Former Juab High Star Kashley Carter Earns All-Academic Honors At Utah State

first_img Brad James Written by June 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local Former Juab High Star Kashley Carter Earns All-Academic Honors At Utah State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Per a statement released by Utah State University’s athletic department Thursday, former Juab High and Aggies star, recently graduated distance runner Kashley Carter, earned first-team All-American honors from Google Cloud.Carter, a native of Mona, Utah, was among 53 of the 90 student-athletes selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America to carry a 4.0 GPA or higher.Carter earned a bachelor’s degree from Utah State in pre-physical therapy and was the valedictorian for the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.Carter will enter the University of Utah’s physical therapy school in May.Carter is also one of five U.S. track and field/cross country recognized as the top scholars at the 26th annual USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides scholar-athlete luncheon this past April.Carter is the Aggies’ all-time leader in the 5000-meter run (16:32.28), second in school history in the 3000-meter steeplechase (9:40.52) and second in school history in the 10,000-meter run (34:37.86).She is also in the Utah State record book in indoor track and field, ranking second in the 5000 meters (16:32.28) and second in the 3000 meters (9:38.21). Tags: College Sports Information Directors of America/Google Cloud/Kashley Carter/USU Athleticslast_img read more

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OnTheMarket could cost members ‘millions’ in legal battles, says Zoopla

first_imgHome » News » OnTheMarket could cost members ‘millions’ in legal battles, says Zoopla previous nextProducts & ServicesOnTheMarket could cost members ‘millions’ in legal battles, says ZooplaTop UK law firm advises that OTM and every member could be fined if the Agents Mutual arrangements are found to infringe competition law.PROPERTYdrum24th February 20150599 Views Zoopla Property Group this morning ramped up its attack on OnTheMarket with a further statement that warns OTM members that they could be infringing competition law, leaving themselves open to litigation, fines and compensation costs.Zoopla Property Group’s statement said, “According to advice from top UK law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, if the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ever concluded that Agents’ Mutual Limited’s (AM) arrangements infringe competition law, not only would AM as a corporate entity be subject to fines and possible damages, but each individual member agent would also likely be liable based on their participation in AM.“The advice, provided to Zoopla Property Group plc (ZPG), states that, if the CMA at any time found an infringement of competition law, it could impose fines on each agency of up to 10% of their total annual turnover. In the case of an independent single branch firm the fines could run into the tens of thousands of pounds or for a larger firm such as Savills plc into the tens of millions of pounds.“The advice adds that any of AM’s competitors, including competing portals and excluded online agents and property developers that have suffered losses as a result of any anti-competitive actions, could use the CMA’s decision to seek damages in ‘follow-on’ litigation, including compensation for lost profits, the diminution in the value of capital assets or lost commercial opportunities. And, critically, each agency firm would be individually liable for the full amount of any damages awarded, rather than just for a share, which could run into the million of pounds.“Whilst the CMA may choose to take a ‘wait and see’ approach to AM and not act immediately, the implication of the advice is that, if at any time during the life of AM the CMA does rule that its conduct has been anti-competitive, then the risks for those firms involved could be potentially devastating.“Drawing on case law from 2012, the advice reveals that The Competition Appeal Tribunal awarded exemplary damages where it found that the defendants had acted with a specific intent to eliminate a competitor from the market. The specific statements and actions of AM with regard to ZPG create a heightened risk for its members in this regard.”Lawrence Hall (left) of ZPG commented, “Following receipt of this advice and the significant potential risks, we felt it important to share this information with our members and other industry participants in the interests of transparency. We do wonder if Agents’ Mutual has made its members fully aware of the potential exposure that they have opened each of them up to.”And in the last few days, the war of words has continued between Zoopla and OnTheMarket.Zoopla has accused OnTheMarket (OTM) boss Ian Springett of providing the property industry with information that is “either blatantly false or designed to mislead” while it also claims that OTM “are doing their members a disservice” by not allowing them to “advertise freely” with other portals, as the UK property portal war starts to turn nasty.OTM last week issued a press statement announcing that less than two weeks after their marketing campaign started, they had already attracted in excess of one million unique visitors to the OTM website.Zoopla responded to OTM’s claim of one million unique visits to its new portal by suggesting that the newly launched portal was practically plucking figures out of the air, with no authoritative source to back up their data.“We feel compelled to respond to some of the recent claims made by Ian Springett, which are simply not based on fact,” said Lawrence Hall (left), Head of Communications at Zoopla Property Group (ZPG). “As we have said before, we are a data-driven business and will let the numbers do the talking rather than making unsubstantiated claims and promises.”Hall said that OTM’s strategy of “going after ZPG” was a “curious” one, given that ZPG now attracts one of the largest audiences of property consumers in the UK, “with over 20 per cent of all online property eyeballs.”“This strategy appears to be borne out of frustration at the lack of impact that OTM is having with consumers and lack of results it is getting for its members,” he continued.ZPG’s Head of Communications, who insisted that its members are enjoying “record levels of exposure, enquiries, instructions and value”, went on to accuse OTM of doing their members “a disservice by not allowing them to advertise freely with others”.“Some have left to trial OTM and we expect that many will return in due course as they recognise the value they have given up and that the OTM strategy is flawed. This is happening already,” Hall added.He continued, “Dealing specifically with some of the recent claims, we feel it is important for agents to make decisions based on facts and not information that is either blatantly false or designed to mislead, “OTM claims its millionth unique visitor – there is no source for this data to substantiate this claim and whilst OTM claims Hitwise data to be incorrect, it is the most widely recognised and used metric for internet businesses. Hitwise may not be 100 per cent accurate but it is not far off. OTM may have recorded its one millionth visit but that is wildly different to its claim of unique visitors which is either misunderstood or deliberately intended to mislead. OTM’s unique visitors are likely around 20 per cent of that figure. The Hitwise data would suggest that they meant visits and not unique visitors and on this basis, OTM has achieved the same audience in the last three weeks that ZPG gets in less than a day.”Responding to Zoopla’s accusations, Ian Springett (right), Chief Executive of OnTheMarket.com, said, “We stand by every figure we have previously stated and there is no question that on Saturday we welcomed our one millionth unique user to OnTheMarket.com.“What’s more, our momentum is continuing to grow as our membership base expands along with consumer traffic.“We reiterate that we are confident in becoming the number two portal within a year.”OnTheMarket portals competition_law Zoopla February 24, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more

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National Life Group & Charitable Foundation donated over $500,000 in Vermont

first_imgA sampling of other community programs benefitting from National Life Group Charitable Foundation support include Everybody Wins! (a reading mentor program), Girls Move Mountains, Kellogg Hubbard Library, the Lund Family Center, Mobius (a mentoring program), and the Shelburne Museum. ‘National Life Group’s donation made all the difference in our campaign,’ says Judy Tarr, CEO of Central Vermont Medical Center. ‘The new facility helps support a full service cancer treatment center where eighty to eight-five percent of all cancer patients living in central Vermont can focus on healing.’ Over 6,000 radiation sessions were delivered in 2010.  ‘We take seriously our commitment to our communities. We do so by supporting a wide range of nonprofits that focus on providing homes, heat, health, education, the arts and human services,’ said Mehran Assadi, President and CEO. The $500,000 donated together from the National Life Group Charitable Foundation and National Life Group offered support to some 140 nonprofit organizations in 2010. A major contribution to Central Vermont Medical Center’s now named National Life Cancer Treatment Center completed a radiation center providing Central Vermont residents with new access to local radiation therapy instead of driving to Burlington or Hanover. National Life Group,The National Life Group Charitable Foundation is deeply woven into the fabric of the Central Vermont community where the state’s oldest and largest LEED certified building resides. The National Life Building houses National Life Group and its corporate giving non-profit organization, the National Life Group Charitable Foundation. In 2010, the two collectively provided financial, infrastructural, and community enhancement support totaling over $500,000. The Vermont Historical Society’s capital campaign was completed with support from the National Life Group Charitable Foundation resulting in saving the Historical Society’s signature bell tower and adding three Vermont heritage galleries for rotating public exhibits. National Life employees across all campuses donated over $30,000 in the company’s first ever Community Giving Campaign, which allowed employees to give to their favorite charity using payroll deduction. Employees also took advantage of the company’s generous 40 hour per week volunteer policy by clocking more than 1,500 hours helping local charitable groups.About the National Life Group Charitable Foundation The goal of the National Life Group Charitable Foundation is to give back to the community by supporting organizations and initiatives that make a positive difference. The Foundation was created in 2006 and benefits an estimated 100 organizations each fiscal year.  More info at www.nlgcf.com(link is external).last_img read more

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Outdoor Updates: NC species are being considered for the Endangered Species Act

first_imgThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed the Carolina madtom catfish and the Neuse River waterdog salamander for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Carolina madtom is described as a “small but feisty” catfish by the Center for Biological Diversity, which filed a petition and lawsuits to have the animals protected. Both species are only found in North Carolina. The madtom lives in the Tar River basin and has already disappeared from 75 percent of its range. The Neuse River waterdog is found only in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico river basins and has disappeared from 35 percent of its range. Both the Carolina madtom and the Neuse River waterdog are threatened by water pollution from development, logging and factory farms. Botswana, home to 1/3 of Africa’s elephants, lifts hunting ban A missing Missouri man and his dog that became separated from their group while hiking in Alaska has been found izn good condition, authorities say. Logan Holmer, 26, began hiking the Far Mountain Trail on May 7 but lost track of his group the next day. Holmer was carrying two days of food and finished it on his fourth day in the wilderness, supplementing his diet with plants. More than 40 rescuers, including Alaska State Troopers, air patrol, Wilderness Search and Rescue and search dog teams participate in the effort to locate Holmer. He was spotted after he flagged down a helicopter by waving his jacket. Holmer carried a compass but no map or GPS device. He was found nearly 30 miles from Chena Hot Springs Resort east of Fairbanks. A North Carolina species of fish and salamander are being considered for the Endangered Species Actcenter_img Missouri man and his dog lived off the land while lost in Alaska Botswana, home to the largest elephant population in the world, has reportedly lifted its ban on big game hunting. There are nearly 160,000 elephants that live in Botswana, a number that has tripled since 1991. The increased population has caused conflicts between farmers and the animal, which can destroy crops. Though the country has vowed to reinstate hunting in an orderly and ethical manner, the move is being criticized as a political effort to win the votes of the country’s rural regions. In 2018, despite a ban on hunting, Botswana was home to one of the worst elephant-slaughters on record, identified after a non-profit, Elephants Without Borders, discovered the tusks of 87 elephants during an aerial survey.last_img read more

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Panama Breaks Up Ring That Smuggled People Into U.S., Europe

first_imgBy Dialogo July 15, 2009 Around 20 people, including four government employees, have been arrested in Panama for allegedly belonging to a ring that smuggled Dominicans into the United States and Europe using false Panamanian passports, prosecutors said. The officials arrested Monday worked for the Electoral Tribunal, the Passport Administration, the Attorney General’s Office and the National Police’s judicial investigations unit, the head of the AG’s office’s organized crime unit, Jose Ayu Prado, said. The ring provided Panamanian national identification cards to foreigners, who used the documents to obtain Panamanian passports and visas to enter the United States and Europe, Ayu Prado said. Most of those arrested are Panamanians, but two Dominicans and two Colombians were also detained, the official said, adding that the ring charged around $5,000 for the false documents. The arrests were made after several searches conducted in Colon, a city north of the capital, and at various locations in Panama City. The suspects face corruption, criminal conspiracy and people trafficking charges that carry prison sentences of 10 to 15 years if they are convicted. Money laundering and perjury charges may also be filed against the suspects, Ayu Prado said, adding that the ring’s leader was a Panamanian but not a government employee.last_img read more

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Ancillary business study continues

first_img December 1, 2002 Regular News Ancillary business study continues Ancillary business study continuescenter_img Multidisciplinary practices may be a thing of the past in the wake of corporate scandals, but there’s still plenty to occupy the Bar’s Ancillary Business Committee.Chair Russ Devine reported to the Bar Board of Governors in October that the committee is studying the best methods for lawyers who want to offer ancillary, nonlegal services to clients. The panel is also reviewing the latest ABA recommendations on strategic alliances, which are agreements between lawyers and other professions, not in formal professional associations, to refer clients back and forth.On ancillary businesses, “our committee is particularly mindful of two overriding things,” Devine said. “One is to protect the public interest and the other is to attempt to promote enforcement of our rules, so we don’t have lawyers who are violating our rules go unpunished.”The Bar’s new rule on ancillary businesses allows lawyers to offer those services, but says they are bound by all of their ethical duties as lawyers unless clients are informed, preferably in writing, that the ancillary services are not legal services and are not covered under the attorney-client relationship.He said the ABA has promulgated new proposed rules on strategic alliances, and the committee is giving those careful consideration.The ABA’s initial rules considered a situation where “there is a formal agreement between a lawyer and nonlawyer to refer business back and forth and pay a referral fee when business is referred,” Devine said. The ABA original rules would allow that arrangement, unless the lawyer’s professional judgment was affected, and the client would not have to be informed of the relationship.A previous Florida Bar committee, as well as other groups, made strong comments about that, and the ABA has retooled its proposal.“The new rule allows strategic alliances, and they cannot be exclusive, and the client has to be informed on the nature of the relationship,” Devine said. “We’re going to be looking at the rule and whether we should take any action there.”The proposals raise several tricky questions, he said. For example, if a CPA sends a lawyer a lot of business, and the lawyer reciprocates with a Christmas present or a fishing trip, is that different from a referral fee?Besides the ABA rule, the committee is also studying the recently passed Sarbanes bill, which seeks to reform corporate accounting and accountability. Part of that bill could involve the federal government in the regulation of the legal profession, which has traditionally been left to the states.last_img read more

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Social media detox lesson: Don’t be social all the time

first_imgWe are living in a tech-obsessed world where social media is literally attached to our watches. It’s  a world where computer screens, apps and notifications are how we communicate.So, in December 2016, I decided to take a break from social media. I wanted to focus on achieving my goals. Staying connected to family and friends is great through social media, but I was spending (in my eyes) too much time on their lives and not enough on my own. I noticed myself disengaging and worrying about things other people posted on social media. Things that were out of my control.Don’t get me wrong, I’m not bashing social media, I think it’s a great way to get news, updates and stay connected. But did I think it was time for a social media detox? Absolutely. My New Year’s resolution was to stop staring at everyone else and start focusing on ME.As a committee member of HylandWIN, whose mission is to support women at Hyland, I wanted to share my advice with everyone on how I’ve successfully cut back on social media usage and hope you can too. Five months into my social media detox, I am glad to say, I’m living in the moment, more productive and happier. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Revising remittance rule should balance protection, consumer access

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Substantive amendments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) remittance rule would create a more effective balance between consumer protection and access to services, CUNA wrote to the CFPB Thursday. CUNA submitted its comment letter on the CFPB’s remittance request for information, which the CFPB issued in April following months of meetings in which CUNA raised the issue with CFPB leaders and staff.“We appreciate the Bureau engaging in its current effort to consider potential revisions to the remittance rule and support the current leadership in its goal to issue right-sized regulations after soliciting meaningful stakeholder feedback,” the letter reads. “While CUNA supports appropriate safeguards for consumers initiating remittance transfers, including clear and understandable disclosures, the Bureau should propose and finalize substantive amendments to the Remittance Rule to better balance necessary consumer protections with a more tailored regulation that allows consumers to access desired products and services.”The CFPB finalized the rule in 2012 and added a safe harbor later that year for entities that conduct 100 or fewer remittance transfers in the current and prior calendar years. The safe harbor was intended to give small entities such as credit unions relief from burdensome requirements while allowing them to offer remittances as a member convenience.last_img read more

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Japan ends BSE-related ban on US beef

first_img However, recent reports suggest that the Japanese will be reluctant to go back to eating American beef. In a survey reported by Kyodo News last week, 75% of the respondents said they were unwilling to eat US beef, according to an Agence France-Presse report today. “Resuming beef trade with Japan is great news for American producers and Japanese consumers, as well as an important step toward normalized trade based on scientifically sound, internationally recognized standards,” Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said in a statement released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Dec 12 USDA statement on reopening of Japan to US beef The first US BSE case was confirmed in a Canadian-born cow from Washington state on Dec 23, 2003, prompting many countries to close their ports to American beef. A second case was found in a Texas-born cow last June. Japan has agreed to accept beef from cattle no more than 20 months old, Johanns said. BSE has a long incubation period and has never been found in cattle less than 21 months old. “More than 94 percent of total U.S. ruminant and ruminant products, with a total export value of $1.7 billion in 2003, are now eligible for export to Japan,” Johanns said. Before the ban, Japan exported about $800,000 worth of expensive Kobe beef to the United States annually, the AP reported. The story said Japan has had 21 BSE cases so far. At a news conference, he called on other Asian countries to reopen their doors to American beef. “Japan’s action today sets an example for other countries in Asia whose markets remain closed. Now is the time for Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and others to open their markets to US beef. I urge all countries to take a science-based approach and adopt OIE [World Organization for Animal Health] standards for allowing beef trade.” Dec 12, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Japan has lifted its ban on the importation of American beef, nearly 2 years after the discovery of the first US case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) triggered the boycott. Before the ban, Japan was the largest market for US beef, importing $1.4 billion worth in 2003. The United States exported beef to 119 countries before BSE was found. With the opening of Japan, 67 countries have resumed importing at least some US beef and beef products, Johanns said. Johanns declined to estimate how much beef Japan will buy from the United States in the next year, but he said shipments are likely to begin within the next week to 10 days. “We know of many plants across the United States who have been anticipating this day,” he said. “They are prepared to deal with the . . . export verification requirements.”center_img USDA statement on reopening of US to Japanese beef The USDA today announced the end of the 4-year ban on imported Japanese beef. The United States will accept whole cuts of boneless beef from plans eligible to export to the United States under the Federal Meat Inspection Act, officials said. High-risk tissues such as the brain and spinal cord must be removed. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association said the first shipment is planned for next weekend, the AP reported. See also: He said Japanese inspectors would be visiting beef plants to certify them soon, according to an Associated Press (AP) report published today. Transcript of USDA news conference The United States reciprocated by lifting its own ban on Japanese beef, in place since BSE, or mad cow disease, was detected in Japan in September 2001. Oct 26, 2004, CIDRAP News story US, Japan agree on BSE precautions for beef tradelast_img read more

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Study says 3 H5N1 variants reached Germany

first_imgDec 10, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Scientists say they have found three distinct variants of H5N1 avian influenza virus in wild birds in Germany, two of which might have been brought in by wild birds migrating from Russia.Researchers from the Friedrich Loeffler Institute in Insel Riems, Germany, analyzed 27 H5N1 isolates collected mostly from wild birds in widely scattered locations in Germany in 2006 and this year. Writing in the journal Veterinary Microbiology, they say the findings suggest that the virus was brought into the country on three separate occasions—two of them in early 2006 and the third in 2007.The strains that appeared in early 2006 are closely related to viruses found in southern and central Russia, suggesting that wild birds on their winter migration from Russia might have brought the strains to Germany, says the report by E. Starick and colleagues.In Germany in 2006, the report says, the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus was found in 343 dead wild birds, a black swan in a zoo, three stray cats, and a stone marten and on one turkey farm. In June and July of this year the virus was found in 96 wild birds in scattered areas of southeastern Germany and in one backyard goose. More recently, the disease killed ducks on a farm in Bavaria in late August (an outbreak not covered by this study).The researchers collected 27 H5N1 viruses from 17 species of wild birds, the turkey farm, one stray cat, and the stone marten, the report says.Previous study of the H5N1 viruses found in Germany indicated they all belonged to the strain that killed many wild waterfowl at Qinghai Lake in northern China in April 2005, called clade 2.2, the authors say. The new analysis of the 27 isolates showed that they fell into three groups that formed geographic and temporal clusters.The viruses collected in 2006 formed two groups: one from northern Germany, designated subclade 2.2.2, and one from southern Germany, called subclade 2.2.1. The isolates gathered in 2007 formed a third type, which the authors called subclade 2.2.3, no examples of which were found in 2006.Some members of both of the 2006 subclades were found in central Germany, and both types were involved in the poultry farm outbreak, the report says. In addition, one isolate of the “northern” type (subclade 2.2.2) was found in southern Germany, and one of the “southern” type was identified in northern Germany.The authors write that the three subclades they identified match up with three clades described by other researchers who analyzed the complete genomes of 71 H5N1 viruses from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMA). The northern Germany isolates fit in EMA group 2, those from the south in EMA group 1, and the 2007 isolates in EMA group 3, the report says.”Our data suggest the simultaneous introduction in early 2006 of two closely related but distinct H5N1 variants into the wild bird population of Germany,” the report states. “The source of these viruses and the exact time of introduction could not be identified.”But because the two subclades are closely related to H5N1 variants from southern and central Russia, the authors add, “an introduction, possibly via wild birds on winter escape from these regions, early in 2006 appears to be a highly likely scenario.”The separate subclade found in Germany in 2007 appears to represent a “new incursion,” whose sources and routes of introduction remain unknown, the report adds.David A. Halvorson, DVM, a veterinary pathologist and avian flu expert at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, commented that the similarity between the German and Russian isolates doesn’t necessarily mean the viruses were brought to Germany by wild birds.”What is clear is that related viruses were introduced into Germany and they were observed in wild waterfowl before they were observed in domestic poultry,” Halvorson told CIDRAP News. “This suggests that waterfowl may have been the source of introduction, but it doesn’t prove it. This was known before the viruses were sequenced.”Starick E, Beer M, Hoffmann B, et al. Phylogenetic analyses of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus isolates from Germany in 2006 and 2007 suggest at least three separate introductions of H5N1 virus. Vet Microbiol 2007 (in press; early online publication Oct 18) [Full text]last_img read more

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