Investigation launched into Utah State football allegations

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah (AP) — The Utah State University board of trustees announced that an independent investigation has been launched to review allegations about inappropriate comments stemming from a conversation with members of the football team.The board met on Saturday to address concerns raised by football players related to comments over the hiring of the program’s new head coach.A statement issued by the student-athletes suggested administrators in that meeting made references to interim head coach Frank Maile’s “religious and cultural background” when discussing why he was passed over for the job.Hartwell did not immediately respond to a voicemail left by The Associated Press on Monday. Associated Press Tags: Frank Maile/Utah State Aggies Football Written by December 14, 2020 /Sports News – Local Investigation launched into Utah State football allegationslast_img read more

The Charter for Independent Estate and Lettings Agents cancels launch

first_imgHome » News » Associations & Bodies » The Charter for Independent Estate and Lettings Agents cancels launch previous nextAssociations & BodiesThe Charter for Independent Estate and Lettings Agents cancels launchNot enough agents could be persuaded to join so now, unless a partnership with an existing organisation can be agreed, CIELA will be mothballed.Nigel Lewis3rd October 201701,161 Views The dream of a separate membership organisation for non-corporate estate agents is over after The Charter for Independent Estate and Lettings Agents (CIELA) last night announced that too few had signed up to join for a full launch.This follows an announcement in early August that just 5% of agents who had showed an interest in joining the organisation had committed to pay its pre-launch monthly membership fee of £35.CIELA’s flame has burned bright since it kicked off in January this year with a dozen founding members led by property software businessman Charlie Wright.As well as promising to fight the influence of the big corporate agents, unfair practices within the industry and the threat of online agents, CIELA also took on Purplebricks head-on, asking it to withdraw its ‘comparative-fee’ TV advertising and submitting a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority *(ASA) about it.A decision by the ASA about the complaint is due “within weeks”, it says.But despite the founding members (pictured, left) launching a six-month consultation pre-launch period in April that finished on Saturday, CIELA says “insufficient members has been achieved for a full launch”, blaming the current tough trading conditions which it says agents have told it are the “toughest known for 25 years”.CIELA says it is now holding discussions with undisclosed third parties to create an alliance that would enable CIELA to fully form – presumably one of the smaller membership organisations within the industry – but if those talks fail CIELA will be mothballed “for a any potential future revival”.“CIELA remains concerned for the future of many independent agents who are losing out to the unfair practices of some corporate agents’ marketing, the illegal conduct of rogue independent agents and the downward pressure on fees caused by online/call-centre agents,” a statement from the organisation says.charlie wright CIELA October 3, 2017Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

CVS Health Just Closed 46 Stores — Here’s The List

first_imgCVS Health closed 46 stores across 16 states in April, the company told Business Insider on Thursday. CVS Health closed 46 underperforming stores in 16 states in April, the company told Business Insider.The pharmacy chain, which is the largest in the US, has more than 9,900 stores.CVS announced the closings as it reported a 35% year-over-year increase in first-quarter revenues to $61.6 billionVisit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. 10301 Woodward Ave., Detroit7996 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park, Minnesota1110 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis2426 W. Broadway Ave., Minneapolis1735 South Glenstone Ave., Springfield, Missouri7105 Central Ave. NE, New Mexico1454 Central Blvd., Brownsville, Texas1407 E. W. Hwy 190, Copperas Cove, Texas2525 N. Mesa St., El Paso, Texas3080 S. Fry Road, Katy, Texas4730 US Route 5, Newport, Texas5322 E. US Highway 83, Rio Grande City, Texas7031 Marbach Road, San Antonio6945 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, Texas “This decision was made after a thorough review of each store’s lease obligations and financial performance, among other factors,” a company spokesperson said.The company said customers’ prescriptions have been transferred to nearby CVS Pharmacy locations and that it is working to place affected employees at other stores.In regulatory filings, CVS said it made the decision to close underperforming locations as part of a “store rationalization” plan.“During the three months ended March 31, 2019, the company performed a review of its retail stores and determined it would close 46 underperforming retail pharmacy stores during the second quarter of 2019,” the company said.The closings represent a small percentage of CVS stores, which totaled more than 9,900 locations as of March 31.The company said the closings would cost about $135 million.CVS first disclosed plans to close 46 stores on Wednesday, as it reported a 35% year-over-year increase in first-quarter revenues to $61.6 billion.“We generated strong first quarter results, providing positive momentum to start the year,” Larry Merlo, CVS’s president , and CEO, said in a statement. “Following the close of our Aetna acquisition in late November, our first full quarter of combined operations was a success in many ways. In the quarter we continued to advance our integration efforts while beginning to launch new innovations such as our HealthHUB concept stores.”USA Today’s Nathan Bomey obtained the following list of most of the closed stores. CVS declined to comment on the list.3115 Bob Wallace Ave. SW, Huntsville, Alabama664 Schillinger Road S., Montgomery, Alabama2815 Low Wetumpka Road, Montgomery, Alabama7434 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix3130 Buchanan Road, Antioch, California1285a Sutter St., San Francisco995 Market St., San Francisco9375 San Fernando Road, Sun Valley, California1201 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC Hayley Petersonfor BUSINESS INSIDER Hayley Petersoncenter_img 1401 S. Beretania St. Suite 110, Honolulu745 W. 103rd St., Chicago 402 N. Maryland Ave., Wilmington, Delaware1350 Beville Road, Daytona Beach, Florida13991 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers, Florida1607 S. Pine Ave., Ocala, Florida3168 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, Florida1441 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 510, Honolulu 175 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago1620 W. 59th St., Chicago1550 N. Kostner Ave., Chicago7179 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood, Illinois1015 W. Orchard Road, North Aurora, Illinois100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, Illinois123 Windermere Ave., Greenwood Lake, New York812 Forest Ave., Staten Island, New York FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

No bones about it

first_imgIn medicine, orthopaedics has traditionally been a male-dominated field. But that doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.Now in its third year, the B.O.N.E.S. (Bringing Orthopedics to New England Students of Medicine) Initiative is a half-day event hosted by the women of the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program that provides networking opportunities, information, and hands-on experience with orthopaedics for female medical students from all around New England.Dr. Brandon Earp, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s chief of orthopaedics, was among the organizers of the May 12 session. She said, “The goal is to show female medical school students what we do and hopefully interest them in pursuing a similar career path.”Though orthopaedics has been a male specialty, Earp said that’s changing. “There is a perception that you need to be big and strong to be an orthopaedic surgeon. I like to think it’s more about being smart and thoughtful and using finesse rather than brawn.” The B.O.N.E.S. Initiative, held at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, was designed to show young women how rewarding a career in orthopaedic surgery can be.“During the main part of the day, we have them practice suturing on pigs’ feet, do splinting and casting, use the drills and put in hardware that we would use for fracture patients. We also have them do reconstructive techniques for sports injuries. It’s all designed to give them a broad picture of the different procedures we do,” said Earp.,“There is a perception that you need to be big and strong to be an orthopaedic surgeon. I like to think it’s more about being smart and thoughtful and using finesse rather than brawn.” — Dr. Brandon Earp, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s chief of orthopaedicslast_img read more

EU-China Year of Tourism: Korcula, Rijeka and Zagreb among 30 EU cities in the “light bridge” project

first_imgToday, many European landmarks will be illuminated in red to mark the EU-China Year of Tourism (ECTY), and the pan – European celebration coincides with the Lantern Festival in China, which marks the end of New Year ‘s festivities. The “Light Bridge” is part of an ambitious program of activities carried out on the occasion of the EU-China Tourism Year.The “light bridge” project involves 30 cities from 12 EU member states and aims to raise awareness of lesser-known European destinations in China, and is also an opportunity for European and Chinese communities to get to know and appreciate each other’s culture better. to promote the EU as a travel destination in China, to provide opportunities to increase bilateral cooperation and mutual understanding, and to create an impetus for progress in market opening and visa facilitation.The Tourist Board of the City of Rijeka has joined the celebration of the EU-China Year of Tourism, which is celebrated today, March 2, 2018. On that occasion, a “light bridge” program with the theme of the year is being implemented all over the world, and on that occasion, the Trsat Castle will shine in red. Today, in Korčula, the Tourist Board of the City of Korčula will mark the 2018 year of EU and Chinese tourism, supporting the EU Light Bridge project with events in cooperation with the city institutions of Korčula. Thus, an exhibition of books with archival material about Marco Polo will be opened, as well as a lecture about this world traveler and researcher. In the evening, the Veliki Revelin tower will be illuminated, which will include Korčula in the “light bridge” project, which is being implemented in 30 cities from 12 EU countries.Since 2018 has been declared the year of EU and Chinese tourism, from 12 to 16 February, in cooperation with the City of Zagreb, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Zagreb Tourist Board, the Chinese New Year and, at the same time, the EU-China Light Bridge project . Zagreb’s fountains are lit by lanterns, and the fountains themselves will shine with the traditional red color of the flag of the People’s Republic of China. At the representative entrance to the city center, in this way, Zagreb and China will be symbolically connected, whose inhabitants are among the most numerous visitors to the city. Namely, in 2017 in Zagreb there was an increase of 36 percent in the arrival of Chinese guests (42.202) and 25 percent in overnight stays (56.707), which made guests from China enter the ten most numerous visitors to Zagreb for the first time.The organization of this international event is carried out by the European Commission in cooperation with the European Tourism Commission and the Chinese National Tourism Organization and with the support of other institutions that are preparing a “light bridge” on major monuments and sights.last_img read more

Japan coronavirus cases rise, Tokyo nudges PM Abe to declare state of emergency

first_imgTopics : If issued too soon, it would have a big economic impact and have a serious effect on society, but if too late, the number of infected patients would rise, he said.”This is not merely a question of numbers,” he told Reuters in an interview. “A balance of merits and demerits must be considered.”Untraceable cases, clusters Tokyo has reported the highest number of infections in the country with nearly 800 infections – a tiny count compared with a core city population of nearly 14 million.But experts are worried about the rise in the percentage of cases that can’t be traced. As of end-March, the health ministry had counted 26 clusters of infections around the country.Asked what further steps would be taken in the capital if central government declared a state of emergency, Governor Koike said a Tokyo-style “lockdown” would entail the same kinds of pleas she was already making to residents.These include working from home where possible and avoiding outings to bars and nightclubs – advice that many residents have yet to heed, though coffee chain Starbucks and clothing retailer Uniqlo joined a string of other businesses in saying they would shutter dozens of stores this weekend.To help spread a sense of urgency, Koike said Tokyo would begin using social media such as YouTube and TikTok to announce daily infection numbers, with celebrities dispensing public-service messages.In the latest sign of concern about the growing strain the virus was putting on Japan’s healthcare system, the government on Friday told the hardest-hit regions to save hospital beds for severely ill patients, while keeping others with milder or no symptoms at home or in hotels.Until now Japan has been hospitalizing all coronavirus patients, regardless of whether they are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. But beds are already filling up in Tokyo and threaten to elsewhere, experts said this week.Koike said Tokyo, for its part, would send people with light or no symptoms – the majority of the 628 hospitalized with the coronavirus as of Thursday – home or to hotels.The capital was working with the government to secure accommodations, she said, while Prime Minister Abe has said utilizing facilities that had been set up for the Summer Olympic Games – now postponed by a year – was under consideration. “If the country makes a move, it would send a strong message to people,” Tokyo Governor Koike said at a news conference. “If that is coupled with the economic stimulus package being prepared, it would give Tokyo a big boost” in dealing with the epidemic, she said.Japan has so far been spared the kind of explosive surge seen in parts of Europe, the United States and elsewhere, with about 2,800 cases and 73 deaths so far. Globally, coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday, while deaths have topped 50,000.Declaring a state of emergency would give regional governors legal authority to ask people to stay home and businesses to close, but not to impose the kind of lockdowns seen in other countries. In most cases, there are no penalties for ignoring requests, and governors’ pleas would be dependent on voluntary public compliance – pressure for which would increase with an emergency declaration.Nobuhiko Okabe, director general of the Kawasaki City Institute for Public Health, said judging the timing for declaring a state of emergency was tough.center_img Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Friday that Japan declaring a national state of coronavirus emergency would send a “strong message” that could help dodge an explosive outbreak, her most explicit nudge so far for the government to make the call.Amid growing clamor for tighter curbs on people’s movements to stem a rising tide of infections, the government has so far been reluctant to pull the trigger, warning of the heavy damage that could ensue in the world’s third-biggest economy, already close to recession.Instead, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged school closures and called on citizens to avoid unnecessary and non-urgent gatherings and outings while preparing to roll out an economic stimulus plan next week – even as he acknowledged the country was barely avoiding a major jump in infections.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Loan Funding to Beemac Trucking, LLC, Enabling Job Creation in Beaver County

first_img Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a low-interest loan approval through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) for Beemac Trucking, LLC in Beaver County. The funding will enable the construction of a new full-service maintenance and repair facility in Ambridge Borough and will support the combined creation and retention of more than 200 full-time jobs.“This approval provides the critical access to capital that is needed for Beemac Trucking to grow,” Governor Wolf said. “For the past 35 years, this company has had great success in Beaver County, and we are proud to support its expansion and continued growth right here in Pennsylvania.”Beemac Trucking, LLC provides asset-based trucking, logistics, port, warehousing, and specialized services to customers throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company was approved for a $1,573,087, 15-year loan at a 3 percent rate through the Beaver County Corporation for Economic Development. The funding will be used for construction of an eight-bay state-of-the-art maintenance facility and a service shop with a 110-space paved truck and trailer marshaling area.The total project cost is $3,146,173. The project will enable the company to create 24 full-time jobs while retaining 190 full-time jobs within three years.In 2019, PIDA has approved a total of $21,596,780 in low interest loans that have resulted in $39,022,719 in private investment and supported 643 created and retained full-time jobs. PIDA provides low-interest loans and lines of credit to Pennsylvania businesses that commit to creating and retaining full-time jobs within the commonwealth, as well as for the development of industrial parks and multi-tenant facilities. Loan applications are packaged and underwritten by a network of certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) that partner with PIDA. PIDA is currently offering interest rates between 2 and 3 percent for applications received by October 1, 2019.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 03, 2019center_img Governor Wolf Announces Loan Funding to Beemac Trucking, LLC, Enabling Job Creation in Beaver Countylast_img read more

Messi playing through pain barrier in Barcelona injury crisis

first_img The problem is different from the injury that sidelined Messi for around six weeks at the start of the season. He missed five matches with a calf strain before eventually making his first appearance of the campaign as a substitute in Barca’s goalless draw with Dortmund in the Champions League in September. Since then, Messi has been involved in almost every game, only sitting out the league fixture against Getafe with a minor knock and the Copa del Rey match at Ibiza, when he was rested. Despite making a slow start to the season, and the problems with his thigh, Messi’s numbers remain good. He’s the top scorer in La Liga with 14 goals and has created more goals than anyone else in Spain’s top flight, laying on eight assists for his teammates. Ansu, who scored twice in Sunday’s win against Levante, is still technically registered to the club’s B team, meaning Setien only has 14 fit first-team players, with Neto and Arturo Vidal also injured. Vidal is expected back this week but the wait for Dembele’s return will go on. The 22-year-old winger had to drop out of training on Monday due to muscle fatigue, and the club have not confirmed when he’s expected back in action. Read Also:La Liga: Fati, Messi connection sees Barca hold on against Levante Barca’s depth will be tested with two tough away games in the space of four days this week as travel to Athletic Bilbao for a Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Thursday, before facing Real Betis in the league on Sunday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Lionel Messi has been struggling with a thigh problem for several weeks but continues to play through the pain barrier with Barcelona’s attacking options severely depleted. Sources at the club say there are no major long-term concerns about the problem but there is an awareness that it needs to be managed carefully. Despite not operating at peak fitness, Messi’s performances on the pitch have been largely unaffected — he set up both goals in Sunday’s 2-1 win against Levante. But sources said that the changes to training since Quique Setien replaced Ernesto Valverde as first-team coach in January have had a negative effect on the discomfort Messi has been managing in his left thigh. “The sessions are different and some of the drills are more intense,” one source told ESPN. “Some players seem to be feeling the fatigue a bit more and that’s when the pain can appear.” Barca could ill-afford to be without Messi at the best of times, and Setien’s small squad is now stretched to the limit. With Luis Suarez out until May and Ousmane Dembele still not recovered from a hamstring injury, the Spanish champions have just three fit forwards: Messi, Antoine Griezmann and 17-year-old Ansu Fati. Loading… last_img read more

New San Jose top cop vows to make town safer place

first_imgThis capital town has a new Officer-in-Charge Chief of Police. Major Benjo Clarite (center) takes over the role and responsibilities of his predecessor Lieutenant Colonel Marc Anthony Darroca during a turn-over of command ceremony in the San Jose municipal polices station’s conference room on March 4. ANTIQUE POLICE PROVINCIAL OFFICE PNP-PRO6 SAN JOSE, Antique – The newly-installedOfficer-in-Charge Chief of Police of this capital town has expressed hisoptimism towards making this place a better community. Major Benjo Clarite assumed the role andresponsibilities of his predecessor Lieutenant Colonel Marc Anthony Darrocaduring a turn-over of command ceremony in the San Jose municipal policestation’s conference room on March 4. Meanwhile, Mayor Elmer Untaran laudedthe San Jose municipal police station for its exemplary performance, citing thatit formed part of the accolades the town has garnered. With the policies set, Clarite appealedto the personnel to deliver excellent police service while upholding the rightsof the constituents. For his part, Darroca believed that hehas done his best to assure this capital town’s peace and order in his almosttwo years of stay. He also requested his successor to continue and improve thebest practices of the police personnel here. center_img Prior to his appointment here, Claritebeloned to the Philippine National Police Academy Class 2010 and was assignedto the Provincial Regional Office 6 as Assistant Chief of the RegionalIntelligence Division. “We have to sustain all the programs andprojects that have been initiated by PLt. Col. Darroca and I know Benjo canmake it with the help of our personnel in San Jose Municipal Police Station,” themayor said. “We must diligently exert effort tocontribute to attain our one goal that is to make San Jose a safer place tolive, work and do business,” Clarite said. He also pledged his support to theworthwhile endeavors of the Philippine National Police.(With a report from PIA/PN)last_img read more