SLCC Men’s Basketball Star Named Scenic West Player of the Week

first_img Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTAYLORSVILLE, Utah-Monday, the #8 Salt Lake Community College men’s basketball team received a prestigious honor from the Scenic West Athletic Conference.Cameron Mack, a 6-2 redshirt freshman guard out of Austin, Texas, was named as the Scenic West Conference player of the week for the 9-2 Bruins.Mack, a commit to traditional NCAA Division I power St. John’s of the Big East Conference, averaged 24 points a game last week for the Bruins at the Florida Tournament.In an 88-84 win over nationally-ranked Eastern Florida, Mack netted 24 points against the Titans.In an 80-75 loss to Florida Southwestern Community College, Mack’s 39 points paced the Bruins against the Buccaneers. Tags: Big East/Eastern Florida Titans/Florida Southwestern Buccaneers/SLCC Men’s Basketball/St. John’s/SWAC Player of the Week December 4, 2018 /Sports News – Local SLCC Men’s Basketball Star Named Scenic West Player of the Weeklast_img read more

Utah Football Snapper Named Semifinalist For Mannelly Award

first_img Tags: Utah Football Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Wednesday, University of Utah football senior snapper Keegan Markgraf has been named as a semifinalist for the 2020 Patrick Mannelly Award.This award is annually bestowed upon the best long snapper in college football.Markgraf, a native of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is one of 10 semifinalists for this honor, which had its inaugural season in 2019.Three finalists will be announced December 22 and invited to remotely participate in the award ceremony January 9.This award benefits Bernie’s Book Bank, a Lake Bluff, Ill.-based nonprofit that provides books for under served communities in the Chicago area.Markgraf is one of two Pac-12 student-athletes who are semifinalists, joining USC redshirt senior Damon Johnson.Markgraf has taken 139 career snaps for the Utes, including 55 punts, 19 field goals and 64 PATs.He has participated in 22 snaps on the season. These have resulted in four field goals (4-4), 8 PAT’s (8-8) and 10 punts.Markgraf first came to the Utes’ program in 2018 after transferring from Central Michigan.He graduated in spring 2020 with a degree in economics, netting a GPA of 3.829 after earning CoSIDA Academic All-District and Pac-12 all-academic team honors.He is currently pursing a Master’s degree in economics. December 9, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah Football Snapper Named Semifinalist For Mannelly Award Brad Jameslast_img read more

OTM nearly doubles its branch count in just ten months using freebie deals

first_imgOnTheMarket (OTM) now has 12,000 branches signed up to its service, the company has announced.This is just shy of double its branch count when compared to February when it went public on the AIM stock exchange, or an increase of approximately 650 branches every month.The new branch total represents a market share of approximately 65% based on a total industry branch count of 18,500.OTM is also beginning the mammoth task of converting the large number of freebies within its branch list into paying customers. The company says it has recently signed-up 60 mostly smaller agents to its “full tariff paying listing agreements”.Estate agencies that sign up to paying subscriptions are given shares in the company, which lock them into a five-year agreement.This is to ensure that “new shareholders’ interests are closely aligned with those of all other agent investors”.“The listing agreements result from a limited pilot which has helped to refine the offers which will be made to agents currently on free trials which expire during the course of next year,” its statement says.“The sales team is continuing to see encouragingly high levels of agent support and conversion to signed contracts when it presents the opportunity of listing on an agent-backed portal.”CEO Ian Springett (left) says that in February over 2,000 agent firms owned around 70% of OTM but that he “ intends to broaden agent ownership much further, using more equity incentivisation to encourage agents to join as shareholders in return for committing to long-term contracts.” Ian Springett OnTheMarket OTM branches December 13, 2018Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » OTM nearly doubles its branch count in just ten months using freebie deals previous nextMarketingOTM nearly doubles its branch count in just ten months using freebie dealsBut portal now has huge task of converting these ‘introductory offer’ customers into paying ones, who are being lured with shares in OTM to sign up for five-year deals.Nigel Lewis13th December 20180955 Viewslast_img read more

Magdalen and Somerville vote to defund Oxford Radical Forum

first_imgCiccariello-Maher rejected the allegations, telling Cherwell: “The desperation of OUJS’s campaign against the ORF is truly absurd. In particular, I am accused of fostering a ‘blood libel’ narrative, when the totality of my comments on the matter have been limited to: one, defending my courageous colleague Jasbir Puar from a similar smear campaign, two, posting a 2009 article published in The Guardian on the subject, and three, responding to Israeli military comments regarding admitted past practices.“The ludicrous nature of OSJS’s claims is most apparent when they suggest that I “explicitly refer to the blood libel trope,” without mentioning that I only “refer” to the trope in order to reject its use in smear campaigns like this one.“The saddest part of such witch hunts is that we live in a moment of resurgent white supremacy – anti-Semitism very much included. We should be spending our energy fighting real racists and anti-Semites, not invented fantasies.”OUSU is set to debate their funding of ORF at the next OUSU council meeting on the first of March, two days before the Forum is due to start. In statement released on Friday they said: “The OUSU Executive Committee has considered the matter, and believes that the Cherwell’s [sic] investigation constitutes new information, and which may have affected the outcome of the motion had it come to light in the original discussion.”They encourage all involved, including the original proposers of the motion and Jsoc, to “attend and debate the issues.”Oxford Radical Forum have been contacted for comment. Magdalen and Somerville JCRs voted last night to to rescind their donations to the Oxford Radical Forum (ORF), and to condemn the organisers of ORF for inviting “speakers with a history of anti-Semitic hate speech”, in the words of the Somerville motion.In Magdalen the motion passed overwhelmingly in a secret ballot, with 43 in support and just 14 against. One ballot was spoiled.Grace Linden, who argued against the motion, told Cherwell: “It is disappointing that Magdalen JCR has decided to withdraw funding for ORF, on the basis of false allegations of anti-Semitism. “This sets a dangerous precedent for student organised conferences – we will seek other sources of funding for ORF, and are determined that it should go ahead as an open and honest forum for debate. “Anyone who wishes to assess the strength of the claims made against the speakers, should research the context of the comments quoted, and also Malia Bouattia’s full apology for her lack of clarity in use of language last year.”At both colleges debate was heated. Members of Magdalen JCR allegedly defended Hamas as a diverse organisation and argued that Muslims could not be anti-Semitic as they themselves were members of an oppressed group. Members also clashed over definitions of anti-Semitism and racism.At Somerville a member of the ORF organising committee allegedly argued that the speakers invited were not anti-Semitic, clashing with the predominantly Jewish proposers of the motion. 22 voted in favour, with 6 against, and 6 abstentions.Somerville JCR President Alex Crichton-Miller, who supported the motion, told Cherwell: “from my discussion with members afterwards it seemed that concern for the welfare of Somerville’s Jewish population was a primary concern. “Several Jewish students attended the meeting and expressed their support of the motion, and opposition to the speakers, with passion and vehemence. Our JCR stands for the interests of the entire Somerville community, and voting as we did was the best way to ensure the welfare of that community as a whole.”Both JCRs have already given their donations to the Forum, but Crichton-Miller is “fairly confident” that ORF will return their £150. He said: “we expect the ORF will understand our expressed view and return the money as it was originally a donation”The votes follow a Cherwell investigation that revealed the Forum to have invited a number of figures with allegedly anti-Semitic ties and other provocative viewpoints to speak. This led to condemnation of the Forum’s organisers by Jsoc and a move to cancel funding of the event by JCRs and OUSU.Magdalen’s motion declared: “Oxford Radical Forum has invited a number of speakers who have a history of making anti-Semitic comments”.The motion carried on to name particular speakers: “Miriyam Aouragh, who stated that “Holocaust discourse has become part of a propaganda industry”, and who organised a memorial service in 2004 for the founder of Hamas, a terrorist organisation whose charter (1998) is overtly anti-Semitic, stating the need to kill Jews and referring to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”In a statement made to Cherwell, Aouragh said that the blog post from which the holocaust quote was taken in fact expressed her opposition to holocaust denial. She said of the latter accusation: “Like many I was very angry about Israel’s murderous targeted killings campaign between 2000-2004, which saw hundreds of political activists and leaders assassinated when the popular uprising in 2000 broke out.center_img “These war crimes were condemned across the political spectrum, especially the ‘collateral damage’ caused by extrajudicial killings using F16s, such as collapsing buildings with families in them and the killing of bystanders when cars were blown up.“One case was that of Ahmed Yassin of Hamas, an elderly man in a wheelchair living in a refugee camp in Gaza. I was part of a protest against the incredible violence of that period, many were making this argument, including the UN, the EU, as well as a large numbers of MPs in this country.”However Jewish News—Britain’s largest Jewish newspaper—and JTA—a global Jewish news agency—have claimed that in 2004 Aouragh indeed did organise a memorial service in Amsterdam for Ahmed Yassin, the Hamas founder and ‘spiritual leader’ killed by Israel that year.Magdalen’s motion further criticised  “Malia Bouattia, whose anti-Semitic comments were condemned as “outright racism” by the Home Affairs Select Committee, and whose NUS presidency 84% of Oxford Jewish Society members felt they were unable to align with their Jewish identity. “Last year, Malia was called upon by OUSU to issue a full and formal apology, or otherwise to stand down from her NUS presidency. We are still waiting for either.”An NUS spokesperson released the following statement in relation to allegations made against President Bouattia: “Malia has addressed the accusations of antisemitism numerous times since her election last year, including in the Sunday Times in April, the Huffington Post in October, and in writing to the 560 NUS-affiliated further and higher education students’ unions in December.”The final speaker mentioned in Magdalen’s motion was George Cicciarello-Maher: “ [He] suggested in a tweet that Israel harvests organs, and explicitly refers to the blood libel trope, the idea that Jews steal the blood and organs of non-Jews for religious rituals. This is both entirely false and grossly offensive.”last_img read more

Greensky Bluegrass Closes Tour With Billy Strings In Detroit [Videos]

first_imgGreensky Bluegrass closed out their tour with a weekend run at The Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan–just two hours from their hometown of Kalamazoo. On Friday night, the band spelled out “Detroit, MI” to honor the evening’s locale. The shenanigans continued on Saturday night with collaborative sit-ins from the opening band members of Billy Strings.Last month, the jamgrass quintet released their seventh studio album, All For Money, via the band’s own label, Big Blue Zoo Records. The follow up to 2016’s Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, the new twelve-track record was recorded at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, NC alongside co-producers Dominic John Davis (Jack White’s longtime bassist) and Glenn Brown.The new album was on full display on Saturday night, weaving in “Do It Alone”, “Ashes”, “Murder of Crows”, “Like Reflections”, and a set-closing “What You Need” to a room of adoring fans. Billy Strings and his bandmates started trickling into the set about half-way through with energetically-charges versions of “Little Maggie”, “Second That Emotion”, “Meet Me at the Creek”, “White Waiting”, and more, taking full advantage of their final night on the road together. Greensky Bluegrass officially closed the tour with a cover of the Grateful Dead‘s “Black Muddy River” in the encore slot.Thanks to YouTube Kyle Isaac, you can watch video highlights from Saturday night below:“Jaywalking”“Do It Alone”“Murder of Crows”“Little Maggie”“Meet Me At The Creek”“Demons”“Black Muddy River”[Videos: Kyle Isaac]Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | The Fillmore Detroit | Detroit, MI | 2/9/19Jaywalking, White Freight Liner Blues, The Four > Take Cover, Do It Alone, Cold Feet, Last Winter in Copper Country, Ashes, Murder of Crows, Little Maggie* > Second That Emotion*, Meet Me at the Creek**, While Waiting*** > While I’m Waiting Here, Dust in a Baggie, Steam Powered Aeroplane, Demons, Windshield > Living Over, Like Reflections, Just to Lie > Wings for Wheels, Broke Mountain Breakdown > What You NeedE: Black Muddy River*w/ Billy Strings (guitar), Billy Failing (banjo)**w/ Billy Strings Band***Phoff & Billy Duolast_img read more

The Infamous Stringdusters Announce 2019 Fall Tour

first_imgGrammy Award-winning bluegrass outfit The Infamous Stringdusters have announced the first batch of their 2019 fall tour dates. Bozeman, MT’s galaxygrass quartet Kitchen Dwellers will handle the opening duties at select stops on the tour.The Infamous Stringdusters will open up their fall tour with a performance at The Norva in Norfolk, VA on September 13th, followed by stops at New York City’s Sony Hall (9/14); Plattsburgh, NY’s Strand Center for the Arts (9/18); Homer, NY’s Center for the Arts of Homer (9/19); East Aurora, NY’s Borderland Music & Arts Festival (9/21 & 9/22); Pelham, TN’s The Caverns (10/18); Makanda, IL’s Wander Down Music Festival (10/19); and Philadelphia, PA’s Theatre of Living Arts on Halloween night (October 31st).Moving into November, the band will offer up performances at Norwalk, CT’s Wall Street Theater (11/3); Greenville, NC’s State Theater (116); Asheville, NC’s Orange Peel (11/7); Charlotte, NC’s Neighborhood Theatre (11/8); Carrboro, NC’s Cat’s Cradle (11/9); and Highlands, NC’s Highland Food & Wine Festival (11/10).There are a number of TBA dates on the recent tour announcement that The Dusters will reveal in the coming weeks.In April, the quintet comprised of Andy Falco, Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall, Jeremy Garrett, and Travis Book released their Rise Sun LP. The Dusters reunited with producer Billy Hume (who oversaw 2017’s Grammy-winning Laws of Gravity) to record Rise Sun‘s 13 songs.Fan club tickets for The Infamous Stringdusters’ 2019 fall tour dates are on sale now here. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, June 7th here.For a full list of The Infamous Stringdusters’ upcoming tour dates and more information, head to the band’s website.The Infamous Stringdusters 2019 Fall Tour:9.13 Norfolk, VA^9.14 NYC, NY^9.15 TBA9.18 Plattsburgh, NY^9.19 Homer, NY^9.20 TBA9.21-22 East Aurora, NY10.5 TBA10.18 Pelham, TN^10.19 Makanda, IL10.31 Philadelphia, PA^*11.1 TBA11.2 TBA11.3 Norwalk, CT^11.4 TBA11.5 TBA11.6 Greenville, NC11.7 Asheville, NC*11.8 Charlotte, NC^*11.9 Carrboro, NC^*11.10 Highlands, NC [sold out]* w/ Kitchen DwellersView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Taking Stock

first_img Just home from the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo., Kyle Rozeboom said the UGA livestock judging team showed poise and finesse in competing with 27 other state teams. The UGA team won first in the carload cattle judging and placed in the top 10 in the livestock judging. “This team is selected from the fall semester beginning livestock judging class because of the promise and skills they show during class,” Rozeboom said. An animal science instructor in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Rozeboom coaches the livestock judging team. By October, the team forms and begins intensive practice. But many of the students on the team have been doing this since elementary or high school. “You can tell the ones who have,” Rozeboom said. “Even other instructors know which students have been in judging events by their poise and confidence.” Through UGA 4-H programs, students can learn judging skills as early as the fifth grade. During competitions, students compare animals, then rank them and prepare reasons why they ranked the way they did. “The programs teach youths how to make sound decisions,” said Laura Perry Johnson, a UGA 4-H livestock specialist. “Then they have to defend their decisions with clear communication.” Learning and succeeding as a team and individually Students can start learning early It’s not really about the cows, sheep, hogs, chickens and horses. Livestock judging teams are about critical thinking and communication skills, said a University of Georgia scientist. CAES team’s wincenter_img Team members also learn to work together to help each other learn about the animals they’re judging. “You can’t win these competitions by yourself,” Johnson said. Rozeboom said team members don’t have to go into livestock careers to benefit. They carry the skills they learn into other areas of their lives. “These personal skills — the decision making, prioritizing, speaking and leadership skills — stay with you no matter what you choose to do,” he said. Johnson is more than enthusiastic about judging programs. “It’s because of my meat- and livestock-judging background that I’m in the career I chose,” she said. “I’ve seen kids decide on a career because of their involvement with judging events.” County 4-H programs can sponsor judging teams for livestock, poultry, horses, dairy cattle, consumer products, wildlife, land and forestry. “So even if you can’t commit to care for livestock, you can learn consumer skills and other life skills that will serve you throughout life,” Johnson said. 4-H judging participants compete for local and county honors, state and national trips, awards and scholarships. College judging teams compete for scholarships, trips and awards. “There’s no way I could have seen the things I’ve seen in this nation had it not been for 4-H and college judging events,” Johnson said. “This gives young people opportunities they may never have otherwise.” Get involved locally Most counties begin forming many judging teams in early spring. The county extension office or 4-H leader can provide further information on joining a judging team.last_img read more

Vermont Federal Credit Union Announces Management Promotion

first_imgJoseph M. Finnigan, president and CEO of Vermont Federal Credit Union (VTFCU), is pleased to announce that Lance Potter has been promoted from Assistant Vice President/IS Manager to Vice President of Information Systems.As Vice President of Information Systems, Potter will join the senior management team, reporting directly to the president. In addition to management of information systems and electronic systems Lance will also be responsible for security and facilities.Potter possesses a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Castleton State College and has been with the credit union for five years.VTFCU is a $95 million plus financial institution, currently serving over 19,000 members. We provide membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Chittenden, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Franklin,Washington, or Addison Counties in Vermont.last_img read more

Snow Making Underway at Canaan Valley Resort State Park

first_imgWith more snow on the way this week, skiing and tubing slopes got their first help from man on Nov. 13 as resort employees began the layering process of building the snow base at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, West Virginia.The anticipated opening date for downhill skiing at Canaan is Nov. 29. “We’re getting a jump on winter so folks can take advantage of great skiing,” said Cary Sponaugle, director of sales and marketing at this Tucker County destination.US Hotel and Resort manages the state park operations and plans new amenities and outdoor recreation options in addition to introducing visitors to the new 160-room lodge, food services, new beginners slope and “magic carpet” at the Tubing Park and ski slopes.Canaan Valley features 43 slopes and trails with a summit elevation of 4,280 feet and a vertical drop of 850 feet. There are five lifts, a free-style Terrain Park, 8-lane Tube Park, and a covered outdoor ice skating rink. The resort has snow making capabilities on 75 percent of the trails and can produce up to 500 tons of snow a day.“Early snow making, combined with naturally colder temperatures in the area, allow the mountain crew to create and maintain a good snow depth for great winter recreation at Canaan Valley Resort State Park,” said Mike Chaney, Mountain Manager. “It’s the snow that makes Canaan Valley Resort a top winter destination. When the rest of the East is hindered with icy slope conditions, Canaan Valley consistently offers some of the best powder in the Mid-Atlantic region due to high valley altitude, natural mountain range protection and lake-effect snow storms.”The resort will be featuring new menus and après-ski opportunities at the various lounges this winter. Shuttle service from Canaan Valley Lodge to the slopes has improved and new events with NASTAR and the newly dedicated Terrain Park add to the winter extreme experience.The state park website www.canaanresort.com includes a webcam, operational hours, accommodations, events and dining information. Information is available at 304-866-4121.NASTAR (NAtional STAndard Race) is the largest public grassroots ski race program in the world. Participants compete within their age and gender groups to win platinum, gold, silver and bronze pins. The Canaan Valley course is located on Upper Valley Vista and continues onto Ramble. Each run is a chance to win as racers test their speed against Olympic Gold Medalist and local pace setter Ted Ligety. Races are held every Saturday and Sunday and registration is taken at the starting gate on Upper Valley Vista. The resort will post race information at www.CanaanResort.com.NASTAR was developed by SKI Magazine in 1968 to provide recreational racers with an opportunity to compete and to compare their scores to friends and family members regardless of when and where they race. The NASTAR handicap system is a standardized scoring program that provides participants with a tangible number that represents their ability. The NASTAR program has a successful partnership with the U.S. Ski Team as its premier youth racing feeder program.The Terrain Park at Canaan Valley Resort State Park has a new, permanent home on Lower Prosperity and is easily accessible from the Schuss Triple chairlift and Upper Prosperity. Expanded features include rails, boxes, a wall and plenty of sculpted jumps throughout the mountain.The Terrain Park staff will maintain the features throughout the day and under the lights on Fridays and Saturdays during Night Skiing. The 2014-15 4-session EPIC Rail Jam Series starts Jan. 24, 2015, continuing Feb. 14 and 28 with finals held on Wild Thing Weekend, March 14. Additional information resides on the resort website at www.canaanresort.com or call 304-866-4121.Canaan Valley Resort State Park, located in Tucker County, is a four-season mountain destination and the highest mountain valley east of the Rocky Mountains, with a base elevation of 3,100 feet. Nestled among 6,000+ acres on a plateau overlooking the valley, the resort offers sweeping views of the surrounding peaks. The newly renovated Main Lodge boasts 160 new guestrooms and has recently been awarded a three-star rating by AAA.In addition to the lodge rooms, the resort offers 23 cabins and cottages, 34 campground sites, and over 25,000 square feet of conference space consisting of 10 meeting rooms, an exhibit hall, and an outdoor pavilion. Visit the resort website at canaanresort.com or for further information, call 800-622-4121.last_img read more

Over 500 Colombians Flee from Villages due to Armed Confrontations

first_imgBy Dialogo January 15, 2013 At least 532 people were displaced from a town in the Colombian district of Chocó (west) due to confrontations between armed groups, official sources informed on January 10. “This massive displacement took place on January 8, when these armed groups were confronted by a territorial dispute in the community, causing panic among the population,” the municipality of Litoral del San Juan explained on its website. After leaving their homes, about 7,200 displaced inhabitants are still sheltered in shelters in Docordó, the Colombian government’s Unit for Integral Attention and Reparation of Victims explained in a statement. The unit is investigating the identity of the confronted groups involved in the area. The displaced belong to an African-Colombian community. Lately, indigenous Wounann communities nearby have also been affected by violence, and they have been encountering problems while moving around in the area to get food, the municipality informed. Colombia has over 3.7 million displaced people, one of the highest figures in the world, because of criminal gangs, leftist guerrillas, and other actors in the armed conflict, which the country has been enduring for close to fifty years.last_img read more