Cougars Take Series Over Northwestern

first_imgFebruary 16, 2019 /Sports News – Local Cougars Take Series Over Northwestern Making the first start of his career, sophomore pitcher Justin Sterner struck out five through two innings before running into trouble in the third. A single with runners on the corners gave Northwestern the first run of the game; two bases-loaded walks then scored two more to put the Wildcats ahead, 3-0. Written by The Cougars struck first in the bottom of the inning after Danny Gelalich, Hale and Keaton Kringlen each hit singles to load the bases with two outs. In the first at-bat of his Cougar career, State Fair Community College transfer DJ McNew hit a line drive up the middle to score Gelalich and Hale and put BYU up, 2-0. The BYU offense came alive Saturday’s evening game, leading to an early 5-0 lead before adding more six runs in the fourth inning to ultimately take an 11-2 victory. The Cougars improved to 2-1 on the year after winning Friday’s game against the Wildcats, 4-3, and losing a close contest in Saturday’s first game by a 3-2 score. Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball Sophomore right-handed pitcher Drew Zimmerman picked up the win for BYU with five strikeouts over five innings. Sophomore Easton Walker, junior transfer Ben Weese and freshman Austin Deming – all making their initial appearances of the year – combined to allow no runs, hits or walks in the final four innings. Hale scored again in the third, this time off a solo home run to left center that led off the inning. Jackson Cluff, Kringlen and Jaren Hall each walked to load the bases, setting up Carson Matthews’ two-RBI single to left center that pushed the Cougar lead to 5-0. Northwestern’s best chance to cut into the lead came when the Wildcats loaded the bases in the fourth with one out. The Wildcats scratched across a run in the inning, but a pair of strikeouts by BYU starter Drew Zimmerman on either side of the hit held off any rally. BYU put the game out of reach in the bottom of the fourth inning, scoring six runs and batting around the order. Two walks and a hit by pitch loaded the bases with one out before McNew again came through, hitting a double down the left field line to score Hale and Mitch McIntyre. After Hall was hit by a pitch to load the bases again, a Noah Hill single scored Kringlen and a double straight away by Matthews brought McNew and Hall home safely. A sac fly by Gelalich gave Hill a run scored to round out the Cougar scoring. In game one, the Cougars held Northwestern to one inning of three runs, but the comeback fell short in a 3-2 loss. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMESA, Ariz. – BYU baseball claimed its season opening series with a decisive 11-2 victory against Northwestern in game two of a Saturday doubleheader at Sloan Park. BYU put its first run on the board in the top of the sixth after three-consecutive singles brought Hale home. Down a run in the eighth with two outs, the Cougars’ Brian Hsu reached on an error before coming around to score on an RBI-single to right field by Cluff. Freshman Reid McLaughlin pitched four scoreless innings with four strikeouts and three hits in his first game in a Cougar uniform, but BYU went down in order in the top of the ninth to fall by a run. McNew finished the game going 3-for-5 with four RBIs and a one run while Matthews added four RBIs as well on two hits. Hale went 3-for-4 with three runs, a walk, and the solo home run. BYU will stay in Arizona over the weekend before moving over to Tempe to play Cal on Monday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. MT. The game can be seen live on BYU baseball’s Facebook page with audio on BYU Radio and ESPN 960 and a link to live stats on the BYU baseball schedule page. Robert Lovell “I’m extremely happy with the effort we showed today,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “Our hitters showed great resiliency and our pitchers pounded the zone all day. Brock [Hale]’s home run in game two was huge because it allowed the rest of the team to relax and settle in.”last_img read more

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Four Somerset agents admit sales fee cartel and are fined £370,000

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Four Somerset agents admit sales fee cartel and are fined £370,000 previous nextRegulation & LawFour Somerset agents admit sales fee cartel and are fined £370,000Fines follow year-long investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority in Burnham-on-Sea market.Nigel Lewis3rd March 201701,415 Views PIC: Reading Tom via FlickrFour Somerset estate agents have admitted being involved in a price-fixing sales fee cartel in and around the seaside resort of Burnham-on-Sea and in total have been fined £372,233 by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).Gary Berryman Estate Agents Ltd (and its parent company Warne Investments Limited), Abbott and Frost Limited, Greenslade Taylor Hunt and West Coast Property Services (UK) were found to have colluded together to set minimum commission rates for residential sales at 1.5%. This follows a year-long investigation by the CMA.Abbott and Frost Limited has agreed to pay £30,099, Gary Berryman Estate Agents £97,807 and West Coast Property Services £58,273. Greenslade Taylor Hunt, a partnership, received the largest fine, of £186,054.FINE REDUCTIONSAll the fines involved included a 20% reduction for assisting in the investigation while Greenslade Taylor Hunt received a further 15% reduction ‘for leniency’ while West Coast Property Services’ fine also included a ‘leniency’ reduction, of 35%.The cartel was brought to the attention by a whistle-blower, Annagram Estate Agents which trades as CJ Hole locally and that, consequently, has not been fined.This is part of a strategy introduced by the CMA in 2015 to persuade errant agents to report competition law being broken, even if they are involved. The strategy was introduced following its £735,000 fine for the Three Counties Estate Agent Association.“Moving home is expensive and this shouldn’t be made worse by estate agents conspiring to deny their customers the best possible deal, by agreeing not to compete on fees,” says Stephen Blake, Senior Director of Cartel Enforcement at the CMA.“Price-fixing cheats customers, and we are committed to tackling it regardless of the size of the businesses involved. We have taken action against estate agents before, and will do so again if firms break the law.”The CMA says it is still investigating a sixth agent in the Burnham-on-Sea area, also for cartel activities.somerst Burnham on sea CMA Competition & Authority fine March 3, 2017Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

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‘A third of young women have been groped,’ finds NUS study

first_imgAccording to National Union of Students (NUS) data 37% of women and 12% of men say they have faced unwelcome sexual advances, in the form of inappropriate groping and touching.NUS asked over 2,000 male and female students about the issue. The study also looked into ‘lad culture,’ which it defined as “behaviours and attitudes that … belittle, dismiss, joke about or even seem to condone rape and sexual assault.” Two thirds of the respondents were found to have witnessed jokes about rape and sexual assault.NUS president Toni Pearce stated, “These stats show that harassment is rife on campus, but we still keep hearing from universities that there is no fear, no intimidation, no problem – well this new research says otherwise.”Meanwhile Laura Bates, of the Everyday Sexism campaign, commented, “Students are experiencing sexism, sexual harassment and assault within the university environment. It is worth mentioning that one category of such experiences ‘inappropriate touching and groping’ actually constitutes sexual assault under UK law. Though many students would not label it as such, this normalisation and lack of awareness is a major part of the problem.”A lack of awareness of the issue is further highlighted by the fact that 60% of students said they were unaware of any codes of conduct at their university or student union, indicating a lack of knowledge about reporting procedures.The NUS survey comes only a week after a different study showed that a quarter of young women on a drunken night out had experienced sexual abuse or inappropriate comments. The research was conducted by the charity Drinkaware and had 700 respondents.When asked about the extent of sexual harassment at Oxford, OUSU Vice President for Women Anna Bradshaw told Cherwell, “While we do not have any Oxford-specific research, anecdotal evidence collected by OUSU’s It Happens Here campaign suggests that many Oxford students have experiences that absolutely reflect these findings.”Referring to a project planned for this academic year, she added, “The OUSU Sexual Consent Workshops will be compulsory in a third of all common rooms, including over half of JCRs.  These workshops will provide a safe space in which to start community-wide conversations about sexual consent, moving Oxford University towards a culture of enthusiastic and informed consent.”last_img read more

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Commodities tracker

first_img“This year will be the year when demand for healthier eating options will push demand for nuts, dried fruit and seeds to all time high levels,” said RM Curtis’ trading director Mark Setterfield in its new report – Edible Nuts & Dried Fruit, Dec 2006-Jan 2007.He explained: “Although increased demand may also push prices to higher levels, this trend is unlikely to prevent buyers in Western Europe and in the UK from, albeit begrudgingly, paying the increased levels, as their own demand increases.”Walnuts are now a relatively cheap option within the tree nut sector and so any price decline for 2007 seems extremely unlikely, he said. Meanwhile, cashew prices are starting to look attractive against pecans, almonds, hazels, pistachios and macadamias. “It may be a mistake to look at historical demand without considering this emerging rise in interest for natural and healthy eating options,” said Setterfield. The price of hazels should remain firm into 2007, he added.January was typically a quiet time in the sultana calendar, whereas there is an Easter demand for currants. “We would also expect an increase in demand for apricots from within the UK and mainland Europe as they feature more prevalently within food manufacture and snacking mixes,” added Setterfield.RM Curtis is an importer, trader and packer of nuts, dried fruit and other dried products, based in London and Essexlast_img read more

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Baguette Viennoise

first_imgThis dough is an alternative to brioche – although not as rich – and much quicker to make.Offer it to your customers as an alternative to English tea breads. It’s a recipe I teach regularly in my bread classes, and everyone finds it very simple to make. As kids, we used to eat small baguettes made with this dough for breakfast, or at tea-time, which we called ’le quatre-heure’. When we came home from school we would have them halved, with a bar of Poulain chocolate inside – these were the bars that every child ate, with the picture of a pony on the wrapper. You can also bake this in a tin and slice it for croque monsieur. IngredientsMakes 43 x 200g baguettesStrong bread flour: 5kgFull fat milk: 2.5kgYeast: 100gUnsalted butter:600gCaster sugar: 400gFree-range eggs: 20Salt: 90g Method1. Break the yeast into the flour then add the rest of the ingredients to the flour and mix for four minutes on slow, followed by 6 to 7 minutes on fast until the dough is smooth.2. Rest the dough for at least one hour at an ambient temperature and covered.3. Shape into baguettes.4. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the baguettes are a dark golden brown in colour. * Adapted from Dough by Richard Bertinet (Kyle Cathie), with photography by Jean Cazalslast_img read more

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DTSB and The City of South Bend offer temporary signs to businesses

first_img Facebook DTSB and The City of South Bend offer temporary signs to businesses Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter (DTSB) Downtown businesses in South Bend can now get curbside pickup signs from The City and DTSB.The temporary signs indicate an easily identifiable 10-minute parking space for picking up items.Mayor Mueller says he hopes the signs “help downtown businesses in our new social distancing environment,” adding that it’s important to persevere together through these difficult times. Interested businesses can contact Amy Paul at DTSB. Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Google+ By Tommie Lee – April 10, 2020 0 351 Previous articleBenton Harbor plans a virtual meeting to discuss medical marijuana permitNext articleMichigan reports 205 new virus deaths, highest daily total Tommie Leelast_img read more

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Press release: Console Suicide Prevention Limited: notice of intention to order charity to wind up

first_img Press office The Commission is today giving public notice of its intention to issue an order to direct the winding up of Console Suicide Prevention Limited.In July 2016 the Commission opened a statutory inquiry into the charity due to concerns that the assets of the charity may be at serious and significant risk of harm.On 20 July 2017 the trustees of the charity advised the Commission of their decision to wind up the charity, however the Commission is not satisfied that they have taken sufficient steps to do so.Section 84B of the Charities Act 2011 gives the Commission the power to issue an order to direct the winding up of a charity if it is satisfied that a charity does not operate, or its purposes can be promoted more effectively if it ceases to operate; and exercising the power is expedient in the public interest.The Commission’s summary of reasons is set out in the Public Notice of Intention to Exercise Powers: Console Suicide Prevention Limited.In accordance with section 84B(4) of the Act the Commission is inviting representations to be made in relation to its intention to make the Order. Representations must be made to the Commission within 30 days of the date of this notice.Further information is available on our schemes and orders website.Representations can be emailed to [email protected] marking it ‘Representations to the Public Notice – Console Suicide Prevention Limited – 1153096’.The Commission will consider any representations received within 30 days of this notice. The Commission may (without further public notice) issue the order (with or without modifications) on 2 November 2018, 60 days after the 1st day of this notice.The Commission’s inquiry is ongoing. It is our intention to publish a report setting out our findings on conclusion of the inquiry.Reports of previous inquiries are available on GOV.UK. Email [email protected]center_img Press mobile – out of hours only 07785 748787last_img read more

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Moe. Shares Pro-Shot Video Of Bowie Cover With Members Of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong From 2018 Red Rocks Show [Watch]

first_imgLast July, moe. made their return to Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater with support from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. moe.’s headlining performance that night saw the Buffalo natives perform a mix of fan-favorites spread out over two sets. The real magic, however, came during the show’s encore, when moe. welcomed Pigeons guitarists Greg Ormont and Jeremy Schon to the stage to help them play a cover of David Bowie‘s “Fame”. Nearly eight months have passed since the July 12th performance, but over the weekend, moe. shared the pro-shot video of their encore performance of Bowie’s chart-topping 1975 single from that night.Ormont and Schon’s presence made for a packed stage for the funky Bowie hit, as the two guitarists played away on either side of moe. bassist Rob Derhak. moe. guitarist Chuck Garvey manned the vocal duties for the song’s first verse, with Ormont taking the reigns on the second. Following Ormont’s verse, Garvey returned to the mic before unleashing the song’s first guitar solo. Schon also joined in on the fun with his own groovy solo, which eventually turned into some fantastic back-and-forth playing between himself and Garvey. Fans can watch the video below to relive the epic Red Rocks sit-in from last summer.moe. w/ Greg Ormont and Jeremy Schon – “Fame” [David Bowie cover] – 7/12/2018[Video: gotmoe]The arrival of the pro-shot video comes just a few days before the two bands are set to team up again for a pair of shows at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV on March 8th and 9th. moe. will also make their return to Red Rocks this spring for a concert with Mike Gordon and White Denim, scheduled for Friday, May 31st. Fans can click here to purchase tickets to the show.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will also continue their ongoing 2019 winter tour through the spring months and into early summer. Fans can also check out the band’s website for their own listing of upcoming performances.last_img read more

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Harvard School of Public Health launches $450 million fundraising campaign

first_imgJonathan Lavine, M.B.A. ’92, co-chair of the Campaign for Harvard School of Public Health, last night announced the School’s intention to raise $450 million by 2018. The announcement marked the end of the two-year “quiet phase” of the campaign, during which the School raised $167 million for priorities such as student financial aid, professorships, and research programs. The Campaign for Harvard School of Public Health is part of the $6.5 billion Harvard Campaign, which launched on September 21.Speaking as the School observed the 100th anniversary of its founding as the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers in 1913, Lavine reflected on the institution’s record of success in its first century. “I believe that Harvard School of Public Health succeeds so often because people here are not rigid in their thinking,” said Lavine. “Instead, they allow the nature of the complex, life-and-death problems they deal with to shape their approach to finding solutions. These problems demand solutions that cross boundaries, break some rules, and go beyond the conventional. They also demand a kind of stubborn optimism.”Lavine also commended the School for focusing its campaign not just on a set of institutional priorities, but on how the School can make a difference in the world. The campaign will focus on advancing research, building infrastructure, and supporting the work of students and faculty to address four major threats to global health: old and new pandemics, harmful physical and social environments, poverty and humanitarian crises, and failing health systems. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Long Island Special District Elections Next Tuesday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Elections for 158 of Long Island’s special taxing districts will be held next Tuesday.Just in time for the vote, a new website is now available to help voters figure out for themselves what districts they’re in and where they should cast their ballots. In the past, sparse turnout has been the rule for these district elections although the outcome has always played out on the bottom line of Long Islander’s property tax bills in which tax increases can quickly add up.This new online tool was created by the Long Island Index, a project of the nonprofit Rauch Foundation, which has had a long-time focus on civic issues affecting Long Islanders, with technical assistance from the Center for Urban Research at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.“Public participation in elections is crucial to democracy,” said Nancy Rauch Douzinas, president of the Rauch Foundation and publisher of the Long Island Index. “This new online tool makes it easier for voters to know how to participate.”These special districts provide basic services such as fire, police, sanitation, water, schools and libraries and they are managed by publicly elected commissioners who oversee the services and determine the taxes to pay for them. And they tend to overlap. According to the Long Island Index, there are 665 of them on the Island.“Long Island is unique in having so many government entities, and it makes it hard for Long Islanders to know when and where to vote,” said Ann Golob, director of the Long Island Index.The new tool – available free of charge at mydistricts.longislandindexmaps.org – lets users in Nassau and Suffolk counties to enter their address and learn which special districts serve them, if their elections are on Dec. 10 (not all them will take place then), as well as any information about polling locations and the hours that the polls are open.“It’s not that people don’t care—it’s that people don’t know,” said Laura Mallay, executive director of Residents for Efficient Special Districts, a citizens’ action group based in South Hempstead. “Special taxing districts have flown below the radar for years. This tool will help to educate residents throughout Long Island.”last_img read more

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