Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Monday, several University of Utah football standouts were named to college football preseason award watch lists.Senior tailback Zack Moss was named to the Maxwell Award list, annually given to “America’s college player of the year.” Utah State junior quarterback Jordan Love was also named to this list. Later Monday afternoon, BYU star sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson was added as well.Senior defensive end Bradlee Anae and junior cornerback Jaylon Johnson were named to the Bednarik Award watch list, annually given to the college defensive player of the year. They were joined by Utah State senior defensive end Tipa Galeai and junior linebacker David Woodward.Johnson was also named to the Lott Impact Trophy watch list, annually given to the college football IMPACT defensive player of the year. July 15, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah College Football Preseason Watch List Tags: Bednarik Award Watch List/Bradlee Anae/Jaylon Johnson/Lott IMPACT Trophy/Maxwell Award/University of Utah/Zack Moss
CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSports Dr. Fox: Spring sports may actually happen, but with a few restrictions Twitter Facebook Facebook Previous articleSchool Delays and Closings for Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021Next articleConservative icon Rush Limbaugh dies at 70 Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest By Jon Zimney – February 17, 2021 0 212 Google+ Pinterest (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) Spring sports are likely to go on as planned in St. Joseph County — albeit with some restrictions in place.Dr. Mark Fox, the county’s deputy health director, told ABC 57 that he anticipates the South Bend Cubs, to play a full season in the spring and summer after the team’s season was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic.Fox says testing efforts have been going really well and prevention efforts are just as well, but he says he is not sure yet when things will get fully back to normal. Google+ WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp
For those on a very low income, the cost of a new TV licence can be very difficult to meet so this new arrangement looks set to be a great help. Referral through specified debt reduction charities Via a letter from TV Licensing During a visit from a TV Licensing enquiry officer Jane Tully, director of external affairs at the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline, said: The increased flexibility to pay for a TV licence that the Simple Payment Plan provides is an important step forward in improving support for people in financial difficulty in this area. Five percent of the people we help at National Debtline have a TV licence debt. We look forward to working with TV Licensing on this trial and to see how it helps those people we hear from who are struggling to pay the licence fee. Eligible customers will be invited to join the scheme through via three different recruitment methods: Dawn Stobart, Director of External Affairs for debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty said: The BBC has worked with DCMS on the best way to implement David Perry Q.C.’s recommendation and we welcome government legislation enabling us to run the Simple Payment Plan trial, which has been designed to help those most in need. Pipa Doubtfire, Head of Revenue Management at the BBC said: The licence fee enables the BBC to produce fantastic programmes that we want everyone to enjoy and be entertained and informed by. But we know that sometimes households may struggle to pay the licence fee, which is why we’ve worked with the BBC to develop a simpler and more flexible payment plan to help those on low incomes. people who have sought debt advice from certain charities those who have previously held a licence which was recently cancelled because of missed payments people who have been questioned under caution for TV licence fee evasion Customers on the new plan will still pay the same amount of licence fee (£150.50 per year) as everyone else, however instead of paying the cost of the licence fee in full at the start customers will be able to pay-as-you-go each month with the cost split evenly over the course of the year. Currently weekly and monthly payment plans require higher initial payments over the first six months to protect against a risk of non-payment.This more flexible payment plan will help manage the cost of living for those who might struggle to pay the licence fee, and was one of the key recommendations from the 2015 independent review on TV licence fee enforcement carried out by David Perry QC. He recommended that the government should make available simple and flexible payment plans for those facing difficulty in paying the licence fee, and the government is committed to delivering this.DCMS Secretary of State, Matt Hancock said: Customers joining the scheme will be compared with other customer groups to see how well they keep up with the payments and if they renew their licence. This assessment period will conclude in September 2019 after which the BBC will evaluate whether the trial has been successful. It is expected that simplifying the payment plans will have the added benefit of reducing the amount of prosecutions for licence fee evasion.There were 159,637 convictions for evasion in 2016 and currently the BBC estimate that 6-7% households evade the fee.The six month sign up period for the new plan, will run from 1 April 2018 to the end of September 2018. The trial plan will only be available to certain groups of customers:
Sister, sister! One’s an uptight WASP and the other an eccentric recovering alcoholic, but they’re very much related. Sinéad Cusack and Clare Higgins have signed on to play sisters Polly Wyeth and Silda Grauman in the U.K. premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s Tony-nominated play Other Desert Cities. Set to kick off a season of productions to be presented in-the-round at The Old Vic and directed by Olivier award winner Lindsay Posner, the production will begin previews March 13, with opening night set for March 24. Other Desert Cities follows Brooke Wyeth as she returns to the family home in Palm Springs for the first time in six years with some incendiary news for her Republican parents (Cusack as the mother), her upbeat brother and her recovering alcoholic aunt (Higgins). She is about to publish a memoir about her family, exposing a pivotal moment in their painful and explosive past, her actions threatening to push fractured family relations to a point beyond repair. Two-time Tony nominee and Olivier nominee Cusack marks her return to The Old Vic stage, having last appeared in The Bridge Project (The Cherry Orchard and The Winter’s Tale). Other stage work includes Juno and the Paycock, Rock ’n’ Roll (Royal Court, West End and Broadway; 2008 Tony nomination for Featured Actress), Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing (Tony nomination for Best Actress) and Our Lady of Sligo. On screen, Cusack has starred in The Wrath of the Titans, Eastern Promises, V for Vendetta and I Capture the Castle and will soon appear in the film Eliza Graves, alongside Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley and Kate Beckinsale. View Comments London Tony nominee Higgins is the recipient of three Olivier Awards; for Hecuba at the Donmar, Sweet Bird of Youth at the National and Vincent in Brixton (Tony nominated). Other notable theatre roles include Jocasta in Jonathan Kent’s Oedipus opposite Ralph Fiennes, Gertrude in Hamlet with Rory Kinnear, Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman (Lyric), The Night of the Iguana, The Fever, Phaedra and Mrs Klein. Film work includes the cult films Hellraiser and Hellraiser II, as well as I Give It A Year, The Golden Compass and The Libertine. She can be seen as Mrs. Barlett in the third series of Downton Abbey. The show was first seen in 2010 at New York’s Lincoln Center, before transferring to Broadway where it garnered five Tony nominations. Other Desert Cities was also a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
by: Ramon NuezBecoming a highly successful person is not a reactive series of events. There is a purposeful strategy. There is a broader vision or a dream that you must be obsessed with and work towards every day.Unfortunately, you spend the better part of your day managing other people’s urgent needs. And while your efforts are appreciated, those accomplishments are doing little to get you closer to your dream.So what can you do? Plan.Highly successful people plan their finances, priorities and learning. And while the plan might change depending on their broader vision, they rely on it to keep them accountable.There is no magic formula to make these plans happen. But you have to start so grab a pen and paper and start writing down your ideas. continue reading » 42SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Once when Kristin Befhar was teaching a class at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, a student’s behavior caught her attention. He was walking in and out of class, taking calls on his phone.Befhar, professor of business administration at the university, related this story during CUES’ CEO Institute III in August. Based on her past experience with students who had exhibited this kind of behavior, Befhar figured this student didn’t really take her class very seriously.But when she took him aside later and asked him what was up, she learned that he was the sole provider for his family; an IT manger with a boss who didn’t believe in executive MBAs because he thought they just give people opportunity to move to another job; and was launching a new technology system that very evening. continue reading »
continue reading » Digital transformation. Omnichannel. Cloud. Blockchain. Artificial intelligence. Who knows the next buzzword that will strike the credit union industry? It feels like there is always a new hot topic. In fact, it’s hard to know what’s important—and what isn’t.With that in mind, many credit unions ask me:What are the easy ways to start our credit union’s digital transformation?I can think of five easy ways to start.How to Start Digital TransformationI spent many years running a cloud computing CUSO (credit union service organization). I was also a co-founder of CU Wallet. Finally, I published Credit Union 2.0, and the book has given me lots of insight about modernizing credit unions. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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The regional council of Pays de la Loire in France is opening consultations for new offshore wind areas. The consultations are part of the region’s long-term strategy to develop marine renewable industry, which was paused until the feed-in tariff re-negotiations for the six previously approved offshore wind projects had not been completed.France announced in June it had reduced the feed-in tariffs from EUR 200 per MWh, which was reportedly the main point of contention, to some EUR 150 per MWh, enabling the Pay de la Loire region to commit to new offshore wind sites.The request for renegotiation was based on the terms of the recent developments within the offshore wind industry which have led to substantial cost reductions. Had the issue not been resolved, the government would have considered canceling the projects and launching new tenders.According to the council, in the new call, offshore wind sites with less constraints will be sought, which requires in-depth consultation with all stakeholders, including seafarers, studies necessary to assess technical feasibility, as well as the assessment of environmental impact.The six awarded offshore wind projects, which were selected in the country’s first two tender rounds in 2012 and 2014, have a combined capacity of 3GW.The 2012 projects include Saint-Nazaire, Courseulles-sur-Mer, and Fécamp, developed by an EDF-led consortium, and Saint Brieuc, developed by an Iberdrola-led consortium. The Round 2 tender winners in 2014 include the 496MW Dieppe-Le Tréport and the 496MW Ile d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier projects, developed by an Engie-led consortium.
Image courtesy of Sabine Pass LNGUK’s Centrica said it has loaded its first liquified natural gas cargo from the fifth LNG train at the Sabine Pass liquefaction plant in Louisiana under the agreement signed in 2013 with Cheniere Energy Partners. The gas was loaded onto the GasLog Skagen vessel over the weekend and will be transiting the Atlantic to land in Europe in early October.Commenting on the first cargo, Jonathan Westby, co-managing director of Centrica Energy Marketing & Trading and global head of LNG, said, “this cargo represents a significant milestone in Centrica’s involvement with LNG.”Under the terms of the agreement, Centrica purchases LNG for an initial 20-year period, with the option for a 10-year extension.The agreement is on a free on board (FOB) basis, giving it destination rights for the cargoes. This amounts to approximately 1.75 million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa).