wdstock/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — New York City officials are trying to use social media to track down the culprits behind an illegal pop-up party on an MTA bus.Social media users documented the wild party on video, capturing dozens of people as they took over the bus at around 4 a.m. Sunday in the borough of Queens. The horde descended on MTA bus #7239 as the driver took it out of the Grand Avenue Depot, according to the MTA. The bus was impeded by double-parked cars when the crowd rushed past the bus operator as he tried to stop them.Dozens swarmed onto the bus for about 30 minutes of partying, smoking and dancing. Several partygoers got naked as others twerked in the background, all in defiance of the MTA’s mask requirements and social distancing orders.By the time a supervisor arrived within 30 minutes, the crowd had run off, the MTA said.MTA officials said the group “violated multiple health and safety laws” and put the bus operator at risk, according to a statement.“That rambunctious crowd put the bus operator and themselves at risk when they violated multiple health and safety laws and rules by taking over a bus for mask-less smoking and lewd activities without regard to social distancing,” the statement said. “An internal review is underway and the bus was later fully disinfected.”The driver was not injured and the bus sustained no property damage.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Engel also started 52 of 53 games this season for Dixie State, batting .385 and posting a team-high 14 home runs and 52 RBI. Tags: All-American/CoSIDA/Dixie State Baseball/Google Cloud/Jake Engel/Pacific-West Conference/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Brad James Engel has a 3.57 GPA in business administration and earned first team all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honors this past season. The native of Tucson, Ariz. next advances to the All-American ballot for this award. Written by He added 72 total-base hits (eight doubles and three triples) and scored 56 runs. Engel hit safely in 42 of 53 games this season and collected one hit in 27 of 32 RMAC games for Dixie State. When the Trailblazers belonged to the Pacific West Conference, he was a two-time academic All-American in that league. May 13, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Baseball’s Jake Engel Named To Google/CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 Team FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Monday, Dixie State junior first baseman/outfielder Jake Engel was named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic Division II All-District 6 baseball team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW ORLEANS) — Advocates for victims and survivors of sexual assault rallied outside the New Orleans Saints’ practice facility Wednesday and demanded the NFL team come clean about the PR advice it had provided the New Orleans Archdiocese over Catholic priests suspected of abuse.Attorneys representing two dozen anonymous victims in a suit against the archdiocese said last week that they found documents that indicated the Saints’ communications team worked with the diocese to help with its messaging about the sex abuse scandal.Members of the church advocacy group “Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,” or SNAP, held up homemade signs outside the team’s Metairie, Louisiana, facility and demanded they release the reported 300 email conversations.“If they don’t have anything to hide, then they should release all of the emails to the attorneys,” New Orleans SNAP leader Kevin Bourgeois said at a press conference Wednesday.A spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of New Orleans declined to comment citing the ongoing litigation.The Saints released a statement to ABC News saying the archdiocese reached out to them for help on media matters before the church released a list in November 2018 of clergy members accused of sexually abusing a minor.“The advice was simple and never wavering. Be direct, open and fully transparent, while making sure that all law enforcement agencies were alerted,” the emailed statement read.The team’s representatives added that it supports the victims and they “remain offended, disappointed and repulsed by the actions of certain past clergy.” The representatives said they have not asked for the emails to be withheld in the current court case.“Until the documents are admitted into evidence at a public trial or hearing in the context of relevant testimony by persons having knowledge of the documents and the events to which they pertain, the use of the documents should be limited to the parties to the case and their attorneys,” the Saints said in its statement.Bourgeois, who says he is a survivor of clergy abuse, said he and other victims feel that they are up against tougher obstacles for justice when they see the church allying with big corporations.“We are standing together for survivors and sending a strong message to them,” he said.The Saints said it has reached out to SNAP and other victims’ groups and invited them to meet to discuss the matter. Bourgeois said he looked forward to voicing his concern to the team in person. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. January 30, 2020 /Sports News – National Sex abuse victims, advocates urge Saints to explain PR advice given to archdiocese
The recently-renamed Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG ) does not expect the letting fees ban to come into force until Spring 2019, it has confirmed.In written evidence made this week to both the Select Committee hearings that scrutinised the draft legislation, and to the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS), MHCLG has revealed that it will be at least 15 months before letting agents and landlords will no longer be able to charge fees to tenants.Introduced by Sajid Javid in November last year, the draft legislation was given a thorough savaging by experts during the hearing on Monday and will now go to a third reading in the House of Commons before moving to the Lords.letting fees banMPs were told at the hearing by experts from Shelter and the University of York’s Centre for Housing Policy that a letting fees ban could easily lead to higher rents as banned fees were added by landlords to the rent over the length of each tenancy, and also reduce the quality of rented accommodation as landlords tightened their purse strings.“We’re pleased to see more clarity on the timetable for implementation of the ban – it’s much needed for our industry and something NALS has long called for,” says Isobel Thomson, CEO of NALS (pictured, left).“While the Bill aims to create a fairer and safer PRS for all, NALS doesn’t believe this will deliver what the government aspires to and risks doing real damage to the PRS.“NALS urges [the] government to use this time to fully assess the impact of the Bill. It is crucial that government look again at the proposals and consider tenant fees in a broader, coherent framework of regulation for the PRS.To add your name to petition the Government to reconsider the Tenants’ Fees Bill follow this link https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/206569 letting fees ban National Approved Letting Scheme NALS Ministry of Housing Isobel Thomson Savid Javid Communities & Local Government tenants’ fees ban fees ban January 10, 2018Nigel LewisOne commentPhil Mcgrath, Smoothmoves Nottingham Smoothmoves Nottingham 11th January 2018 at 1:04 pmIts so easy to resolve.Just have a fixed nominal tenant fee where agents can cover their referencing and credit checking costs and then there is no reason to increase rents. Then the Countrywide type corporates cant carry on charging their exhorbitant fees which is why we are in this situation in the first place.SimplesLog in to ReplyWhat’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 2021 Home » News » Letting fees ban will NOT become law until at least Spring 2019 previous nextRegulation & LawLetting fees ban will NOT become law until at least Spring 2019Sajid Javid’s newly renamed Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) reveals the ban is some way off.Nigel Lewis10th January 20181 Comment22,435 Views
Russell Finex (stand J130) will feature two new units that complement its range of powder sieves and liquid filters.The Russell 3in1 Sieving Station has been engineered to include a fully integrated screw conveyor. By combining the screening and movement of powders the process is simplified, removing double-handling and increasing productivity.The stand-alone 3in1 combines three features designed to aid good manufacturing practice: a low-level sack-tip platform with dust hood and integrated dust extraction system; a Russell Compact 600 Sieve; and a magnetic trap. These sieve and remove impurities from the bagged ingredients while protecting operatives from the potential health hazards caused by dust inhalation.The integrated and fully enclosed conveyor moves material through a hygiene break or onto the next processing stage without the use of collection bins or wheeled containers. Russell Finex will also be exhibiting its new 502 Eco Filter – the latest addition to its range of Eco Self Cleaning Filters. The 502 model has been re-engineered to provide greater benefits to liquid food processors. It eliminates contamination from liquids in a clean and simple fashion without the mess and environmental impact
Wynton Marsalis continues his two-year lecture series at Harvard with an exploration of root styles of American music in Sanders Theatre on Feb. 6. Currently the artistic director of jazz at Lincoln Center, Marsalis is an accomplished musician, composer, bandleader, and educator who has made the promotion of jazz and cultural literacy his hallmark cause.Marsalis’ third lecture, “Meet Me at the Crossroad,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. and include musical illustrations by acclaimed musicians, including Doug Wamble (guitar and vocals), Herlin Riley (drums), Houston Person (tenor sax), Lucky Peterson (organ and piano), Reginald Veal (bass), and Brianna Thomas (vocals).“The blues, American folk music, gospel, American popular song, hillbilly, bluegrass, country western, and jazz are root styles of our national music,” Marsalis said. “This lecture will identify the similarities and differences of those roots, and explain why they are musically compatible.”In addition to his lecture-performance, Marsalis will spend the following day on the Harvard campus, appearing in a panel on “Educating for Moral Agency and Engaged Citizenship” held at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and co-hosted by the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Later that day he will participate in a discussion at Harvard’s new Innovation Lab to talk about the artist as entrepreneur.Marsalis launched his lecture series last April before a sold-out house with “Music as Metaphor,” a two-hour journey through the history of American music, punctuated with performances by renowned bluegrass and jazz musicians. He returned to campus in September with a team of dancers for his second lecture, “The Double Crossing of a Pair of Heels: The Dynamics of Social Dance and American Popular Musics,” which traced the evolution of American social dance from the Charleston to the fox trot and the tango to the twist.“Marsalis’ prior lectures have illustrated vividly the ways in which the arts have intertwined with the history and culture of our country,” Harvard President Drew Faust said. “Just as importantly, they have acted as catalysts for activity on our campus, prompting class discussions, inspiring study, and elevating the arts across campus. I look forward to hearing him again next month.”In addition to his lectures, Marsalis has engaged in dialogue with students across the University and throughout the community, teaching a master class and holding a question-and-answer session with students from Harvard and local public high schools.Marsalis’ lecture is one of several arts events taking place throughout the year as part of Harvard’s 375th anniversary celebration. The Marsalis lecture series highlights the University’s focus on the arts since a 2008 presidential task force called for increasing the presence of the arts on campus.A native of New Orleans, Marsalis is one of the nation’s most highly decorated cultural figures. In addition to winning nine Grammy awards, he was the first jazz musician to receive the Pulitzer Prize for music. His international accolades include an honorary membership in Britain’s Royal Academy of Music, the highest decoration for a non-British citizen, and the insignia of chevalier of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest distinction. He has more than 70 albums to his credit, which have sold more than 7 million copies. Marsalis is also the first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full spectrum of jazz: from its New Orleans roots to bebop and modern jazz. By creating and performing an expansive range of new music for everything from quartets to big bands, chamber music ensembles to symphony orchestras, and tap dance to ballet, Marsalis has expanded the vocabulary of jazz and created a vital body of work that places him among the world’s finest musicians and composers. He was recently named a CBS News Cultural Correspondent. Harvard awarded him an honorary doctorate in music in 2009.Tickets for Marsalis’ lecture at Sanders will be free. They will become available for the Harvard community Jan. 26 and for the public Jan. 27. For information on obtaining tickets.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享KUT:For the first time ever, wind has surpassed coal as an energy source in Texas. Data released this month by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas shows wind created 22 percent of the electricity used in the first half of the year, edging out coal by 1%.Texas is the largest consumer of coal in the country, according to the Energy Information Administration. But cheap natural gas and renewable energy prices are biting into coal’s market share.Natural gas still continues to produce more electricity than any other source, at 38%. Solar energy accounts for about 1% of electricity here. Daniel Cohan, a civil and environmental engineering professor at Rice University, said that number could slowly tick up.“For several years in a row now, we’ve had almost a doubling of the amount of solar farms in Texas,” he said. “And it looks like we’re set to have a few more doublings ahead. So, Texas is really becoming one of the growth areas for solar after a very slow start.”“It still remains to be seen whether [wind] surpasses coal for the entire year,” he said. July and August are typically the biggest months for coal generation, and coal could pull ahead. “But, so far, it just illustrates the big transition that we’re having away from coal and toward wind power,” he said.More: Texas has generated more electricity from wind than coal so far this year Wind generation tops coal in Texas for first six months of 2019
This Carolina roots rock band thrives on the road…Just looking at the tour schedule of Big Daddy Love is exhausting. The North Carolina-based roots rock crew hits the road with reckless abandon, typically playing shows in front of growing crowds four or five nights a week.Since forming in 2009, the group has been turning heads at festivals and underground music haunts in the Southeast. An energetic sound the band self-dubbed “Appalachian Rock” mingles gritty electric blues guitar licks with mountain-bred banjo rolls. It’s an Americana amalgamation that can move in a number of versatile directions: the airy newgrass of Carolina favorites Acoustic Syndicate, the gonzo punch of Colorado slam-grassers Leftover Salmon, or even a distorted Southern-flavored blitz in the vein of the Allman Brothers Band.When the band first emerged, there was immediate success, including a win at FloydFest’s “Under the Radar” contest in 2010, but a line-up shuffle threatened to thwart the early momentum.In the past two years, though, the band—formed in Sparta but now primarily calling Winston-Salem home—has solidified a new roster, adding guitarist and songwriter Scott Moss, as well as drummer Scotty Lewis, who joined founding banjo player Brian Swenk, bassist Ashley Sutton, and guitarist Joe Recchio. Things are back on track.“We’ve really started finding the pocket with each other,” said Swenk. “The playing is as good as anything we’ve ever known.”The songbook and hearty vocals of Moss, who replaced original lead singer Daniel Smith in 2012, has particularly given the band a revived spark.“His songwriting is growing with our comfort level and all of us are willing to try new things,” Swenk continued. “We’re not relying on bluegrass as much as we used to. We’re incorporating some country rockers and blues songs—finding different grooves.”On last year’s live album, Live at Ziggy’s, the band harnessed the seasoned precision of its 200-shows-a-year touring ethic into an impressive sampling of its dynamic performances. Fist-pumping originals including opener “Nashville Flood” mix with twangy takes on interesting covers like Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street.”More fresh material is on the way. Earlier this year the band recorded a new album at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, N.Y. The upcoming effort could be released as early as this summer on the small North Carolina label Little King Records, which put out Syndicate’s early albums. As the first studio output with the new line-up, the Big Daddy Love band members decided to call the album This Time Around, named after a song Moss brought to the table late in the recording session. “As soon as we heard the phrase, we realized it fit us on so many levels,” Swenk said.Before the album surfaces, the band will continue traversing the country, earning more fans one show at a time. The group has found support in the Northeast and Rocky Mountains, but in June the tour docket lists familiar cities in the South: Wilmington, Savannah, Charleston, and Johnson City.“It’s fun to find the little pockets of coolness where people really appreciate us coming,” Swenk said. “We’re discovering a lot of brand new favorite places, many that are unexpected small towns. We’d much rather play for a smaller crowd that appreciates every note than a bigger crowd that’s just there for the bar scene.”
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Stronger togetherWhile COVID-19 patients and suspected carriers have often been stigmatized, some residents of Central Jakarta have reached out to help three siblings in their neighborhood who were left without their parents as a result of COVID-19.The siblings were left alone after their mother was quarantined by health authorities in the wake of her husband’s death and burial according to COVID-19 safety protocols.Meanwhile, some Jakartans have decided not to participate in mudik to protect their loved ones in their hometowns. Members of the LGBT community in Manado, North Sulawesi, raised funds and distributed aid to elderly people and others affected by the outbreak.Read also: Video: A Ramadan like never beforeA friend in need is friend indeedForeign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said Indonesia had received US$3 million and medical supplies from the United States for COVID-19 relief. US President Donald Trump also promised President Jokowi that he would send ventilators once the equipment was ready.South Korea sent polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing kits to Indonesia as part of the country’s US$500,000 in-kind grant to help Indonesia battle the outbreak.More local initiatives to support the treatment of COVID-19 patients and expedite COVID-19 testingAs a greater number of ventilators has become necessary to treat COVID-19 patients, the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and the Padjadjaran University Medical School in West Java have worked together to produce the equipment. A new batch of ventilators is expected to ship soon as they have met the Health Ministry’s general safety criteria.Diponegoro National Hospital in Semarang, Central Java, launched the first drive-through PCR testing location for COVID-19 in Central Java – allowing people to have samples taken and tested without getting out of their vehicles.Researchers at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta created a swab chamber to protect medical workers taking samples from patients to help lessen the adverse effects of the shortage of personal protection equipment (PPE).Read also: Staying positive: A roundup of good COVID-19-related newsLight at the end of the tunnelBecause the government has banned this year’s mudik and imposed large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in some regions, the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) has predicted the outbreak will end in June. The association considers the policies sufficient to break the chain of transmission in the country.A bright future for the country’s economy may also be on the horizon as surveys have shown that more than half of Indonesians are optimistic about the economy’s outlook and expect to spend more after the pandemic.The outbreak may also provide an opportunity for certain business to flourish.As patients recover, the Earth does tooAs Jakartans have been trying to stay home, the capital has seen clearer skies. Even nearby mountains have become visible from the city. Authorities have reported that the air quality has improved since the policy was imposed in late March.The outbreak has reignited calls to stop the wildlife trade, which has been a hotbed of zoonotic disease transmission, including in Indonesia. Environmental authorities have also been working around the clock during the pandemic to preserve Indonesia’s biodiversity.Topics : It has been almost two months since President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced the first COVID-19 cases in the country, which has since been gripped by fear as the outbreak continues to grow.A collective sigh of relief was heard throughout the archipelago when the government decided to ban this year’s Idul Fitri tradition of mudik (exodus) to curb the transmission of the disease.That was not the only good news this week. The Jakarta Post has compiled some additional positive stories to provide a dose of optimism amid the outbreak: