Runnin’ Utes Round Out 2018-19 Roster with Addition of Gach


first_img Tags: Basketball/Both Gach/Utah Utes Written by Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – University of Utah head men’s basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak has announced that Both Gach has signed a letter of intent to play for the Runnin’ Utes and has been added to the upcoming 2018-19 roster.Gach, a four-star wing out of Austin, Minn., is coming off a prep season at Arizona Compass (Phoenix, Ariz.) where he tallied 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists per game. He helped lead Arizona Compass to a 24-4 season record. Prior to his season with Arizona Compass, Gach led Austin High School to a 29-3 record in 2016 and then helped guide the Packers to the class 3-A state championship game in 2017.Gach, who stands 6-7 and weighs 190 pounds, picked Utah after considering San Diego State, Texas Tech and Oregon. June 2, 2018 /Sports News – Local Runnin’ Utes Round Out 2018-19 Roster with Addition of Gachlast_img read more

Bakeware coating expert joins Invicta sales team


first_imgFood handling equipment supplier Invicta has appointed an expert in industrial bakeware to its sales team.Trevor Talbot (pictured above) has more than 30 years’ experience in design, manufacture and sales of industrial bakeware and has worked with businesses ranging from large plant bakeries to individual craft bakers.He will work alongside Invicta’s existing sales managers, servicing customers across the UK, with a particular emphasis on Scotland and Ireland.“We are delighted to welcome Trevor to our team,” said Invicta managing director John Waddington. “He has a very broad experience of the bakeware and food production industry and is extremely well-regarded in the field.“We are sure our customers will benefit greatly from this knowledge in terms of advice on product selection and, ultimately, product development, particularly with bespoke orders.”Talbot said his role would include helping customers select the correct type of bakeware.“Recent technologies have led to the availability of new ranges, such as non-stick and specially reinforced products, designed to cope with increased wear and tear or particular added ingredients. As such, some coatings are definitely more suitable for certain types of bakes than others.“As well as helping customers buy new or replacement equipment, I will also advise them on how best to maintain products and reap maximum benefit in terms of product performance and efficiency. This would include whether or not an item can be re-coated, when it stops being cost-efficient to re-coat, and how best to clean and store a product.”last_img read more

Outdoor Updates: Directors warn that moving BLM to CO will cripple the agency


first_imgNinety-six-year-old Roy Englert of Springfield, Virginia, broke the 5K world record for his age group (95 to 99) when he completed a 5K in 42:30:23 at the USATF Masters Outdoor Championship, smashing the previous record of 50:10:56. Englert also holds the world record in his age group for the 800 meters and the 1500 meters as well as the world record for 4×100, 4×400 and 4×800 relay teams. 96-year-old Virginia man breaks 5K age-group world record If BLM headquarters moves to Colorado former directors warn it will cripple the agency The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says that a private company’s plans to mine minerals near Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp poses “substantial risks,” and potentially irreversible damage, to the environment. “I think the endgame is to try to make it almost impossible to manage these public lands,” former BLM director Robert V. Abbey told Bloomberg. Abbey and another former BLM director warn that the move will isolate the agency and render it ineffective, eventually convincing Congress the land would be better managed by the states. Once in the hands of the state, environmental protections could be stripped and the land developed, if that is what the state chooses.   Twin Pines Minerals LLC wants to mine titanium dioxide within four miles of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The permit request is currently under consideration. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is still reviewing the plans but wrote in a memo back in February that the agency has “concerns that the proposed project poses substantial risks for significant affect to the environment,” and that “should impacts occur they may not be able to be reversed, repaired or mitigated for.” center_img The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced last week that it will move its headquarters to Grand Junction, Colorado, relocating about 80 percent of the personnel currently residing in Washington D.C. The agency claims the move will put employees closer to the lands and resources that they manage. But two former BLM directors are speaking out, warning that the move is an early effort to dismantle the agency completely and transfer millions of acres of federal lands to the states, Bloomberg reports.  Plans to mine near Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp pose ‘substantial risks’ The swamp has been protected since 1937 and serves as a habitat for alligators, bald eagles, and other protected species. It is the largest federal refuge in the east. The administration of then-President Bill Clinton dismissed a similar mining plan by DuPont 20 years ago.  According to Runner’s World, Englert runs 2-3 miles per day, mostly on a treadmill, near the retirement community where he lives. “It’s fun,” he told Run Washington. “It’s not fun while you’re doing it, but it’s fun when you’re finished. It’s hard work, actually.”last_img read more

Skift research: What tourists ’travel habits in 2019 have revealed to us


first_imgThis year has been very significant for consumer analysis by the research team Skift Research. Four surveys among travelers were conducted, including two updates to the annual survey and two completely new additions. Below is a set of the most interesting data collected in the above research. Also, it was found that dividing each of these age groups into two smaller groups reveals additional nuances in the comparison. There are commonalities between all millennials and Generation Z in these five countries, but there are also variations. For example, in China and India, younger and older millennials (23-30 and 31-38 years old) have more in common than they have with any of the Generation Z groups. However, in the US and Australia, it is observed that the older Generation Z (18-22) has more in common with younger millennials than is the case with younger members of Generation Z. Local experiences like gastrotourism continue to attract a lot of attention from travelers in 2019. The Skift Gastrotourism Survey helped quantify this trend and created a picture of how big it is becoming. The results showed that almost every respondent stated that they participated in the gastronomic experience during the trip. How important is the attractiveness of the destination for posts on social networks of millennials and generation Z. American travelers are more motivated by hyperlocal, adventurous travel experiences For millennials and Generation Z, their nationality is a more important indicator than age The answer of travelers who do not want to feel like tourists on vacation Gastrotourism is more than a passing trend This year, research has revealed a lot about this group. The most interesting data were revealed after the respondents were divided into narrow groups according to pay grades. Although all wealthier respondents point out that they identify more with luxury status than in 2018, this statement is especially clear among those with the highest incomes who are classified in the survey as “super-rich” (combined household income of $ 200 or more) . Percentage of travelers who participated in gastrotourism and for whom it was the primary motivator of travel The importance of using companies that are environmentally responsible for wealthier travelers and the willingness to pay more to use those companies The results of research on the experiences of American travelers revealed that travelers are increasingly attracted to adventure travel than before and that they have a greater propensity for hyperlocal, unique and transformative travel experiences. Travelers in particular are looking for experiences that will give them new perspectives on the world. Accordingly, in 2019, more passengers stayed in Airbnb accommodations than ever before. Wealthier American travelers are a complex group that is constantly changing. For the past three years, Skift has been researching this market to record their behavior and new travel preferences so that relevant stakeholders can adjust their approaches accordingly. For richer travelers, luxury is more important than the environment Millennials and Generation Z from China and India are mostly different from their peers from the US, the UK and Australia. They are more passionate travelers, less aware of their budgets, and more focused on technology and mobile devices. Source / photo: Shift; Pixabay The super-rich care more about luxury, and care less about improving the environment when traveling, as opposed to less affluent respondents. Although they earn more, they are less willing to pay more for the use of more environmentally responsible companies. In 2019, Skift Research focused exclusively on the youngest passengers in one study for the first time. Passengers aged 16 to 38 were surveyed in five countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, China and India. This research was very extensive and learned a lot about these age groups, as well as how the country of residence is often a better indicator of preferences and behavior than their age.last_img read more

Mansfield home well built for modern family life


first_imgThe home at 5 Lewana St, Mansfield.AFTER 29 years in his Mansfield home, Theo Paspalas is saying goodbye to go live with his son in Vancouver. That means the five-bedroom cavity brick home at 5 Lewana St Mr Paspalas and his late wife lovingly built is on the market for the first time in nearly three decades. “We built it ourselves,” he said. “We were in Sydney at the time and my wife used to come (to Mansfield) from Sydney once a month to pay the builders.” The kitchen at 5 Lewana St, Mansfield.The big timber kitchen has plenty of bench space and loads of cupboards.Upstairs, there is a second lounge area, a family bathroom, separate toilet and four bedrooms with built-in robes to three. The upstairs lounge room opens to the terrace with district views and breezes. “From the upstairs terrace you get really good views,” Mr Paspalas said. “You can see nearly all of Brisbane.” The outdoor area at 5 Lewana St, Mansfield.Outside there is a covered patio and low-maintenance lawns and gardens. Mr Paspalas said the home was big and open, making it perfect for large families or grandparents who need space for visiting family. The property is a short walk to the bus stop and local shops. It also close to Mansfield schools.The property is being marketed by Bill Hooper of Bill Hooper Real Estatecenter_img The upstairs living area at 5 Lewana St, Mansfield.Mr Paspalas said he took pride in the home being as solid as they come. “It’s all brick, no timber. The top floor and bottom floor are concrete,” he said. “It’s a very solid house and it’s nice and cool.” On the ground floor of the home there is a double lockup garage, laundry and bathroom. There is also an open atrium, media room, formal dining area and an open-plan kitchen and meals area. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020last_img read more

Friday people roundup


first_imgSPF Beheer, Norges Bank Investment Management, Investec Asset Management, Goldman Sachs, EIOPA, Société Générale Security Services, State Street, AMP Capital, Sarasin & Partners, Cartwright Group, Jetstone Asset Management, Alliance Bernstein, Capital Group, Ashmore Group, KAS BankSPF Beheer – Albert Akkerman has announced his departure as chief executive at the €18bn asset manager and pensions provider SPF Beheer, after almost 14 years in the job. Akkerman said he planned to retire on 1 July and that, between now and then, he would help ensure a smooth transition for his successor, Edwin Kreikamp. Kreikamp, a member of the executive board at insurer ASR Pensioen, is to start at SPF Beheer on 1 March and assume the chief executive position on 1 April.Norges Bank Investment Management – Karsten Kallevig has been appointed chief executive at Norges Bank Real Estate Management, starting in his new position on 1 January 2016. Kallevig, who joined NBIM in 2010 as global head of real estate asset strategies, has been CIO for the asset class since 2011. Kallevig’s new role will see deputy chief executive Trond Grande, who had managed the division, hand over day-to-day responsibilities.Investec Asset Management – The asset manager has expanded its Frankfurt team with the hire of Maik Fechner as sales director, further building its presence in Germany and Austria. He previously held positions at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, focusing on institutional relationships within capital markets. At Investec, Fechner will primarily handle institutional relationships. EIOPA – The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority has endorsed Gabriel Bernardino for a second term as chairman. In a statement released following a vote by the parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee (ECON), Bernardino said he was thankful for the trust of both the parliamentarians and EIOPA’s board of supervisors, which in October extended his term until 2021. Société Générale Security Services – SGSS has set up an Amsterdam-based team to support its development in the Netherlands and the Nordic region, creating two new positions. Roel van de Wiel has been appointed commercial director, joining from State Street’s Sector Solutions team, where he was responsible for business development in the Netherlands, Belgium and the Nordics. Bastiaan Aalders has been appointed head of business development, also joining from State Street, where he was head of asset owner products for the EMEA region.  AMP Capital – David Allen has been appointed global head of equities. He joins from Sarasin & Partners in London, where he was co-head of asset management. Before then, he was co-head of London equities at Fidelity International. He has also held a number of equity research, fund management and leadership roles at Pioneer Investments. Cartwright Group – The actuarial and consultancy firm has appointed David Carstairs as business development director. Carstairs has held a number of senior positions at Trafalgar House Pensions Administration, Merchant Navy Pensions Administration and Xafinity Paymaster Limited (Equiniti).Jetstone Asset Management – Patrick Rudden has been appointed CIO. He joins from Alliance Bernstein in London, where he was international head of multi-asset solutions and co-manager of the company’s dynamic diversified portfolio.Capital Group – Julie Dickson has been appointed as an investment specialist. She joins from Ashmore Group, where she was a client portfolio manager. Before then, she held senior investment roles at Aviva Investors, AXA Rosenberg and Barclays Global Investors.KAS Bank – Mark Stoffels has been appointed as a member of the managing board and chief financial and risk officer. Stoffels, who has worked at KAS for 17 years, is currently managing director of Finance and Control.last_img read more

Cauayan local jailed for ‘illegal gun possession’


first_imgBY CYRUS GARDE AND MAE SINGUAYBACOLOD City – Charged with illegal possession of firearm, a man was arrested in Barangay Masaling, Cauayan, Negros Occidental. The court recommended a P120,000 bail bond for the suspect’s temporary liberty./PN Resident Joel Bascones, 51, was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 11:30 a.m. on May 12, police said.Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Rodney Magbanua of the Regional Trial Court Branch 61 dated Dec. 27, 2019.Bascones was detained in the lockup cell of the Cauayan municipal police station.last_img

Local family launches ‘Cuddle Bear Drive’ during Batesville Fire & Rescue Summerfest


first_imgBatesville, In. — The Batesville Fire and Rescue Summerfest is Saturday and a local family is launching a “Cuddle Bear Drive” to support first responders.A $25 donation will fund a full Cuddle Bear set and there will be a 50 percent match of all donations. The goal is toraise enough money to fund 240 Cuddle Bear sets.The bears will given to local first responders who will give them to children they meet in the line of duty.For more information please call 812-363-3763.last_img

Miller picks up PASS win at Port Royal


first_imgDarren Miller was the Saturday winner when the Pennsylvania Sprint Series traveled to Port Royal Speedway. (Photo by Christi Baker)PORT ROYAL, Pa. (June 24) – Darren Miller wired the field in the 18-lap Pennsylvania Sprint Se­ries main event for the first win of his career Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.Jeff Miller raced into second early from the sixth starting spot and kept the leader honest the en­tire distance of the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car headliner.Only on the final lap, as the pair headed to the checkered flag and Darren Miller got bottled up by traffic was Jeff Miller able to challenge, albeit unsuccessfully.Tyler Reeser rode home third followed by Cale Reigle and Ken Duke Jr.Feature results – 1. Darren Miller; 2. Jeff Miller; 3. Tyler Reeser; 4. Cale Reigle; 5. Ken Duke Jr.; 6. Drew Ritchey; 7. Dave Guss Jr.; 8. John Walp; 9. Kassidy Kreitz; 10. Kyle Ganoe; 11. Erin Stat­ler; 12. Tom Worrick; 13. Scott Ellerman; 14. Zach Newlin; 15. Ron Aurand; 16. Reed Thomp­son; 17. Tyler Denochik; 18. Mike Alleman; 19. Stephanie Dodson; 20. Jay Krout; 21. Coltt Lepley; 22. Nathan Gramley; 23. Dave Grube; 24. Brian Sweitzrer.last_img read more

Ellsworth and MDI basketball teams to support American Cancer Society


first_imgTOPSHAM — Maine high school basketball teams are coming together off the court to battle a common opponent: Cancer.Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island are two of 13 high schools teaming up with the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer initiative.From Jan. 25-31, boys’ and girls’ basketball programs will take part in “Suits and Sneakers Awareness Week” to raise funds for and awareness of the American Cancer Society’s life-saving mission.Suits and Sneakers Awareness Week is a nationwide event that encourages basketball coaches and their staff to wear sneakers to raise awareness about the fight against cancer, highlight the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing a person’s cancer risk, and promote the American Cancer Society’s free programs and services available to those facing cancer.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textJohn Bapst Memorial High School boys coach and athletic director Rick Sinclair has represented the Big East Conference in working closely with the American Cancer Society’s Maine-based staff to plan this partnership.Sinclair’s father was diagnosed recently with cancer, so his desire to help the American Cancer Society is a personal one.“The fight against cancer has a little more personal reason for me of late with my father’s recent diagnosis, but everyone has a personal reason to fight for this cause,” Sinclair said. “The conference is happy to do their part to raise awareness and join the battle to fight this disease.”Participating schools will plan and implement their unique awareness and fundraising campaigns and activities at home games.Proceeds will go toward American Cancer Society-funded research and free services offered to cancer patients, such as rides to and from cancer treatments, lodging for cancer patients and their caregivers who must travel a great distance for life-saving treatment and free 24-7 expert cancer advice available 365 days a year at cancer.org and (800) 227-2345.The public is invited to support their local student-athletes and the American Cancer Society.last_img read more