Shahid Rehman worked with the victim Imran Shah. Shah suffered multiple stab wounds at about 2.30am on 27 November in the bakery’s car park and was pronounced dead soon after.n Foodservice supplier Brake Brothers is being prepared for a stock market listing in the first half of next year and could be valued at up to £500m, according to newspaper reports.n A survey of more than 1,400 people undertaken on behalf of the Home-Grown Cereals Authority has revealed an “alarming lack of knowledge” surrounding wholegrains. Over 30% of people failed to recognise a granary loaf as a wholegrain product, although 59% did know that wholegrains can help reduce the risk of heart disease.last_img read more


Warburtons’ Tasty options

first_imgWarburtons has extended its 600g loaf range with two new products – Tasty White and Tasty Grains & Seeds.Tasty White is a soft white loaf, while Tasty Grains and Seeds is a white loaf with a mix of seeds as well as malted wheat flakes, sunflower seeds and brown linseed.The packaging for the range has been revamped, with the addition of a wheatsheaf image on all packs to create a consistent identity and maximise stand-out on shelf.Sarah Miskell, category director at Warburtons, said the new products will “provide consumers with the same quality expected from Warburtons, but with a great choice to suit their needs”.The launch will be supported by a marketing campaign, including national television advertising in May, following the launch at the end of April.www.warburtons.co.uklast_img read more