Dixie State Men’s Basketball To Be Eligible For 2023 WAC Tournament

first_img Written by Brad James Tags: Dixie State men’s basketball April 27, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball To Be Eligible For 2023 WAC Tournament FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER-Per the results of a Monday vote conducted by the Western Athletic Conference’s Board of Directors, the eligibility period for participating by transitioning institutions into the WAC men’s and women’s basketball tournament has been shrunk to two years.This means that Dixie State and Tarleton State, each of whom are joining the WAC for the 2020-21 academic season can participate in the WAC Tournament in 2023.The previous eligibility standards had been based on the NCAA transition period which remains at four years and is unaffected by this vote.The WAC joins the Atlantic Sun Conference in being the only NCAA Division I conferences to allow transitioning teams to compete in their basketball tournaments.last_img read more

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OUSU slams Doctors & Nurses pub-crawl

first_imgOxford University Student Union has condemned the ‘Doctors and Nurses’ pub-crawl planned by Carnage UK in Oxford later this week.During Tuesday’s council, OUSU added its voice to the national criticism of the events company. The motion passed described the Thursday night event as posing “a real danger to students’ health and wellbeing” and “a serious threat to already fragile relations between students and the permanent residents of Oxford.”Dani Quinn, OUSU VP for Welfare and Equal Opportunities, further argued that some of the planned Carnage activities such as getting “a naughty nurse check-up” were “degrading and sexist”.OUSU is unable to stop the ‘Doctors and Nurses’ pub-crawl. However, the Student Union is calling on JCRs and MCRs to not promote the event to their members.The OUSU motion comes at a time of national furore around Carnage UK following the conviction of a Sheffield University student after he urinated on a war memorial at the end of a Carnage night.District Judge Anthony Brown suggested that the company should take some responsibility for the act saying, “Carnage was the name of the organisation that promote this type of activity and some might say someone should be standing alongside you this morning.”Since the judge’s comments, National Union of Students has called to stop Carnage at universities. 17 student unions across the country banned Carnage events.Richard Budden, Vice-President of the National Union of Students, has warned that “there is an acute and real danger to students who get caught up with these nights, not to mention the danger to members of the local population.”Student opinion at Oxford is mixed, with many students in support of the comany. Tim Wigmore, an undergraduate at Trinity College, believes that “as Carnage runs around 50 nights per year, it would be unfair to generalise about their events based on one isolated incident.”William Richardson of Somerville College supports this view, claiming that “whilst the depraved actions of an individual have been singled out and highlighted, Carnage cannot be held responsible as the overwhelming majority of students who take part in their events do not act in such a manner.”However another student has argued, “Although students themselves are responsible for their actions, Carnage events almost certainly encourage binge drinking amongst students.”Carnage UK regularly organises events in Oxford. Last year, the company ran a ‘dirty porn star’ fancy dress event in Oxford, which involved visiting six bars before the club event at Lava & Ignite.Inspector Matt Bullivant of Thames Valley Police pointed out that previous Oxford events “have passed off without any significant incidents occurring”, claiming that “there is a greater understanding among Oxford’s student body of the potential ramifications of their actions should they become embroiled in any incidents similar to those we have seen in Sheffield in recent weeks.”last_img read more

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Gateway To Work Program Rolling Out For Healthy Indiana Participants

first_imgGateway To Work Program Rolling Out For Healthy Indiana ParticipantsTheStatehouseFile.com-written by Erica Irish INDIANAPOLIS — State health officials preparing to implement a plan to require Healthy Indiana Plan recipients to work, go to school or volunteer in their communities if they want to continue to receive coverage.An interim committee on public health tasked with studying eligibility for Indiana’s various benefits programs met to hear about the rollout Thursday at the Statehouse.Allison Taylor, who serves as the state’s Medicaid director with the Family and Social Services Administration, introduced the committee to a rough outline of her agency’s “Gateway to Work” program.The initiative will require HIP recipients to devote 20 hours per week across eight months each year to certain activities, including traditional employment, education, job skill training or community service. The rollout begins in January and will be complete by July 2020.“For the first time in modern history we’ve got more jobs than people to fill them,” Taylor said in her testimony. “We’ve got individuals who could really benefit from that connection between employment and health.”As of 2015, Indiana law has required all able-bodied recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to work a minimum of 20 hours per week or 80 hours per month.There are few exceptions to this rule, as explained by Adrienne Shields, director of the FSSA’s Division of Family Resources.“We currently do have the opportunity to submit a waiver if there was an economic downturn for some reason at the city level, the county level, the regional level or at a statewide level,” Shields said.Shields went on to explain that prior to the law taking effect in July 2015, her administration served around 50,000 able-bodied SNAP recipients. As of this July, just over 11,000 able-bodied Hoosiers receive SNAP benefits.For the Gateway to Work program, Taylor estimated that around 70 percent of those covered by HIP would be exempt. Those who, for example, are medically frail, primary caregivers or have been recently incarcerated would not be a part of the initiative.“We’re going to make sure there is every opportunity for an individual to stay in the program and take advantage of those employment and training connections,” Taylor said, a process that includes fostering healthy partnerships with sponsors through statewide tours by the agency and using more flexible means of reporting, like online and mobile platforms.However, some parties at the hearing were blunt in voicing their opposition to the proposal.Fran Quigley, director of the Health and Human Rights Clinic of Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law, was adamant that the program is not different enough from traditional work requirements and claimed it would prevent many low-income citizens from gaining access to healthcare.“Thousands of Hoosiers are going to be hurt by this,” said Quigley. “Under this planned work requirement, the most vulnerable Hoosiers among us will lose healthcare. This requirement is going to create a red tape barrier between those in need and the medicines that they need, often desperately so.”Editor’s Footnotes: The story and headline have been corrected to reflect the fact that the Gateway to Work Program is not a proposal but is in the process of being implemented beginning next January. It affects the Healthy Indiana Plan and that the rollout will be completed by July 2020. Allison Taylor is now the full-time Medicaid director, though the state website still shows her as interim director.Erica Irish is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Stranded Buoy Now Parked High and Dry

first_imgA navigational buoy that broke free and landed on the beach in Ocean City, NJ, on Sept. 9 is now in the parking lot of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge. A navigational buoy that washed ashore at the north end of Ocean City on Sept. 9 is now parked in the small municipal lot at the foot of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge as it awaits a tow from a Coast Guard cutter.The buoy helped mark the channel out of Great Egg Harbor Inlet less than a mile from the beach. It broke free in a northeast gale that coincided with a full-moon tide earlier this month.The buoy was stranded on the beach on the inlet for most of September.Maintenance of the buoy typically would fall to the Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team in Cape May, according to Petty Officer Nick Ameen, spokesman for the local Coast Guard district. But because the buoy is so big, the team is waiting for the Coast Guard cutter Elm, a buoy tender, to assist in the job, Ameen said.Because the inlet is so shoaled and shallow, the cutter will not be able to get close to the place where the buoy was stranded on the beach. It will be towed to a place where the cutter can access it from navigable water.The Elm is based out of Atlantic Beach, N.C., and the work in Ocean City is not yet scheduled.The Coast Guard is still investigating what exactly caused the buoy to break free from its mooring.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Bakery retailers to challenge HMRC on VAT?

first_imgHigh street bakery and coffee shop chains are expected to challenge HMRC over VAT on takeaway products, such as sandwiches and savouries, following a landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice.The court recently found in favour of German takeaway owner Manfred Bog, who successfully argued that he should not pay VAT on grilled sausages, because so little preparation had gone into them that they should be considered a non-VATable foodstuff rather than a ‘catered service’. The ruling could eventually lead to a flood of claims from UK foodservice operators supplying simple-to-prepare products. “We’ve had a lot of enquiries from coffee shops, sandwich chains and event catering companies about whether they have room to make a claim. Foods where preparation is limited to basic processes, such as boiling, grilling and baking, are likely to have the best chance,” said Karen Mulcahy of The VAT Consultancy. The UK’s domestic VAT rules differ from those in Germany, with some foods zero-rated and others at full rate, while VAT is charged on products considered ‘hot takeaway’ food. However, the UK has to comply with EU regulations and the recent ruling leaves room for retailers to appeal.“The way UK law is written, hot takeaway food is considered a ‘catered service’ and this would need to be challenged,” said Mulcahy.HMRC has denied that the European Court decision applies to the UK, but a challenge, possibly from a consortium of different parties, is now expected.last_img read more

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Camp Bisco Announces Initial Music Lineup For 2018

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits will once again play six sets when they bring Camp Bisco back to Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA from July 12th to 14th. Other headliners for the 2018 edition of Camp Bisco include Bassnectar, STS9, Lotus, Tipper, Bonobo (Live Band), Excision, and Illenium. They will be joined by an exciting cast of electronic, jam, and hip-hop acts like Ghostface Killah, Lettuce, Boombox, The Floozies feat. The Terminus Horns, TAUK, Papadosio, SunSqaubi, Naughty Professor, Kung Fu, 12th Planet and many more.Camp Bisco has taken place at a number of locations since it’s the first edition in 1999, but this summer will mark its fourth consecutive year at Montage Mountain, the Scranton, PA ski resort that’s played host to the festival since its return after a 2014 hiatus.See below for a full list of announced artists. Tickets for Camp Bisco 2018 are now on sale via the festival’s website.Full List Of Announced Artists For Camp Bisco 2018:Anne Lunde, Big Wild, Boogie T, Buku, Desert Dwellers, DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Floozies Ft. The Terminus Horns, The Funk Hunters, G Jones, Ghostface Killah, Jai Wolf, Lettuce, Liquid Stranger, Mija b2b Billy Kenny, Oliver Tree, Papadosio, Quinn XCII, Space Jesus (two sets, including a special downtempo set), Snails, SunSquabi, TAUK, Zion I x lespecial, Agent Zero, Bass Physics, Bluetech, Cofresi, Ducky, Flamingosis, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Hip Abduction, Horizon Wireless, Kidswaste, Kung Fu, Let’s Danza!, Magic Beans, Naughty Professor, Orchard Lounge, ProbCause, Space Bacon, Squinto, Yheti, Zeke Bearts[Cover photo via Dave Vann]last_img read more

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George Porter Jr., Ivan & Cyril Neville, Jon Cleary, JoJo Hermann, & More Announce Professor Longhair Tribute

first_imgThis December would have marked the 100th birthday of Professor Longhair, aka “Fess”, who was born and raised in Louisiana. Eventually calling New Orleans home, the Crescent City will continue celebrating his legacy with a very special musical tribute scheduled for Wednesday, December 19th at Tipitina’s. The legendary venue is, indeed, a nod to Professor Longhair’s 1953 song, “Tipitina”.With bassist George Porter Jr. (The Meters) serving as the musical director, over 20 New Orleans-based musicians will come together in musical celebration. Ivan Neville, Cyril Neville, Jon Cleary, John “JoJo” Hermann, Johnny Vidacovich, Kermit Ruffins, John “Papa” Gros, June Yamagishi, and more all round out the impressive lineup.Tickets for the event will go on sale this Friday, November 9, at 11 a.m. CST here. See the full lineup below.last_img read more

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UVM’s Burack Lecture Series to host four events this month

first_imgUniversity of Vermont,Men’s sports, urban and transportation futures and the American diet — the Burack President’s Distinguished Lecture Series will tackle these varied topics in four talks scheduled throughout April. All are free and open to the public.Michael Messner, professor of sociology and gender studies at the University of Southern California, will speak Tuesday, April 12 at 4 p.m. in North Lounge Billings on “From Boys to Men: The Shifting Culture of Men’s Sports.”Messner’s teaching and research has focused on gender and sport, men and masculinities, and gender and violence. He is the author of several books, including most recently It’s All For the Kids: Gender, Families and Youth Sports.Joseph L. Schofer is associate dean of strategy and communications in the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and applied science professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University. His lecture, “The Future of Transportation — How the System Must, Can and Will Change,” will take place Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m. in 427 Waterman Building.Schofer, who serves as director of the Infrastructure Technology Institute, focuses his research and teaching on transportation policy planning, analysis, evaluation, and behavior.Michael Batty, Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College of London, will speak on “All the World’s a Fractal: How Complexity Theory is Being Harnessed to Envision Urban Futures” on Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Lounge, Waterman.Batty’s research work involves the development of computer models of cities and regions, and he has published many books and articles in this area, the most recent being Cities and Complexity and the edited volume Virtual Geographic Environments. He has received various honors for his work, including the Sir George Back Award by the Royal Geographical Society for “contributions to national policy and practice in planning and city design.” He was made a fellow of the British Academy in 2001 and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 2009.Kelly Brownell, professor of psychology, professor of epidemiology and public health and director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University, will deliver a lecture on “Is there Courage to Change America’s Diet?” Thursday, April 21 at 4 p.m. in Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building. In 2006 Time magazine listed Kelly Brownell among “The World’s 100 Most Influential People” in its special Time 100 issue featuring those “whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world.” Brownell has advised the White House, members of congress, governors, world health and nutrition organizations, and media leaders on issues of nutrition, obesity, and public policy.  He was cited as a “moral entrepreneur” with special influence on public discourse in a history of the obesity field and was cited by Time as a leading “warrior” in the area of nutrition and public policy.                                                                             ###last_img read more

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Setauket Doctor Facing Upgraded Charges in Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A doctor has been indicted on upgraded charges for allegedly driving drunk, crashing into another car, killing a woman and fleeing the scene in Smithtown six months ago.Dr. Thomas Stavola, a cardiologist from Setauket, pleaded not guilty Monday at Suffolk County court to the new charges, which include second-degree manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. He was previously charged with driving while intoxicated.“What I found most troubling is the fact that a physician chose not to render any kind of aid or use his cellphone to call 911 to get some assistance for a seriously injured motorist,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. “Witnesses who came upon the crash scene said the defendant suddenly left and began walking west on Route 25.”Prosecutors said Stavola was driving an Audi northbound on Route 111 when his car broadsided a westbound Mercedes at the corner of East Main Street shortly before 4 a.m. on Saturday, June 14.The other driver, 45-year-old Monica Peterman of Middle Island, was taken to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, where she died. At the time, the mother of three was driving to her job as an X-Ray technician at that hospital.Stavola’s had a blood alcohol level of 0.10 percent at the time, according to investigators.A police sergeant who was responding to the scene apprehended the suspect as he was walking briskly, with his head down, 500 feet away from the crash, authorities said.Judge Fernando Camacho continued bail for the doctor at $250,000. He is due back in court on Feb. 4.last_img read more

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A quick guide to credit union member acquisition costs

first_img continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In a perfect world, the reputation of any given credit union would precede it, and people would flock from far and wide to join. Not a dime would be spent on marketing.Unfortunately, it’s not a perfect world: kids are eating Tide Pods, Firefly was canceled after one season, and it costs money to attract new credit union members. Acquisition costs are real.Any credit union growth strategy is going to rely on marketing to get the message out about their services. The real question is, how much does a new member cost? And, just as importantly, is it worth it?Average Credit Union Member Acquisition CostOne of the more telling issues that we’ve repeatedly seen is that credit unions don’t know how much it costs to acquire a new member. Probably, this is because of two variables.last_img read more

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