Written by December 4, 2018 /Sports News – National Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy suffers season-ending injury after two starts FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(PHILADELPHIA) — The Washington Redskins are down yet another quarterback.Colt McCoy broke his right fibula in Monday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The injury happened in the first quarter of the game, which the Redskins ended up losing 28-13.McCoy is now out for the season, after just two starts. He stepped in to start for Washington after the team’s starting quarterback, Alex Smith, suffered a similar fate two weeks ago. Smith was sacked on Nov. 18 against the Houston Texans, breaking the fibula and tibia in his right leg.Mark Sanchez, who the Redskins signed on Nov. 19, replaced McCoy on the field Monday night and will now lead the team as they fight for a chance to make it to the playoffs. Washington is currently tied with the Eagles for second place in the NFC East.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
November 19, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Signs Wasatch Academy Senior Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Thursday, BYU men’s basketball head coach Mark Pope announced a new signing to bolster his program.Wasatch Academy senior Fousseyni Traore, a 6-7 power forward has been signed to the Cougars’ program per a statement.A native of Bamako, Mali, Traore has averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Tigers in his first two seasons at Wasatch Academy.Traore, whom Pope called “a big-bodied, barrel-chested incredibly explosive power forward” has helped Wasatch Academy to a 53-6 (.898) record over the course of the past two seasons.Traore has also played AAU Basketball as a member of the Utah Mountain Stars (Jimmer Elite) squad.He chose the Cougars over offers from Seton Hall and Utah State. Traore will join the Cougars’ squad for the 2021-22 season. Tags: BYU Basketball Brad James
NAEA Propertymark has held its first annual industry training awards under the new Propertymark Qualifications brand at a hotel in central London.The Propertymark Qualifications Award winners 2017 at Le Meridian hotel in Piccadilly celebrated the best learners in the lettings, sales, commercial, property, investors and auctioneer sectors.The scheme, formerly known as the NFoPP Awards, celebrates the highest-achieving candidates and overall winners in categories who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to learning, as well as companies.Ten winners (pictured, see list below) were awarded trophies by a judging panel that included David Mackie, President of NAEA Propertymark; Nik Madan, President of ARLA; Melfyn Williams, Chairman of Property Qualifications’ governing body; David Hughes of sponsor MOL and Michael Smith, Head of Qualifications.“Propertymark Qualifications Awards are a key point in the year when the industry comes together to celebrate a commitment to education. This evening we have focused in on early career potential and outstanding achievement in lifelong learning,” says Mark Hayward, NAEA Propertymark Chief Executive.“The right approach to education makes a good agent really stand out; fostering an appetite for learning and combining that with professional experience both in relation to individuals and embedded within the culture of a business.“This year there have been candidates who achieved to an exceptionally high standard and some who have overcome adversity in their learning, I congratulate them all on their achievement. The industry has a lot to be proud of.”The winners were, left to right in the picture holding their awards:* Sara Hawkins – Lettings Candidate of the Year 2017 (extreme right)* Jenai Renton – Sales Candidate of the Year 2017 (not pictured)* Victoria Kenyon – Auctioneering Candidate of the Year 2017 (not pictured)* Christine James – Commercial Candidate of the Year 2017 (third from right)* Alex Barwick – Inventory Candidate of the Year 2017 (third from left)* Hannah Bavin – Newcomer of the Year 2017 (second from right)* John Pye & Sons – Employer Qualifications Ambassador of the Year 2017 (extreme left)* Christopher Wood – Rising Star 2017 (second from left)* Jan Hytch – Lifelong Achievement 2017 (centre in front of podium)* Callum Ellis – Learner of the Year 2017 (not pictured)Michael Smith NAEA Propertymark Head of Qualifications. Nik Madan Mark Heyward Melyfn Williams Property Mark Qualifications May 23, 2017Nigel 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 » Associations & Bodies » Who are the industry’s best learners? Propertymark reveals all previous nextAssociations & BodiesWho are the industry’s best learners? Propertymark reveals allTen of the best honoured with awards and trophies at London hotel.23rd May 201701,021 Views
Brenda Bergwitz A “Rebel With A Cause”Brenda has the reputation of doing everything she can to save God and Country and the unborn. Its not uncommon to see Brenda attending two or three protest rallies a week. She has a strong passion for saving the unborn, fighting “OBAMA CARE”, and voicing her opposition to bad public policy.She strongly supports the local Tea Party group agenda, and volunteers her time on projects of her Church and giving of her time in helping her fellow veterans at the local to the VA Clinic.Brenda openly will tell you that she doesn’t have all the answers about how to run local government but she has the desire and the mindset to learn. If elected she pledges to be a watchdog to insure that our tax dollars are spent properly by using conservative values.She feels that our government is too big and has out-of-control spending. Political patronage is rampant in County government and she pledges to take on the good old boy net work head on.She was married for 54 years before her husband passed away last year. She is retired US Marine.When a local priest introduces County Commission candidate Brenda Bergwitz he calls her a “Rebel With A Cause”. She feel that our government is to big and has out control spending. Political patronage is rampant in County government and she pledge to take the “Good Ole Boy” network head on.She was married for 54 years before her husband passed away last year. She is a retired US Marine. She had 6 brothers served in the Marines and 4 sons seven in the militarily, 2 in the Army and 2 in the NavyFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
I was dismayed to read in recent copies of The Telegraph (7 August) and Yorkshire Post contentious plans from the Communities and Local Government Committee to allow councils to levy a supplementary rate of tax of up to 10%.It is completely unacceptable that government should seek to pass on costs to businesses for infrastructure improvements that should be funded centrally. Since the Unified Business Rate was set centrally, the rate of increase has at least been restricted to annual inflation rates. Further revenue is gained via the rating system, due to rate revaluations held every five years. For high street shops this has been very significant, due to escalating rents as property values are chased ever-higher.There is comment on business having representation but, in practice, people running businesses do not have the time to haggle with local councils, who have endless hair-brained schemes to dispose of our hard-earned money.How can any benefit to retailers be measured? It will simply be just another tax on our businesses. This proposal, if allowed to proceed, will further add to the demise of the high street with small and medium-sized retailers still reeling from the effect of high rents, increases in minimum wages, energy costs and regulation.We need the National Association of Master Bakers and all other small shop associations to lobby hard against these measures, including the All-Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group, chaired by Jim Dowd MP in the House of Commons.
Details of a major shake-up in Greggs’ manufacturing and distribution network have emerged over the past week.In a move unions fear may cost hundreds of jobs – particularly in bakery production roles – the business is transforming one bakery into a distribution centre, closing another and changing the work carried out at other sites.The activity is the next phase of a five-year, £100m investment in supply chain announced in March last year as the business prepares to expand its chain of stores from around 1,800 today to more than 2,000 in the future.Greggs is creating ‘centres of excellence’ that will be focused on distribution and/or production of a specific type of product. Improvements in manufacturing efficiency are expected to see bakery production roles hit harder by job losses than those in distribution.Below is an interactive map of changes that have been made to the supply chain since Gregg’s supply chain announcement last March.Click on a point on the map for information about that production or distribution site.
Charleston, SC’s Charleston Pour House is hosting its third annual Everyone Orchestra gathering this weekend. On Thursday, the ensemble played a special gig billed as “Everyone’s Dead”, which featured Matt Butler on drums, in addition to an all-star cast of nationally recognized musicians.The first night of the band’s three-night weekend run featured two sets of Grateful Dead favorites. Butler rounded up Jeff Mosier (Aquarium Rescue Unit), John Kadlecik (Furthur), George Gekas (The Revivalists), Jeremy Schon (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong), and Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits).In the first set, Pour House patrons saw songs reminiscent of an early 80s Grateful Dead set, as the band kicked things off with “Alabama Getaway”. Kadlecik then led the group through a soulful rendition of “They Love Each Other”, while the not so newcomer from PPPP, Jeremy Schon, took the first big solo of the night. While trading off with Magner, the duo locked into a melodic theme, backed by their seasoned bandmates.Kadlecik continued handling the lead role as the band moved forward with “Althea.” Through the first verses, Schon put together Bob Weir-like inversions underneath Kadlecik’s guitar, while Magner took his Prophet-6 synth for a ride. This gave way for Kadlecik to pass on a solo back to Schon once again. “Bertha” came next, with Magner taking the lead on vocals. Magner wove a tapestry portraying the Brent Mydland Dead years, while showing off his vocal grit throughout the piece. An incredible breakdown by Butler tested Schon, who followed through with a scorching guitar showdown. Kadlecik stepped back to center stage with a dark and dreary “West L.A. Fadeaway”, which eventually landed in an uptempo “New Minglewood Blues.” Mosier began to show his colors on the electric banjo, before the band smoothly-segued into “Dear Mr. Fantasy.” Gekas rocked the bass with references to The Revivalists‘ rendition of “Hey Jude,” before diving into a set-closing take on “I Know You Rider”.Everyone Orchestra kicked off their second set with “Deal”, led by an excited and high-energy Kadlecik. Throughout the night, Butler used gestures and cues to guide the six-piece through the show, in true Everyone Orchestra fashion. Mosier led the next tune with “Black Muddy River”, which allowed Magner to flex his traditional style on piano. A quick transition initiated by Matt Butler into “Samson and Delilah” switched the crowd’s sentimental feelings to those of joy and explosive energy, as the group weaved from biblical to electric. Reverend Mosier took lead on the next sequence with a fast-paced “Friend of the Devil”, which was followed up by “Me and My Uncle”. As Mosier and Kadlecik harmonized through the standard folk numbers, Matt Butler worked his tom-tom drums until the crowd caught a tease of “The Other One.” This ultimately led to a second set jam that was both eery and joyous. The band moved forward with “He’s Gone”, allowing Kadlecik to flex his chops one last time on vocals.The show ended with a traditional rendition of “Brown Eyed Woman” led by Mosier, along with an introduction of the band from Matt Butler. Instead of an encore, the group played a roughly nine-minute version of “Franklin’s Tower”, which kickstarted what is sure to be one hell of a weekend. The prequel to the third annual Everyone Orchestra Gathering was nothing but impressive. From a single set of Everyone’s Dead featuring Oteil Burbridge on the deck stage back in 2017, to an entire headlining night, Everyone’s Dead at Charleston Pour House has become an occasion.Matt Butler and company will continue the action Friday, March 1st with a traditional Everyone Orchestra set, with support from Cris Jacobs Band. Saturday will be an all-day affair with members of Everyone Orchestra and local mandolinist Aaron Firetag reviving Jerry Garcia & David Grisman’s iconic album, The Pizza Tapes. Local rockers Easy Honey will keep the party going on the deck following The Pizza Tapes performance. On Saturday, rising progressive rock quartet Schema will handle the evening’s opening duties.Check out a beautiful gallery of photos from Thursday night courtesy of photographer Ellison White below.Head here for tickets and more information.Setlist: Everyone Orchestra | Charleston Pour House | Charleston, SC | 2/28/2019Set One: Alabama Getaway > They Love Each Other > Althea > Bertha > West L.A. Fadeaway > NewMinglewood > Dear Mr. Fantasy > I Know You RiderSet Two: Deal > Black Muddy River > Samson and Delilah >Friend of the Devil > Me and My Uncle* >He’s Gone > Brown Eyed Woman > Franklin’s Tower*The Other One teasesEveryone Orchestra | Charleston Pour House | Charleston, SC | 2/28/2019 | Photos: Ellison White Load remaining images
Men who have high amounts of fat in their abdomens and thighs may have greater risk of developing advanced and fatal prostate cancer than those with less fat in those areas, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.The association was stronger among men with a lower body mass index (BMI) than with a higher BMI, first author Barbra Dickerman, a research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology, said in a June 10, 2019 UPI article.Diet and exercise to lose fat may decrease the risk of developing prostate cancer, the researchers said.Other Harvard Chan School researchers include Unnur Valdimarsdottir, Edward Giovannucci, Kathryn Wilson, Sarah Markt, and Lorelei Mucci. Read Full Story
Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a three-part series discussing the Rutagengwa family’s search for God from the 1994 Rwandan genocide in light of their trip back to Rwanda in December. To remain true to their experience, this piece contains graphic content.To mark the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which 1 million people were killed in 100 days, a group including theology professors Fr. Dan Groody and Fr. Virgil Elizondo and project coordinator for the Institute of Latino Studies Colleen Cross accompanied survivors Jean Bosco Rutagengwa and Christine Rutagengwa to their home country in December to explore the search for God during genocide.Groody, who organized the trip, said its goal was to bring together a “community of friends” to address the issue of finding God in seemingly hopeless situations.“We wanted more than to just see a pious Band-Aid over a very painful, difficult reality,” Groody said. “We wanted to see how people really helped rebuild their lives after such violence … and how you begin to think about that theologically.”Groody, whose primary research area is migration theology, said Christine Rutagengwa reached out to him two years ago after he gave a talk about Rwandan refugees. She introduced Groody to her husband, Jean Bosco Rutagengwa, who wanted to write a book about the search for God from his personal experience seeking refuge in the Hotel Mille Collines, also known as the Hotel Rwanda.“I said, ‘Where was God for you during that time?’” Groody said. “And [Jean Bosco] says, ‘Well, I remember one instance in particular where they cut off all the water sources and we had started to drink out of the swimming pool. And at one point there was no water left, but amidst our desperation that we thought we were going to run dry, it then started to rain. God for me was in the rain.’”The Rutagengwas, whose daughter Fiona Rutagengwa is a freshman at Notre Dame, spent 40 days in the Hotel Mille Collines, the inspiration for the movie “Hotel Rwanda,” where more than a thousand Tutsi refugees sought shelter during the genocide, Groody said. Photo courtesy of Dan Groody Fr. Dan Groody stands with survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide in December. While in Rwanda, Groody visited victims’ memorials and met with community leaders seeking to rebuild their country.During the trip, the group stayed at the hotel — the Rutagengwas’ first visit there since they fled 19 years ago — and visited important memorials for genocide victims, Groody said.“When you go out to these memorials, they had all kinds of different models,” he said. “One would [display] the skulls and the bones, and you can just pick them up. They’re right there. And then there were others where they would say, ‘Here are the vaults,’ and there are 200,000 people in this vault, 200,000 people in that vault. … It wasn’t as graphic as the first model.“The third, which was really disturbing … [showed] how they died, and then they took this lime and they basically preserved the bones, some of which still had hair on them. The most disturbing one was I think the rape. You’d see this woman who had been raped and kind of thrown into this pit.”The group also visited Christine Rutagengwa’s childhood parish, the site of a brutal killing spree, Groody said.“It’s a church that is a memorial for the genocide, and in the back it’s just skulls and bones,” he said. “[Christine] said, ‘This is where I went to Sunday school. This is where they rounded up my mother and my sisters, and they macheted and threw grenades and they macheted 5,000 people in a couple of hours.’“Some French brigade group trained the killers how to kill 1,000 people in 20 minutes.”Groody said churches were popular targets for those carrying out the genocide.“There were previous genocides in Rwanda, but in those previous times, people fled to the churches for refuge, literally for protection,” he said. “But this time, the killers knew they were going to do that, so then they targeted the churches, then rounded them up there and threw grenades in there and hacked them to death or took their kids, their babies, and smashed their heads against the wall. The numbers were just astronomical.”Groody said he held Mass at many of the memorials, including the place where Jean Bosco Rutagengwa’s mother was buried.Along the way, Groody said the group met people who proved that new life had emerged in Rwanda, including a nun who had harbored 22 refugees in her house during the genocide. Despite her best efforts, the killers found them and murdered them, even burying one person alive, he said.“This dog they had was a very mean dog, but the dog one day — after they had killed [the refugee] and put him in this grave — the dog kept whimpering and crying, and he kept going back and forth between the grave and the house,” Groody said.“What he was trying to say is there’s somebody still alive there. And [the nun’s] comment was that in many ways, this dog showed more humanity than the people, which is interesting for my work because when I ask migrants what is the hardest part about being a migrant, one of them said it’s being treated like you’re a dog.“But in this case, it even takes that further that sometimes a dog can be even more human than people or show more humanity than human beings do.”Groody said even though the nun suffered terrible losses, she also said she had a responsibility to cultivate goodness.“She said, when we asked ‘What is the message of Rwanda for the world?’ ‘Rwanda descended lower than anyone could possibly go. As a human community, we went lower than anybody could possibly go,’” Groody said. “‘Neighbor turned against neighbor. People in the same church started killing each other, parents against children. We went so low that you couldn’t get any lower.’“But it was from that point that she realized that her mission was to be a messenger of light and hope and to put goodness back on its throne.”Groody said he also met a priest named Fr. Jerome who sought to rebuild his community after the genocide.“[Fr. Jerome] realized that he had to do more than keep saying Mass for people,” Groody said. “He started a support group, and they came in and started telling their story. He says the stories were all the same. ‘They killed X, Y and Z. Why did God let this happen?’ Because it’s very hard for people to get beyond their own pain and suffering.“But he said at one point he asked them, ‘Was there anything good that happened at any time during the genocide? Did you experience anybody do a good act for you or anything that you feel grateful for?’ And he says that kind of opened a door and it just changed the perspective and people began talking about where God was in the midst of that.”Groody said hearing these survivors’ stories changed the way he approaches finding God in hopeless places.“Before I left, I had a lot of questions,” he said. “When we got there and started talking to people, I began analyzing it. We got further into the questions to try to understand things.“As I started hearing people’s stories, I became more and more quiet, and then once you start hearing these things, you’re just speechless. And by the end you’re crying. You just don’t have words that even begin to touch this. You really kind of have to shift your theology in a way from just saying, ‘Where was God?’ to ‘Where were we?’”Jean Bosco Rutagengwa wrote a book about his search for God, framed around life, death and resurrection, to be published later this year, and Groody said the group is working to release a documentary about their trip to be released around the 20th anniversary of the genocide in April.“The greatest takeaway for me is that there are living witnesses that bear testimony to a God of life in midst of death, and whose own ability to believe amidst the unbelievable is a compelling narrative of how God is with us, even amidst the most challenging situations we face,” he said. “It’s one thing if we say this from places like [Notre Dame], and it’s another thing when you’re with people who say it from places like [Rwanda].”
A farmer driving a tractor over rolling fields of crops ready to harvest is often the idyllic image associated with farm life.In reality, the life of a farmer is often wrought with worry and financial stress due to a variety of factors from crop disease and destructive insects to violent storms, drought, and damaging floods. All of these factors and more contribute to the sobering fact that the suicide rate among farmers is the third highest of any vocational group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.“Since 1999, the suicide rate in America has gone up 30 percent. If that had been an increase in cardiovascular disease, we would have launched a nationwide campaign to find solutions,” said Sam Pardue, dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES).Addressing 135 attendees at UGA’s first Rural Stress Summit held Dec. 10-11 in Atlanta, Pardue said, “I grew up in a rural community and I think there are so many good things about it that I’m looking to this group to help save it.”Sponsored by the CAES and UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences and School of Social Work, the event drew participants from 20 states and the District of Colombia and was organized to educate and motivate representatives of state- and federal-funded groups that serve rural Americans.“Everyone knows what it’s like to have stress, anxiety and to be burned out. People in rural areas suffer just like those in metro areas. They just may not know where to seek help for a behavioral health issue,” Pardue said. Among the summit’s speakers was Ted Matthews, director of Minnesota Rural Mental Health, who has counseled rural Americans for the past two decades, including through two devastating natural disasters in the 1990s.While everyone should strive to be mentally healthy, it is common for individuals to downplay the severity of their mental health issues.“For farmers, farming is their way of life. Farming is what they do. They will keep doing it way past when they shouldn’t, but that is their way of thinking,” Matthews said. “We need to understand them in order to help them and we have to be a part of their belief system.”According to Matthews, for every completed suicide, there are 25 attempts. And, when it comes to stress, women and men cope differently; women more often want to talk and men tend to pull away. More women attempt suicide than men, but more men die from suicide, he said.“I want to talk about how we can get people to talk so that that suicide doesn’t happen,” Matthews said. “Why is only one part of the question. We can’t get fascinated with the whys and not move on to what we need to do. Working with people and helping them change direction is better than doing nothing.”In Minnesota, Matthews partners with sheriff’s departments, social services, county Extension agents, the department of agriculture and others to reach those struggling with mental health issues.“We have to work together. If we do nothing, we are part of the problem,” he said.Karen Matthews (no relation), president and CEO of the nonprofit organization Delta Health Alliance in the Mississippi Delta, also addressed summit participants.“Midlife deaths of despair in U.S. are on the rise. It’s a crisis in rural America and it’s not just happening in one place,” Matthews said, defining a death of despair as one caused by alcohol or drug abuse.Anna Scheyett, dean of the UGA School of Social Work, said health and relationship issues can be major reasons for suicide.“Financial problems cause relationship stress. It’s not linear; it’s a big web,” Scheyett said. “Poor health causes people to not be able to work and then they feel as if they are a burden.”The summit concluded with roundtable discussions on how to best reach rural Americans in need of support from the various state, federal and non-profit organizations represented.“We know there are barriers, but they don’t have to be insurmountable,” said Kevan Lamm, an assistant professor of agricultural leadership, education and communication at CAES, who facilitated the discussions. “We don’t start with a solution. We begin by sharing our insights and thoughts and then we search for solutions. As ruralists and agrarians, that’s what we do. We are passion and purpose driven.”In Georgia, the next step in will be to debrief and talk about specific plans, particularly how UGA can partner with multiple stakeholders to support farmers and rural communities in Georgia, Scheyett said.“There are some incredible challenges and it will not get better on its own. We will have a brighter future if we work together,” Pardue said.Videos of summit presentations will soon be available at ruralstress.uga.edu.