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Squally Canada Named To Doak Walker Award Watch List

first_imgJuly 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Squally Canada Named To Doak Walker Award Watch List Written by Brad James Tags: Alexander Mattison/Doak Walker Award/Jonathan Taylor/Luke Staley/Marquis Young/Myles Gaskin/Patrick Laird/PWC SMU Athletic Forum/Squally Canada/Zack Moss FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Wednesday, BYU senior tailback Squally Canada was named to the 2018 Doak Walker Award presentation watch list by the PWC SMU Athletic Forum.The award is named after former SMU and Detroit Lions star tailback Doak Walker and is annually presented to the top tailback in college football.Canada, a Milpitas, Calif. product, was the Cougars’ leading rusher last season, amassing 710 yards and six touchdowns in 2017.This included a 213-yard performance in a 31-10 win over UNLV November 10, 2017. His 213 yards are the 10th most in a game in program history.Former BYU star tailback Luke Staley won this award in 2001 after running for 1,582 yards and amassing 28 total touchdowns.Oddly enough, the Cougars’ defense will face seven different Walker award preseason candidates this season.These include Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor, J.J. Taylor of Arizona, Patrick Laird of California, Washington’s Myles Gaskin, Alexander Mattison of Boise State, UMASS’s Marquis Young and Zack Moss of Utah.University athletic departments nominate candidates for the award and can continue to do so through October.The PWC SMU’s Athletic Forum Board of Directors will name 10 semifinalists in November and three finalists will be announced November 20.As of November 26, the committee will cast a second vote, determining the recipient.This award is special as it is the only major one requiring all candidates to be in good academic standing and be on schedule to graduate within one year of students of the same classification.last_img read more

Baker Mayfield explains facial hair choices during and after loss to Denver Broncos

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(CLEVELAND) — With his team in the middle of a disappointing season, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield earned headlines and questions with his facial hair on Sunday.Mayfield showed up to the team’s game against the Denver Broncos with a beard, later sporting a Fu Manchu or handlebar mustache during the game. He eventually showed up for a postgame press conference following the loss with just a standard mustache.The changing look caused Mayfield to go viral, with many Internet users comparing his looks to that of a character from the movie Home Alone. Actor Macaulay Culkin even got in on the act, reenacting part of the movie with Mayfield in actor Daniel Stern’s role.On Wednesday, Mayfield explained the series of decisions, saying that his original plan was to sport the handlebar mustache.“I was undefeated before Sunday with the handlebar,” Mayfield told reporters. “So I shaved it off because I didn’t deserve it.”Last week, Mayfield abruptly ended a media availability after a testy exchange with one reporter. He later acknowledged frustration over the team’s 2-6 start to the year.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. November 6, 2019 /Sports News – National Baker Mayfield explains facial hair choices during and after loss to Denver Broncos Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Smartphone-based service that ‘is not an estate agent’ suspended by Rightmove

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Smartphone-based service that ‘is not an estate agent’ suspended by Rightmove previous nextMarketingSmartphone-based service that ‘is not an estate agent’ suspended by RightmoveTop Gaff’s presence on the portal is parked pending an investigation on the day it was due to officially launch, The Negotiator can reveal.Nigel Lewis6th March 201901,821 Views A ‘no fees, no commission, no contract’ property gateway that enables vendors to sell homes directly from their smartphone that until yesterday claimed ‘not be an estate agent’ has been removed from Rightmove’s listings pending an investigation.Called Top Gaff its app has been available on iTunes and Google Play since last month and was due to officially launch yesterday.It enables vendors to both upload their own pictures and property details, and talk directly with potential buyers through the app’s encrypted instant messaging system, arrange viewings, make offers and discuss all aspects of the sale.Not an agentBut last night Rightmove became aware that it was claiming not to be an estate agent on its website. The portal told The Negotiator that: “We’ve removed them from Rightmove and are reviewing their membership”. As this article was being published Top Gaff’s listing remained suspended.Top Gaff’s website until yesterday had the answer ‘nope’ published prominently in answer to its self-penned question ‘Is Top Gaff an estate agent?’, but the company has since modified this.It now says: “Top Gaff is subject to the ICO data protection regulations and the UK Property Misdescriptions Act in the same way as traditional Estate Agents and as such takes the responsibility for reviewing all property submissions and photos before uploading properties to the Rightmove platform as a commercial user of their services.”Free serviceTop Gaff says its free service enables consumers to upload properties to the service in just 10 minutes, but says that before the listing goes live on Rightmove it will be reviewed  by Top Gaff prior to publication and are typically live within 24 hours.The company says its service will be totally free to use and expects to monetise the service later when it will offer additional services, and through industry partnerships.   Rightmove Top Gaff March 6, 2019Nigel 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

Oxford City Council rejects housing benefit cap

first_imgOxford City Council has voted unanimously in opposition to the Government’s proposed new cap on Housing Benefit, over fears that it will render supported housing schemes for vulnerable groups in Oxford financially inviable.The proposal was announced by Chancellor George Osborne in his Autumn Statement, as part of a £12 billion programme of welfare cuts.The Government intends to extend the Local Housing Allowance, which caps housing benefit rents just below the local average market rent, to all social housing from 2018. Supported accommodation schemes for vulnerable groups, such as mental health sufferers, domestic violence victims and homeless people, will be subject to the cap. Critics insist that the cap will not leave these services with enough money to continue operating.One of the local services set to be affected by the change is Oxford Homeless Pathways, which provides, amongst other services, emergency accommodation to homeless people at O’Hanlon House in the city centre. The charity’s Chief Executive, Lesley Dewhurst, said of the cap, “It would have a profoundly negative effect on the kind of supported accommodation that we run.” The cost of a room at O’Hanlon House is currently just over £200 per week, which is met entirely by housing benefit. The proposed new changes would reduce housing benefit to just £80 a week, representing a 60 per cent cut in funding.A strongly worded motion was passed unanimously by the Labour run City Council on Monday, roundly condemning the plans. The motion describes the Government’s proposal as “completely incompatible with the basic tenets of a civilised society” and accuses the Government of being “committed to the wholesale destruction of all social housing”.Councillor Alex Hollingsworth, who proposed the motion, told Cherwell, “Providing supported homes for those that need it people with mental and physical health problems, those sheltering from domestic violence or trying to free themselves from addiction – is a basic duty of a civilised society. This proposal will destroy that provision, and the government needs to be shamed into abandoning its plans.” Following this motion, the Leader of the Council will be writing to both of Oxford’s MPs asking them to oppose the changes “in the strongest possible terms”.The developments come amid controversy over Oxfordshire County Council’s decision lastmonth to cut its budget for homelessness services by 65 per cent.Mark Thompson, chief executive of Connection Floating Support, an Oxford-based charity which provides housing and mental health services, told Cherwell, “If there was a way of separating the extra and legitimate costs from the core rent such that only the core rent could be chargeable to people living in such accommodation, that would be great.” Under this suggestion, the portion of social Housing Benefit spent on accommodation itself would be brought in-line with the housing benefit received by private rental tenants, without the services currently funded via housing benefit losing out.In response to criticism of the plans by Labour, a Government spokesman told the BBC in December, “We have increased funding to councils by 40 per cent since the last Parliament to help people who may need extra support whilst they transition to our reforms. From the outset we have been clear that vulnerable people will be supported through our welfare reforms.”The Department for Communities and Local Government is set to report on a review of social housing in March.last_img read more


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare 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?IS IT TRUE we would like to congratulate Mayor Winnecke and his staff for planning a first class presentation concerning building the Deaconess Aquatic Center at Garvin park? …that Mayor Winnecke did a masterful job in convincing that the City can afford to build the Aquatic Center?  …that Olympian Gold Medal winner Lilly King was extremely convincing when she told City Council that the City needs to bit the bullet and build a new Aquatic Center? ..the group of well-prepared swimming enthusiasts also made a convincing argument for this projects?  …we wish that the City could have afforded to build the new Aquatic Center at Robert’s Park?IS IT TRUE that the Evansville City Council voted to approve the construction of a new $28 Million Aquatic Center on Monday evening?…even Evansville’s pride and joy Lilly King who distinguished herself as an Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion was on hand to encourage the expenditure on yet another quasi-fun and games investment?…what escaped many people is that the nationally acclaimed Ms. King developed into an Olympic caliber swimmer without such a facility right here in Evansville?…we say quasi- fun and games because such an Aquatic Center will also serve as a year round opportunity for swimming and host swim competitions in a location that has never had something like this?…the location of Garvin Park is being questioned by some due to the parking issues and the general state of the neighborhood?…it is widely believed that the new Aquatic Center would have been better served by becoming the anchor for the future Roberts Park where the Roberts Stadium once sat?…all in all as such investments go, this is a decent one and will provide opportunities that have not been available in Evansville?…the real question is whether or not the City of Evansville has the cash and willingness to take care of the place?…the list of neglected things is long and includes but is not limited to Mesker Amphitheater, Roberts Stadium, the Victory Theater, Lloyd Swimming pool, dozens of city parks, and of course the condom and heroin needle filled sand boxes for children?…we hope the historically negligent City of Evansville does a better job with the new Aquatic Center?IS IT TRUE that another bizarre crime was reported with a man on a bicycle carrying a sword has been arrested for trying to use his sword to steal a scooter?…the mental picture of this meth head jousting is both concerning and every bit a skit that Johnny Knoxville would have invented for the Jackass movies?…picturing a knight in tattered clothing galloping on a bike with a sword brings back memories of Don Quixote tilting at windmills while slowly going crazy defending the virtues of a streetwalker named Dulcinea?…much to our surprise, a Sir Galahad imitation on a bike with a sword was done about a year ago in Evansville too?…this is the dumbest crime since some fool tried to climb down the chimney and got stuck in Goosetown?… Evansville is making a name for itself in the dumb crimes world and nothing is ever a surprise in River City?IS IT TRUE that former Mayor Weinzapfel and his political buddies told us years ago that if a new downtown arena is built the “big” rock and roll acts will come to Evansville?…one of the acts that it was claimed would not come to Evansville because of the stadium rigging was Metallica?…on March 9, 2019 Metallica will be playing at the Yum Center in Louisville?…no date has been announced for Metallica to come to Ford Center and we assume that Evansville is not on the spring tour even though the Ford Center was built and the ceiling will supposedly hold the speakers?…we suspect the whole ruse of building a smaller arena for “big” bands was just lies and that Metallica will not be coming to Evansville as long as they can sell out 20,000 seats a night elsewhere?…it looks like we got fooled again?IS IT TRUE that Edie Hardcastle, Democratic candidate for State Senate seat District 49, revealed yesterday that her opponent, Republican incumbent Jim Tomes, refuses to participate in a televised debate jointly hosted by the Courier & Press and by WNIN? …that State Senator Jim Tomes decision not to debate his opponent is an insult to his constituents? IS IT TRUE we wonder how much the City of Evansville will have their “Rainey Day Fund” account for 2019?IS IT TRUE we wonder how much did the City subsidized the Evansville Thunderbolts during their 2017-18 hockey season?IS IT TRUE the very popular community music event “Parksfest” was moved over the weekend from Garvin Park to Old National Events Plaza due to bad weather? …that the “Parksfest” committee and volunteers were in a bind and called upon Vanderburgh County Commissioner Ben Shoulders for his help just in case bad weather hit and it had to be taken inside or canceled? … that County Commissioner Shoulders engaged the General Manager of ONEP, Alexis Beggren, and her team to ensure this event could be moved on such short notice in case of bad weather? …the rain hit and “Parksfest” event has to be held inside and went off without a hitch? ….we give five (5) cheers to Commissioner Ben Shoulders, Alexis Berggren and the entire ONEP team for helping to save this worthy community event? ..we also give five (5) cheers to Nathan Jochum, Zach Evans, Amy Word-Smith and the “Parksfest” committee, volunteers, musicians, and food vendors for putting on a first-class event? …that big things can get done by working together, even if it rains!IS IT TRUE that University of Evansville student Aulden Nance keeps bugging the heck out of our Editor to do a “Readers Poll” on the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s race?  …we have decided to grant his wishes during the next several days?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that State Senator Jim Tomes decision not to debate his opponent is an insult to his constituents? 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]: City-County Observer Comment Policy.  Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.last_img read more

Summer hours at Grace Lutheran Church start July 7

first_imgJuly 11 – American Red Cross Blood Drive from 3 – 8 p.m.July 21 – Annual Freedom Unity Service with Grace, Trinity Episcopal, Bayonne & Trinity Lutheran, Jersey City at Trinity Episcopal at 10 a.m.“Meeting our neighbors and ‘breaking bread’ is as important as attending Sunday service,” said Pastor Gary A. Grindeland. “Looking forward to seeing all of you at the picnic after church on July 7!”“We welcome everyone to our third annual blood drive,” added the Grace Lutheran pastor. “Walk-ins are encouraged, as well as scheduled blood donors. Giving blood is giving life. Please donate a pint!”For more information, call Grace Lutheran Church at (201) 339-3685, or email [email protected] Grace Lutheran Church is located at 836 Avenue C, at the corner of West 37th St. and Avenue C. Summer hours begin on July 7 at Grace Lutheran Church, 836 Avenue (at West 37th St.). Church service starts at 10 a.m., instead of the regular 11 a.m. time. Choir practice remains at one hour prior to church service – 9 a.m. Two entertaining activities in July sandwich the third July event – the annual blood drive:July 7 – Service on the Green, followed by Neighborhood Picnic at 10 a.m.last_img read more

At 71, he earns his third degree

first_imgThis is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.As a boy in the early 1950s, Henry S. Hacker would hop on his bicycle with a 50-cent piece burning in one pocket and set off in search of baseball cards to buy. Collecting in general became his lifelong passion and avocation, running like a thread though successful careers in law, finance, and marketing.Along the way, Hacker, now 71, also collected a bachelor’s degree at Yale University and a J.D. at Cornell. Now he is getting his third sheepskin, a master of liberal arts (A.L.M.) in museum studies from the Harvard Extension School. In 2008, after 40 years in or near New York, and with his three children grown, Hacker partly retired and moved to Cambridge, easing a transition back to the classroom. Back then, he asked himself, “What would I do if I don’t go to school? I don’t play golf.”Museum studies, with its correlation to collecting, seemed a natural. “I’m a serial collector,” said Hacker, who has bought fine art, photographs, and even — one more time — baseball cards. “I go from genre to genre,” he said.Hacker eventually acquired the adult equivalent of that boyhood 50-cent piece, but even earlier he had acquired what he called “a pretty good eye.” As a young lawyer in a prestigious New York firm, he daydreamed about curating the art on the walls. “Sometimes,” said Hacker, “I would lose focus and start thinking about art.”In the 1970s, his eye for art and his urge to collect led him to buy photographs “from these young German kids who became rock stars of the art world,” he said. (One was Thomas Struth, whose photos today fetch six figures.) In the ’80s, Hacker and a friend curated a gallery exhibit of art photographs.Then came another step natural to many collectors: giving everything away. Serial collectors often become serial donors, said Hacker. “If you give your collections to a museum, you can always go visit them.”Then came his passion for artful posters depicting 20th-century modes of British transportation. He assembled 500 pieces, and donated most of them to the Yale Center for British Art. A 2010 show there, along with a handsome hardbound catalog of images and essays, was “my crowning achievement,” said Hacker.He started his museum studies coursework in the fall of 2008, and finished by the following summer. After a 2010 internship at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Hacker set out to write a thesis on a collection of art posters amassed decades ago by Hans Sachs, a German-Jewish dentist. Sachs had started collecting in 1895, and by 1938, when the Nazis seized the artworks, he had more than 12,000 items.Sachs escaped the Nazis and moved to the United States, as Hacker’s parents did. The thesis evolved and took a wider view of Nazi-looted art, examining the puzzles of ownership and restitution that emerged after World War II, and summarizing the legal disputes that in 1999 led to the Washington Principles, a code of behavior regarding disputed art. Hacker, who suggested further reforms, concluded his thesis on a somber note. “The proper care and treatment of this art,” he wrote, “remains the unfinished business of the Holocaust.”Hacker said that the rigor of the museum studies program came from “a self-imposed desire to do well.” He plans to audit courses this fall in the visiting fellows program at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Hacker may study the economics and psychology of collecting, a subject he once taught at the New School in New York.“Collecting to me has a kind of behavioral primacy,” he explained. It is a nexus of ageless desires for acquisition and display that invites study. Collecting also pits Adam Smith against Karl Marx, said Hacker, since it expresses the enduring human tension between private and communal property.Next fall, he may follow threads laid down in his thesis about a dark era. “Rich Jewish collectors struggled to get their art out of Europe at a time when owning modern art could bring arrest or worse,” said Hacker. “What paintings you liked were a matter of life and death.”For a full list of the Extension School’s annual award recipients, visit its website.last_img read more

WHO team visits animal disease center in Wuhan, China

first_imgWUHAN, China (AP) — World Health Organization experts have visited an animal disease center in the Chinese city of Wuhan as part of their investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. A team member says they met with staff in charge of the health of livestock in Hubei province, toured laboratories and had an “in-depth” discussion with questions and answers. Meanwhile, WHO officials in Geneva were pushing back against suggestions the team was not getting enough access or data. The officials said the agency was continuing to ask for more data. They also said the team planned to visit the Wuhan Institute of Virology, considered among the major sources of information about the virus’ origins.last_img

Board of Trustees re-elects chair

first_imgThe Board of Trustees re-elected its chair, Richard C. Notebaert, to a new three-year term at the group’s Friday meeting, according to a University statement released Monday. An alumnus of the University of Wisconsin, Notebaert has been a member of the board since 1997, and has led it since 2007. He is a University Fellow and former chairman of the University Relations Committee. Prior to attaining his position at Notre Dame, Notebaert was chairman and CEO of Qwest Communications International Inc., and had previously served as CEO of Tellabs Inc. and Ameritech Corp. In the release, University President Fr. John Jenkins praised Notebaert’s commitment to Notre Dame’s mission. “We are blessed with trustees of great talent and accomplishment who are deeply dedicated to Notre Dame,” Jenkins stated in the release. “For six years, Dick Notebaert has been a tremendous chair of the board who had shown unqualified dedication to serving Notre Dame. I look forward to continuing to work with him and benefit from his wise counsel.” The Board of Trustees has been a governing body of the University since the Congregation of Holy Cross transferred governance in 1967. It currently has 47 active members and 47 emeritus trustees.last_img read more

Trail Mix – Grayson Capps

first_imgBack home in Alabama, Grayson Capps celebrates the reissuing of his debut record.This week’s blog post has been a long time coming.Back in 2012, when Grayson Capps released his last record, Grayson Capps & The Lost Cause Minstrels, I ran a track on Trail Mix and promised his publicist a blog post. A litany of reasons – none of them good, so it’s probably best to call them poor excuses – got in the way and the blog post about what is a tremendous record never materialized.I’ve never been comfortable not following through on a promise, so upon learning that Grayson would be reissuing his debut record, If You Knew My Mind, this month to mark the tenth anniversary of its release, I knew the day for my penance was at hand.And woe to me for waiting so long. If I had only known that Grayson made for such a great interview, I would have reached out to this long-wandering minstrel years ago.Finally, and after way too long, I have caught up with Grayson Capps to chat about songwriting, the South, and Alabama heat.BRO – You are celebrating the tenth anniversary of your debut record, If You Knew My Mind, this month. How have those songs evolved over the last decade?GC – The songs in If You Knew My Mind have become solid fixtures in my repertoire and are so well known by the musicians who play with me and the audience alike that I have gotten comfortable stretching and bending them to the point of them hardly being recognized sometimes. They have more of a jam band aspect to them these days and still remain fresh and dear to me.BRO – Your dad is the writer Ronald Everett Capps. Got a favorite sentence that he wrote?GC – “Change is the only constant. Don’t waste your time trying to stop it.”BRO – Is there something about being from The South that distinguishes your songwriting from that of writers from other regions?GC – Being from The South ties a person to a deep seeded history of a secret language with which people all over the world identify. The Alabama red clay stains your soul blood-colored, and it stays that way the rest of your life. No kind of washing will ever get rid of it. So, I reckon the answer is yes, being from the South distinguishes me from writers from other regions – no better, no worse, just different.BRO – We are featuring “Lorraine’s Song” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?GC – “Lorraine’s Song” was written specifically for the movie A Love Song for Bobby Long. It was inspired by the real Bobby Long and his traveling companion during his later years, Barbara. She was a great big Cheeto eating woman who had escaped from an insane asylum out of North Florida. She was real ugly and cackled like a screech owl, but Bobby would put his arms around her and say, “This is Barbara, isn’t she beautiful?” It taught me a great lesson about humanity. Everyone is beautiful if you look at them in the right light.BRO – You have moved back to southern Alabama. Summer is approaching. Best advice on how to beat the heat?GC – A little bit of weed and a whole lot of creek dipping.You can catch Grayson Capps with Corky Hughes and John Milham tonight at Plow in Fairhope, Alabama, and tomorrow night at Blue Nile in New Orleans, Louisiana, with his cohorts in Willie Sugarcapps.For more information on Grayson Capps, surf on over to his website, and be sure to check out “Lorraine’s Song” on this month’s Trail Mix.And, for those of you who are interested in getting your hands on a copy of the reissued If You Knew My Mind, we have a little trivia contest for you. Grayson Capps and his team were kind enough to offer up a copy of the CD to one lucky winner who correctly answers the question below. Shoot your answers to [email protected] A winner will be chosen from all of the correct answers received by noon on Thursday, April 30th.Good luck!Question . . . . A Love Song For Bobby Long, the movie mentioned above, was based on what novel written by Grayson Capps’ dad, Ronald Everett Capps?last_img read more