FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballNon-RegionJUNCTION, Utah-Kelby Jessen led the way with 29 points and the Piute Thunderbirds edged Wendover 73-70 in non-region boys basketball action Saturday. Pedro Alvarez’s game-high 30 points led the Wildcats in the loss.Girls BasketballRegion 20ESCALANTE, Utah-Paige Harris stepped up with 19 points and the Valley Buffaloes pounded Escalante 68-29 Saturday in Region 20 girls basketball action. Mikki Prows had 8 points in the loss for the Moquis. Brad James Tags: Roundup Written by January 23, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/23
Home » News » Agencies & People » Knight Frank returns to Zoopla but only for a three-month trial previous nextAgencies & PeopleKnight Frank returns to Zoopla but only for a three-month trialEstate agency is the last but one of the original OnTheMarket founders who quit Zoopla in 2015 to satisfy OTM’s launch ‘two portal’ rule.Nigel Lewis9th August 20190999 Views Knight Frank has confirmed that it has re-joined Zoopla on a trial basis, five years after it left the portal to satisfy OnTheMarket’s ‘two portal’ rule at its launch in January 2015.The company is to list 21 of its London branches with Zoopla for an initial three-month period to ‘test the water’.The venerable estate agency and property consultancy was one of the founding companies behind the launch of OTM along with Savills, Strutt & Parker, Douglas & Gordon and Chestertons.Knight Frank is the last but one of these blue-chip companies to return to Zoopla following the dropping of the two-portal rule and the OTM’s stockmarket flotation in February last year.Until now Strutt & Parker was the most recent agency to return to the Zoopla fold in July last year, and Knight Frank’s return leaves just Savills, which only advertises its overseas listings via the portal.Remaining committedA spokesperson for Knight Frank said: “We remain committed investors in OnTheMarket and are strong supporters of it as the agent-backed portal.“Last year we signed a five-year strategic agreement to display all our sale and lettings properties at OnTheMarket.com and we see it going from strength to strength.“We are constantly assessing the changing marketing opportunities for our clients.”In April this year London agency KFH also announced that it was to trial Zoopla and, like Knight Frank, is trying out the portal at some of its branches but not its whole network, in its case for 12 months.knight frank Strutt & Parker OTM Savills Zoopla August 9, 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 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 2021
November 21, 2014 View post tag: Introduces View post tag: Navy Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Navy Shows Its Newest Maritime Combat Helicopter View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: Australian Navy View post tag: Combat View post tag: Maritime Australian Navy Shows Its Newest Maritime Combat Helicopter View post tag: newest View post tag: Helicopter View post tag: Naval View post tag: its Authorities The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, was introduced to the Australian public on 14 November with a spectacular flight over some of Sydney Harbour’s most iconic sites.It was a welcome return home to Australia from the United States for members of 725 Squadron who have been training and working with the United States Navy. The enviable task of piloting the Romeo on its introductory flight fell to Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Todd Glynn.The opportunity to introduce the Navy’s new maritime combat helicopter to the Australian people was one which the Romeo’s crew – Lieutenant Craig Castle, Leading Seaman – Aviation Liam Carruthers, and Lieutenant Commander Glynn, will not soon forget.Lieutenant Commander Gynn said:The flight was a great way to introduce the aircraft and to celebrate our many achievements to date.[mappress mapid=”14519″]Press release, Image: Australian Navy View post tag: News by topic
Artists young and old gathered on the beach at Sixth Street on Wednesday morning to work in an Ocean City medium: sand.The first of two annual Sand-Sculpting Contests was held July 9 and included about 20 entries. The sun burned through the clouds for the 9 a.m. event and the wind remained calm.The next contest is scheduled for Aug. 6 at the same time of day and location.The event is catered to amateurs — families, friends and individuals who just like doing it for fun. Entry is free. Contest categories are: age 5 and under, 6-8, 9-12, teens, individual adult and families. Prizes are awarded.See the gallery above to see some of the winning entries from Wednesday.
Forced convection technology company Spooner Industries is extending its presence in the baking industry with a range of air conditioning and ventilation systems to meet bakers’ needs.Spooner also has a new technical services division in place to offer full service and support for new and existing customers. This will include equipment inspection and reports, advice on maintenance schedules, recommendations and supply of spare parts, plant refurbishment and relocation.Other services include a bread cooling plant, designed to efficiently control product cooling and weight loss; steam, gas or electric heated bread-proving equipment; and air blast systems, which have been developed to control dough piece quality for use with either steam, gas or electric.[http://www.spooner.co.uk]
Harvard University Graduate School of Design has announced Erik L’Heureux, an American architect based in Singapore, as the winner of the GSD’s 2015 Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 traveling fellowship aimed at fostering investigative approaches to contemporary design.L’Heureux, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is currently an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore and leads his own practice, Pencil Office. His winning proposal, “Hot and Wet: The Equatorial City and the Architectures of Atmosphere,” focuses on the architecture of five dense cities in the equatorial zone — Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Pondicherry, India; Lagos, Nigeria; São Paulo, Brazil — where he will examine traditional and modern building strategies that mediate extreme climate conditions while addressing the mounting pressures of rapid urbanization and climate change.The Wheelwright Prize is now in its third year as an open international competition for early-career architects. The 2015 cycle received nearly 200 submissions from 51 countries, including Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Poland, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, and more. This year, the jury honored three finalists — L’Heureux, Malkit Shoshan (Amsterdam), and Quynh Vantu (London) — inviting them to present their work and research proposals in a public event at the GSD. The finalists’ presentations, as well as a lecture by Gia Wolff, winner of the 2013 Wheelwright Prize, took place in Piper Auditorium at Harvard GSD on April 16, 2015, and can be viewed on the GSD’s website.
COVID procedural complications, crises of voter confidence promise a rocky ride Related Possible bellwethers: Turnout, Florida, and voters 65 and older In this election, ‘costly signal deployment’ Challenges mount for election officials How Trump’s pointed rhetoric binds him to his tribe — and it to him Pollster looks at how pandemic, loss of RBG may affect election The presidential race enters its final phase as President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden debate for the first time Tuesday night, with voting already underway across the country and polls showing few undecided voters left. Often billed as pivotal, momentum-changing events for the perceived winners and losers, presidential debates can end up being more spectacle than spotlight, and tend to be remembered more for candidate zingers and missteps than for significantly changing voter opinion. The Gazette asked some political analysts and debating champions to discuss what Biden and Trump will need to accomplish Tuesday and what pitfalls they’ll need to avoid to have a good night, and whether the showdown will likely have any real effect on election results.What are the most important things Biden and Trump each need to do — and not do — in this debate?David Gergen, J.D. ’67Former White House adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Bill ClintonProfessor of Public Service and founding director of the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy SchoolTypically, a front-runner like Joe Biden has still had three major hurdles to clear before the elections: a strong vice-presidential choice, a successful convention, and a winning performance in the opening presidential debate. Biden has cleared the first two with ease. If he now walks away with a winning debate, he will be nearly unstoppable and could put the Senate over the top.One of the most interesting aspects of this campaign is how steadily Biden has commanded a lead of roughly six to seven points. In a two-man race, voter approval for Trump has been hovering way down around 40 percent of likely voters. Some 90 percent or more of voters say they have already made up their minds. And so far, Trump hasn’t come up with a winning message. Indeed, the latest bombshell about his minuscule tax payments has only deepened a public sense that he is a fraud. All of this is bad news for Trump, and he has precious little time to turn things around.So, then, what is the best strategy for Biden? First and foremost, he has to emerge as a credible, energetic president. He needs to convince people he is a healer who will work with all sides in pursuit of the common good, and he will restore American leadership. He needs to lay out a broad overview of his policies without getting into the weeds. His answers have to be firm and crisp and still preserve his strongest asset: his humanity. Like Ronald Reagan of yore, he ought to turn aside Trump’s vicious assaults with humor and dignity.Bottom line: Biden enters this debate holding most of the high cards. Now he just has to play them well.Which debating techniques best suit each candidate and which traps should they lay for the other?Asher Spector ’21 and Aditya Dhar ’21Harvard College Debating UnionSpector is the 2019 North American champion in British Parliamentary debateDhar is on the reigning top-ranked U.S. team in American parliamentary debateTrump has historically been aggressive, bold, and inflammatory. He tries to throw his opponent off with a barrage of ad hominem attacks, false claims, and inappropriate comments. This strategy — although unconventional — was surprisingly effective in 2016: He dominated the Republican primary and held his own against veteran debater Hillary Clinton.We think there are a few ways Biden can slow Trump’s momentum. First, he can goad Trump into lying about the pandemic and the state of the country. Trump likes to heap exuberant praise on his work in office, especially when someone casts doubt on his record. We think voters know better. When Trump pretends everything is fine, he seems out of touch.Second, Trump is himself making a mistake by attacking Biden’s mental agility. Repeated attacks on Biden’s mental competence and spurious rumors about dementia have set expectations for his performance low. If Biden holds his own, voters may count that as a win. Similarly, we think that any stumbles on Biden’s part will seem less newsworthy, because people already see him as gaffe-prone.But not all attacks are baseless. While Biden’s 2012 debate performance against Paul Ryan was widely celebrated, there are real concerns that Biden isn’t as quick on his feet as he used to be. Trump’s aggressiveness is a strength here — he will put Biden under sustained pressure in order to make Biden look old, confused, and unfit to lead.Moreover, while Trump’s base is unified and loyal, Biden has to appeal to a wide coalition of voters. So Trump can use the debate to force Biden to explicitly delineate his stances on a series of issues — the Green New Deal, Medicare for all, court packing, and recent protests — and, in doing so, create friction between the different factions Biden needs to rally.Recent polling shows white support for Black Lives Matter protests declining, a trend that favors Trump. If police violence and the need for police reform has become a subject that could hurt Biden, can Biden address this issue in a way that satisfies Black voters and their allies, but also reassures those who have lost support for the protests?Yanilda María GonzálezAssistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy SchoolThe consensus that saw 74 percent of Americans supporting Black Lives Matter protests and 69 percent acknowledging a broader problem in police treatment of Black Americans has given way to the fragmentation that typically characterizes attitudes toward policing and race, with stark divisions along racial and partisan lines. This fragmentation in societal attitudes toward policing presents Joe Biden with a common dilemma facing center-left and leftist political leaders throughout the Americas: finding the balance between societal demands for police reform and calls for “law and order.” President Donald Trump, meanwhile, has staked out a clear “law and order” position, explicitly stating that he expects unconditional support [from] law enforcement to gain him the electoral support needed to win in the upcoming elections. The crucial question for Biden will be whether to maintain police reform as central to his campaign platform or rebuff demands for greater restrictions on policing that are popular among the Democratic base in order to appeal to so-called swing voters.A look to U.S. history and the experiences of similarly situated leaders in other countries suggests Biden may be more likely to opt for the latter. President Lyndon Johnson pushed a “war on crime” in 1965, in response to Barry Goldwater’s concerted “law and order” campaign against the Civil Rights Movement during the 1964 elections. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio came to office denouncing racially biased policing and vowing to enact reforms, only to cower in the face of police pressure. Similarly, Mexico’s current president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, back when he was the leftist mayor of Mexico City, advanced not police reform but a zero-tolerance policy championed by Rudy Giuliani. By the same token, police reform stalled in Brazil under leftist presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff. Throughout the Americas, right-wing parties and candidates have found electoral success with “tough on crime” messages to increase police power and budgets, while policing has remained an Achilles’ heel for left and center-left politicians, who have largely fumbled in their efforts to build sustained societal consensus favoring police reform. The key factor for Biden may be whether the momentum of the largest protest movement in U.S. history will impose an electoral cost for failing to enact police reforms.Trump and Biden have very different speaking styles. As they try to persuade and motivate voters, what should they both keep in mind from a marketing communications standpoint? Alison Wood BrooksO’Brien Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business SchoolNavigating disagreements and differences in conversation, especially with the goal to persuade, is a difficult task. Some breakthrough recent research using natural language processing (NLP) of real disagreement conversations at scale reveals some elements that make conversations less likely to end in hostile blow-ups and more likely to end with changed minds and healthy ongoing relationships. These elements include using respectful language (e.g. no name-calling), actively acknowledging and clarifying the other perspective (“Am I right that you are saying…”), asking follow-up questions, highlighting areas of agreement no matter how small or obvious, hedging your claims (“I think…”) rather than stating them as facts, phrasing arguments in positive versus negative terms (“It’s helpful to…” versus “You should not…”), avoiding explanatory words like “because” and “therefore,” and dividing yourself into multiple selves (“I agree, but part of me wonders if…”).Early evidence suggests that the 3 R’s of conversational kindness—respectful, receptive, responsive—are learnable, and everyone would do well to hone these conversational skills, including both Biden and Trump. Surprisingly, achieving these aspirations make our messages more persuasive. But, importantly, the presidential debate is not a one-on-one conversation. It is political theater with a massive audience—under the guise of a dyadic exchange. What works well to navigate conflict in private may or may not work with such a large audience. If their primary goal is to win over hearts and minds, then I suspect that even in the strange, high-stakes arena of public presidential debate, the candidates would do well to abide by the 3 R’s—be respectful, receptive, responsive. My hypothesis is testable: If we run the debate transcript through our NLP detectors after the fact, how would Biden and Trump score? And will their conversational performance scores align with public perceptions and approval ratings? I’d love to find out.With so few undecided voters left, can the debates shape the race in any significant way?Thomas E. PattersonBradlee Professor of Government and the Press, Harvard Kennedy SchoolLike earlier ones, the 2020 debates are a key moment in which voters engage the campaign more fully than at other times. More than 80 million viewers watched one of the Trump-Clinton debates in 2016, an audience level that is beyond anything but the Super Bowl. Yet, the history of presidential debates tells us that they rarely upend a race. Most voters will have already made up their minds about the candidates. In fact, judging from the polls, the number of decided voters is higher than normal this year. Selective perception — seeing what they want to see in Biden and Trump — will govern how the great majority of viewers will judge the upcoming debate. In the past, even weak performances have dislodged few votes. Debates are best seen as a special opportunity for voters to listen to the candidates, but not as a time when voters come with an open mind with the intent of determining which of the contenders has the traits desired in a president. The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.
The Teagues of North Carolina, the Mahaffys of Oregon and the Beidlers of Vermont are the top three winners of the Stonyfield Organic Farmers Grant-a-Wish Program, which will fund a total of six innovative organic farming projects in the U.S. Consumers voted online for the winners after watching short videos about each one. All recipients are farmer-owners of Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative, t he organic farmers’ cooperative which has supplied Stonyfield with organic milk for more than 15 years.‘It’s exciting that consumers are taking the time to get to know the farmers who grow their food and getting involved in ways like the Grant-a-Wish Program to help organic agriculture innovate and thrive,’ said Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield President and CE-Yo.”We are very proud of the Teagues, Mahaffys and Beidlers, and all our farmer-owners who entered their sustainability projects in the Grant-a-Wish program. We thank them for all they do each and every day to further the future of organic farming,’ said George Siemon, founding farmer and C-I-E-I-O of Organic Valley.The Teagues of Guilford County, North Carolina are the recipients of Stonyfield’s top $10,000 grant, which they will use to build a new, energy efficient feed mill to process organic grains for other organic dairy farmers in the southeast, as well as livestock growers and small farmers looking for local, organic feed. Their current mill, which is the only organic feed mill in the entire state, runs primarily by hand and is slow and inefficient. In addition to giving a big boost to organic agriculture in the region, George and Cherry Teague, who run the farm with their son Taylor, hope the new mill will help keep the next generation of Teagues on the farm. The Teagues have been Organic Valley farmer-owners since 2007.Tied for second place grants of $7,500 each are the Beidlers of Vermont and the Mahaffys of Oregon.Brent and Regina Beidler and their daughter Erin, of Randolph Center, Vermont, run one of the state’s few farms that grow organic grain in commercial quantities. They will use the grant funds to upgrade their antiquated seed cleaning equipment which will improve seed and flour quality, a benefit to the organic farmers who rely upon their grain. It will also help to provide increased food types to the local community, and help their farm to diversify and become more self-sufficient. The Beidlers have been Organic Valley farmer-owners since 2000.Peter and Kelly Mahaffy of Coos Bay, Oregon will use the grant to manage odor issues involved in using waste from the local seafood processors as their primary source of fertilizer. Their efforts will involve building a covered compost shed and adding a nutrient recycling system. As a result, they will generate nutrient dense organic compost ready to be used on their fields and shared with the community. The Mahaffys have been Organic Valley farmer-owners since 2003.Stonyfield also awarded three $2,000 grants which go to:Jon and Juli Bansen of Monmouth, Oregon, will use the grant funds to install a walk-through flytrap that vacuums flies off their cows. Fewer flies will result in reducing stress in the cows and increasing their productivity and milk quality. The Bansens have been Organic Valley farmer-owners since June 2000.Dana and Carol Shirk, who run a dairy farm with their five children in Tuscola County, Michigan, will use the funds to create an aquifer-fed farm pond that will support pasture irrigation and provide drinking water for their livestock. The Shirks have been Organic Valley farmer-owners since 2007.Jerry and Dotty Snyder and their eight children steward a 400 acre grass-based 50-cow dairy in Alfred Station, New York. Their grant will help build a pond for use by a hydro-electric generator that will provide needed power throughout the farm. The Snyders have been Organic Valley farmer owners since 2002.More than 70 organic farms applied for the Stonyfield Organic Farmer Grant-a-Wish Program. Six finalists were selected by a team of experts from Stonyfield and Organic Valley for their project’s environmental impact and ability to improve the long-term viability of organic farming. After viewing short videos describing each farmer’s project, nearly ten thousand consumers voted on-line for their first choice of grant recipient.‘The Stonyfield Organic Farmers Grant-a-Wish Program demonstrates how consumers, farmers and organic companies can partner with one another in ways that will help build and strengthen the organic community as a whole. I am proud to have been a part of this collaboration, and I salute the organic farmers who make it all possible,’ said Nancy Hirshberg, vice president of natural resources for Stonyfield Farm.For ongoing updates on the progress of each award recipient, visit Stonyfield Organic Farmers Grant-a-Wish Program on the web at www.facebook.com/stonyfieldfarm(link is external). For more information about Stonyfield Farm, visit www.stonyfield.com(link is external). For information about Organic Valley and its farmer-owners, visit www.organicvalley.coop(link is external).Stonyfield Farm: Dedicated to Healthy Food, Healthy People, Healthy Planet, Healthy BusinessStonyfield Farm, celebrating its 27th year, is the world’s leading organic yogurt company. Its certified organic yogurt, smoothies, milk, cultured soy, frozen yogurt and ice cream are distributed nationally. The company advocates that healthy food can only come from a healthy planet. Its use of organic ingredients helps keep over 180,000 farm acres free of toxic, persistent pesticides and chemical fertilizers known to contaminate soil, drinking water and food. To help reduce climate change, Stonyfield offsets all of the C02 emissions generated from its facility energy use. The company also started a nonprofit called Climate Counts (climatecounts.org) which shows people how they can help fight climate change by the way they shop and invest. Stonyfield also donates 10% of its profits to efforts that help protect and restore the Earth. For further information, visit www.stonyfield.com(link is external) or follow Stonyfield on Twitter @Stonyfield and @StonyfieldBiz, and on Facebook www.facebook.com/StonyfieldFarm(link is external).Organic Valley: Independent and Farmer-Owned Organic Valley is America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands. Organized in 1988, it represents 1,617 farmers in 33 states and three Canadian provinces, and achieved $621 million in 2010 sales. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, Organic Valley produces a variety of organic foods, including organic milk, soy, cheese, butter, spreads, creams, eggs, produce and juice, which are sold in supermarkets, natural foods stores and food cooperatives nationwide. The same farmers who produce for Organic Valley also produce a full range of delicious organic meat under the Organic Prairie label. For further information, call 1-888-444-MILK or visit www.organicvalley.coop(link is external), www.organicprairie.coop(link is external) or the cooperative’s farmer website, www.farmers.coop(link is external). Organic Valley is also on Twitter @Organic_Valley and Facebook www.facebook.com/OrganicValley(link is external). Londonderry, NH ‘ March 1, 2011 ‘
Court studies records policies January 1, 2002 Regular News Court studies records policies How public should public court records be? What is the definition of “court records”? Is it the Supreme Court’s responsibility to form statewide policies on access to court records?Two court groups — the Supreme Court Workgroup on Public Records and the Judicial Management Council — have been tasked with answering questions like these. Both groups have completed their review processes and forwarded final reports to the high court, which will now consider what action should be taken on the recommendations.The workgroup, appointed by a September 2000 administrative order, focused primarily on defining what constitutes a court record and defining the scope of the courts’ responsibility for maintaining and distributing records.The bulk of the group’s recommendations comes in the form of an access and retention schedule for different types of records, however, one of their recommendations has garnered opposition from The Orlando Sentinel. The Sentinel, in oral argument, vigorously opposed the group’s recommendation that requests for access to public court records be required in writing. The court has taken the issue into consideration.Now, the JMC, based on research by one of its own workgroups, has made recommendations to the court concerning electronic access to court records. Most notably, the council calls for a temporary moratorium on the transmittal of trial court records via the Internet or other electronic methods.“Until policies are developed that appropriately balance privacy with access, and which support the core mission of the courts to do justice, unrestricted electronic access to court records should not be available,” the report reads.Under current Florida law, by January 1, every county clerk of court is required to provide an index of documents recorded in the official records of the county for the period beginning no later than January 1, 1990, and by January 1, 2006, the clerks of court must provide for the electronic retrieval of documents referenced in the index.“The impression that I’ve had as we’ve gone through the sessions is that the members of the JMC are very concerned about the potential adverse effects of users of the court if a lot of this very, very personal information that gets into court files is accessible to any casual surfer on the Internet,” said Fifth DCA Judge Jacqueline Griffin, who chaired the JMC workgroup.Another portion of the JMC report asks that a broad-based group be assembled to develop policies for the courts that achieve a happy medium between access and privacy issues.“This really poses a difficult balancing issue that the courts are going to have to grapple with,” Griffin said. “And, hopefully, if we have the kind of entity appointed by the Supreme Court to study this issue, then at the other end of it, after all the constituencies have been heard, then we hope. . . to protect the user’s right to privacy and protect users from identity theft, but keep up with new technology and protect the public’s right to public records access.”
by: Joe SwatekA visit to a financial institution’s website reminded me how too often website copy is composed by people who know nothing about good marketing practices.Your website is a high-profile marketing medium, available to anyone, whenever they want to see it. Prospects are likely visiting your financial institution’s website to find information. They’re curious about you.Yet you may be driving away new account holders every day.This isn’t an isolated problem. I’ve seen it repeated over the years by banks and credit unions, big and small. Instead of making the accounts and services sound attractive, the text is written like it’s a prison sentence.I’ll give you one example from an actual savings account webpage and then show you how to correct the overall problems. (This can apply to all types of media.) continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr