Dixie State Football Leaves RMAC Play For Game At Top 5 Foe

first_imgOctober 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Leaves RMAC Play For Game At Top 5 Foe Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailALLENDALE, Mich.-Saturday, Dixie State off to a 4-1 start, takes a brief break from Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play to face the #2 team in NCAA Division II, Grand Valley State at Lubbers Stadium of Allendale, Mich.The Trailblazers, whose 4-1 start is their best in program history at the Division II level, are 1-14 all-time in Division II against nationally-ranked foes.Their only win against a ranked foe came in 2016 at Grand Junction, Colo. when they defeated the Colorado Mesa Mavericks 38-31.Saturday’s tilt against the Lakers is Dixie State’s first game against them in program history.The Lakers are 5-0 on the season and 3-0 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play.The 1,782 miles separating these schools make this the longest trip Dixie State has ever made in its Division II history for a football game.The Lakers  have won four national champions at the Division II level all of which coming since 2002.This season, they are a talented squad as they often have been historically as they average 471.6 yards per game.Senior Lakers signal-caller Bart Williams leads the GLIAC in passing, having tossed for 1,167 yards and 14 touchdowns on the season with no interceptions.His 14 touchdown passes rank him sixth nationally in Division II while his key receivers are Austin Paritee (22 rec, 402 yards, 5 TD’s), Nick Dodson (21 rec, 384 yards, 6 TD’s) and Jack Provencher (16 rec, 153 yards, 3 TD’s).Junior tailback Chawntez Moss has run for 509 yards and four scores on the season as well for the Lakers.The Lakers’ defense also ranks 12th nationally, surrendering only 257.4 yards per game.Sophomore linebacker and senior defensive lineman Dylan Carroll have each posted 32 tackles and eight different Lakers defenders have a sack apiece.Meanwhile, the Trailblazers’ offense continues to click as in last week’s 41-38 win at Black Hills State, they amassed more than 500 yards for the second consecutive game.Signal-callers Trent Darms and Michael Sanders each excel for the Trailblazers, when called upon with receiver Conner Miller and tailback Sei-J Lauago (35th in Division II with 447 yards) also excelling.This game will also appear on ESPN Extra, commemorating a rare time that the Trailblazers have aired on national television. Tags: Austin Paritee/Bart Williams/Chawntez Moss/Colorado Mesa/Conner Miiller/Dixie State Football/Dylan Carroll/ESPN Extra/Grand Valley State/Jack Provencher/Michael Sanders/Nick Dodson/Sei-J Lauago/Trent Darms Brad Jameslast_img read more

Clemson, Alabama to face off in championship game

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — The stage is set Monday for the biggest game of the year in college football.The Clemson Tigers will go up against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. Both teams are facing off for the title for the third time in four years.The game will be held in Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. January 7, 2019 /Sports News – National Clemson, Alabama to face off in championship game Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img

Lettings legislation: is Government listening to the professionals?

first_imgHome » News » Lettings legislation: is Government listening to the professionals? previous nextRegulation & LawLettings legislation: is Government listening to the professionals?Belvoir CEO, Dorian Gonsalves lambasts Philip Hammond’s Budget for ignoring punitive tax treatment of landlords.Sheila Manchester24th November 201701,055 Views Chancellor Philip Hammond’s autumn budget has failed to address the challenges faced by Britain’s ten million renters, says Belvoir CEO Dorian Gonsalves (pictured).“We are disappointed that despite persuasive arguments from many key financial and industry experts, there has been no reversal of the punitive tax changes that were imposed on landlords by George Osborne in 2015,” says Dorian.“We believe that reversing those tax changes would have been an important factor in helping to increase the supply of rental properties in this country and would alleviate some of the pressure on a Private Rental Sector (PRS) that is facing unprecedented stress as tenant demand continues to increase and less good quality housing is available to accommodate this.Dorian says that it isn’t just a lack of a deposit and affordability issues in buying a home that aree driving tenant demand – “In many ways this budget seemed almost to put an unhealthy emphasis on home ownership and failed to recognise that many young people are actively choosing to rent rather than to become first time buyers.“The reasons for renting are numerous, the English Housing Survey of 2015-16 showed that first time buyers are increasingly likely to live in privately rented accommodation before they buy their first home, with numbers increasing from 39% in 1995-96, to 49% in 2005-06, and to 66% in 2015-16.“Research confirms that almost one in four households in Britain will be renting privately by the end of 2021 and last year the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors predicted that 1.8 million new rental homes will be needed by 2025. Unfortunately there seemed to be nothing in this budget that will help to drive up the supply of rental properties that are needed to provide accommodation for those who choose to rent.“The Chancellor made a very brief reference within the budget to the launch of a consultation on longer tenancies in the PRS, and how landlords might be encouraged to offer these to tenants who wanted the extra security, but there was no time frame or further details and we wait with interest for further information regarding any incentives that may benefit the sector.”Where’s the white paper?“At the last Conservative Party Conference, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid suggested new measures that would make it mandatory for all DIY landlords to join an ombudsman redress scheme, and also talked about the ban on tenant fees, mandatory client money protection and licensing of agents. We presume a new white paper will be published in the new few months, which will address these measures and demystify the Chancellor’s comments about long-term tenancies.”David Cox, ARLADavid Cox, Chief Executive, arla | propertymark is more supportive of the Chancellor’s Budget, “We are pleased that the government will consult on longer term and more secured tenancies, this feels to be in line with the holistic approach they are taking towards the rental market.Have your say!However, letting agents can still influence the final legislation. Before the Budget, David said, “The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Select Committee is to conduct pre-legislative scrutiny of the Government’s proposals to ban tenant fees imposed by landlords and letting agents on tenants in England. The Committee plans to hold a series of oral evidence sessions in the New Year with experts, tenant, letting agent and landlord associations, and trading standards authorities. These sessions will be held in tandem with the sessions for the Committee’s existing inquiry into the Private Rented Sector.Prior to the publication of the draft Bill the Government held a public consultation on the proposals. The Committee will take into account the response to that consultation as part of its pre-legislative scrutiny. However, written evidence is invited specifically on aspects of the draft Bill as published which are considered to go beyond the scope of the Government’s consultation.Submissions need to be received by 14 December and should address the bullet points identified above. ARLA Propertymark will be making a submission and will share this with members shortly. To make your views known to us please email: [email protected] tax Belvoir Budget 2017 Chancellor Philip Hammond David Cox Dorian Gonsalves November 24, 2017Sheila ManchesterWhat’s your opinion? 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Russia: BSF Hydrographic Ship Returns From Survey Mission in Black Sea Fleet

first_img View post tag: BSF February 16, 2012 Russia: BSF Hydrographic Ship Returns From Survey Mission in Black Sea Fleet View post tag: Hydrographic View post tag: sea Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: BSF Hydrographic Ship Returns From Survey Mission in Black Sea Fleet View post tag: Naval View post tag: fleet View post tag: Mission Black Sea Fleet (BSF) hydrographic ship GS-86 returned from survey mission in the Black Sea Fleet.Within the responsibility zone of BSF Hydrographic Service spreading from Ai-Todor Cape to Tarhankut Cape, the crew has performed night inspection of lighthouses and marine lights, tested leading beacons, and checked coastal radio-navigation aids.Besides, the ship’s crew held damage control drill at sea, practiced position finding and rescuing a man “overboard”.Despite severe weather conditions, crew of GS-86 has accomplished all tasks in full.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 16, 2012 View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: Black Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Russia View post tag: Returns View post tag: from View post tag: ship View post tag: survey Share this articlelast_img read more

Dr. Bucshon’s Statement on President’s Budget Blueprint

first_img Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget released this week:“President Trump put forth a fiscally responsible budget blueprint that prioritizes our national defense and military, expanding job opportunities, and growing wages for hardworking families over growth of government and bureaucracy in Washington, D.C.,” said Bucshon. “While these priorities are a good starting point for Congress, there are specific portions of the budget blueprint, like the President’s proposed reduction in funding for medical research at institutions like the NIH, that I do have concerns with. Ultimately, the Constitution grants Congress the power of the purse and responsibility for establishing the federal budget. I look forward to working hand-in-hand with the Trump Administration as Congress works to pass a responsible, balanced budget that respects hard-working taxpayers while also providing funding for the priorities of the American people.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Joe Harrison, Jr. Appointed Legal Counsel For The City-County Observer.

first_imgThe City-County Observer is excited to announce that well known and highly regarded local attorney Joe Harrison, Jr. has been appointed legal counsel to the City-County Observer. The CCO staff is extremely pleased that Mr. Harrison has agreed to be our legal Counsel because he is an extremely gifted lawyer with numerous experiences in the practice of  Business and Governmental law. Joe is well-liked and respected by people from both sides of the political aisle. He is well connected from Vanderburgh County to Indy.The CCO staff feels that: “Joe’s governmental and business expertise are going to be valuable to the City-County Observer during the next several years if we  consider looking at any media partnership and merger opportunities.”EDUCATIONJoe Harrison  Jr. graduated from Reitz Memorial High School, Evansville, IN 1977. He received his B.A. from DePauw University in 1981 and earned his J.D., at the Indiana University School of Law in 1984.Mr. Harrison is currently an Attorney/of Counsel, with Massey Law Offices, LLC.  He was a  Partner in Bowers Harrison, LLP  from 2000 to August 2010.He was also a partner, with Bowers Harrison, Kent & Miller in 1993 to 2000 and was also an  Associate of Bowers, Harrison, Kent & Miller from 1985 to 1993.BAR ADMISSIONIn 1985 he was admitted to the Indiana Supreme Court and in United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.  In 1999 he was approved to practice law in United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.PRACTICE AREAMr. Harrison legal expertise is in Business and Corporate Matters with a concentration in Civil Litigation and Wills and Estates, Personal Injury Law, Zoning issues, Employment Law and Governmental LawPAST AND PRESENT GOVERNMENTAL LEGAL EXPERIENCESMr. Harrison is currently an attorney for Posey County County Commissioners. He was the attorney for the Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners from 1997 to 2001 and from 2012 to 2018. He is currently the attorney for Evansville for the Vanderburgh County Building Authority. He is also a member of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission from 2014 to the present. He was the attorney for the Area Plan Commission of Evansville-Vanderburgh County from 2002 to 2012.Joe was the former attorney for the City of Evansville from 2005 to 2009.  He was also was the attorney of the Vanderburgh County Election Board from 1991 to 1997.  Mr. Harrison was also a former attorney for Vanderburgh County Council. Most notably he was the  Chairman of the Vanderburgh County Republican Central Committee from 1993 to 1997.PERSONALJoe has one son, Joseph, III, who recently graduated from at Indiana University. and now is currently practicing law.Mr. Harrison is an avid golfer and also enjoys the sport of horse racing. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Classic Movie at O.C. Library on Jan. 26

first_imgThe library is located in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave. For all those old movie buffs out there, the Ocean City Free Public Library is featuring a showing of the classic movie “Dead Reckoning.”The movie, from 1947, stars Humphrey Bogart and Lizabeth Scott. Tom Celandine will host the free event, which runs from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 in the library’s Christopher Maloney lecture hall. For more information visit oceancitylibrary.org.last_img

World bread prices: soaring costs push UK loaf up table

first_imgSpiralling flour and fuel costs have helped propel the UK up the global ranking for bread prices, but the country remains one of the cheapest places to buy bread in the world.Figures from the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU’s) Worldwide Cost of Living Survey show the average price of a kilo of bread in London rose from £1.09 in September, 2006, to £1.45 a year later. In Manchester, prices rose from 88p to £1.11.The EIU said rises had been compounded by the strength of sterling and the weakness of the US dollar, which has seen the relative cost boosted further compared to countries with weakening currencies or those linked to the dollar.”Bread prices in the UK have risen in local currency terms as rising commodity prices have been passed on to consumers,” said Jon Copestake, food and drink analyst and EIU survey editor. “In Manchester, the prices we surveyed rose 15.2% in the last year, although only 1.2% in the past six months. In London, bread prices rose 20.1% in the past year, 13.6% of which came in the last 6 months.”Despite the price rises, the UK is still one of the cheapest places in the world to buy bread. Of 130 cities surveyed around the world, London ranked number 70, up from 81 in 2006, in terms of price, while Manchester was at 93, up from 103.”Bread in the UK is seen as more of a staple than other countries. Production is highly developed and commoditised,” said Copestake. “Large scale consumption allows companies to exploit economies of scale and the market is highly competitive.”The research was based on bread from three categories of retailer. ’Low’ covers multiples, such as Tesco, ’medium’ equates to top-end supermarkets such as M&S and specialist shops, and ’high’ comprises food halls.last_img read more

President of Kosovo Constitutional Court speaks at HLS

first_imgOn Feb. 4, more than 70 Harvard Law School students, faculty, and other members of the Harvard community gathered in Wasserstein Hall to hear Enver Hasani, president of the Constitutional Court of Kosovo, speak on “European Self-Determination and the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on Kosovo.”The nine-member Constitutional Court of Kosovo was established in 2009 as the final authority on the interpretation of the Republic of Kosovo’s constitution. Before his appointment to the court, Hasani was the head of Kosovo’s newly established Office of Foreign Relations, a legal adviser in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania, and a delegate to the Rambouillet Conference on Kosovo. He has also served as rector, dean of the faculty of law, founder and head of the Human Rights Centre, and professor of international law and international relations at the University of Prishtina.In his HLS talk, Hasani traced the evolution of nation-building from the Renaissance to the Napoleonic Wars, then turned to the making and unmaking of the former Yugoslavia, from the Versailles Peace Conference in 1918 to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, the ensuing conflict in Kosovo, and the new republic’s declaration of independence in February 2008. He focused next on the U.N. General Assembly’s request, at the behest of the government of Serbia, for an advisory opinion by the International Court of Justice on the legality of the declaration under international law.Read more on the Harvard Law School website. Read Full Storylast_img read more

How Data Analytics Saved $300M in Health Care Costs

first_imgHow can employers mitigate the escalating costs of health care while providing a benefits program that meets the needs of their employees? By becoming data rich and making data analytics meaningful to their workforce.Meaningful and Actionable DataOver the past decade at EMC we have created a center of knowledge through the use of aggregate healthcare data analytics. This holistic approach provides us with business intelligence, insights into the overall health of the population, as well as the ability to measure ongoing results.Today, through the use of a central data repository (a third party data warehouse) we are data rich and have clarity on the health of the population, consumption of healthcare services, and EMC’s overall healthcare spend. This knowledge enables us to focus on targeted health programs relevant to our population, which drives engagement and health literacy.Data provides insight into our collective Medical, Behavioral Health, Prescription, Disability, Workers Compensation, Vision, and Dental claims. On a quarterly basis, aggregate data is analyzed to indicate the prevalence of chronic conditions and areas of risk. From this analysis, health management programs are developed and delivered to our 25,000+ U.S.-based employees and their dependents.A quarterly scorecard with aggregate information provides the Benefits team and senior management with a dashboard style view of:Total healthcare cost with two previous years of historical cost dataAverage cost per capita and per capita cost percentage increaseOverall cost broken down by type – medical, pharmacy, behavioral and vision, and disabilityEmployees overall out of pocket cost by claim categoryDemographicsOut of pocket costs which includes co-pays, deductibles, and employee contributionsTop 10 Hospitals/providers and diagnostic categoriesTop 10 Drugs and Therapeutic ClassesPrescription Drug Formulary DistributionShort Term and Long Term Disability utilizationShort Term Disability Medical DiagnosisHealth management programs utilizationThe Proof is in the DataThe foundation of future business success is good data and data analytics. Data has a positive impact on population health in all aspects of care, utilization, health outcomes, provider, and health plan performance. Data drives business results fueling the business case for future funding of health initiatives and overall investments in future health management strategies, tools, and resources. Employees and family members continue to enjoy rich plan designs, broad networks, and access to quality care, affordable out of pocket costs, and employee contributions. The “nugget” is cost containment, which contributes to shareholder value. Over the past decade, this approach has resulted in over $300M of cost containment for EMC, its employees, and its shareholders.last_img read more