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State Rep Jennifer Sullivan Schedules Apopka Office Hours

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply June 14, 2016 at 10:39 am I noticed more smoke yesterday on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, while I was at the Dollar General Store on Rock Springs Road. It appeared to be more burning of the Wekiva State Park area. It may have been something else, or it could of been further out, maybe Rock Springs area, or Rock Spring Reserve. It is hard to determine where the fire is burning unless you go drive and follow the smoke. Often you can run out a lot of gas, trying to determine exactly where the fire location is. Does anyone know what was on fire yesterday toward the east of Rock Springs Road? I suspect MORE controlled burns! Please enter your comment! Mama Mia June 16, 2016 at 9:47 am June 16, 2016 at 10:11 am Reply Mama Mia Do I need to talk to our state representative?… She is hardly ever there, just her interns, and they take the information down in detail, that you supply them, and they pass it on to her, then you never hear back anything from her. So I will pass on visiting her again. Truly a waste of my time. Reply Reply Previous articleCostco vs. Sam’s Club: Who has the Best Rewards Credit Card?Next article“Are We There Yet?” Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear center_img Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply June 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm Reply The area that a lot of smoke was boiling up high in the air yesterday almost had to be a forested area east of Rock Springs Road, because there is hardly nothing else out that way but woods! If anyone knows of any controlled burns happening, post something here and we will all know what is going on! 5 COMMENTS Oh yeah, and while I am thinking about it, and because I don’t have Facebook to post comments, while looking at the City of Apopka’s Facebook website, someone needs to tell the scientist from SJWM, who is shown in the photo on the website while mapping the eel grass on the eastern shore of Lake Apopka, in waist deep water, TO GET THE HECK OUT OF THAT WATER, BEFORE HE GETS ATE BY A BIG GATOR!! Since the Disney episode of the child dragged under the water, and killed by an alligator, and listening to the experts discussing alligators and safety, the expert said to never be in any lake’s water near the shore where there is heavy vegetation!! Mapping the eel grass may be important, but NOT THAT IMPORTANT!!! There are monster gators in that lake……just saying!!!! Also not to mention the muck bogs on the bottom… could take one step, and it would be goodbye……… Please enter your name here Mama Mia Let me be crystal clear about my concerns that I brought to Ms. Sullivan’s office. I went to talk with Ms. Sullivan about the over burning of the forests in this state, which is stated as needed because of controlling wildfires. The smoke is a health issue to many people, especially those with asthma. The smoke makes driving harder. It is destroying animal nests, burning some animals, who die or suffer, and defoliating the natural habitat for our native wildlife. Control burns are necessary to some degree, but our state’s lands are being over burnt! They even burnt the Wekiva State Park right to where people were camped in their camping trailers recently! Can you imagine if you were there to enjoy your summer vacation and that happened? Now, here is what I highly suspect with the most recent burnings. 600+ acres burned in Ocala forest just very recently, which is a national forest, but in the state of Florida, a black bear concentrated area. Rock Springs Reserve burnt near 46 near the bear overpasses, not to mention the various SJWM areas. They even burn the Northshore Area of Lake Apopka, which is a bird sanctuary area! The Sandcrane Restoration area on Welch! Do you see, in part, what is happening here? I do. They are preparing for the next bear hunt that supposedly has not been determined to begin again this year yet. They supposedly have 4 options that the FWC is weighing……right, yeah sure. They are forcing the bears to go to other areas, thus corralling them into thicker areas. Anyone can figure that out. It is not fair, it is wrong, and immoral. It may be different groups of authority conducting the burns, but the results are the same. Now Ms. Sullivan’s office did get back with me today, but the bottom line is this: I was told my concerns could be brought up at the next legislation session, but there is a certain process that has to take place. I asked when that is. I was told the legislation session starts in November. I said, well that won’t do, because if a bear hunt happens this year again, it will take place in October, and that will be too late, as far as the bear hunt is concerned, with the over burning. Do you see what is going on? All these burns are NOT for wildfire control!!!! June 16, 2016 at 9:43 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Mama Mia Representative Jennifer Sullivan Offers Constituent OutreachIf you live north of 441 you are most likely in District 31 and Jennifer Sullivan is your State Representative in Tallahassee.Representative Sullivan routinely schedules office hours in Apopka to answer questions and assist constituents.The next opportunity to meet with Sullivan and/or her staff will be on Friday, June 17, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Apopka City Hall.Call Sullivan’s aide, Morgan Hatfield , at 352-742-6275 for an appointment time.If you need immediate assistance, contact Sullivan’s local office at 352-742-6275.The local office is located at 2755 South Bay Street, Unit D, Eustis 32726, and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

London charity night bike ride raises £2m

first_img Over 3,000 cyclists raised over £2 million for hundreds of charities last weekend as they rode through the streets of London at night.The fifth annual Nightrider took the cyclists on a 100km tour past London’s major sights. They started at Alexandra Palace in north London and Crystal Palace in the south, and followed a circular route through the city.Each cyclist was raising funds for their favourite charity. Howard Lake | 10 June 2014 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis London charity night bike ride raises £2m  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nightrider™ is organised by charity tour operator Classic Tours. Managing Director, Sir Erich Reich said:“Nightrider is a fantastic way to see the sights of London in a different light whilst helping to raise a huge amount for charity.  This year’s ride had the added appeal of taking place immediately prior to the Tour de France when London will be showcased to the world”.Registrations for Nightrider™ 2015 are open with a 20% discount on the first 100 places sold. Advertisement Tagged with: Events London [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″][/youtube]last_img read more

5 ways AI is being used in fundraising

first_imgA well-known example saw WaterAid worked with Facebook-approved developer, The Bot Platform, and Sellu, a farmer and fisherman from the remote village of Tombohuaun in Sierra Leone’s eastern province, to create the chatbot Talk to Sellu. Read more here. Tagged with: artificial intelligence Chatbots AI-auditing brand assets for campaigns Charlie Cadbury, CEO, Say It Now, says: Adam Boita, Marketing Director at NCS says: In this case, Parkinson’s UK and Prostate Cancer UK ran experiments where they generated their own lists using their usual methods. They also generated a recommended list using Dataro’s machine learning. Targeted audio ads 5 ways AI is being used in fundraising “We learned that although this is a nascent channel to reach an audience there is a growing number of people who are happy to make a donation using simple voice commands. There are several new charity campaigns being run this year and Say It Now and Global will be releasing a joint White Paper in June, which will go into the learnings and benchmarks we learned in this initial phase. At the end of the campaign, both lists were compared: “The way those two audiences behave are very different, so we treat them differently. We would run a few 100 ads at a time, testing specific hypotheses in different sprints. For one sprint, we might focus on visual messaging – so what are the visual cues within an ad that drive performance? Then we might move on to specific messages or value propositions, then things like language styles, design formats, is it a video that drives performance, or is it a static ad – all of those different types of things as well.” This is achieved through its CREATOR tool, which AI audits brand assets and message docs and also builds the ads at scale with automation. The AI generated list resulted in more gifts that otherwise would have been missedThe AI generated list resulted in a higher response rateThe AI generated campaign raised more money while actually costing less to send, saving thousands pounds in print and postage as well as environmental cost Vicky Reeves, Managing Director Digital and Deputy CEO, WPNC Digital says: “We absolutely believe voice AI will be a mainstream part of our daily lives as the technology and user experience evolves. Charities should consider this as part of their digital innovation strategy, if they aren’t already.” Automated Creative optimises NCS ads on social and display platforms, running hundreds of ads across social media channels to test different themes, messages and visuals and discover which creative resonates best with the two NCS audiences of teens and parents/guardians. Voice-based giving solutions WPNC Digital created a voice-based giving solution for the NSPCC. In association with the charity and Amazon, the agency developed an Alexa skill that helps parents explain to their children how to stay safe from sexual abuse. The campaign features songs and games to make the experience informal while sharing serious information with youngsters. Users were introduced to Sellu – as well as members of the wider community – and, once subscribed to the bot, taken on a unique journey to the heart of village life in Tombohuaun, the focus community for WaterAid‘s winter fundraising appeal, Untapped. Melanie May | 9 June 2021 | News Using machine learning to improve targeting Users are also able to make a donation by asking Alexa using Amazon Pay. This is also the genesis of WPNC’s new platform, goDonate Voice, which extends options for donors to give via the voice channel.  “The performance and ability to make quick learnings and changes combined with the insights that come out of this rapid sprint learning allows us to ensure we are getting the best ROI.” AI and its subsets machine learning and natural language processing help fundraising in a number of ways. Here are some examples, from targeted audio ads to auditing campaign assets, and improving targeting. As well as delivering improved performance (31% improvement on conversion benchmark); it also delivered back insight into what messaging and visual themes within the ads the audience responded to most. That insight can be used in other areas – such as CRM or programme development.  In late 2020, Parkinson’s UK and Prostate Cancer UK both teamed up with AI firm Dataro to find out how machine learning techniques normally used in large scale marketing campaigns could be applied to direct mail appeal fundraising. Both organisations found AI-driven donor scoring increased revenue and response rates while reducing mailing volumes in their autumn appeals, compared to their normal data selection methods. Parkinson’s UK received 411 additional gifts worth over £15,000 that otherwise would have been missed. Prostate Cancer UK received 440 additional gifts worth over £11,000. NCS’s (National Citizen Service) yearly campaign focuses on raising awareness and signing up teens to participate in programmes that build their confidence and unleash their potential. Amy Wright, Director of Client Strategy at Automated Creative explains: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  301 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Through a series of messages, photos and video content, Sellu took users on a guided tour of his home, introduces them to his wife Fatu and daughter Nancy and even teaches them how to say ‘hello’ in the local language, ‘Mende’. There are also updates on the new water and sanitation infrastructures being built with help from WaterAid supporters. Users were ultimately be asked if they would like to donate towards WaterAid’s Untapped appeal to help bring clean water, decent toilets good hygiene to communities like Sellu’s. “Actionable Audio Advertising is growing at an incredible rate due to the increased adoption of voice assistants and the immediate insight and metrics that are able to be delivered from these kinds of campaigns.” Dataro uses machine learning algorithms to analyse patterns in the charity’s entire history of fundraising, including transactions, engagement and communications data, to paint a much more detailed picture of giving. Each donor is then given a predictive score reflecting their estimated probability of giving. These scores are updated weekly and loaded directly into the charity’s database helping fundraisers choose who to include in the campaign, as well as the best list size and ask strategy. Say It Now uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) to develop technology that lets computers talk to people in the same way that people talk with each other, with a specific focus on voice transactions. Last year saw Global, Europe’s largest radio company, partner with Say It Now on an Innovate UK funded research project to investigate the efficacy of donations to charity facilitated by voice assistants on smart speakers.  Advertisement Say It Now believes this is the largest dataset ever gathered using targeted radio adverts to drive to a transactional outcome on voice assistants.  A number of charities have used chatbots for fundraising, including charity:water’s (partnered with Lokai and AKQA) Walk with Yeshi (above), which took people on a two and a half hour walk to collect water with Yeshi, a girl in Ethiopia, and the Children’s Society, which, with digital agency Puzzle, tested chatbots by using one to communicate with people interested in taking part in its fundraising events, sharing useful information such as how to set up a fundraising page. The research project ran advertising campaigns between September 2020 and April 2021 with NSPCC, WWF and Comic Relief. Targeted audio ads ran specifically on devices that support a voice assistant, with listeners given the option of finding out more about the individual charity or donating straight away with a simple verbal instruction, providing the voice assistant is directly linked to a payment service. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Second Megastar radio journalist attacked

first_img Receive email alerts HaïtiAmericas February 21, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Second Megastar radio journalist attacked News RSF_en June 11, 2019 Find out more News October 11, 2019 Find out more Police attacked radio Megastar journalist Makenson Remy on 18 February in Port-au-Prince. He was driving home after work when he realised a police car was following him. When he stopped at a red light in the district of Nazon, the police ordered him to get out of his car. Then, according to the account he gave the Associated Press, they beat him and threatened to kill him if he did not stop working for Megastar. “They accused me of making pro-Aristide comments on the radio,” he said, referring to former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. They also said, “they may have hurt me but they could have killed me,” he added.________________________14.02.05 – Journalist stops working, goes into hiding after shooting attackReporters Without Borders voiced alarm today about the climate of violence in Haiti in which journalist Raoul Saint-Louis, a co-presenter on the privately-owned radio station Megastar, announced on 8 February that he has had to go into hiding, change his residence and stop working as a result of a shooting attack four days before.”The consequences of the attack on Saint-Louis have been disastrous and constitute a serious press freedom violation,” the organization said. “The attack and the death threats he received by telephone have made him decide to stop practising his profession because he fears for his life and the lives of his loved-ones. He has moved, he is wearing a different style of clothes and he is hiding when he goes out.”Pointing out that this was the third attack against a journalist since the start of the year, Reporters Without Borders called on the authorities “to quickly do everything possible to put an end to this situation of danger for journalists, who must be able to work in complete safety.”In the attack on Saint-Louis on the evening of 4 February, several shots were fired as he was outside the radio station with his wife and several colleagues. One of the shots went right through his hand, causing a injury that required hospitalization. As it was dark, Saint-Louis was unable to see who fired the shots. He said he had received death threats by phone during the preceding month after he accused the government on the air of not doing enough to combat corruption. Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice HaïtiAmericas News Follow the news on Haïti Police attacked Radio Megastar journalist Makenson Remy on 18 February in Port-au-Prince. November 14, 2019 Find out more News Another journalist murdered in Haiti Help by sharing this information Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti Organisation to go furtherlast_img read more

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

first_img Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week: Augustine (A398279) is a fun-loving 7-year-old, neutered male Catahoula/Pit Bull mix. Augustine came to PHS underweight, but with consistent meals and a lot of love, he’s now back to a healthy size. Augustine has a goofball personality that has endeared him to staff and volunteers. Out on the PHS Mobile Unit, he gets along well with dogs of all sizes, but has a special fondness for Lily (A400517), a 3 year-old-pit bull.The adoption fee for dogs is $125, which includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccinations. Augustine qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors program, which waives the adoption fee for adopters age 60 and over. The mandatory $20 microchip fee still applies.Adopt Augustine and all other available pets for just $20 on Saturday, July 23, during the Clear the Shelters adoption event. Regular adoption screening applies.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A398279, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Shelly (A394603) is a sweet 1-year-old, black and white, spayed female shorthair cat. This affectionate gal first arrived at PHS at the end of March and soon gave birth to kittens. She raised her kittens in a foster home and has since returned to the shelter for adoption. Her foster mom reports that Shelly is a bit shy with new people, but once she gets to know you, she head bumps, rubs, purr and “makes biscuits” when she is happy. Shelly is currently available for adoption at Pet Food Express in Pasadena.The adoption fee for cats is $70 (or two for $85), which includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccinations.Adopt Shelly and all other available pets for just $20 on Saturday, July 23, during the Clear the Shelters adoption event. Regular adoption screening applies.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A394603, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at Make a comment Community News Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img top box 9 Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 18, 2016 | 12:14 pm 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

SC Dismisses Review Petitions Against Judgment Decriminalizing Adultery [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Dismisses Review Petitions Against Judgment Decriminalizing Adultery [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Jun 2020 4:40 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has dismissed two review petitions filed against its judgment which decriminalized adultery by striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code.An organisation named All Religious Affinity Movement had filed one of the review petitions against the judgment. “We have carefully gone through the Review Petitions and the connected papers filed therewith. We do not find…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has dismissed two review petitions filed against its judgment which decriminalized adultery by striking down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code.An organisation named All Religious Affinity Movement had filed one of the review petitions against the judgment. “We have carefully gone through the Review Petitions and the connected papers filed therewith. We do not find any ground, whatsoever, to entertain the same.”, said the bench headed by the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde while dismissing the Review Petitions.  Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code punished a married man for having sex with wife of another man. However, the sexual act was exempted from punishment if it is performed with the consent or connivance of the husband of the other woman. Also, the provision exempts the wife from punishment, and states that wife should not be even treated as an abettor. The bench comprising of the then CJI Dipak Misra, AM Khanwilkar, RF Nariman, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, had held that the penal provision violated a woman’s right to dignity, resulting in infringement of Article 21 of the Constitution of India. It was also observed that the provision treated women as chattel, and has chauvinistic undertones.Recently, the Constitutional Court of Taiwan had ruled that the provisions of Criminal Law criminalizing Adultery are unconstitutional. It said that the provisions directly restricts the people’s sexual autonomy, and also interferes with the privacy of the people.Live Law reports on the ‘Adultery’ judgment’Husband Is Not The Master Of Wife’, SC Strikes Down 158 Year Old Adultery Law Under Section 497 IPC [Read Judgment]There Cannot Be Patriarchal Monarchy Over Daughter Or Husband’s Monarchy Over Wife: CJI Misra In Adultery Judgment [Read Judgment]Patriarchy & Paternalism Underpinnings Of Section 497 IPC : Justice Chandrachud In Adultery Judgment [ Read Judgment]Justice Chandrachud Does It Again, Overrules His Father’s 33 Year Old Judgment On Adultery Law [Read Judgment]Section 497 Was Never Intended To Preserve ‘Sanctity Of Marriage’; It Demeans Or Degrades The Status Of A Woman By Likening Her To A Chattel: Justice RF Nariman [Read Judgment]Adulterous Woman Can’t Be Treated As Victim And The Man, Seducer: Justice Indu Malhotra on Striking Down S.497IPCClick here to Read/Download OrderRead Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Scotia Arc Acari: antiquity and origin

first_imgThe Scotia Arc comprises South Georgia, South Sandwich, South Orkney and South Shetland Islands together with the Antarctic Peninsula. Free-living Acari of the Scotia Arc contain immigrant and endemic elements. Transport of immigrant species to and within the Maritime Antarctic has been via Holocene storms and ocean currents. Most immigrants are Gamasida, Oribatida and Acaridida while Actinedida dominate the endemic element. Immigrant species on South Georgia share common ‘sub-Antarctic’ affinities with South Indian and, to a lesser extent, South Pacific Ocean island faunas. In contrast, immigrants to the rest of the Scotia Arc and Bouvetøya on the mid-Atlantic Ridge, form a robust ‘Maritime Antarctic’ Province group. The endemic component is of largely Tertiary origin and, like that of Continental Antarctica, dominated by a few cosmopolitan families and genera of Actinedida. There are no bona fide pan-Antarctic species and little evidence that Continental and Maritime Antarctic faunas have a common ancestry, indeed the Continental endemic fauna is entirely montane while that of Maritime Antarctica is coastal. The presence of common Maritime Antarctic/South Pacific island genera corroborate the Antarctic Peninsula as being derived from a South Pacific island archipelago which collided with Continental Antarctica during the Tertiary period.last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 1/10

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 14MANTI, Utah-Jordan Blauer amassed 20 points and 8 rebounds on 6-11 from the field and the Manti Templars overpowered Delta 61-49 Friday in Region 14 boys basketball action. The Templars fell behind 16-9 after the 1st Quarter but powered their way to a 24-24 tie at the half. In the 2nd half, Manti outscored Delta 37-25 to improve to 14-1 and 5-0 in Region 14 play. Grady Thompson symmetrically posted 11 points and 11 rebounds in a complementary role for the Templars.Derek Smith netted 36 points and 7 rebounds in the loss for the Rabbits, while making 11 of his 12 free throw attempts. The Rabbits fell to 8-5 and 0-1 in the Region 14 opener but have a relatively swift turnaround as they will play at Juab on Tuesday in a game to be broadcast on the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network.SPANISH FORK, Utah-The American Leadership Eagles edged Juab 60-57 Friday in Region 14 boys basketball action. Kollin Robertson led the Wasps in the loss with 17 points.Region 12BLANDING, Utah-Jaxon Torgerson stepped up with 19 points and the San Juan Broncos stymied South Sevier 74-63 Friday in Region 12 boys basketball action. Brandt Williams posted 30 points and 6 rebounds in the loss for the Rams.MOAB, Utah-Will Robinson’s 14 points led the way as the Richfield Wildcats waxed Grand 65-57 in Region 12 boys basketball action Friday. Kaine Allred posted 19 points in defeat for the Red Devils.Region 16MONTICELLO, Utah-Janzen Keisel posted 30 points and the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs downed Monticello 65-60 in Region 16 boys basketball action Friday. Cedar English led the Buckaroos in the loss with 20 points.SALINA, Utah-Burke Mickelsen and Marshall Okerlund had 14 points apiece and the North Sevier Wolves edged North Summit 62-59 Friday in Region 16 boys basketball action. Quinton Jones posted 14 points in defeat for the Braves.Region 18FILLMORE, Utah-Ky Brown posted 19 points and the Beaver Beavers routed Millard 48-30 in Region 18 boys basketball action Friday. Tyce Davies had 8 points for the Eagles in the loss.ENTERPRISE, Utah-Tyler Hiatt netted 19 points and the Enterprise Wolves pounded Kanab 58-40 Friday in Region 18 boys basketball action. Sam Orton paced the Cowboys in defeat with 16 points.Region 20HURRICANE, Utah-Ryker Hatch led the way with 21 points and the Panguitch Bobcats routed Diamond Ranch 68-39 in Region 20 boys basketball action Friday. Clarence Jackson had 13 points for the Diamondbacks in defeat.TROPIC, Utah-Sergio Vasquez posted 16 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs gashed Piute 46-38 Friday in Region 2o boys basketball action. Kelby Jessen’s 21 points led the Thunderbirds in the loss.MILFORD, Utah-The Milford Tigers downed Wayne 52-45 Friday in Region 20 boys basketball action.Non-RegionMT. PLEASANT, Utah-The Wasatch Academy Tigers pounded the Desert Valley Prep (Nev.) Silver Miners 114-65 in non-region boys basketball action Friday.Girls BasketballRegion 12RICHFIELD, Utah-Jarica Steck led the way with 16 points and the Richfield Wildcats clobbered Grand 57-15 Friday in Region 12 girls basketball action. Josalyn Murphy had 10 points in the loss for the Red Devils.MONROE, Utah-Cassie Johnson posted 20 points and Brookell Brindley added 17 more as the South Sevier Rams waxed San Juan 66-53 in Region 12 girls basketball action Friday. Tasiah Little had 15 points in defeat for the Broncos. Tags: Delta basketball/Manti Basketball/Roundup Written by January 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/10 Brad Jameslast_img read more

Bakkavor reports UK sales dip of 5.3% for 2020

first_imgSource: BakkavorBakkavor has delivered a ‘strong and resilient’ performance, according to CEO Agust Gudmundsson, reporting a group revenue dip of 4.9% for the 2020 financial year.Like-for-like UK sales at the business, which produces desserts, pizza and bread among other things, were 5.3% lower for the 52 weeks ended 26 December 2020 compared to the year before.The figures were reported in a trading update today (14 January) which said the recovery of sales reported at the end of H1 continued into the second half. However, volumes were adversely impacted in the final quarter by further lockdown restrictions, particularly affecting food to go. Christmas volumes, meanwhile, were in line with 2019.The business said ‘decisive mitigating actions’ were taken to lower its cost base and preserve cash at an early stage of the pandemic. Factory operations were adapted, and strategic restructurings undertaken to accommodate lower volumes.As such, Bakkavor believes it will deliver adjusted EBITDA for the full year broadly in line with the £138m reported for the year prior.It added that by focusing on cash management, which included a temporary reduction in non-essential capital expenditure and suspension of dividend payments, the business continues to operate with ‘significant headroom’ of £200m against its debt facilities of £537.5m.“These are unprecedented times but the hard work and dedication of our teams, together with our scale and long-standing customer relationships, has delivered a strong and resilient performance. I am incredibly proud of our colleagues who have gone above and beyond in the toughest of circumstances,” said CEO Agust Gudmundsson.“Notwithstanding the ongoing impact of Covid-19, we have a sound business model and solid platform that leaves us well placed to navigate the current environment and achieve long-term sustainable growth.”International businessLooking at its international business, Bakkavor’s US business grew by 12.7% on a like-for-like basis. This revenue uplift, together with a strategic restructuring of its operations, has led to a turnaround in performance and secured ‘sustainable and profitable growth’ for the second half of the year.The growth reported within the US was, however, offset by a decline in revenues of 21.6% in China – its business most severely impacted by the pandemic. Whilst Bakkavor continued to see reduced demand in Hong Kong due to ongoing civil unrest, it saw a steady improvement in sales in mainland China in the second half of the year, signalling overall recovery in the region.last_img read more

Watch Umphrey’s McGee’s Rock Out With Their Kids At Dominican Holidaze [Pro-Shot]

first_imgToday, Chicago-native prog-jam heavyweights Umphrey’s McGee shared a brand new pro-shot video from their December 3rd, 2016 performance at Dominican Holidaze in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The video, which captures the evening’s second section of “All In Time,” shows the very special guests who came onstage to “sit-in” toward the end of the tune: several of the band members’ young children. The little McGees’ presence onstage prompted proud grins from all of the band’s members, as Brendan Bayliss‘s children followed their dad’s lead throwing up the “horns” and Jake Cinninger‘s kids delighted in their dad milking some guitar solo feedback, before the whole extended family received a resounding standing ovation.Umphrey’s McGee, Disco Biscuits, STS9 & More Highlight Dominican Holidaze Day Three [Gallery]You can watch pro-shot footage of “All In Time (Part II) featuring the band’s “little helpers” from Dominican Holidaze 2016 below, via the band’s YouTube page:SETLIST: Umphrey’s McGee | Dominican Holidaze | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | 12/3/16Set 1: Bridgeless > Conduit, Utopian Fir > Daffodils, All In Time > Bridgeless, Ocean BillySet 2: Plunger > 2×2, The Triple Wide > All In Time, Wife Soup, Dump CityEncore: SlackerNext up for Umphrey’s McGee is a 3-show run at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre from Friday, June 30th – Sunday, July 2nd. After Red Rocks, Umphrey’s will make their way to New York City for a special performance at Central Park SummerStage. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.Following Umphrey’s McGee’s performance at Central Park Summerstage on July 7th, head to Highline Ballroom for a very special Aqueous + Friends Official After Party featuring Umphrey’s guitarist Jake Cinninger and keyboardist Joel Cummins presented by Live For Live Music. For more information on the late-night, or to purchase tickets, head here.last_img read more

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