Snow College Women’s Soccer Advances To NJCAA Nationals For First Time

first_img Tags: Chloe Martin/Kate Schimer/Kylee Stevens/Melbourne Florida/NJCAA National Championship Tournament/Paradise Valley/Snow College women’s soccer/West District Championship Written by Brad James November 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Snow College Women’s Soccer Advances To NJCAA Nationals For First Time FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah-The Snow College women’s soccer team made history on Saturday evening by earning its first-ever trip to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament after defeating Paradise Valley (Ariz.) in the West District Championship, 3-0.The Badgers jumped out to a 1-0 lead after Sydney Bushman found the back of the net at the 4:37 mark in the first half. Kylee Stevens was credited with the assist. Kate Schimer was recorded an unassisted goal at the 22:08 mark to give Snow the 2-0 lead in the first half. Then midway through the second half, Chloe Martin received a pass from Schimer to score at the 69:49 mark, giving Snow the commanding 3-0 lead. All totaled, the Badgers recorded 16 shots on goal, compared to just one by the Pumas.With the victory, the Lady Badgers will travel to Melbourne, Fla., on Nov. 18-23, to compete in the NCJAA National Championship tournament. Details, including opponents and match times will be announced early next week.last_img read more

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Red Sox Ace Sale To Open Season On Injured List

first_img Written by Beau Lund February 27, 2020 /Sports News – National Red Sox Ace Sale To Open Season On Injured Listcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBillie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale will miss the start of the season as he recovers from the flu and pneumonia, according to interim manager Ron Roenicke.“With the sickness it cost him two weeks’ time and that two weeks is what we’d like to give him to make sure he’s right,” said Roenicke at spring training. “He’s worked hard on getting his arm right and we didn’t think four starts in spring training was fair to him.Sale will begin the season on the 15-day injured list.Last season, he missed the final six weeks of the season with a left elbow injury, but the two are unrelated.“I think they just want me to get fully stretched out and get where I need to be,” Sale told the media at spring training. “I started two weeks late, so I got to stay two weeks late. Simple math will tell you that kind of makes sense. Do I like it? Absolutely not. Do I respect it? 100%.”Sale finished 6-11 with a 4.40 ERA last season.Boston ended the year third in the American League East with a 84-78 record.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Estate agents take 16 weeks to sell a property on average, reveals largest ever study

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Estate agents take 16 weeks to sell a property on average, reveals largest ever study previous nextHousing MarketEstate agents take 16 weeks to sell a property on average, reveals largest ever studyAnalysis of over 93,000 house sales during past 12 months reveals fastest and slowest towns and city neighbourhoods for house sales.Nigel Lewis7th May 201901,886 Views The average time to sell a property in England and Wales is 16 weeks, it has been revealed by new analysis of 93,200 house sales over the past 12 months, the largest sample ever studied.House buying service PropertySolvers says it has produced the figures by measuring a house sale’s initial listing on Rightmove to final sold price registration on the Land Registry, covering approximately 10% of the sales market.This is considerably more robust than many other house sales reports, which often sample just a few thousand sales, it is claimed.PropertySolvers says its figures vary from 10 weeks to sell in West London to 18 weeks in Southend-on-Sea, the fastest and slowest sales market in the UK.Other fast-selling housing markets include Norwich, Chester, Warrington, Bournemouth, Llandudno, Blackburn, Newport and Swansea.Slowest markets also include Torquay, North London, Watford, Southall, Peterborough, Derbyshire, Portsmouth, Guildford and Reading.“Although there are some natural delays to be expected, it’s surprising that it still takes so long for house sales to go through – especially in the digital age we live in,” says Ruban Selvanayagam, co-founder of PropertySolvers (left).“Whilst it’s true that the estate agency, conveyancing and mortgage industries continue to embrace the benefits of tech, much work needs to be done to overcome the friction points across house sale chains.“We buy for cash and take on several risks which means our transactions are completed in as little as seven days. However, we’re a business and we wouldn’t suggest that most buyers follow the same path as us.”PropertySolvers Ruban Selvanayagam Southend-on-Sea West London May 7, 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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UMC Holds Commissioning Ceremony

first_imgA Service of Commissioning and Blessing for Kathryn Speer, housing administrator at United Methodist Communities (UMC) at Wesley by the Bay, was held on Dec. 12 at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Ocean City. Wesley by the Bay, a townhouse-style senior housing community, is located a few blocks away at 2401 Bay Avenue.In adherence to Wesleyan tradition and as a faith-based organization, UMC commissions its leaders and charges them with the authority to serve in ways that move the mission forward and uphold its values of compassion, respect, stewardship and service. UMC’s mission is compassionately serving in community so that all are free to choose abundant life.Rev. Marcia Stanford, director of mission and pastoral care at UMC at The Shores, welcomed guests at the start of the service. During the invocation, Rev. Kimberly Wecht, director of mission and pastoral care at UMC at Pitman, gave thanks for Speer’s compassionate leadership.Wesley by the Bay resident Susan Elgena presented four Bible verses focusing on justice, mercy, humility, hope and abundance. After signing a commissioning pledge, Speer received several gifts symbolizing leadership. Cindy Jacques, vice president of housing and community initiatives, presented a token of appreciation to Speer.UMC President and CEO Larry Carlson urged guests to, “Just say yes to your calling. God calls people to meet the needs of the world, shaping us for various endeavors, compelling us to foster justice and to build up others.”He reaffirmed the associates’ commitment to support Speer in her role as housing administrator and her heart for service. The service also symbolizes the support of every associate, manager and corporate officer of UMC to uphold her both in her career and personally. It reaffirms God’s call to finding joy in service.Speer acknowledged guests and expressed her gratitude for the privilege of leading Wesley by the Bay residents. Following the benediction, the group continued the celebration with a luncheon in the church dining hall.For additional information about Wesley by the Bay, call 609-399-6701 or visit UMCommunities.org/WesleybytheBay. United Methodist Communities in Ocean City is a full-service care facility, from assisted living to hospice.last_img read more

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Northern Irish bakery secures first British foodservice deal

first_imgYummie Bakes, the Co Antrim-based frozen goods bakery, has secured its first Great British contract with foodservice-provider Sodexo.The company will supply its award-winning shortbread to Sodexo clients after a successful pitch organised by food and drink marketing consultancy Levercliff.The artisan bakery makes and blast-freezes a range of biscuits, cookies, scones and cakes created with locally sourced ingredients. Established in 2012, the company has established a strong customer base in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.Anna Taggart, founder of Yummie Bakes, said: “I am absolutely delighted to have won this, my first sales contract in Britain, with such a prestigious customer.“My mission in starting the bakery was to fuse together the uncompromised values of traditional Northern Irish home baking with the modern convenience of a ready-to-bake product.”last_img read more

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Union Bankshares announces second quarter results, dividend

first_imgUnion Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ UNB) today announced net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 was $1.23 million or $0.28 per share compared to $1.19 million or $0.27 per share for the same period in 2008.  Net Income year to date was $2.50 million or $0.56 per share for 2009 compared to $2.60 million or $0.58 per share for 2008. Total Assets have grown $29.3 million, or 7.4%, to $424.9 million at June 30, 2009 from $395.6 at June 30, 2008 while total deposits have grown $27.1 million, or 8.5%, to $347.9 million at June 30, 2009 from $320.8 million at June 30, 2008. A quarterly cash dividend of $.25 per share was declared on July 15, 2009 to shareholders of record July 25, 2009, payable August 6, 2009.Loan demand from new customers and refinancings are strong with total loans growing to $363.5 million as of June 30, 2009 from $319.4 million, an increase of 13.8%, or $44.1 million, from the same time last year. The drop in the Prime Rate from the beginning of 2008 at 7.25% to 5% by June 30, 2008 and then down to 3.25% during the fourth quarter of 2008, where it remains today, has driven the refinancing boom for both residential and commercial mortgage customers. The impact of the prime rate drop on variable rate loans and new lower fixed rate loans have more than offset the increase in loan income due to volume growth with interest and fees on loans year to date at $10.8 million for 2009 versus $11.3 million for 2008.  The majority of the growth in loans has been supported by growth in deposits, which are earning lower interest rates in 2009, of $27.1 million with the rest supported by a reduction in investment securities and short term investments.  Therefore, 2009 net interest income increased $138 thousand for the quarter over 2008 and $129 thousand year over year.  An increase in the provision for possible loan losses of $30 thousand for 2009 to $170 thousand is mainly due to the growth in the loan portfolio.Expenses related to FDIC insurance coverage was $465 thousand for 2009 compared to $23 thousand for 2008.  The expense for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 was $333 thousand compared to $14 thousand for 2008.  The special emergency assessment imposed by the FDIC added $191 thousand to the Company s expenses in the second quarter of 2009 and the remainder of the increase between years is attributable to deposit growth as well as higher regular assessment rates. Union Bankshares, Inc., with headquarters in Morrisville, Vermont is the bank holding company parent of Union Bank, which offers deposit, loan, trust and commercial banking services throughout northern Vermont and in northwestern New Hampshire.  As of June 30, 2009, the Company operated 14 banking offices and 28 ATM facilities in Vermont as well as a branch and ATM in Littleton, New Hampshire.Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements.  Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements necessarily involve risks and uncertainties, and many factors could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those contemplated in the forward-looking statements.  For further information, please refer to the Company s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov(link is external).Source: Union Bankshares. Morrisville, VT July 15, 2009last_img read more

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Trail Mix | Spitzer Space Telescope

first_imgYears of music collecting – records, tapes, compact discs, digital devices and external hard drives – has a way of cramping one’s space.From the smallest efficiency apartment to a spacious family home, the music collector – perhaps you, or someone you love – is well familiar with the real estate that shelves or albums and teetering stacks of discs or tapes can occupy.Enter, then, the brand new concept album from Spitzer Space Telescope, the recording name of singer/songwriter Dan MacDonald. Colonies In The Wild Frontier is unlike any recording project previous. Every song, each representing different periods in the American folk tradition, is presented via at least two videos and connections to voluminous amounts of supplementary material like lyrics, sheet music, and folk art.Available as a downloadable app, Colonies In The Wild Frontier represents a wild departure from the record business norm. With copious amounts of material available directly to the listener, this exploration of folk music is a clarion call for future artists who want to collaborate with other artists, and not record labels, to create music.I recently chatted with Dan MacDonald about the new record, star gazing, and the videos he made for the record.BRO – You spend a lot of time space gazing? Got a favorite constellation?DM – I don’t do much star gazing, but on a clear night I’ll definitely check out the sky. Meteors and shooting stars are cool, but I’m not so into constellations, personally.BRO  – Some of your favorite old time artists?DM – I love Roscoe Holcomb, Howie Mitchell, Tommy Jarrell, Elizabeth Laprelle, The Downhill Strugglers, and more, but I also love versions of old time songs that Joan Baez, Paul Clayton, John Jacob Niles, and other artists did. What was really cool about making this album an app is that I was able to link the listener directly to the artists that inspired me, which has never been possible before. Nobody has to read the liner notes or search around online. Videos of these artists are integrated right into the album.BRO – Speaking of those videos, what was the inspiration behind that?DM – I got the idea to make an album of all videos from my years of song hunting on Youtube. I realized how much more vivid a song can be when you can watch footage of the artist performing it. So, each video of my album is essentially an homage to a killer video I’ve found online. I really did my best to make each one subtly educational about folk music traditions.BRO – We are featuring “Corn Holler” on this month’s Trail Mix. As a native of Southwest Virginia, can I tell you that I appreciate the correct spelling?DM – Glad to hear that.BRO – You get to add an old time fiddle tune to a space capsule shot into space, in the hopes an alien culture will hear it. What’s your pick?DM – Those aliens are going to crank up the Bruce Molsky and Rushad Eggleston version of “Chinquapin Hunting” and wish that hadn’t wasted so much time on those damned crop circles.“Colonies In The Wild Frontier” is available via Apple’s App Store and on Google Play. For more information on Dan MacDonald, the new record, and when you can catch Spitzer Space Telescope on stage, point your browser here.last_img read more

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Three paths to digital transformation in banking

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Before picking one of these three directions, Julien Courbe, PwC Financial Services Advisory Leader and author of the white paper, says banks and credit unions must first determine how digital fits into their overall strategy before embarking on a me-too project that could be the wrong approach… and cost millions of dollars. continue reading » What’s the right path to digital transformation for banks and credit unions? According to consulting firm PwC, it depends on the depth of their pockets and their appetite for risk. A white paper released by PwC outlines three different options:Front End Only – Rolling out CX improvements and cosmetic fixes without retooling any of the tech infrastructure.Wrap and Digitize – Upgrade individual components and build on them as the bank or credit union continues to develop.Going Digitally Native – A fully digital customer interface supported by a fully digital and modernized back end.last_img read more

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The benefits of voice biometrics

first_img continue reading » In 2015, Kate Hopson read a troubling statistic: One in every 500 calls will be a fraudulent attempt by 2016.For the contact center manager at Virginia Credit Union ($3.6B, Richmond, VA), the number was concerning. At that time, Hopson’s operation was fielding approximately 55,000 calls per month, and the credit union’s authentication process was disliked by members for being both laborious and long. On average, it took members 90 seconds to authenticate. But with fraud on the rise, VACU wanted to ensure it was protecting its members. Could it do so while providing an excellent experience?“Those processes were not efficient or well received by members,” Hopson says. “We needed to shift how we authenticated members over the phone.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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There’s no place like home with a 12.5-year loan

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The math is simple: 10 plus 15 divided by 2 equals 12.5. And that’s how Idaho State University Federal Credit Union($262.2M, Pocatello, ID) came up with its Velocity Home Loan.It’s a 12.5-year, fixed-rate note that fits neatly between the 10-year note that made for a payment just out of reach for many members and the 15-year loan that was longer than some members wanted.“We live in a rural area, and many of our members prefer shorter-term loans,” says lending manager Ron Rippee. “Our mortgage staff was looking for an out-of-the-box product for them. We hoped this product would give them a payment they could comfortably handle.”Velocity Home Loan is one of three home mortgage products created specifically for the credit union’s Idaho field of membership — which comprises ISU students and alumni, along with many southeastern Idaho school districts and businesses. Another loan is aimed at thanking first responders to the pandemic crisis. continue reading »last_img read more

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