Utah State’s Tylee Newman-Skinner Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

first_imgJuly 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State’s Tylee Newman-Skinner Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Late Tuesday, Utah State track and field/cross country athlete Tylee Newman-Skinner was awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship per an official report from the NCAA.All NCAA postgraduate scholarship winners will receive a one-time grant of $7,500.To qualify for this prestigious award, student-athletes must be in their final year of athletic eligibility and plan to pursue graduate studies within the next three years.While they must maintain a minimum of a 3.2 GPA, they must also “perform with distinction” in their sport and be nominated by their institution’s faculty athletics representative.Newman-Skinner was the lone female representative from the Mountain West Conference to gain this award.Utah softball assistant coach Hannah Flippen also received this distinction from the NCAA.Newman-Skinner graduated from USU this past May with a degree in special education and has one more year of eligibility left in cross country. She plans to start work on a master’s degree in occupational therapy in August 2019.The Monteview, Idaho native is an eight-time academic all-Mountain West recipient in both cross country and track and field during her career with the Aggies.She has also earned conference scholar-athlete accolades five different times in the past.Newman-Skinner also spent time as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Mississippi Jackson Mission from 2013-2014. Tags: All-Mountain West/NCAA postgraduate scholarship/Tylee Newman-Skinner Written bylast_img read more

Can the property sales ‘surge’ be sustained when furlough ends, asks Bank of England

first_imgThe Bank of England says that although estate agents around the UK have told it that there is strong demand from buyers, the housing market faces several headwinds as the economy settles down to the ‘new normal’ after the furlough scheme.These include only a ‘modest increase’ in properties coming to the market and difficulties in carrying out on-site valuations holding back the mortgage market.It was also noted that rental markets in some city centres face a potential over-supply of properties as thousands of overseas students stay away from the UK until the crisis is over.But the bank’s representatives, who report to it on key areas of the UK economy every three months, says estate agents are worried whether the surge in demand can be sustained when Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s furlough scheme begins to wind down later this year.Contacts were concerned that a rise in unemployment could hamper a recovery in the market,” the report says.“Prices on the secondary market and for new build homes were reported to be broadly unchanged compared with before the pandemic.”The Bank of England also reports that the availability of relatively high loan-to-value mortgages has helped keep the market going following the re-opening of the market in mid-May, although the supply of mortgage is still less than before the Covid pandemic started. Also that, “This had prevented some purchases from going through.”Echoing research issued by many agents in recent weeks, the bank’s agents noted an increase in interest from buyers looking to move out of London, and in properties that are more suitable for home-working.Read the report in full.covid Rishi Sunak Bank of England June 19, 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Can the property sales ‘surge’ be sustained when furlough ends, asks Bank of England previous nextHousing MarketCan the property sales ‘surge’ be sustained when furlough ends, asks Bank of EnglandQuarterly report from the bank covering April, May and June says many agents are worried that current mini-boom may not continue.Nigel Lewis19th June 202002,013 Viewslast_img read more


first_img The City-County Observer is excited to announce that Brad Ellsworth the former Vanderburgh County Sheriff’,  past member of the U.S. House of Representatives and CenterPoint Energy Director Of Local Government And Community Affairs-Indiana will be the Master Of Ceremony for the City-County Observer “Community Services Award”  2021 luncheon to be held sometime in April of this year.ATTACHED IS THE PROFILE OF THE BRAD ELLSWORTHEducationThe University of Southern Indiana, Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice (81), Indiana State University, Master’s Degree in Criminology (93), Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (95).Brad Ellsworth Professional ExperiencesServed with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s office from April of 1982 until December of 2006. During this time he served in every merit rank and in every capacity. In 1998 he was elected as Sheriff of the County and served two terms (term-limited).Patrolman-1982-87 detention division, motor patrolCorporal -1987-89 supervised detention division, narcotics investigator, K-9 handlerSergeant-1989-93 supervised narcotics division, implemented DARE program countywideLieutenant-1993-95 shift commander in the patrol divisionCaptain-1995-96 Field Operations and Support Services CommanderChief Deputy -1996-98 Executive Commander of the Administration and Detention DivisionsSheriff-1999-2006 elected to 2 terms as Sheriff (Indiana is limited to 2 terms)U.S. House of RepresentativesElected to represent the 8th district of Indiana. Served two terms on the Armed Services, Agriculture and Small Business Committees.In 2010 made an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate, when then-Senator Bayh chose not to run.Brad Ellsworth Current And Past Boards and  Community ServiceUnited Way of Southwest Indiana- Board Member, Statewide 211 Board Member, RADIUS Indiana Board Member, Battery Innovation Center (BIC) Board Member, BRIDGE LINK Board Member, Evansville Brownfields Board Member, WNIN Board Member, Chamber of Commerce Board Member, G.A.G.E. Board Member, Association for the Blind, Youth First Advisory Board.The “Community Services Award” winners for 2021 are Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnencke, local attorney Charles L. Berger, the Honorable Superior Court Judge Rich D’Amour, former Vanderburgh County Treasurer Susan Kirk, City Councilman Alex Burton and Lisa Vaughn.  This year’s awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville sometime during this coming April, 2021. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Commentary: What We Learned From Buttigieg 2020

first_imgCommentary: What We Learned From Buttigieg 2020March 5, 2020,   Posted by: Janet WilliamsBy Mary Beth SchneiderTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—This week – and, boy, does it ever seem longer ago – Pete Buttigieg ended his extraordinary campaign to be president.His was among the most unlikely of campaigns. He’d lost his only statewide race in Indiana, for treasurer in 2010. And while he served two terms as a mayor, it was of South Bend – a city of only about 102,000 residents. Mary Beth SchneiderAdd to that something that would have made his campaign unthinkable only a few years ago: He’s gay, married to a man, Chasten Buttigieg, who was almost as visible on the campaign trail as himself.I wanted to ask the man known as “Mayor Pete” about his run. I didn’t want to know why he decided to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden. I didn’t really care what he thinks of Bernie Sanders. I’m curious about which cabinet post he might best suit if that opportunity arose – Secretary of State? Defense? Both apt for a Navy Reserves veteran who served in military intelligence in Afghanistan.I wanted to know what he learned about himself in the 305 days of his campaign that took him from obscurity to the winner of the Iowa caucuses and the second-place finisher of the New Hampshire primary.And I wanted to know what he learned about America.Someday, I expect he will call with his thoughts.But I think I know some of what we learned, both about him and about the nation, in this race.We learned he’s a dreamer. Because only a person who could envision a path to the White House when most people were still struggling to pronounce his name would have had the audacity to seek the Democratic Party nomination.But we also know he’s a pragmatist. You could see that in the plans he laid out, such as Medicare for all who want it – an embellishment of current health care options that doesn’t require blowing up private health insurance. And you could see it in the way he dropped out of the race after Super Tuesday. He didn’t spend days dithering. He could see his path had hit a dead end and that staying in would only harm the party’s chances in November.We learned that age does not define ability nor experience. Biden, the 78-year-old who now appears most likely to win the Democratic nomination, was never a match for the 38-year-old Buttigieg on the debate stage. Buttigieg knew how to succinctly sell his policies, never lost his cool and could deliver a political punch without seeming mean. If he didn’t come out the clear winner of every debate, he was at least always among the winners.We also learned some things about the nation. We can move past our prejudices. At first, Buttigieg’s sexuality was the thing that got mentioned first about him, right alongside his day job as mayor of a mid-sized Midwest city.By the end, that was no longer extraordinary – and no longer a required mention in news articles. Americans were more interested in his politics and policies than his personal life. They were more concerned about his relations with blacks in South Bend than his relations with his husband.Of course, this wasn’t true of everybody. And Buttigieg knew there would be homophobic attacks if he were to win the nomination. Rush Limbaugh, the bilious radio blowhard, said of Buttigieg: “Okay, how’s this going to look, 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband onstage next to Mr. Man Donald Trump.”And because his humor hasn’t matured beyond middle school, Limbaugh pronounced Buttigieg “Booty-judge” rather than the correct “Boot-edge-edge.”Buttigieg didn’t respond with insults or name-calling. Instead, he said: “I love my husband. I’m faithful to my husband. Onstage, we usually just go for a hug, but I love him very much. And I’m not going to take lectures on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh.”Can I get an Amen?Which brings us to something else we learned: Faith is not the exclusive province of any political party. Buttigieg never shied from showing how his Episcopalian faith informed his policies and beliefs.Perhaps some things haven’t changed much in politics. After all, after fielding the most diverse group of candidates ever Democrats have ended up choosing between two old white guys.But I think that has far more to do with long-established constituencies looking for the best chance to defeat Trump.Pete Buttigieg will be back. And next time you won’t have to ask how to say his name.FOOTNOTE: Mary Beth Schneider is an editor at TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalists.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Speech: “I am very pleased to be able to finish my time in New York with a session on Colombia, one of our greatest success stories”

first_imgThank you Mr President,And let me extend a very warm welcome to Vice President Naranjo. I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to you, Mr Vice President, and through you to President Santos for your tireless commitment to peace in Colombia.Thank you also to Jean for your briefing and for the comprehensive report detailing the progress that has been made under the mandate of the UN Verification Mission. I commend you and your team for your continued efforts, both in support of the FARC Peace Agreement and more recently, in participating in the monitoring mechanism for the ELN ceasefire.The courage and diligence of both parties have allowed many positive steps to take place since the Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC was signed. Over 11,000 FARC members have registered with the UN and are now beginning their reincorporation to civilian life. The new political party – the People’s Alternative Forces of Colombia – can participate in Colombia’s elections this year. And the FARC have handed over their final caches of weapons to the United Nations.These are remarkable achievements. But we are now getting to the hardest part and there is much more work to do. As President Santos said in Cartagena last week, less than 10 percent of the time set out for the Peace Agreement to be delivered has passed.We welcome the continued commitment of both parties to achieve a sustainable peace. We encourage them to continue to work together to overcome the challenges which are only to be expected following over 50 years of conflict.As we have just heard, these challenges include increasing levels of violence in some areas affected by the conflict, and the killings of Human Rights Defenders and former FARC members. I share the concerns set out by the Secretary-General in his report.And so I welcome the important steps taken by the Colombian Government to tackle these concerns. These include the establishment of a more permanent and visible presence by the Police and Security Forces, a strengthened early warning system and a renewed focus on investigations by the Attorney General’s office. Security must be established in these areas to allow communities to realise the full benefits of the Peace Agreement. I welcome also the Government’s commitment to addressing the issue of access to land for former FARC combatants. All these steps taken together are a clear signal of the Government’s commitment to implementation.Looking ahead, I encourage the Government of Colombia to maintain their focus on passing the remaining peace legislation through Congress. An early ruling by the Constitutional Court on amendments made to some key laws will be important to maintaining momentum. This includes a ruling on amendments to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, which are vital to make progress in the Transitional Justice system.I had hoped that today we would be discussing the announcement of a renewed ceasefire between the Government and the ELN. Instead I am concerned and disappointed by the news just in that the ELN have broken the ceasefire and squandered this chance for sustained peace.I urge both sides to work together to find a way of avoiding further civilian suffering.Mr President,President Santos, along with Colombia’s leaders, took a bold step in coming to the Security Council for help in 2016. Our support for a sustained peace in Colombia will not waiver. And as Colombia holds elections later this year and goes through political change as all democracies do, it is important to remember that this Peace Agreement belongs to all Colombians, not to any specific government. The United Kingdom will continue to encourage focus and commitment to the peace process to bring about real, lasting change. This process is unique and will continue to inspire us for years to come, as it has inspired me on all of my time in the Security Council.Mr President,This is my final scheduled public statement in the Security Council. I am very pleased to be able to finish my time in New York with a session on Colombia, one of our greatest success stories. I wish all the conflicts that we work on could achieve the peace that has been achieved in Colombia. And it is essential that we learn the lessons of this success and apply them to the countless other issues on our agenda, which frankly could do with a little bit of that success.As I leave this role I want to thank all Members of the countries on the Security Council, all of you who have shared this horseshoe table in this famous chamber and all of your predecessors. Thank you for your co-operation, for your insights and for all the support over the past nearly three years.I’d also like to thank everyone who works for the United Nations. Whether here in New York or around the world I have been continually impressed by your expertise and fortitude. You really are the unsung heroes of this organisation.And finally I’d like to thank my own team at the UK Mission to the United Nations who have supported me with skill, with expertise and dedication. And I wish all of them the very best for the future.For the last time,Thank you Mr President.last_img read more

The Dead Jam With Guests Steve Winwood & Mike Gordon, On This Day In 2003 [Listen]

first_imgWhile Fare Thee Well was the most recent reunion of the Core Four surviving members of the Grateful Dead, by no means has it been the only one. Members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart have united on several occasions, including an exciting tour in 2003 as The Dead. With members Jimmy Herring, Rob Barraco, Jeff Chimenti and Joan Osborne, the band performed a one-off February show at The Warfield in San Francisco, and launched a major summer tour thereafter.After hitting Bonnaroo in its second year ever, the band worked their way up the coast to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. On this day thirteen years ago – June 20, 2003 – the band featured opening act Steve Winwood to get things going. Winwood not only opened, but joined in for a little fun on the classic Traffic tune “Dear Mr. Fantasy.” One of the bigger surprises of the show came after a rockin’ “Drums/Space” segment, when the band was joined by Phish bassist Mike Gordon for a bass-fueled jam session. The magic between Gordon and Lesh was unstoppable, and carried all the way through a supreme “Eyes Of The World.” It was truly a show for the ages.Thanks to the work of Ken Doughty and Matt Cole, we have full audio to share from this performance. Tune in and listen to the magic below.last_img read more

Tony Winner Rosie O’Donnell Set to Return as The View Co-Host

first_img O’Donnell served as co-host on The View from 2006 to 2007. Her theater credits include Grease, Seussical, Fiddler on the Roof, Love, Loss and What I Wore and the Encores! production of No, No, Nanette. In 2004, O’Donnell produced the Boy George musical Taboo. She hosted and executive produced the Emmy-winning The Rosie O’Donnell Show for six years. Her additional screen credits include A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, Riding the Bus with My Sister and Will and Grace. It looks like the rumors that Rosie O’Donnell will return to The View are true! TMZ reports that the negotiations between the ABC show and the Tony winner are complete. O’Donnell will join Whoopi Goldberg, plus a group of yet-to-be-announced hosts, after the retirement of Barbara Walters and recent departure of Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. View Commentscenter_img The View is reportedly eyeing a series of Great White Way names to join the table, including Mario Cantone, Idina Menzel and Bernadette Peters. Of course, O’Donnell is also a well-known supporter of the Broadway community, receiving the Isabelle Stevenson Award at the Tonys earlier this year and hosting the ceremony three times.last_img read more

Nelly Furtado Unleashes Her Inner Disco Queen at Here Lies Love

first_img View Comments Here Lies Love As she clearly established in 2000, singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado is like a bird—and on October 13, she flew to the Public Theater to see the hit off-Broadway musical Here Lies Love! After disco-dancing her way through the life story of former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, Furtado headed backstage to meet stars Ruthie Ann Miles, Conrad Ricamora and the cast. Check out these backstage photos from Furtado’s visit to Here Lies Love, then see the immersive musical by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim at the Public Theater’s Luesther Hall. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2015last_img read more

2017 Go Fest Music Lineup Is Huge

first_imgThe Marcus King Band is headlining with a free show on Oct. 14, but that’s not the only opportunity to hear great live music at the Anthem GO Outside Festival.The festival will feature 16 other bands, and a silent disco at the outdoors festival Oct. 13-15 at River’s Edge. Music will take place on two stages – the Haley Toyota Music Stage and an acoustic stage brought to you by The Musicians of Roanoke.At 21 years old, Marcus King’s dazzling musical ability is evident throughout the phenom’s second full-length LP dubbed “The Marcus King Band.” Marcus King recently appeared on the cover of Guitar Player Magazine, featured as one of the “10 Young Players Spreading the Gospel of Kick-Ass Guitar.” Operating within the fiery brand of American roots music that King calls, “soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock,” King’s gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting shine amidst a group of masterful musicians who are becoming one of the country’s most sought after live acts.Here’s the weekend’s musical lineup (and did we mention all the live shows are free?):Friday, Oct. 137 p.m..: Blue Mule on the Haley Toyota Music Stage8 p.m.: MC Broom & the Jam on the Haley Toyota Music Stage9:30 p.m.: Silent Disco in the ENO TentSaturday, Oct. 1410:30 a.m.: Jared Stout on the Acoustic Stage11:30 a.m.: Zac Price on the Acoustic Stage12:30 p.m.: Cory Campbell on the Acoustic Stage1:30 p.m.: Corey Hunley on the Acoustic Stage2:30 p.m.: Fabulous Dramatics on the Acoustic Stage5:30 p.m.:  GOTE on the Haley Toyota Music Stage6:45 p.m.:  Morgan Wade & the Stepbrothers on the Haley Toyota Music Stage8 p.m.:  Sol Searchers on the Haley Toyota Music Stage9:15 p.m.:  The Marcus King Band on the Haley Toyota Music Stage9:30 p.m.: Silent Disco in the ENO Tent10:30 p.m.:  Surprise Finale on the Haley Toyota Music StageSunday, Oct. 1510:30 a.m.: Soulacoustix on the Acoustic Stage11:30 a.m.: Charissa Morrison on the Acoustic Stage12:30 p.m.: Seph Custer on the Acoustic Stage1:30 p.m.: The Mesko’s on the Acoustic Stage2:30 p.m.: Black Mountain Revival on the Acoustic StageUpgrade to VIP StatusThe GO Fest music experience will also include a VIP option this year. You’ll get access to the VIP and artist lounge hosted by Across-the-Way Productions where you can rub elbows with some of the performers. You’ll have access to private bathrooms and there’s a special happy hour event on Oct. 14 before the music starts. Plus all VIP ticket-holders will score some pretty sweet swag.GET YOUR VIP TICKETS NOWlast_img read more

112 Members Of A Paramilitary Group Surrender In The Jungles Of Western Colombia

first_imgBy Dialogo May 22, 2009 A total of 112 members of the drug gang ”Los Rastrojos”, a Colombian paramilitary group created by a kingpin who was assassinated a year ago in Venezuela, surrendered to Army troops today in a jungle in the Western region of the country, the authorities announced. The outgoing Defense Minister, Juan Manuel Santos, specified that the massive surrender took place in the town of Nuquí, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, during a visit to the military base at Tolemaida, in the center of Colombia. The paramilitary forces surrendered after being pressured by Army as well as by Naval operations, Santos affirmed, who indicated that they were received by units of the XVII Army Brigade in Nuquí, a town in the (Western) department of Chocó. “This is a very harsh blow to this Los Rastrojos criminal ring”, the minister considered, and he indicated that these “bandits” surrendered in three groups, one group had 55 members, the other group had 40 members, and the last group had 17 members. The first group surrendered “carrying 57 rifles, 23,000 cartridges (of war), submachine guns and intelligence materials”, the minister added, which spear-headed the inauguration of a school at the Tolemaida base which will deliver courses on human rights and humanitarian international rights to soldiers. The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Frank Pearl, assured that the paramilitary forces who surrendered will be tried under the Justice and Peace Act, which grants benefits to members of illegal armed groups, whenever they voluntarily surrender to the authorities with their weapons and they provide information which helps to dismantle the organizations of which they had been a member. Pearl explained that this Act could not be exercised because this was not “a disbandment”, but that they had surrender to authorities due to the pressure of the Law Enforcement Officers”, although he specified that “they could enjoy the benefits granted by the legal authorities according to the degree in which they cooperate” with the authorities. Los Rastrojos group was formed by mafia leader Wilber Varela, alias “Jabón” (Soap), who was assassinated at the beginning of last year in Venezuela. Varela established the group as an armed branch of his drug trafficking organization, which broke away from the old “Cartel del Norte del Valle” (North Valley Cartel of the Cauca, with Cali being the capital of this department, located in the southwestern region of Colombia). EFElast_img read more