Scoreboard roundup — 10/26/18

first_img Written by Beau Lund October 27, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/26/18center_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:       INTERLEAGUE Final  L-A Dodgers   3  Boston   2, 18 Innings    NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final  Charlotte      135  Chicago     106 Final  Toronto        116  Dallas      107 Final  Golden State   128  N-Y Knicks  100 Final  L.A. Clippers  133  Houston     113 Final  Milwaukee      125  Minnesota    95 Final  New Orleans    117  Brooklyn    115 Final  Sacramento     116  Washington  112       NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final  Tampa Bay   3  Vegas      2 Final SO  Carolina    4  San Jose   3 Final  Winnipeg    2  Detroit    1 Final  Colorado    6  Ottawa     3       TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL Final  (23) Utah   41  UCLA   10Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Compulsory Client Money Protection moves a step closer

first_imgThe Secretary of State’s power to bring in further regulations pertaining to the property industry commenced today (19th March 2018) and it is widely thought key provisions will come into force leading to mandatory Client Money Protection.Letting agents, relocation agents and property managers in England are being advised to prepare to join an approved Client Money Protection scheme as soon as April 2018, following February’s introduction of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Commencement No 7 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2018.It is expected that a select number of Government-approved CMP schemes will be made available for agents to join, if they don’t already belong to a scheme, with financial penalties for those who fail to sign up. Any fines are expected to be administered by local authorities or trading standards.Tim Frome, Associate Director at Hamilton FraserTim Frome, Associate Director at insurance company Hamilton Fraser – the administrator of Client Money Protect – welcomes a quick conversion to compulsory protection, “After being heavily involved in the two consultations to date, I am delighted that the Government appears to be following Scotland and Wales in moving quickly to make membership of a client money protection scheme compulsory for letting agents in England. With key provisions in place, the groundwork has been laid for CMP regulations to be introduced, the details of which are likely to be unveiled in April when most regulations appear.”Client Money Protection protects the money of landlords and tenants against theft or misappropriation. Monies will be protected whilst in the custody of a property professional, and funds can include tenants’ deposits, landlords’ rental payments and agent-held maintenance funds.For more information go to other reports in out Market Reports sectionlettings regulations Hamilton Fraser regulations client money protection CMP CMP schemes deposit protection Tim Frome March 19, 2018Chris SmedleyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Compulsory Client Money Protection moves a step closer previous nextRegulation & LawCompulsory Client Money Protection moves a step closerSwitch to mandatory Client Money Protection (CMP) could come in a matter of weeks, with Government expected to finalise and release its regulations imminently.The Negotiator19th March 201801,045 Viewslast_img read more

Vinny Curry Gives Back With Free Kids’ Camp

first_imgBy Tim Kelly Vinny Curry was talking about playing football. Playing football in general, and playing football for a living. “When football is no longer fun, that’s the day you should stop playing,” said Curry, a Philadelphia Eagles defensive end. From the look of the infectious grin on Curry’s face Saturday at his Fourth Annual Vinny Curry Football Camp, that day might be far into the future.“(NFL players) perform at a high level, but it’s still a game. It’s supposed to be fun,” said Curry, who is preparing for his eighth pro season.“At this level,” he said, gesturing toward the more than 200 kids in attendance, it should be all about fun.”Saturday at Ocean City’s Carey Stadium, that was certainly the case. A DJ blared hip-hop, a man chopped up fresh fruit and made smoothies, and Swoop, the Eagles mascot, led cheers. Each child received a free T-shirt. Ocean City 97.3 ESPN did a remote broadcast of “The Locker Room With Billy Schweim” from the field, and several Philadelphia TV outlets recorded the proceedings. Members of the Ocean City High School football coaching staff were on hand, including (from left) head coach Kevin Smith, coaches Tim Kelley and John Bow and defensive coordinator Sean Matthews.The free one-day camp for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade “is my way to give something back to the community,” said Curry, who started every game in the Eagles 2017 Super Bowl-winning season.  “We’ll try to teach them a few fundamentals. It’s really about getting out here with their friends and having a great time.”Bright sunshine, balmy temperatures and a cooling ocean breeze created the perfect atmosphere for the event. “Weather is the one thing you cannot control and I couldn’t have asked for a nicer day,” Curry said. About a dozen members of the Upper Township Indians youth league teams were among the kids, many girls included, in the stands. Michelle Drewnowski, a team mom, was smiling along with the players.  “This is great,” she said. “When we heard Vinny Curry was doing a free camp in Ocean City, we thought it would be a good team activity before we start actual practice.”Members of the Upper Township Indians youth league teams attended the camp, along with a team mom, Michelle Drewnowski (at right).The Indians were not alone. A number of other youth squads were in attendance, as well as a large number of individual campers. Counting parents, more than 300 people were on hand, organizers said. There were several dozen volunteer coaches on hand, including former Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell, who caught the famous “Fourth and 26” pass from Donovan McNabb to help defeat the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs in January 2004. It stands as one of the most famous plays in Eagles history.Curry also thanked Ocean City officials for their cooperation, which helped make this year’s event the largest in its history, he said. It was the first time the camp was held in Ocean City. Curry, who has a home in the area, also works out at a local gym.“I love Ocean City,” he said. “I’ll be here all summer.”At least, he said, until the start of training camp. “It means a lot that so many people came out to help, especially a member of the family, who is Eagles alumni,” Curry said, in reference to Mitchell. Vinny Curry holds his son, Noah.Curry was briefly an Eagles alumnus himself. He spent last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after six seasons with the Birds, who selected him in the second round of the 2012 draft out of Marshall University.  With the retirement of Chris Long and departure of free agent Michael Bennett in the off-season, the Eagles found themselves short at the defensive end position, paving the way for Curry’s return. For his part, there was no hesitation, even though it was reported he could have made more money on offers from other teams. “This is home, man,” said Curry, a native of Neptune, Ocean County. “When you bleed green as much as I do, it was an easy decision. I love the players in that locker room. I love the coaches. I love the fans.”If there were any remaining doubts of that, Curry laid those to rest when he got on the microphone and exhorted the crowd – which didn’t take much prodding, to do some “E-A-G-L-E-S” chants.“That’s what I’m talking about!” he exclaimed after a spirited chant rang out. Participants at the Vinny Curry Football Camp run through some drills. Vinny Curry (second from right), with Eagles’ Alumni member Freddie Mitchell (far right) and some of the 300 attendees at the youth football camp on Saturday at Carey Stadium.last_img read more

More snow expected Wednesday into Thursday

first_img Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleDriver accused in deadly crash in court todayNext articleIndiana Senate endorses ban on drivers using handheld phones 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Twitter Google+ By 95.3 MNC – February 26, 2020 0 407 IndianaLocalMichiganNewsWeather WhatsApp Facebook (Photo supplied/ABC 57) (Emily Kennedy/ABC 57 Meteorologist) Scattered snow showers last into early this evening before moving out. It still looks like most will see 3-6”, many falling closer to the lower end of that range. Lake effect snow then develops tonight into Thursday as cold air rushes in behind the system. A few flurries will likely linger into Friday morning as well.It’ll be a blustery couple of days, with daytime highs in the mid-20s and wind making it feel even colder. This will create more lakeshore flooding issues along with possible erosion. We’ll start to see more sunshine this weekend with temperatures gradually warming for early next week.Wednesday: Scattered snow showers. High 31.Tonight: Lake effect snow possible. Low 20.Thursday: Lake effect snow, cold and breezy. High 25.Friday: AM flurries, mostly cloudy. High of 25. Twitter Facebook Pinterest More snow expected Wednesday into Thursdaylast_img read more

Press release: Environment Agency agrees first Enforcement Undertaking for odour pollution

first_img This is the first time an EU has been accepted for alleged permit breaches relating to odour at an Installation, which is a huge achievement. Since the Operator invested and addressed the issues on site the reduction in odour has been noted by local businesses. Whilst a site like this may never be completely free of odour, we are really pleased with the outcome for the local community. We are continuing to monitor odour around the site to check that the measures continue to be suitable for minimising the impact from odour. The Environment Agency is receiving more EU Offers since they became available in 2015 and we assess and accept them where the offer adequately addresses the offending and restores and benefits the environment”The EU was completed on 24 May 2018. An Enforcement Undertaking (EU) has been agreed with Renewi UK Services Ltd, formerly Shanks Waste Management Ltd, after the company were suspected of causing odours, following a history of odour complaints.The site on Sowerby Woods Industrial Estate, Barrow-in-Furness, is one of two in Cumbria which takes the county’s municipal waste. Waste at the site is processed, the recyclates are removed and the remaining waste is turned into Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF). Local businesses and residents have complained of being affected by odours from the site since 2014. These reports were investigated by the Environment Agency and the Operator has subsequently put additional measures in place to minimise the impact of odour.When appropriate, it may be in the public interest to accept an EU from an Operator rather than prosecuting them for an offence. EUs allow those who are suspected of committing offences to restore the environment and to take steps to prevent a recurrence. When appropriate, they allow a quicker resolution than a prosecution and help offenders who are prepared to take responsibility for their actions to put things right voluntarily, working with their local environment.Having worked with the Operator to identify changes that were needed the Environment Agency accepted the EU offer which included an increase in the biofilter stack height, alterations to the management of the processes on site and increased sampling and monitoring.As part of the EU, the Operator has also donated £60,000 to a local environmental charity which will benefit the local environment, made compensation payments to a number of local businesses and individuals as well as paying the Environment Agency’s investigation costs.Claire Westgarth, Environment Agency Installations Team Leader said:last_img read more

Student Government report recommends improvements to diversity and inclusion

first_imgAs their final act as student body president, vice president and chief of staff, Bryan Ricketts, Nidia Ruelas and Sibonay Shewit will submit a report on diversity and inclusion at Notre Dame to the Board of Trustees on April 28. Lindsey Meyers | The Observer Ricketts said the board report is a path forward for increasing diversity and inclusion efforts at Notre Dame. “We took on this project to really talk about the student perspective on diversity and inclusion, because we really want to leave behind a structure that can really help facilitate a partnership between students, student leaders and administrators,” he said. “I think, in the past 10 – 15 years, there has been a substantial increase in … the students who are committed to diversity.”Ruelas said she has seen vast improvements even over the past four years she has spent at the University, particularly in the efforts initiated by both the administration and the student body.“These efforts are ongoing, and I think that what we’re trying to do is just to give [the board] a direction to go, and a way to make it all fit together, and how we make a unified effort to address a pretty complex topic,” she said. After receiving significant negative feedback on the treatment of diversity and inclusion in the Moreau First Year Experience course, Ricketts said the report explores improvements that can be made in the course’s curriculum. “We really should look at Moreau as a kind of case study that really outlines some of the common themes regarding diversity and inclusion, where there is a sort of misconnection between different kinds of efforts and what students are perceiving,” Ruelas said. “Especially because Moreau is brand new this year, it’s been very ambitious, and we acknowledge that and we really appreciate that.”The report addresses issues with Moreau because it demonstrates student perception of the course, Ruelas said. “In particular, we look at this and we look at how students view the course and view its shortcomings and the difficulties … and sometimes, it’s difficult to see how steps are being taken to improve it,” she said. The administration is aware of these shortcomings, Ruelas said, and is truly working to improve them. “We know there have been plenty of effort in trying to get feedback, and improve,” Ruelas said. “There are just a lot of pieces to figure out, and that makes it hard to figure out what to do next.”The report highlights three issues that can be addressed in future iterations of the course, Ruelas said. “The first one is that the course is meant to address the sort of lack of community, and try and build it from day one, and that’s why it’s a first year experience course,” Ruelas said. “The second one is that it’s a very big instrument for preparing and cultivating a readiness for conflict and conversations any time at Notre Dame. The third one is that there has been … these defensive cycles, where the students are saying there are problems and we’re not seeing solutions.”This cycle starts when the students get angry, Ricketts said, and continues when the administrators cannot be fully forthcoming about the changes in the course. “It’s this feedback loop of not actually having the conversation,” Ricketts said. “And I definitely think we’re highlighting it, not because of the discontent but because of it exemplifies this loop.”The report also addresses the lack of consideration for diversity within the faculty hiring process at the University, Shewit said. “So there’s nothing in the hiring process that talks about or addresses diversity directly, which we thought was important, not only because it’s an issue … but also because it doesn’t address diversity of competency, and we’re prepared to talk about it and engage with it,” Shewit said. Shewit said a major goal of the report is to advocate for the creation of a community that was more welcoming to a diversity of opinions and ideas. “This … is such a big part of the University’s vision and mission, and if they claim that it’s part of their commitment, which they do, it should be reflected in the hiring process,” she said. Ricketts also said there needs to be more involvement by the students on the President’s Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. “One of the important things to understand about the President’s Oversight Committee is that Fr. Jenkins uses the committee as a Notre Dame-specific approach to diversity and inclusion,” Ricketts said. “So rather than having just one person in charge of diversity, Jenkins told every executive that they were responsible for diversity in their department. Everyone has to hold themselves accountable.”Ricketts said the committee would be “more complete with a student perspective.”“And what they can take away from it is a better way to serve the students,” he said. According to Ricketts, this year’s report was “a lot more straightforward” than the report presented by student government last year. “Our recommendations are all practical, and they’re all able to be implemented,” he said. Bringing awareness to student needs is also important, Ruelas said. “Even though we’ve been through this whole report-writing thing once, and know what it takes, it’s much harder to follow up — we’re out of office, but we really want these points to hit home,” she said. “We really want the University to pay attention to what their students are saying.”Even if their recommendations are not implemented directly, Ruelas said she, Shewit and Ricketts would be happy with the change they enacted through their administration. “We left room, there’s room for creativity, there’s room for innovation, there’s room for forward thinking and active participation on behalf of the University,” she said. “I think that that is important and something that should be built upon.”In the grand scheme of things, the report is a call to see real change from the University, Shewit said. “There are efforts from the students and efforts from the administration and there’s a disconnect right now … and we want to see that unity in order to move forward,” she said. 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April & Holly Are Back! Kristin Chenoweth & Gwyneth Paltrow Get Cheeky on the Set of Glee’s 100th Episode

first_img View Comments They’re baaaaaaack! Put your too-friggin-cute-for-words hats on because Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar and Emmy winner Gwyneth Paltrow are getting Glee-ful. The hit Fox series is bringing back two of its most popular characters, Cheno’s April Rhodes and Paltrow’s Holly Holiday, and creator Ryan Murphy shared an on-set photo of the two blond bombshells on Twitter. The two stars will lend their considerable talents to the show’s 100th episode, which is slated to air in March. Other cameos on the milestone broadcast will include former cast members Dianna Agron and Amber Riley. As you may remember, Chenoweth brought down the Glee house with her renditions of Cabaret’s “Maybe This Time” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” while Paltrow belted out Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and CeeLo Green’s “Forget You.” Savor this Hot Shot of two of our favorite glamorous gals and don’t forget to watch Glee’s two-part 100th episode on March 18 and 25. Kristin Chenoweth Glee Star Fileslast_img read more

US Honors Defense Contractor Killed by FARC in Colombia

first_img Janis was a veteran Soldier with more than three decades of distinguished service, including tours in Vietnam, Korea, Panama and Germany. Three other U.S. citizens who survived the crash landing: Keith Stansell, Marc Gonsalves and Thomas Howes were also kidnapped and held hostage by the FARC for more than five years before being rescued by Colombian forces in 2008. By Dialogo April 03, 2013 Janis was praised for the skillful crash landing in rugged jungle terrain that saved the lives of the four-person civilian crew and a Colombian Soldier. Janis and Colombian Army Sgt. Luis Alcides Cruz were later kidnapped and murdered by armed members of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC). center_img Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, presented the Defense of Freedom Medal to the family of Thomas Janis on March 27 at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Janis was a U.S. defense-contracted pilot killed by narcoterrorists in the jungles of Colombia in 2003 after an in-flight emergency forced him to crash land a small aircraft during a routine aerial mission to detect cocaine crops over southern Colombia. last_img read more

The weakest link

first_imgA good friend of mine learned that his son made the lacrosse team.That’s great news. And bad news – because now you have to buy all the lacrosse gear.My friend didn’t grow up playing lacrosse, so he wasn’t sure what “good gear” looked like. Or what it cost.He went to a large sports retailer. And it was his lucky day.There was a representative from a major lacrosse gear manufacturer on site that day. The rep walked my friend through all the options.He was patient. He was transparent. He told my friend not to worry about buying high-end gear until his son really knew that he wanted to be serious about the sport.Over the course of an hour, the rep helped him buy all the stuff that anyone starting out in lacrosse would need. They didn’t have the right sized pair of gloves, but the rep said those could be shipped – and gave my friend a coupon.Now, that is customer service!Until it was time to check out. Because of the special coupon, and because of the need to ship part of the order from the online arm of the store, a few overrides were needed. The checkout employee sighed. Then asked for an override. The manager came over. When he learned what he needed to do, he sighed.Time marched on, and both employees were hemming and hawing. And complaining. And not completing the order.My friend had enough. He told them that he’d look online and try to complete the purchase.He went home and purchased everything online … for less money. This store provided amazing service. There was a great selection. Wonderful knowledge. Until the end. The sales chain starts when a customer enters the store. And it didn’t end until a product is purchased and in a bag.The store’s sale chain was strong…up until the last link. And that was enough to lose out on roughly $200 worth of merchandise.How strong is your member service?How strong is your weakest link? 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Demangone Anthony Demangone is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Demangone oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association’s education, membership, … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Supreme Court to rule on CFPB structure

first_img continue reading » The U.S Supreme Court last week agreed to hear a case, filed by Seila Law, challenging the CFPB’s single-director structure. Last month, CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger notified congressional leaders that the bureau would no longer defend its director structure, following years of lawsuits and calls from various stakeholders.“Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules – NAFCU still believes that a commission structure at the CFPB is absolutely essential to ensuring greater transparency and accountability,” said NAFCU president and CEO Dan Berger following the decision. “A commission would allow for more open debate, diversity of thought, and a stable leadership structure that would better serve consumers in the long-run.But until Congress acts to implement this change, we will continue to work alongside CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger, who has been open to addressing the needs of credit unions and their 118 million members,” added Berger. “More so, as the only financial services trade association to oppose subjecting credit unions to CFPB authority, NAFCU will continue to push for the bureau to exempt credit unions from its rulemakings.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more