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Softball crowd sings national anthem unaccompanied

first_imgMay 28, 2018 /Sports News – National Softball crowd sings national anthem unaccompanied Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABCNews.com(FRESNO, Calif.) — Patriotism rang out during a high school softball tournament in California last Friday.Before Clovis High School faced off against Buchanan High School during the Central Section softball championship on May 25, the announcer said the national anthem would not be played.Typically, when there are several games in a row, the anthem is only played before the first game.But the crowd were having none of that.After the announcement was made, witnesses said many people booed and decided to take matters into their own hands.People in the crowd can be seen standing and singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” on their own.According to the Fresno Bee, when the song was done, the crowd erupted in applause.The game went on as planned after the patriotic interlude.The Central Section event coordinator, Bob Kayajanian, told the Fresno Bee not playing the anthem was a mistake.“We got caught [off-guard],” Kayajanian told the Fresno Bee. “Both the teams turned to face the field and they all started singing the national anthem. They started to play some music and the people took that as the national anthem and they all started singing, which I think is obviously a wonderful thing to show off their patriotism.”Kayajanian said the anthem will be played at every game now.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Video exclusive: former Purplebricks director reveals all about his new business

first_imgPurplebricks’ former National Lettings Director Richard Jacques (above, left) says his new investment platform Investerge will create a level playing field for investors and claims it’s already initiated property deals worth ‘multi millions of pounds’.Jacques also says his platform will introduce investors to properties rather than sell them and help estate agents earn more commission.The 32-year-old has told The Negotiator’s Nigel Lewis during a video interview (see below) that he wants to collate all of the UK’s investment properties into one central location instead of investors having to visit lots of different estate agents, brokers and investment companies.Jacques says during his six years at Purplebricks he saw how the public were quickly embracing technology when it made their lives easier, and believes his new business will do the same for property investment.Off-market“We provide predominantly off-market properties that aren’t going to end up on Rightmove, Zoopla or OnTheMarket,” he says.“What we provide to estate agents is a way to work on their own individual data bases of clients who they may not have properties for today that they can then lead generate to us.“And because the properties haven’t appeared on the portals, the investors get access to something more exclusive, and the estate agent is able to earn commission off the back of the sale.”Jacques claims his new service is designed to attract UK investors in both HMOs and by-to-let properties but also foreign investors buying at a distance, helped by the current exchange rate fluctuations.“At the moment investors have to liaise separately with a sales agent to buy the property, a lender to organise the loan and then a letting agent to manage the property but we can do all that from one place in a transparent way,” says Jacques.Investerge outsources the property management to its letting partners, who use an API plugged into its platform so that investors can do everything from one place.Video: Why should estate agents be interested?<spandata-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>How does it work?Investerge Richard Jacques Purplebricks October 2, 2019Nigel 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 » Video exclusive: former Purplebricks director reveals all about his new business previous nextProducts & ServicesVideo exclusive: former Purplebricks director reveals all about his new businessRichard Jacques launched property investment platform Investerge in August to consumers but now says it can benefit estate agents too.Nigel Lewis2nd October 201901,521 Viewslast_img read more

Sherwood’s fresh packs

first_imgThe Sherwood Group’s packaging division has launched Purepack, a new concept in barrier-coated printed packaging, suitable for use in the food industry. Using technology suitable for a wide variety of boards and weights, it features a water-based coating that provides a direct food contact barrier while also offering potential cost savings over traditional barrier coatings, according to the firm, as the printing and coating take place in a complete inline process, rather than requiring two separate operations. Its protective properties also provide a grease- and water-resistant barrier and it is also fully biodegradable, compostable and recyclable.Purepack can incorporate windows utilising a PLA recyclable material, eliminating the need to separate a PE laminate from the printed material.last_img read more

Two men arrested in connection with home invasion, dog shooting death in Cass County

first_img WhatsApp Two men arrested in connection with home invasion, dog shooting death in Cass County Google+ Previous articleSerial killer admits to two 1980 murders in Allen CountyNext articleDaylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter By Jon Zimney – March 7, 2020 0 456 WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest (Photo supplied) Two men have been arrested in connection with a home invasion/armed robbery that happened at a home on Tuesday, March 3.Sheriff Richard J. Behnke reports that his office was called to investigate an armed robbery / home invasion that occurred in the 63000 block of Day Lake Road in Calvin Township.Deputies were dispatched after a call to dispatch indicated that 3 or 4 male individuals entered into the hom demanding money.The victim, a 24 year old woman, told the men she did not have any money, but the suspects forced their way into a back bedroom.When the suspects opened the bedroom door, a dog came at them. They shot the dog which died of the injuries.The suspects then left the home and took off in a silver Toyota Prius with an undetermined amount of money.While investigating this incident a report was called in to police about a suspicious situation at a location on Brownsville Road.Two vehicles were observed parked at a secluded location on the property and subjects were getting out of a silver Prius and into a red Toyota Camry. That property owner made contact with the subjects in these cars, which then fled the area prior to police arriving on scene.Deputies were able to identify one possible suspect for the home invasion based on information gathered from this incident. Deputies put out an alert to attempt to locate the red Toyota Camry which was later found parked at the Cassopolis Library.Two subjects were located at the time of the recovery of the Toyota Camry and arrested based on information received during the investigation.Oliver Bwalya, 21, from Elkhart, and Jeramian Makanjuola, 19, of Columbus, Ohio, were arrested and face 13 charges, including home invasion, armed robbery, killing / torturing an animal, larceny from a building, assault with a dangerous weapon, and felony firearms.Bond was set at $80,000.00This investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. IndianaLocalMichiganNewslast_img read more

WHO’s Ryan: Don’t turn COVID-19 into ‘political football’

first_img“It is important that we have consistent messaging from all levels, and it’s not for one country or one entity; consistent messaging between science and between government,” the WHO’s Mike Ryan said in response to a question about the exchange.The science around the coronavirus was “complicated stuff”, with data and new evidence evolving, Ryan said. “So it isn’t easy and it isn’t easy for everyone to be on message all of the time.””What is important is that governments, scientific institutions, step back, review the evidence, and give the most comprehensive easy-to-understand-and-digest information so that people can take the appropriate action.”Ryan, a veteran of Ebola outbreaks in Africa and other epidemics, said authorities must engage with communities to address anxieties. The World Health Organization’s top emergency expert, asked on Thursday about contradictory remarks by President Donald Trump and US health officials on COVID-19, said it was important for all countries to have “consistent messaging” for their public.Trump took exception on Wednesday to comments from the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, who said a vaccine could be broadly rolled out in mid-2021 and masks might be more effective.Trump, at a news conference, said he believed a vaccine will be rolled out much sooner. He said he called Redfield after his testimony to question him about it, and that Redfield appeared to have been confused by the question. Topics :center_img “It’s understanding the confusion, it’s understanding their concern, it’s understanding their apprehension. And not laughing at it and not turning that into some kind of political football,” he added.Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead for COVID-19, said it recommended a comprehensive package of measures including physical distancing to prevent spread of the virus.”Masks are part of it,” she added.last_img read more

Developer recognising buyers needs to live close to lifestyle outlets

first_imgSouth City Square has just announced Woolworths and Reading Entertainment as their anchor retail tenants, providing residential buyers with lifestyle bonuses.“LIFESTYLE amenity” is the new catchcry of apartment living, with developers looking at all avenues to draw buyers.The $600 million South City Square in Woolloongabba has just announced its two anchor retail tenants, Woolworths and Reading Entertainment as its first residents get ready to move into stage one “One South City” next month, with 95 per cent of the 398 apartments released to market to date, already sold.A joint venture between Pellicano and Perri Projects, the mega development is set to deliver 850 apartments, 144-room hotel and 13,000sq m of retail space including a medical centre, health and wellness precinct, childcare centre, central marketplace, cafes, restaurants and all set around a 5,000sq m publicly accessible city square.Pellicano development operations manager Michael Kent said the Brisbane market was evolving and astute investors and owner occupiers were looking for a more integrated offering.“Lifestyle amenity is important to today’s discerning buyer,” Kent said.“At South City Square, we are finding that people are buying into the vision of the integrated lifestyle precinct and then choosing their perfect residence.“The market has responded to this fully integrated offering and the chance to be a part of a newand vibrant community, with all their lifestyle and entertainment needs met just below theirhomes.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoSouth City Square retail outlets.Kent said the modern lifestyle was incredibly busy, so supermarkets with Click and Collect, like Woolworths would be offering, was a huge drawcard for tenants.“Cafes where people can grab their morning coffee before jumping on their train to work or where they can enjoy a leisurely weekend breakfast while reading the paper add depth to precincts,” he said.Kent said securing Woolworths and Reading Entertainment as tenants reaffirmed their belief as developers that South City Square would be the centre of Woolloongabba’s transformation into a dynamic retail and lifestyle precinct.With both retailers signing 15 year leases and Urbis forecasting the suburbs catchment population to grow by 50 per cent to more than 33,000 by 2036, things are looking positive for the project.“South City Square’s retail and dining precinct is located just a three-minute walk from The Gabba, which draws over 330,000 people to its sporting events each year,” Kent said.“That’s 330,000 people that will want to dine, be entertained, and patronise retailers before and after events.”Woolworth’s regional property manager Phillip Reel, said the company was thrilled to secure one of the key retail tenancies as the growing population indicated clear demand for a full-line supermarket.last_img read more

Aibel scoops more work on Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup field

first_imgNorwegian oil services company Aibel has been awarded the contract for hook-up of the process platform and bridge from the processing platform to the living quarters at the Johan Sverdrup field.Aibel working on the hook-up of the drilling platform (behind) at the Johan Sverdrup field; Source: AibelAibel said on Friday that the contract was included as an option in Aibel’s initial contract for the hook-up of the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform, awarded by Equinor in January 2017.The company added that the new contract had an estimated value of approximately NOK 200 million ($24 million).President and CEO of Aibel, Mads Andersen, said: “This is an important contract for Aibel at the Johan Sverdrup field. It confirms that Equinor is satisfied with the ongoing work. We highly appreciate the opportunity to continue our good collaboration with Equinor.”Aibel’s task will be to prepare and execute the actual hook-up of the processing platform (P1) and the bridge UB002 at the Johan Sverdrup field.The project also includes connecting the platform’s systems towards the jacket. Also, Aibel will assist Equinor during commissioning and start-up offshore.120 workers at peakAccording to Aibel, the work will start immediately and will be managed by a team from Haugesund, from where the company is currently executing the hook-up of the drilling platform.The first phase of the project includes preparatory activities in close cooperation with Equinor’s P1 project. The topside for the P1 will be completed at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea during autumn 2018 and will be ready for installation in spring 2019.Then, Aibel will start the work offshore with up to 400 employees in rotation towards the summer of 2019. At its peak, the project’s onshore organization will consist of 120 employees.In addition to the hook-up contracts, Aibel has delivered the topside for the drilling platform and has been awarded the contract for engineering, procurement, and construction of the P2 process platform for the field.The company has also constructed the converter substation at Haugsneset that would ensure power supply from shore to the entire Johan Sverdrup field.In other related news, Aker Solutions, together with Kvaerner, secured additional hook-up and commissioning work on the Johan Sverdrup field.It is worth mentioning that Equinor also awarded Aibel a letter of intent for the construction of the processing platform topside for phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development. Phase 1 of the Johan Sverdrup development is well underway with planned startup in late 2019. Production start for phase 2 is planned in 2022.The contract, awarded in April, includes engineering, procurement, and fabrication (EPC) work and will be headed up from Aibel’s office in Asker. Aibel’s engineering office in Thailand and the company’s own yards in Thailand and Haugesund will also be key to the delivery, which at its peak, will involve around 3,500 employees.last_img read more

ALBA Economic Space will benefit Dominica

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews ALBA Economic Space will benefit Dominica by: – February 7, 2012center_img Tweet 8 Views   no discussions Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt SkerritPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has hailed the 11th ALBA Summit a tremendous success.The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) summit was held over the weekend in Caracas and Prime Minister Skerrit says a number of important decisions were taken.He said member states took a decision for the creation of the economic space of ALBA.“This is the promotion of trade among and between ALBA nations. Critically what this calls for is an analysis of each country’s economy and to look at areas they can develop on in so far as industry is concerned, in order to export to ALBA nations,” he said.According to Mr. Skerrit, Dominica spoke about its water resources.“All of us know that we have tremendous capacity in so far as our water resources are concerned. The challenge that we are having is getting a private sector company to export large volumes of water. We have placed this project on the agenda,” he said.The Prime Minister said through the trade agreement, Dominica can export (water) to ALBA nations.“We are not saying that we will build a completely new factory. There are already existing companies and if they are so inclined, we can engage them as our primary vehicle towards realization of the optimum, in so far as the volume required for supplying the market,” he said.Mr. Skerrit said CARICOM would have to be consulted and engaged on the matter.“We have indicated to our other colleagues in ALBA that we have already had arrangements within our own space and due note should taken in terms of engaging CARICOM. One of the very critical aspects of our membership in ALBA is not to set aside our already strong arrangements within CAIRCOM and OECS, so there is no decision that we will ever take that will go contrary. It will not affect the existing single market or economic union at CARICOM and OECS respectively,’ he added.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Jury reaches no verdict in child molesting case

first_imgVersailles, In. — A Ripley County jury was unable to reach a verdict in a case involving child pornography and suspected molestation. Ralph Wilson was found not guilty for possession of child pornography and the jury could not reach a verdict on two counts of child molesting.Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel plans to meet with Indiana State Police and the family of the victims prior to making a decision about a retrial.Hertel, said, “It’s very difficult for victims to testify once much less an additional time and they would be required to do so.”Wilson also faces child molesting and escape charges in Jennings County.last_img read more

Wisconsin’s remarkable Final Four run

first_imgThe 2000 Final Four-qualifying Wisconsin men’s basketball team took the game invented by James Naismith and turned it into an ugly slugfest of a competition that made Dean Smith’s four-corners offense look like a Steve Nash fast break.Coached by Dick Bennett, the Badgers tugged, pulled, pushed and any other verb you can think of to make up for the athletic limitations of the team.To say they played at a snail’s pace would be an insult to that majestic, shelled Gastropoda.The team struggled to score — averaging 59.9 points per game for the season — and boasted only one player who even averaged double digits, the legendary Mark Vershaw, at 11.8 points per game.So, what is there to make of a team that sent offensive basketball back 20 years before the creation of the 3-point line?They were completely and totally awesome.Led by point guard Mike Kelly — he, of the 5.0 points per game average, most of which came on fast breaks from his 2.6 steals per game — the Badgers played defense better than any team in the country. With fundamentals Tim Duncan would envy, UW never gave its opponent a clean look at the basket, forcing teams to earn every point.By season’s end, Wisconsin opponents had managed to score a pre-shot clock-like 55.8 points per game.Coming into the NCAA Tournament as a No. 8 seed, the Badgers knocked off opening-round opponent Fresno State, No. 1 seed Arizona (featuring Richard Jefferson and Gilbert Arenas on the roster), LSU and finally Purdue to reach the Final Four. In the four games leading up to an epic showdown with eventual NCAA Champion Michigan State, UW averaged a whopping 64.2 points per game and held its opponents to a mere 55.7 points per game.Score one for underdogs everywhere.Best of all, this Badger team pissed off then-Kansas coach Roy Williams to whine in a way NFL wide receivers would be proud of.“Are you going to tell me you didn’t like [a 99-98 victory over UCLA the following season] more than 19-17 at halftime?” Williams quipped the next season, alluding to the Wisconsin versus Michigan State Final Four. “We’re trying to make it a game of basketball skills, not a weight-room contest.”On behalf of Wisconsin fans everywhere Roy, you can shove it.Bennett took a Big Ten bottom feeder and made them relevant in his time at UW. Current coach Bo Ryan has built on this success in much of the same vein, emphasizing defense and ball control.All this sprung from a No. 8 seed reaching the 2000 Final Four, in whatever way it could.last_img read more