Various Cougars Excel At BYU Pro Day

first_imgThe team’s best times in the 40 came from Collie and Canada, who each ran a 4.59 40-yard dash. Shelton posted the best vertical leap on the squad with a jump of 36.5. Collie had the best broad jump of 9 feet 11 inches. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Friday, ten former BYU football players showcased their skills before the gaze of NFL, CFL and AAF personnel at the Cougars’ annual Pro Day. Brad James Takitaki, perhaps BYU’s strongest pro prospect, only participated in positional drills with scouts as he had already done the majority of his work during the NFL Combine. Tags: AAF/Andrew Mikkelsen/Brayden El-Bakri/BYU Football/CFL/Corbin Kaufusi/Dylan Collie/Matt Hadley/Michael Shelton/NFL/Pro Day/Rhett Almond/Sione Takitaki/Tanner Mangum March 29, 2019 /Sports News – Local Various Cougars Excel At BYU Pro Day Written by Those who participated included defensive lineman Corbin Kaufusi, linebacker Sione Takitaki, defensive end Michael Shelton, quarterback Tanner Mangum, running back Squally Canada, running back Matt Hadley, fullback Brayden El-Bakri and receiver Dylan Collie. Additionally, specialists Andrew Mikkelsen and Rhett Almond also participated.last_img read more

Utah’s Mike Conley returns to NBA bubble after birth of son

first_img Associated Press Written by Tags: Mike Conley/NBA/NBA Playoffs/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Utah guard Mike Conley has returned to Walt Disney World after the birth of his son and will go through a four-day quarantine period before joining the Jazz for their playoff series against Denver.Conley is set to miss Game 2 on Wednesday but could be back on the court for Game 3 on Friday.He arrived on the NBA campus Monday night. The league completed its review and Conley’s four-day quarantine is expected to end Friday. August 18, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Utah’s Mike Conley returns to NBA bubble after birth of sonlast_img read more

Portal wars: ‘OTM was never a truly mutual organisation’, says challenger

first_imgOnTheMarket.com has not ever been a truly mutual organisation, despite its claims to the contrary, a leading industry figure has claimed.Challenger portal founder Andrew Goldthorpe (pictured) says that although OTM’s parent company was originally called Agents Mutual and that it still touts itself as ‘agent owned’, he believes the portal could never have been a true mutual due to the way it was set up.Goldthorpe launched PropertyMutual in 2014 as a both an ethical and 100% mutual property portal but, during an interview with Chris Watkins published today, says he takes a dim view of OTM’s mutuality claims.“I believe that mutuality is an opportunity for business to do well and to do good, but PLCs [like OTM and Rightmove] have an inherent conflict of interest that stops them working solely in the interest of their members,” says Goldthorpe.He says PropertyMutual has a clause written into its articles of association that prevents it being launched on the stock market.Assets returnedThis clause says that if the mutual status of the organisation is discontinued, then all the profits and assets are returned to the members.“Obviously OTM didn’t have this kind of clause, which enabled it to float back in 2018,” he says.“But it was clear to many agents that it wasn’t a legitimate mutual and it’s why I went to great pains to create an exclusively mutual structure for my portal.”During the interview, which is available exclusive to watch below, Goldthorpe says his portal charges agents £10 a month and asks that they sign up for a five-year deal.Then, he says, if he can achieve a critical mass of 5,000 estate agents, this will give PropertyMutual enough cash to begin marketing itself to consumers.Read more about portal wars.Watch the interviewPropertyMutual andrew goldthorpe OnTheMarket OTM May 20, 2020Nigel Lewis4 commentsAndrew Goldthorpe, PropertyMutual.com PropertyMutual.com 22nd May 2020 at 12:49 pmRightmove is a success financially and with the public because it is the most comprehensive data aggregator and most efficient connector, but it is now exploiting its revenue source without conscience.As the boss of a Mutual portal, I consider it to be ethically wrong for me to offer a transitory financial inducement to agents to join my portal on condition they veto other portals. This is why we don’t have any contracts and certainly not five year lock-in contracts as this article incorrectly stated. Such behaviour would mean I could not work solely in the best interests of my members which, in turn, would put my agent members at odds with working solely in the best interests of their clients.Some would say the above behaviour is good business, but that is a decision that the leaders of PLC’s and listed by share challengers find themselves driven to make, as every one of them is legally responsible for running their businesses solely in the best interests of their shareholders. I belive lowest afforadble pricing, agent only control of marketing costs and data, not for profit, never for sale, that only a Mutual can offer should all speak for itself.Some industry figures still belive that the traditional route of succumbing to external investment and backing from financial institutions is the only way a challenger portal can succeed nowadays. I believe society is changing with far greater interest being taken, particularly by “Generation Rent”, in Mutuality as they are businesses that can do well financially as well as socially.The timing is now right for agents to repeat what they did 20 years ago with Rightmove 1.0 but, this time, with the legal and structural safeguards of an ethically run Mutual platform to ensure it will only be open to property professionals and can never be floated for personal gain.Collective action, like the SayNoToRightMove movement, could easily deliver whole of market inventory and the second essential that no “free” portal can ever deliver – a multi £m market budget to support the business from start up, through to sustainability to get it in front of the British public. Then, and only then, when firmly established as a successful business, would it be responsible to explore other revenue streams like data monetisation (exclusivley controlled by the Mutual) to possibly transition to a genuine free portal that is always funded, owned and controlled exclusively by agents.Log in to ReplyChris Arnold, andsothestorybegan andsothestorybegan 20th May 2020 at 11:02 amA portal is a portal, is a portal. There’s plenty of choice. Both for consumers and agents. So one has to ask why don’t agents ditch RM?Answer, because it a lifeline. It saves them the apparent bother of establishing themselves so strongly in their local community that buyers/vendors know where to find precisely what they’re searching for.Why then do buyers stick with RM? That’s more obvious – it’s where the most properties are listed. Buyers have no allegiance to any portal. They go where the homes are listed.The challenger portals haven’t come up, yet, with a unique way of making agencies dependent on them. Cheaper doesn’t work because Free doesn’t work. Fair value doesn’t work, either. Neither does 24 hour exclusivity.Log in to ReplyAndrew Goldthorpe, PropertyMutual.com PropertyMutual.com 22nd May 2020 at 12:14 pmAn agent has to be free to work solely in the best interests of their client. It is exactly the same principle with a portal. As CEO, it is ethically unacceptable for me to bribe agents to use my portal and not others with transitory discounts as that is not working in my members best interests, and certainly not in the best interests of the consumer.The public love Rightmove because it is the most successful data aggregator and connector. My view is that the only way to compete with this success is for agents to do again what they did with Rightmove 1.0, before agents accepted bad advice, got greedy and sold control to the stock market.However, how do we prevent agents falling into the same trap that limited by shares businesses, even if they claim to be “free”, keep tempting agents with? After all, agents fell for the same bad advice with Zoopla and then again with OTM?The answer is an ethically structured Mutual, supported by an accountable Board and whole of market inventory, along with a charitable assignment condition, to ensure only charity, and not agents or founders, can profit from an unforeseen termination of the business.Log in to ReplyJames Wyatt, Barton Wyatt Barton Wyatt 20th May 2020 at 8:52 amDreary me. What a load of old BS. Come on, stick to to the story. This is fishing in the pond in the woods.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 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 » Marketing » Portal wars: ‘OTM was never a truly mutual organisation’, says challenger previous nextMarketingPortal wars: ‘OTM was never a truly mutual organisation’, says challengerAndrew Goldthorpe of PropertyMutual says too many portals including Rightmove and OTM start out promising to be solely for the benefit of agents, but soon lose their way.Nigel Lewis20th May 20204 Comments1,130 Viewslast_img read more

US Navy, Austal USA Hold Keel Laying Ceremony for Future USS Montgomery

first_img View post tag: KEEL View post tag: Defense View post tag: USS June 26, 2013 U.S. Navy and Austal USA held a keel laying ceremony for the future USS Montgomery, the Navy’s eighth littoral combat ship (LCS), June 25, in Mobile, Ala. The keel-laying ceremony recognizes the first joining together of a ship’s components. While modern shipbuilding processes allow fabrication of individual modules to begin months earlier, keel laying represents the formal beginning of a ship.Ship sponsor Mary Sessions, wife of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, authenticated the keel by having her initials welded into a sheet of the ship’s hull.The LCS is a new breed of U.S. Navy warship, capable of open-ocean operation but optimized for littoral, or coastal, missions. Montgomery is one of four Independence-variant LCS currently under construction at Austal USA. The ship is expected to deliver to the fleet in 2016.“This class of ships breaks new ground in Navy acquisition, ship design and warfighting technology,” said Capt. Stephen Mitchell, supervisor of Shipbuilding, Gulf Coast. “I am impressed by their strength, flexibility and extraordinary capability, and they offer our troops a greater range of options than ever before.”“It is exciting to see the shipyard really getting into the rhythm of serial production,”said Capt. Tom Anderson, LCS program manager.Although several vessels have been named USS Montgomery, LCS 8 is only the second U. S. Navy ship named specifically for the city of Montgomery, Ala. The former cruiser USS Montgomery (C 9) was commissioned in 1894 and decommissioned in 1918. The ship primarily operated in the Caribbean and off the coast of South America, participating in the blockade of Havana, Cuba, in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.[mappress]Press Release, June 26, 2013; Image: US Navy US Navy, Austal USA Hold Keel Laying Ceremony for Future USS Montgomery View post tag: LAYING Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy, Austal USA Hold Keel Laying Ceremony for Future USS Montgomery View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: US View post tag: usa View post tag: future View post tag: Defence Industry news View post tag: Navy View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: Austal Share this article View post tag: Montgomery View post tag: holdlast_img read more

Post Doc Fellow

first_imgPost-doctoral research position in Department of Medicine,Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, University ofMaryland, BaltimoreA full time Post-Doctoral research position is available in thelaboratory of Dr. Liqing Yu in the Department of Medicine, Divisionof Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition at the University ofMaryland School of Medicine in Baltimore as of March 1, 2020 (untilfilled). An MD, PhD or MD/PhD scientist is sought to study the roleof lipid metabolism in the pathogenesis of common metabolicdiseases associated with obesity, such as insulin resistance, fattyliver, and cardiovascular abnormalities. Using geneticallyengineered mouse models, the Yu lab has shown that brown adiposetissue lipid droplet lipolysis critically regulates white adiposetissue browning and adipose innervation. The major goal of thestudy is to molecularly define how lipid droplet lipolysisregulates metabolic/bioenergetic fuel selection and signalingpathways in adipocytes as well as how adipose lipolysiscommunicates with other organs including the central nervous systemto maintain whole-body thermogenesis, energy balance, and metabolichealth. The post-doc will need to perform experiments involvingtechniques in molecular and cell biology, single cell technologies,lipid analysis, murine models of diseases, animal physiology,metabolic phenotyping of mice, and atherosclerosis. Priorexperience in at least some of these techniques is required.Candidates should be highly motivated, be able to workindependently, have critical thinking abilities, and good writtenand oral English communication skills.Qualifications :Applicants should have a Ph.D. in life science or M.D., and haveresearch background in obesity/insulin resistance/diabetes, fattyliver disease, and/or cardiovascular disease.If interested, please email a CV, a short statement of researchinterests, and the names and contact information for threereferences to Liqing Yu at Email: [email protected] University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity,Affirmative Action employer encouraging excellence throughdiversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, andprotected veterans encouraged to apply.last_img read more

“READERS FORUM” FEBRUARY 24, 2018

first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?We hope that today’s “Readers Forum” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?Todays “Readers Poll” question” Is: Do you feel that its time that the masses assemble in Washinton DC to protest the need to change our current gun laws?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Former Genesis Crafty boss opens new bakery business

first_imgBrian McErlain, who was previously managing director of Genesis Crafty, has launched a new bakery company.Called Bertie’s Bakery and based just outside Magherafelt, where Genesis Crafty is located, the new firm is supplying baked goods to stores across Northern Ireland.Following a £1m investment, the new business is operating from a 15,000sq ft site and producing freshly baked products, including bread, rolls, morning goods and cakes. All are hand-crafted and hand-finished.McErlain was previously managing director of Genesis Crafty, which was founded by his parents in 1968 and had originally been called McErlain’s bakery. Genesis Crafty was sold in a pre-pack deal in 2018 to the boss of Tayto Group.Bertie’s Bakery has been funded through private equity and has capacity to become a £15m business, McErlain told British Baker.He has refurbed an existing premises for the factory, which he described as being fitted out to “a very high spec”. The business aims to achieve BRC accreditation soon.McErlain opened Bertie’s despite the challenge of Covid-19 after realising it would have an important part to play in meeting the surge in demand for fresh food products.“It’s early days and the conditions have been challenging, but initial customer and retailer response to our freshness and quality has exceeded our expectations.”McErlain explained the new venture was named after his mother, Roberta.“Her mantra was ‘don’t sell anything you wouldn’t love to eat yourself’ and it is that core value which is driving this new venture,” he said. “We have sourced the very best flours, oils, seeds and grains to produce traditional breads, cakes and snacks and new interpretations of old favourites, such as our wheaten with honey and yogurt, topped with flaked almonds.”Henderson Retail signed up to be the company’s first customer, with an exclusive deal to supply 10 company-owned Spar stores and a Eurospar operating in the north west. This has since risen to 23 stores throughout Northern Ireland including some independently owned outlets.“It is core to our business to maximise local sourcing and support local agri-food businesses,” said Henderson Group fresh foods director Neal Kelly“Brian’s extensive knowledge of the bakery sector combined with his commitment to quality, value and innovation are a perfect fit with Henderson’s. We look forward to further developing our partnership with the business.”last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Covers Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, & Led Zeppelin At The Tabernacle In 2012 [Full Audio]

first_imgAt this same time back in 2012, Umphrey’s McGee was headlining a New Year’s run at famed Atlanta, GA venue The Tabernacle. On this particular day, the Chicago rockers put on a spectacular performance, which featured a six-song stint to end the first set with Jake Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss on acoustic guitars during numbers such as “Uncle Wally,” “Rocker,” and a debut of Led Zeppelin‘s “Hey, Hey What Can I Do?” from the band’s 1982 album Coda.During the second set, J.J. Cale‘s “Cocaine” (which hit big when Eric Clapton covered it back in 1977) was sandwiched between a high-energy “Bright Lights, Big City.” “Domino Theory” led into a monster version of Pink Floyd‘s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” before winding its way back into the 2011 Death By Stereo track for the proper finish. The group welcomed Dave Matthews Band saxophonist Jeff Coffin on groove-laden “Night Nurse.”For the encore, the debut of “Cut The Cable” was played in full between “In The Kitchen,” which brought the show with the entire audience singing along in unison. Take a listen to the entire show below, courtesy of taper NSL.Umphrey’s McGee is currently celebrating the New Year in Denver, Colorado at The Fillmore Auditorium.Umphrey’s McGee – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA – 12/30/12 SetlistSet 1: Depth Charge > JaJunk* > Roulette, Sociable Jimmy > Sweetness>**, Uncle Wally**, Bad Poker**, Water**, Rocker**, Hey, Hey What Can I Do**^Set 2: Preamble> Bright Lights, Big City > Cocaine > Bright Lights, Big City, Mantis > Domino Theory > Shine On You Crazy Diamond > Domino Theory, Nemo > Kabump > Nemo, Night Nurse& > MantisEncore: In The Kitchen > Cut the Cable^^ > In The Kitchen* unfinished** w/ Brendan and Jake on acoustics^ debut, Led Zeppelin& w/ Jeff Coffin on saxophone^^ debut in full, originallast_img read more

Executive Continues To Answer Questions Ahead Of Phase Three Reopening

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File Image.MAYVILLE – As business continues to reopen in Chautauqua County local officials say they field dozens of calls a day to help clarify reopening procedures.Executive PJ Wendel, speaking during what will likely be one of the last COVID-19 press conference updates, told WNYNewsNow since reopening began, he has been in constant communication with area businesses to help answer their questions.“Ten or more a day reach out to us, whether it’s calling our office, via emails, or my Facebook page,” said Wendel.  “Getting businesses back, getting them open and finding out how do we fit them into this niche, how do we get them to open up safely and effectively. A lot of times it is just a simply question.”Western New York is expected to enter Phase 3 of reopening on Tuesday. Wendel urges all businesses in Chautauqua County to visit the state’s website and create a reopening plan. He also asked everyone in the community to go out and spend local.“Get out, spend local, support our local business: restaurants, diners, retailers, that’s really the key to all of this, getting that local economy up and moving,” explained Wendel. “Our comeback will be far greater than our set back as we emerge from COVID-19 and the PAUSE, we will be able to demonstrate just how well we come out of this and how successful we can be.”Phase Three of reopening includes indoor dining and personal care services like nail salons, massage/spa, and tattoo studios.last_img read more

J.P. Morgan puts capital behind solar-plus-storage projects

first_imgJ.P. Morgan puts capital behind solar-plus-storage projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy Storage News:8minutenergy Renewables, J.P. Morgan Asset Management and an affiliate of Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners have entered into a joint venture that will provide equity capital for 8minutenergy’s 10.7GW portfolio of utility PV and storage projects.This joint venture, along with investment from 8minutenergy CEO, Tom Buttgenbach, provides over US$200 million in capital commitments. 8minutenergy is wholly owned by Buttgenbach and his management team as of 6 December 2018. Buttgenbach, who co-founded 8minutenergy in 2009, led a management buyout of the shares of fellow co-founder Martin Hermann last week.Buttgenbach noted: “We thank J.P. Morgan and Upper Bay for bringing the long-term focus and financial resources to enable us to unleash the full potential of our pipeline and incredibly talented team.“We have been the largest and most successful solar developer in California, and have expanded our cost leadership across the US, developing a solar and storage project pipeline of 10.7GW. A testament to our low-cost leadership is the 420MW Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar plant in Nevada, which at 2.3 cents/kWh fixed for 25 years, holds the record for lowest-price solar PPA in the nation. In Texas, which is a purely price-driven competitive market, we will start construction of our 280MW Holstein 1 power plant in the second quarter of 2019.”Michael Lehman, managing director and portfolio manager of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, said: “We’ve been very impressed with the 8minutenergy team and their ability to deliver sustainable returns through their utility-scale solar projects. 8minutenergy has a premier development process that consistently delivers attractive solar projects with long-term, contracted cash flows.”More: JP Morgan buys into 10.7GW solar-plus-storage pipelinelast_img read more