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Utah State Men’s Basketball Hosts Aggie Madness This Evening

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Thursday, Utah State men’s basketball hosts Aggie Madness at 8:30 pm at the Wayne Estes Center on Kirby Court.This event consists of a 3-point shootout, dunk contest and eight-minute scrimmages featuring both the Aggies men’s and women’s basketball teams.Fans are encouraged to arrive at 7:30 pm and all Utah State students in attendance will receive free pizza.The evening concludes with a dunk competition by the Aggies’ men’s team and throughout the evening, students will have the opportunity to compete in “not your average Aggie.” This event pairs students up with a random Aggies men’s or women’s basketball player for various contests. Tags: Aggie Madness/dunk competition/USU Men’s Basketball Written by October 10, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Hosts Aggie Madness This Eveninglast_img read more

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Neg Interview: the agent who helped spark the online auctions revolution

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Neg Interview: the agent who helped spark the online auctions revolution previous nextAgencies & PeopleNeg Interview: the agent who helped spark the online auctions revolutionRichard O’Neill is a UK agent who took auctions to Ireland only to stay and develop the country’s growing online sector and export it back.Nigel Lewis17th September 202001,007 Views Online property auctions have become almost standard these days, a trend that is being given a huge push by Covid’s obliteration of ballroom events.And during the lockdown many agents turned to companies who hold or facilitate online auctions to help shift stock when traditional private treaty sales were almost impossible.But the revolution that has delivered this is in part due to a small group of British and Irish property professionals who have pioneered the use of online auctions in several forms.And one of them is Richard O’Neill, one of only a handful of British estate agents who have made their name within the Irish housing market, and who currently runs a hybrid estate agency cum auction business in Dublin.He says it all started when in 2009 when, after a spell working in Manchester in commercial property, he joined auctioneer Allsop in London and was then seconded for six months to help start up its Irish joint venture in 2011.Never leftThe only trouble, he says, is that he never really left. “The first auction we held in Dublin made national TV news and we had 82 lots but 2,000 bidders with people spilling out into the street.Well organised and slick auctions were unheard of in Ireland at the time and, despite being only a few years after the financial crash, there was plenty of demand for the ‘distressed properties sale’ in the ballroom, which raised €15 million.Alsopp’s share in this business was bought out in August 2017 and rebranded as Bidx1 – arguably the fastes-growing auction-only auction business within the UK and Ireland now.For a while O’Neill worked in London launching the brand into the UK, but returned last year to launch his new company, Artis Real Estate.World firstAs we reported last week, it recently claimed to be the first agent in world to sell a property direct through a property portal-hosted online auction.The tech behind it is from Offr, another Irish company headed up by Robert Hoban, who is also a former Allsop employee.“My goal is to marry personal touch and expertise with the technology that Offr provides to create greater, and faster outcomes for buyers and sellers and ‘maximise price, minimise time’ is my moto,” says O’Neill.“To date we have run digital private treaty best bids, online auctions, online conditional bidding, and we are now looking at our first digital tender.”Change will comeBut will UK consumers and estate agents be as keen to embrace auction tech as their Irish counterparts?“I think the change will come in the UK, and Covid will accelerate that,” he says.“Ireland is ahead of the curve right now, and that’s due to the difference in population and market size – i.e. a five million population versus a 60 million one in the UK – allowing ideas and new ways of doing business to spread faster.“Somebody like Robert Hoban, who has a great product and a strong networking base, can get himself in front of all the main players in Ireland very quickly – and if one starts using it, then they’ll all follow.“That’s a much longer process in the UK given the greater market size and diversity.”Ireland richard hoban Offr Richard O’Neill dublin September 17, 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

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FGS Augsburg Deploys to Operation Sophia

first_img FGS Augsburg Deploys to Operation Sophia German frigate FGS Augsburg will set sail for the EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia to join the already employed German replenishment ship FGS Berlin on Friday, November 20.Lead by Commander Senior Grade Jorg Mascow, the crew of Augsburg, together with the replenishment ship FGS Berlin, will be the German contribution to the mission in the Mediterranean.Looking forward to the deployment, Commander Senior Grade Mascow said:A firm action against smugglers with the goal of disrupting the criminals’ bussines model is an essential part of our mission. However, rescuing every person in danger at sea still remains every sailors’ top priority.The men and women onboard FGS Augsburg are expected to return to their homeport, Wilhelmshaven in early March, 2016[mappress mapid=”17428″]Naval Today Staff, Image: German Navy November 18, 2015 Authorities View post tag: German Navy View post tag: FGS Augsburgcenter_img View post tag: EUNAVFOR Med Back to overview,Home naval-today FGS Augsburg Deploys to Operation Sophia View post tag: Operation Sophia Share this articlelast_img read more

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CAMPBELL, HARRIET PATRICIA (nee: Krux)

first_img84, passed away on December 23 at the Genesis Healthcare-Westfield Center. Pat was born in Astoria, NY and was a graduate of St. Michael’s High School, New York City, NY. She later moved to Bayonne where she was a resident for many years. Wife and mother of eight children with the Late Thomas F. Campbell. Long-time companion of the Late Anthony (“Toto”) Orsini. Mother of Michael Campbell and his wife Laura (nee: Sweeney), the Late Thomas F. Campbell, Jr. and his wife Ellen (nee: James), Colleen Campbell, the Late Patrick Campbell, Kevin Campbell and his wife Mary (nee: Maguire), the Late James Campbell and his wife Rita (nee: McGee), Kenneth Campbell and his wife Nancy (Nee: Romsak), and Daniel Campbell and his wife Nancy (Nee: Kowalski). Grandmother of Katherine, Mary, Thomas, Marisa, Carrie, Jessica, Erin, James, Kenny, Melissa, Patrick, and Gina. Great-Grandmother of 16. Daughter of the Late Harriet R. McHugh (nee: Durkin) and the Late James P. McHugh. Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img read more

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Todd Rokita enters GOP race for Indiana Attorney General nomination

first_img WhatsApp Todd Rokita enters GOP race for Indiana Attorney General nomination By Jon Zimney – May 20, 2020 0 801 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest By US House of Reps ([1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Former Indiana Secretary of State and 4th District Congressman, Todd Rokita, announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the Office of Attorney General, unseating embattled Attorney General and former Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney Curtis Hill, at the upcoming Indiana Republican State Convention.The following statement was sent to 95.3 MNC from the Rokita campaign:Rokita, twice elected statewide by General Election voters, is running to bring certainty to the race and help Republicans hold onto this seat in November.“Among the Republicans running for Attorney General, no other candidate has won a statewide general election twice, no other candidate has a multi-office proven record of standing behind our God-given rights. I am A-rated in defending our Constitution’s 2nd Amendment, and I have a 100% proven voting record of defending the right-to-life, no exceptions,” said Rokita.“I have worked to protect our small business job creators, the only candidate to earn a Guardian of Small Business award multiple times for fighting job-killing red tape and high taxes. All of these issues are important as we provide Indiana voters the trusted leadership they need in representing their interests before Indiana and federal courts,” said Rokita.As Indiana Secretary of State, Rokita led the charge against voter fraud by fighting for, and successfully implementing, the nation’s first ever photo voter ID law. With a strong legal background, he created the Secretary of State’s financial crimes unit and aggressively pursued those that defrauded Hoosiers, winning convictions. As a Congressman, Rokita fought Washington bureaucrats and the establishment to push for fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets.“Running against a Republican officeholder is not something I ever would want to do, in just about any circumstance. But our incumbent is wounded. The unanimous Supreme Court ruling, by Republican appointed and conservative Justices, after a significant investigation of the facts made this choice clear,” said Rokita.Kosciusko County Chairman, Mike Ragan agrees, “ The Court stated in writing that our attorney general “committed criminal battery” and suspended his law license. Our party must put forward a new, proven, and trusted nominee, and there is no better choice than Todd Rokita.” said Ragan.“We are in great danger of losing the seat to a George Soros-funded liberal democrat if we don’t rally around a new candidate. There is no way that I, or any other true concerned conservative, should let that happen. I am supporting Todd Rokita because he has a proven record of success on the ballot and an impeccable record of supporting our values,” said LaGrange County Republican Party Chairman and Delegate, Patricia Brown.“I have known Todd for more than two decades. During that time, I have seen him fight relentlessly for our conservative values. I have seen him staunchly defend our second amendment rights and hold absolutely true to our pro-life values with unwavering support. But Todd has also been a supporter and friend. He has visited all 92 counties multiple times and has helped countless Republican candidates from the local to the federal level. Todd is a conservative fighter and a man of integrity that I am proud to support for Attorney General,” said Indiana State Senator and filed convention Delegate Erin Houchin.Of why he is supporting Rokita in the convention, Harrison County Prosecutor and Delegate, J. Otto Schalk, said, “Todd Rokita is no stranger to Delegates or a newcomer to the party. He has worked alongside Delegates, conservative leaders, and office holders, like me, all across Indiana for years.”Rokita has built a well-known reputation over the years for being an independent leader and aggressive fighter on behalf of conservative principles. “I have fought for our Republican ideals working in the trenches alongside and supporting candidates up and down the ballot. Running for Attorney General is not a step I take lightly. I am not coming to this race because some powers on high asked or told me to do so, I am coming to this race to protect our shared values. I am not – and will not – be controlled by anyone or anything other than our shared beliefs,” said Rokita.Republicans have seen the Office of Attorney General change hands multiple times over the last several decades. Although the state has had three Republican Attorneys General in a row, prior to that Indiana elected three Democrat Attorneys General in a row, including one appointment. Republicans will likely want to ensure the voters in November have a candidate they can trust and support or the party could be in danger of losing the seat to more liberal ideologies.Hendricks County filed Delegate, Jodi Smith says of Rokita, “Indiana Republicans voting in the June convention can be certain that Todd Rokita will bring real leadership, a proven record of success on the November ballot, and a proven record of winning important battles on behalf of our conservative Indiana values.” Smith also serves as First Vice-President of the Indiana Federation of Republican Women, State Director for the Pro-Life Susan B. Anthony List and advocates for Indiana Right to Life.Rokita says, “We know in our hearts and minds the November voters will look for a tested, experienced and mature legal mind; not someone embroiled in controversy or still learning on the job. These are uncertain and unprecedented times. We need the certainty of a proven conservative who can win in the fall.” Google+ Previous articleApplications open for 2020 Curb & Sidewalk Reimbursement ProgramNext articleI&M bands and names newest batch of peregrine falcon chicks Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. IndianaLocalNews Facebooklast_img read more

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Man, 26, killed in three-vehicle crash on US 31/US 20 bypass in South Bend

first_img Facebook IndianaLocalNews Man, 26, killed in three-vehicle crash on US 31/US 20 bypass in South Bend Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter (“Ambulance” by Andrew Malone, CC BY 2.0) A 26-year-old man was killed in a three-vehicle crash that happened on the U.S. 31/U.S. 20 bypass at the bridge over Lincoln Way in St. Joseph County.The collision happened around 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21.The vehicles involved in the crash were traveling northbound. A truck/semitrailer was traveling in the right hand lane and changing lanes into the left lane when the crash occurred.The left front of the semi collided with the right rear of an F-150 pickup truck, causing it to spin into the right lane, where it hit a Mazda Miata.After the impact, the Miata and the F-150 ended up in the lower elevation area between the northbound lanes and the on ramp, where the F-150 hit a tree.A LaPorte man driving the pick-up was taken to the hospital for treatment.His front seat passenger, Brandon Perez, 26, died at the scene. A 3-year-old passenger in the back seat was also hospitalized.A Mishawaka man driving the Miati was treated and released.The Hartford, Michigan, man driving the semi was not hurt.The St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team is investigating factors into the crash. Google+ By Jon Zimney – July 22, 2020 0 649 Previous articleFamily of seriously injured Notre Dame student files suit against university; claims negligenceNext articleAM General sold to investment firm Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

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Greggs to reorganise and capitalise

first_imgCapitalising on the food-to-go market and reorganising the bakery portfolio are key priorities for Greggs, according to chief executive Roger Whiteside.Speaking at the press conference following a record sales revenue of £835.7m, Whiteside said the company would continue the process of transforming from a traditional bakery to a food-to-go bakery.He added the company would be reorganising its manufacturing strategy, closing bakeries in Twickenham , Edinburgh and Sleaford, Lincolnshire, and turning the remaining nine into centres of excellence. Each will specialise in a particular type of product, rather than producing small amounts of everything, as they currently do.However, Whiteside said it was impossible to say which bakeries would produce which products, as the current priority was closing down bakeries responsibly, including trying to find up to 355 redundant staff positions elsewhere, be that in the business or elsewhere.He said: “It’s not something we take lightly. At Greggs, we want to work closely with our people.”forced to leaveHe added that the biggest losses would be at the Twickenham factory, and that many would be forced to leave the company due to the countrywide spread of the business.“At the end of the day, people live close to where they work, and they probably don’t want to commute.”Food-to-go, with a focus on breakfast, and expanding the number of shops in locations outside the high street, are priorities going forward, as the company undergoes a five year programme of change.He said: “We’re the country’s biggest bakery, but we’re not bakery to take home, we’re bakery on the go.“There is no facet of the business which will look the same in five years’ time.”He added: “We probably won’t be selling any bread by then, as bread continues to decline.”on-the-goFood-to-go could allow Greggs to expand to well over 2,000 stores, he suggested, but he added he did not want to be tied to a figure. However, he did say the growth would come mostly from forecourts, petrol stations and other places where people were looking for on-the-go meal solutions.He said: “Ninety percent of the shops that we opened are away from the high street and that is because we’ve got all the highs streets covered.”When asked about the Brexit debate, Whiteside said Greggs was not taking sides, as it did not have an export business to be affected, and any impact would be tied to a benefit or loss to the UK economy.He said: “We simply don’t know, so we don’t have a position. We are not able to say what the impact will be on Greggs.”last_img read more

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Ticketmaster Has Been Running A Secret Program To Help Scalpers, Says New Report

first_imgIn a new report by CBC News, the outlet details a secret program Ticketmaster has been running which aids scalpers in selling tickets on the secondary market for additional fees.CBC News sent two investigative reporters who posed as professional scalpers to Ticket Summit 2018, a ticketing and live entertainment convention at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace. At the July conference, the journalists (who were equipped with hidden cameras) were pitched on Ticketmaster’s professional ticket reselling program and were told that Ticketmaster’s resale division will not go after scalpers using ticket-buying bots or fake identities if they use Ticketmaster’s newly launched resell program, TicketDesk, which the company has kept under wraps from the general public.Said one Ticketmaster sales representative, “I have brokers that have literally a couple of hundred accounts. It’s not something that we look at or report.”At Ticket Summit 2018, Ticketmaster representatives were actively trying to recruit professional scalpers to use their new ticket reselling platform, TicketDesk, which the company proclaimed is “The most powerful ticket sales tool. Ever.” During a session—which was closed to the media—with Casey Klein, Ticketmaster Resale director, dubbed “We appreciate your partnership: More brokers are listing with Ticketmaster than ever before,” the company introduced scalpers to TicketDesk. The application lets scalpers upload large quantities of tickets purchased from Ticketmaster and quickly re-list them on the secondary market. Notes CBC News, “With the click of a button, scalpers can hike or drop prices on reams of tickets on Ticketmaster’s site based on their assessment of fan demand.”Notably, on the trade show floor, Ticketmaster salespeople reportedly handed out cupcakes and provided online demonstrations of TradeDesk. CBC News notes that one presenter, who was unaware he was speaking to journalists, doubled down on the fact that Ticketmaster’s resale division was not interested in going after scalpers who use bots or fake identities to purchase large quantities of tickets. He also noted that while Ticketmaster does have a division that monitors for “buyer abuse” and blatantly suspicious online activity, the resale division doesn’t police TradeDesk users.On the topic of using bots to buy tickets, said the presenter, “We don’t share reports, we don’t share names, we don’t share account information with the primary site. Period.” He also added that “We’ve spent millions of dollars on this tool [TradeDesk]. The last thing we’d want to do is get brokers caught up to where they can’t sell inventory with us.” In fact, the presenter almost encouraged scalpers to purchase more than the alotted per-person limit, noting, “If you want to get a good show and the ticket limit is six or eight … you’re not going to make a living on six or eight tickets.”Allegedly, around 100 scalpers in North America (primarily in the United States) use TradeDesk to move anywhere from a few thousand to several million tickets per year. CBC News reports that one Ticketmaster representative believed that their biggest broker uses the application to move around five million tickets annually.Ticketmaster’s professional reseller program and TradeDesk platform are suspiciously absent from Ticketmaster’s website and corporate reports. Predictably, it seems as those the ticket-selling giant has been keeping the program under wraps, given the public outrage the program would likely incite. In fact, notes CBC News, “To access the company’s TradeDesk website, a person must first send in a registration request.”The Ticketmaster reselling program stands to be a lucrative move for the company. The company will be able to collect fees on the initial sale of a ticket, and then collect additional fees when the ticket is resold on the secondary market at inflated prices. CBC News obtained a copy of Ticketmaster’s official reseller handbook, which outlined the company’s reward system for scalpers as well as the fees it would charge for re-selling tickets. It also noted that it would reward scalpers who hit specific monetary milestones, such as selling $500,000 or $1 million in annual sales, by reducing the percentage of Ticketmaster’s fees.To read the full report on CBC News, head here.last_img read more

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Vermont promotes fall tourism events

first_imgHead to Vermont’s towns and mountains this fall for a slew of seasonal “Bests.” The state is proud to celebrate harvest season over several weekends packed full of events. Come enjoy crisp mornings with warm cider next to fiery red and orange mountainsides. Customize your trip with family events, Oktoberfests or romantic concerts and dining. Here are some crowd pleasers:  Tunbridge World’s Fair, Tunbridge  September 15, 2011www.tunbridgeworldsfair.com/(link is external)Colors of the Kingdom Festival, St. JohnsburySeptember 17, 2011www.vermont.com/events.cfm?eventId=3258(link is external)Stowe Rotary’s Oktoberfest, StoweSeptember 23, 2011www.stoweoktoberfest.com/(link is external)Vermont Fine Furniture & Woodworking Festival, Woodstock  September 24, 2011www.vermontwoodfestival.org/(link is external) Burke Foliage Festival and the 5th Annual Burke Mountain Music FestivalSeptember 24, 2011http://skiburke.com/main/?p=938(link is external)Pumpkin & Apple Celebration at the Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock  October 1, 2011www.billingsfarm.org/programs-events/special_events/pumpkin_apple.html(link is external)Killington Brewfest, KillingtonOctober 1, 2011www.killington.com/summer/activities/mountain_events/Killington_Brewfest(link is external)Trapp Family Lodge Oktoberfest with the Chad Hollister Band, StoweOctober 1, 2011www.trappfamily.com/activities/special-events(link is external)Green Mountain Foliage Festival at Sugarbush, WarrenOctober 2, 2011www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/greenmountain/htm/greenmountain/links/press/doc…(link is external)Columbus Day Weekend & 50th Anniversary Kick Off, Stratton Mountain ResortOctober 7-9, 2011www.stratton.com/events/columbusday_50thkickoff.htm(link is external)Discover Wine and Food, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, JeffersonvilleOctober 8, 2011www.smuggs.com/pages/universal/press/discoverfoodandwine.php(link is external)Mount Snow Oktoberfest, West DoverOctober 8-9, 2011http://mountsnow.com/events/event-calendar/(link is external)Take Time for Ongoing Foliage Activities:Apples to Ipods: Go apple picking at any of Vermont’s 15 orchards. Find the wooden apple hidden in the trees and win an Ipod. www.applestoipods.com(link is external)Head to the Fields: Corn Mazes are open in Danville, Stowe, Williston, Weybridge, Colchester and many more. The Hathaway Farm in Rutland has dubbed their 12 acres of corny meandering the ‘Celebrate 250 Years’ Corn Maze, honoring the town’s birthday: www.hathawayfarm.com/corn-maze/(link is external). Get Lifted: Foliage chairlift rides are all across the map, at Vermont ski resorts.last_img read more

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“S” is for social

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr These alphabetized tips from Navy Federal Credit Union show how to take social media from an operational check mark to a well-developed business line.by: Aaron PughAt The Financial Brand Forum held this spring in Las Vegas, Michael Toner, the manager of social media at Navy Federal Credit Union ($66.8B, Merrifield, VA) presented on the strategies and best practices that have helped his credit union transition from social media as an experiment to social media as a thriving, measurable business line.Below is a quick, by-the-letter recap of some of Toner’s key takeaways.A is For AcknowledgementIn a time when multi-county, multi-state, or even national memberships are commonplace, the idea of community also needs to evolve and grow in the digital space, Toner told attendees.“Ten percent of households switch financial institutions every year,” he explained, “and 70% of those begin that process by looking at websites, search engines, and social.”B Is For BeginningWhen they began in 2009, Navy’s two-person social team focused primarily on creating audience profiles, segmenting conversations, and measuring brand activities and audience engagement. A few years later, the credit union stepped up that initial investment by increasing its staffing to include seven social media strategists and five social care specialists. continue reading »last_img read more

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