The Utes are ranked 8th in first CFP Rankings; Ohio State sits on top

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOhio State, LSU, Alabama and Penn State are the top four in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s first rankings of the season.Next up were defending national champion Clemson and Georgia. The 13-member committee will produce four more sets of rankings each Tuesday before the only ones that really count come out on selection Sunday, Dec. 8.The first two Pac-12 teams come in at Nos. 7 and 8 with Oregon and Utah. Oklahoma and Florida round out the top ten.The top four in the selection committee’s initial rankings have never all reached the semifinals in the playoff’s five-year history. Eleven of the 20 teams that started in the top four of the CFP rankings have reached the playoff, but, oddly, never the team ranked third. Tags: Alabama Crimson Tide/College Football Playoff/LSU Tigers/Ohio State Buckeyes/Oregon Ducks/Penn State Nittany Lions/Utah Utes Football Written by November 6, 2019 /Sports News – Local The Utes are ranked 8th in first CFP Rankings; Ohio State sits on top Associated Presslast_img read more

Plymouth estate agency swaps property pics for protest placards

first_imgFamily-run Hindhead Property, based in Mutley, is backing Plymouth Live’s Change Plymouth campaign.The campaign is stepping up as more people, perhaps frustrated with the UK’s political shambles, find a bit of positive activity in the campaign to help limit climate change.The agency has also placed placards – designed by staff members’ children – in the windows of the Mannamead Road branch.“We’re not going to change the world overnight, but as a business we can try to minimise our footprint,” said the Manager who closed the office to allow the team to take part in the strike.Plymouth Live reported that Hindhead Property’s Laura Browne said, “We have recently signed up to Change Plymouth to help save the planet as a company.“Our boss closed the office for three hours and we all walked down to take part in the strike, following the event we collected boards from other people to display in our window and we will keep them there until the end of October to maintain awareness. Changes are happening in Plymouth.”Swap beeswax wrap for clingfilmLaura told Plymouth Live she and the team ‘do quite a lot (to be environmentally-friendly) at home,’ including growing their own fruit and vegetables, using beeswax wrap instead of plastic film, partaking in meat free Monday and only printing documents when really necessary, but they wanted to do more.So when they heard about the climate strike last month, they decided to get involved.Armed with posters designed by their children, the team closed their office for three hours to join the campaigns in Plymouth city centre.Director of Hindhead Property, Louis Orozco Lopez thinks we should all make small changes in our personal lives, but he hopes to use his business’ power to make a bigger positive difference.“We’re not going to change the world overnight, but as a business we can try and minimise our footprint.”What are YOU doing to make a difference? Tell us about it! Hindhead Property Extinction Rebellion XR October 9, 2019Nigel LewisOne commentRichard Rawlings, Estate Agency Insight Estate Agency Insight 9th October 2019 at 8:38 amWELL DONE HINDHEAD – what a great idea and fantastic use of your shop window. I’m right behind you on this and would encourage other firms to do the same!Log in to ReplyWhat’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 » Agencies & People » Plymouth estate agency swaps property pics for protest placards previous nextAgencies & PeoplePlymouth estate agency swaps property pics for protest placardsAll change in Plymouth suburb as family-run sales and lettings agency defies convention and joins Extinction Rebellion.Sheila Manchester9th October 20191 Comment1,184 Viewslast_img read more

Sri Lanka Navy Helps with Trawlers Handover

first_img View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: India View post tag: Navy View post tag: Trawlers Sri Lanka Navy Helps with Trawlers Handover The Sri Lanka Navy facilitated to handover 16 Indian fishing trawlers which had been released by the court, and remaining in Sri Lanka until the owners of the trawlers make arrangements to take them back to India. Fifteen trawlers located in Karainagar and one located in Thalaimannar, were handed over to Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Ameya’ at the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) north of Delft on April 24, 2015.Indian personnel, including repair teams, arrived in Sri Lanka onboard 18 trawlers on April 22 to salvage the released trawlers.The Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard craft accompanied the Indian trawlers whilst on passage to ensure their safety.[mappress mapid=”15793″]Image: Sri Lanka Navycenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Helps with Trawlers Handover April 27, 2015 View post tag: asia View post tag: Handover View post tag: Sri Lanka Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

OCHS Girls Soccer Team Advances in Playoffs

first_imgOcean City’s Faith Slimmer, who scored a team-high five goals, weaves through traffic to get an open shot. BY LESLEY GRAHAMThe Ocean City High School girls soccer team continued its winning ways on Wednesday afternoon with a dominating 11-0 playoff performance over visiting Vineland.The win brings Ocean City’s record to 9-0-1, while Vineland sees its season come to a close with a 3-6 record.Senior Faith Slimmer led the scoring for the Red Raiders with five goals and one assist.Ocean City scored all but one of its goals in the opening half of play. Opening the scoring up for the Red Raiders was Suzy Dietrich on a ball from Emily Benson within the first minutes of the game. Benson would add a second assist later in the half.The Red Raiders wouldn’t take their foot off the gas, adding nine more goals before the half ended.Red Raider Kamryn Chisholm dribbles the ball up the wing.Faith Slimmer scored her first goal of the afternoon from an assist by her sister, Hope. The two would connect on the same combination twice more in the game. Hope Slimmer would end with four assists.Also scoring for the Red Raiders were Paige Panico with two goals, Summer Reimet with two and Aimee Altieri with one. Besides the four assists from Hope Slimmer, youngest sister Joy Slimmer added an assist of her own.Ocean City Head Coach Lisa Cuneo was impressed by how fast her team came out of the gate.“We haven’t played since last Tuesday and a normal year that would be a bit of an issue coming into the game,” Cuneo said. “But practice has been great. The girls keep pushing each other to play faster and more accurate and to take shots.”Ocean City players double the ball.In the coronavirus-shortened season, the team is making sure to take every opportunity as it comes, especially the seniors who are nearing the end of their careers in red and white, Cuneo noted.“These seniors want to win, no matter if it’s 10 games or 20. It’s what they have worked for for years. They also understand and want to make the most out of it whatever we get,” said Cuneo, relaying the message to the team to not take a game or practice for granted.The Red Raiders will face rival Mainland on Friday at home in the South East B semifinal round.  Although the two teams are familiar opponents, Cuneo noted there is added excitement to a playoff matchup with a conference rival.“We knew when we played them in season that the winner would most likely get home field advantage for playoff time. That motivated us to play hard and take that momentum into the playoffs,” Cuneo said.Ocean City’s Suzy Dietrich looks across field for an open teammate.last_img read more

Radcliffe Institute Fellow Junot Díaz, RI ’04, named 2012 MacArthur Fellow

first_img Read Full Story Today, Junot Díaz, Pulitzer–prize winning writer, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Radcliffe Institute fellow in 2003–2004, was named a 2012 MacArthur Fellow. Díaz — selected for his creativity, originality, and potential to make important contributions in the future — is one of 23 recipients of this year’s “genius grant,” which awards fellows $500,000 over five years.After becoming a literary sensation in the mid-1990s for his powerful short stories — often set in the barrios of the Dominican Republic and published in Drown — Diaz won a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute. He worked at the institute during the 2003–2004 academic year on his second book, the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel titled The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, published in 2007. Diaz’s third book, another collection of short stories, This is How You Lose Her, came out in September to great acclaim.last_img read more

Nicolás Maduro, the Man Chosen by Chávez

first_imgBy Dialogo March 06, 2013 “We have received the most tragic and difficult information that we can give our people. At 4:25 pm today, March 5th, our Commander, President Hugo Chávez died,” Venezuelan Vice President Nicolás Maduro announced on TV from a military hospital in Caracas, tears running down his cheeks. A former bus driver, and loyal friend to Chávez, Maduro will assume the presidency of Venezuela, a position which has largely relied on Chavez’s popularity among certain sectors of society, until new elections are called. Maduro stepped up to the limelight in December 2012, when Chávez traveled to Cuba to undergo cancer surgery. Since then, the 50-year old loyal chavista, has been seen more and more frequently in public events: giving updates on the president’s health, trying to keep unity against any sign of opposition, and attempting to keep alive the flame of the so-called Revolución Bolivariana, the socialist project initiated by Chávez. “We can tell Commander Hugo Chávez (…) that the people and government are with him”, he said on multiple occasions while gossip of the actual state of Chavez’s health circulated around the world. Maduro eventually became one of the most recognized members of Chavez’s political movement, but his involvement in politics traces back to the 1980s, when he became unofficial union leader for the Caracas Metro System. After the elections of 1998 in which Chavez rose to power, Maduro was part of a team elected to draft a new constitution, and later became the head of the National Assembly and then Foreign Minister, a position he held until the end of 2012. Among the achievements that earned him merit in the eyes of Chávez and his supporters, are the consolidation of regional organizations such as ALBA and Unasur, and closing the diplomatic gaps with Russia, Syria, Iran and China. According to Chavez’s own words in one of his latest public appearances, Maduro is also a “man with a gift for people”, the one that he hand-picked to follow his steps if something unfortunate were to happen.last_img read more

Videos Key in Nassau Police Brutality Claim

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police officers allegedly beat a 20-year-old Westbury man when he tried to record a video of the incident after they pulled his car over last month, according to his attorneys.Kyle Howell said he started recording the undercover officers with his cell phone after they told him he was stopped for having a cracked windshield. The video cut out after he reached for his paycheck that blew away when they opened his car door on April 25.“Next thing I knew I had a knee to the face,” Howell—who wore sunglasses to hide broken blood vessels in both eyes—told reporters Tuesday during a news conference at his attorney’s Garden City office. “After that, I don’t remember much.”His lawyer, Amy Marion, said that she filed a notice of claim on Monday, the first step in filing a lawsuit against the department, seeking unspecified damages. A police spokeswoman declined to comment, citing department policy on pending litigation. A spokesman for Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said her office is investigating the allegations.Although the video Howell tried to record was cut short, his attorneys said they recovered another video of the alleged police brutality from a nearby surveillance camera. Another cell phone video Howell said he made when he was stopped by police in January is in the hands of investigators, his attorneys added.“One of these officers that were a part of the attack threatened that he was physically going to force me to stop using my cell phone to record [them] anytime I was pulled over,” Howell said of the prior recording. “It’s the only protection that I have against them.”His family added that he’s been pulled over more than a dozen times in the past 18 months, which they characterized as excessive. His lawyer said that many of those stops included vehicle searches that ended in minor traffic violations. Howell said he pleaded guilty to petit larceny and marijuana possession two years ago.He pleaded not guilty to the latest charges, which include possession of cocaine, marijuana possession, resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer, driving with a broken windshield, speeding and tampering with evidence. The officers alleged that he was trying to swallow marijuana, but his attorneys said he was only chewing gum.He neither assaulted the officers nor had drugs on him, his lawyers maintained. He was released on $10,000 bail and is due back in criminal court Tuesday. His outraged parents want the charges dropped.Howell, a motorcycle shop worker, said he suffered three broken bones in his face and has surgery scheduled to fix his eye.Nassau Legis. Siela Bynoe (D-Westbury) issued a statement saying that she was shocked after watching the video.“I urge the district attorney and NCPD’s internal affairs officials to conduct the most thorough investigation of this highly disturbing incident,” she said. “If it is confirmed that the two police officers’ actions were wrongful and unwarranted, I will call for the maximum disciplinary measures and criminal penalties available.”last_img read more

5-year NCUA plan eliminates calendar-year exam cycle

first_imgThe NCUA Board Thursday announced the elimination of a calendar-year exam cycle for every federal credit union, and for all federally insured state-chartered credit unions with more than $250 million in assets as part of its 2017-2021 strategic plan – a move welcomed by NAFCU.The policy change does not alter the current 12-month exam cycle employed by the agency, but is a first step toward implementing a longer exam cycle for credit unions. NAFCU has repeatedly asked NCUA to return healthy credit unions to a longer exam cycle as it will save NCUA resources and relieve credit unions of the burden of more frequent exams.This change was adopted into the agency’s 2017-2021 strategic plan by a 2-0 vote.“NAFCU and our members appreciate that NCUA Board heeded our concerns regarding the exam cycle and voted to eliminate a strict annual exam cycle for federal credit unions and eligible federally-insured state-chartered credit unions as part of its 2017-2021 strategic plan,” said NAFCU executive vice president of government affairs and general counsel Carrie Hunt. “We support NCUA’s efforts to present long-term goals and objectives for the industry. We urge NCUA to maintain its focus on improving its transparency and making operational improvements. We also renew our support for moving healthy credit unions to an extended exam cycle, which would provide much-needed regulatory relief.” continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

MEPs’ last-minute bid to save gap funding

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Asset management roundup: Nordea, Lyxor AM, Legg Mason, Clarion

first_imgIt will publish the final methodology in March.For the rest of the year, the CHRB will research, assess and rank 100 companies in the extractives, apparel and agricultural products industries, and publish its first pilot benchmark on these companies in November.Magdalena Kettis, head of thematic research at Nordea AM, will represent the manager on the committee.In other news, Lyxor Asset Management has been selected to manage the corporate pension liabilities of French utility company Engie, the former GDF Suez. The company has €2.5bn of pension liabilities via insurance policies.Lionel Paquin, chief executive at Lyxor AM, said the deal represented “the largest multi-management platform covering corporate pensions’ liabilities in Europe”.Elsewhere, US asset manager Legg Mason has agreed to buy an 83% ownership stake in real estate investment firm Clarion Partners for $585m (€542m), plus an estimated $16m for its portion of certain co-investments. Clarion manages some $40bn of real estate assets of varied risk/return profiles.Legg Mason, which had $671.5bn in AUM at the end of December, has also got its first foothold in the exchange-traded fund (ETF) market, having acquired a minority equity position in Precidian Investments.  The asset manager is also merging its hedge fund platform, Permal, with EnTrust Capital, a hedge fund investor and alternative asset manager with around $12bn in AUM. Nordea Asset Management has joined the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), an initiative launched in December 2014 by Aviva Investors, the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) and Vigeo Eiris, among others.The Nordic manager, with €184bn in assets under management (AUM), will be a member of the CHRB steering committee for an initial period of three years.The founding partners, in addition to those mentioned above, included US SRI-specialised asset manager Calvert Investments, the London-based Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and the UK Institute for Human Rights and Business.The CHRB initiative completed a consultation on its methodology in October 2015 and is now revising the draft framework and indicators. last_img read more