Badgers Sweep Salt Lake to Earn School Record 28th Victory

first_img Written by Tags: Snow Volleyball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTAYLORSVILLE, Utah-The No. 5 Snow College women’s volleyball team secured at least a share of the Scenic West Conference title with a 3-0 victory at No. 15 Salt Lake C.C. on Saturday. In the process, the Badgers registered their 28th win of the season, marking the most wins in a single season in school history during the rally scoring era. The previous record was set last season when the Badgers earned 27 victories.Snow jumped out early in the first set and came away with the 25-12 victory. In the second set, the two teams traded points until the Badgers pulled away to take the 25-17 win. In the third and final set, Snow cruised to a 25-19 win to keep its perfect league record intact at 8-0.Offensively, freshman Korrin Thornock led the Badgers with a match-high 11 kills on 25 swings to hit .400 for the match. Freshman Lydia Montague hit .412 for the match, connecting for eight kills on 17 swings with just one attack error. Sophomore Andreanna McKee also had eight kills, connecting on 8-of-18 attempts with just one error. Sophomore Sarah Morley chipped in six kills while sophomore Bridget Triplett was credited with four kills on nine attempts to hit .444 for the match. Freshman setter Ellee Anderson was credited with a match-high 27 assists.All totaled, the Badgers connected on 41 of 99 attempts to hit an impressive .374 for the match. The team committed just four hitting errors during the match.Defensively the Badgers out-blocked one of the top blocking teams in the nation, 8.0-1.0. The Bruins entered the match ranked No. 2 in the nation in block assists; however, the Badgers did an effective job of moving the ball to score around the SLCC block. Montague led Snow with four blocks, followed by Thornock who added three blocks for the Badgers. Sophomore libero Savannah Tanner led the team with a match-high 14 digs, followed by Morley who added 12 digs. Thornock and fellow freshman Jentry Ison each had seven digs.The Badger defense held Salt Lake to 39 kills on 123 attempts and forced 20 hitting errors. The Bruins hit .154 for the match, including a match-low .026 in the first set.Needing to win one of their final two regular-season games in order to win the outright conference title for the first time since 1986, the Badgers will take on No. 12 Utah State Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m., followed by Colorado Northwestern on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m October 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local Badgers Sweep Salt Lake to Earn School Record 28th Victory Brad Jameslast_img read more

PipeChina to acquire certain midstream assets of PetroChina, Sinopec for $56bn

first_imgPipeChina was formed in December 2019 to hold pipeline assets owned by three Chinese state-owned oil and gas companies PetroChina, a unit of CNPC, has agreed to sell certain midstream assets to PipeChina.(Credit: Charlie fong/Wikipedia.org) PetroChina and Sinopec have agreed to sell some of their midstream assets in separate deals with newly formed Chinese state-owned pipeline company China Oil & Gas Pipeline Network (PipeChina) for a combined sum of about CNY391.4bn ($55.9bn).Through the deal with PetroChina, which is worth around CNY268.7bn ($38.18bn), the new midstream company will gain ownership of certain oil and gas pipelines, gas storage facilities, oil storage facilities, and also liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and ancillary facilities of PetroChina. The transaction also includes the sale of the Initial Oil and Gas Sale agreement to PipeChina.PipeChina was formed in December 2019 to hold pipeline assets owned by three Chinese state-owned oil and gas companies. The newly formed firm engages primarily in pipeline transmission, storage service, imports and exports of technology and equipment, science and technology research, and other activities.According to PetroChina, the midstream assets involved in the transaction are its 72.26% stake in PetroChina Pipeline, 70% stake in PetroChina Shandong Gas Pipeline, 70% stake in PetroChina Shandong Oil Transmission, 51% stake in PetroChina Huixin Oil Products Storage and Transmission, 60% of stake in PetroChina Jilin Gas Pipeline, 60% of stake in PetroChina Guizhou Natural Gas Pipeline Network, 50% of stake in Jiangxi Natural Gas Investment among others.The deal excludes the pipeline assets of Kunlun Energy in which PetroChina holds a stake of 54.4% as an agreement has not been reached yet between the parties.PetroChina, which is the listed-unit of state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) said that the sale is being taken up to enable it to concentrate more on its upstream oil and gas exploration and development activities, besides allowing it to actively push for the development of its downstream oil and gas distribution market.Details of Sinopec’s deals with PipeChinaIn a separate deal, PipeChina acquired a 100% stake in the 900km long Yulin-Jinan natural gas pipeline from Sinopec Kantons for CNY3.2bn ($460m). Sinopec also announced that it has struck a deal with the new midstream company to divest certain pipelines assets and the Beihai LNG terminal for CNY 122.6bn ($17.46bn).Following the completion of their respective deals, which is likely to occur by the end of September 2020, PetroChina and Sinopec will get stakes of 29.9% and 14%, respectively, in PipeChina, reported Reuters.last_img read more

Connells reveals shaky first half of 2018 but launches sales progression tool for all

first_img600-branch estate agency giant Connells has revealed a shaky first half year of trading including lower pre-tax profits  despite increased turnover. It has also revealed a new online sales progression being used by both its own branches and several Sequence-owned competitors.The company made a profit of £28.9 million on revenues of just over £206 million, down from £31.5 million during the same period last year.Connells says the reduction in profits reflects a strong result in difficult market conditions, a marked changed from last year when it reported business to be strong despite a then ‘subdued’ sales market.Its results, which have been until now the strongest within the corporate estate agency market, also reveal turnover up by 1.1% but the number of sold subject to contract down by 3.8%, albeit below HMRC national figure of 5%.The company also say its revenues from mortgages increased by 14%, lettings by 6.5% and surveys by 4.3%.Sales progression launchConnells has also been investring in a new digital sales progression tool for vendors and buyers called MIO, which is available both for its branches and other estate agents.Competing agents trying it out include Allen & Harris, Peter Alan, Taylors and Brown & Merry.The online service has been piloted in Cardiff in recent months and claims to reduce fall-through rates to 20% compared to the national average of 30-35%.“Our business has produced generally positive results in a challenging period for the housing market,” says Connells Group CEO David Livesey (pictured, left).“Consumer sentiment remains subdued, impacted by economic and political uncertainty, but we are pleased with our performance which reflects resilience across our business operations.“[These] results are testament to the professionalism of our staff and the experience within our senior management teams who have worked successfully through difficult markets in the past, and our strategy of having a broad based, well diversified estate agency and property services business model.” MIO connells David Livesey August 1, 2018Nigel 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 » Connells reveals shaky first half of 2018 but launches sales progression tool for all previous nextConnells reveals shaky first half of 2018 but launches sales progression tool for allEstate agency giant reports dropping transactions and profits but perky lettings, mortgages and surveying businesses.Nigel Lewis1st August 201801,798 Viewslast_img read more

Ready For Demolition, An Old House Serves One Last Purpose

first_imgBy DONALD WITTKOWSKIOcean City firefighters took advantage of a unique opportunity for some realistic training at an old home that is ready to be demolished.Built in 1898, the Victorian-style house at 105 Simpson Ave. will soon be torn down to make room for two new single-family homes. Large construction machinery used for demolition work is parked in the side yard.Lorraine Hansen and her husband, John, have lived in the house for 33 years and raised three daughters there. Lorraine said the home likely will be demolished Wednesday or Thursday.The Hansens will live in one of the new single-family homes that will take the place of the old house, which occupies an oversized lot.“We can stay in our neighborhood. We love our neighborhood,” Lorraine Hansen said.With the fate of the old house sealed, the Hansens allowed the Ocean City Fire Department to use the property Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for a training exercise.“The house is coming down, so anything we can do to help their cause. These firefighters are great,” Lorraine said.The training exercise was particularly valuable for young firefighters who may lack experience in battling real blazes, Fire Chief Jim Smith said.“It lets the young firefighters see what we’re doing in a controlled environment,” said Smith, who noted that the department had eight new hires last year.Firefighters prepare to move water hoses through the front door.The exercise showed firefighters how to safely move a water hose around inside a house filled with potential hazards during a simulated blaze.Firefighters also gained experience in how to take command at a fire scene. Regular firefighters simulated taking on the duties of a captain and the captains assumed the responsibilities of a deputy fire chief.“Hey, if you’re going to make mistakes, that’s where we’re going to work on them,” Smith said of the drill.Smith noted that the fire department is interested in hearing from other homeowners who would allow their property to be used for training.The simulated fire at 105 Simpson Ave. was a source of excitement for homeowners on the block of Simpson Avenue between First and Second streets.“Over the weekend, there was a mini-crowd. Local folks and some dog walkers stopped to watch,” said Nancy McNamara, who lives at 112 Simpson Ave. “It was very interesting to see what the firefighters were doing. They’re Ocean City’s finest.”Smith said neighbors came out of their homes to bring the firefighters mugs of hot coffee during the chilly weather over the weekend.Lorraine Hansen, meanwhile, explained that her old house has a connection to the fire department. The Hansens bought it 33 years ago from Anna May Blizzard, who was related to a number of Ocean City firefighters, she said.The Hansens are sorry to see the old house torn down, but felt that it would be better for them to reside in a new home for the next chapter of their lives, Lorraine said.“We loved that old house. They know how much we loved it,” she said of the neighbors.Some of the Victorian-era features have been salvaged, including the decorative chestnut trim that will be incorporated in the new house “in homage” to the old home, she said.Fire trucks occupy Simpson Avenue between First and Second streets during the drill. A Victorian-style home on Simpson Avenue near First Street serves as the scene of a firefighting drill before it is torn down in a day or two. (Photos courtesy of Ocean City Fire Chief Jim Smith)last_img read more

Richemont returns to Bakers’ Fair

first_imgThe Richemont Club will again hold its annual competition at this year’s Bakers’ Fair on 19 October.The free event, organised by British Baker’s publisher William Reed, will be held at Sheffield’s Don Valley stadium from 9.30am until 4pm.The show will be packed with exhibitors drawn from key bakery supply markets, ingredients and finished goods, suppliers, millers, equipment and machinery firms.Companies interested in taking a stand at the fair should contact Jennie Dick on 01293 846520 or email [email protected] william-reed.co.uk.Individuals interested in visiting the fair should contact Helen Law on 01293 610587 or send an email to [email protected]last_img read more

Elkhart County Council votes to consolodate court, move outside of downtown Elkhart, Goshen

first_img Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest By 95.3 MNC – November 16, 2020 2 359 IndianaLocalNews Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Elkhart County Council votes to consolodate court, move outside of downtown Elkhart, Goshen Twitter (Photo supplied/Elkhart County Indiana) The Elkhart County Council voted to move forward with the consolidation of the Elkhart County Courts and to relocate them outside of the downtowns of Elkhart and Goshen.members of the county council cited the length of time they have been considering this move, but as Mayor Roberson said, he and Goshen’s Mayor Jeremy Stutsman were not made aware of the county’s intentions until August of this year.Mayor Roberson, Mayor Stutsman, Aaron Mishler, Levon Johnson, Jack Cittadine, Dave Weaver, Maryellen Baker, and many others spoke against the county’s plan to remove the courts from the downtowns of Goshen and Elkhart.In a statement released to 95.3 MNC from the Office of Elkhart Mayor Rod Robeson, the mayor stated:“Many things could have been done differently throughout this process that would have given Downtown Elkhart a fair shot. While I am disappointed in the county’s decision to move ahead without us, I am humbled by the outpouring of support for the city of Elkhart. The team we assembled to fight for a downtown location will remain engaged and impassioned about the future of our downtown. The removal of the courthouse from Downtown Elkhart means the southwest corridor of downtown will be dramatically transformed in the coming years and I look forward to leading that effort.” – Mayor Rod Roberson WhatsApp Previous articleCromwell man killed in crash on State Road 13Next articleGrants give Michigan City businesses a fighting chance 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Teams With Nugs.net, Releases New Orleans Soundboards

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead has been tearing it up recently, as evidenced by their smokin’ New Orleans run at the Joy Theater on the heels of their arena debut in Colorado earlier in the month. Clearly, the group has been thinking of new ways to innovate and keep the fan experience fresh. Yesterday, the band announced their new partnership with nugs.net to allow fans to stream their live shows.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Ends New Orleans Run With A Bang [Photos]However, to those of us who live for Almost Dead’s soundboards on archive.org, fret not. The band will continue to release their shows for free download and streaming via archive.org. “Our intent is to duplicate our “Band Released” content that currently exists on Archive.org on nugs.net as well. As we record, mix & master more shows, they too will find their traditional home on Archive as well as a new home at http://nugs.net/app/,” said a statement on Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Facebook page.To coincide with this announcement and to prove the group was serious about still releasing all their soundboards for free, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead released their recent New Orleans shows on May 6th and 7th from the Joy Theatre. You can take a listen below, or head over to nugs.net to take them on the go.[Photo: Dave Vann]Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Joy Theater | New Orleans, LA | 5/6/2017Set One (10:00PM – 11:22PM): Greatest Story > Scarlet Begonias -> Help On The Way -> Slipknot! -> Fire On The Mountain, Gonesville -> Not Fade AwaySet Two (11:38PM – 12:56AM): Lost Sailor @ -> Saint Of Circumstance #,  Althea -> Jam -> Truckin $ -> Tennessee Jed %Encore: BerthaNotes:@ – With a Tease from TH that I missed, but Sean thinks it was The Beatles, maybe Day Tripper?# – With “Head Over Heels” (Tears for Fears) Teases (MB & TH)$ – With Born Cross Eyed Teases (TH)% – With a “Chop Sticks” (Euphemia Allen under the pseudonym Arthur de Lulli) Tease (MB)Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Joy Theater | New Orleans, LA | 5/7/2017Set One (10:02PM – 11:25PM): Samson & Delilah -> Jack Straw > Loser -> Vampire Blues -> Throwing Stones @ > Stella Blue # -> The Music Never Stopped $Set Two (11:57PM – 1:25AM): Ruben & Cherise % -> I Know You Rider ^ -> Let It Grow -> Tico Tico & -> Let It Grow Reprise -> Eyes Of The World $ > Dancing In The Streets * -> Franklin’s TowerEncore:  Brokedown PalaceNotes:@ – With “Ticket To Ride” (The Beatles) Tease (TH), a Duo Jam, an Unknown Tease (TH & MB) & a China>Rider Transition Tease (Band)# – With a Throwin Stones Tease (SM)$ – With a Stella Blue Tease (TH)% – With a “Who Are You” (The Who) Tease (Band)^ – With a “Midnight Rider” (The Allman Brothers Band) Tease (TH)& – Zequinha de Abreu Cover (Full Title is “Tico-Tico no Fubá”), First Time Played by Almost Dead* – With a “Fame” (David Bowie) Tease (DD) & a “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” (Michael Jackson) Tease (MB)last_img read more

COVID-19: Possible community spread sparks fears of wider contagion in Indonesia

first_imgThe government reported the first possible community transmission of COVID-19 on Tuesday, after a citizen with no link to certain confirmed cases or a history of travel to affected countries tested positive for the virus. The 33-year-old man was Indonesia’s 27th confirmed COVID-19 patient.Nusa Indah Room where the isolation room of a patient No. 25 foreign nationals infected with the COVID virus 19 who died after being treated at Sanglah Hospital on 2.45 pm at the Bali Governor’s Office Wednesday 11/03/2020. (JP /Zul Trio Anggono )“We suspect that [Case 27] is a local transmission. We are currently tracking the source of transmission because this is not an imported case and it’s still unknown which cluster he is part of,” said the Health Ministry’s Disease Control and Prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto.The government’s latest announcement seemed to have confirmed the disconcerting possibility of there being an entire swath of undetected COVID-19 cases who may have come into contact with other individuals within their circles, therefore starting a cycle of so-called community transmissions that would go on to affect other regions within and even beyond the country’s borders. The country’s 27th confirmed COVID-19 patient was only the latest in a growing string of cases involving local citizens who might have contracted the virus from an unknown source, making transmissions of its kind particularly difficult to trace.A Flourish survey visualizationThe Australian state of Victoria announced on March 8 its latest confirmed COVID-19 case involving a 50-something Indonesian woman who tested positive for the coronavirus.The woman, identified only as Case 12, flew from Jakarta to Perth on Feb. 27 – four days before the Indonesian government’s official announcement of the first two COVID-19 cases in the country.The Victoria administration then urged locals to avoid the vicinity of a Vietnamese restaurant where the woman was known to have dined on March 6 to avoid the risk of viral transmission.Yurianto claimed that the woman could have contracted the virus in the Vietnamese restaurant, but some have doubted the claim, saying the woman was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 8 and had already shown symptoms on Feb. 29. With the incubation period ranging from 14 to 28 days, it is more likely that the woman was infected in Indonesia.  Two days later, the Singaporean Ministry of Health announced that two of its most recent COVID-19 patients likely contracted the virus in Indonesia.A 65 year-old Indonesian man – identified as Case 152 – was an imported case who arrived in Singapore on March 7, according to the ministry.Prior to his arrival in Singapore, the man reported early symptoms on Feb. 28 and sought treatment at a hospital in Jakarta on March 2, but it was still unclear whether he undertook tests for the coronavirus. He was only later found to have tested positive for COVID-19 on March 8 in Singapore.On the same day, the Singaporean government announced Case 153, a Singaporean woman who was likely to have contracted the virus in Indonesia while she visited her sister who had pneumonia from Feb. 25 to 28 – three days before the official announcement of the first confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia.West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil (center) monitors information related to the spread of COVID-19 at the Command Center as well as the COVID-19 Information and Coordination Center in Bandung, West Java, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (JP /Arya Dipa)The above cases, along with their elusive points of viral transmission, have raised concerns regarding possible community transmissions by which a number of Indonesian citizens had already contracted the coronavirus from undetected cases in the country prior to their overseas trips.An Indonesian medical scientist based in Singapore, who declined to be named, said he believed a wider contagion had taken place in Indonesia than what has been reported.“It is possible that many cases go undetected in Indonesia based on what we know so far from the imported cases from Indonesia in Singapore and Australia,” he said.He argued that while the disease may not be as deadly as many people fear, we should not take the virus outbreak lightly. “This disease disproportionately kills the elderly. If you are infected, it may not be a problem, but you can transmit it to your parents.”Community transmission is considered a game-changer in any epidemic in that it subverts previously discernible patterns, since specific sources of viral transmission become difficult to track down, according to the World Health Organization.Bayu Krishnamurthi, who headed the National Committee for Avian Flu Control and Pandemic Preparedness from 2006 to 2010, previously told the Post that community transmission “is a more serious situation” than direct transmission.Bayu, however, cautioned that it was too early to conclude that community transmission had taken place. “We need to check if a community transmission truly occurred,” he said. “If it did, then new measures to [handle the virus] are needed.” Syahrizal Syarief, an epidemiology expert from the University of Indonesia, said that conducting contact-tracing on the country’s 27th confirmed COVID-19 case would be difficult because the point of transmission remained unknown.The expert, however, said the situation was still under control.“As long as the government follows the standard procedures, I don’t think it will be a problem. Standard protocol entails conducting contact-tracing as early as possible to contain the spread,” he said, adding that Singapore had 17 cases with no clear origins of infection.Indonesia reported its first death from the coronavirus on Wednesday, a 53-year-old COVID-19 patient and foreign citizen identified as Case 25.By Wednesday, there were 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. Within the first few weeks of the initial COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei province, China in January, the Indonesian government took several measures to prevent its citizens from coming into direct contact with individuals from the outbreak epicenter and other regions with confirmed cases.These measures included grounding all flights to and from mainland China, as well as issuing a travel ban on countries that have reported confirmed COVID-19 cases as the government attempted to maintain its then-zero-case record.The playing field has changed, however, as Indonesia has now been made to confront the possibility of “community transmissions” – in which a patient with no travel history to countries with virus outbreaks or no specific contact with other infected patients – within its borders since the announcement of the first confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 2.center_img Topics :last_img read more

How to renovate a state icon

first_img38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.WANT to know how to make the best home in the country better? This property is a lesson in how to renovate a state icon.This traditional Queenslander at 38 Ridge Street Greenslopes has been renovated to incorporate modern luxuries with its classic elegance. The street-facing facade showcases yesteryear charm with decorative balustrades, single gable and an attractive colour scheme on native timber. c.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoThe floorplan flows naturally into the kitchen and open-plan dining and living room. The kitchen is a masterpiece of spacious benchtops, European appliances and large butler’s pantry. A separate breakfast bar provides additional storage and fridge space, along with a cosy study nook. Glass bi-fold doors connect the dining and living room with a covered deck that boasts plantation shutters and a view of leafy suburbia. Stairs link the deck to a backyard with an established garden and in-ground temperature-controlled pool. 38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.The first-floor entry has a covered veranda overlooking Brisbane’s southern suburbs and city skyline. A formal living room sits immediately inside, with major effort put into drawing out the decorative archways, VJ walls, high ceilings and original polished pine flooring. 38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.Three airconditioned bedrooms reside on the first floor including the main bedroom, which has private access to the deck, carpet, a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. Large windows fill the other two bedrooms with natural light, both of which also feature built-in wardrobes and share a bathroom. The central staircase, made from spotted gum and frameless glass, leads down to a third living room with bamboo flooring, kitchenette, laundry appliances and a climate-controlled 168-bottle wine cellar. 38 Ridge St, Greenslopes.Two more bedrooms with built-in wardrobes occupy the ground floor, including one with an ensuite. Outside, a tiled patio runs along the house’s width behind a stone fence and secure front gates. An established solar system and extensive undercroft storage areas ensure adequate space and an energy saving option. Agent Roger Carr of Ray White Bulimba called this an extremely flexible home with numerous living, dining and entertaining areas.Inspections are by appointment with the auction set for 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane at 10.30am on February 24.last_img read more