Whittni Orton, Anna Camp, Both Compete For BYU At Washington Invitational

Posted On May 8 2021 by

first_img Brad James Camp, Orton and their teammates are again in action February 8 and 9. They will either compete at the Iowa State Classic at Ames, Iowa or the Texas Tech Shootout at Lubbock, Texas. Tags: Alena Ellsworth/Anna Camp/Erica Birk/Iowa State Classic/Lauren Ellsworth/Texas Tech Shootout/Washington Invitational/Whittni Orton January 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Whittni Orton, Anna Camp, Both Compete For BYU At Washington Invitational Camp placed 32nd in the women’s mile run, posting a time of 4:49.31 and was 19th in the women’s 800-mile run, posting a time of 2:10.03. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSEATTLE-Saturday, former Panguitch High track star Whittni Orton made her season debut at the Dempsey Indoor Arena at the University of Washington in Seattle during the Washington Invitational. Orton placed 11th overall in the women’s mile in a time of 4:38.46 and ran the first leg of BYU’s women’s distance medley along with Alena Ellsworth, Lauren Ellsworth and Erica Birk. Written by Also, former Millard High star Anna Camp competed for the Cougars as well at Seattle.last_img read more


Students remaining at university can return to Tier 4 areas for Christmas, says Universities’ Minister

Posted On May 3 2021 by

first_imgStudents will be exempt from the travel restrictions imposed across areas under Tier 4 restrictions from December 20th. The government says that people living under Tier 4 “must not leave [their] home unless [they] have a reasonable excuse”. “Reasonable” excuses include travelling to work where working from home isn’t possible, accessing education, essential shopping, and caring duties including caring for people in a support bubble and animals. Universities in Tier 4 areas will reopen for in-person teaching in the new year. Students in all tiers “should not move back and forward” between their home and university during term. Students who live outside the United Kingdom are advised to check restrictions in their destination country. More than 40 countries have banned travel from the UK after the discovery of a new strain of COVID-19 which might spread more easily. Universities’ Minister Michelle Donelan has confirmed that students who are living in university accommodation over the vacation may return home for Christmas, even if their home is under Tier 4 restrictions. Students will be able to travel home once between December 3rd and February 7th. They will be considered a part of whichever household they will be joining. This applies across all tiers in England. Students are advised to take a COVID test before travelling.center_img The government recommended that universities follow their guidance on reopening in order to prevent COVID-19 from spreading when students return. At Oxford University, colleges have published their own guidance about when students should return, taking into account when in-person teaching for their course resumes. Students will be able to take two lateral flow tests when they return. Ms Donelan said she wanted to “give clarity and comfort to those who are yet to travel, including students on clinical placements or with jobs in their university town.” Image Credit: nicprinsloo/Pixabaylast_img read more


Bill Davis replaces Beverly Gard as head of alcohol commission

Posted On May 3 2021 by

first_imgBy Emily Ketterer and Brynna SentelTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS — As former leader of the Alcohol Code Revision Commission, Beverly Gard was open to discuss cold beer sales, a controversial topic addressed by the General Assembly this past year.But Gard expects the direction of the committee to change under the leadership of its new chair, former Rep. Bill Davis.Davis, a former Republican representative from Portland, Indiana, was named leader of the commission by House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, Wednesday. Davis will lead the commission this summer for the second half of its two-year study.Davis is known to traditionally oppose the expansion of alcohol laws, previously turning down hearings and voting against Sunday alcohol sales in 2012 and 2013 as the chair of the House Public Policy Committee.Former State Rep. Bill Davis, R-Portland, is the new chair of the Alcohol Code Revision Commission.“Rep. Davis was fine legislator, well respected, but he had a lot of control over alcohol issues for the three years he was chairman of the Public Policy Committee in the House,” Gard said.Gard said that last year, Bosma and President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, wanted someone with an open mind to lead the commission charged with making recommendations about reforming the state’s alcohol laws. She had no previous experience with alcohol laws and had not been on a committee dealing with the topic in the past.“With this appointment, I don’t think that’s what you have,” Gard said. “This seems to be a total 180-degree turn on what they wanted in leadership.”Bosma said in a statement that Davis’s background in private and public sectors will help him lead the commission.“During Bill’s service to the General Assembly, especially as chair of the Public Policy Committee, he always demonstrated strong leadership skills, integrity and the right temperament when handed tough issues,” Bosma said.Bosma, in the news release, offered no reason why he was replacing Gard. The veteran lawmaker was also unavailable for an interview Wednesday.Rep. Terri Austin, D-Anderson, a member of the commission, said she was surprised to see this change in leadership.Rep. Terri Austin, D-Anderson, is a member of the Alcohol Code Revision Commission Photo by Emily Ketterer, TheStatehouseFile.com“I thought that Sen. Gard did an outstanding job and was fair. She was even-handed and she helped us move through the agenda,” Austin said. “I have worked with soon-to-be chairman Davis. He was Public Policy Chair, and I believe he will be equally as fair.”The committee last year recommended that alcohol be sold on Sundays and that passed the General Assembly this year. The members also debated but did not resolve the issue of whether convenience stores would be allowed to sell cold six-packs of beer.Gard said she would be surprised if the topic of cold beer sales came up in during the commission this summer.“The legislative council set out the parameters they wanted the commission to look at, and that certainly wasn’t one of them,” Gard said.Austin views cold beer sales as “unfinished business from last year,” even though it is currently not on the agenda.“Because we were in a short legislative session, I can see why some folks maybe were reluctant to put too many alcohol issues out there at once,” Austin said.The cold beer debate began last year when two Ricker’s convenience stores began selling cold beer through a loophole under a restaurant permit. That loophole was closed this year and only package liquor stores in Indiana can sell cold six-packs.Owner Jay Ricker said he is going into this new leadership with an open mind and he hopes Davis will listen to the public’s wishes.“It’s the biggest topic in my mind and in the average Indiana voter’s mind as to what needs to be changed,” Ricker said. “But obviously the other side is fighting tooth and toenail,the liquor lobby, against this change.”Emily Ketterer and Brynna Sentel are reporters for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


Alleged Animal Abuse Case Turned Over to Spencer County Prosecutor

Posted On May 3 2021 by

first_imgAlleged Animal Abuse Case Turned Over to Spencer County ProsecutorSEPTEMBER 14TH, 2018 MITCH ANGLE INDIANAThe case involving alleged animal abuse at the Spencer County Animal Shelter is now in the hands of the Spencer County Prosecutor.We are being told the case was turned over from Indiana State Police to the Prosecutor a week ago.The shelter is under investigation after a former employee claimed they were asked to put living cats in the freezer to die.After the allegations arose, the shelter closed down temporarily. It has since reopened with changes to its policies.We have reached out to the prosecutor’s office but have no information on whether or not charges will be filed.Original story: Former Animal Shelter Employee Says She Was Asked To Freeze Cats Alive. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


Food sales rise at Tesco

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_imgTesco has reported a 1.2% growth in like-for-like (LFL) sales at its UK food business during the last three months.The supermarket giant announced the news this morning (5 December), as part of its third-quarter interim management statement for the 13 weeks to 24 November.The company revealed LFL UK sales fell 0.6% in the quarter, excluding  VAT and petrol, while group sales increased by 2.9% excluding petrol at constant exchange rates. Within Europe, Tesco experienced a 3.6% drop in LFL sales, excluding petrol.Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco, said: “I am pleased with the performance of our food business in the UK. Our six-part plan is about improving the shopping trip for customers for the long-term and this is a positive early sign. We’ve now refreshed nearly 300 stores, upgraded or introduced well over 3,000 products and added innovations, such as Delivery Saver, to our already successful online grocery business – and there is plenty more to come in 2013.“We have seen a further weakening in consumer spending in central Europe, although the effects of this have been partly offset by a better quarter in Asia. I am looking forward to the important seasonal period ahead, and am confident in our plans to deliver further improvements in our shopping trip for customers.”Tesco mentioned in its latest financial results that the company had rolled out new bakery departments in 850 of its stores this year.Tesco said the outlook in the UK, ahead of the important seasonal period and with the progress made so far on its plans to improve the shopping trip for customers, remained unchanged as a whole for the year.last_img read more


Joel Cummins Reads Mean Tweets About Umphrey’s McGee [Video]

Posted On Mar 2 2021 by

first_imgUPDATE [1/12/19]: In honor of Joel’s birthday today, relive this ever-amusing clip of the Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist reading mean tweets about his band.For a full list of Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming tour dates, head here.Umphrey’s McGee is currently on tour through the west coast, with one more night in Portland, OR before heading to California to meet up with jazz/funk trio Organ Freeman for stops in South Lake Tahoe, Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Of course, spending weeks on the road allows for Umphrey’s McGee members to interact with their fans online, or, read what they have to say on the Internet. Such was the case on Thursday night, when keyboardist Joel Cummins took the opportunity of his bus ride to read some comments from the “mean” section of Twitter on Facebook Live.“The music didn’t do enough for me to keep me awake,” one person tweeted. “Vocals are cringe-worthy, keys player sucks and contributes nothing to the jams,” tweeted another. Meanwhile, bandmembers Jake Cinninger and percussionist Andy Farag make peanut butter sandwiches and relax in the background, seemingly confused about why Cummins is reading a bunch of mean tweets on Live For Live Music’s Facebook Live. Watch the hilarity ensue, below:Umphrey’s McGee Winter Tour DatesMarch 17 Portland, OR @ Crystal BallroomMarch 22 South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Harrah’s Lake Tahoe*March 23 Oakland, CA @ The Fox Oakland*March 24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern*March 25 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park**w/ Organ FreemanHead to the band’s website for more upcoming tour dates.last_img read more


Second struggling Chinese coal plant files for bankruptcy

Posted On Dec 31 2020 by

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Datang Group, one of China’s biggest power generators, said a subsidiary in northwestern Gansu province that operates a coal-fired power station has applied for bankruptcy and liquidation after it defaulted on about 16.44 million yuan ($2.39 million) of debt.China’s coal-fired power producers are struggling as Beijing promotes the use of renewable energy and opens up the state-controlled power market. Another Datang Group coal-fired plant went bankrupt last December.Datang International Power Generation Liancheng Power Plant in Gansu, which has a total installed capacity of 660 megawatts, had total assets of about 594 million yuan and 1.77 billion yuan of debt by the end of May, Datang International said in a filing to the Shanghai Stock Exchange late on Thursday.Datang Group owns 55% of Datang International Power, while state-owned China Guodian Corporation owns 25% and the provincial government backed GEPIC Energy Development Co has a 20% stake.In December, Datang announced the bankruptcy of its Baoding Huayuan thermal power plant after it failed to pay out billions yuan of debt.China’s total investment in thermal power construction in 2018 was the lowest since 2004 and more than half of the country’s coal-fired power plants have been in the red for two years, according to data from the China Electricity Council.More: China Datang-owned thermal power plant in Gansu files for bankruptcy Second struggling Chinese coal plant files for bankruptcylast_img read more


Clips of the Week: April 19, 2013

Posted On Dec 30 2020 by

first_imgThe best web videos from the week that was:1. Get InvertedA group of 30 Canadians doing what they do best, in unison.2. Southern Culture RewindOur friends at Southern Culture on the Fly just put out their Spring issue and this video recapping their season. A little long for a fishing video, but worth it as this packs in every fly fishing scenario from the mountains to the coast, and everything in between. And I mean everything.Southern Fried Rewind from Southern Culture on the Fly on Vimeo.3. Off the Charts EXTREMEThings just keep getting more extreme. When did it come to this?4. There is Nothing Less Extreme……than this. Long hair, banana seats, starting tree, mall parking lots, DRAG PARACHUTES! Is this what people did in the 70s? Seriously, email me the answer.5. Get DirtyAaron Gwin smoking the Sea Otter Classic course from last year. STOKED!last_img read more


Son of powerful Mexican drug lord extradited to US

Posted On Oct 19 2020 by

first_imgThe son of a powerful Mexican drug lord was Thursday extradited to the United States, where he is wanted for trafficking, a government source told AFP.Ruben Oseguera Gonzalez, known as “El Menchito,” “was extradited this day on the charge of conspiracy to smuggle drugs” into US territory, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity.US-born Oseguera Gonzalez is the son of “El Mencho” Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, head of the powerful Jalisco New Generation drug cartel. The Mexican government estimates the Jalisco New Generation cartel has amassed a $50 billion fortune. It has a strong presence in nine Mexican states and connections with criminal organizations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.In recent years, it has carried out attacks against military and police targets, including the 2015 downing of a military helicopter which killed 20 soldiers and a policewoman.The wife of cartel leader Oseguera Cervantes, Rosalinda Gonzalez Valencia, was arrested in May 2018.The US Drug Enforcement Administration has a $10 million reward for information leading to the arrest of El Mencho.Topics : Oseguera Gonzalez, 30, was denied an appeal against his transfer to the United States, where he will be tried in federal court in Washington.He was arrested and released four times between January 2014 and August 2015, when he was finally imprisoned on charges of being number two in the Jalisco New Generation cartel.The US Department of Justice regards the cartel as one of the five most dangerous transnational criminal organizations in the world, responsible for trafficking tonnes of cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl-laced heroin into the United States, and multiple acts of violence.The gang emerged in 2010 after the death of the regional leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, Mexico’s biggest criminal group.last_img read more


This is what $2 million will buy you on the Gold Coast: a bargain waterfront mansion

Posted On Oct 6 2020 by

first_imgThis home at 54 Moana Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters, has sold for $2.125m. Picture: realestate.com.auThe property is perched on a rare 1292 sqm with 68 metres of water frontage and is next to 2.4ha of parkland.Three of the six bedrooms are master suites with water views, walk-in robes and ensuites.Other features include five bathrooms, a spiral staircase, French doors, a gas fireplace, cinema room, in-ground pool and private floating pontoon.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoThe sale was negotiated by John Reid Real Estate Broadbeach Waters. This home at 54 Moana Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters, has sold for $2.125m. Picture: realestate.com.auA SPRAWLING six bedroom mansion on a massive waterfront block on the Gold Coast has sold for $2.125 million — a price that would be considered an absolute bargain in Sydney or Melbourne.The home at 54 Moana Park Avenue in Broadbeach Waters was one of the biggest sales in Queensland in the past week, according to the latest CoreLogic Property Market Indicator Summary. This home at 65 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield, has sold for $3.045m. Pic: realestate.com.auA five bedroom Queenslander at 24 Duke Street, Bulimba, sold for $2.875 million through Cathy Richards of Place Bulimba.And an architecturally designed home at 95 Siemon Street, Toowong fetched $1.722 million through Adcock Prestige.Fewer properties went to auction in Brisbane this week — only 112 — but the success rate was higher.CoreLogic reports a preliminary clearance rate of 64.8 per cent for Brisbane, compared to only 42.5 per cent last week.Across the Gold Coast, 31 properties went to auction and 51.6 per cent of those were successful.Nationally, auction volumes are down with the Queen’s Birthday long weekend affecting activity across most states.center_img This home at 54 Moana Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters, has sold for $2.125m. Picture: realestate.com.auThe biggest sale of the week in the state, according to CoreLogic, was a four-bedroom riverfront home in Fairfield on Brisbane’s south.The two storey house on 850 sqm at 65 Brisbane Corso sold for $3.045 million through Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige. last_img read more