Delta’s Jordyn Nielson Wins Girls’ 100-meter dash title at Snow Canyon Invitational.

first_imgMarch 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local Delta’s Jordyn Nielson Wins Girls’ 100-meter dash title at Snow Canyon Invitational. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Saturday, several Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network athletes participated and excelled at the Snow Canyon Invitational as the track and field season’s first complete meet has been completed in Utah. The best overall boys’ performer from the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network coverage area was Wayne’s Wyatt VanOrden with a leap of 20-06 feet in the long jump. Beaver’s Treyson Harris excelled once again Saturday as he placed third in the boys’ discus (146-04 feet) Tags: Adi Nielson/Beaver/Brooklyn Crum/Cameron Franklin/Delta/Emri Roberts/Enterprise/Gavin Morgan/Jaden Westwood/Jordyn Nielson/Kyle Morgan/Panguitch/Piute/Spencer Williams/Taylia Norris/Treyson Harris/Wayne/Westen Sylvester/Wyatt VanOrden Panguitch’s Taylia Norris placed sixth in the girls’ 3200-meter run to pace the Bobcats. Norris also finished fifth in the 800-meter run. The Desert Hills boys (152 points) and girls (165 points) each won meet titles. In the girls’ long jump, Kaitlyn Hemond of Beaver placed second with a leap of 15-01.50 feet. The girls’ shot put saw Piute’s Emri Roberts finish fourth overall (30-02 feet). The Piute boys finished second in the medley relay in a time of 4:15.02. This team consists of Kyle Morgan, Gavin Morgan, Westen Sylvester and Jaden Westwood. Beaver’s boys placed sixth overall in the medley as well. For the girls, Panguitch tied Enterprise for 9th with 25 points apiece, Beaver finished 11th with 24 points, Delta was 12th with 22 points and Piute tied Stansbury for 15th place with 5 points apiece. Written by Also, for the boys, Cameron Franklin of Valley and Spencer Williams of Beaver placed fifth and sixth respectively in the 400-meter dash. Also for the boys, Beaver finished 10th (28 points), Wayne and Piute tied for 11th (10 points apiece), Valley finished 14th (5 points) and Milford finished 16th (2 points.) Delta’s Jordyn Nielson won the girls’ 100-meter dash title in a time of 12.85 seconds with Brooklyn Crum of Beaver placing 7th. Adi Nielson of Delta also had a strong meet as she placed third in both the 200 and 400-meter dashes. Brad Jameslast_img read more

New £1.4billion vehicle for rented homes

first_imgThe investors behind residential schemes at the Olympic Park in Stratford and Elephant & Castle have merged the developments to create a £1.4bn vehicle for rented homes.Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, which is owned by the State of Qatar, property firm Delancey, and Dutch pension fund asset manager APG have merged the assets to create a new company with 4,000 homes, 1,500 of which are already built.The partnership said its ambition was to become the leading player in the delivery of homes for rent in London and other major UK cities over the next few years. The merger is conditional upon regulatory approval. All of the homes will be managed and leased through Get Living London, an existing management and letting platform.Sheikh Jassim Al-Thani, chief development officer for Europe and the Americas at Qatari Diar, said, “This merger between two leading London private rented sector schemes is the first step in what is a much larger endeavour: to significantly increase the supply of new homes in connected and affordable locations in British cities.”The private rented sector (PRS) has boomed in recent years as requirements for sizeable deposits and stricter lending criteria have made it harder for many people to buy homes.The Government’s English Housing Survey found that the rental market has been growing by 17,500 households per month on average over the 10 years to 2014.According to property advisory firm Savills, there will be one million more households renting in five years’ time, despite the Government’s drive to boost home ownership through initiatives such as Help to Buy.While many of the homes in the Olympic Park are already built, on the site of the 2012 athletes’ village, the first phase of the Elephant & Castle Town Centre redevelopment will be delivered in autumn 2016.Robert-Jan Foortse, head of European property investments at APG, said, “In 2010 we started with our UK PRS investment strategy aimed at the strong supply/demand imbalance in the mid-market residential sector. This newly merged entity is the next milestone in our strategy.”new housing land and new homes London Olympic Park rented homes in London Stratford Elephat & Castle 2016-04-14The Negotiator Related articles Calls for ‘green belt’ to be explained to public29th April 2021 Young entrepreneur launches UK’s first ‘modern’ land buying and selling portal15th April 2021 Retail and pub re-openings sparked newbuild sales homes surge yesterday13th April 2021What’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. Home » News » Land & New Homes » New £1.4billion vehicle for rented homes New £1.4billion vehicle for rented homes14th April 20160591 Viewslast_img read more

Officers of Indian Navy, Coast Guard Graduate as Naval Observers

first_img View post tag: coast Officers of Indian Navy, Coast Guard Graduate as Naval Observers Back to overview,Home naval-today Officers of Indian Navy, Coast Guard Graduate as Naval Observers View post tag: Navy View post tag: Observers View post tag: News by topic August 27, 2012 Five officers of the Indian Navy and three from the Indian Coast Guard graduated as Observers at an impressive ceremonial passing out parade held at INS Garuda, the Naval Air Base at Kochi on August 24. Rear Admiral Ashok Kumar, VSM, Flag Officer Sea Training reviewed the parade and awarded the ‘Wings’ to passing out officers.During the 46 week course, the officers were trained in tactics employed in Air Warfare, Anti Submarine Warfare and the exploitation of ESM systems in addition to the basic training in Air Navigation and flying procedures. These officers would function as ‘The Airborne Tacticians’ onboard Maritime Reconnaissance and Anti-submarine warfare aircraft of the Navy.While Lt Lalit Yadav was awarded the Uttar Pradesh Trophy for being first in overall order of merit, Asst. Commandant Kamal Adhikari was awarded Sub Lt RV Kunte Memorial Book Prize on being adjudged best in ground subjects.Addressing the parade after presenting the trophies, Rear Admiral Ashok Kumar, VSM, Flag Officer Sea Training, emphasised that Naval aviation is a prized asset of our forces, for no battle could be won without the vital inputs of the Naval Air Arm. He reiterated that with several new inductions on the anvil such as P8I and MRH, the future promised numerous challenges and added responsibilities to Naval Aviation as a whole. In order to exact the very best from Indian state-of-the-art inventories, he exhorted the budding aviators to strive towards high levels of professional competence. He advised the young officers to keep abreast with the developments in world, which is a must for personnel in uniform. He also advised them to be adaptive in any mission, for the complexities of war are various. Above all, the Chief Guest reminded the young graduates to be cognizant of the fact that herein after, they would be required to operate on missions independently and maturely without the supervision of their instructors. Mission success would be the singular aim of their every endeavour and that the basics imbibed herein would have to be built upon to achieve this goal. In conclusion, the Admiral again congratulated the graduating officers, the award winners and Office–in-Charge of Observer School on timely completion of course and presenting a spectacular parade.Captain H S Sapre, Commanding Officer INS Garuda was the conducting officer. The passing out officers were trained at Observer School, commanded by Commander Vijayant Singh.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , August 27, 2012; Image: Indian Navy View post tag: Indian Training & Education View post tag: Guard Share this article View post tag: Graduate View post tag: Officers View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Happy Dyngus Day

first_imgIn fact, Indiana Young Democrats are planning a bus trip from Indianapolis to South Bend. This is the second year for the trip, according to group President Ashley Gurvitz. “I recently talked to a friend about Dyngus Day, and they had no idea what it was,” she said. “It’s this historic but still powerful holiday in the Polish community. We need to find a way to make sure the true aspect of what is Dyngus Day stays. The way we get that growth is through social awareness.” “I think there are a lot of people that appreciate that a tradition like Dyngus Day is still being respected,” Weese said. “It’s a tradition we hope South Bend will maintain and continue. It’s not celebrated everywhere.” SOUTH BEND — If you’re out celebrating Dyngus Day today, look around. Are younger generations carrying on the Polish holiday, complete with its own South Bend-specific political spin? Focusing on the political side, Timothy Hudak, president of the West Side Democratic Club, says he’s seen the presence of younger generations grow. He chalked it up to younger generations becoming more politically active in the last few election cycles, and thus becoming more active in local political events, such as the campaigning that occurs at the club on Dyngus Day. Last year, the Indiana Young Democrats made it a priority to celebrate the day, she said. The social element is definitely there, with traditional food and bar crawls, but she hopes that the cultural element, including celebrating Polish heritage, is present, too. She does notice millennials out to celebrate, but would like to see the numbers grow even more. Gary Weese, co-owner of Jeannie’s Tavern on South Bend’s west side, gave an emphatic yes. He’s owned Jeannie’s for 10 years and has celebrated the Polish holiday with gusto each year. Millennials — think young adults up to age 35 — are the core group at his bar the Monday after Easter, he said. “They’re realizing it’s important to be active,” he said. “The age of active members is going up,” he said. “The younger generation isn’t joining. I grew up in this club. My great-grandfather helped found it. We’re here because of the tradition. I don’t see them coming behind — I think that’s going to cause South Bend and other areas to lose their clubs.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Gurvitz said that while she was growing up, her family placed an emphasis on celebrating cultural holidays such as Dyngus Day. She didn’t truly celebrate Dyngus Day until she was an adult, she said. Hudak said the celebration at the West Side Democratic Club is more political than anywhere else in the city. Many people go out on Dyngus Day as equivalent of St. Patrick’s Day, but for the crowd at West Side, it’s about visiting with the candidates, he added. “It’s a traditional holiday, and it’s one of the few west side holidays,” he said. “We’re not Polish, but we celebrate. It’s just like how everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day — everyone is Polish on Dyngus Day.” Though the west side is no longer the home for South Bend’s Polish demographic, it’s still important to hold onto that tradition in that neighborhood, he added. It’s a day with origins in Poland where boys would drench girls on the Monday after Easter. The girls, in turn, would spank the fellows with willow branches. In the United States, in the large communities of Buffalo, New York and Cleveland, the day is often celebrated with Polish food, music and dressing in red and white, the color of the Polish flag.The event truly burst in popularity in South Bend in the 1950s. Whether political or cultural, younger generations celebrating Dyngus Day is a welcome occurrence, Hudak said. He’s been at the West Side club celebrating for nearly 30 years. He wouldn’t mind more younger folks getting active with the celebration, whether it’s attending or organizing events. “I would welcome this,” he said. He laughed. “I’m not getting any younger. I would hope that some young folks would step up.”Mike Bukowski, vice chairman of the board of directors for ZB Falcons, agreed — young people come out to celebrate for the day, but he’s hoping to see them set up to leadership positions in local clubs.last_img read more

King Coal Dethroned | Mining Baron Don Blankenship Convicted

first_imgIn early December, a West Virginia jury found Don Blankenship guilty of a misdemeanor count of willfully conspiring to violate federal mining safety rules.Perhaps you’ve heard of Blankenship—he’s Appalachian coal’s apex predator, who was dubbed the “Dark Lord of Coal Country” by Rolling Stone and who inspired a John Grisham novel about a man who buys a state supreme court election to get the verdict he wants.During his stint as CEO of Massey Energy, two men died in Aracoma Alma Mine No. 1 of carbon monoxide poisoning after a conveyer belt caught fire, and later 29 men died at Upper Big Branch when sparks from a longwall cutter ignited a massive explosion. In his trial, on charges indirectly related to the Upper Big Branch disaster, Blankenship faced three felony counts worth a potential 30 years. His misdemeanor conviction may result in a maximum year of prison time.So why are environmentalists, labor advocates and others with a grudge against the coal baron celebrating the verdict?It’s because Blankenship has slipped off the hook so many times since the early ’80s that people are desperate for any kind of win. Patton Oswalt once compared George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to the Dukes of Hazzard—always managing to elude the consequences no matter what kind of pickle they found themselves in—and Blankenship has had much the same sort of run.He grew up helping his single mother run a convenience store and gas station in southern West Virginia. Blankenship majored in accounting at Marshall University, then after a stint with the Keebler cookie company, he went to work for a Massey subsidiary in the middle of a labor fight with the United Mine Workers of America. The conflict turned violent—Blankenship kept a television riddled with bullet holes from his office as a souvenir—but ultimately Massey won out, breaking the UMWA in a victory that continues to resonate today.The battle radicalized Blankenship as a rabid capitalist. In the documentary “Mine War on Blackberry Creek,” he laid out his philosophy: “It’s like a jungle, where a jungle is survival of the fittest. Unions, communities, people —everybody’s gonna have to learn to accept that in the United States you have a capitalist society, and that capitalism, from a business standpoint, is survival of the most productive.”Blankenship’s subsequent rise in Massey paralleled the company’s rise to the top of the heap in Appalachian coal, accompanied by an increase in destructive mountaintop removal mining, a jump in safety violations and shortcuts to get around regulations that had sickening consequences—quite literally, in the case of a Massey mine that injected toxic waste into abandoned coal shafts, poisoning the groundwater of nearby communities, including Blankenship’s own neighborhood. He ran a private water line run to his house from nearby Matewan but didn’t offer the service to others.When a jury found Massey owed a bankrupt operator $50 million for unfairly putting him out of business, Blankenship kicked in $3 million toward the election of a sympathetic state supreme court candidate, who then helped overturn the decision. When environmentalists protested coal’s effects on climate change and the damaging impact of mountaintop removal mining, he held a massive Labor Day rally with Ted Nugent and Hank Williams Jr.; Blankenshp himself donned an American flag outfit and railed against the “greeniacs” who wanted to put miners on the unemployment line.There was another reason Blankenship’s haters celebrated the verdict, too. This was the first time a jury had convicted the chief executive of a major corporation of a workplace-safety-related charge after a fatal disaster.So, why didn’t the other charges stick? What happened?The prosecution’s challenges in charging Blankenship reflect those inherent in going after a high-level executive who rarely visited the site in which the crimes/infractions took place/happened/occurred. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia went after Blankenship using conspiracy—an elastic charge that prosecutors have stretched to cover a huge range of crimes.Blankenship and Massey Energy pioneered the use of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia.Blankenship and Massey Energy pioneered the use of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia.Blankenship was charged with conspiring to violate mine safety laws and defraud the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in the years leading up to the UBB explosion, as well as lying after the disaster to Massey stockholders and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to prop up the company’s stock price, which was directly attached to his compensation as CEO ($17.8 million in 2009, the year before the explosion).Technically, Blankenship wasn’t directly charged for the explosion—the judge ordered it not be discussed by either side—but the case dealt with conditions in Upper Big Branch in the years before the disaster, as well as statements released afterward. Tellingly, most of the potential prison time was attached not to mine safety, but to manipulating Massey’s stock price. Think Martha Stewart and Enron CEO Kenneth Lay.To link Blankenship to working conditions within Massey’s mines, prosecutors relied on millions of pages of documents and hundreds of hours of recordings that were made by Blankenship himself. Jurors heard him scold a subordinate for holding the phone incorrectly, complain to his girlfriend that stock options don’t buy groceries, and freak out over an internal memo about bad safety practices.Blankenship’s defense attorney, Bill Taylor, responded with hundreds of documents of his own, much of it introduced during the marathon, five-day cross-examination of Chris Blanchard, former president of the subsidiary company that managed Upper Big Branch for Massey.For the prosecution, Blanchard was integral in linking the micro-managing Blankenship to safety violations in the mine—which included calling ahead to warn miners when MSHA inspectors showed up, hanging dust monitors in spots so they’d give clean readings, massive accumulations of coal dust, and a wonky unreliable ventilation system. But Blanchard clearly was torn between lingering loyalty to his old boss and an immunity deal that protected him from criminal charges in exchange for his testimony. During cross-examination, Blanchard went wobbly and helped the defense build its case.After nearly six weeks of testimony from 27 witnesses, mostly former Massey miners, managers and executives, the prosecution rested its case. The defense didn’t even bother to put on its own witnesses, having introduced much of its evidence during cross-examination. The unusual move also saved Blankenship from the possibility of having to take the stand.A jury of eight women and four men deliberated for more than 40 hours, at least twice sending notes to the judge to indicate they were deadlocked. Finally they emerged with a guilty verdict on only one of the three charges, and only on a misdemeanor level at that. The “not guilty” verdicts on two counts related to lying to investors and regulators perhaps reflect the relatively little time the prosecution spent probing that part of its case. Or, it’s possible that the jurors have come, like much of America, to accept that a business lying about its commitment to safety after a disaster may reflect a corporate culture of spin more than a criminal act.Blankenship will be sentenced in April. His lawyers have promised an appeal, and they definitely applied wedges and objections at every step of the trial in the attempt to create grounds for a reversal.Still, his conviction—even on a misdemeanor—marks the first time that a coal CEO has been held accountable for what happened in his company’s mines. Other executives may write this case off as a fluke given Blankenship’s micro-managerial tendencies and outsized political profile, but the precedent has now been set.Blankenship only made one statement about his conviction. Asked for comment outside the courthouse, he winked. “Just a wink. A wink and a nod,” he said. Then he laughed.[divider]Read More on[/divider]last_img read more

Missing Fisherman Found Alive 43 Miles Off Montauk

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A commercial fisherman who fell overboard from a lobster boat and into the Atlantic Ocean has been found alive 43 miles south of Montauk Point, the U.S. Coast Guard said.John Aldridge was found shortly after 3 p.m. Wenesday, less than 24 hours after he went missing from the Anna Mary, a 44-foot fishing vessel, officials said. He was airlifted to Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod for treatment of dehydration, exposure and hypothermia.“We’re extremely lucky to have been able to located him,” said Petty Officer Ali Flockerzi, a Coast Guard spokeswoman who credited recreational and commercial boaters with helping in the search. “It all contributed greatly to the success of finding him.”Aldridge was not wearing a life jacket at the time.Flockerzi noted that two rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Station Montauk, the Cutter Sailfish from Sandy Hook, New Jersey and two rescue helicopters led the search.Together, they covered area of 660 square miles, she said.last_img read more

Carwiz has expanded to two new destinations in Southeast and Western Europe

first_imgAfter its first branch at Orlando International Airport, in the southeastern state of Florida, Carwiz has positioned itself in one of the most important U.S. financial centers and the third largest airport in the United States, Miami International Airport. Thus, after a little more than a year, Carwiz is present on as many as four continents and 20 destinations through a franchise form of business. But the story of the expansion has only just begun, the ice has been broken, and now only the sky is the limit. With the newly signed franchise partnership, Carwiz’s franchise business model is available from this year at two new destinations. At eight locations and over 600 vehicles in Romania as well as in Portugal. After breaking through on American market, which in itself is a huge success, Carwiz continues to expand through the franchise model and the U.S. market. With the new franchise partnership, Carwiz International has become richer for two new destinations in Southeast and Western Europe. RELATED NEWS: We are happy to follow the daily expansion of the Croatian tourist export product in 2020. The American market has broken through, daytime expansion is expected CARWIZ PRINTS HISTORY. FIRST RENT CAR BRANCH OPENED ON THE AMERICAN MARKETlast_img read more

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Experts slam agriculture reform program, warn of shortage amid pandemic

first_imgThe government data presented by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on April 28 showed that over 20 provinces faced shortages of staple food, such as garlic, sugar, chili and eggs.Read also: Virus, climate change cause food shortages in parts of IndonesiaAgrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) secretary-general Dewi Kartika said the government’s botched agrarian reform program was to blame for the shortages as a vast plots of farmland were constantly being encroached by mining concessions and corporate plantations.“According to the National Land Agency’s data, our farmland shrank by 650,000 hectares in 2018. Many were converted to be used by other business sectors such as palm oil, natural resources extraction and infrastructure,” she said. Agrarian reform is among the National Priority Programs pushed by Jokowi’s first-term administration in an effort to better distribute development and improve the people’s life quality.It includes programs that are expected to alleviate poverty in villages, improve the country’s food security and land production, acknowledge ownership rights over plots of land owned by individuals, the state and the general public, including land utilization for the people’s interest.Dewi also slammed the government’s plan to clear 600,000 ha of peatland in Central Kalimantan to produce buffer stocks amid the shortage, as a similar measure under former president Soeharto on 1 million ha of peatland resulted in crop failure and subsequent starvation.Read also: Rice stock in check despite low production, high demandWe tried that approach during the Soeharto era, which ended with catastrophic failures. In addition, the program also created unprecedented ecological damages,” she said.According to a report released in April by the Global Network Against Food Crises, a humanitarian organization initiated by the World Food Program (WFP), a total of 135 million people lived with acute hunger at the end of 2019. The number was likely to jump to 265 million as countries enforcing quarantines amid the pandemic, the report said.As Indonesia relies on imports, market protectionism, especially during COVID-19 outbreak, could prompt other countries to halt their food exports. Such a policy could cause food shortages in countries that relied on the exports to fulfill their needs, said agriculture expert Sofyan Sjaf.“The [WFP] has warned that millions of people could face food shortages as agriculture production yields drop due to the pandemic,” he said during the same discussion. “We saw Vietnam take a precautionary step to prevent a potential shortage by clamping down on exports.”Read also: Lawmakers, farmers object to provision on food imports in omnibus bill on job creationSofyan also urged the government to curb the COVID-19 outbreak in rural areas to prevent a decrease in food production, as the majority of farmers are vulnerable to the disease.More than 22,000 people have contracted COVID-19, with the death toll reaching at least 1,300 as of Sunday afternoon.“Around 61 percent of our farmers are over 45 years old. We should increase our testing in rural regions and should not relax large-scale social restrictions [PSBB] when the infection rate is still high,” he said.Topics : Agriculture experts have criticized the government’s agrarian reform program a lack of progress that led to low production yield and mounting food imports, pointing to possible food shortages if the COVID-19 pandemic continues.University of Indonesia (UI) senior economist Faisal Basri has voiced his concerns over the increasing number of food imports over the years, saying that the government had been overly reliant on imports to cover the shortcomings of Indonesia’s agriculture industry.“Last year we imported US$830 million worth of meat, $1.5 billion worth of fruits and $770 million worth of vegetables. Most of our imports also came from China, on which we become overly reliant,” he said during a virtual public discussion on Friday.last_img read more