BYU looks to extend streak vs Pepperdine

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMALIBU, Calif. (AP)-Brigham Young (13-3, 4-1) vs. Pepperdine (6-7, 2-2)Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, California; Wednesday, 1 p.m. MSTBOTTOM LINE: Brigham Young looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Pepperdine. Brigham Young has won by an average of 15 points in its last six wins over the Waves. Pepperdine’s last win in the series came on Feb. 9, 2017, a 99-83 win.SAVVY VETERANS: Each team has relied heavily on their seniors this year. Colbey Ross, Kene Chukwuka and Jade’ Smith have collectively scored 41 percent percent of Pepperdine’s points this season. For Brigham Young, Alex Barcello, Matt Haarms and Brandon Averette have scored 46 percent of the team’s points this season.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Waves have allowed just 73.3 points per game across four conference games, an improvement from the 78.4 per game they allowed to non-conference competition.CREATING OFFENSE: Ross has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all Pepperdine field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 10 field goals and 25 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Pepperdine is 0-5 when its offense scores 70 points or fewer. Brigham Young is a perfect 12-0 when it holds opponents to 71 or fewer points and has allowed 64.4 points per game over its last five.PERFECT WHEN: Brigham Young is a perfect 12-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 41 percent or less. The Cougars are 1-3 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.DID YOU KNOW: Brigham Young is rated second among WCC teams with an average of 76.9 points per game. Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Pepperdine Men’s Basketball January 26, 2021 /Sports News – Local BYU looks to extend streak vs Pepperdine Associated Presslast_img read more

Strike Energy secures drilling rig for West Erregulla gas project

first_imgStrike Energy is the operator of the West Erregulla project located in the Perth Basin in Western Australia Ensign will also be responsible to complete the capital upgrades to the rig. (Credit: Pixabay.) Australian oil and gas exploration company, Strike Energy has signed a drilling rig contract with Ensign Energy for its West Erregulla gas project in the Perth Basin in Western Australia.Under the contract, Ensign Energy will provide drilling services with its Ensign 970 rig, which has hook load of 750,000lbs.Upon completion of the civil works for the drill pad construction, the West Erregulla 3 is expected to be spudded during the third quarter of the year.The drilling on the fourth well is expected to commence after the regulatory approval process.Strike Energy said that the planning for the West Erregulla 5 is also underway with a decision by the EP469 joint venture is expected to be taken before 30 November this year.Strike Energy holds 50% stake in EP469 joint ventureStrike Energy said: “The Ensign 970 is an ADR-1500 model rig with a hook load of 750,000ibs. This model has a proven track record of drilling wells of an equivalent depth to West Erregulla 2 in North America.”“Strike has recent experience with Ensign, with Rig 970 being the ‘sister’ rig of the Ensign 965 which was used for drilling the Jaws Project in the Cooper Basin.”Additionally, Ensign will be responsible to complete the capital upgrades to the rig, along with a significant increase in pumping capacity to support the larger bore hole diameters for the West Erregulla appraisal campaign.Strike Energy is the operator of the West Erregulla project within EP469 and holds 50% stake in EP469 joint venture, along with Warrego Energy, which holds the remaining interest.Recently, Strike Energy has selected the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) to build and operate a 50 terajoules per day (TJ/d) gas plant for the first phase of the West Erregulla development.last_img read more

Magdalen back Barclay

first_imgMagdalen College JCR rejected a motion this week which would have seen them condemning the NUS President, Aaron Porter, and OUSU President David Barclay for promulgating a “misinformation campaign” about the cuts to higher education funding.Henry Curr, the third year PPE student who proposed the motion, argued that it was “irresponsible to say that proposals are a “slap in the face” for students from disadvantaged backgrounds”, on the grounds that the guidelines set out in the Browne Review do not require students to pay back their fees until they are earning money.The motion argued that “The £6.92 a week paid back by a graduate earning £25,000 under the proposals does not constitute a ‘crippling debt’” and claimed, “What can put disadvantaged children off university is poor information about how student finance actually works”.However David Barclay, who was present at the General Meeting on Sunday, said that there is strong evidence to suggest that people will be put off by the cost of the proposed fees.In response to the part of the motion which would have condemned him personally he said, “It is rather hypocritical to accuse me of hyperbole when this motion itself is full of hyperbole.”Curr’s proposals also supported condemning the NUS protest on 10th November, saying, “Protests such as these serve to reinforce misperceptions about the system and thereby make the access problem worse.”Barclay responded, “I did what I did because I wanted the student voice to be heard. I think access is at the heart of what OUSU does, and if the Government votes to implement these proposals, OUSU and I will do all we can to explain system and encourage access.”An additional clause in the motion which claimed that “The NUS and OUSU are using access as a cover story to preserve middle-class benefits” was rescinded, along with one endorsing the Browne Review’s proposals on raising tuition fees.A number of students present at the meeting spoke against the proposals. Matthew Shribman said, “Nothing good can come from this motion. The motion will paint Magdalen in the wrong light.”Curr’s motion failed with 58 votes against it, 29 in favour and 10 abstentions. The debate at Magdalen follows a motion passed on 7th November at Christ Church, which mandated the JCR officers to support the Government’s proposals to raise tuition fees.last_img read more

Knives out for Union Standing Committee Hack

first_imgThe sender of the email remains unknown.In his official statement, Donnelly accuses the member of numerous acts of misconduct. Donnelly claims he tried to gain entry to the Purple Turtle by saying he was “treasurer of the Oxford Union and that he had rights”, and then proceeded to raise his voice when he was not allowed entry, due to “over intoxication”.Donnelly goes on to allege that the Standing Committee member said he “did not believe he was drunk and that he is in fact a Muslim.” Donnelly states that he found this “offensive, as I myself am not English and receive a lot of racial abuse in my profession.”Further to this, Donnelly’s statement reads that the Union Committee member then threatened “that we would get into trouble” if the bouncers didn’t allow him access to the club. It also states that he “tried forcefully to take a photo of the staff” and that a Union representative, who arrived to rectify the situation “was left disturbed by the gentlemen’s behaviour.”In his statement, the committee member claims that he “chose to only drink two plastic cups of wine” on the night in question. He states that he was “sober” and “couldn’t really understand why I had been refused entry.”However, the statement also reads that “I undoubtedly made myself a nuisance, for which I would like to apologise.” The committee member denies in the statement that he claimed he was the Treasurer of the Oxford Union. He also denies that he claimed he was Muslim, stating “I know how explosive an allegation racism [sic] can be…I am not even a Muslim.” He goes on to say the allegation that he threatened the jobs of the door staff was “easily the most hurtful of the allegations on a personal level.”Both the committee member himself and Donnelly, along with another staff member of Purple Turtle, were both present at the hearing, which took place on Tuesday afternoon at the Union. The committee member called two witnesses, both Oxford students, who testified that they had seen him sober earlier in the night.There were many areas of disagreement between the claimant and defendant but the use of CCTV as evidence was ruled out as the hearing wasn’t a criminal procedure.After discussion in camera, the disciplinary panel found the student guilty of the two charges mentioned, and stated that there was “reasonable” doubt as to the claim of racism and abuse of office, of which he was found not-guilty.A member of the disciplinary panel stated that “I don’t think it’s acceptable for a member of standing committee on a moral level to stay and distress members of staff…just to try and make a point” and that he “stayed longer than any reasonable person would do.”the student declined to give the Cherwell a comment.The Oxford Union’s President Joseph D’Urso stated, “The Intermediate Disciplinary Committee found the Elected Member from St John’s College guilty of infringing rule 71)a)i)1) in one instance, and rule 71)j) in another. He was found not guilty of three other charges. A fine has been imposed, the matter is now conclusively settled, and I have every faith he will continue performing his duties to the high standards I have come to expect from him. I thank the IDC panel members for their time.”The Purple Turtle also did not wish to give a statement. An Oxford Union Standing Committee member has been found guilty of two charges brought against him by a member of staff at the Purple Turtle nightclub.The member, a first year from St John’s, was found guilty of “behaviour…liable to distress, offend or intimidate” and “disorderly behaviour” in light of his actions outside the Purple Turtle nightclub on 12 May. James Donnelly, the Head Door Supervisor at the Purple Turtle, alleged that student was too drunk to enter the club, an allegation which he denied. The Disciplinary Committee found insufficient evidence in support of the allegation.In a meeting of the Union’s Disciplinary Committee, open to all Union members, the student was fined £100 and banned from the Purple Turtle nightclub for the rest of Trinity Term.He was found not guilty of a further three charges including “conduct liable to offend” and “abuse of office.” These charges were in relation to claims that the member falsely claimed he was Muslim and also Treasurer of the Union in order to try and win access to the club.Cherwell was first made aware that the Oxford Union would be holding a disciplinary hearing through an anonymous email. The email was sent using on Monday evening.The email read: “A nice hack-hating front page is fun to publish once in a while. The best thing is it could even go national. Remember Maddie Grant?”“Maddie Grant” refers to Madeline Grant, a student at St Hilda’s, who was fined £120 by the Union last Trinity for using “I don’t hack, I just have a great rack” in an election manifesto. The story was covered by national publications including the Daily Mail.The anonymous email targeting targetting the committee member, who is understood to be running for Treasurer in 7th week’s Union elections, detailed the time and place of the disciplinary hearing, which was open to members of the Union.last_img read more

Groupe Roullier acquires private label bakery Alysse Food

first_imgFrance’s Groupe Roullier says it is to focus on international expansion following its acquisition of Belgium-based bakery supplier Alysse Food on August 31.Roullier, which has its main business in fertiliser, is the owner of the €144 (£127) million turnover French baker Pâtisseries Gourmandes.It said buying Alysse Food, which has two state of the art factories in Belgium, would allow consolidation of its current network and a focus on international development.“This takeover is fully in line with the ambitious development project of our agri-food division. It allows it to extend its pastry know-how, to broaden its offer, while accelerating its international opening,” a Roullier statement said.Alysse Food, a €38 million-turnover family-owned ambient and frozen private label supplier, was set up in 1995.It manufactures products such as muffins, brownies, cupcakes and bagels, supplying customers including SSP and McDonald’s.Its range of products complements those made by Pâtisseries Gourmandes such as madeleines and galettes, Roullier said.“This project consolidates our dynamic and will allow us to take a new step in our international development,” Mickaël Le Jossec, head of Roullier’s agri-food business commented.Joseph Kupchik, the current Deputy CEO, will remain at Alysse Food’s helm under Mickaël Le Jossec.last_img read more

Watch Bob Weir Join The Avett Brothers For Emotional “I Shall Be Released” At LOCKN’ [Pro-Shot]

first_imgBob Weir was a busy man at the 2017 edition of LOCKN’ Festival. In addition to his special Terrapin Station 40th anniversary set with Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band and various special guest spots, Weir joined The Avett Brothers for the second half of their Sunday evening headlining performance. The Avett Brothers and the founding Grateful Dead guitarist were already not strangers to playing together, having collaborated on several occasions over the years.Weir first appeared during their set for Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter original “Mission In The Rain” followed by an Avett Brothers’ original, “Go To Sleep”. From there, the crew completed their set with a string of covers that the Dead were known to play, including George Jones’ “The Race Is On” and Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried” ahead of their set-closing rendition of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece.” For their encore, the group first offered blues classic “I Know You Rider”, which is perhaps best known for the Grateful Dead’s version but can be traced back as far as the 1920’s in various early forms. Finally, Bob Weir and The Avett Brothers closed out their performance with an emphatic rendition of Bob Dylan/The Band classic, “I Shall Be Released.Today, LOCKN’ has shared pro-shot footage of The Avett Brothers and Bob Weir’s show-closing “I Shall Be Released” from 2017. Check it out below:The Avett Brothers w/ Bob Weir – “I Shall Be Released”[Video: LOCKN’]You can also check out previously-posted footage of the pre-show rehearsal for this number below via The Avett Brothers’ Facebook page, shot by renowned photographer and videographer Jay Blakesberg.The Avett Brothers w/ Bob Weir (Rehearsal) – “I Shall Be Released” [Video: The Avett Brothers]Setlist: The Avett Brothers with Bob Weir | LOCKN’ Festival at Infinity Downs Farm | Arrington, VA | 8/27/2017Set: Satan Pulls the Strings, The Fall, Down With the Shine, Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise, Laundry Room, Ain’t No Man. Morning Song, Vanity, Kick Drum Heart, Murder in the City, Country Blues, Living of Love, Mission in the Rain*, Go to Sleep*, The Race Is On*, Mama Tried*, Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad*, When I Paint My Masterpiece*Encore: I Know You Rider*, I Shall Be Released** with Bob Weirlast_img read more

John Butler Trio Announces 2019 U.S. Summer Tour

first_imgJohn Butler Trio has announced an extensive coast-to-coast U.S. summer tour, which will span from the end of July through August. Trevor Hall will team up with the trio for the majority of the tour.John Butler Trio will open up the tour with a performance at Asheville, NC’s New Belgium Brewing Company on July 25th, followed by stops at Raleigh, NC’s North Carolina Museum of Art (7/27); Charleston, SC’s Charleston Music Hall (7/28); Asbury Park, NJ’s Stone Pony Summer Stage (8/1); Glen Allen’s VA Innsbrook After Hours (8/2); Northampton, MA’s Pines Theater (8/3); Mckees Rocks, PA’s Roxian Theatre (8/6); Cleveland, OH’s House of Blues Cleveland (8/7); Louisville, KY’s Iroquois Amphitheater (8/9); Huber Heights, OH’s Rose Music Center at The Heights (8/10); Indianapolis, IN’s MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park (8/11); Des Moines, IA’s Brenton Skating Plaza (8/12); Boulder, CO’s Boulder Theater (8/15); Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (8/16); Park City, UT’s Deer Valley Amphitheater (8/17); Bonner, MT’s KettleHouse Amphitheater (8/18); Bend, OR’s Athletic Club of Bend (8/20); and Jacksonville, OR’s Britt Festival Pavilion (8/21); followed by a tour-closing performance at Rohnert Park, CA’s SOMO Village Event Center on August 22nd.An artist pre-sale begins today at 10 a.m. local time here. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 15th at 10 a.m. local time.Head to John Butler Trio’s website for a full list of upcoming tour dates and more information.John Butler Trio 2019 U.S. Summer Tour:7/25 – Asheville, NC – New Belgium Brewing Company7/26 – TBA7/27 – Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Museum of Art7/28 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall7/31 – TBA8/1 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage8/2 – Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook After Hours8/3 – Northampton, MA – Pines Theater8/6 – Mckees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre8/7 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland8/9 – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater8/10 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights8/11 – Indianapolis, IN – MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park8/12 – Des Moines, IA – Brenton Skating Plaza8/15 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater8/16 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre8/17 – Park City, UT – Deer Valley Amphitheater8/18 – Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater8/20 – Bend, OR – Athletic Club of Bend8/21 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Festival Pavilion8/22 – Rohnert Park, CA – SOMO Village Event CenterView Tour Dateslast_img read more

‘Dymphna’ explores themes of mental health and history

first_imgSenior FTT major Zoë Usowski will present the original theatrical production “Dymphna,” which tells the story of a 1930s mental ward nurse struggling with issues of morality, for the first time Friday evening in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center as part of her senior thesis.Usowski said she first proposed the idea behind “Dymphna” because she wanted to call attention to issues of mental health and its treatment throughout history.“I really wanted to highlight things I felt were missing in theater,” Usowski said.Usowski began working on “Dymphna” in February of last year while in a playwriting class taught by associate professor of Film, Television and Theatre Anne García-Romero, who later became her spring thesis advisor. Usowski said she found the playwriting process intense but rewarding.“We spent two months just talking about characters and what I wanted from them, and their voices and how they exist in the world,” Usowski said. “I think I wrote the entire first act in one day. I just sat in Starbucks and typed.”Usowski said she also made a deliberate choice to have “young, college-aged women at the forefront of the play,” feeling it important to create female characters who deal with issues other than romantic relationships.Senior Teagan Earley, the actress who plays the protagonist, said she appreciated the complexity of her character.“She is young, only 21, and new to the psych ward, and she wants so badly to make a difference in these people’s lives,” Earley said.Earley’s character also deals with personal issues outside the psych ward, struggling to establish herself as a successful nurse to avoid being forced to quit once she gets married.While the project is labeled a creative thesis, Usowski said the research component actually took up most of her time.“I wanted it to be grounded in realism, so that meant I needed to do research,” Usowski said. “I found handbooks in the library that were given to asylum workers in the early 1940s, and I read over those to see the language they used. They used terms like ‘moron’ that we no longer use in defining their patients. I had a whole stack of books in my room.”“The challenge in writing a play based on a particular time period is balancing research with writing,” García-Romero echoed.Usowski was in charge of all the writing, directing and design for the play. The cast and crew is small — the performance will feature five character actors and a sixth actor reading stage directions, she said. “Dymphna” will also feature visual elements inspired by Usowksi’s research.“At the performance, there will be boards featuring photos taken at asylums at the time,” Usowski said. “It’s really saddening to look at them — they’re really cramped situations, often alone.”Despite the play’s challenging subject, Earley said she found the process of acting and rehearsing enjoyable.“The cast and creatives were incredible to work with,” Earley said. “It’s so exciting knowing you get to be part of telling an important story for the first time.”Overall, Usowski said she hopes the project promotes awareness of mental health issues at Notre Dame.“Mental health care at ND can be pushed farther than its current iteration, so I just wanted to really humanize it — to make it present at the forefront of people’s minds,” Usowski said.García-Romero agreed with Usowski and she said she hopes Notre Dame students will attend the performance to learn about the issues Usowski hopes to highlight.“Mental health awareness is an issue that is crucial for our campus and our country,” García-Romero said.“Dymphna” will premiere Friday at 7:00 p.m. in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC). Tickets can be purchased either at the box office in DPAC or at performingarts.nd.eduTags: Department of Film Television and Theatre, Mental health, Playwrightlast_img read more

Tax exemption workshop

first_imgSweeping changes were approved in last year’s House Bill 386 that exempt inputs used in agricultural production from Georgia sales tax collections. For certified producers or farmers this means most of the items they buy to use in agricultural production will be sales tax exempt beginning in 2013.To help local producers prepare for these changes, the Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association is hosting an informational meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18 beginning at 7 p.m. Representative Tom McCall, chairman of the House Ag Committee, will share his knowledge of the Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption Program (GATE) and how the program will be implemented in 2013. The meeting will be held at the McGill-Woodruff Ag Center in Washington, Ga. A couple of weeks ago, the Georgia Department of Agriculture released rules regarding the GATE program and will accept comment through Oct. 26. In order to qualify for these exemptions, agricultural producers will be required to obtain a certificate from the department. An application has not yet been posted, and the consensus from most agricultural leaders is that the application should be available by mid-November. Producers should have four to six weeks to complete the application process and become certified in order to take advantage of the exemptions in January. To learn more about how these exemptions can have a positive impact a producer’s bottom line, register for the class by calling the Wilkes County Extension Office at (706) 678-2332 by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 17. A meal will be provided, but a $5 contribution to the Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association is required.last_img read more

Vermont CEOs to discuss new issues facing public companies in post-Enron world

first_imgA group of four Vermont chief executives―Ed Colodny of Fletcher Allen Healthcare, Liz Robert of Vermont Teddy Bear, Joe Boutin of Merchants Bank and John Casella of Casella Waste Systems―will participate in a panel discussion titled “How do Responsible Public Companies Handle the Issues of Enron+1?” on April 10 at Middlebury College. The town-meeting-style open event, which is the 2003 D.K. Smith Spring Forum, will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. in Room 216 of Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial Way off College Street. Following the panel, there will be a reception in the Great Hall of Bicentennial Hall.Scott Pardee, Middlebury College Alan R. Holmes Professor of Monetary Economics, will serve as moderator. He will pose questions to the panel and then open up the question and answer session to the audience. Pardee has worked for a variety of firms and corporations, including Yamaichi International (America), where he was chairman from 1989-1995. At the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Pardee was the senior vice president and manager for foreign operations of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) from 1962-1979. He is also a member of several corporate boards of directors and the former member of a number of corporate auditing committees.The April 10 forum will explore several issues, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002, which regulates the accounting industry and requires increased business and financial disclosures. President Bush signed the act into law on July 30 in the wake of corporate accounting scandals, most notably Enron and WorldCom. According to National Real Estate Investor magazine, “CEOs of publicly traded companies are pulling their hair out these days trying to muddle through the laundry list of mandates included in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.” The panel will also address additional topics related to corporate accountability in the areas of accounting, auditing, boards of directors, auditing committees, and other matters.Funds from the D.K. Smith Chair in Applied Economics support an annual lecture or forum. The chair was established in honor of Professor Emeritus of Economics David K. Smith, a member of the Middlebury College economics department from 1950-1988, and maintains a focus on appliedeconomics. An undergraduate economics major at Middlebury College, Smith received a master’s degree and a doctorate from Harvard prior to joining the department of economics at Middlebury, where he served as department chair for 15 years. Smith’s students established the chair in honor of his work as a teacher and mentor.The event is co-sponsored by two Middlebury College student organizations―the DigitalBridges2.0 Club and the Student Investment Committee.Both the panel discussion and the reception are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. R.S.V.P. to Elizabeth Robinson of Middlebury College at [email protected](link sends e-mail) and 802-443-5435.last_img read more