SLCC Men’s Basketball Signs Duo To 2018-19 Class

first_img Tags: Chris Giles/Dimitri Pandev/FIBA/Findlay Prep/Macedonia/Oklahoma Sooners/Plano Texas July 23, 2018 /Sports News – Local SLCC Men’s Basketball Signs Duo To 2018-19 Class FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTAYLORSVILLE, Utah-Monday, the SLCC men’s basketball program signed guard Chris Giles and forward Dimitri Pandev, adding a pair of solid pieces to the roster.Giles is a 6’3″ 194-pound guard out of Plano, Texas. who previously played for the Oklahoma Sooners, averaging 1.9 minutes per game for head coach Lon Kruger’s squad.He graduated from Findlay Prep of Henderson, Nev. in 2017 and was a there-star ESPN recruit.Pandev is a 6’10″Macedonian national and has competed in a variety of FIBA Europe competitions, primarily competing on youth squads. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Sailors Assigned to USS Constitution Participate in Rowing Competition

first_img March 13, 2012 View post tag: Rowing Sailors assigned to USS Constitution participated in the 33rd Snow Row off the coast of Hull, Mass. March 10.The Hull Lifesaving Museum (HLM) hosts the annual event to kick off the season of racing row boats in the New England area.“It builds camaraderie amongst the crew members to be able to compete in a rowing race,” said Chief Builder (SCW) Christopher Locke, Constitution’s repair department leading chief petty officer.The race offers five boat categories: workboats, livery boats, coxed boats, ocean kayaks and ocean shells. More than 100 small boats participated in the nearly four-mile course.Constitution’s boat team of seven Sailors finished sixth place out of 17 in the coxed boat category, with a time of 42 minutes and 15 seconds. “I have blisters all over my hands, but all the hard work we put into this is rewarding” said Naval Air Crewmen 2nd class (NAC/AW) Jonathan Smitherman, a Constitution’s rower. “We trained two hours per day, twice a week, for a month. Sixth place is definitely something to be proud of when you consider most of the boat teams have more experience than us and can train more often.”The Snow Row raises awareness and promotes the rich history of lifesaving through the HLM. Volunteers of the Massachusetts Humane Society, later becoming the United States Lifesaving Service, have always watched the coast for ships in distress.The United States Lifesaving Service became of one the three facets that make up the United States Coast Guard.“When coming into Boston, the chances of shipwreck were very significant,” said Edward McCabe, director of maritime programs at the HLM. “The lifesaving tradition in this country can be traced back to these farmers and fisherman at the tip of Hull.”Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat and welcomes more than 500,000 visitors per year. She defended the sea lanes against threat from 1797 to 1855, much like the mission of today’s Navy.Constitution’s mission today is to offer community outreach and education about the ship’s history. Currently, her crew is planning to commemorate bicentennial of the War of 1812 through public demonstrations and educational activities at seven Navy Weeks across the U.S. in 2012. America’s Navy: Keeping the sea free for more than 200 years.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 13, 2012; Image: navy Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Sailors Assigned to USS Constitution Participate in Rowing Competition View post tag: Constitution View post tag: competition View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: USS View post tag: sailors Sailors Assigned to USS Constitution Participate in Rowing Competition View post tag: participate View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: Assignedlast_img read more

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Organic sales rocket, but wheat shortages loom

first_imgbakery market was worth £42m in the year to November 2007, representing a small proportion of the total organic food market in the UK, which stands at £2bn.The new research, conducted by Leatherhead Food International, also found that organic bread is worth £26m, up 25.3% in the past year.The report, which was commissioned by ingredients supplier British Bakels, claimed that “significant expansion of the organic bread market could be held back by a lack of local wheat supplies”. Most organic wheat is imported from Canada, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan.”Bread lags behind other food products in terms of share of consumer spend,” said Paul Morrow, MD of British Bakels. “If we were to achieve the same share for organic bread of the retail market as the majority of other organic products, sales would virtually double.”The report found there has been limited activity in the organic cakes market. “Consumers shopping for cakes are more likely to base choices on convenience or indulgence than ethical concerns,” said the report.See 1 February, 2008, issue for more on the organic market.last_img read more

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Statement to Parliament: Grenfell one year on

first_imgWith permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the government’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire, meeting our commitment to update the House following the Opposition Day debate on the 16th of May.I am also writing to the Chair of the Select Committee to provide a formal report on progress, a copy of which will be placed in the House library.As we mark a year since that tragedy, this will be an extremely painful time for the community.Many honourable members provided powerful and poignant contributions in the e-petition and Opposition Day debates last month.And I know that the whole House will join me in sending the bereaved and survivors our love and prayers.Mr Speaker, the 14th of June 2017 saw the greatest loss of life in a residential fire since the Second World War.71 people lost their lives on the night of the fire and a former tower resident who was rescued from the 19th floor passed away earlier this year.The start of the public inquiry was a timely reminder of that terrible human cost.A baby who never lived to learn how much he was loved.Three generations of a family wiped out.Heroes who died saving others.Nobody could fail to be moved by the extraordinary tributes paid by family and friends to the loved ones they lost.By their courage and dignity in the face of unimaginable loss.And, yes, by their anger too.A catastrophe of this kind should never have happened in the UK in 2017.And when it did, the initial response was not good enough.Nothing can undo the anguish and devastation this has caused.But, as the Prime Minister has said, we can and must do right by the memory of those who lost their lives – and those left behind.To support those affected.To secure justice.And, above all, to ensure that nothing like this can ever happen again.There has been an unprecedented effort across government and our public services.Help is being provided by a range of issues from advice on benefits to emotional and mental health support.In total, we have spent over £46 million of national government funds – and committed a further £34 million to help meet rehousing costs, deliver new mental health services and deliver improvements to the Lancaster West Estate.The appointment of my Right Honourable Friend for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner as Grenfell Victims’ Minister has helped ensure that the voices of those affected inform the response.And we set up the Independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce to help and challenge the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) to provide better support for residents and rebuild trust.And I want to thank everyone for their tireless support – particularly the emergency services and the public and voluntary sectors.Clearly, one of the most pressing issues has been rehousing those who lost their homes.A large scale programme of investment work has been under way to ensure they are of good quality and personalised to meet the needs of families.The council has acquired over 300 homes in and around the borough.203 households needed new homes. 198 have accepted permanent or temporary accommodation, which means that all but 5 households have accepted offers. 134 have now moved in.Most of the work to ensure all homes that have been accepted are ready to move into is complete and we expect many of the remaining properties to be ready in the coming weeks.While they are preparing to move, the council has ensured that all households have had the option to move into more suitable accommodation.But I remain very concerned about the 43 households who are living in hotels.My ministerial team has met with many of them and I’ve personally written to all of them, to find out what barriers exist in each individual case and how we can overcome them.Mr Speaker, this is not where any of us wanted to be a year on from the fire.While there has been progress in recent weeks, overall the pace has been too slow.My department and the Independent Taskforce are continuing to provide scrutiny and challenge to the council and we have provided additional resources directly to the council to help them speed up this work.We will not rest until everyone is settled into new homes.But Mr Speaker, those affected also badly need answers and to see justice done.The Grenfell Tower Inquiry and Metropolitan Police investigations will ensure this happens.But we must also learn from what has happened.Over the past year my department has been working closely with fire and rescue services, local authorities and landlords to make sure other buildings like Grenfell Tower are safe.Remediation work has started on two-thirds of buildings in the social housing sector.And the Prime Minister announced last month that the government will fully fund the removal and replacement of potentially dangerous ACM cladding on buildings over 18 metres owned by social landlords, with costs estimated at £400 million.And we’ve made it clear that we expect building owners in the private sector to not pass costs on to leaseholders.To that end, I recently met leaseholders and put their concerns to representatives from industry at a number of roundtables.Some in the sector, such as Barratt Developments, Legal & General and Taylor Wimpey, are doing the right thing and taking responsibility.I urge all others to follow.The private sector must step up and I am not ruling anything out if they do not.In addition, I recently welcomed Dame Judith Hackitt’s final, comprehensive report following her Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.In response, I committed to bringing forward legislation to reform the system of fire safety and give residents a stronger voice.Having listened carefully to concerns, the government intends to ban the use of combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise residential buildings, subject to consultation.We will publish the consultation next week.It is essential that people living in buildings like Grenfell Tower are not only safe but they feel the state understands their lives and works for them.There is no question that their faith in this has been shaken.Which is why – as well as strengthening building and fire safety – we’ll be publishing a social housing green paper by recess.I am confident that these measures will help us rebuild public trust and deliver the meaningful, lasting change that’s needed.Mr Speaker, our country has seen many difficult times, but that night at Grenfell Tower was one of our darkest hours.We will never forget those who died.We will not falter in our support for those who are still grieving.Nor flag in our determination to ensure that no community has to go through such agonies again.In doing so, I think we can be inspired by the incredible spirit of the people of North Kensington and the way they have come together.And when we say ‘never again’ we mean it.I commend this statement to the House.last_img read more

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Elder Care Facility Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WEST ELLICOTT – A staff member at a senior living facility in West Ellicott has tested positive for COVID-19.Heritage President and CEO, Lisa Haglund, confirmed Tuesday that the test result belongs to a Orchard Grove employee.Haglund released the following statement:The staff member who tested positive is currently in quarantine, and will not return to work at Orchard Grove until further notice. All of our families have been notified. Per New York state mandate, all visitation at Orchard Grove is suspended until further notice. In accordance with HIPPA requirements, no further details will be released. At Heritage, the health and safety of both our residents and staff is of the utmost importance, and we are taking action to reduce the risk of exposure for all. The steps we are implementing are directly tied to the recommendations and guidelines of the CDC, state, local, and federal regulations, and we will adjust these steps if those recommendations change.To date, we consider ourselves lucky to have limited our exposure as a result of the pro-active efforts of our staff working in conjunction with our COVID-19 task force.Heritage has taken multiple steps to help prevent exposure for residents including daily employee and resident health screenings in accordance with CDC guidelines, and no group activities.Our COVID-19 task force has been preparing for this possibility, and we believe our incredible team of caregivers is well trained and ready to support our residents.last_img read more

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Broadway Grosses: Hamilton Remains Box Office Darling

first_img View Comments With the official start of fall comes cooler weather and milder crowds, and though most Broadway shows faced an expected dip in grosses, a select few celebrated an uptick. The gargantuan hit Hamilton seems to never be satisfied, as it hit its highest capacity to date last week and jumped to $1,567,451. There was also The Book of Mormon and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, with the latter reaching its highest gross since June. Meanwhile, the Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening opened to well-nigh unanimous raves. We suspect forthcoming word-of-mouth and assurance of a production far from the one that closed only six years ago will lead to a more prominent presence on the boards during its limited run.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending September 27:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($1,758,556)2. Hamilton ($1,567,451)3. The Book of Mormon ($1,489,769)4. Wicked ($1,426,156)5. Aladdin ($1,347,833)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. The Gin Game ($321,528)**4. Amazing Grace ($256,284)3. Fool For Love ($239,768)*2. Hand to God ($205,062)1. Dames At Sea ($144,944)***FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.40%)2. Hamilton (101.36%)3. Fun Home (101.01%)4. The Lion King (100.01%)5. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (100.00%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Matilda (70.23%)4. Les Miserables (70.20%)3. Jersey Boys (69.24%)*2. Hand to God (45.68%)1. Amazing Grace (45.61%)* Number based on eight preview performances**Number based on six preview performances***Number based on five preview performancesSource: The Broadway Leaguelast_img read more

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Children’s legal services grants available

first_img Children’s legal services grants available Children’s legal services grants available October 15, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img Applications for 2006 children’s legal services grants were recently distributed by The Florida Bar Foundation to legal assistance providers in Florida.The Foundation expects to distribute approximately $1,151,000.“Children in poverty in Florida have critical needs for legal assistance,” said John Thornton, chair of the Legal Assistance for the Poor Grant Committee. “Often children in foster care do not get the protection and services to which they are entitled unless they have legal representation. A child needing special education may not get that help without an attorney.”Thornton said these grants, although inadequate, help solve those problems.“A growing number of lawyers in Florida are making a difference for children by making contributions to the Foundation’s children’s legal services program and by performing pro bono work,” he said. “New funds from the Kids Deserve Justice license plate are a boost for this program. We are pleased to be able to increase our funding for children in 2006.”Currently, 15 programs receive children’s legal services grants, which assist low-income children with problems involving dependency, foster care, access to special education services, other educational issues, and access to health services.Applicants who are not current grantees must contact Foundation staff for information on submitting a concept paper prior to submitting an application.Grant application packages are available by contacting Andrea Horne at (800) 541-2195, or by e-mail at [email protected] flabarfndn.org. Applications must be received by the Foundation by October 31 and the Foundation board will award the grants December 9.last_img read more

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The importance of open architecture in credit union technology

first_imgOne of the topics of recent conversation in credit union technology has revolved around the impact Millennials are having on the financial industry. Within the next few years, this tech-savvy group will represent close to 75% of the workforce and is becoming an influential part of the financial world. Keeping pace with the ever-changing face of credit union technology is vital to attracting Millennial members. The credit union industry has had to evolve to be able to offer the tools and technology members demand and what once was thought of as taboo in the industry, credit union APIs are now crucial to satisfying current technology needs and staying relevant. A core data processing system with a robust API allows for credit union open architecture so that you can offer the best-of-breed products that might otherwise be unavailable.Staying RelevantBeing able to offer up-to-date technology and engage with the latest applications is important to staying at the forefront of your competition. For example, industry trends are showing that more and more people, many of them Millennials, are using non-traditional alternative banking tools. Alternative payment options such as Venmo, PayPal, and Applepay are just some of these third-party applications to offer this. FICO recently reported that an estimated 52% of Millennials and 27% of Baby Boomers are using these forms of payment. Having the ability to engage third parties via an API, and being able to offer additional options to your members is a great reason to seek a core processor with open architecture. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Liquidity loans are the only real measure to save entrepreneurs. A measure that everyone is waiting for like a straw of salvation

first_imgPhoto: Francis Desjardins from Pexels Burilović said that we must already think about the financial instruments we can offer to the economy in the future, and it was jointly concluded that we should work on improving the communication of institutions with entrepreneurs, in order to be as informed as possible about the opportunities offered to them.  In this regard, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce has offered all its capacities in order to convey information as directly and clearly as possible to businessmen, points out Burilović and adds: The problem is that there is no cash flow, ie that the tourist market can expect only the first turnover in the spring of 2021, and it should survive until then. Also, it should be emphasized that all previous measures have been focused on preserving jobs, ie employees, and not to the entrepreneurs themselves and the preservation of the company. “As business institutions, we need to see how we can further improve our cooperation, and above all we wanted to convey to you the questions and suggestions of our members. One of the most current topics is loans from Hamag Bicro and HBOR, the allocation of which must be accelerated and simplified because entrepreneurs desperately need all possible means to preserve liquidity. We have a lot of constructive suggestions that we will pass on to you in order to make life as easy as possible for entrepreneurs”, Said the president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović. “We can help a lot through our network of County Chambers and business associations and communities. Also, within the Digital Chamber, we have an e-financing module with all tenders, from the EU to local self-government, and offers from all commercial banks. As part of that, we can also put a section with the offer of Hamag Bicro and thus additionally connect digitally”, Concluded Burilović.  This is the biggest help to entrepreneurs, and especially to the tourism sector, which is among the most affected industries, which everyone is eagerly awaiting. Although it seems logical that all sectors are looking for this measure and are waiting for it as a lifeline, so far there has been no major progress on this topic. The measures taken so far are commendable and well-hit, but they will not save entrepreneurs. center_img As they point out from the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, through their County Chambers, they collected the requests of businessmen from all over Croatia and structured them and passed them on to Hamag Bicro. Entrepreneurs, among other things, are looking for extension of loan terms, refinancing of existing liabilities, and torment them and whether they can Hamag Bicro funds used in addition to job preservation grants. The problem is that they receive contradictory answers to these questions from different institutions.  Liquidity loans are a burning problem of the economy and the only real chance for entrepreneurs to survive this year, especially in the tourism sector. Everyone is looking for one thing – not free money, but the opportunity to borrow over HBOR or Hamag Bircoor that the state provides a certain guarantees, so that entrepreneurs can borrow through commercial banks. It is commendable for an open dialogue, but entrepreneurs no longer have to wait, they have been waiting for half a year for concrete steps on this issue, and also banks and leasing companies also want to collect their receivables. This is an extraordinary situation, and we need extraordinary steps, ie urgent concrete decisions. “We communicate all our projects and we are open to all suggestions and suggestions on how to improve and speed up our work, especially when they come from companies. Unfortunately, we had a situation where we received an enormous amount of requests in a short period of time, which burdened our capacities to the extreme. Despite that, next week we will finish processing all requests for the so-called covid loans, of which there were over 5500”, Said the CEO of Hamag Bicro Faithful Vrbanec, noting that, according to their data, Hamag Bicro placed more funds in the corona crisis than all commercial banks and HBOR combined. On this topic, a meeting of the leaders of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and Hamag Bicro was held at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, and the main topic of discussion was improving inter-institutional cooperation with emphasis on speeding up and simplifying procedures for granting liquidity loans. last_img read more

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