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Weber State Football Visits Montana Saturday

first_imgNovember 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Football Visits Montana Saturday Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMISSOULA, Mont.-Saturday, No. 3 Weber State (8-2, 6-0 in Big Sky Conference play) visits No. 4 Montana (8-2, 5-1 in Big Sky play) in a game that will affect the Big Sky Conference championship and FCS playoff seeding picture.The Wildcats visit Washington-Grizzly Stadium having been ranked in the Top 10 for the 19th consecutive week, a school record.This also commemorates the first time that Weber State has faced a Top 5 team while also being ranked in the Top 5 in school history.In his sixth season at the helm of the Wildcats’ program, Jay Hill is 36-26 (.581) and 27-13 (.675) in Big Sky games.Weber State currently ranks 47th nationally (30.6 points per game) in scoring offense.Junior signal-caller Jake Constantine completes 64.5 percent of his passes (131-203) for 1,274 yards, 7 TD’s and 6 INT’s on the season for the Wildcats.Sophomore tailback Josh Davis (134 car, 901 yards, 9 TD’s) ranks 8th nationally in yards per carry (6.7 yards per tote).Redshirt freshman tailback Kris Jackson (80 car, 364 yards) has a team-best 10 rushing touchdowns for Weber State.Sophomore receiver Devon Cooley (45 rec, 503 yards, 2 TD’s), junior wide-out David Ames (36 rec, 351 yards, 2 TD’s) and junior receiver Rashid Shaheed (19 rec, 233 yards, 3 TD’s) all lead the Wildcats in the receiving department.Junior kicker Trey Tuttle has made 18 of his 21 field goal attempts on the season and 32 of his 34 PAT’s.Weber State’s scoring defense ranks 16th nationally (20.7 points per game).Senior defensive end Jonah Williams (6.5 sacks, forced fumble) and redshirt sophomore defensive end George Tarlas (6 sacks, 3 forced fumbles) are the Wildcats’ defensive leaders.Redshirt freshman cornerback Eddie Heckard, sophomore safety Brody Burke and freshman cornerback Ja’Kobe Harris have two interceptions apiece for the Wildcats. Junior safety Preston Smith also has three forced fumbles for the Wildcats, tying Tarlas for the team lead.Montana comes into Saturday’s showdown having won three straight games. These wins are over Eastern Washington (34-17), Portland State (38-23) and Idaho (42-17).The Grizzlies rank eighth nationally in scoring offense (38.2 points per game).Redshirt senior signal-caller Dalton Sneed completes 66.8 percent of his passes (191-286, 9th nationally) for 2,260 yards, 16 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.Sophomore tailback Marcus Knight (171 car, 774 yards) is tied for third nationally with 16 touchdown runs.The Grizzlies’ leading receivers are redshirt junior wide-out Samuel Akem (59 rec, 848 yards, 5 TD’s) and redshirt junior receiver Samori Toure (55 rec, 859 yards, 7 TD’s).Redshirt junior kicker Brandon Purdy has made 9 of his 12 field goals and 44 of his 46 PAT’s on the season for the Grizzlies.Montana ranks 37th in scoring defense (24.2 points per game) nationally.Redshirt sophomore linebacker Patrick O’Connell leads the Grizzlies with 5 sacks. Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Alex Gubner has a team-best three interceptions and redshirt freshman defensive end Milton Mamula has a pair of forced fumbles to lead Montana.The Grizzlies have dominated the all-time series against the Wildcats 39-15 and 21-6 all-time in the series at Missoula, Mont. Tags: Montana Football/Weber State Footballlast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 1/27

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 12CASTLE DALE, Utah-Emilio Miramontes netted 20 points and 10 rebounds as the South Sevier Rams got past Emery 60-56 Wednesday in Region 12 boys basketball action. Jaxton Madsen had 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the Spartans in defeat.RICHFIELD, Utah-The Carbon Dinos topped Richfield 45-40 Wednesday in Region 12 boys basketball action.Region 14MANTI, Utah-Ty Allred posted 26 points and 9 rebounds on 10-15 from the field as the Juab Wasps bested Manti 63-57 in Region 14 boys basketball action Wednesday. Dawson Olsen added 14 points and 8 rebounds on 6-8 from the field for the Wasps while Jakob Bailey stepped up with 12 points and 6 assists on 3-5 from the field and 6-6 at the foul line for Juab.The Wasps shot 61.8 percent (21-34) from the field and has wrested control of Region 14 for the time being by improving to 13-3 on the season and 6-1 in Region 14 play.Grady Thompson had 18 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in the loss for the Templars, who fell to 12-4 and 7-1 in Region 14 play with the loss.Juab is off until February 3 which sees them host the Delta Rabbits. Manti returns to action Friday at Maeser Prep to face the Lions.MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Landon Bowles led the way with 11 points as the North Sanpete Hawks pounded Maeser Prep 70-25 Wednesday in Region 14 boys basketball action.Aaron Cho had 8 points in the loss for the Lions.DELTA, Utah-Austin Topham amassed 22 points and the Delta Rabbits edged American Leadership 52-49 in Region 14 boys basketball action Wednesday. Andrew Rentschler had 12 points to pace the Eagles in the loss.Region 16MONTICELLO, Utah-Creed Mogle had 18 points as the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs drilled Monticello 56-35 in Region 16 boys basketball action Wednesday. Cedar English led the Buckaroos in defeat with 18 points.SALINA, Utah-Treyson Pace posted 24 points and the North Summit Braves surged past North Sevier 75-62 Wednesday in Region 16 boys basketball action. Marshall Okerlund’s 21 points led the Wolves in the loss.Region 18BEAVER, Utah-Conner Crum led the way with 17 points and the Beaver Beavers gashed Enterprise 61-54 Wednesday in Region 18 boys basketball action. Mathew Bowler had 17 points for the Wolves in defeat.PAROWAN, Utah-Shaydon Benson posted 18 points and 16 rebounds as the Parowan Rams pummeled Millard 59-37 Wednesday in region 18 boys basketball action. Brant Stevens led the Eagles in the loss with 8 points.Region 20JUNCTION, Utah-Kelby Jessen stepped up with 16 points and the Piute Thunderbirds smacked Wayne 63-36 in Region 20 boys basketball action Wednesday. Jake Batty led the Badgers with 15 points in the loss.Girls BasketballRegion 15LEHI, Utah-Nataly Dunka had 24 points and the Wasatch Academy Tigers pouded Utah Military-Camp Williams 47-10 Wednesday in Region 15 girls basketball action.Region 20PANGUITCH, Utah-Kyan Orton’s 11 points led the way and the Panguitch Bobcats crushed Escalante 46-22 in Region 20 girls basketball action Wednesday. Nadia Griffin led the Moquis in the loss with 10 points.JUNCTION, Utah-Ashton Winckel had 14 points and the Piute Thunderbirds surged past Wayne 56-44 Wednesday in Region 20 girls basketball action. AnDee VanDyke and Allee Van Dyke had 12 points apiece for the Badgers in defeat. Written by January 27, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/27center_img Brad Jameslast_img read more

Said School to expand

first_imgOxford University has announced the construction of a new research centre focusing on Business Taxation. The centre has received £5 million in funding from The Hundred Group, and will focus on the impact of taxation on aspects of the economy such as business, public finance and international competition. Several doctoral fellowships will be created in the establishment of the centre which will be based in the Saïd Business School and is expected to be in operation by September 2006. Professor Colin Mayer, an acting director for the creation of the Centre, said “we are extremely excited about the potential of this Centre. This will be the first major research centre of its scale and type in Europe.” The centre will carry out a number of projects evaluating the structure of taxes including corporation tax, and determining how to achieve the optimum balance between business growth and government finance. Further topics of research will include the effect of taxation on international businesses. The Centre plans to research the effect that differing global tax policies have on multinational companies, who often determine the location of their business activities on the tax regimes that operate in a particular country. Professor Colin Mayer emphasised the significance of the Business Taxation Centre for Oxford University, saying “the Centre reflects the fact that beyond the university, outsiders appreciate the practical approach of this research and are keen to support what goes on here.” He added that “this centre demonstrates how well Oxford University can promote partnerships between academics within the university and practitioners in the outside world.”The Business School this month also sees the announcement by the University’s Vice-Chancellor of the creation of stronger links between the School and Templeton College, which specialises in management studies and international business. Professor Michael Earl, Dean of Templeton College, said “the combination of business school and specialist graduate college represents a unique and valuable differentiator in the field of management studies. This reorganisation gives Templeton a wonderful opportunity to focus on being a very modern Oxford college.”ARCHIVE: 1st week MT 2005last_img read more

Decorating Contest Allows Homeowners, Businesses Chance to Win $250 Gift Card

first_imgDecorate your home or business for the holidays and have a chance to win an American Express Gift Card courtesy realtors Pete Madden and Patrick Halliday. By Maddy Vitale   Competition is revving up between two realtors – Pete Madden and Patrick Halliday.But it has nothing to do with house sales.The two businessmen from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices are sponsoring a holiday decorating contest through Dec. 21. Both homes and businesses can participate.Madden and Halliday are hoping for some friendly competition to get the community into the festive spirit. The contest winner will receive a $250 American Express gift card.They’re encouraging people to adorn their homes or businesses in colored, white, flashing or twinkling lights, or any other kind of Christmas glitz and decorations.But don’t expect any real good hints as to what Madden is looking for.However, his wife, Ashley, said she has an idea what he might see as the best decorated home or business.“He probably would like something creative. I know if Pete has any say in it, it would be over the top. Something outside the box,” she said with a laugh.Business owners are asked to join in the friendly competition.Patrick Halliday said the contest is really meant to be a lot of fun for the community.“This is a fun, friendly competition, encouraging everyone to enjoy the holiday season and show their holiday spirit,” Halliday said.Ashley Madden is in charge of posting all of the submitted photos on the Facebook pages and on Instagram for both Madden and Halliday.For anyone interested in joining in a little competition, they should email photos of their decorated homes or businesses to [email protected] Madden said the gift card is an extra incentive for people who devote the time and effort into making their house shine or business stand out with a festive motif over the holidays.She added it is also an excellent way to showcase a property that a homeowner or business owner plans on selling.The winner will be chosen Dec. 21.To check out the submissions of homes and businesses decorated for the holidays visit Pete Madden’s Facebook page, Peter Madden Ocean City Real Estate, and Patrick Halliday’s Facebook page, Patrick Halliday South Jersey Real Estate Specialist.last_img read more

Guidance: Safety of food and animal feed if there’s no Brexit deal

first_imgThis guidance is no longer valid. See Food Standards Agency in Europe for current information and Food and animal feed safety risk analysis from 1 January 2021 for guidance to follow from the end of 2020.,Sets out how food and animal feed safety risks will be assessed and managed if there’s a no-deal Brexit.last_img

Dead & Company Debuts New Dylan Cover In Rockin’ Pennsylvania Show [Watch]

first_imgThe Grateful Dead were no strangers to the music of Bob Dylan. Having toured with the folk legend, the Dead amassed a sturdy repertoire of Dylan covers to perform at their disposal. It seems that Dead & Company have followed suit, as the band continues to add new songs to their set lists this summer. Last night showed that Dead & Co still have more new song debuts in their pocket, as the group tacked on “Maggie’s Farm” in the middle of a great performance at the First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA.The band started out with a jam session that landed on “Hell in a Bucket.” With “Bertha” and “Liberty,” the band was off and running, before the cover of Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm” made its debut appearance. The rocking tune was a great moment and a highlight of the show, and tunes like “Cold Rain & Snow,” “Looks Like Rain,” “Row Jimmy” and “Throwing Stones” completed the set.The second set brought more fire, as the band opened things up after the break with “Shakedown Street” for the first time since Citi Field. After a fun “Uncle John’s Band,” the band played their second Dylan cover: “All Along The Watchtower.” A great “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” let the band jam out, and keep things weird during the “Drums/Space” segment. A cool down “Black Peter” followed, and “Johnny B. Goode” capped off a great set of music. It was Wilson Pickett’s “In The Midnight Hour” that got the encore spot, played for the first time since New Year’s Eve. What a show!Check out some video highlights, and the full setlist below!Maggie’s FarmShakedown Street Edit this setlist | More Dead & Company setlists[Photo by Dave DeCrescente]last_img read more

Harvard and MIT researchers reflect on open data in MOOCs

first_img Read Full Story A follow-up study led by a joint team of Harvard and MIT researchers explores the promise and perils of de-identifying learner data from MOOCs (massive open online courses) and offers recommendations of how to balance privacy with open data.The dataset (made available in May) contains the original learning data from the 16 HarvardX and MITx courses offered in 2012-13 that formed the basis of the first HarvardX and MITx working papers (released in January) and underpin a suite of powerful open-source interactive visualization tools (released in February).Led by John P. Daries, Senior Research Analyst at MIT (Institutional Research/Office of the Provost), the new report takes a deep dive into the team’s motivations behind efforts to release learner data, the contemporary regulatory framework of student privacy, and their efforts to comply with those regulations in creating an open data set from MOOCs, and some analytical consequences of de-identification.Published in the online computer magazine ACM Queue, “Quality social science research and the privacy of human subjects requires trust,” is available online.Beyond just MOOCs and online learning, the team expects their work to help inform broader conversations about the use of open data in the social sciences, motivating either technological solutions or new policies that may allow open access to possibly re-identifiable data while policing the uses of the data.Daries co-authors are Justin Reich (Harvard), Jim Waldo (Harvard), Elise M. Young (Harvard), Jonathan Whittinghill (Harvard), Daniel Thomas Seaton (MIT), Andrew Dean Ho (Harvard), Isaac Chuang (MIT).last_img read more

Earth’s extreme and fun ATMs

first_imgDespite the rise of electronic payments, people still seem to need cash—even at the ends of the earth. And we mean that quite literally.In anticipation of next year’s 50th anniversary of the fist automated teller machine, the ATM Industry Association  has published its “Extreme ATMs Dossier”, featuring 15 extreme ATM deployments around the world, from Antarctica to the middle of an Australian desert, as well as 10 “fun” ATMs.“At the end of last year, ATMIA ran a global competition to find the world’s most extreme and most interesting ATMs,” explains Mike Lee, ATMIA CEO. “We’re getting into a mode of celebrating the role and global expanse of the world’s 3 million ATMs.” continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Four tips for acquiring authentic leadership characteristics

first_img 62SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Charles Shanley Charles Shanley has specialized in executive recruiting and project management for more than 20 years. He has a solid background in all facets of Executive Search and has extensive experience … Web: Details Incorporate interview techniques and processes that uncover how a candidate would respond to certain business situations.You should be well versed regarding the basics of a candidate’s work background going into the interview. So don’t spend a lot of time rehashing the resume. Set up a role-play scenario to see how he or she would problem-solve a situation that would require making ethical decisions and taking socially responsible actions. Consider an actual recent scenario from within the credit union and see how the candidate’s recommendations measure up to the steps that were actually taken to address the situation.This type of discussion can also uncover a candidate’s strengths or weaknesses when it comes to management philosophy, communication style and the ability to get along with various stakeholder groups.Utilize robust personality and profile testing to determine leadership abilities.Some candidates are very adept in an interview and can have the right answers regardless of whether or not they are accurate. A personality profile test essentially confirms if the candidates are who they say they are, because you can’t lie on this test. The test results will help to answer a lot of questions about each candidate’s leadership style, as well as how they mentor and develop people, and whether or not they are a good cultural fit for the institution.Finding the right leadership fit takes time and tested resourcesA successful executive search is time-intensive and requires ongoing attention to a laundry list of details, especially when you have strict hiring criteria. By establishing a relationship with a professional recruiting firm – before there is an opening in your institution – you will have access to expertise that can help you identify the qualities you are seeking and the tools required to complete a thorough vetting process. In the end, you can rest easier knowing that you have access to the caliber of quality candidates who can successfully lead the credit union, while maintaining a culture that your employees and members can trust. Just as the financial services industry was recovering from the reputational damage caused during the Great Recession, reports continue to surface about the millions of phony deposit, credit and debit accounts being opened in the names of unsuspecting consumers at a major U.S. bank. As investigations into the situation continue, the question Congress, regulators, industry observers and consumers are asking is, “How could something of this magnitude have gone undetected by the institution’s management for such an extended period of time?”As the effects of economic and regulatory uncertainty continue, there must be a renewed commitment by all credit unions to value and protect the financial well being of members – because many consumers aren’t yet convinced that the financial services sector is completely trustworthy. In the recently released 2016 Makovsky Wall Street Reputation Study, nearly one-third of respondents reported that they have lost trust in the financial services industry – a five percent increase from 2015. And more than three-quarters stated that even negative news about their current institution of choice – including regulatory issues, illegal activity and fines – is likely to cause them to switch financial service providers.While the majority of problems dealing with ethical missteps appear to occur in the largest institutions, how do credit unions maintain an environment where their members have faith that their best interests are being served when policies and procedures for doing business are created? It starts by building a team of leadership and management professionals who are committed to maintaining a culture of trust and transparency in every aspect of the business.Executive recruiting is the first line of defenseWhen conducting an executive search for C-Suite and other top management positions, it is imperative that you are able to spot the candidates who will maintain the highest business standards, in addition to possessing the right financial experience and business acquisition skills. This includes the ability to build a culture that supports ethical practices and procedures, the willingness to set a good example for employees to follow and an on-going commitment to rewarding employees for doing the right thing.This process begins by establishing resolute benchmarks of the leadership characteristics you are seeking and staying true to those requirements until the hiring contract is signed. Following are four steps you can take to lock in the leadership characteristics necessary to maintain a culture of trust and transparency.Take an objective assessment of each candidate’s fit with your corporate culture.While a candidate may say the right things in an interview, it isn’t unusual for someone with all the right credentials to miss the mark when it comes to fitting into your existing culture. Ask each finalist to describe his or her ideal work environment and boss, as well as the characteristics of a successful sales and service model. Then, set time in the final phase of the interview to take leading candidates around to meet staff and board members to see how they interact with these important stakeholder groups.Evaluate the potential financial impact candidates have made in previous positions. The best-written resume or LinkedIn recommendations can detract from any concerns from a previous job situation. So it is important to be thorough when checking a candidate’s background. Was he or she discharged from a previous job? If so, why? Is there information to suggest problems occurring at a previous employer when the candidate was in a leadership role? Did he or she hop from job to job in a short amount of time? While a candidate may present himself or herself in a very positive way, information uncovered in a background check can point to characteristics that might prove problematic down the road.last_img read more

Los Angeles Clippers: Chauncey Billups and Larry Drew set to join coaching staff | NBA News

first_imgChauncey Billups and Larry Drew are finalising deals to join the Los Angeles Clippers’ coaching staff, according to ESPN.The duo would provide experience on the bench for incoming head coach Tyronn Lue.- Advertisement – SACRAMENTO, CA - APRIL 4: Head Coach Larry Drew of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on April 4, 2019 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)Image:Larry Drew has been head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers – Advertisement – Billups is a 17-year NBA veteran who retired at the end of the 2013-14 campaign, and Drew has served as head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers.The 44-year-old Billups has been long-time friends with Lue, who replaced Doc Rivers earlier this offseason as the Clippers’ head coach. Drew has a 162-226 record in five seasons as an NBA coach.Los Angeles went 49-23 this season to finish second in the Western Conference, but the Clippers’ championship hopes ended as they lost in seven games against the Denver Nuggets in the conference semi-finals. “Additional details remain to be negotiated and the NBPA is confident that the parties will reach agreement on these remaining issues relevant to the upcoming season,” the NBPA said in a statement.The NBA Draft is scheduled for November 18, with training camps likely to begin in early December. Players approve Dec 22 start date- Advertisement – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) says it has tentatively approved December 22 as the start date for the 2020/21 season with a reduced 72-game schedule.The 2019/20 season was only completed in October after a four-month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with teams competing in a bio-secure bubble at Walt Disney World in Orlando.The start date announcement followed a formal vote of player representatives, NPBA said.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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