Former Kanab High Thrower To Compete for UVU At NCAA Regionals

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSACRAMENTO, Calif.-Among the five Utah Valley University athletes to qualify for the NCAA Track & Field West regionals later this week at Sacramento State University, is a former Kanab High star.Senior Daven Russell will be competing in the shot put, an event he won the WAC Championship in May 9-11 at Lawrence, Kan.Russell is the 41st ranked shot putter in the West region (consisting of all Division I schools in the West) and his best toss represents a UVU school record, 58.56 feet.Russell was also named as the WAC’s Outstanding Field Performer for this past season. He will compete in the West regionals Saturday at roughly 5:30 pm MDT.The regionals will run from Thursday-Saturday.Other competitors for the Wolverines to compete at the regionals include senior sprinter Alena Gillespie of Highland, Utah, sophomore distance runner Adrian Jones of Meridian, Idaho, junior sprinter Jordan Carder of Gilbert, Ariz., and multi-talented sophomore Albert MacArthur of Port Orchard, Wash. MacArthur will compete in both the long jump and triple jump. Written by May 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local Former Kanab High Thrower To Compete for UVU At NCAA Regionals Tags: Daven Russell/Kanab High School/Shot Put/UVU Track Brad Jameslast_img read more

Norway awards 61 offshore oil and gas exploration licences

first_imgThe notable winners of the licencing round are Lundin Energy (19), Equinor (17), and Wintershall (16) Norway-based Equinor has been awarded 17 licences in the APA 2020 licencing round. (Credit: Equinor ASA) The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy said that 30 oil companies have been awarded 61 production licences for offshore blocks on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) in the Award in Pre-Defined Areas 2020 (APA 2020).Of the 61 licences, 34 are contained in the North Sea, 24 are in the Norwegian Sea, while the remaining three are in the Barents Sea.The winners of the APA 2020 range from large international firms to smaller domestic exploration companies, said the Norwegian ministry. Of these, 18 have been awarded one or more operatorships.According to the Ministry, the licences have been awarded with work-programme commitments or as additional areas to such licenses.Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru said: “I am pleased to offer 61 new production licenses in this year’s APA round to a diverse range of companies.“These companies have shown great interest in gaining access to new exploration acreage, illustrating the industry’s confidence in continued profitability from exploration on the Norwegian continental shelf. This is good news for the Norwegian state as resource owner.”Swedish oil and gas company Lundin Energy, through its subsidiary Lundin Energy Norway, has bagged the most licences during the APA 2020, at 19. The company will have an operatorship stake across seven of those licenses.Norwegian oil and gas major Equinor has won 17 licences of which it will be an operator in 10.Equinor Norway exploration senior vice president Nick Ashton said: “We are pleased about the awards that will be an important supplement to our exploration portfolio and form the basis for future discoveries to be realized in line with Equinor’s climate roadmap.”The third most successful company during the APA 2020 is German oil and gas firm Wintershall with 16 licences, with operatorship in four of them.Other notable winners during the licencing round are Aker BP and Vår Energi, which have both been awarded 10 production licences.last_img read more

Lettings proptech platform offers a ‘fourth way’ to landlords

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Lettings proptech platform offers a ‘fourth way’ to landlords previous nextAgencies & PeopleLettings proptech platform offers a ‘fourth way’ to landlordsNewly arrived head of B2B at lettings platform Home Made, Jo Green, says its hub approach is proven and will change the industry.Nigel Lewis13th January 202001,201 Views Lettings agents have faced competition from online and hybrid competitors for several years now and companies such as Howsy – which today bought the assets of Upad – but also Accommodation.co.uk, Purplebricks and MakeUrMove, all claim to offer a similar service to traditional agents for a fraction of the cost.The least-known is Home Made. It has been ticking over for two years developing its tech and testing out its service with several hundred landlords.It offers them a £948 tenant find service including accompanied viewings plus property management for 4%, way below the industry average of 10%-12%.But its service is about to step up a gear following the appointment of senior lettings figure Jo Green (pictured, above), as the company seeks to expand.“My role is going to head up both expansion in build-to-rent (BTR) but also its development within the professionally-managed private rental market portfolio and block sectors,” she says.“For me the biggest pull of Home Made was that it has proved that the concept will work in the market and has landlord case studies in the bag.”Home Made isn’t like other proptech platforms in the field, Green claims, because it offers a ‘fourth way’ that’s neither traditional, hybrid nor online.The tech-based business operates in the capital out of a hub with property management staff on the road conducting appraisals and managing properties, a model which is likely to be rolled out to other cities soon including Manchester.Early careerDuring her early career in general sales Green completed a law degree in her spare time and then joined a firm of solicitors in the property management sector.But the lure of sales proved too strong and she later joined PRSim, LSL’s build-to-rent business and was one of the small clutch of property professionals there for BTR’s birth alongside ‘PRS champion’ Andrew Stanford within the Ministry of Housing.“Build to rent was very much a moss-covered stone at the top of a very big hill,” she says. “It’s also very much the direction we need to be going in the country.”She then switched roles to head up sales at IdealFlatmate.com before joining Home Made to head up its business development.“LSL saw build-to-rent as an opportunity and although they were late to join the party, their position as one of the largest property managers in the private rental market gave them a strong position to start from,” she says.Industry divisionGreen claims the lettings industry divides into two on build to rent; agencies who think build-to-rent is just another arm of the existing industry, and those who’ve realised it’s a new sector slowly taking shape.“I think there were some naysayers out there who say that we’ve seen all this before and it’s not going to be that exciting, but I think it’s turned out to be the opposite,” she says.   Home Made Jo Green Andrew Stanford idealflatmate LSL PRSim January 13, 2020Nigel 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

Russia: JSC Amur Shipyard to Shut Down Nuclear Submarine Building Activities

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Russia: JSC Amur Shipyard to Shut Down Nuclear Submarine Building Activities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic JSC Amur Shipyard (Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Far East) will shut down nuclear submarine building activities after leasing out SSN Nerpa to Indian Navy, reported Interfax referring to Roman Trotsenko, president of JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).According to him, abandonment of submarine building at Amur Shipyard is related to shallow waters of Amur River which is used by submarines to reach the sea for trials. In prospect, the yard will mostly build civil ships and Project 20380/20385 corvettes for Russian Navy.Established in 1936, Amur Shipyard was primarily specialized in construction of submarines and civil vessels. According to the shipyard’s statistics, it has built 56 nuclear-powered submarines, 41 diesel submarines, and 137 civil ships of different classes and purposes. Through its history, the yard has built only 36 surface warships. Among submarines launched by Amur Shipyard were Project 877 Paltus diesel subs, Project 671RTM Schuka and Project 971 Schuka-B nuclear-powered submarines.The latest sub built by Amur Shipyard is K-152 Nerpa which will be leased to India early in 2012. The submarine was built under Project 971I Schuka-B. Presently, SSN Nerpa passes joint Russian-Indian trials. Nerpa is the third-generation submarine. Her underwater displacement is 12,800 tons. K-152 has max speed up to 30 knots and dives down to 600 meters. Nerpa is armed with four 533-mm and four 650-mm torpedo tubes.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, October 13, 2011; Image: shipdesign Russia: JSC Amur Shipyard to Shut Down Nuclear Submarine Building Activities Industry news View post tag: submarine View post tag: down View post tag: Amur View post tag: Russiacenter_img View post tag: shipyard View post tag: to View post tag: nuclear View post tag: JSC October 13, 2011 View post tag: building View post tag: shut View post tag: activities Share this articlelast_img read more

USS Carl Vinson departs Guam

first_img USS Carl Vinson departs Guam The U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and its embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 departed Guam after a scheduled four-day port visit, February 14.While in Guam, Carl Vinson sailors hosted distinguished visitors, toured local sites, and participated in community relations projects with various charitable organizations on the island.Commander, Carrier Strike Group 1, Rear Adm. James Kilby said the port visit was a welcome opportunity for sailors to recharge after weeks of constant training.“A few weeks before we came to Guam, we were able to conduct training as we pushed further west, which was very valuable for the entire strike group,” said Kilby. “After five weeks of work at sea, sailors were able to see Guam, experience the rich culture, and really get re-energized. Everyone here in Guam has been so inviting and gracious. We are fortunate to have come here.”While the visit was important to Carl Vinson sailors, the port call was also important to the people of Guam.Jeff Jones, chairman of the armed forces committee for the Guam Chamber of Commerce, said sailors provide an economic boost for the island.“It has been fantastic having the sailors here for many reasons,” said Jones. “From an economic standpoint, it is a great boost to our economy to have 5,000 sailors participating in water sports, dining at the restaurants, and staying in the hotels.”Jones said in addition to the economic impact, Carl Vinson’s visit is a way to strengthen the historic ties between Guam and the U.S. Navy.“Guam has a long history of supporting the military, especially the Navy,” said Jones. “I think it is great for the island to be able to see the carrier in the harbor and continue to build on the great relationship Guam has with the Navy.”Carl Vinson has deployed to the region several times, starting with a deployment to the western Pacific in 1983 one year after commissioning. Most recently in 2015, Carl Vinson conducted port visits and exercises with regional navies in the South China Sea. View post tag: USS Carl Vinson February 15, 2017 View post tag: Naval Base Guam Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Carl Vinson departs Guam View post tag: US Navy Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

Tenured or tenure-track faculty – Shimberg Center for Housing Studies (67650)

first_imgShimberg Center for Housing Studies Faculty PositionThe University of Florida’s Shimberg Center for Housing Studies inthe M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management invitesapplications for one nine-month tenured or tenure-track facultyposition in housing studies beginning in the fall of 2021.Appointments are expected to be made at the associate professor orprofessor level, depending on experience and level ofaccomplishment. Expected credentials include a terminal degree in arelated field, relevant academic and/or industry experienceappropriate for the area of expertise, university-level teaching,proven ability to attract nationally-competitive research grantsand disseminate research findings. In addition, the candidateshould demonstrate leadership in multi-disciplinary research and bemotivated to collaborate with other faculty across the College ofDesign, Construction and Planning and within other colleges in theUniversity of Florida. Successful faculty candidates will beexpected to develop funded research programs, publish inpeer-reviewed journals, supervise graduate student research, teachundergraduate and/or graduate courses, and provide service to theUniversity, the community, and the profession. The salary andbenefits package for the position is very competitive, and includesa negotiated faculty development package.The Shimberg Center was established by the Florida Legislature in1988 as a research hub to facilitate the provision of safe, decent,affordable housing and related community development. The Centerconducts research into housing policy and planning, with a specialfocus on housing affordability for Florida residents, includingfamilies, elders, and those with special needs. Current researchtopics include housing instability, particularly family and youthhomelessness; preservation of affordable rental housing; linkinghousing, land use, and transportation decisions; shaping healthierand more energy efficient affordable housing by policy and design;homes and housing for the growing older adult population and peoplewith special needs such as physical and cognitive impairments; andsustainable and equitable solutions to disaster recovery andclimate resilience problems in housing policy. In addition, theCenter’s Florida Housing Clearinghouse provides comprehensivehousing supply and demand data for Florida’s cities and counties(https://flhousingdata.shimberg.ufl.edu).The Shimberg Center currently has 6 full-time faculty and staff aswell as graduate assistants and the Rinker School has 27 full-timefaculty members, and offers Bachelor of Science, Master’s and PhDdegree programs in Construction Management and Fire and EmergencyServices. The College of Design, Construction and Planning ismulti-disciplinary, and includes additional undergraduate andgraduate programs in Architecture, Historic Preservation, InteriorDesign, Landscape Architecture, Sustainability and the BuiltEnvironment, and Urban and Regional Planning as well as severalinterdisciplinary research centers that focus on community andlandscape planning, geographical information system-based research,health and the built environment, resilience, sea level rise, andsustainable construction.The University of Florida is designated as a Research I Universityand is home to 16 colleges and more than 170 research centers andinstitutes and UF offers nearly 300 graduate degree programs. TheUniversity of Florida is a Top 6 public research university and anequal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversityand inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race,color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation,gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, maritalstatus, or any other legally protected status. Applications bywomen and members of all underrepresented groups areencouraged.The City of Gainesville, home to the University of Florida, servesas the cultural, educational and commercial center for the northcentral Florida region. Known for the beauty of its naturalsurroundings, including springs and lakes, and numerous culturalinstitutions and recreational opportunities, Gainesville is one ofthe most attractive cities in Florida.The selection process will be conducted in accordance with theprovisions of Florida “Government in the Sunshine” and PublicRecords laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be opento the public; and all applications, CV’s and other documentsrelated to the search will be available for public inspection.Questions may be directed to Dr. Robert Ries, Chair of the SearchCommittee, at [email protected] credentials include a terminal degree in a related field,relevant academic and/or industry experience appropriate for thearea of expertise, university-level teaching, proven ability toattract nationally-competitive research grants and disseminateresearch findings.Applications must include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; atwo-page statement of teaching and research interests whichexplains how the applicant will contribute to the Center, School,and College; a one page statement of contribution to diversity,equity, and inclusion; and the names, addresses and telephonenumbers of three references. To ensure full consideration, therequired documents should be submitted by January 15, 2021when the Search Committee will begin reviewing applications. Thereview of applications will continue until the position isfilled.To apply for this position, visit jobs.ufl.edu. Job number for thisvacancy is 67650. If an accommodation due to a disability is neededto apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2HRS or theFlorida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).The University of Florida is an equal Opportunity Employerdedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants,including minorities, women, veterans and individuals withdisabilities. The University of Florida is a public institution andsubject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and PublicRecords laws.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Exclusive: reports debunked, Varsity confirmed to go ahead

first_imgPlayers in both Oxford and Cambridge’s ‘blues’ football teams have dismissed reports that the annual Varsity match is under threat due to a dispute between the two teams.The Daily Mail this week reported that a debate over when to stage the women’s game was set to derail the entire competition.Allegedly, Oxford University Association Football Club (OUAFC) wished to hold the men’s and women’s matches back to back in order to boost attention for the latter, while Cambridge University Association Football Club (CUAFC) were more traditionalist and thus wanted to keep the two on separate days.They quote an “independent, high level” source as saying: “‘Such are the ructions going on, there’s a possibility the Varsity match will not take place and there could be resignations on both sides. It’s got very personal.”However Gerda Bachrati, captain of CUAFC Women’s Blues, disputed the Mail’s account, telling Cherwell: “Despite having a natural and traditional rivalry, both clubs were able to unite in an effort to reach their collective goal of finally holding the women’s varsity match on an equal level to the men’s.“The Daily Mail article is false and discredits the hard work put in by the committees of both clubs.”Varsity football has struggled to find a permanent home, being most closely associated with Craven Cottage.The fixture was held at Old Wembley between 1952-1953 and 1987-1988 and has been held at many venues, including Abbey Stadium, the home of Cambridge United FC, and Highbury, Arsenal’s former ground.Cian Wade, acting OUAFC Men’s Blues captain confirmed: “OUAFC are very pleased and excited that the game has now been agreed for Sunday the 19 March at the Hive as a double header!”The Hive, home of Barnet FC, has a capacity of 5,176. Barnet, 9th in Sky Bet League Two, officially moved into The Hive in July 2013. It hosted international football in March 2015 when England U20 drew 1-1 with Mexico U20.The matches will mark the 132nd men’s Varsity, and the 32nd women’s Varsity. Last year’s fixtures were both won by Oxford, with the men’s match held at Fulham’s Craven Cottage finishing 2-0, while OUWFC narrowly edged out Cambridge 1-0.last_img read more

Irwin & Sons back in profit

first_imgNorthern Ireland-based bakery Irwin & Sons returned to profit in 2016 after reporting a loss the previous year.The business made a profit of £117,386 in the year ended 3 April 2016 – versus a £128,574 loss in 2015 – and bosses have said they expect the bakery to continue to improve its financial performance.Turnover increased fractionally from £29.7m in 2015 to £29.8m in the latest financial year, while gross margin increased by one percentage point to 29%.“The year delivered an improvement in results on the prior year,” stated the business in its strategic report, adding that this was against a background of “very competitive” trading conditions, particularly in the supermarket sector.“The directors have every expectation that the action in place will continue to deliver improved financial performance and lead to sales and profit growth over the coming year,” it added.Recent activity by the business – which sells under brands including Irwin’s, Howell’s and Rankin Selection – has included the launch of a new range of low-sugar products aimed at families.Irwins added that the directors considered the business “well positioned to develop its core brands, and new product development continues to support these”.last_img read more

Yonder Mountain String Band Announce New 2017 & 2018 Tour Dates

first_imgProgressive bluegrass heroes Yonder Mountain String Band–who released the critically acclaimed Love. Ain’t Love album earlier this summer–have confirmed an array of headlining and festival dates for this fall of 2017 into 2018. The shows, with special guest The Last Revel, kick off October 26 in Iowa and run through December 2, and are followed by the Strings & Sol Festival in Mexico.Yonder’s New Album, ‘Love. Ain’t Love,’ Is Packed With Love, Actually [Review]“Nothing feeds my sense of adventure or creates that charge in the atmosphere like our fall tour,” says Dave Johnston in a press release. “It’s sort of like a point of view you get to experience, one of the year that has flown by, the rooms, hallways and landscapes. It’s ravenous and determined, a series of good times that will leave you both full and wanting more.”Watch Yonder Mountain Perform All Of Pink Floyd’s 1971 Classic ‘Meddle’ At Northwest String SummitCheck out Yonder Mountain String Band’s tour dates below and don’t miss them in a city near you!Yonder Mountain String Band 2017-2018 DatesThur 10/26 Des Moines, IA, Wooly’s w/ The Last RevelFri 10/27 Milwaukee, WI, Potawatomi Casino ­ Northern Lights Theater w/ The Last RevelSat 10/28 Chicago, IL, House of Blues w/ The Last RevelSun 10/29 Kalamazoo, MI, Bells Eccentric Café w/ The Last RevelTue 10/31 Lexington, KY, Manchester Music Hall w/ The Last RevelThur 11/2 Cleveland, OH, Beachland Ballroom w/ The Last RevelFri 11/3 Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE w/ The Last RevelSat 11/4 Rochester, NY, Anthology w/ The Last RevelSun 11/5 Toronto, Canada, Lee’s Palace w/ The Last RevelWed 11/8 Ithaca, NY, The Haunt w/ The Last RevelThur 11/9 Albany, NY, Lucky Strike Social w/ The Last RevelFri 11/10 South Burlington, VT, Higher Ground Ballroom w/ The Last RevelSat 11/11 Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl w/ The Last RevelSun 11/12 Fairfield, CT, The Warehouse w/ The Last RevelTue 11/14 Portland, ME, Port City Music Hall w/ The Last RevelWed 11/15 Allston, MA, Brighton Music Hall w/ The Last RevelThur 11/16 Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of the Living Arts w/ The Last RevelFri 11/17 Washington, DC, 9:30 Club w/ The Last RevelSat 11/18 Richmond, VA, The National w/ The Last RevelSat 12/2 Denver, CO, Hoppy Holidays w/ Kyle Hollingsworth12/9-12 Puerto Morelos, Mexico, Strings & Sol FestivalFri 12/29 Breckenridge, CO, Riverwalk CenterSun 12/31 Telluride, CO, Club RedSat 2/10 Huntington, WV, Keith Albee Theater2/23-25/18 Steamboat Springs, CO, WinterWonderGrasslast_img read more

Secret history

first_imgIf the angle of light is just right on a sunny December morning, an eerie message appears on the side of Sever Hall.“Kent State 4 dead” is just barely visible in capital letters. At some point the number four was crossed out and replaced with the number seven. Defying the University’s efforts to completely erase it, the remaining, ghostly graffiti recalls a tragic day in American history.Sever, the red brick Romanesque-styled work of Henry Hobson Richardson, also contains a mysterious crypt (an architectural quirk of its designer) and a curious arch at the entrance that looks onto Tercentenary Theatre. Those who stand to one side of the rounded entryway and whisper while facing the building can be heard clearly by those standing on the other end of the wall’s curve.If one looks closely at Widener Library across the way, they might notice its steps are not as steep as those on the adjacent University Hall.The reason, according to John Stilgoe, is that the construction of the massive library coincided with a short-lived fashion trend in women’s clothing in the early 1900s, one in which skirts were cinched tightly around women’s ankles making it impossible for them to raise their feet more than a few inches.Those history lessons were just some of the many offered up by Stilgoe, Harvard’s Robert and Lois Orchard Professor in the History of Landscape Development and a self-described visual historian, during a discussion on March 4.Stilgoe’s talk was part of [email protected], a new interactive e-learning series sponsored by the Dean of Students Office at Harvard Extension School. Each discussion is led by Harvard faculty and includes a classroom chat with a crowd of Harvard alumni, students, faculty, and staff that is also streamed online.Stilgoe began his talk with a brief virtual tour that detailed some of the secrets of Harvard Yard. “The Yard is a rich visual environment and it rewards scrutiny,” the Extension School lecturer states at the beginning of the video. Following the presentation Stilgoe took questions from the classroom crowd and from online viewers as far away as England, the Netherlands, and South Korea.“John’s gift to us, his greatest gift, is to teach us how to pay better attention to the physical world around us,” said Rena Fonseca, assistant dean of students and alumni affairs for Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education, who moderated the event. “As Thoreau wrote, ‘the question is not what you look at, but what you see.’ John teaches us to see.”A member of the classroom crowd, Associate Dean for the Master of Liberal Arts program at the Harvard Extension School Sue Schopf, wanted to know where students could gain “the necessary eye and tools to be able to make these kinds of observations?”Stilgoe urged Schopf and those listening both in the room and online to simply go outside.“I think they ought to go out to recess more. I think we’re all too busy looking at screens and I think that we are not just spending time looking around,” said Stilgoe, adding, “I think it’s something that has to be encouraged before children go to kindergarten, and I think mostly it means going for a walk.”Watch the entire FreeThink event.The next [email protected] talk, “Growth Companies: Succeeding Beyond the Start-up Phase,” is scheduled for April 29.last_img read more