UVU Baseball Visits University of Portland This Weekend

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHILLSBORO, Ore.-Thursday-Saturday, Utah Valley baseball (0-4) seeks their first win(s) of the season as they visit the Portland Pilots (3-0) of the West Coast Conference at Ron Tonkin Field of Hillsboro, Ore.The Wolverines and Pilots will play single games on Thursday and Saturday with a doubleheader slated for Friday.Thursday, UVU will ride with senior right-hander Jesse Schmitt (3.00 ERA), who netted eight strikeouts in a 3-2 loss to Abilene Christian last Friday.Friday, the Wolverines will go with junior Bobby Voortmeyer (0-1, 13.50 ERA) and fellow junior Jaxson Otis in the nightcap that evening.Saturday, sophomore right-hander Mason Gray (4.50 ERA) gets the nod for the Wolverines on the mound.In his 12th season at the helm of the UVU program, head coach Eric Madsen is 297-322 (.497) all-time.Presently, both freshman outfielder Connor Hall and redshirt freshman catcher/first baseman Dalton Hill are batting .500 on the season for the Wolverines.Freshman infielder Garrett Broussard has a team-best 2 RBI for UVU and no one has hit any home runs on the season as of yet for the Wolverines.Portland is coached by Geoff Loomis who is 78-135-1 (.366) in his fifth season at the helm of the Pilots’ program.The Pilots are led in batting average (.545) and RBI (7) by sophomore first baseman Tracye Tammaro Tammaro and freshman utility player Sean Muclare lead Portland with two home runs apiece.The Pilots lead the Wolverines 10-9 all-time although the Wolverines lead the series 5-3 all-time at Portland, Ore. Tags: UVU Baseball Written by February 19, 2020 /Sports News – Local UVU Baseball Visits University of Portland This Weekend Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Camden gains even wider powers to ban ‘eyesore’ estate agency boards

first_imgHome » News » Camden gains even wider powers to ban ‘eyesore’ estate agency boards previous nextRegulation & LawCamden gains even wider powers to ban ‘eyesore’ estate agency boardsCouncil can now ban estate agency boards in all conservation areas and town centres until 2030, and has also applied for borough-wide powers too.Nigel Lewis16th July 202001,108 Views A leading central London borough has been given significant additional powers to ban estate agency boards across a significantly enlarged numbers of streets for the next ten years.Until now agents selling or renting homes in six conservation within the London Borough of Camden had to seek planning permission to erect boards, but the new powers mean agents in all conservation areas and town centres must now do the same.The council has also asked the Secretary of State to consider a request that a borough-wide Regulation 7 Direction be made which, if approved, would mean all estate agents in Camden would require permission to erect a for sale or to let board.“We are delighted that we have been successful in gaining additional powers to restrict estate agency boards which are often eyesores, adding unnecessary clutter to our streets,” says councillor Danny Beales (left).“Across the borough there are examples of estate agents disregarding the regulations, displaying numerous boards per building and keeping them up for months, if not years, despite properties being sold or let.“The proposals were supported by the vast majority who responded to our consultation.  The removal of these boards has previously taken up valuable council resources and I look forward to these additional controls having a positive impact on streets across the borough.”In its submission to the Secretary of State in 2019, the council says the ‘proliferation of estate agents’ boards has been one of the most pressing planning enforcement issues in Camden over recent years, with complaints numbering between 212 and 354 per year from 2014-19, distributed over all parts of the Borough’.  London Borough of Camden to let boards for sale boards July 16, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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BAE Systems to Provide Weapons Engineering on US Subs

first_img BAE Systems to Provide Weapons Engineering on US Subs Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems to Provide Weapons Engineering on US Subs View post tag: americas Authorities View post tag: Subs View post tag: News by topic View post tag: BAe Systems April 15, 2015center_img View post tag: US View post tag: engineering View post tag: Navy The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a three-year contract to provide engineering and other services to modernize weapon launch platforms on U.S. and allied submarines.The initial award from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center is valued at $3.4 million, with the total value of the three-year contract estimated at $13.8 million.BAE Systems will provide a wide range of support services, including development, analysis and integration of new weapon launch and payload systems; mechanical configuration and interface control; and fabrication, assembly, installation and evaluation of test facilities and naval platforms.Work on the latest award will be performed at BAE Systems’ facilities in Middletown, Rhode Island, and Groton, Connecticut, and will support U.S. Navy operations across the globe.[mappress mapid=”15670″]Image: BAE Systems View post tag: Weapons Share this articlelast_img read more

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Volkswagen to Recall 83,000 3.0 Liter Diesel Vehicles and Fund Mitigation Projects to Settle…

first_imgSettlement requires Volkswagen to offer to buy back older vehicles, and spend $225 million to mitigate NOx pollution. Volkswagen will also repair newer vehicles to comply with the standards to which they were certifiedWASHINGTON – In a second partial settlement announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the State of California, automakers Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Porsche AG and related entities (collectively referred to as Volkswagen), have agreed to recall 83,000 model year 2009 through 2016 3.0 liter diesel vehicles sold or leased in the U.S. that are alleged to be equipped with “defeat devices” to cheat emissions tests, in violation of the Clean Air Act and California law. For the older vehicles, Volkswagen is required to offer to buy back the vehicles or terminate leases, and must also offer an emissions modification to substantially reduce emissions if one is proposed by Volkswagen and approved by regulators. For the newer vehicles, if Volkswagen demonstrates it can make the vehicles compliant with the certified exhaust emission standards, it will have to fix the vehicles and will not be required to buy the vehicles back. Volkswagen is also required to spend $225 million to fund projects that will reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx).Today’s partial settlement does not resolve any pending claims for civil penalties, nor does it address any potential criminal liability. The settlement also does not resolve any consumer claims, claims by the Federal Trade Commission, or claims by individual owners or lessees who may have asserted claims in the ongoing multidistrict litigation. The state of California has secured a separate resolution for the 3.0 liter violations that addresses issues specific to vehicles and consumers in California.The affected older vehicles (referred to as “generation 1” vehicles) are the 2009 through 2012 Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7 diesel models. The affected newer vehicles (referred to as “generation 2” vehicles) are the 2013-2016 Volkswagen Touareg diesels, 2013 through 2015 Audi Q7 diesels, 2013 through 2016 Porsche Cayenne diesels, and 2014 through 2016 Audi A6 quattro, A7 quattro, A8, A8L and Q5 diesel models.“EPA has a public health imperative to hold Volkswagen accountable and remedy the illegal pollution their cars put into the air,” said Cynthia Giles, EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “From the start, our team vigorously pursued this case to ensure these cars were fixed or taken off the road. Today we’ve secured another important settlement that delivers on EPA’s essential public health mission.”“The settlement marks another significant step in holding Volkswagen accountable for cheating Americans out of the promise of cleaner air by selling vehicles equipped with defeat devices,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden. “This consent decree provides a remedy for every affected vehicle which will be removed from the road or meet enforceable standards that will reduce emissions, and will also require VW to provide additional funding to address the harmful impacts to human health and the environment from VW’s violations.”“This settlement highlights the fact that cheating to get a car certified has consequences for air quality and the public’s health — and that cheaters will be caught and held accountable, said CARB Executive Officer Richard Corey. “Because California is able to enforce its vehicle regulations, CARB was instrumental in uncovering the cheating in the 3-liter, and before that, in the 2-liter diesel engines. The mitigation in this settlement will now help California address its serious air quality and climate challenges with a focus on putting the very cleanest vehicles in disadvantaged communities where they are needed most.”According to the civil complaint against Volkswagen filed by the Justice Department on behalf of EPA on January 4, 2016, and amended on October 7, 2016, Volkswagen allegedly equipped its 3.0 liter diesel vehicles with illegal software that detects when the car is being tested for compliance with EPA or California emissions standards and turns on required emissions controls only during that testing process. During normal driving conditions, the software renders these emissions control systems inoperative or reduces their effectiveness, resulting in increased emissions. This is known as a defeat device. By using a defeat device, these cars meet emissions standards in the laboratory, but emit up to nine times or more above the EPA-compliant levels for NOx during normal on-road driving conditions. The Clean Air Act requires manufacturers to certify to EPA that vehicles will meet federal emissions standards. Vehicles with defeat devices cannot be certified.Because Volkswagen cannot modify the affected 2009 through 2012 Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7 generation 1 diesel vehicles to meet EPA-certified exhaust emissions standards, the settlement requires Volkswagen to offer owners of generation 1 vehicles the option to have the company buy back the car and to offer lessees a lease cancellation at no cost. If a plan is proposed by Volkswagen and approved by EPA and CARB to substantially reduce emissions from the generation 1 vehicles, Volkswagen will also have to offer that as an option for consumers.For the generation 2 vehicles, Volkswagen will recall and fix these vehicles so they meet their certified exhaust emissions standards, after the technical solution is approved by regulators. If after extensive testing the solution does not perform as expected and is not approved, Volkswagen must offer to buy back the vehicles. In that case, the company can also seek approval of an emissions modification plan to substantially reduce emissions and, if approved, can offer that as an additional option for generation 2 vehicles.Under the terms of the settlement, Volkswagen must achieve an overall recall rate of at least 85% for each of the generation 1 and generation 2 vehicles recall programs or pay additional sums into the mitigation trust fund. The buyback and lease termination program for generation 1 vehicles will begin within 30 days following court approval of the settlement. Vehicle modifications will become available to eligible owners and lessees once the modifications are approved by regulators.Vehicle owners and lessees will receive updated information from Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche concerning their available buyback or modification options after today’s settlement is approved by the court, and can also obtain information about these options at: www.VWCourtSettlement.com and www.AudiCourtSettlement.com.The settlement requires Volkswagen to pay $225 million to fund projects across the country that will reduce emissions of NOx where the 3.0 liter vehicles were, are or will be operated. This funding is intended to fully mitigate the past and future NOx emissions from the 3.0 liter vehicles. That money will be placed in the same mitigation trust to be established under the partial settlement for the 2L vehicles. This $225 million is in addition to the $2.7 billion that Volkswagen is required to pay into that trust under the prior settlement. The mitigation trust will be administered by an independent trustee.  Beneficiaries, which may include states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and Indian tribes, may obtain funds for designated NOx reduction projects upon application to the trustee.The emissions reduction program will help reduce NOx pollution that contributes to the formation of harmful smog and soot, exposure to which is linked to a number of respiratory- and cardiovascular-related health effects as well as premature death. Children, older adults, people who are active outdoors (including outdoor workers), and people with heart or lung disease are particularly at risk for health effects related to smog or soot exposure. NO2 formed by NOx emissions can aggravate respiratory diseases, particularly asthma, and may also contribute to asthma development in children.The provisions of the settlement are contained in a proposed consent decree filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, as part of the ongoing multi-district litigation, and will be subject to public comment period of 30 days, which will be announced in the Federal Register in the coming days.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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News story: ‘Shameful’ tactics in funeral plan sales to be stamped out

first_imgcrack down on misleading sales tactics currently being used to pressure customers into buying plans disreputable conduct will be addressed through greater regulation, including fines and criminal charges for rule breakers action will promote better treatment of customers and greater access to redress shopping around for a funeral following a bereavement can be difficult. By enabling consumers to plan ahead, a well-functioning funeral plan market can help to improve competition in the wider sector, where funeral prices have increased by an average of 6% p.a. for the last 14 years – twice the rate of inflation Planning for your funeral can be a difficult experience, but one that many of us will need to go through at some point in our lives. It’s shameful that there are those out there who look to prey on people when they are in this often emotional and vulnerable state. That’s why I’ve taken the decision to regulate pre-paid funeral plans, so people can have more confidence in the products they’re being offered and peace of mind that their affairs will be handled correctly. the majority of the funeral plan sector is currently voluntarily regulated by the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA), a self-regulatory body, though others choose to trade outside of this code of practice The use of high pressure and misleading tactics in the sale of funeral plans will be brought to an end, City minister John Glen announced.New plans to regulate the pre-paid funeral sector for the first time will ensure the market is competitive and consumers, who are often old and vulnerable, understand what they are buying.The regulation of the sector will now be overseen by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It will design a new, robust framework to bring regulation in line with other financial products, such as insurance, and ensure that providers are clear and fair in their treatment of customers. This will also offer people access to the Financial Ombudsman Service, enhancing consumer protection.The move comes after a recent call for evidence showed widespread concerns around the conduct of funeral plan providers, with some employing high pressure and misleading sales tactics in order to get customers to sign up to plans.Under these new plans, anyone found breaching the regulations can have their authorisation revoked, face fines and even criminal charges.City minister, John Glen, said: Further informationcenter_img ensure all pre-paid funeral plan providers are subject to the same robust standards enhance the oversight of all the providers operating in this sector make sure consumers can adequately dispute claims when things go wrong the government launched a call for evidence on pre-funeral plans in June 2018: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/pre-paid-funeral-plans funeral plan is a contract under which a customer makes one or more payments to a provider, who subsequently arranges or pays for a funeral upon the death of the customer. Providers either invest these payments in a trust fund or take out a form of insurance against the life of the customer. This enables customers to pay for a funeral in advance and safeguard against inflation Demand for funeral plans has grown by nearly 200 per cent between 2006 and 2018. Last year, 177,000 plans were sold and cost on average between £2,500 and £5,000. The legislation governing their oversight has not changed since 2001 and needs to be updated to address disreputable practices.One example of this is when third-parties working on commission – like door-to-door salesman – pressure customers to buy plans in order to maximise their commission rather than to meet that person’s specific needs.Although a regulator already exists, it operates on a purely voluntary basis and firms can choose not to sign up to the rules.Last summer the government launched a call for evidence on how to strengthen the regulation of the sector and it will now consult on today’s proposals to:last_img read more

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Dog Owner Joe Russo Weighs In On NY1 Interview About Brooklyn Dog Beach

first_imgThere’s no denying that venerated drummer Joe Russo is a fixture of the Brooklyn borough. When he’s not getting ready for his debut at Brooklyn Comes Alive next month, it seems the drummer is giving his two cents with the local media about a local “Dog Beach” in Prospect Park, which is set to re-open in the near future.When watching NY1 this morning, Russo fan @FurryThug (on Twitter) discovered the drummer commenting about the re-opening of the Dog Beach. In the segment, which can be streamed here, Dog Owner Joe Russo says that having the renovations done early is “greatly appreciated.” Once JamBase found the clip, the video naturally has gone viral in the jam band community.Russo poked fun at the situation as well, spotlighting his dog Molly on social media.It seems that Russo is really committed to having Brooklyn come alive! Don’t miss him with Scott Metzger, Robert Walter and Andy Hess at Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd, spread across three venues with over 50 artists performing! For details, head here.last_img read more

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Watch Twiddle Welcome RAQ Members For Outrageous “Free Bird” Encore At The Cap

first_imgTwiddle made their triumphant return to the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY last night, bringing their devoted fanbase to the beloved venue for the first of two highly anticipated performances. With RAQ opening the night up, fans everywhere had the opportunity to catch two great shows, back-to-back. Though there were many highlights of the night, the collaboration between both bands was certainly one of the most memorable.After RAQ’s opening set, Twiddle came out in full force with an opening “Daydream Farmer” and a jammed out “Beehop” that included “Dr. Remidi’s Melodium” sandwiched in the middle. They brought out so many great tunes throughout the night, including “Jamflowman”, “Indigo Trigger” and more.For the show encore, Twiddle busted out the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic “Free Bird” for the first time since 2014 (253 shows). The place lit up as the band called upon Todd Stoops, Chris Michetti, and Scotty Zwang to sit in for this raging finale.Check out fan-shot video of “Free Bird” below, courtesy of William Corcoran.You can see more videos from the night as well, featured below.Daydream Farmer Indigo TriggerCheck out the setlist below, courtesy of uTwiddle, and a full photo gallery from Dave DeCrescente Photography.Setlist: Twiddle | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 12/16/16Set 1: Daydream Farmer, Beehop > Dr. Remidi’s Melodium[1] >Beehop, Jamflowman, Moments, HoneybursteSet 2: Indigo Trigger, Classical Gas[2], Tiberius > The FRENDS Theme[3] > TiberiusEncore: Freebird[4]Show Notes: This was the first of a two-night run at The Capitol Theatre. RAQ opened the show. “Freebird” was last performed on 2014-07-25 (253 shows).[1] “Dr. Remidi’s Melodium” contained a Gubb bass loping solo[2] “Classical Gas” contained a “Carol Of The Bells” jam.[3] “The FRENDS Theme” featured Todd Stoops (RAQ) on keys.[4] “Freebird” featured Chris Michetti (RAQ/Conspirator) on guitar, Todd Stoops (RAQ) on keys and Scotty Zwang (RAQ) on drums. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Gunshots reported east of campus

first_imgThe Notre Dame Police Department (NDPD) received a report from the St. Joseph County Police Department of shots fired near campus’ eastern boundary, NDPD police chief Keri Kei Shibata announced in an email to the Notre Dame community Friday. The reported incident occurred Thursday around 10 p.m. ”in the area of Burdette, Bailey and Eugene Streets east of campus,” the email said.According to the email, the shots were fired from one ”moving vehicle” towards another. The involved parties encountered each other at ”another location earlier in the evening,” the email said.NDPD and county police have been in communication regarding the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to notify the St. Joseph County Police.Tags: Crime, NDPD, St. Joseph County Police Departmentlast_img read more

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Wicked, Phantom & More B’way Halloween Costumes on Etsy!

first_img Elphaba from Wicked Sure, there will be a bunch of boring, run-of-the-mill witches flying around on their broomsticks this year, but this gorgeous Elphaba costume is guaranteed to stand out from the crowd. For an extra surprise, grab a rolling office chair and act out “Defying Gravity” for your Halloween party guests. (You know you want to.) Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors We hope you’ve been rehearsing your booming baritone, because this Audrey II puppet is awesome. Just pair this bad boy with an all-black wardrobe—or better yet, a black wiggle dress and an Audrey wig. Double costume! A hungry, intimidating plant is guaranteed to bring in a huge candy haul. Macavity from Cats They say you shouldn’t let a Mystery Cat cross your path, but all bets are off on Halloween! Do a little trick-or-treating as the Hidden Paw, a.k.a. Macavity, and you’re sure to get lots of king-sized candy bars. Just pair this awesome Macavity wig with a white bodysuit and some black-and-orange fur, and you’re all set! Christine from The Phantom of the Opera OK, this one’s probably out of your price range, but it’s so elaborate and gorgeous we had to include it anyway. This handmade Christine Daae wedding gown is guaranteed to turn heads at your neighbor’s Halloween party—just don’t agree to take lessons from any creepy music teachers while you’re there. Ursula from The Little Mermaid Anyone can be a red-headed mermaid for Halloween, but it takes a lady (or dude) with a certain panache to pull off Ursula. Practice your best evil cackle and get ready to croon “Poor Unfortunate Souls” in exchange for some delicious seaweed-flavored treats this Halloween. Halloween is just around the corner and—wait, what’s that? You haven’t decided on a costume yet? Wow, way to live life on the edge. But never fear, Broadway.com is here to help! Not everyone can be as crafty as these Wicked quilters, but even if you don’t know a sewing machine from a bowling ball, you can rock an awesome homemade Broadway-themed costume this Halloween. We’ve scoured Etsy for homemade costumes that other Broadway fans created so you don’t have to! Check out these DIY takes on iconic costumes from Wicked, Little Shop of Horrors, Phantom and more. Happy trick-or-treating! View Commentslast_img read more

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Dot Extends Off-Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 24, 2016 Dot Marjorie Johnson in ‘Dot’Photo: Carol Rosegg Related Showscenter_img View Comments The New York premiere of Colman Domingo’s Dot has extended its run at the Vineyard Theatre. The off-Broadway production, directed by Susan Stroman and starring Marjorie Johnson, will now play through March 24 instead of the previously scheduled March 20. The new play opened officially on February 23.Dot follows Dotty (Johnson), a matriarch suffering from dementia. Her three adult children gather for the holidays with more than exchanging presents on their mind and fight to balance care for their mother and for themselves.The cast also includes Finnerty Steeves, Sharon Washington, Stephen Conrad Moore, Libya V. Pugh, Colin Hanlon and Michael Rosen.last_img read more

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