Weber State Women’s Golf Posts 23rd Best GPA Nationally

first_imgJuly 16, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State Women’s Golf Posts 23rd Best GPA Nationally Tags: Arizona State/Arkansas State/Cincinnati/Denver/East Carolina/Nebraska-Omaha/Rutgers/Seattle U./South Carolina/Stanford/Weber State Women’s Golf FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Monday, on a busy day for Weber State athletics, the women’s golf squad found their place in the sun as they earned the 23rd best GPA nationally in Division I per a statement from weberstatesports.com.The 11-player roster amassed a collective GPA of 3.691, placing them 23rd on the 2017-18 All-Scholar Team GPA Award list released by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.This list annually recognizes the women’s collegiate golf programs with the highest collective team GPA.This includes all of the team’s student-athletes for the 2017-18 season.The top team GPA award was won by the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks of the Summit League who netted a 3.949 GPA.Rounding out the Top 10 were the Arkansas State Red Wolves, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, the East Carolina Pirates, the Arizona State Sun Devils, the Seattle U. Redhawks, the Cincinnati Bearcats, the South Carolina Gamecocks, the Denver Pioneers and the Stanford Cardinal. Brad James Written bylast_img read more

Former Central Utah High School Stars Help SUU Women’s Basketball To Win

first_img Written by Tags: Hannah Robins/Juab/North Sevier/Peyton Shepherd/SUU Women’s Basketball/Tracy Sanders/UC Riverside Highlanders FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Wednesday evening, former Juab High girls basketball star Hannah Robins and former North Sevier High girls basketball star Peyton Shepherd (Torgerson) had 7 points apiece, helping Southern Utah to a 69-59 win over San Diego in non-conference women’s basketball action at the America First Event Center.Robins added 5 rebounds and shot 3-5 from the field in 28 minutes of action for the program’s new head coach, Tracy Sanders.Shepherd also amassed 5 rebounds and shot a proficient 3 of 4 from the field.The Thunderbirds are next in action November 15 at Riverside, Calif. against the UC Riverside Highlanders. November 7, 2018 /Sports News – Local Former Central Utah High School Stars Help SUU Women’s Basketball To Win Brad Jameslast_img read more

Ministers told extra £100m AML levy “simply unacceptable” during Covid and Brexit

first_imgAccountants have labelled government plans to raise a further £100 million from industry to fund anti-money laundering (AML) efforts as “simply unacceptable in the current climate, which sees businesses large and small having to contend with both the effects of the pandemic and Brexit”.The comment have come from the Association of Account Technicians (AAT) which like the estate agency counterpart Propertymark, is waiting to hear whether its members are to be charged an additional levy to fund AML compliance in the UK.The Government opened a consultation in July which closed in October and the government says it is now mulling over the feedback before deciding whether to proceed.This would mean all estate agents who have AML responsibilities paying an additional levy on top of the annual £300 per branch fees, set up and ‘fit and property person’ test fees.Propertymark has been silent on the subject to date but accountants are more vocal.“There is also a disturbing lack of clarity from the Government about how it would calculate and collect such a levy fairly and reasonably, which makes the imposition of the levy highly contentious and, AAT would argue, grossly unfair,” says its policy director Phil Hall.“And there is considerable disagreement about how best to collect the levy. Most professional bodies, including AAT, believe the best way to do this is through a single public agency such as HMRC.“In contrast, the Government appears to favour imposing responsibility for collection on to professional bodies.”Read Phil Hall’s opinion piece in full.phill hall AAT Association of Accounting Technicians AML December 16, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentFriendly local agent, Friendly local agency Friendly local agency 16th December 2020 at 9:22 amOf course Propertymark are remaining silent, they no longer represent their agents interests as they are busy cosying up to the Government in order to be chosen as the new industry regulator. They wouldn’t want to say anything that would jeapodise that now would they? Since David Cox left Propertymark has taken a different path, and not a good one.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 » Ministers told extra £100m AML levy “simply unacceptable” during Covid and Brexit previous nextRegulation & LawMinisters told extra £100m AML levy “simply unacceptable” during Covid and BrexitTrade body makes comments as agents, accountants and other professional services providers wait to hear how much it will cost.Nigel Lewis16th December 20201 Comment569 Viewslast_img read more

Attack-class submarines: Contracts for MSB design awarded

first_img Adelaide-based PMB Defence and Greek Sunlight have won contracts for the design of the main storage batteries (MSB) stages 1 and 2 for Royal Australian Navy’s new Attack-class submarines.The two companies have been contracted to provide design, prototyping and qualification activities for the main storage batteries.Both organizations will provide Naval Group with the data necessary to select one as the preferred MSB design for the Attack-class program in 2022.“The supply contract will be awarded to the organisation that provides a technically superior design, represents the best value for money and demonstrates a strong commitment to the program’s Australian Industry Capability requirements,” John Davis, CEO, Naval Group Australia, explained.“Naval Group will continue to work with both parties in a range of areas moving forwards to ensure best program outcomes and the maximisation of the involvement of Australian industry in all phases on the contract.”The main storage batteries are responsible for supplying power to the propulsion system of the submarine and to other equipment on-board the ship. They directly impact the safety of the submarine when diving, making them a critical piece of equipment for the platform.PMB is a supplier of energy and specialised engineering solutions for submarine platforms in Australia. Since 1989 the company has continuously supplied MSB’s for the Collins Class and more recently has been contracted to design the UK’s next-generation submarine battery.Sunlight is a submarine battery designer and manufacturer with an extensive knowledge of submarines.The Australian Government’s AUD 50 billion program will see 12 Attack-class submarines designed and built for the Australian Navy. Australian Attack-class submarines: Contracts for MSB design awarded Equipment & technology Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Attack-class submarines: Contracts for MSB design awarded March 16, 2020, by navaltodaylast_img read more

Cameron in Tory conference Oxford analogy blunder

first_imgThe college’s hall is currently undergoing its first major refurbishments since the 1960s, and has been closed until the end of this year’s Michaelmas term. Students and staff at the college are currently served in a marquee in New’s Holywell Quad. Students expressed their scepticism of the myth, with New second year Lottie Pyper telling Cherwell, “Our only famous tree is the ‘Harry Potter Tree’ in reference to the tree under which Malfoy is transformed into a ferret in the fifth Harry Potter film.” This has led to student confusion, with New College’s Joel Mann saying, “The hall’s currently closed, with a large white plastic monstrosity of a temporary hall splayed across the front quad instead- and I’d be impressed if the college earmarked that white plastic 500 years ago in foresight.” It seems that Cameron was referring in his speech to the great hall of New College. The story of its oak beams was referred to in the TV series ‘How Buildings Learn’ and popularised as an example of the merits of foresight. However, in 2008, the college’s archivist, Jennifer Thorp, declared the popular tale to be nothing more than a “myth”. She commented, “The New Buckinghamshire estates from which these trees were supposed to have come had not actually been acquired by us 500 years before the trees were needed. To have earmarked trees specifically for a chamber does not make any sense.” In her 2008 paper, Thorp suggested that New College acquired the land in 1441, 70 years after the hall was first built. “I was hoping we had done with this particular chestnut,” she said in a statement to the Guardian. Tom Beardsworth, a third year Braseonse student and formerly of Secretary’s Committee lamented Cameron’s lack of tree-related knowledge commenting, “He should know a thing or two about trees, since he changed the Conservative party logo to one seven years ago. That said, the thing with myths is that they needn’t be true to convey a compelling message. Give him a break, I reckon.” In his speech to this year’s Conservative Party Conference, David Cameron enlisted “an old story that’s told about a great hall in Oxford” to illustrate the importance of long term planning. According to Cameron, half a millennium after the hall was first built, when its “vast old oak beams” needed to be replaced, it was found that “500 years before, someone had thought… those beams will need replacing one day. So they planted some oak trees.”last_img read more

In Short

first_imgEnzyme price riseAB Enzymes is increasing the price of most of its baking, food and speciality enzyme products by 10%, with immediate effect. All prior contracts will be honoured and are unaffected by the increase. Eric Marks, vice-president of business operations, said: “The price rises are necessary to cover part of the cost increases in raw materials, energy and overhead costs, incurred in recent months.”Focus on British FoodBritish Food Fortnight, which runs from 20 September to 5 October, is into its seventh year and is encouraging all sizes of business that make and serve British food to get involved. For more information on how to get involved, see [http://www.britishfoodfortnight.co.uk].Dessert indulgenceColchester’s Indulgence Patisserie is launching premium frozen desserts in the UK and France. At present, Booths in the UK and Auchan in France have listed two of the retail products – Tiramisu and Milk Chocolate Cheesecake.Scone madJackie Nevin from Nibbles Café in Newbiggin, Northumberland has created 42 different varieties of scone, including Turkish Delight, Mint Chocolate, Hawaiian (cheese, ham and pineapple), Plum and Cheese & Chive. Her customers tell her she should be in the Guinness Book of Records, but she plans to concoct a few more first – perhaps up to 57 varieties.Pro2Pac’s new sitePro2Pac, an exhibition focused on processing and packaging in the food and drink industry has launched its new event website – [http://www.pro2pac.co.uk]. The next biennial exhibition will take place at ExCeL, London, from 15 to 18 March 2009, alongside IFE09.last_img read more

Press release: CMA clears Co-op / Nisa merger

first_img Millions of people throughout the UK shop at convenience stores and supermarkets, and it is vital that they continue to have enough choice to get the best value for them. After careful consideration, we’ve found that there is sufficient competition in both the wholesale and retail sectors to ensure that shoppers are not worse off. The merger will therefore not be referred for an in-depth investigation.Information relating to this investigation can be found on the case page. After closely examining all the evidence, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that the proposed merger does not give rise to competition concerns.The Co-operative Group Ltd (Co-op), as a groceries retailer, and Nisa Retail Ltd (Nisa), as a groceries wholesaler, do not compete head-to-head. However, since Nisa supplies over 4,000 groceries stores, the CMA has carefully considered the potential impact of the merger on competition between shops.During the course of its ‘Phase 1’ investigation, the CMA took into account that Nisa-supplied stores would still be free to set their own prices and decide which products to stock after the merger, and so the merged company would not be able to directly determine how they compete.It also examined whether the merged company could raise prices or reduce service quality for retail or wholesale customers. It found that existing retail and wholesale competition made this unlikely.This is because there are enough local alternatives to both Co-op and Nisa-supplied stores to ensure that people could still shop around to get the best value for them.Furthermore, Nisa-supplied stores are able to choose between several different wholesalers and would be able to switch supplier if prices were to increase or the quality of service go down as a result of the merger with Co-op.This all means that the merged company would be unlikely to be able to raise prices or offer a worse service to either stores or to shoppers.Sheldon Mills, Senior Director of Mergers at the CMA, said:last_img read more

Speech: Launch of the new Toyota Corolla

first_imgHiroki Nakajima, Ambassador, ladies and gentlemen, it is a huge honour and a pleasure to be here to celebrate this success. Dr van Zyl referred to the decision to invest in TNGA. That was a thrilling moment to have that vote of confidence in the future, building on the success of over a quarter of a century of achievements here in Derbyshire.But it is a particular pleasure to be able to meet team members on the line to see it now going into production and making cars that will be sold not just in this country but around the world. And it is fitting that you have invited what I like to think of as team Toyota here from the plant, from the local community and right across the country and we are all delighted at your success and are determined to make sure it can power forward in the future.Now the Corolla of course is a historic car. This is a historic moment for a historic car. When it was launched in 1966, it was launched with these words, that it was “The most wanted car by the market – presented to the world by bringing together the essence of Toyota’s technology”. And what we see today through this investment is that those values and those traditions continue.Right from the outset, it was the Corolla that brought sports car technology to the school run if I can put it that way. It was the first family car with front brake discs. It was the first Japanese car with a floor-mounted gear lever. And the first Japanese car with a 4-speed fully-synchronised manual transmission. Britons, when it was first launched, could own a piece of the future, and this is as true now as it was then.The Corolla that we are celebrating today is a fitting heir to this tradition of continuing innovation. And as we move into the era of clean technology, the facts that the hybrid technology pioneered by Toyota is being produced here in Derbyshire, and of course in Deeside in North Wales, is a tremendous source of pride to all of us in the United Kingdom.2,600 people work here, members of Toyota work force here onsite and 600 more in Deeside. But of course, we know that beyond the factory gates so many partners are part of this success and I know that many of them are represented here today. I just wanted to refer to and pay tribute to those who may not have the Toyota brand but are very much part of that success. Adient who supply seats for the vehicles just down the road in Burton-Upon-Trent. I think Garry Linnett is here from Aisin who produce panoramic car roofs. This fantastic innovation that’s going to be appreciated for those endless summer days that we look forward to in the UK.Kevin Schofield, I think is here from Futaba who produces the weld and sub-assembly parts, and seeing all of these parts come in at short notice, and seeing them so brilliantly deployed in these vehicles, is a real demonstration of the power of the model that Toyota has pioneered and has taught much of the rest of British manufacturing.So, this has always been a successful partnership. We have drawn and learnt much from Toyota’s presence here. We think this has been a successful joint-collaboration over the years and we are thrilled that it is moving to the next stage.Dr van Zyl reflected the importance of having those conditions that have been central to success. Having a skilled, dedicated and motivated workforce that we have in abundance here and you always will. But also, to make sure we recognise the importance of public policy that is supportive and backs investments like this. We should be able to continue to trade without introducing any of those frictions that would disrupt what is a perfect process that has been optimised here.I hear that very strongly. Over the years, the evidence that has been presented by Toyota and other firms within the advanced manufacturing sector in the UK has been instrumental in determining the kind of relationship that we want.In these days ahead, I will continue to be a strong advocate for that kind of relationship which has been so crucial to our success.Toyota has done the country a service, in bringing to life the benefits and the actuality of just-in-time production of advanced manufacturing and the benefits that there are to all. We are very grateful for that and we give this commitment; we will always back you, we will always celebrate your success, and we will always listen to you, and to act on what you need to prosper in the future.Today’s a fantastic day of celebration. It is a huge honour to have been asked to be part of it. Thank you very much indeed for inviting me. I’d like to hand over to the ambassador.last_img read more

Boz Scaggs Celebrates The Blues With Doyle Bramhall II At Town Hall [Video/Photo]

first_imgBoz Scaggs’s career has come full circle. Starting out as a bluesman with the likes of Duane Allman on guitar, Boz moved to the center in the mid-Seventies with the pop and even disco-tinged monster hits of Silk Degrees. He’s touched all the bases ever since, but returned to his roots in American music with 2013’s Memphis, a superb collection of R&B covers, and the deep-South sounds of A Fool to Care two years later. His latest effort, Out of the Blues, completes the trilogy and brings him back to the twangy blues sound upon which he built his reputation.Touring in support of the new album, Boz and crew arrived at New York’s venerable Town Hall on Wednesday, November 14th. Boz has always been a great performer, blending his unmistakably smooth vocals with a full complement of first-rate musicians. His current band maintains that high standard, with Mike Miller accompanying him on guitar along with a group of multi-instrumentalists on percussions, bass, keyboards, and sax. Boz is also a far better guitarist than even some of his fans recognize, from blues picking to jazzy fills and harmonics that add nuance and texture.Starting out with “Jojo”, “It’s Over”, and “Georgia”, the band delivered some of the hits the audience had come to hear before moving into the bluesy tunes that are Boz’s current focus. “I recorded with several Texas blues players for my new album,” he said, “and one of them is here with us tonight.” Wearing a white cowboy hat, Doyle Bramhall II joined the party and immediately took things up a notch. “Rock and Stick”, “I’ve Just Got to Know”, “The Feeling is Gone”, and “Radiator 110” were all hard-rocking cuts that sounded fresh in the hands of a tight and talented band.Returning to his own catalog, “Harbor Lights”, “Look What You’ve Done to Me”, and “Lowdown” led into a set-closing “Lido Shuffle.” No Boz Scaggs show is complete without “Loan Me a Dime”, and Doyle returned for the encore, taking his turn on lead guitar and trading licks with Boz and Miller. Complementing the familiar hits and blues were the encore covers of lively R&B classics such as “Sick and Tired of Fooling Around with You” and “You Can Never Tell” that sent everyone out of Town Hall dancing and literally high-fiving one another.Boz Scaggs + Doyle Bramhall II – “Sick And Tired Of Fooling Around With You”[Video: speechino]Boz closed his current tour the following night in Bensalem, PA, but is scheduled to be back on the road in the spring. Catch him if you can. Photo: Lou Montesano Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Holy Cross announces intent to begin in-person instruction Aug. 24

first_imgThe Holy Cross administration announced its plans for the 2020 fall semester in an email to the student body Friday morning.  According to the email, the 2020-2021 academic year will begin on campus Aug. 17, with fall semester classes starting Aug. 24. The faculty and staff convocation will take place starting Aug. 20. Welcome Weekend will commence from Aug. 21-23. “While circumstances and events external to the College could potentially affect the calendar, as of right now it is fixed,” the email said. College President Fr. David Tyson said he, the officers of the College and the board of trustees will discuss alternative strategies in late May in case modification is needed. “I will look forward to seeing all of you in late August as we begin a new semester and anticipate the Welcome Home Celebration and Commencement of the Class of 2020 on Labor Day Weekend!” Tyson said in the email. Tags: COVID-19, fall 2020, fr david tyson, Holy Cross College, in-person classeslast_img read more