first_img Written by Associated Press Tags: Big Sky/Maizen Fausett/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMaizen Fausett recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds to carry Southern Utah to a 59-53 win over Montana State.Harald Frey led the Bobcats on Saturday with 14 points. January 4, 2020 /Sports News – Local Fausett lifts S. Utah past Montana St. 59-53last_img

first_img Authorities Share this article View post tag: Godavari-class May 30, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy retires INS Ganga View post tag: INS Ganga The Indian Navy’s guided missile frigate INS Ganga sailed under her own power one last time on May 27 as she entered the Mumbai harbor ahead of decommissioning.On May 28, Ganga was placed in the non-operational category and will likely be decommissioned before the end of the year, the Indian Navy said.INS Ganga is the second of three Godavari-class frigates and is being decommissioned after 32 years of service.The lead ship in the class was decommissioned in December 2015 and INS Ganga and INS Gomati are scheduled for decommissioning.INS Ganga sailed into Mumbai as an operational ship returning from a 45-day active patrol in the Arabian Sea under command of Captain NP Pradeep. View post tag: Indian Navy Indian Navy retires INS Gangalast_img read more

first_imgStarbucks has seen a 3% rise in third quarter European like-for-like sales.This has been driven by a 2% lift in transactions and a 2% rise on average spend. Globally, the company saw comparable sales rise by 6%, it’s 18th consecutive quarter increase. Unveiling its results for the 13 weeks to 29 June 2014, the company saw global revenue grow by 11% to $4.2bn (£2.5m).Howard Schultz, chairman, founder and chief executive of Starbucks, said: “The EMEA demonstrated continued progress against transformation plan, delivering comp growth of 3% with key UK market comps outpacing the EMEA regions overall. The outlook for the UK in particular continues to be positive, supported by declining unemployment and the expectation of a sixth consecutive quarter of positive GDP growth.”There has been no update regarding plans for La Boulange, its UK artisan bakery brand, which was launched in August last year.The company purchased the bakery range to incorporate La Boulange products into its coffee houses.last_img read more

first_imgEditor’s Note: With the fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive a month away, enjoy this updated interview with Brett Siddell of Wokes With Jokes, which was first published in April 2018. Catch Wokes With Jokes at Brooklyn Comes Alive on September 29th.If you really love jam bands, you need to have a sense of humor. It’s part of the package. To fully appreciate the music and the often ridiculous scene surrounding it, you have to be able to laugh about it. As Brett Siddell, professional comedian and card-carrying jam band enthusiast, explains,It’s part of it. It’s such a big part of it. If you took out comedy from our scene, it’d be a disaster. It’d be horrible. Everyone too serious and insular and even mean. With humor, it’s this beautiful, silly, friend-making, lovely situation, with music as the soundtrack. We just kind of wanna highlight how damn funny some of this stuff is. It’s just so clear to us. And I think it’s clear to a lot of other people.The “we” he’s referring to is Wokes with Jokes, a team of comedians including Siddell, Walker Berry, Ariella Wallen, Pamela Mahler, and MC Richie Alfson that’s been staging standup comedy shows that highlight the hilarity of the jam band scene. Coming off a string of breakout engagements throughout the beginning of 2018, including a slot at STS9‘s inaugural Wave Spell Live festival, Wokes With Jokes is preparing to bring their heady humor to Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place on September 29th in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.And yes, that’s “Wokes,” not “wooks.” Explains Siddell,One of the first comments we got when we posted about this was “that’s not how ‘wooks’ is spelled.” Several things: First, of course, I know how to spell ‘wooks,’ I’m doing a wook-based comedy show! Secondly, there is this concept of ‘woke’ now too, I’ve even heard it in noun form here and there. A ‘woke’ is someone who says something like ‘I only eat grass that died naturally with its friends and family around it for lunch. And then do a bump off a toilet for dinner. And breakfast.’ More importantly, it’s off by a tiny bit to catch your attention, like Lyft, or Grindr, or Dwyane Wade. So it’s a little off, which is what attracts people. And also…um…it fucking rhymes!”Doing standup comedy about the jam band scene—joining two of his biggest passions—has been a goal of Siddell’s since 2011, when he and fellow Wokes with Jokes comedian Walker Berry brought a play-out boombox with a microphone to Mayan Holidaze in Mexico. As Brett explains,We’d bring it to the hot tub and put a huge ten-foot sombrero on and do standup. And just like this project, people didn’t understand what was going on for a little bit—they didn’t get it—until they listened for a second, and then they were dying. So ten years ago, or so, is really the inception of it, and we’ve just been trying to piece this together with more formality ever since then.While the idea for jam band standup dates back the better part of a decade, Siddell’s love affairs with both music and comedy go back much further. Says Siddell,I’ve been doing standup comedy for close to 20 years … And then in 2002, halfway through college, I went to High Sierra Music Festival to see The Slip. But I didn’t really know about any of this world at all. I saw The Slip play the late-night tent at High Sierra, and then this band Sound Tribe Sector 9 came on, and I was like, “Okay, I guess,” you know? And I was completely floored. Now we’re used to all that stuff. But I didn’t know that anything like that even existed.He continues,Flash forward a little bit, and I’m into both. I love comedy. I make a living doing comedy–I do that on the radio at Sirius XM–but I’m also so into this world. There’s an old motto of writing, which is “Write what you know.” And in terms of comedy, I was sort of sitting there debating all day because of that, because I’d go up onstage in New York City and be like, “Do you guys wanna talk about people on ketamine at all?” … These people don’t know what I’m talking about. I guess I’ll talk about banking? I don’t know…As Siddell continues, “Now, it’s kind of a meshing, things that I have experience in and love and find a lot of funny things in, and something I have been working at for close to two decades now, which is standup comedy,” He adds,Why I say how long I’ve been doing standup so much…I think when some people think about what we’re doing, they think it’s just some funny kids on the lot…Which we are, I’m not gonna deny that. But we are all professional comedians that also will be going for it from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., and just be killing that the whole time…And if you laugh hard enough at that, which most of us do, you’re like, “Well what’s the other avenue for this? You can’t just be in the pit all the time!”Siddell is confident that this particular brand of comedy is perfect for the scene it lovingly roasts. “This scene, as you know, is rife with criticism. And that’s fine, you know? … But what I really think is fascinating…is if there’s anything people love more than the music in this scene, it’s talking shit about the scene!” he says, laughing. He continues,It’s so fascinating and so crazy to me and so hilarious, that to not expose that sort of hypocrisy would almost be a comedic fault. We love this stuff. Love. Love, love, love. … I think whoever’s confused or questioning what’s going on, or if they think it’s like a roast…It’s kind of a roast, in the way that you’d roast your uncle. Jeffrey Ross, the roastmaster, the guy who’s synonymous with roasting now, his book is called I Only Roast The Ones I Love. That’s kind of the policy, even, of roasting.Just like big fans love to talk shit about their favorite band, people would love to talk shit about this whole concept. Brett explains, “I’d say [the response to Wokes with Jokes has been] about 4/5 positive and 20% negative, without seeing it. Because there’s 20% of people who have written, like, ‘Why the hell would I go see somebody make fun of my band?’ …And that’s the whole thing we want to make fun of! [laughs] Like, that’s exactly who I want to talk about.”Brett uses dessert to illustrate the comical nature of uptight fan criticisms: “You’ll be like, This apple pie is so delicious!’ And the guy next to you says, ‘Fuck this apple pie. I haven’t seen good pie since ’94.’”Siddell and company have now put on several sold-out performances, including shows focused on the Phish scene during the Baker’s Dozen. In January, they staged an Umphrey’s McGee-themed Wokes With Jokes during the band’s 20th anniversary run at New York’s Beacon Theatre, which was attended by bassist Ryan Stasik and, according to Brett, the entire Umphrey’s road crew. Explains Siddell,This was a big deal for us for a lot of reasons. Umphrey’s are friends of ours… There’s a new comedy club right across the street from The Beacon. This seemed like it was gonna be a home run. But it went even better than we really could have imagined because Stasik shows up, and the full crew. I mean, like, they did soundcheck and then they all came to our show. … Of course, they wanna come laugh about the band–it’s kind of like laughing at the boss! And Stasik…if you had to pick one [guy in the band] to come join in, you pick the silly bassist. Of every band! It’s like, let’s not overthink this. Let’s have the nicest, best-looking guy in the band. (Kris, I’m sorry, you’re close, but it’s Stasik).He openly appreciates Stasik letting the jokes roll off his back, a trick he has no doubt learned countless times over while performing for opinionated jam band fans for 20 years. Siddell recognizes that he’s up against the same hard-to-satisfy crowd and the same potential criticisms that face the bands he jokes about. He muses, “I had one friend tell me, ‘You have really set yourself up for a bad reaction! They hate what they love, and they don’t even like you!’”But like the pro he is, Siddell seems unfazed. In fact, he seems to relish the challenge. “I guess final thoughts would be: If you’re curious, or even if you hate the idea, come,” he says, “Come shit on it. Come shit on it just like you shit on your favorite band.”At the end of the day, it’s all love. Wokes with Jokes just wants you to accept that and learn to laugh at yourselves…ya damn wooks.Catch Brett Siddell and Wokes With Jokes at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place on Saturday, September 29th at three fan-favorite venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.***Tickets Available Now***Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of band lineups scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.last_img read more

first_imgVEPC authorizes tax incentivesBrandons Visual Learning and Nexus ApprovedMONTPELIER — The Vermont Economic Progress Council approved applications from two Brandon companies at its May and June meetings, authorizing tax incentives for activity that will generate an estimated 128 new, full-time jobs and $4.3 million in investments. Nexus Custom Electronics, Inc. of Brandon was authorized for $258,231 in payroll, export, and capital investment credits, and Visual Learning Company of Brandon was authorized for $85,205 in payroll, export and capital investment credits.Nexus Custom Electronics manufactures electronic components to customer specifications. The company is part of a corporation that has a similar plant in Woburn, Massachusetts. The incentives will help ensure that future investment and growth occurs in the Vermont plant. Nexus expects that new contracts and increased sales will result in job creation and investment in new machinery and equipment.Visual Learning Company produces and markets educational science multi-media programming for elementary and middle schools around the country. The company was considering locations in New York for expansion. The incentives will ensure that the companys growth occurs in Vermont. Visual Learning expects to add new jobs and invest in an existing building in Brandon for expansion. The tax incentives were authorized based on business activity that must occur before the credits can be claimed. The Council approved the applications after reviewing nine guidelines and applying a rigorous cost-benefit analysis that projects whether the activity encouraged by the tax incentives will have a positive or negative impact on the region and state.The Council also determined that the project would not occur or would occur in a significantly different and less desirable manner if not for the incentives being authorized.These incentives generate good jobs that pay well and increase income levels here in Vermont, said Lawrence Miller, chair of the nine-member council of business people from around the state. “If the credits are claimed, it means that the applicant has performed as expected and invested in Vermont. The net fiscal impact is outstanding for Vermont and we’re pleased to offer these incentives.”last_img read more

first_imgCourt amends rules to expedite children’s cases Court amends rules to expedite children’s cases The Supreme Court has amended the Rules of Judicial Administration to ensure the expedited trial-level processing of proceedings relating to children and other time-sensitive cases.The court acted August 29 in case no. SC01-2343 on the recommendation of the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee.The court said new rule 2.050(g), Duty to Expedite Priority Cases, creates an explicit duty on the part of the trial judge to expedite cases assigned priority status under Florida law.“This amendment highlights the trial judge’s responsibility to appropriately manage priority cases,” the court said. “The last sentence of the new subdivision highlights juvenile dependency and [termination of parental rights] cases, and cases involving families and children in need of services, providing that ‘particular attention shall be given’ to these types of cases.”The court added commentary to rule 2.050 explaining that the provision is intended to conform with appellate rule 9.146(g), which requires these types of cases be given priority by the appellate courts.The court said existing rule 2.085(b) establishes the trial judge’s responsibility to take control of all cases on the docket and take steps to monitor and control the pace of litigation. New subdivisions (b)(2) and (b)(3) have been added to rule 2.085 and the existing subdivisions have been renumbered accordingly.“Under new subdivision (b)(2), at the beginning of the litigation, the trial judge must identify whether a case has been assigned priority status under controlling Florida law,” the court said. “Under new subdivision (b)(3), after identifying priority cases, the judge must implement docket control policies so as to advance these cases to ensure their prompt resolution.”The amendment to renumbered subdivision (b)(6), which currently gives priority only to “older cases and cases of greater urgency,” requires the advancement of priority cases on the docket, the court said.New rule 2.085(c) establishes procedures for appropriate treatment of priority cases. The court said new subdivision (c)(1) allows any party in a noncriminal case to file a notice of priority status, explaining the nature of the priority and the effect that priority status may have on the case.“This notice will put the trial judge and all parties on notice of the claimed priority,” the court said. “The Rules Committee decided against proposing a mandatory notice requirement because there may be cases entitled to priority status that for some reason the ‘benefitted’ party may not want to have expedited.”New subdivision (c)(2) also allows any party, in a noncriminal case assigned priority status who has a good faith opinion that the case has not been appropriately advanced on the docket to seek review by motion for review with the chief judge or chief judge’s designee.The court said providing for review by the chief judge is the most appropriate procedure for resolving disputes that may arise concerning the scheduling of priority cases.The court also adopted an amendment to subdivision (d), formerly subdivision (c), of rule 2.085, which controls requests for and the granting of continuances. Under the amendment, any motion for continuance filed in a priority case must clearly identify the case’s priority status and explain what effect the granting of the motion will have on the progress of the case. The court said this requirement is intended to apply not only to motions by parties who are “benefitted” by the priority status, but also to motions by parties who may not be benefitted by the prompt and expeditious resolution of the case.Rule 2.052, Calendar Conflicts, also was amended to “correct any misconceptions that may exist about the effect of that rule.” The court substituted the word “guidelines” for the word “priorities” throughout the existing rule to ensure that judges and attorneys understand that the rule simply provides guidelines for resolving calendar conflicts and the resolution of such conflicts.The court also said new subdivision (a)(2) provides: “Juvenile dependency and termination of parental rights cases are generally to be given preference over other cases, except for speedy trial and capital cases.”The court also has changed the words “should prevail over” to “are generally to be given preference over” in renumbered subdivisions (a)(3), (a)(4), and (a)(5) and has changed renumbered subdivision (a)(6) to read: “The case in which the trial date has been first set generally should take precedence.”The court also added commentary emphasizing that, in accordance with existing subdivision (c), when a scheduling conflict arises that involves different courts, the presiding judges should confer and undertake to agree on a resolution using the guidelines provided in the rule.The amendments are effective October 1.center_img September 15, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 61-year-old Bellerose man was fatally hit by a car while he was crossing a road in Valley Stream on Monday afternoon.Nassau County police said the pedestrian was walking across Merrick Road when he was hit by an eastbound 2002 Audi Allroad near the corner of Green Street shortly after 12 p.m.The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was not immediately available.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation, which is deemed non-criminal, and the 75-year-old driver was not charged.last_img read more

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Dealing with regulatory changes is like wrestling with the ocean. Every time you manage to come up for air after one wave, another is coming over the horizon. For most of the past two years, the focus for credit union mortgage compliance executives has been on getting ready for the TILA/RESPA integrated disclosures or “TRID” that finally went live in early October.And yet just as the ocean’s waves keep pounding, not two weeks after the TILA-REPSA rules went into effect, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau introduced one more major regulatory change: the revised Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.A Data-Focused ReformUnlike the recent reforms for TRID, qualified mortgage and other new regulations, the HMDA revisions will have less impact on direct workflow and operations, and a heavier impact on data collection and reporting.Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the collected HMDA data elements will double, with 40 new fields required to be collected during the application process and reported to the agencies each year. These new data elements include almost all primary fields that are important to most credit decisions including: continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang says Mikel Arteta played a key role in convincing him to stay at Arsenal (Getty Images)Aubameyang, meanwhile, insisted this week that he is happy to remain at Arsenal after signing his new deal and claims Mikel Arteta played a key role in convincing him to stay.‘Two things persuaded me to stay,’ Aubameyang told Sky Sports.‘The first thing was Mikel Arteta, because since he came he brings a lot of positivity and a new philosophy for us and I think that was important because it matched my game and I feel that I can improve with him.‘I think this was the key factor and as well, the love that I receive from the fans and the whole club. Everyone is treating me very, very good, so I feel at home and that’s why I’m staying.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘We had a chat during lockdown and we were supposed to talk about a game and he said ‘okay, forget about it, we’re going to talk about the future’ and he asked me what I wanted to do.‘I was like ‘I feel good since you came, I’m improving, and the philosophy is very, very nice so I just want to stay’ and he was like ‘I’m sure if you stay you can leave a legacy, but it’s all about you and what you want. Of course you can leave and go for trophies in big clubs as well but I think you can create a legacy here in this great club.’AdvertisementAdvertisement‘This was the key message to me and after that conversation I was like ‘okay, it’s all clear for me and I just want to stay’ and that’s it.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 27 Sep 2020 10:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.7kShares Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang liked a tweet which claimed he deserved to be at a better club than Arsenal (Twitter)Another Arsenal supporter added: ‘Me seeing that Auba liked that tweet almost made me vomit. Horrible thing, what was he thinking?’While another Arsenal fan wrote: ‘I don’t understand that auba tweet at all, 2 days before a big game at Anfield as well. stupid thing to do.’However, many Arsenal fans were quick to point out that Aubameyang could have easily liked the post by accident.Other Arsenal supporters even sided with the opinion that Aubameyang does deserve to play for a club in the Champions League. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang angers Arsenal fans after ‘liking’ message telling him to leavecenter_img Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has angered some Arsenal suporters with his activity on Twitter (Getty Images)Arsenal supporters have been left angered by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he liked a post on Twitter which suggested that he is too good for the Gunners.The 31-year-old ended speculation over his future earlier this month by signing a new £250,000-a-week contract with Arsenal which keeps him at the club until 2023.Aubameyang has been a pivotal part of Arsenal’s attack since he arrived from Borussia Dortmund in 2018, scoring 72 goals in 112 appearances.But the Arsenal captain has upset some Gunners fans after liking a post on Twitter which claimed that a striker of his ability should be playing for the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe post which was originally written in French read: ‘He’s been so deserving of a team of the calibre of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, City, Liverpool, etc … not Arsenal for years.’In response, one Arsenal fan replied to Aubameyang with: ‘If you felt you deserved a better team then go ahead and put in a transfer request…. you’re not first arsenal captain to disappear.’ Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img35 Venice St, Mermaid Beach is going under the hammer on Tuesday.THE Gold Coast’s weather may be cooling but the Mermaid Beach property market is still running hot with the team at John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach set to hold its May auction event.Agency director Luke Henderson said 14 properties were set to go on the auction block on May 29 at the Mermaid Beach Bowls Club on May 29. John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach Hot Summer Auction Event earlier this year.The Henderson’s Hot Summer Auction Event in January drew a crowd of 300 people as 13 of 17 properties were sold under the hammer.“We had some outstanding results during the Hot Summer Auction and it was particularly exciting that the bidding wars on some of the properties were particularly intense,’’ said Mr Henderson.“We are expecting more of the same action at our May event.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoLuke Henderson and Andrew Henderson of John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach. Picture: Jerad Williams“Interest in Mermaid Beach properties is running strong now and this is reflected in the latest CoreLogic data shows the median price for houses has risen to $1.5 million to become the most exclusive suburb on the Gold Coast,’’ said Mr Henderson.“Mermaid Beach, because of its beachfront location matched with its height limits, has always been a very desirable suburb but in recent years it has increasingly been in demand with buyers.“We are very much into the seller’s market stage of the property cycle.”center_img 304/ 9-15 Markeri St, Mermaid Beach will go to auction on Tuesday.last_img read more