Soccer Teams Continue To Roll

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah-The ninth-ranked Snow College women’s soccer team picked up two shut-out victories this past week, including a 4-0 win at Western Wyoming, followed by a 6-0 win over Utah Club. The Lady Badgers recorded 17 shots on goal and held Utah Club to just four shots. Forward Kate Schirmer led Snow with three goals on four shots. Goalkeeper Hailey Hillock was credited with four saves in the shutout victory. The Lady Badgers will next travel to Las Vegas to take on Southern Nevada on Thursday, Sept. 12.The Snow College men’s soccer team traveled to Rock Springs, Wyo., last week and came away with a decisive 3-1 victory over the Mustangs. Now 3-1-0 on the season, the Badgers will travel to Las Vegas to take on Southern Nevada on Thursday, Sept. 12. Brad James Tags: Snow soccer September 9, 2019 /Sports News – Local Soccer Teams Continue To Roll Written bylast_img read more

Stath Lets Flats returns to TV following multi-BAFTA success

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Stath Lets Flats returns to TV following multi-BAFTA success previous nextHousing MarketStath Lets Flats returns to TV following multi-BAFTA successNew series has been commissioned by Channel 4 for a third series featuring the eponymous, hapless letting agent.26th October 20200686 Views Hapless letting agent Stath will be back on our screens next year, bringing a bit of welcome silliness to the housing market.Channel 4 has commissioned a third series of the BAFTA award-winning comedy Stath Lets Flats featuring incompetent Greek-Cypriot letting agent Stath who constantly tries to prove himself a worthy heir to the family business – Michael & Eagle.As he navigates London’s property market, Stath usually tries and fails to convince would-be tenants about the merits of often dubious properties.Series three will pick up from the cliff-hanger ending of series two, as Stath is faced with rescuing the firm and his relationship with Katia, while expecting his first child with Carole.Meanwhile his sister, Sophie, and best friend, Al, deal with the fallout of finally declaring their feelings for each other.BewilderingFiona McDermott, head of comedy at Channel 4, says: “Stath’s irrepressible and bewildering approach to life, love and business is just what the nation needs right now.“We’re so proud of Jamie and the team’s multiple award-success and delighted that we can celebrate this roster of incredible domestic talent by backing another series”.Writer-performer and comedian Jamie Demetriou won best male actor in a comedy, best writer of a comedy and the programme itself won the award for best scripted comedy at this year’s BAFTA ceremony.He adds: “This is lovely. I love Channel 4. Thanks so much for having us back for a series three. Sorry the title is still hard to say. Love Jamie Demetriou from Stalph Les Flav.”Find out more.Read Jamie Demtriou’s views on the real lettings industry.Watch Stath Lets Flatsstath lets Jamie Demetriou Channel 4 October 26, 2020Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

The review: Action Stations, Baby Love

first_img5/5 And now, a break from our regularly scheduled programming; Lifestyle skips a meal in favour of a night on the town with DJs Jamie and Rachel at new night Action Stations.Baby Love bar is tucked away just off the High Street down a small, dark alleyway. It’s pretty easy to miss. That would be a shame, because it is now host to one of the most original club nights in Oxford; Action Stations. The posters promised me blues, jive, rockabilly and 1950s music, something I was initially dubious about; I’m a big a drunken fan of “Rock Around the Clock” as the next person, but ‘50s-themed nights generally send my gimmick-o-meter haywire. Settling into the bar though, watching the black-and-white projector throwing images of ‘50s singers onto the opposite wall, and feeling grateful I wasn’t amongst the hordes of shivering people outside waiting to get in, I did begin to see the appeal. The dance floor was packed by 10 with girls in polka dot prom dresses and boys in sharp suits jiving – young people these days – and even I was encouraged to join in. The music really was very good, ranging from ska to rockabilly through the blues, with songs that would be instantly recognisable even to the most hardened drum and bass fan. The main event itself – Action Stations – played seamless 50s rocknroll, prompting a hectic rush downstairs to the dance floor. Twenty minutes in and I was a total convert, loving every minute of their two-hour set. The free CDs and numerous balloons my friends tied to my arm might not be available every night, but Action Stations is definitely worth a visit for the atmosphere, not to mention the fantastic music – although the chance to slap on red lipstick or pretend to be a sharp-suited Jerry Lee Lewis is an incentive in itself.At £4 entry (£2 if you’re lucky enough to make the cheaplist on their Facebook page), the night is great value, although drinks may set you back a bit more. They range from £3 for a Woo-Woo to a fiver for the best Mojito I’ve had this side of Mexico. It’s best to turn up early for their next night on the 6th February; they might advertise with the premise “let’s try and create a real alternative to Filth and the Bridge”, but both were clearly second-best last night.by Cassie LesterSee the C24 Video Team’s interviews here.last_img read more

New Univ Master criticises Bod

first_imgThe incoming Master of University College has has criticised the provision of library services in Oxford in a new report. Sir Ivor Crewe compared the Bodleian’s services unfavourably with those at other universities such as Cambridge and LSE. Crewe’s report, delivered to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), criticised “the combination of closed access (73% of the main collection) and very slow fetching times,” A spokesperson for the University defended the library provisions, but admitted that the Bodleian suffers from a lack of funding. They said, “The Bodleian Library is widely agreed to be a world class library. However, it does face significant funding challenges and we are active in raising money for the Library.” Crewe has refused to elaborate on the data within the report, but referred to the figures for stack request speeds as indicative of his criticism. In Cambridge, a stack request will take, on average, just 18 minutes, but in Oxford, the time can be anything between 114 minutes and three days for off-site books. The University of London’s Senate House library and Manchester’s university library also far outperformed the Bodleian in this respect: average request times are just 25 and 20 minutes respectively. The report also criticsed the percentage of Bodleian books available on open stacks. Oxford has about 2.4 million items on open stacks, about 27% of the total. While this is comparable to Cambridge, where the figure was 30%, other research libraries such as those of SOAS and UCL kept their entire collection on open stacks. However, students have had mixed reactions to the report. One first year historian from Hertford defended the Bod, saying that she thought, “two hours is pretty quick” for a stack request. But she added that she found it inconvenient that stack requests are limited to three per student. Ally Paget, a classics student, also defended the speed of the Bodleian’s stack request service. She said, “it is more important that there are enough staff in the Lower Reserve and the Bod itself to help you, rather than all of them being underground.” Other students have complained about the opening hours of the libraries in Oxford. Both the Bodleian and Faculty libraries are closed on Sundays and are open only for a limited time on Saturdays. In contrast, LSE’s British Library of Economic and Political Science is open 24 hours for the summer term, Crewe’s report states, and none of the research libraries it detailed had Saturday hours as short as Oxford’s. Mike Heaney, the executive secretary of Oxford University Library Services (OULS), refused to comment on the report, saying that a press release would be ready soon. Last November, Oxford City Council rejected the Bodleian’s plans to build a book depository at Osney Mead. The depository would have been near the centre of the city and had a capacity of up to eight million volumes. Currently, the Bodleian is forced to use expensive, inaccessible storage space outside the city. The council refused the plans because they claimed the depository would, “impact detrimentally on the historic views of, and across, the City skyline” and because it would form an “unacceptable and overlarge intrusion into the landscape.” Oxford University has appealed against the council’s decision to veto the Bod’s plans. The case will be heard this July. The university refused to comment on whether the rejection of the depository plan was detrimental to Oxford’s status as a world research centre, saying, that, as the council was yet to make a decision, “we will not be commenting on things related to [it]”.last_img read more

OCHS Shuts Out Lower Cape May in Girls Soccer

first_imgBy LESLEY GRAHAMOcean City High School’s girls soccer team blanked the visiting Lower Cape May Tigers on Monday afternoon, 9-0.The win improves the Red Raiders’ record to 7-0-1, while Lower drops to 1-5.The teams, which just played each other last Thursday, met again with the same outcome – a shutout in Ocean City’s favor. The Red Raiders outscored the Tigers a combined 18-0 in both games.With one of the top-producing offenses in the state, Ocean City showcased its one two-punch with Summer Reimet and Faith Slimmer dominating the scoreboard.Reimet, a junior who has committed to Monmouth University, led the team with four goals and an assist. Slimmer, who is a graduating senior headed to Rutgers University to play next fall, added two goals while assisting on four others.Red Raider Kelsey White lines up for a shot on goal.The first half saw the Red Raiders chip in three goals. Reimet was able to get her first of the game with 10 minutes ticked off the game clock.The Tigers stepped up their defensive efforts, keeping the Red Raiders off the scoreboard until less than two minutes left to play in the half. Slimmer was able to get two quick goals in a matter of a minute, the second coming on an assist from Kelsey White.As the second half got underway, Ocean City didn’t hold back, finding the back of the net six more times, the first coming just 30 seconds into the half.Reimet added three more consecutive goals in a 10-minute span, with Slimmer assisting on all of them. Hope Slimmer, Riley Fortna and Mckenna Chisholm rounded out the goal scoring for the Red Raiders.Ocean City’s Ashley Rhodes plays the ball up the sideline.Ocean City Head Coach Lisa Cuneo was happy with how her team played.“Faith (Slimmer) had four assists today. She’s not only a goal scorer but she leads our team in assists as well,” Cuneo said. “Summer finished on her shots today and we were able to get Riley Fortna, who plays center back, in on the offensive action.”The Red Raiders are back in action Tuesday, on the road for their last regular season game against Egg Harbor Township. The Raiders, the 2019 defending state champions, will then begin their postseason run as a surprising No. 2 seed. They will play Vineland at home next Tuesday.Even though the playoffs will be different than in years past, and there is no run for a second consecutive state championship, Cuneo said they are still excited about the postseason.“We are looking forward to the atmosphere being more intense – the trophy at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. Even if it’s not the same, it is still something to play for, and that is ultimately the most important thing,” Cuneo said.Faith Slimmer works the ball past a Lower Cape May defender. Summer Reimet, who led Ocean City with four goals and an assist, advances the ball up the field.last_img read more

Pladis reveals Cracker Packers statue for Women’s Day

first_imgBiscuit manufacturer Pladis is today unveiling a ‘Cracker Packers’ statue in Carlisle, Cumbria, to mark International Women’s Day (8 March).The 1.5-metre statue commemorates Cracker Packers, the name used for women who used to pack Carr’s Table Water Biscuits. The statue, which depicts on Carr’s factory woman from the 1910s and one from modern times, is located opposite the Pladis factory on Church Street.The two Cracker Packers stand on a bronze Carr’s Table Water biscuit, with the distinctive Carr’s signature logo embossed into it.The statue was created by the Royal Society of Sculptors member and award-winning artist Hazel Reeves in collaboration with Carlisle City Council, Pladis and Cumbria County Council archives.“The statue conveys the humour, warmth and camaraderie of the Cracker Packers, past and present,” said Reeves. “This was only made possible by the generosity of the Carr’s workers who shared their vibrant stories with me. This statue formally marks the importance of these women workers to the factory, to Carlisle and to each other.”The sculpture is privately funded and has included a contribution from Pladis and Biscuit Girls author Hunter Davies, as well as Sainsbury’s as part of its development of a Carlisle superstore.Pladis factory general manager Mike Heaney said this public artwork stood to honour those who have helped shape the town’s history.“This commission reflects and celebrates a key element of Carlisle’s distinctive social and industrial history,” he said.last_img read more

With radiation, worries about food

first_imgThis is another part in a series about Harvard’s deep ties to Asia.TOKYO — Perched on the Tokyo waterfront is one of the world’s largest fish markets, featuring a daily frenzy of buying and selling that starts well before dawn and wraps up by midmorning, with the early start guaranteeing that seafood gets to consumers while it’s still fresh.The market is an urban wonder, drawing buyers and tourists alike to see its dazzling array of sea life, from crabs to clams to tuna to eel and more. Nearby is a similar fruit and vegetable market, where visitors wind through alleys of stacked boxes packed with lettuce, asparagus, oranges, lemons, and other produce, destined for the table and ready to be loaded into waiting vans and trucks as soon as they’re sold.The mammoth market generates a frenetic energy, driven by the need for speed to deliver the perishables at their freshest. But the problem of feeding one of the world’s largest cities is not just one of commerce and logistics. In the wake of the nuclear disasters at Fukushima two years ago today, many Japanese are worried about radiation in the food they serve to their families.Nicolas Sternsdorff Cisterna, a doctoral student in social anthropology at Harvard, has been living in Japan since 2011, trying to better understand people’s perceptions of food safety.Following a titanic earthquake and resulting tsunami on March 11, 2011, cooling systems for the Fukushima nuclear plant were knocked offline and the reactor melted, spreading a plume of radiation across the countryside that reached as far as Tokyo, more than 100 miles south.In Cambridge, Harvard’s Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, together with several other Japanese-oriented programs and student groups, played a key role in coordinating the University’s response to the disaster. The institute provided resources for students and other affiliates with family members in harm’s way and acted as a coordinating center for local response, which included benefit concerts, a program of seminars and discussions about the disasters and Japanese society’s response, and supporting students planning reconstruction in the fishing port of Minami Sanriku-cho.The institute is also supporting several major research initiatives, including creation of the Japan Disasters of 2011 Digital Archives, under the direction of Andrew Gordon, Folger Fund Professor of History. The archives benefited from close collaboration with Japanese libraries and research institutes to create an easily accessible collection of digital media documenting the events of March 11 and beyond.When the quake and tsunami struck, Sternsdorff Cisterna was on Harvard’s Cambridge campus. He had just handed in the prospectus for his doctoral work on food safety in Japan. At the time, it didn’t include anything about radiation.Sternsdorff Cisterna and his doctoral adviser, Theodore Bestor, the Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and director of the Reischauer Institute, immediately realized that the accident made food safety an enormous issue, and shifted his research plan to focus on radiation before he went to Japan several months later.“I had to start a little bit from scratch,” Sternsdorff Cisterna said. “It took a while for me to find contacts in Fukushima.”Bestor, himself an expert on Japanese food and culture and the author of “Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World,” said Sternsdorff Cisterna’s research is important not just in Japan, but worldwide, because it addresses such complex problems.“He had a project all ready to go on food and perceptions of the environment in Japan, and then on March 11, the environment abruptly changed for the northern half of Japan, including the Tokyo area,” Bestor said. “His research on food and trust is incredibly important, not only for understanding Japan, but for informing ongoing debates about food safety and nuclear issues around the world.”As a social anthropologist, Sternsdorff Cisterna isn’t directly studying whether scientists believe that the food is safe to eat. (That task is being handled by scientists and public health officials.)Rather, he’s interested in a different aspect of food safety, just as crucial in determining what people put in their mouths and those of their loved ones: trust.The food not only has to be safe to eat, Sternsdorff Cisterna said, people have to believe it’s safe. That problem has been highlighted in a dramatic way for the farmers Sternsdorff Cisterna has met near Fukushima. They say that consumers avoid their produce, even after testing that shows the crops are safe. Farmers from nearby areas, whose produce came under the radiation plume but doesn’t bear the Fukushima name, don’t bear the same stigma.Lost 80 percent of his businessOne Fukushima farmer told Sternsdorff Cisterna that even though his produce has been shown to have no detectable levels of radiation, he still has lost 80 percent of his business. Many farms have shut down, some because they’re within the 12-mile exclusion zone the government placed around the plant, and some because of economic pressures.“I know some farmers have just given up and gotten out of the business,” Sternsdorff Cisterna said.Sternsdorff Cisterna has talked to farmers, politicians, Ministry of Health officials, members of a food co-operative, the public, and nonprofit groups such as The Society to Protect Children from Radiation. He has attended 60 to 70 “study sessions,” events common in Japan that are held to educate the public about specific topics. Because he started covering radiation issues late, Sternsdorff Cisterna said he was not only paying close attention to what people said in order to gauge their knowledge and attitudes, he was learning about radiation, too.“I was learning with them and paying attention to the kinds of questions people asked,” he said.Along the way, he began to understand the plight of the public. Every day, people had to decide what to eat based on information gleaned from authoritative sources that did not agree, with some saying there wasn’t a very large danger to the public from radiation and others saying that even a little radiation was harmful. The government, meanwhile, lowered the acceptable level of radiation in food, while at least one large grocery chain began testing food for radiation levels, Sternsdorff Cisterna said.“Safety is not a scientific question alone. There’s trust, confidence. There’s a very subjective and emotional aspect to safety,” he said. “How do people take in scientific knowledge and decide what to eat?”To be sure, many people do not appear too concerned about the issue, Sternsdorff Cisterna said, but he’s focusing his efforts on those who do.In downtown Tokyo, not far from the clamor of the Tsukiji Market, is an upscale home goods store called Catalog House, which after the nuclear disaster began selling produce for the first time, trucking it in from Fukushima to help the farmers there. The store installed a radiation detector with which consumers can test their food for radioactive iodine and two radioactive cesium isotopes to be sure that it’s safe to eat. The store even imposed stricter standards than the government did to ensure the produce was safe to eat.Assistant manager Toru Sato said in an interview that the detector isn’t just used by customers. Some store employees who grow their own vegetables bring them in for testing. He too is worried about his home, because it is in a radiation hotspot created by one of the plumes from the plant. Some of his neighbors have relocated, with one moving to the southern Japanese island of Okinawa.“It’s still scary,” Sato said.Sternsdorff Cisterna said he has zeroed in on the Japanese words anzen, which means scientifically safe, and anshin, which means peace of mind. The words are linked often in communications concerning food safety. To Sternsdorff Cisterna, what’s interesting is the choices that consumers make in searching for safety and confidence in their food supply.“How do their shopping habits change? Are they buying different kinds of food? Are they cooking it in different ways? Are they avoiding certain products or not?” he asked. “How is it made to be safe again? You need to feel somewhat reassured in what you’re eating.”last_img read more

Insect-ival!

first_imgButterflies, bugs and beetles will invade the State Botanical Garden of Georgia on Saturday, Sept. 24 in Athens, Ga., for the annual Insect-ival.The event opens at the visitor’s center at 9:30 a.m. and event stations will remain open until 12:30 p.m. Families can enjoy discovery stations, roach and beetle races, an insect café, puppet shows and lots of live insects. Children can complete a series of activities to receive a special insect prize. Dozens of native butterflies will be released on the lawn of the International Garden at 11 a.m. Admission is $5 per person, or a maximum of $20 per family. Children under age 2 are free. The Insect-ival is sponsored by the botanical garden, the UGA Lund Club, the UGA department of entomology and the Georgia Museum of Natural History. For directions or more information, call (706) 542-6156 or go to the website www.uga.edu/botgarden.last_img read more

Trail Mix – Galactic

first_imgI spent the first four years of my life on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, an hour or so east of New Orleans.Though I left when I was four and it was been well over three decades since I have called Southern Mississippi home, it will always be, well, home. I was just there for a few days to celebrate the life of my grandmother, who recently died at the age of 94, and with each visit I am reminded that there are so many things about the Gulf Coast – the Mississippi drawl, the food, the music – that continue to resonate with me.Being in Mississippi is a reminder that I am within earshot of New Orleans, perhaps the most important musical city in America, and home to some of my favorite bands. Kermit Ruffins, The Revivalists, The Meters, and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band are but a few who call New Orleans home.My favorite New Orleans band, Galactic, is set to release Into The Deep this week. This newest record is yet another outstanding collection of the funky sonic gumbo that the band has become famous for during its two decades of making music together.Galactic looked both within and without while charting the course for this new release, delving deep into the band’s own history while bringing a steady string of friends and heroes to the studio to record. Featured on the record are collaborations with, among others, Mavis Staples, Macy Gray, Ryan Montbleau, and JJ Grey. The end result, of course, was a record both distinctly Galactic and New Orleans, a collection of songs easily identifiable as belonging to this band while, at the same time, representing the musical mish mash that is the Galactic’s hometown.I recently caught up with guitarist Jeff Raines to chat about the new record, New Orleans eats, and how to sound like a Big Easy native.BRO – You collaborate with a number of incredible musicians on this record. How did you go about choosing the folks with whom you would work?JR – We already had working relationships with many of the artists we collaborated with on this album. Others were people we admired or thought we could do something worthwhile with. Working with Mavis Staples was a dream come true for us.BRO – I am in New Orleans for the afternoon and I am hungry. Where should I head for some quintessential New Orleans grub?JR – I would send you to Domilise’s Po-boys for the oyster shrimp po-boy. It is a New Orleans institution and a personal favorite. The muffuletta at Central Grocery is also a classic that is on my list of greatest sandwiches on the planet. It should also be noted that the muffuletta at the Donald Link lunch restaurant Butcher bucks tradition by arriving hot and is a really good modern take on the legendary sandwich.BRO – Let’s say I decide to stay for the evening. Where should I head for some live music?JR – Obviously, there are many great places to see live music in New Orleans. If you want to see some of the best local bands in the city, I would send you to the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street. If you’re here on a Tuesday, the Rebirth Brass Band plays there around eleven o’clock and it is always a great time. There are also a lot of clubs on Frenchmen Street, right outside of the French Quarter, that feature great local bands.BRO – We are featuring “Higher & Higher” on this month’s Trail Mix. How was it working with JJ Grey on this track?JR – JJ Grey is an old and great friend of Galactic and we always wanted to do a track with him. When we got the music together for that song, it seemed like something we thought he could work with. He has really come into his own as a lyricist over the years, which is not really our strength, so it seemed like a perfect fit to do this song with him.BRO – If I am heading down to The Big Easy, how should I pronounce the name of your fair city so that I sound like I am in the know? N’awlins? New Or-LEENS?JR – The only time anyone pronounces New Orleans as “New Or-leens” is when they are rhyming to another word, usually in a song. The proper way to say Orleans would be “Orlens,” like the lens of a camera.Galactic will be up north in Canada and South Dakota this weekend before heading to Japan later this month. The band returns stateside in early August, with dates in Colorado, Washington, New York, and across the Northeast on tap.For more information on tour dates, the band, or how you can grab a copy of Into The Deep, check out the band’s website. Also, be sure to check out “Higher & Higher,’ featuring JJ Grey, on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

Main Beach sub-penthouse sells for $1.175 million

first_imgThe apartment offers spectacular ocean and city views. The kitchen with its ocean view. This Main Beach sub-penthouse in the Sun City resort sold for $1.175 million.A MAIN Beach sub-penthouse with spectacular views of the Coast has sold for $1.175 million.The apartment, on the 28th floor of the Sun City resort offers 270 degree views and features a combination of stone and timber finishes.There are three ensuited bedrooms as well as a wraparound balcony.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoVendors Bob and Annette Anstey moved to the Gold Coast 30 years ago from St George said living in a unit was a different experience.“We really warmed to the apartment lifestyle and I couldn’t imagine anything else now.”It has been incredibly convenient and central to everything we need.”First National Real Estate Surfers Paradise agent Russell Rollington negotiated the sale.last_img read more