Weber State Men’s Basketball Adds Game With Utah Valley

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-In news released Tuesday evening, Weber State and Utah Valley men’s basketball will meet in a non-conference tilt Saturday January 2 at 2:30 pm at the Dee Events Center in Ogden.The Wildcats are 3-3 on the season and 1-1 in Big Sky Conference play, having split with Portland State.The Wolverines are currently 2-4 and have not played since December 15, having had their last three games canceled.Weber State is expected to reconvene in their Big Sky Conference season January 7 and 9 as they host Eastern Washington. December 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Adds Game With Utah Valley Tags: UVU Men’s Basketball/Weber State Men’s Basketball Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Leaders’ growth continues

first_imgLeaders has purchased Bulmer Estates, a family-run business owned by Andrew and Rebecca Bulmer in West Bridgford.Matthew Light, Group Acquisitions Director at the Leaders Romans Group, says, “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Bulmer Estates, a successful company with a reputation for excellence in lettings and property management across Nottingham.“The Bulmer Estates team will join our branch in Nottingham to offer a comprehensive range of services in the city.”Three weeks later, Leaders purchased the 500+ property portfolio of Derby business, MBM Management Limited.The company was established in 1996 and successfully run by Malcolm Blount – who has now retired – and his daughter Helen Hufton who joined the business in 2000. Helen will remain with Leaders, managing the portfolio under the Leaders brand.She said, “This is an exciting new chapter for us. I know that we’re in very safe hands with Leaders which has always been at the forefront of best practice in lettings and where we will benefit from excellent professional training and development.Leaders acquisitions Bulmer Estates September 14, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’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 » Agencies & People » Leaders’ growth continues previous nextAgencies & PeopleLeaders’ growth continuesThe Negotiator14th September 20170561 Viewslast_img read more

Commentary: Losing Local News May Cost More Than A Subscription

first_imgMary Beth SchneiderThe story? It was about changes to IndyGo bus routes, the kind of news you will not get from The New York Times. The kind of news that takes a local reporter hours to do interviews, cover meetings and write, a photojournalist to help it come to life with pictures and editors to copy edit and publish. It takes, in short, newspaper employees who are not volunteers.Yet across the nation, local journalism is in trouble. People want news about their community — but have gotten used to getting it for free online. Print subscriptions are drying up and the advertising dollars that once kept those subscriptions low have not been replicated in digital formats. Newspapers that in the 1990s saw their websites as novelties to supplement the print edition now regret having given away their work product. People who got their news online for free for decades balk at paying for it. And people who still subscribe grumble about cancelling because the paper has shrunk — a direct result of the routine and massive layoffs that have affected newspapers across the nation. Fewer dollars equals fewer reporters equals less news coverage.It’s a downward spiral that so far shows little sign of rebounding.Steve Key, executive director of the Hoosier State Press Association, said that when he first joined that group in 1992, it had 190 member newspapers. Today, as papers have shuttered, there are 150, of which 60 are daily newspapers, down from 70. Two counties have no local newspaper at all: Crawford and Scott.Does it matter? Of course. In fact, a 2018 study done by three economists from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Illinois found that when newspapers close, government borrowing costs go up. No watchdog, they found, led to concerns that the investment was riskier, leading to higher interest rates. Other research has found lower participation in elections when news coverage evaporates, along with increased government corruption.“I’m optimistic journalism will continue to be still a needed and wanted commodity,” Key said. “The danger is: What happens to our democracy?”It isn’t just closures. It’s the slashing of staffs.The Herald-Tribune in Batesville has been named Indiana’s best non-daily paper twice since 2008. But this month, it’s already tiny newsroom staff was cut from three to only two, including managing editor Debbie Blank. The lone sports reporter — the only person who is going to cover local sports in what Blank told me is “a sports crazy town” — was let go.“Every day is stressful as we two remaining reporters try to make the newspaper great,” she said. They publish twice a week—Tuesday and Friday.So far, their website has no paywall.“Local readers respect the work we do, but I’m not sure those getting our news for free now would be willing to pay for it online,” Blank said. “I think residents of small towns will miss newspapers when they’re gone — because where else will they ever bet able to get truthful local news?”When I asked Dave Hill, editor of the Greenfield Daily Reporter, if anyone would cover the mayor, council, sheriff, school boards and sports team if that paper folded, his answer was blunt: “No. Nobody would.”Indianapolis media may pay attention to big news there. But the daily and weekly events that make up the life of a community? That’s the Daily Reporter’s lane, with print editions five days a week.They, too, let people read their online stories for free. No wonder that online readership is “fairly robust” while, he said, the paid print circulation drops every month.Still, Hill said, “we remain bullish on local journalism.” His paper’s owners, AIM Media Indiana, own six papers in small to mid-sized communities in Indiana providing news that their communities cannot get elsewhere.“Our company is committed to doing the best we can with the resources we have,” he said.Bravo. Committed owners matter — but committed readers even more so.Which brings me back to VelociraptorOfLove. After a civil back-and-forth with an Indianapolis Star editor, the person got to read that bus route story after all.Because they bought a digital subscription.FOOTNOTE: Mary Beth Schneider is an editor at TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalists.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare By Mary Beth SchneiderTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS— The tweet to The Indianapolis Star from someone with the handle “VelociraptorOfLove” was full of outrage.“This VITAL PUBLIC INFO is behind a pay wall shame on u @indystar,” it read.last_img read more

Mouthing off

first_img“It’s devastating – a £2 sandwich has cost me my business, my home and everything I’ve worked on for the last 35 years”- UK businessman Tony Scott rues the day he stopped for a £2 chicken sandwich, as thieves stole £500,000 worth of jewellery from the back seat of his car, when he left it for two minutes in a Tesco car park”It is because we are useless; we are the only nation in the world that puts up with things we don’t like. If the French were unhappy about the price of bread, they would give up buying bread until the price went down. But the English would just moan about it and buy an extra loaf!”- rock musician Rick Wakeman, speaking to the Chichester Observer, explains how being grumpy as a response to life’s frustrations is predominantly an English trait, using bread as an example”Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. I am hours away from going in to labour with my second baby. I will be up and about at the weekend and work on my entry. I’m really pleased it’s been extended I didn’t want to miss out.”- Kellie from the Cupcake Café expresses her relief that the deadline on BB’s National Cupcake Week cupcake competition has been extended, as she has another, rather more pressing appointmentlast_img read more

No bread guidelines for Olympic Games

first_imgOrganisers of the London 2012 Olympic Games have ignored suggestions from The Real Bread Campaign (RBC) on the standard of bread and baked goods.The Campaign sent a procurement document to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) in 2009 for its ‘London 2012 Food Vision’ consultation.Jan Matthews, LOCOG’s head of catering, was unable to provide information on RBC’s suggestions regarding whether loaves served during the event will meet a number of criteria.This included the production of loaves by independently-owned SME bakeries, baked from scratch in a London borough, made without the use of any artificial additives or processing aids, or choices that are representative of the cultural diversity of Londoners, London bakeries and Olympic guests.Chris Young, RBC co-ordinator, said: “This is a huge missed opportunity for the Games to have given London a lasting loaf legacy of Real Bread. Why did they choose not to support the creation of skilled jobs at small, local, independently owned bakeries? How could they simply ignore this staple of our diet when they have set standards for chocolate and cheese?”It is believed 14 million meals will be served during the Games, including 25,000 loaves in the athletes’ village.Young added: “We love the idea that everyone attending the Games would have the chance to enjoy such Real Bread, but we believe this is really just PR spin. Given that both the Games’ head of catering and press office have avoided our questions, we strongly suspect that only a handful of VIPs will have the opportunity.”last_img read more

No traffic jams in asthmatic cells

first_imgAn unexpected new discovery—that, in people with asthma, the cells that line the airways in the lungs are unusually shaped and “scramble around like there’s a fire drill going on”—suggests intriguing new avenues both for basic biological research and for therapeutic interventions to fight the disease. The findings could also have important ramifications for research in other areas—notably, cancer—where the same kinds of cells play a major role.Until now, scientists thought that epithelial cells—which line the lung’s airways as well as major cavities of the body and most organs—just sat there motionless like tiles covering the floor, or like cars jammed in traffic, said Jeffrey Fredberg, professor of bioengineering and physiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and one of the senior authors of the study, which was published online August 3, 2015 in Nature Materials. But the study showed that, in asthma, the opposite is true.The researchers decided to look at the detailed shape and movement of cells from the asthmatic airway because, according to Fredberg, a growing body of research is showing that physical forces change how cells form, grow, and behave. Given this knowledge—and the fact that no one knows what causes asthma, which afflicts more than 300 million people worldwide—it made sense to look at the shape and movement of epithelial cells, which many scientists think play a key role in the disease. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Working with homeless women teaches student valuable lessons

first_img Read Full Story As an undergraduate at McGill University in Montreal, Anvita Kulkarni had a passion for social justice and health equity. Two years ago, she stumbled across an online course, “Health and Society,” taught by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Professor Ichiro Kawachi on HarvardX. The course framed these issues through a public health lens, which was a new perspective for her. Inspired, she applied to the School and was accepted into the master’s program in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Now, Kulkarni is putting into practice what she’s learning about how social variables such as race and income affect health.Last summer, she worked with the School’s Prevention Research Center evaluation team on the REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) Obesity and Hypertension Demonstration Project—a series of interventions funded by the Centers for Disease Control and implemented by the Boston Public Health Commission. Kulkarni worked on data collection and had the opportunity to visit and learn from organizations and hospitals throughout the city.Since last spring she has been immersed in a new challenge—organizing health promotion activities at the YWCA Cambridge Tanner Residence, which houses about 100 adult women who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Kulkarni was one of 16 graduate students from health professional schools across Boston chosen this year as a Boston Schweitzer Fellow, and is working with Tanner for a twelve-month direct service project as part of the fellowship.last_img read more

Rainy watermelons

first_imgIn the first six months of 2013, Georgia received more than 35 inches of rain — more rain than it recorded all of 2012. And because of the heavy rainfall, the state’s watermelon crop has fallen a few weeks behind and faces other potential problems. Justin Lanier, the University of Georgia Extension coordinator in Crisp County, said the rain and a cool spring delayed watermelon planting. Weather problems also interrupted pollination, which could lead to fewer melons. Due to excess rainfall late in the fruiting stage, watermelons will swell with water at a faster rate than they can produce sugar. This decreases the flavor of the melons, a problem that Georgia’s melon crop could face this year. “If you get a lot of rain, the melons will fill up with water and that makes it hard to sell them because the grade goes down,” Lanier said. “That’s something else we’re kind of concerned about.” Despite rainy weather and even more rain in the forecast, Lanier said a later harvest should be the greatest hurdle for watermelon farmers. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, most of the harvested melons were reported to be in fair or good condition. “It’s been delayed, that’s the biggest problem,” Lanier said. “With these, knock on wood, we haven’t seen much disease yet, which is surprising with the weather we’ve had. But it’s a good thing. I’m not complaining.” Farmers harvested their first melons the week of June 17, according to the USDA, beginning two weeks later than the usual start. So far, crop progress is below that of 2012 and falls short of the five-year average. Growers could see sales problems as well because the watermelon market normally slows after the Fourth of July, according to an article by Fresh Plaza. Greg Leger, owner of Leger and Son, Inc., told Fresh Plaza that he hopes the later season will mean the demand for watermelons will continue further into the summer. Even thought the first harvest was not as large as past years, conditions seem to be improving. “From what I’ve seen so far, the first harvest they had has not been as good [as last year’s],” Lanier said. “I don’t know if that’s weather related or what, but it didn’t seem to set up a large crop. But it’s getting better, so it could possibly be as good. We’ll just have to see.” Lanier said it is hard to predict much about the crop, and analysis will have to be one day at a time. Weather conditions will likely be the main wildcard. “Everything else, it’s kind of one of those day-by-day, week-by-week things. It can turn bad in a week; it depends on if we get a lot of disease,” Lanier said. “The weather plays a big role.” Based on the 2011 Georgia Farm Gate Value Report, Georgia-grown watermelons had a farm gate value of $98.7 million.last_img read more

Britain’s leading asset manager to divest ExxonMobil, Korea Electric from some of its funds

first_imgBritain’s leading asset manager to divest ExxonMobil, Korea Electric from some of its funds FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Britain’s biggest asset manager has removed ExxonMobil and four more companies from its 5 billion pounds ($6.3 billion) Future World funds, and said it would vote against their chairs for failing to confront the threats posed by climate change.Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), the fund arm of insurer Legal & General which has 1 trillion pounds under management, has been among the most vocal asset managers on climate risks, and will also divest from Hormel Foods, Korea Electric Power Corp, Kroger and Metlife.The divestment applies only to LGIM’s Future World funds, which it says are set up for clients who want to express a conviction on environmental, social and governance themes.“In all other LGIM (non-Future World) funds that remain invested in those companies that have not met our criteria, we will vote against the election of the chair of the board,” said Meryam Omi, head of sustainability and responsible investment strategy at LGIM. “We can vote against the chair on any number of issues, so to do so because of a single issue such as climate change sends a powerful message to companies that they should be raising their standards in this area.”As part of its Climate Impact Pledge, launched in 2016, LGIM has sought to engage with the largest companies in the oil and gas, mining, electric utilities, autos, food retail and financial sectors on climate change and said it would take action.“ExxonMobil Corporation has not met our key minimum requirements, including on emissions reporting and targets,” LGIM said in its report. LGIM said Exxon lagged behind European peers such as Equinor, BP and Shell which better disclose their company’s potential climate risks.More: Investor LGIM dumps ExxonMobil from its Future World fundslast_img read more

Former KPU commissioner gets six years in prison for election bribery

first_imgIn its verdict, the court did not strip Wahyu of his political rights, but the bench denied his request to be a justice collaborator in the case.Also on Monday, the court handed down a four-year prison sentence for former Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) member Agustiani Tio Fridelina and ordered him to pay the same fine as Wahyu.The two convicts were charged under Article 12 of the 2001 Corruption Law, which prohibits state officials and civil servants from accepting gifts.Both Wahyu and Agustiani were found guilty of accepting around $47,350 in bribes from Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Saeful Bahri in exchange for helping PDI-P cadre Harun Masiku secure a seat to replace a deceased politician in the House of Representatives.Apart from Harun’s case, Wahyu was also indicted for allegedly accepting bribes from West Papua Governor Dominggus Mandacan in connection with the selection of provincial general elections commission members last year.Saeful, a former staff member of PDI-P secretary-general Hasto Kristiyanto, was sentenced by the court in May to one year and eight months in prison and ordered to pay a Rp 150 million fine for his involvement in the case.Meanwhile, Harun is believed to have fled the country shortly after he was named a suspect and currently remains at large. The KPK recently filed a request with the Law and Human Rights Ministry to extend an overseas travel ban on the suspect.Topics : The Jakarta Corruption Court has handed down a six-year prison sentence for former General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioner Wahyu Setiawan after finding him guilty of accepting bribes in connection with an election dispute.”Wahyu Setiawan has been proven guilty of committing corruption as suspected,” presiding judge Susanti Arsi Wibawani said while reading out the verdict on Monday.The sentence was lighter than eight years of imprisonment demanded by Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutors. The judges also ordered Wahyu to pay a fine of Rp 150 million (US$10,240).last_img read more