Scoreboard roundup — 12/4/19

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 106, Golden State 91Milwaukee 127, Detroit 103Orlando 128, Phoenix 114Brooklyn 130, Atlanta 118Boston 112, Miami 93Chicago 106, Memphis 99Indiana 107, Oklahoma City 100Dallas 121, Minnesota 114L.A. Lakers 121, Utah 96Portland 127, Sacramento 116NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEColorado 3, Toronto 1Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 0Ottawa 5, Edmonton 2Washington 3, Los Angeles 1TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLMaryland 72, Notre Dame 51Purdue 69, Virginia 40Ohio St. 74, North Carolina 49Gonzaga 101, Texas Southern 62Tennessee 72, Florida A&M 43Washington 90, E. Washington 80Villanova 80, Penn 69Colorado 76, Loyola Marymount 64Utah St. 71, San Jose St. 59Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. December 5, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/4/19center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Expedition closes $100m revolving credit facility to support ongoing rockies-focused water midstream development

first_img Image: Expedition Water Solutions has expanded its revolving credit facility to $100 million. Photo: courtesy of LoggaWiggler/Pixabay. Expedition Water Solutions (“Expedition”), the leading midstream produced water infrastructure company in the Rockies, announced today it has expanded its revolving credit facility to $100 million. Cadence Bank (“Cadence”) served as lead arranger and administrative agent.The increased facility will fund Expedition’s continued pipeline and facilities growth initiatives to service long-term, contracted customers in the Denver-Julesburg, Green River and Powder River Basins. The syndicated bank group also includes UMB, First Horizon and Woodforest.Zachary Neal, Chief Commercial Officer and CFO of Expedition commented, “We are delighted to continue and grow our relationship with our syndicate group of banks. The increased capital commitment provides us capital flexibility as we expand our pipeline and facilities network in the Rockies alongside the growth of our long-term, contracted producer customers.” Source: Company Press Release The increased facility will fund Expedition’s continued pipeline and facilities growth initiatives to service long-term, contracted customers in the Denver-Julesburg, Green River and Powder River Basinslast_img read more

CIELA launch unlikely now as agents stay away

first_imgHome » News » Associations & Bodies » CIELA launch unlikely now as agents stay away previous nextAssociations & BodiesCIELA launch unlikely now as agents stay awayFledgling independent agent mutual body says only 5% of agents who pre-registered have signed up.Nigel Lewis20th June 20170956 Views The Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents (CIELA) says it is unlikely to launch on October 1st as planned.The announcement comes after just 5% of agents who pre-registered with the organisation signed up to pay its pre-launch £35 a month memberships fee.CIELA, which revealed its plans begin a new mutual body for independent agents in January this year, says it has yet to attract enough paying members to be able to launch.“While we have received very strong vocal support, thousands of agents visiting our website and much encouragement from agents and suppliers we meet, this is not translating into membership sign-ups,” says CIELA founder Charles Wright.“Less than 5% of the hundreds of agents who pre-registered with us declaring their support when we first announced our intention to form have actually proceeded to join.”“It seems to be a case of chicken and egg. Everyone agrees the independent industry needs a collective voice to improve its national reputation, but hardly anyone seems willing to risk even £35 a month to support it.“The wait-and-see problem will cause CIELA to die before launch, unless it’s overcome. Everyone is waiting for everyone else to join first. Or, there simply isn’t the demand for such an organisation that we were led to believe.”CIELA’s launch strategy, which has copied many online business’s approach to starting-up with in “incubation period” prior to full launch, appears not be working.This is despite initial enthusiasm for a body just for independent agents within the industry, and an impressive array of key independent agent members including Perry Power, Simon Gresswell of Finley Brewer, Luke Gidney of Let Leeds, Nick Goldsworthy of Logic Estates and Vivienne Harris of Heathgate Properties (pictured, above).CIELA has also been very vocal in its criticism of Purplebricks and in March said it would report the hybrid agency to the Advertising Standards Authority for being ‘misleading to consumers’.But despite its downbeat assessment of the organisation’s future, CIELA is mounting a busy schedule of roadshows around the UK including one at Manchester Airport tomorrow and then in 11 other location all over the UK during June, July and September. Perry Power Luke Gidney nick goldsworth Simon Gresswell charles wright CIELA the charter for independent estate and letting agents Vivienne Harris June 20, 2017Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

US Navy ends search for three sailors in C-2A aircraft crash

first_img Share this article Authorities View post tag: USS Ronald Reagan View post tag: C-2A Greyhound View post tag: US Navy November 24, 2017 US Navy ends search for three sailors in C-2A aircraft crash Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy ends search for three sailors in C-2A aircraft crash The search for three missing sailors following a C-2A Greyhound crash on November 22 was ended at 10:00 am Japan Standard Time on November 24, the US Navy announced.The Grumman C-2A Greyhound, used by the navy for carrier onboard delivery, crashed at approximately 2:45 pm, Wednesday, while en route to the US aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) which was operating in the Philippine Sea.Eight sailors were immediately recovered from the crash and transferred to Ronald Reagan for medical evaluation. All are in good condition at this time.USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) led the combined search and rescue efforts with units from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). During the course of two days, eight U.S. Navy and JMSDF ships, three helicopter squadrons and maritime patrol aircraft covered nearly 1000 square nautical miles in the search for the missing sailors.In addition to US destroyers and MH-60R helicopters, JMSDF ships were heavily involved in the search effort having sent three destroyer and two helicopter carriers to the search and rescue area.“Our thoughts and prayers are with our lost shipmates and their families,” said Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, Commander, Task Force 70. “As difficult as this is, we are thankful for the rapid and effective response that led to the rescue of eight of our shipmates, and I appreciate the professionalism and dedication shown by all who participated in the search efforts.”An investigation is currently underway, the navy said.last_img read more

Communication Studies-Adjunct

first_imgTeaching Responsibilities Position TitleCommunication Studies-Adjunct Nondiscrimination Statement Qualifications Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. * Are you a Christian?YesNo Posting Details Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/6099center_img Teaching Responsibilities:• The primary responsibilities of part-time adjunct faculty are toteach classes currently in the curriculum. The adjunct facultymember will prepare and provide students with course outlines,materials, and lectures that support learning objectives set forthin the course syllabus; when requested, help develop and measurelearning outcomes; and assess student performance and maintaingrade records.• The adjunct faculty member will create an effective learningenvironment through the use of a variety of instructionalmethods.• The adjunct faculty member will grade classwork andassignments.• The adjunct faculty member will be responsive to studentquestions and concerns and provide timely feedback to ourstudents.• The adjunct faculty member will remain knowledgeable aboutadvances in their disciplines, in learning theory, and inpedagogy.• The adjunct faculty member will support the institution’smission, vision, values, and policies with a primary goal ofproviding a quality education for all students attending theuniversity * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo Position Summary If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) California Baptist University is an evangelical Christianuniversity affiliated with the California Southern BaptistConvention. The College of Arts and Sciences at California BaptistUniversity invites applications for an adjunct faculty appointmentin the Department of Communication Arts.Candidates must embrace the mission of California BaptistUniversity and evidence a clear understanding of, and commitmentto, excellence in teaching through the integration of the Christianfaith and learning. Successful adjunct candidates should have a terminal degree inCommunication Studies or a related field. However, candidates witha Master’s degree will be considered. Qualified adjunct facultyshould be able to instruct students in a broad range ofcommunication studies courses. Specific expertise in oralcommunication, digital communication, and/or rhetoric is stronglypreferred. Also, prior teaching experience in higher education,adaptability to different technologies, and an understanding ofBlackboard LMS are preferred. Adjunct faculty members reportdirectly to the department chair. Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents Optional DocumentsChristian Experience EssayResumeCover LetterCurriculum VitaeUnofficial Transcriptlast_img read more

State Makes Big Change For Straight-Party Voters

first_imgState Makes Big Change For Straight-Party Voters· Bob KasardaIndiana lawmakers have enacted a significant change for anyone casting a straight-party ballot.A new state law requires that those opting for just one party on the ballot take the additional steps of selecting individual candidates in all at-large races, according to one of the bill’s sponsors, Rep. David Ober, R-Albion.No ballots will be cast in at-large races without taking these additional few steps, he said.The change was enacted because when those casting a straight-party ballot on electronic equipment chose to support candidates of the opposing party in at-large races, those latter changes were not being counted, Ober said.There have also been problems with straight-party voters not going to the end of the electronic ballots as is required to complete their vote, he said.Porter County Councilman Dan Whitten, D- at-large, who is seeking re-election, to his at-large seat, does not buy the explanation.“It’s completely unnecessary,” he said. “It completely divests voters of the strength of their vote.”Democrats cast more straight-party ballots than Republicans in every general election in Porter County for the last five years, with the exception of 2014, according to records posted online by county government.Far more Democrats also cast straight-party ballots in Lake County going back as far as 2008, according to online recordsposted by that county.Rich Parks, who is among five Republican seeking to unseat the three Democratic incumbent at-large Porter County Council members, said he does not believe the change will impact one party more than the other.But, “I think it can take some getting used to,” he said.0The only at-large race in Porter County this year involves the council. There are none in Lake County, but both counties have municipal and township races that will be affected in future years.Matthew Kochevar, co-general counsel at the Indiana Election Division of the secretary of state office, said the new law requires instructions be placed on the ballot before each at-large race explaining that straight-party voting will not apply to those candidates.Whitten voiced concern that the instructions will be missed by voters.“We can all pretend that’s not going to happen,” he said.Ober said he would like to see straight-party voting eliminated all together, citing how candidates no longer promote their parties as much as they used to and how voters are more consistently splitting their tickets.Lake County Councilman and Republican Party Chairman Dan Dernulc, who supports this idea, said he believes voters are intelligent enough to pick individual candidates and will walk away feeling more “ownership” of those elected.“To me, it’s just a better way to vote,” he said.Porter County Councilman Bob Poparad, D-at-large, who is seeking re-election, said he believes the new law is a step toward eliminating straight-party voting.Councilwoman Sylvia Graham, D-at-large, who is also on this year’s ballot for re-election, said she fears the change will cause confusion among voters and could drive some away from the election process.“People are going to need to be educated on this,” she said.Republican Porter County Council candidate Travis Gearhart said he does not believe the changes will impact his race because many local voters are already splitting their [email protected], (219) 548-4345Indiana lawmakers have enacted a significant change for anyone casting a straight-party ballot.A new state law requires that those opting for just one party on the ballot take the additional steps of selecting individual candidates in all at-large races, according to one of the bill’s sponsors, Rep. David Ober, R-Albion.No ballots will be cast in at-large races without taking these additional few steps, he said.The change was enacted because when those casting a straight-party ballot on electronic equipment chose to support candidates of the opposing party in at-large races, those latter changes were not being counted, Ober said.There have also been problems with straight-party voters not going to the end of the electronic ballots as is required to complete their vote, he said.Porter County Councilman Dan Whitten, D- at-large, who is seeking re-election, to his at-large seat, does not buy the explanation.“It’s completely unnecessary,” he said. “It completely divests voters of the strength of their vote.”Democrats cast more straight-party ballots than Republicans in every general election in Porter County for the last five years, with the exception of 2014, according to records posted online by county government.Far more Democrats also cast straight-party ballots in Lake County going back as far as 2008, according to online recordsposted by that county.Rich Parks, who is among five Republican seeking to unseat the three Democratic incumbent at-large Porter County Council members, said he does not believe the change will impact one party more than the other.But, “I think it can take some getting used to,” he said.0The only at-large race in Porter County this year involves the council. There are none in Lake County, but both counties have municipal and township races that will be affected in future years.Matthew Kochevar, co-general counsel at the Indiana Election Division of the secretary of state office, said the new law requires instructions be placed on the ballot before each at-large race explaining that straight-party voting will not apply to those candidates.Whitten voiced concern that the instructions will be missed by voters.“We can all pretend that’s not going to happen,” he said.Ober said he would like to see straight-party voting eliminated all together, citing how candidates no longer promote their parties as much as they used to and how voters are more consistently splitting their tickets.Lake County Councilman and Republican Party Chairman Dan Dernulc, who supports this idea, said he believes voters are intelligent enough to pick individual candidates and will walk away feeling more “ownership” of those elected.“To me, it’s just a better way to vote,” he said.Porter County Councilman Bob Poparad, D-at-large, who is seeking re-election, said he believes the new law is a step toward eliminating straight-party voting.Councilwoman Sylvia Graham, D-at-large, who is also on this year’s ballot for re-election, said she fears the change will cause confusion among voters and could drive some away from the election process.“People are going to need to be educated on this,” she said.Republican Porter County Council candidate Travis Gearhart said he does not believe the changes will impact his race because many local voters are already splitting their ballots.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Support charity in kart racing fixture

first_imgA limited number of places are left on the grid for this year’s Kart Racing Grand Prix, an annual charity event to benefit the Bakers’ Benevolent Society (BBS).Experienced and novice drivers are equally welcome, either as teams or individuals. British Baker will be sending a group of three, including features editor Andrew “black flag” Williams, to the annual event, which raised over £2,250 for the BBS last time round.Prizes up for grabs include first, second and third overall and first, second and third in class, as well as an individual drivers’ prize for the driver with the fastest lap. The event, sponsored by Rank Hovis/ Premier Foods, is on 27 September at the Daytona Raceway, Milton Keynes, from 10.30am to 4pm.To take part, contact andrea.lewis @rhm.com; tel: 01494 428505.last_img read more

Press release: NHS COVID-19 app launches across England and Wales

first_img The features of this app, including QR code check-in at venues, work alongside our traditional contact tracing service and will help us to reach more people quickly in their communities to prevent further spread of the virus. We are confident that every person who downloads the app will be helping to protect themselves and their loved ones. We built the exposure notifications system to enable public health authorities in their efforts to develop apps to help reduce the spread of the virus while ensuring people can trust in the privacy-preserving design. We are committed to supporting the government’s effort to launch an app based on this technology. Today’s launch marks an important step forward in our fight against this invisible killer and I urge everyone who can to download and use the app to protect themselves and their loved ones. The NHS COVID-19 app is a great addition to the safety measures already being put in by retailers. We hope it provides extra reassurance for customers and their families all across the country. As well as contact tracing, the app has a range of additional, enhanced features that will help to reduce personal and public risk from COVID-19 as part of the wider testing and contact tracing service: We are at a tipping point in our efforts to control the spread of this virus. With infection rates rising we must use every tool at our disposal to prevent transmission, including the latest technology. Notes to editorsMore information on the NHS COVID-19 appApp explainer video[App privacy video}(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCH__yEHa4s&)When someone reports symptoms through the app, it will detect any other app users that the person has been in close contact with over the past few days, including unknown contacts such as someone they may have sat next to on public transport. The app will be able to anonymously alert these contacts and provide advice, including how to get a test if they have symptoms.The mobile industry has committed to supporting the new app with the major operators Vodafone, Three, EE and O2 (including giffgaff and Tesco Mobile), Sky and Virgin, ‘zero-rating’ data charges for all in-app activity. This means customers will not be charged for data when using the in-app functions, or if they are directed out of the app to information on nhs.uk websites. If a customer is directed to other web pages outside of the app, this may use data from their allowance. The mobile industry welcomes the opportunity to support the government’s efforts to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic by zero-rating access to the new NHS COVID-19 app. Customers can be reassured that all in-app activity will not come out of their data allowance. Simon Thompson, Managing Director of the NHS COVID-19 App, said: alert: letting users know the level of coronavirus risk in their postcode district QR check-in: enabling users to check-in at a venue and alerting them if they have recently visited somewhere they may have come into contact with someone who later tests positive for COVID-19 symptoms: allowing users to check if they have coronavirus symptoms and see if they need to order a free test test: helping users book a free test through the app and get results to know whether they have COVID-19 isolate: if a user is told to self-isolate, a timer feature will help count down that period and access will be provided to relevant advice This new version is so much more than just a contact tracing app – it has a range of features which will quickly alert you if you’re at risk of coronavirus. The more people who use it, the better it works. Hamish MacLeod, Director at Mobile UK, said: People across England and Wales are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise.The app launches today, and after positive trials and rigorous testing is an important new tool to work alongside traditional contact tracing to help reduce the spread of the virus.It will be available to those aged 16 and over in multiple languages. It forms a central part of the NHS Test and Trace service in England and the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect programme – identifying contacts of those who have tested positive for coronavirus.As part of a major campaign to encourage downloads of the app a new advertisement will launch on primetime TV tonight with the strapline ‘Protect your loved ones. Get the app.’Today the UK’s major mobile network operators, including Vodafone, Three, EE and O2, Sky and Virgin, have confirmed that all in-app activity will not come out of customers’ data allowance.The contact tracing element of the app works by using low-energy Bluetooth to log the amount of time you spend near other app users, and the distance between you, so it can alert you if someone you have been close to later tests positive for COVID-19 – even if you don’t know each other.The app will advise you to self-isolate if you have been in close contact with a confirmed case. It will also enable you to check symptoms, book a free test if needed and get your test results.The app has been designed with user privacy in mind, so it tracks the virus, not people and uses the latest in data security technology to protect privacy. The system generates a random ID for an individual’s device, which can be exchanged between devices via Bluetooth (not GPS). These unique random IDs regenerate frequently to add an extra layer of security and preserve anonymity.The app does not hold personal information such as your name, address or date of birth, and only requires the first half of your postcode to ensure local outbreaks can be managed. No personal data is shared with the government or the NHS.UK government Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: We have worked extensively with tech companies, international partners, and privacy and medical experts – and learned from the trials – to develop an app that is secure, simple to use and will help keep our country safe.center_img We have worked tirelessly to develop the new NHS COVID-19 app and we are incredibly grateful to all residents of the Isle of Wight, London borough of Newham, and NHS volunteer responders, the learnings and insight have made the app what it is today. We are now ready to roll-out the app across England and Wales. I strongly encourage everyone in Wales to download and use the app to keep Wales safe. Wales’ Health and Social Services Minister, Vaughan Gething, said: In a joint statement Apple and Google said: We have worked closely with the app development team to ensure it works seamlessly across England and Wales, providing people with the right advice based on where they live. In Wales, the app will complement our existing contact tracing and testing services and will further support our co-ordinated response to COVID-19 at both a local and national level. NHS COVID-19 app launches nationwide to help control COVID-19 transmission alongside national and local contact tracing Features of the app include contact tracing using Bluetooth, risk alerts based on postcode district, QR check-in at venues, symptom checker and test booking – with user privacy and data security at its heart Businesses are now required by law to display the official NHS QR code posters from today so people can check-in at different premises with the app Helen Dickinson, Chief Executive of the British Retail Consortium, said: We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to engage with England’s NHS Test and Trace service. The NHS COVID-19 app enables the majority of people with a smartphone to find out if they are at risk of having caught the virus and need to self isolate, order a test if they have symptoms, and access the right guidance and advice. From today certain businesses in England are required by law to display NHS Test and Trace QR codes so customers with the NHS COVID-19 app can use them to check-in. QR codes will help businesses meet their legal requirement to log contact details and allow public health leads to send alerts based on whether people have checked in at venues. So far, more than 160,000 businesses have already downloaded QR codes. Venues in Wales that are legally required to collect and keep a record of visitors will still need to do so.The NHS Test and Trace team behind the app has worked closely with major tech companies, including Google and Apple, scientists within the Alan Turing Institute and Oxford University, Zuhlke Engineering, medical experts, privacy groups, at-risk communities and teams in countries across the world using similar apps – such as Germany, to develop an app that is safe, simple and secure.The app has been through successful trials in the Isle of Wight, Newham and among NHS volunteer responders. Lessons learned have informed the final version that is launching today.Dido Harding, Executive Chair of England’s NHS Test and Trace Programme, said: This is a welcome step in protecting those around us. The launch of the NHS COVID-19 app is an important part of Wales’ coronavirus response, bolstering our Test, Trace, Protect programme. The more people who download and use this app, the more it will help us to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Customers will need data in order to download the Test and Trace app initially, this cannot be zero-rated. In-app activity has been zero-rated by mobile operators. From the app, customers may be directed to nhs.uk websites, which have also been zero rated. However, if a user is passed from the app to websites on gov.uk, data charges will apply. O2, Three UK and Virgin Media have zero-rated the subdomain .gov.uk for registering a COVID-19 test A full list of compatible devices is available. Those who may not have access to the app, or the ability to use a smartphone should continue to use traditional contact tracing services provided by NHS Test and Trace or, NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect.Find out more information about how businesses can prepare for the NHS COVID-19 app.last_img read more