Richins races home for BYU walk-off win over Utah in 10 innings

first_imgMarch 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Richins races home for BYU walk-off win over Utah in 10 innings FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – Cam Richins sprinted home on a wild pitch as BYU walked off with a 7-6 win in 10 innings Tuesday in the Deseret First Duel at Larry H. Miller Field.“We were resilient,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “We executed a bunt and they helped us with pass balls and wild pitches. We’ll take it any way we can.”BYU scored its first run in the second, when Kyle Dean skied a sacrifice fly to push across Keaton Kringlen, who led off the frame with a double. Jarrett Perns came up with two runners on and tripled off the left field fence to score two more. Brennon Anderson’s groundout up the middle plated Perns and made it 4-0 for the Cougars.Utah answered with a pair of runs in the third off BYU starter Bo Burrup, including a solo homer from Rykker Tom. Burrup finished his evening surrendering three hits and two runs through three innings of work. Alex Perron took over mound duties in the fourth.Kringlen drove in the Cougars’ fifth run with a sacrifice fly to right field in the fifth. Brian Hsu singled and Brock Hale followed with a double to set the table.Perron pitched two scoreless frames for the Cougars, and Rhett Parkinson came in to match his effort, as BYU took a 5-2 lead into the seventh inning stretch. Another Kringlen sac fly made it a 6-2 lead for BYU.Drew Zimmerman tossed a perfect seven-pitch eighth for the Cougars and passed the torch in the ninth to Jake Suddreth, who loaded the bases with one out. He hit a batter for a run and allowed two singles for three more and a tie game.In the bottom of the 10th, Kringlen slapped an infield single to the shortstop. Richins pinch ran for him and went to second on a sacrifice bunt and third on a pass ball.BYU hosts Gonzaga for a weekend series starting on Thursday. The first game of three will be televised on ESPNU.​ Written bycenter_img Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Falcons QB Matt Ryan to get $100 million guaranteed

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTom Pennington/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Quarterback Matt Ryan has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons. Sources tell ESPN that the deal will make Ryan the first NFL player to earn $30 million per year.The deal includes $100 million guaranteed, according to sources.Ryan was entering the final year of a five-year, $103.75 million extension he signed in July 2013.Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins set the previous record for average annual salary ($28 million), followed by San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo ($27.5 million) and Detroit’s Matthew Stafford ($27 million).Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. May 3, 2018 /Sports News – National Falcons QB Matt Ryan to get $100 million guaranteed Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Land Registry says new ‘game changer’ tech will speed up conveyancing

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Land Registry says new ‘game changer’ tech will speed up conveyancing previous nextHousing MarketLand Registry says new ‘game changer’ tech will speed up conveyancingBoth signing and witnessing of key conveyancing documents can now take place, in 80% of cases the same day, claims DocuSign.Nigel Lewis19th March 20212 Comments1,426 Views The latest step towards fully digitised and faster conveyancing has been taken following the launch of DocuSign’s new electronic ‘witnessed signatures system’.Revealed during a Zoom event yesterday both DocuSign and the Land Registry said it would ease one of the major bottlenecks in the conveyancing process, contract signing. This will also help prevent the kind of delays seen during the pre-Stamp Duty sales rush.“We believe this is a real game changer for the residential property sector and lawyer are getting really excited about this in a way tech doesn’t usually engage them,” said Katherine Crowley, Practice Development Manager at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, which has been trying out the tech.She says that, because many of the documents in the property purchase process can be signed or witnessed on the same day and without having to do long-winded explanations about how it works, as previous tech required conveyancer to do, “it’s a win-win as far as we’re concerned,” she says.During the launch Crowley went on to say that by using e-signatures and virtual witnessing, her practice was able to turn around over 80% of documents within a day.“If we were still relying on paper, then it would be between two days and a week to get a signature back; the DocuSign system has speeded things up enormously.”She also said that it meant tracking the conveyancing process is now much easier with this system because everything is digital.“When people are on your back asking when they are going to complete, with ‘wet signatures’ you really didn’t know whereas now we can give an accurate answer by looking at the dashboard.”Doug Luftman from DocuSign, said: “Manual witnessing has always added an additional layer of complexity, often leading to protracted completion. This has been heightened by the pandemic, which is why property lawyers breathed a sigh of relief when the Land Registry announced changes in regulation that would allow the use of electronic witnessed signatures (WES).”Docusign Katherine Crowley Womble Bond Dickinson electronic signing Land Registry conveyancing March 19, 2021Nigel Lewis2 commentsAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 19th March 2021 at 11:31 amI think that is the point Peter, it takes a year for solicitor’s and only a tiny amount of them to actually realise that despite the largest backlog of conveyancing work probably ever, utilising solutions like Docusign or YOTI is actually a no brainer. And is what the rest of business in the UK has been using it, maybe the big story is that solicitor’s who do not use – modern business techniques will have fewer clients – as their sleeker, more agile competion services the tech enabled clients who want a speedy service 24/7.Log in to ReplyPeter Ambrose, The Partnership The Partnership 19th March 2021 at 9:33 amUmmmm … forgive me but I know that 2020 is going to be called the “Lost Year”, but I’ve got a bit of a Rumplestiltskin moment coming on.This story is based on the Land Registry announcement in July last year!Slow news day guys? 😉PeterLog in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more


first_imgToday’s “Readers Poll” question is: Are you disappointed that the newly appointed City Council Finance Chairman hasn’t made a request to the City Controller for a detailed financial accounting of the Evansville Thunderbolts?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site. We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated. The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy?center_img We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?(Recently we detected an issue where our subscribers may have not been getting breaking news alerts from the City-County Observer. This notification is to let you know that starting today you have been added to receive future news alerts. If you no longer want to receive future news alerts please opt-out by clicking the link in your e-mail to unsubscribe.)IS IT TRUE members of the Vanderburgh County Commission and Evansville City Council just passed a minimum square footage housing ordinance that could allow ‘TINY HOMES” to be built within Vanderburgh County? …right after this vote, Mayor Winnecke said: “Let the experts do what we’ve engaged them to do”? …this vote put Mayor Winnecke in a real pickle because he hired an out-of-the-area consulting firm to study the outdated Zoning Codes of Vanderburgh County at the costs of $250,000?IS IT TRUE that some people feel that Mayor Winnenecke could have saved thousands of dollars of our tax money by appointing a “Blue Ribbon” study committee to look at ways to improve some of our outdated Zoning Codes?IS IT TRUE we been told that Republican candidate for County Commissioner District One, Zac Rascher stated that he “would not simply hire consultants to tell us what our problems are”?….it looks like Zac Rascher and Mayor Winnecke may have a little philosophical difference over the hiring of consultants?IS IT TRUE if the Mayor’s statement is accurate that we should “Let the experts do what we’ve engaged them to do” then why have the projections or studies of past consultants missed the mark?IS IT TRUE attached are a few examples of past studies or projections of consultants that our readers felt that may have missed the mark? …a prediction if the City spends millions of our tax dollars to build around 24 expensive homes (that costs $250,000 each) for low to moderate-income folks in the Hayne’s area they would sell like hotcakes? … a study of expanding the University Parkway; a study that projected that the Ford Center would be a cash cow for the taxpayers of Evansville; the West Franklin Street parking study; a projection that predicted spending $18 million dollars on renovating North Street would generate unprecedented economic growth for that area; a study that predicted if the Evansville taxpayers would donate $30 million dollars to build a new downtown Hotel it would attract many major conventions; a study that convinced local officials that they should invest $250,000 towards the Earthcare project; the recommendation that locating the LST at Marina Point would become a major regional tourist attraction and doesn’t need any seed money to adequately promoted this project regionally; a study and predictions if donate $58 million dollars to help build a downtown medical school it would attract about 2,000 medical students, a consultant projected if the City installs “Smart Water Meters” the water customer would save a substantial amount of money on their water bills, and let’s not forget the numerous studies over the years concerning the re-routing of downtown traffic?IS IT TRUE we predict that sometime at the end of this year an announcement will be made by the Vanderburgh County officials that they have agreed to renovate the County jail? …we predict that the renovated jail will meet our needs for at least 20 years?IS IT TRUE that the CEO/ President of the Evansville CVB just hired a key marketing person who use to work for the Old National Events And Convention Center? …that CVB CEO/President James Wood also hired an employee from City View? …we don’t remember this publically subsidized not-for-profit agency advertising these positions in area publications?…we have also been told that no minorities have been hired by the CVB as of yet?IS IT TRUE we are told that several mover and shakers would like to turn the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum in downtown Evansville into a Military Museum? …we are told that they are getting tired of seeing this historic gem being used as a bingo parlor?IS IT TRUE that its common knowledge that political candidates with name recognition generally do very well at the ballot box?IS IT TRUE we are told that a few of the mainstream media elitists are degrading the City-County Observer? …all we can say about this is that we are proud to be a home owned community publication and that’s more then they can say?IS IT TRUE that in Indiana gamblers must be 21 or older in order to place a bet in a “Sportsbook” facility? …that Indiana gaming law allows casinos to take wagers on dozens of professional, collegiate and international events, including football, basketball, baseball, auto racing, hockey, soccer, boxing, golf, and Olympic competitions. No betting is allowed on high school or youth sporting events, or e-sports?IS IT TRUE that a loyal reader of the City-County Observer takes Rosuvastatin (generic for Crestor) on a daily basis? …without insurance or government assistance this medicine would have cost him $677.25 dollars to fill? …he uses the GOOD RX APP. at a local pharmacy and paid only $22.18 for a three month supply of this prescription? …we highly recommend that you Google the Good Rx App because you will save big bucks on your future prescriptions order?IS IT TRUE we overheard someone say that the CCO Publisher reminded him of the late political conservative Willam Buckely? … we feel that the CCO Publisher would strongly disagree with that statement because he feels that Mr. Buckely was too liberal for him? Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.last_img read more

Pantheon makes move on a mixer

first_imgPantheon has added a 10-litre planetary mixer to its range, designed to suit small to medium bakeries. The PM10 is powered by a 0.75 kW motor, while the gear-driven transmission ensures smooth, friction-free operation across three speed settings.The body of the PM10 is built from solid metal and die-cast aluminium, while the 10-litre mixing bowl and beater, whisk and dough hook are high-quality stainless steel.The mixer features a red, mushroom type stop button, while all PM10s have a fix on to the guard feeder chute for additional safety.An alternative version, the PM10-MC, which has a connection outlet for Pantheon’s MC mincing attachment, is also available.last_img

Coming Yellow Submarine Special Edition Art Is Amazing

first_imgA section from the Yellow Submarine painting by Alex Rossfeaturing the Blue MeaniesWith everyone happy with the outcome of the first collaboration, Apple Records heads decided last year to commission the follow up series. Each of the four prints captures on of the Beatles in a portrait style, as well as imagery from the film surrounding their characters. He quickly finished the first two, the John Lennon and Ringo Starr pieces and has been hard at work finishing the Paul McCartney and George Harrison versions to accompany them. The upcoming Apple Records re-release of The Beatles legendary film Yellow Submarine just got a little more powerful…super powerful actually. The Label tapped fan favorite comic book painter Alex Ross to provide a series of profile paintings, entitled John, Paul, George and Ringo. Ross’s photo-realistic style and his uncanny ability to make the fantastic plausible was a perfect match for bringing the unique designs of artist Heinz Edelmann to life. Yellow Submarine‘s release is seen as something of a landmark in animation history, heralding a new age of art house acceptance.Alex Ross burst onto the comics scene with Marvels, a mini series showing the world of super heroes through the eyes of the people on the street. It was an instant sell out and has been reprinted dozens of times. His paintings made the colorful heroes and villains look incredibly lifelike. From an early age, Ross had been a big fan of the rich visual spectacles of the comic book world, and found himself studying the vastly different styles of the different artists. At the American Academy of Art in Chicago, he perfected his blending of neo-classical painting with the kinetic styles of comics legends like Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and Bernie Wrightson. He quickly developed a reputation as the go to artist when it came to portraying the most iconic versions of any character he painted. Superman by Alex RossRoss’s first attempt at a Beatles image, a beautiful 6 foot wide example of his famous panoramas highlighting the characters from the movie made even him nervous. “I was warned at the outset that they might not get approval from the [John Lennon and George Harrison] estates to release it formally — that it was a kind of test. I thought I might not get another chance at this, so I wanted to put everything plus the kitchen sink in one piece of art.” Luckily for Ross, his renditions of Edelmann’s visionary work wowed everyone. John by Alex RossRingo by Alex RossRoss gushed “Yellow Submarine has also been one of my favorite films since I was six years old. The opportunity to work with the Beatles’ likenesses in the very inspired context of the ‘Yellow Submarine’ film is an absolute dream come true. There is so much I love about these men, their legacy and this film.” The artist is excited to unveil the finished series when the box set goes on sale April 30th at the Beatles store in the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. Until they’re available for purchase, let’s have a small look at the last two prints in the series and another of Ross’s detailed production drawings. Information for this article was gathered from Rolling Stone, Comic Book Resources and AlexRoss.comlast_img read more

Marc Ford Shows Off His Americana Credentials With This Set Of Songs From His Album “The Vulture”[Listen]

first_imgMarc Ford has been a fixture in the live music scene for years. As a seminal guitar player for the Black Crowes in the nineties, Ford went on to record with artists such as Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule, Ben Harper and more after leaving the band, forming a succesful career as a studio musician and producer. Recently, Ford has been performing as a solo artist, releasing a bevy of solo albums that culminated with his impressive 2016 release The Vulture, and he’s also a part of Rich Robinson‘s crew of former Black Crowes bandmates called Magpie Salute. Over the years, Ford has proven himself to be an excellent blues guitarist as well as a proficient Americana songwriter.Back in November, Ford stopped by Futureappletree in Rock Island, IL to perform a session for online music subscription service Daytrotter. Ford performed the song’s lead single, “Devils in the Details”, as well as “The Ghetto Is Everywhere”, “The Vulture”, “Same Coming Up”, and “Shalimar Dreams”, all from The Vulture as well. It was a great and stirring performance that truly showcased the best of Marc Ford and what he has to offer.Thankfully for those who don’t subscribe to Daytrotter, Paste Magazine is streaming the show, and all five songs from the set are embedded below for your listening pleasure. Also included below is a recently released video of Ford performing with the Neptune Blues Club performing Deep Water” in a session for read more

Growing Upwards – Innovation at Harvard

first_imgThe roots of innovation at Harvard can often be found in its students. Putting an imaginative twist on a class project, Windsor Hanger AB ’10, together with classmates Elizabeth Nowak AB ’10 and Tina (Yongtian) Tan AB ’10, created VertiGrow, a modular planter that can be stacked vertically in crowded urban spaces. This system allows people to grow food on the roofs and walls of their houses, all while reinforcing the structure of the building and helping to fight malnutrition.last_img

Ice to entice

first_imgDespite the mounds of snow and bitter cold, more than 100 faculty, staff, and students gathered in the Science Center Plaza on Wednesday for the opening of this year’s Harvard Skate season.“It was so cool. It was a spontaneous decision to come here on our part, and I’m so glad we did. It really made my day,” said Celeste Mendoza ’17, who was making s’mores after watching the festivities’ opening acts.The annual celebration was significantly expanded this year. In addition to the skating, visitors could try their luck at curling and shuffleboard, warm up by toasty fire pits, and snack on some treats courtesy of the food trucks and Greenhouse Café. Harvard College student and 2012 Skate America silver medalist Christina Gao, 2010 U.S. Junior silver medalist Yasmin Siraj, and other talented figure skaters treated onlookers to a live performance.Kaitlyn Jeong ’16 (from left), Dillon Cruz ’16, Jasmine Chia ’18, Clara Chen ’16, and Kara Shen ’16 warm up by the toasty fire pits and snack on some treats courtesy of the food trucks and the Greenhouse Café during the Harvard Skate opening kickoff. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer“I’m so excited that this year’s opening day was such a huge success. Last year’s was on a much smaller scale, and we really added a lot more this year, and the turnout was huge! I hope we can do this every year, with each one just getting better and better,” said Harrison Choate ’17, manager of Harvard Skate.The rink is 64 feet by 44 feet, and features lighting and audio systems as well as built-in benches. The temporary ice rink is located on the plaza adjacent to the Science Center. Skating is free and open to all. Skate rentals, which are managed by students from Harvard Student Agencies, are also available.Upcoming, there will be many special events as well as free skating lessons on Fridays (check website for times), depending on the weather. Lessons are first come, first served, so those interested should gather at the rink at noon.“Harvard is thrilled to once again be able to offer this exciting program. Nothing says New England like outdoor skating and drinking a cup of hot chocolate while sitting by a warm fire,” said Meredith Weenick, vice president of campus services. “We hope faculty, staff, students, and community members alike all take the opportunity to enjoy the offerings, and we can’t wait to see everyone out there!”“They really did a great job making sure that everyone involved had a lot of fun,” said Preeti Srinivasan ’18.Harvard Skate is an integral part of Harvard President Drew Faust’s Common Spaces program. Created in 2009, the program’s goal is to strengthen the sense of community by developing inviting, usable, and flexible spaces to bring students, faculty, and staff closer together.The rink will be open every day from noon until 9 p.m. (weather permitting) until early March.For more information on event times, special events, and the food truck schedule, check the site.last_img read more

Science and Engineering Showcase hosted in Cambridge

first_imgMore than 400 Cambridge 8th graders recently convened on Harvard’s campus for the annual Science and Engineering Showcase sponsored by the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).Now in its ninth year, the event gives the Cambridge students the opportunity to present their science projects and findings to classmates, teachers, parents, and Harvard students and professors.“This event is such a great example of how our city, our schools and our colleges and universities can work together to support our young people. The world needs your creativity, your inventiveness, your genius and your originality. Each new idea opens a door to the next,” said Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern.“We need problem solvers,” said Kenneth Salim, superintendent of Cambridge Public Schools. “We need people who are going to be creative. Who are going to be environmentalists, computer scientists, and researchers, as well as the politicians, the community leaders, and others — and having that understanding of science is going to make you a better leader and a better community member no matter what you decide to pursue.”Projects varied, and included building a solar powered water filtration system, creating all-natural bug repellent, and examining the role of female engineers throughout history.“The diversity of projects and the level of student engagement was inspiring to see — not only were students excited to present their own work, but were also eager to ask each other questions. This kind of curiosity and questioning is the foundation of a science literate society, and that energy was apparent throughout the day. My hope is that through this partnership and others at the high school level, we can continue to nurture that spark in each student,” said Kathryn Hollar, director of community programs and diversity outreach at SEAS.Teachers say students learn about more than just the science – they’re learning how to present their findings, work in teams and answer questions – all skills that are equally as important as the scientific knowledge they’re gaining.“I love seeing kids investigate and try to solve problems, and then sharing their projects across the district,” said Janet MacNeil, the JrK-12 science curriculum coordinator at Cambridge Public Schools. “Students looked at how to use science and engineering to solve problems. Our aim was to get them thinking about how to solve these relevant problems locally and across the world.”The best part, MacNeil said, is that the students are the drivers of this learning. “They get to study something that they’re interested in, and by doing so, learn about the science and engineering model. About how to identity a problem. Ask questions. Analyze data. Communicate. These are all important life skills whether they’re going to be scientists or not,” MacNeil continued.Paul Andrew, vice president of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications, encouraged students to take advantage of the various programs and offerings all across campus. “We want you to consider yourselves very much a part of our community, as we are so honored to be part of yours.”last_img read more