Dixie State Softball Has 4 Honored

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Earlier this week, Dixie State softball had four players placed on the 2018 Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-West region teams.These included outfielder Janessa Bassett, second base/shortstop Bailey Gaffin, pitcher Cambrie Hazel and catcher/first base Jessica Gonzalez.This is the fourth consecutive D2CCA first team All-West region honor for Bassett, the senior out of Stansbury Park High School. Bassett also earned NFCA first-team All-West region and All-Pac West first team honors.Bassett is hitting .370 with 57 hits, 36 RBI, seven home runs, eight doubles, seven triples and a Pac-West best 71 runs scored.Bassett has also successfully stolen 41 bases in 42 attempts and has a squad-best 21 multi-hit games for the Trail Blazers.This year, she was named as the Pac-West player of the week three times and earned NFCA national player of the week honors February 14.Bassett is the Trailblazers’ all-time record holder in hits (280), runs scored (245), total bases (409), stolen bases (159), walks drawn (114), and triples (28).In the outfield, she also has a .976 fielding percentage and has stymied opponents seeking extra bases and runs with diving catches and highlight-reel plays.Gaffin, a native of Glendale, Ariz., has made the D2CCA first-team for the first time after making the second team last year.Gaffin is hitting .342, amassing 51 hits, 44 RBI, 12 doubles, three home runs and one triple. Furthermore, she recorded 14 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games for the Trailblazers.On defense, Gaffin boasts a .945 fielding percentage with 71 putouts and 83 assists in 163 attempts, also helping Dixie State turn six double plays.Hazel, the prodigious freshman out of Spanish Fork High School, has earned her first D2CCA honor, having been named the All-Pac West pitcher of the week four times, as well as a pair of freshman of the week honors.April 11, she was named the NFCA National Pitcher of the Week. She has tossed five no-hitters and one perfect game in 2018. Her record is 19-3 with a 1.58 ERA and 141 strikeouts. She has also limited opponents to a net .151 batting average.Gonzalez, a native of Kingsburg, Calif., has made the D2CCA All-West region squad for the third consecutive year. The junior hit .333 with 45 hits, 41 RBI, seven home runs and six doubles.Gonzalez has 11 multi-hit and 11 multi-RBI games this season and posted two grand slams in 2018.Her home run against Concordia-Irvine led Dixie State to the NCAA Super Regionals which commence Thursday as the Trailblazers host Chico State.On defense, Gonzalez has a .987 fielding percentage, boasting 219 putouts and 17 assists on 219 chances. She also squelched seven stolen base attempts on the season.Voting was conducted by the Division II Sports Information directors from institutions and conference offices. All 14 first-teamers will be placed on the national ballot for All-American recognition to be announced later this month. Tags: Bailey Gaffin/Cambrie Hazel/Janessa Bassett/Jessica Gonzalez Written by Brad James May 16, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Softball Has 4 Honoredlast_img read more

Winkworth franchising grows

first_imgWinkworth’s two new offices in Banstead, Surrey and Poringland, Norfolk, are now open for business.Dominic Agace, Winkworth’s CEO, said, “We started 2018 on a high with two new offices. Winkworth had a fantastic year of growth in 2017 opening seven new offices and I can confidently say that this success is set to continue. These new locations will help us to tap into new areas of the market, to reach and serve new customers, as well as providing more options and a better service for our existing client base. I look forward to working with our new franchisees to help their offices become established in their local property markets.”Both offices offer residential sales and lettings services. Banstead is jointly owned by Andrew Booker and Richard Ward, both new franchisees, but with a combined 30 years’ experience, they have decided to capitalise on their extensive knowledge of the local market and set up their own business as part of Winkworth.Poringland is fully owned by Jamie Moore, another new franchisee. He has 10 years’ experience as an estate agent, having worked his way through the ranks at other well-established property businesses.winkworth Winkworth Norfolk Winkworth Surrey franchising June 12, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’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 » Agencies & People » Winkworth franchising grows previous nextAgencies & PeopleWinkworth franchising growsThe Negotiator12th June 20180332 Viewslast_img read more

Government was warned tenant fees bill would lead to pet rents, says legal expert

first_imgA leading property law expert has claimed that the government ignored warnings that the tenant fees ban would push up rents as landlords sought alternative ways to protect themselves financially from pet-owning tenants.Legal expert Tessa Shepperson told the BBC’s You and Yours programme that ARLA Propertymark lobbied the government to explain how the inflexible regulations within the Tenant Fees Act, which cap deposits at five week’s rent without exception, have created the growing phenomenon of ‘pet rent’.The results are already becoming clear. As a national newspaper investigation discovered earlier this month, many landlords and letting agents are now adding pet rent and, therefore, also increasing the value of the deposit they can charge.“[The government] was told that this would happen but they didn’t take any notice,” says Shepperson (left).“The Tenant Fees Act is a very restrictive piece of legislation which has dramatically reduced landlords’ opportunity to charge fees and in particular the deposit that they can take.“Pets can be very destructive and what landlords use to do was charge a higher deposit but this option has gone and many landlords feel five weeks’ rent is insufficient particularly if it’s a large animal such as an Alsatian.“So now landlords are simply working out what extra deposit they would have charged and then dividing it by 12 and adding it to the monthly rent – it’s they only thing they can do.”Shepperson says the legislation should have allowed landlords and letting agents to charge a higher deposit of say eight weeks for pet-owning tenants.“I think the legislation needs amending but I can’t see the government doing that in the current circumstances.”BBC You and Yours Tessa Shepperson pet rent ARLA Propertymark September 30, 2019Nigel LewisOne commentJulian Blackmore, BNE BNE 30th September 2019 at 9:16 amI discussed this with the then Housing Minister in person; did he listen? need I even answer. It was just a people pleasing attempt that will continue to backfire.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 » Government was warned tenant fees bill would lead to pet rents, says legal expert previous nextRegulation & LawGovernment was warned tenant fees bill would lead to pet rents, says legal expertTessa Shepperson says restrictive nature of legislation means landlords have no option but to charge pet rent now that all deposits are capped at five weeks.Nigel Lewis30th September 20191 Comment1,336 Viewslast_img read more

Adjunct in Graphic Design

first_imgBachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts or related field;Minimum of 1 years in related work experience.Preferred QualificationsPreferred Qualifications: 2 or more years or more experience preferred.Experience teaching in an institution of Higher Education, maybe substituted with work experienceFamiliarity and/or proficient using LMS (Canvas) Based on Master Syllabus, design and teach assigned classsession(s), leveraging digital content and multi-media resources inthe classroom;Assess student engagement/understanding during each classsession;Collect, grade, and report assignments and homework;Assess and monitor student progress and understandingthroughout the course;Remediate student’s lack of prerequisite knowledge;Offer content help through various means;Select course materials as they reflect the MasterSyllabus;Place the syllabus, readings, and homework on Canvas;Maintain and update the syllabus and course materials;Set up online courses when relevant;Create new digital instruction materials;Exhibit a spirit of inquiry about teaching and learning,student development, and evaluation methods;Use evidence-based resources to improve and supportteaching;Develop an area of expertise in the academic arena;Share teaching expertise with colleagues and others;Demonstrate integrity as a practitioner;Provide required office hours;Effectively communicate with students via e-mail, phone oronline discussion boards;Provide academic advice and guidance to students;Submit grades, on time, via the faculty portal;Manage incompletes and make-ups.Required Skills.Required QualificationsMinimum Qualifications :center_img Description/Job SummaryOverview of position: Summary of position’sresponsibilitiesAn (Adjunct Instructor in Graphic Design) is responsiblefor:last_img read more

Oxford’s Northern Gateway causes controversy

first_imgPlans for 500 new homes in North Oxford have been presented to the public by a group made up of St John’s, Worcester, and property development group Kier Ventures Ltd.According to the developers, the development would include up to 500 new homes, a hotel with 120 to 180 bedrooms, a 90,000 square metre business complex, shops, cycle routes, and public spaces. Construction could begin as early as 2017.The development group, known as the Northern Gateway Consortium, held an introductory consultation event on February 20th. The land in question is mostly owned by St John’s and Worcester, with some plots owned by Merton and Oxford City Council. However, Merton and Oxford City Council are not part of the consortium.Oxford’s Northern Gateway, the area where the development is being proposed, is immediately north-east of Summertown and is flanked by the A34. Some of the land is currently marked as Green Belt land, and would need to be reclassified before building could commence.The Oxford Mail also reports that plans for a new primary school may be considered.The Northern Gateway Consortium revealed to Cherwell, “There is a lot of work to be done between now and submitting our outline planning application. We will be speaking to Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, the Highways Authority, and a range of other consultees, including local residents and local groups, over the coming months.“There are a number of factors that could influence the timing of our outline planning application submission. Flexibility has been built into our programme to allow us to respond to the Northern Gateway Area Action Plan adoption programme and other strategic consultations.”Some local groups have voiced opposition to the move, however. Helen Marshall, the director of the Campaign to Protect Rural England Oxfordshire, told the Oxford Mail, “Traffic and air pollution in the area are already atrocious. “The proposed development will make things worse. We are also concerned about the five storey buildings proposed on higher ground within the Northern Gateway area, which could affect Port Meadow’s protected views and spoil the rural character of Wolvercote.“Coming hot on the heels of Oxford University’s commitment to do better following the lessons learned from the Castle Mill accommodation blocks, it is worrying to see that St John’s and Worcester colleges are still not giving adequate consideration to the visual impact of their buildings.”Ann Duncan, the Green Party candidate for the Oxford East constituency in this year’s elections, claimed, “Regarding the Northern Gateway development project in particular, we would support some (but not all) of the development proposed for the area, providing that the genuine concerns around traffic and flood risk are properly addressed. The development should focus on social housing rather than ‘employment growth’ as this would lead to even more housing demand. As the traffic and flood risk issues limit this development, there wouldn’t be a need to build on the green belt here.“We need to solve Oxford’s housing crisis with a range of solutions, as well as building new social homes. Oxford has over 800 empty homes but the Council has only agreed to use compulsory purchase powers twice. Better use of these powers could bring many of these empty homes back into use.”Kevin Dixon from the Consortium, added, “We are very much at the start of the planning process, however we recognise that many residents are concerned about traffic and infrastructure in North Oxford. Over the next few months, before we submit a planning application, we will be outlining how we will improve local infrastructure and the steps we will be taking to ensure that our proposals are sustainable.“Following our initial consultation last week, we are now analysing the feedback received and we will present our outline plans to the community later this year, before we submit an application. Our proposals will reflect the City Council’s Core Strategy and Northern Gateway Area Action Plan, as well as comments from the local community. We are committed to promoting a world class development which responds positively to the context of North Oxford, integrates fully with its neighbouring communities and delivers substantial benefits for visitors to the city as well as existing residents and businesses.”The project’s official timeline implies that the Consortium hopes to submit an outline planning application by July or August, which will be considered by planning authorities. One of the first public consultations took place on 21st November 2013 in the form of a Wolvercote Neighbourhood Forum public meeting.Government approval for the plans was sought in October last year. Leader of the Oxford City Council Bob Price explained at the time, “The Northern Gateway development is a rare opportunity to provide significant space within the city for the innovation and knowledge-based sector so important to Oxford’s economy.“It also offers the opportunity to provide additional new homes and facilities in a thriving new community.”OUSU’s Rent and Accommodation Officer, Danny Waldman, told Cherwell, “As OUSU was keen to highlight recently in the Castle Mill debate, Oxford is the most expensive city to live in: building more housing can only be a good thing from that perspective. Obviously, this won’t change the Council’s 3,000 ‘living out’ student cap, but more housing means cheaper rent generally.“I can’t say to what extent the consortium will deal with the traffic issues, but I’d be confident that they won’t unreasonably dismiss a strong concern of local residents if this comes out in their public inquiry.“I’d also hazard a guess that they’ll double-check any Environmental Impact Surveys for their larger buildings overlooking Port Meadow…”last_img read more

All-Star Musicians To Join Forces & Raise Money For Planned Parenthood

first_imgOn Friday, February 17th, American Beauty in New York City will be hosting a tribute to Alanis Morissette’s essential album, Jagged Little Pill. Assembled by Turkuaz drummer Michelangelo Carubba, the super group set to pay tribute to this classic 90’s album includes Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Mayteana Morales (Pimps of Joytime), Sasha Brown (Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds), Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), and Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz). The group will start off by playing a set of jams, before paying homage to Alanis. The night is also set to serve as a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, with a portion of the proceeds going to the women’s health organization.***Get Tickets Here***With the ever-changing landscape of individual rights being put at risk in the current political climate, it is important to support organizations and charities that advocate for various demographics of the country’s population. With that in mind, a portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated to Planned Parenthood in support of women’s rights to decide what is in the best interest of their own bodies and minds.While its funding is frequently construed as a partisan issue, and a volatile one at that, the affordable women’s services that Planned Parenthood provides to communities across the country have been shown to be essential, particularly to underserved and primarily low-income communities, which accounted for 79% of their patients in 2012. As the largest provider of reproductive and women’s health services in the country, over five million men, women, and adolescents visit Planned Parenthood clinics each year. 16% of its services are related to cancer screening and prevention, 35% of its services are used by women and men for STD testing and treatment, and 35% of its services are related to contraception. This translates into 270,000 Pap tests and 360,000 breast exams used for detecting cancer and 4.2 million tests and treatments for STIs, including over 650,000 tests for HIV. Because such a small fraction of their services are related to abortion (3%), regardless of your personal feelings on the issue, in practice, when Planned Parenthood is threatened, communities lose access to these other services that are essential to public health.So, what can happen to communities when their local Planned Parenthood clinics don’t get the money that they need to keep providing health care services? In 2013, the Planned Parenthood clinic in Scott County, IN, closed due to insufficient funding. The site was the only free provider of HIV testing in the county and did not provide abortion services. Two years later, Scott County was in the midst of a public health crisis: an HIV outbreak infecting 181 individuals.On March 25, 2015, then Indiana governor, our now vice president Mike Pence, declared a public health state of emergency, breaking from his previous thoughts on such programs and starting a free needle exchange program in the area to curb the outbreak. While the closure of the Scott County Planned Parenthood cannot be definitively shown to have caused or played a role in the Scott County HIV outbreak, some medical experts after the fact have wondered if these tragic events could have been avoided, or at least mitigated, had HIV testing, like the services originally provided by Planned Parenthood, been available to this rural community leading up to the outbreak. Thus, even outside of the pro-choice/pro-life debate that often becomes the focus of discussions about Planned Parenthood, it is important not to lose sight of the impact of the other important preventative services that Planned Parenthood provides.On February 17th, a group of incredible musicians will be coming together in New York City to benefit Planned Parenthood. Not only will the stacked supergroup ensure the night is fun, with one set of jams and one set dedicated to Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill, but, more importantly, proceeds of the ticket sales will be benefiting a hugely important organization whose good work is increasingly threatened by the current political climate. Tickets for the benefit are available for purchase here.last_img read more

Lin-Manuel Miranda Sets Sail for Mary Poppins

first_img Yup, he’s still non-stop! Fresh off of his Saturday Night Live stint (which boasted 12-year high ratings), Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda is poised for Moana’s big screen release (November 23), prepped for Hamilton’s America to debut on PBS (October 21) and packing for London to shoot Mary Poppins Returns with Into the Woods favorite Emily Blunt. He stopped by Good Morning America on October 13 to discuss his long list of upcoming projects. We can’t wait to see what the certified genius does next! Watch the full interview below! Lin-Manuel Miranda View Comments WATCH: @Lin_Manuel discusses @DisneyMoana, @HamiltonMusical, Mary Poppins and more! https://t.co/GavEwq4lOU— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 13, 2016center_img Star Files Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more

Tickets Now On Sale for Church & State at New World Stages

first_img Tickets are now available for Emmy nominee Jason Odell Williams’ Church & State off-Broadway. Directed by Markus Potter, the production begins performances on March 3 at New World Stages.The cast includes Broadway alums Nadia Bowers and Christa Scott Reed, Rob Nagle and Jonathan Louis Dent. Nagle originated the role of Senator Charles Whitmore during the production’s world premiere at Skylight Theatre Company. Bowers appeared on Broadway in The Farnsworth Invention, Doubt and Metamorphoses. Reed was last seen on the Great White Way in The Pitman Painters. Dent was featured in Sons of the Prophet off-Broadway.William’s comedy play Church & State takes on faith, politics and “The Twitter.” Three days before his Senate reelection, Charles Whitmore decides to address the public completely uncensored. What could possibly go wrong? Related Shows Church & State Show Closed This production ended its run on June 4, 2017center_img View Comments ‘Church & State’last_img read more

Sunbelt Expo

first_imgRain or shine, the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie is the place to be for farmers and others working in the field of agriculture. The 37th annual Expo was no different as thousands flocked to south Georgia this week to see new technologies, learn from university scientists and see the latest farming equipment on the market. “We started off with the inclement weather on Tuesday and persevered and overcame that to a great day on Wednesday with great crowds throughout the grounds and wrapped it up on Thursday with another gorgeous day at the Sunbelt Expo. We already have our sights squarely set on Oct. 20, 21, 22 (2015),” said Chip Blaylock, executive director of the Sunbelt Expo, referring to dates for next year’s Expo.Scientists and Extension specialists from the University of Georgia have been a prominent part of the Expo for years, but this was just UGA President Jere Morehead’s second time attending the event. Despite a daylong deluge of rain on Tuesday, Morehead came away impressed. “The Sunbelt Expo is a great reminder that no industry is more important to the state of Georgia than agriculture,” Morehead said. “This event also reminds us of the significant role UGA, as the state’s land-grant university, must continue to play in supporting this critical area of Georgia’s economy. I was pleased to see on display the many strong partnerships that exist between our institution and key leaders and groups in the agriculture industry.”Also in attendance was Austin French, an alum of Georgia 4-H’s Clovers & Company, who sang the Star-Spangled Banner at the Swisher Sweets Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year luncheon. This year’s farmer of the year award recipient was Tifton’s Philip Grimes, marking the first time since 2010 that a Georgia farmer received the show’s highest honor.Georgia was the Spotlight State this year and the Spotlight State committee helped deliver a new addition to the Sunbelt Expo. The new Spotlight State building, unveiled on Tuesday, will be used for each year’s spotlight state. Next year, Mississippi will be the Spotlight State.“We’re proud that Georgia has been selected as the 2014 Spotlight State and the addition of the new Spotlight State building is certainly something to celebrate,” said Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, following a groundbreaking for the building in September.Georgia’s exhibit included a mural depicting the state’s agricultural diversity. Georgia farms more than 60 commodities, with poultry topping the list at 33 percent of the state’s annual farm gate value.UGA’s Academic ImpactEach year the Sunbelt Expo provides UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences the opportunity to talk with and recruit state high school students. “A lot of students that enjoy coming here have an interest in our programs and our majors. It’s an opportunity for them to find out more about our college. They can find out what they need to do as far as how to apply to the university and what they might want to study when they get there,” said Brice Nelson, student recruitment coordinator in the CAES Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.Part of UGA’s recruitment efforts included its ambassadors, CAES students that help promote the college through different activities and events, including the Expo.“The ambassadors do a really good job. They can relate to them and tell them about their experiences, whether it’s on the Tifton Campus, Griffin Campus or Athens Campus. The ambassadors can give them that real world experience of college and how they adapted to it and what they enjoy about it,” Nelson said. “High school students really like talking to the college students, that’s for sure.”Next year’s Sunbelt Expo will be held Oct. 20-22.last_img read more

98.9 WOKO raises $4,900 for Fletcher Allen Breast Care Center

first_img98.9 WOKO and its sister station AM1230 WJOY are pleased to announce$4,900, the most amount of money in 13 years, was raised for the FletcherAllen Health Care Breast Care Center during Bridal Expo 2004 on February1st at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington.Bridal Expo 2004 admission proceeds will be donated to the Fletcher AllenBreast Care Center during a check presentation at the Breast Care Centerin the University Health Center on UVM’s campus before the end ofFebruary.The Fletcher Allen Breast Care Center will be using the money to producefree information books for women who have recently been diagnosed withbreast cancer.This is the 7th year 98.9 WOKO and 1230AM WJOY have donated their BridalExpo proceeds to the Breast Care Center.last_img