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Merrill, Utah St. hold off Wyoming in MWC tourney semifinals

first_img Associated Press March 7, 2020 /Sports News – Local Merrill, Utah St. hold off Wyoming in MWC tourney semifinals FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS (AP) — Sam Merrill had 27 points and seven assists, Neemias Queta scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting, and No. 2 seed Utah State never trailed in its 89-82 win over Wyoming in the Mountain West Conference tournament semifinals.Utah State plays top-seeded and fifth-ranked San Diego State — which swept the regular-season series between the teams — for an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.Merrill scored seven consecutive points during a 13-0 run that made it 79-66 with 1:28 to go.Kenny Foster had 18 points and Hunter Maldonado added 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Wyoming. Tags: Mountain West/Mountain West Tournament/Sam Merrill/Utah State Aggies Basketball Written bylast_img read more

May 8, 2021 0

Major Countrywide shareholder describes debt plan as ‘destructive and ill-judged’

first_imgOne of the major shareholders in Countrywide has today revealed that it is strongly opposed to the company’s plans to raise extra funding through a shares issue.As announced this morning, the estate agency giant is seeking the cash via a £90 million capital raise through an investment by private equity firm and shareholder Alchemy.This will be via a 66 million share issue on top of a new £75 million loan from its existing lenders with a four-year term.“Catalist Partners notes Countrywide’s announcement this morning,” a statement issued this morning says.Largest shareholders“As one of the company’s largest shareholders, Catalist strongly opposes this unnecessary, ill-judged and dilutive transaction which, while clearly a very attractive deal for Alchemy, is destructive for shareholders and only serves to fund the continuation of a flawed “back to basics” business plan.”Catalist has been hoovering up shares in Countrywide, a story The Negotiator broke in July.The investment firm is a vehicle for Robin Paterson, the senior industry figure who owns the Sotheby’s International Realty franchise in the UK but was instrumental in growing Hamptons International and Barnard Marcus during the 1990s.Paterson has been a vocal opponent of the way Countrywide has been run in recent months, and has threatened a likely hostile takeover unless the company begins performing better.Alchemy Catalist Robin Paterson Countrywide October 22, 2020Nigel 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 » Major Countrywide shareholder describes debt plan as ‘destructive and ill-judged’ previous nextAgencies & PeopleMajor Countrywide shareholder describes debt plan as ‘destructive and ill-judged’Catalist, which is one of the firm’s largest stakeholders, has made an unusually strong statement criticising fellow shareholder Alchemy and the company.Nigel Lewis22nd October 202002,094 Viewslast_img read more

May 7, 2021 0

USS Charlotte returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

first_img Authorities View post tag: USS CHarlotte Share this article View post tag: Los Angeles-class May 16, 2016 USS Charlotte returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam View post tag: US Navy U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Charlotte (SSN 766) returned from a six-month Western Pacific deployment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 13.During the deployment, 26 sailors earned their designation as qualified in submarines and now wear their dolphin warfare insignia.Along with this accomplishment, 20 sailors advanced in rank and 22 personnel qualified as supervisory watch standers.“I am incredibly proud of our talented team and all they have accomplished,” said Cmdr. Andrew T. Miller, Charlotte’s commanding officer. “Charlotte could not have accomplished her tasking without the selfless dedication of the crew that has committed themselves to the defense of our nation.”For many of her crew, this was their first deployment or their first time out of the United States. Miller said a great deal of their success is attributed to the fact the crew hit the ground running leading up to their departure from Pearl Harbor.Charlotte is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name of the North Carolina city. Commissioned on September 16, 1994, at Norfolk, Va., the 360-foot long, 6,900-ton displacement submarine arrived at its new homeport, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Nov. 17, 1995. Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Charlotte returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam last_img read more

May 4, 2021 0

Ivy Tech Southwest Enrollment Numbers Announced

first_imgIvy Tech Community College Southwest Region has 4,991 students on campus, in online courses and taking dual credit classes in the area’s high schools — as of the state institution’s census day Sept. 9, 2016. Enrollment was announced recently during the meeting of the Ivy Tech Regional Board of Trustees.“We are pleased that the number of transfer students is on the rise with an increase of slightly more than 7%,” said Jonathan Weinzapfel, chancellor of Ivy Tech. Also of note is the 23.14% increase in the number of re-admitted students (those who were once enrolled, but have been gone for 2 or more years).  Total headcount is 3% less than last year – which mirrors the state’s overall decline.  “We want to continue to strive to share our message of being a smart start for students,” Weinzapfel said. “Students can come to Ivy Tech and earn an associate degree in two years or less and transfer to any public college or university in Indiana, saving upward of $10,000; or come here and get their degree or other credentials, and enter the workforce quickly.”Also a part of the total enrollment are students from several area businesses and industry enrolled in Ivy Tech’s Achieve Your Degree™ program. This unique program is designed to help businesses to develop their employees with the skills they need, and award credentials or degrees at the completion. Ivy Tech defers tuition payments until the end of each semester, when financial aid is used to pay for the semester’s classes, and tuition reimbursement then pays the balance.  Ivy Tech Southwest currently has nearly 300 new and continuing students in the program.Popular majors on campus include:Nursing and Health Science majors: Healthcare specialists, nursing, medical assistant and healthcare support.Business and Public Service majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Visual Communication, Software Development, and Early Childhood EducationTechnology majors: Industrial Technology, Automotive Technology, HVAC, and Energy Technology.Popular majors for students in the University Transfer Division, where students enter with an intention to transfer their credits to a four-year institution following attainment of their associate degree include: General Studies, Elementary Education, and Nursing.A few of the newest majors at Ivy Tech Southwest which are seeing increasing enrollment for high demand fields include: Informatics – a field of study where individuals think big picture, and use strong technical skills to understand how we use technology to communicate and solve interdisciplinary problems facing society; Cyber Security, which prepares students to work in areas related to information assurance, network and computer security. The program builds the foundation to identify and fix computer and security attacks; and Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology which offers hands-on learning with faculty who have spent their careers working in manufacturing. Students will learn to troubleshoot automated manufacturing equipment like PLCs, robotics, pneumatics, hydraulics, and motors and controls.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

May 3, 2021 0

Morrisons buys Kear’s share in Rathbones

first_imgSupermarket Morrisons has acquired the whole of the Rathbone Kear plant bakery business, buying out bakery entrepreneur Harry Kear’s 20% stake.Harry Kear told British Baker: “My job is complete. I have finished what I set out to do which was to get the bakeries in good order and working well. It has been an enjoyable partnership with Morrisons. The excellent staff have helped make the bakeries the success they have become.”He said that during the last 28 months the company, which consists of three bakeries that supply Morrisons, had undergone significant changes, and now produced high quality products from efficient reliable plants.Morrisons said in a statement: “The company is now showing good profitability and with the major transformation complete it has been agreed that Mr Kear will sell his minority shareholdings to Wm Morrison Supermarkets and will transfer the operational control of the company to a new management team.”Kear will continue to provide consultancy services to the company, which will now be known as Rathbones, through his company Forever Foods for the immediate future with the management team currently based at Lydney.Kear said: “I have always loved the baking industry but for now I will concentrate on my hotels, golf clubs and property group.”last_img read more

April 21, 2021 0

Vicki Becker promoted to state prosecutorial Board of Directors

first_img Vicki Becker promoted to state prosecutorial Board of Directors Google+ Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articlePreview of Wednesday night’s Vice Presidential DebateNext articleThe Indiana BMV will be closed to observe Columbus Day Tommie Lee Twitter Google+ Facebook (Tim Vandenack/Elkhart Truth) Elkhart County Prosecutor Vicki Becker needs some new business cards.Becker has been elected by her statewide prosecutor peers to serve on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council, IPAC. It’s a non-partisan and independent agency of the state’s Judicial Branch that supports 91 prosecutors and their offices.Becker has been active in the Legislative Committee of the Association of IPAC since June of 2018, and last year was instrumental in the passing of amendments to Indiana’s laws that deal with law enforcement and the protection of evidence at crime scenes. Pinterest By Tommie Lee – October 7, 2020 0 356 Pinterest WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Marketlast_img read more

April 20, 2021 0

Tate & Lyle readjusts global focus

first_imgTate & Lyle has announced a major realignment to focus on speciality food ingredients amid a significant restructuring of its Splenda sucralose business. The listed group has exited from the substantial part of its European bulk ingredients business and has signed an agreement with ADM to realign the Eaststarch joint venture. The equally-owned corn wet milling business operates in Slovakia, Bulgaria and Turkey, with a 50% equity share in the largest in Hungary.Under the re-alignment Tate & Lyle will acquire full ownership of the speciality-focused plant in Slovakia, which it believes will strengthen its speciality food ingredients business. Its exit of the bulk ingredients plants in Bulgaria, Hungary and Turkey is expected to reduce its footprint and also earn it €240m (£172m) in cash on completion, expected to be this summer.Meanwhile, it plans to restructure and refocus its Splenda sucralose business to “maximise returns”. All production of the product will be consolidated into the company’s Alabama facility in the US, meaning the Singapore factory will be closed next spring and the brand’s future cost base should be “materially lower”. The Splenda sucralose business is expected to break even in the year ending 31 March 2016, before returning to “modest profitability” a year later.The overall plan is to position Splenda as “a more focused, low-cost and sustainable business”.Javed Ahmed, chief executive, said: “By re-aligning the Eaststarch joint venture, we will focus in Europe on speciality food ingredients, and our bulk ingredients will become a predominantly North American business, with strong market positions and efficient, scale assets.“We are re-structuring Splenda sucralose as a more sustainable business. Our broader speciality food ingredients business has an expanding global footprint and a steady flow of new products targeted at the higher growth health and wellness space, and is well-positioned for future growth.“Overall, the actions announced today streamline and further focus Tate & Lyle as it continues to transition to a global speciality food ingredients business, supported by cash generation from bulk ingredients.”last_img read more

April 20, 2021 0

Cybersecurity Needs All Software Developers

first_imgEvery year in October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an opportunity to remind professionals and home users alike of the peril of current cyber-threats and discuss basic steps we can all take in our personal and professional lives to better protect ourselves. Too often, software developers are left out of this conversation and we miss an opportunity to acknowledge the key role they can play in fighting cyberattacks.Every day, tens of millions of software developers create the code the digital economy relies on. This code powers connected devices from kitchen appliances to modern data centers and interacts with billions of connected users. This code is a prime target for attackers trying to steal information or disrupt organizations. What started as a simple coding mistake (or “bug”) from a developer may very well turn into the first step of a sophisticated cyberattack. So-called software vulnerabilities enable attackers to bypass the security controls of the device on which the software runs until the vulnerability has been patched. In 2016 alone, more than ten thousands vulnerabilities impacting all kind of software, devices and applications were reported.A one-sided approach to fighting vulnerabilities focused on patching and testing will not be sufficient given the scale at which software is being used in connected devices. Developers and organizations for which they develop software also have a key role to play in reducing software vulnerabilities by building more secure code.It starts with training and awareness. A fundamental truth about software is that it will always have bugs, a subset of which are vulnerabilities. Software vulnerabilities are not someone else’s problem. Organization developing software have to commit to a holistic secure software development process and developers have to acquire the knowledge needed to design and create secure code.This is not wishful thinking. Hundreds of organizations are already implementing a rigorous secure software development process and millions of developers have been trained on software security techniques. We know what it takes. Non-profit organizations such as SAFECode  that was founded ten years ago by major technology companies, including Dell EMC, are making available free on-line training and technical guidance to help developers and organizations successfully develop secure software.These resources help modern-day software professionals acquire the critical security skills that are rarely taught in software engineering classes:Mastering the techniques for secure design,Knowing how to avoid common coding mistakes, orEnsuring that fundamental practices for secure software development are included throughout the development lifecycle.Thankfully, we are all part of the learning economy. Please join me this Cybersecurity Awareness Month in including software professionals in your Cybersecurity conversation. Make them aware of resources available and the key role they play in strengthening the security resiliency of the digital economy.last_img read more

February 27, 2021 0

Marubeni withdrawal may kill planned 630MW coal-fired project in South Africa

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Japanese resources company Marubeni Corp will pull out of the Thabametsi South African coal plant project, the Japanese group told Reuters on Wednesday, following the withdrawal of some South African investors this week.Marubeni’s exit from the 630 megawatt (MW) Thabametsi coal-based power plant project in the water-scarce northern Limpopo province also follows the withdrawal of South Korea’s state-run Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) last month.“As per our policy that we will not develop any new coal power project, we are in process of the withdrawal from the (Thabametsi) project with the Government of South Africa,” a Marubeni spokesman said in response to questions from Reuters.Earlier this week, South Africa’s biggest state pension fund manager the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), told Reuters they would no longer support the project, which was planned to come online in 2021.Marubeni, along with KEPCO, holds a joint 50% stake in the $2.1 billion coal plant that was to be built in the Limpopo province’s Waterberg region, which has reserves of coal amounting to between 40% and 50% of South Africa’s estimated 30 billion tonnes of remaining deposits, according to the Minerals Council South Africa.The Thabametsi power plant was one of two private coal power projects which had their bids accepted in 2016 as part of government’s Independent Power Producer programme, aimed at easing crippling power shortages in South Africa.[Mfuneko Toyana and Yuka Obayashi]More: Marubeni to pull out of S.African coal-fired power plant project Marubeni withdrawal may kill planned 630MW coal-fired project in South Africalast_img read more

December 31, 2020 0

Spurs’ Son begins three-week military training

first_imgTottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min began his three-week military training at a marines boot camp on Monday, a report said, with the Premier League on hold over the coronavirus pandemic.All able-bodied South Korean men are obliged to serve in the military for nearly two years, making up the bulk of Seoul’s 600,000-strong forces — who face off against North Korea’s army of 1.3 million.But Son was among the South Korean footballers who earned an exemption by winning gold at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. The 27-year-old’s Premier League season ended even before the coronavirus outbreak spread to Europe when he broke his arm against Aston Villa on February 16, and Spurs said he returned to South Korea for “personal reasons”.Son reported to a marines camp on the southern island of Jeju for his three-week basic training, Yonhap news agency reported.A Yonhap photo showed Son walking past a military truck and soldiers, wearing a green sweatshirt, a black cap and a face mask.”South Korean football star Son Heung-min enters the training facility of the 91st Battalion of the 9th Brigade of the Marine Corps,” the caption read. Son’s agency had earlier urged fans to refrain from attending the venue over virus concerns.”Son Heung-min is up for basic military training in April,” his agency said on his official Facebook account this month.”We have decided to not open to the public in active compliance with the government’s measures on the COVID-19,” it added.Under the terms of his gold-winner’s exemption, Son only needs to complete his basic training and perform around 500 hours of community service to satisfy his conscription obligation.Basic training in the army is four weeks, but three weeks in the marines and navy. The Premier League has been suspended since mid-March due to the coronavirus and no date has yet been set for a resumption.Topics :last_img read more

October 19, 2020 0