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Freshman Davis leads Weber State past N. Colorado 45-28

first_img Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Freshman Josh Davis ran for 218 yards and two touchdowns, including a 95-yard gallop in the first quarter, and Weber State breezed to a 45-28 victory over Northern Colorado in Big Sky Conference action on Saturday night.Jake Constantine had 168 yards passing and two TDs and freshman backup Kaden Jenks connected for his first career passing TD on his only attempt of the game as the Wildcats (3-1, 2-0) amassed 410 yards of offense.Keaton Mott threw for 262 yards and three TDs for the Bears (0-4, 0-2), who hung with the FCS-ranked Wildcats in the first half. Mott had a 22-yard scoring strike to Theron Verna and a 42-yard TD toss to Alex Wesley in the final 6:43 of the second quarter to help the Bears forge a 21-all tie at halftime.Rashid Shaheed ignited Weber State when he took the kickoff to start the third quarter and raced 100 yards for a TD to make it 35-21. Mott’s 1-yard TD pass to Michael McCauley pulled Northern Colorado within seven, but the Wildcats’ defense stiffened in the fourth quarter to preserve the win. Written by Tags: Big Sky/Football/Josh Davis/Weber State Wildcats September 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local Freshman Davis leads Weber State past N. Colorado 45-28last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 1/7/19

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP(2) Clemson 44, (1) Alabama 16NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONSan Antonio 119, Detroit 107Boston 116, Brooklyn 95New Orleans 114, Memphis 95Milwaukee 114, Utah 102Houston 125, Denver 113L.A. Lakers 107, Dallas 97Portland 111, NY Knicks 101Sacramento 111, Orlando 95NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENashville 4, Toronto 0St. Louis 3, Philadelphia 0Minnesota 1, Montreal 0Calgary 4, Chicago 3San Jose 3, L.A. Kings 1Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img January 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/7/19last_img read more

Foxtons joins London business group that strongly backs second Brexit referendum

first_imgFoxtons has joined a London business organisation that earlier this year pushed for a second referendum on Brexit and has consistently lobbied against a ‘no deal’ stance in recent months.Called London First it has welcomed the estate agency, saying it is “in good company at this crucial time for our capital”.Foxtons joins several other estate agencies within the 200-strong member organisation including Savills, Gerald Eve, JLL and Strutt & Parker’s parent company BNP Paribas.London First was established in 1992 and claims to ‘speak for London businesses’ and has been endorsed by the capital’s mayor Sadiq Khan.The not-for-profit organisation has recently been conducting a fiery campaign against Brexit, including recent comments on its website that the process of leaving the EU is a ‘farce’.Its CEO Jasmine Whitbread (left) recently said that: “Now is the time for clear leadership: we should stop the clock, revoke Article 50 and give Parliament time to find a way forward. And if it can’t do that, put the decision back to the people.“The next Prime Minister must accept that the only way to break the stalemate in Parliament is to go back to the people for a definitive vote on the actual terms of a revised exit agreement. We cannot and must not risk crashing out of the EU in October.”Foxtons made no political donation either last year or the year before, but may be hoping that London First can help drag London’s housing market out of its Brexit-induced catatonia. The company references ‘political instability’ 14 times in its most recent annual report for 2018. June 5, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Foxtons joins London business group that strongly backs second Brexit referendum previous nextAgencies & PeopleFoxtons joins London business group that strongly backs second Brexit referendumEstate agency is welcomed by London First, which has 200 members including several other estate agency firms and is lobbying hard against a ‘no deal’ Brexit.Nigel Lewis5th June 20190844 Viewslast_img read more

Proptech Lettings platform secures £7m from Santander ahead of January launch

first_imgHome » News » Proptech Lettings platform secures £7m from Santander ahead of January launch previous nextProptechProptech Lettings platform secures £7m from Santander ahead of January launchApropos has been under construction for three years and is now nearing completion but needs substantial funds to get it over the line.Nigel Lewis22nd November 20190928 Views Online property management portal Apropos says it has signed up 25 representatives so far to its lettings proptech service ahead of the official launch in January.At that time it is expected that Apropos’ territory owners will cover 70% of London and 45% of the UK.Developed by Edinburgh-based lettings and property management firm DJ Alexander, Apropos has also secured funding worth £7 million ahead of the launch, via Santander.This is the first time that DJ Alexander has sought exterior funding for the portal, which has taken the company several years to develop, and will be rolled out across the UK over the next three years.“We want the Apropos platform to be the place where the best landlords want their properties listed and where tenants know they can trust our service,” says founder David Alexander (left).“We want our partners, our landlords and our tenants to believe in what we do and ensure that we have the best platform combined with locally based property experts creating a platform that changes the way in which letting is delivered.”Richard Mathieson, head of Santander’s Structure Finance division, says: “We have been working with DJ Alexander over the past 10 months to understand their growth plans and to deepen our knowledge of their business and the opportunities available with the launch of the new online platform, Apropos.“During this time, we have been extremely impressed by their management team and their vision for a future lettings environment by creating a transparent digital platform benefiting both landlords and tenants alike.”Read more about Apropos.David Alexander will be speaking at next week’s Negotiator Conference. Apropos santander Apropos by DJ Alexander David Alexander November 22, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Press release: Government announces additional funding towards Mayflower 400 commemorations

first_img I was delighted to recently visit Plymouth’s Mayflower Steps, to meet those working on the commemorations, which will celebrate centuries of shared UK and American history and promote Plymouth to the world in 2020. Anniversaries such as Mayflower 400 play a vital role in proving that the UK is open for business. Plymouth leads the Mayflower 400 programme, aligning 11 core destinations in England (Austerfield & Doncaster, Boston, Dartmouth, Gainsborough, Harwich, Immingham, Scrooby & Babworth, Rotherhithe, Southampton & Worcestershire) with wider national and international partners in Holland (Leiden) and the United States (Plymouth, Massachusetts) The programme will deliver a world class series of events, public art and wider content that will commemorate this exceptional voyage and provide a major ongoing impact across the partnership, knitting together communities, inspiring creativity and culture, driving economic growth, and promoting understanding and education The Mayflower left Plymouth on 16 September 1620 (according to the Gregorian calendar), arriving 56 days later on 11 November in Cape Cod on the East Coast of the United States. Approximately 35 million Americans today trace their ancestry to a Mayflower passenger.Initiatives that encourage tourists to travel beyond London and see what the whole UK has to offer are a key focus of the Government’s Tourism Action Plan.ENDSNotes to Editors This has the potential to have a similar effect on the city as the UK City of Culture 2017 had in Hull, and will have on Coventry in 2021. That’s why we fully support the commemorations, which will play a major part in ensuring a strong legacy for Plymouth as a tourist destination”. Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council, said: We are delighted that the Government has recognised the opportunity that Mayflower 400 presents not just in 2020 as part of the main anniversary commemoration but the legacy that can continue as the whole East coast of America turns 400 over the next ten years. Over 25 million Americans are descended from the passengers and crew of the ship, including five previous American Presidents. We are very thankful of the support from VisitEngland, VisitBritain and our wider partnership in helping us to make the most of this exciting anniversary. Plymouth has a long and proud global heritage, I am excited that our city is leading a national and international partnership to commemorate the world changing endeavours of the Mayflower Pilgrims. It’s great to get this additional financial commitment from national government for Plymouth and the UK partners. Amanda Lumley, Executive Director of Destination Plymouth, said: The Government has announced an additional £250,000 grant in support of the Mayflower 400 commemorations, to mark the 400th anniversary on 16th September 2020 of the Mayflower sailing.The funding will be used to promote and encourage American visitors to join the anniversary in England and to develop a ‘digital Mayflower trail’ which will bring to life individual stories, heritage and culture of each location involved in the commemorations. This is expected to be launched in November 2019.The sailing of the Mayflower is celebrated by many in the United States as the beginning of a national legacy, and in the UK as the beginning of an enduring alliance.Plymouth is leading a national partnership of 11 destinations within England which are currently developing a year-long programme of cultural events and activities as part of the anniversary. Plymouth itself is undergoing a major transformation that will bring in commercial and cultural opportunities to the city on a scale not seen since its rebuilding after the end of the Second World War.The Mayflower 400 commemorations will form the main part of a wider, year-long national and international cultural programme connecting England, the United States, the native American Nation and the Netherlands in the four-nation commemoration.The announcement follows a recent visit to Plymouth’s historic waterfront area by Michael Ellis, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, where details of the cultural, maritime, military, heritage and sporting programmes and events were presented to him.Michael Ellis, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, said:last_img read more

Ideas (and sneakers) were in the air

first_img <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qie5VITX6eQ” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/qie5VITX6eQ/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> The talk at a packed Piper Hall marked Abloh’s second visit to Harvard (the first was with Kanye West, for whom he worked as art director for many years). Abloh, a Chicago native, titled his lecture “Insert Complex Title Here,” encouraging audience members to find their creative voices. His own contribution took the form of a seven-point manifesto called “Personal Design Language.” It included the idea of speaking to “the tourist and purist simultaneously,” and a “3 percent approach.”“Things are intriguing to me when they’re slightly edited, like these shoes,” he said, taking off one of his Nike Air Forces to show the crowd his design for the sneaker giant. “I was only interested in restraining myself, and only editing it 3 percent.”Virgil Abloh (right) holds up one of the Nike Air Forces he wore into Gund Hall to explain his thinking behind the design. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerAbloh, who founded the Milan-based fashion label Off-White four years ago, passed around different sneaker prototypes, then shared photographs of concepts for his new millennial-focused furniture collaboration with Ikea.“Surreal” was his initial reaction to being approached by the Swedish chain.“Architecture, I used to think, was building buildings, but me navigating my way into this institution that provides furniture to real people — if I can bring an ounce of an idea, that’s already an idea.”Sitting in the front row, Lanisha Blount, who graduated from the Graduate School of Design in May, was rapt.“I believe in the power of the visual, so it was great to see someone who looks like me embrace a nontraditional path and be incredibly successful,” said the 29-year-old design-strategy intern. “I am aware that as a black designer from GSD, I am one of a very small handful. I’ve met with several top-level executives and designers over the past year. It has been clear advice to take a risk now while it’s easier. Seeing Virgil’s success makes me feel encouraged.”Students surround Abloh (center) looking for an autograph on their shoes. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerAbloh, who has a master’s degree in architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology, was nominated in 2011 for a Grammy for art direction for his work on the Jay Z-Kanye West album “Watch the Throne.” Diana, Princess of Wales, served as inspiration for his most recent Off-White runway show, with cocktail dresses and clutches made from tabloid media logos. Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art is planning a retrospective of Abloh’s work for 2019.“He’s unafraid to deconstruct his ideology in the public arena,” said Oana Stanescu, a design critic in architecture at GSD and co-founder of the New York-based firm Family, who in her introduction recalled designing Off-White’s Hong Kong store with Abloh exclusively via text message.Abloh said he’s been inspired by the work of Rem Koolhaas, Donald Judd, Jim Joe, and many others.“I have mentors who are dead. I have mentors 30 years older than me. I have mentors 10 years younger,” Abloh said, before ending the lecture with a new title, “Insert Yourself Here,” and giving homework.“Put yourself in my shoes,” he said. “I’m not that special.” It was probably the first time a Harvard lecture ended with audience members tossing their sneakers toward the podium.The unusual autograph session capped designer Virgil Abloh’s hourlong talk Thursday at the Graduate School of Design (GSD), which mirrored his multiplatform career: bold, dynamic, and audacious.“He’s a contemporary young voice who can disrupt. Architecture needs some disruption,” said Eric Howeler, an associate professor of architecture. “Design has never been as well-regarded as it is today. He’s connecting to people, to clients, to fashion. It’s great for people to think big about design, not just architecture.”last_img read more

Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy returns home after hospital visit

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says the Vermont Democrat was taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after not feeling well and later sent home following an examination. The 80-year-old senator had begun presiding over the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump earlier in the day. Leahy spokesman David Carle says the senator went to George Washington University Hospital “out of an abundance of caution” after being examined by Congress’ attending physician. Carle says Leahy looks forward to returning to work. Leahy swore in his fellow lawmakers for the trial, which will begin next month.last_img read more

London Odds & Ends: Ben Forster Will Headline Elf & More

first_img High Society Will Star Broadway Alums Broadway alums Tony nominee Kate Fleetwood (Macbeth) and Jamie Parker (The History Boys), along with Barbara Flynn (Donmar’s Versailles), Annabel Scholey (BBC’s Being Human) and Rupert Young (BBC’s Merlin), have been tapped to appear in the previously reported High Society. Directed by Maria Friedman, with Joe Stilgoe and the High Society Band, Cole Porter’s classic will run at the Old Vic from April 30. The show will officially open on May 14. Prime Ministers Set for The Audience Her Majesty Kristin Scott Thomas’ Prime Ministers have been appointed! David Calder will play Winston Churchill, with Mark Dexter as David Cameron, Michael Gould as John Major, Gordon Kennedy as Gordon Brown, Sylvestra Le Touzel as Margaret Thatcher, David Robb as Anthony Eden and Nicholas Woodeson as Harold Wilson in the West End’s upcoming new and updated version of Peter Morgan’s The Audience. David Peart, Charlotte Moore, Marnie Brighton, Madeleine Jackson-Smith and Izzy Meikle-Small will also join the cast. Directed by Stephen Daldry, the production will begin performances at the West End’s Apollo Theatre from April 21 and open on May 5. Sinatra to Play the Palladium Sinatra: The Man & His Music will run at the London Palladium this summer. “Come Fly With Me,” “My Way“ and more of the icon’s classic numbers will be heard at the venue July 10 through October 10. Opening night is set for July 20. This show is not to be confused with Sinatra 100, which had been set to play the venue this year but has disappeared without nary a press release. Maybe it’s flown to the moon. Or something. Here’s a quick roundup of London stories today. Ben Forster & More to Headline London’s Elf  Ben Forster (Superstar) will play Buddy, with Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh as Jovie, Joe McGann (Oliver!) as Walter Hobbs and Jessica Martin (Me and My Girl) as Emily Hobbs in the previously announced West End premiere of Elf. They will be joined by Jennie Dale, Mark McKerracher and Graham Lappin in the production, which will play a limited run from October 24 through January 2. Opening night is scheduled for November 5 at the Dominion Theatre.center_img Carrie: The Musical to (Finally) Receive London Premiere 27 years after its first appearance on Broadway, Carrie: The Musical will receive its London premiere. Michael Gore, Dean Pitchford and Lawrence D. Cohen’s reworked and re-imagined tuner will play the Southwark Playhouse May 1 through May 30. Directed by Gary Lloyd, the production will officially open on May 6. We are praying for our salvation already. View Commentslast_img read more

June Climate

first_imgFueled by warmer-than-normal temperatures, summer thunderstorms blanketed the state this June, producing heavy rain and flooding in some areas while leaving other areas dry.The wet conditions early in the month forced some farmers to switch from peanuts to soybeans or cotton. As things dried out later in the month, farmers hurried to get their last crops in the ground and spray for weeds and fungal diseases whenever the rain allowed.Hay showed strong growth from all of the rain and the increase in sunshine from May’s cloudy conditions, and producers worked hard to harvest it during the drier periods. The wet weather also caused some problems with wheat sprouting, reducing quality and prices.While the thunderstorms did not spawn any tornadoes, high straight-line winds were reported on June 20. Some of those were isolated incidents, but many covered significant swaths of the state. Hail was observed on three days but was mostly small in size.Sadly, a Texas teenager died when a June 25 storm caused a tree to fall on a tent at a Boy Scout encampment in Newton County, Georgia.Despite the heavy rainfall in some areas of the state, some counties in the southern half of Georgia received less than their normal rainfall, but no drought or abnormally dry conditions were reported.The highest monthly total precipitation recorded by a National Weather Service station was 7.28 inches in Athens, Georgia, 3.1 inches above normal. The lowest was in Savannah, Georgia, where the station recorded 2.57 inches, 3.38 inches below normal.Alma, Georgia, received 4.45 inches, 0.93 of an inch below normal.Albany, Georgia, received 3.08 inches, 1.86 inches below normal.Atlanta received 3.86 inches, 0.09 of an inch below normal.Augusta, Georgia, received 5.19 inches, 0.47 of an inch above normal.Brunswick, Georgia, received 3.52 inches, 1.32 inches below normal.Columbus, Georgia, received 5.74 inches, 2.02 inches above normal.Macon, Georgia, received 3.32 inches, 0.74 of an inch below normal.Rome, Georgia, received 4.71 inches, 0.61 of an inch above normal.Valdosta, Georgia, received 5.79 inches, 0.27 of an inch below normal.One precipitation record was set on June 24 when Augusta received 1.57 inches of rain, breaking the old record of 1.35 inches set in 1884.The highest daily rainfall total was reported by a Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) observer was 7.75 inches near Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, in White County. This rain fell on the afternoon and evening of May 31, but was properly reported as a 24-hour total on the morning of June 1. A lot of local flooding was seen with this downpour.This was followed by 5.55 inches recorded at Thomson, Georgia, in McDuffie County on June 27 and 3.64 inches reported on June 3 in Darien, Georgia, in McIntosh County.The Sautee Nacoochee observer also had the highest monthly total with 12.33 inches reported. It was followed by 12.08 inches measured at Winder, Georgia, in Barrow County and 9.24 inches in Ringgold, Georgia, in Catoosa County.While the state was slightly warmer than normal in June, no temperature records were broken. Brunswick tied its record highs on June 11 with 98 degrees Fahrenheit, which previously occurred in 2009, and on June 23 with 96 F, which previously occurred in 1950.Monthly averages in select cities were as follows: Albany, 82.7 F, 2.1 degrees above normal; Alma, 82 F, 2.3 degrees above normal; Athens, 79.3 F, 1.8 degrees above normal; Atlanta, 79.8 F, 2.5 degrees above normal; Augusta, 80.4 F, 1.8 degrees above normal; Brunswick, 82.5, 2.2 degrees above normal; Columbus, 81.5, 1.6 degrees above normal; Macon, 80.5 F, 1.6 degrees above normal; Savannah, 82.1 F, 2.3 degrees above normal; Rome, 79 F, 3 degrees above normal; and Valdosta, 80.1 F, 0.7 of a degree above normal.The outlook for July shows that warmer and wetter conditions are likely to continue, although cooler temperatures may return later in the month. For the July through September period, the climate predictions continue to lean toward above-normal temperatures. Precipitation forecasts show equal chances of above, below or near-normal rainfall due to the expected switch from neutral to El Nino conditions later in summer. This could help suppress the development of tropical storms in the Atlantic Basin.For more information, see the Climate and Agriculture in the South East blog at site.extension.uga.edu/climate/. Email [email protected] to share your weather and climate impacts on agriculture on the blog.last_img read more

Green Mountain Coffee donates $10,000 to support wellness program

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) has given $10,000 to support the South Burlington School District’s Wellness and Resiliency Program.The program, which includes approximately 100 teachers, addresses wellness and learning through stress management and mindfulness techniques. These techniques are brought into the classroom as part of the student’s regular curriculum.“Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has been a leader in developing wellness programs that include mindfulness training and yoga within their company. Shinzen Young, who leads GMCR’s mindfulness training and retreats, is also working with the South Burlington teachers”, says Talk About Wellness coordinator, Marilyn Neagley.  “Training our youth in exercising calming practices and stress management increases their ability to learn and process information as well as deal with the day-to-day stress of social situations that are part of being a student.” GMCR showed particular interest in the South Burlington School District’s teacher and teen retreats being offered.A teen wellness retreat for three high schools, South Burlington, Burlington and Champlain Valley Union is being offered this summer at Omega Institute. The Talk About Wellness initiative is offering partial to full scholarships thanks to grants from Wind Ridge Publishing and the Ferguson Foundation.Source: GMCR. 2.26.2010last_img read more