Brad James December 10, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Hosts Saint Katherine Tuesday Night Tags: USU Men’s Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Tuesday evening, Utah State men’s basketball (9-1, 2-0 in Mountain West Conference play) hosts NAIA foe Saint Katherine (3-8) of San Marcos, Calif.The No. 25 Aggies are off to their best start since 2012-13 as that season’s squad began 14-1. When ranked by The Associated Press, the Aggies are 65-19 (.774) all-time.Utah State has won 12 consecutive home games, the longest streak in program history since a 32-game winning streak at Logan from 2009-2011.The Aggies are 20-1 (.952) under head coach Craig Smith (37-8, .822 at Utah State; 116-63 [.648] as a collegiate head coach) at home, including 11-0 against non-conference opponents.The selfless Aggies rank 22nd in total assists nationally (161), tying them with Belmont and New Hampshire. They are tied for 11th nationally in win-loss percentage (.909) with Arizona, Duke, Xavier, Delaware and DePaul.They are 8th in rebounding margin nationally per game (+10), 11th in total rebounds per game (42.5) and 15th in total rebounds (425), tying them with Sacred Heart.Utah State also ranks 13th nationally in assist to turnover ratio (1.42) and 24th in free throw percentage (77 percent).The Aggies score 79.9 points per game, ranking them 43rd nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Sam Merrill (17.7 points, 4.9 rebounds per game, a team-best 40 assists), sophomore forward Justin Bean (15 points, a team-best 11.8 rebounds per game, tied for a team-best 12 blocked shots with Polish national, junior center Kuba Karwowski), junior forward Alphonso Anderson (12.2 points, 5.1 rebounds per game) and Portuguese national Diogo Brito (10.9 points, 4.7 rebounds per game, a team-best 21 steals) all score in double figures on average for the Aggies.Saturday, as the Aggies bested Fresno State 77-70 in overtime, sophomore center, Portuguese national Neemias Queta, returned to the lineup. He posted 6 points and 1 rebound in his return to the lineup.Defensively, the Aggies surrender 61.4 points per game, tying them for 39th nationally in scoring defense with Texas State.The Firebirds are coached by Kevin Williamson who is 3-8 (.273) in his first season at the helm.Saint Katherine averages 72.7 points per game. The Firebirds are led by junior guard Zethan Dumpson (13.3 points, 6.5 rebounds per game), junior guard Jared Strate (11.8 points per game, a team-best 20 steals) and senior guard Nygill Carr (11.3 points per game) each of whom score in double figures on average for St. Katherine.The Firebirds surrender 76.8 points per contest. They are led in rebounds by sophomore forward Dalin Stanford (7 rebounds per game). The assists leader is junior forward Gabriel Knight (26 assists on the season) and redshirt junior forward Zane Jowaiszas (a team-best 7 blocked shots).
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Pinterest (“Handcuffs” by Victor, CC BY 2.0) A Florida man was arrested in LaGrange County, Indiana over the weekend after speeding through the county and biting a police officer trying to detain him.Just after 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sep. 27, somebody reported a “suspicious vehicle” near Shipshewana. According to witnesses, someone was driving a white van through somebody else’s yard with all the doors wide open.Police eventually found the van heading east on SR 120 and tried to stop it. The driver, Lawrence Horvath-Cambron, 32, stopped the van and got out, but left the van on. The van then continued forward and went off the roadway.As police tried to arrest Horvath-Cambron, he bit a deputy’s hand before he could be restrained. He was taken to the hospital, where medical professionals said he was experiencing “excited delirium”, a side effect of meth, which he had recently ingested.He faces charges of battery, resisting arrest and reckless driving. Florida man arrested in LaGrange County after allegedly biting officer Facebook IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleIRS sending letters to Hoosiers who may still be eligible for economic impact paymentsNext articleGasbuddy: Pump prices slowly trickle downward in Indiana Network Indiana Twitter WhatsApp By Network Indiana – September 28, 2020 0 290 Google+ Google+ Pinterest Facebook
2017 is here, and with it comes fresh tour dates from bands all over. Today, jam group Aqueous has revealed a full slate of tour dates, adding onto their previously announced schedules with Twiddle and The Disco Biscuits for a major 2017 tour. The full tour schedule sees the band traveling across the country, starting with a show supporting The Disco Biscuits on February 2nd. They’ll head to the Winter Werk Out Festival from there, before heading out through Kansas to Colorado.A number of the tour dates include shows with Twiddle, though a number of them are pure Aqueous headlining affairs. There’s a show with BIG Something in the mix as well, and two hometown throwdowns in Buffalo! They’ll wrap up the tour in New York, NY, supporting Twiddle for two nights at the PlayStation Theater in midtown Manhattan.Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details.Aqueous 2017 Tour Schedule2/2/2017: Philadelphia, PA- The Fillmore (w- Disco Biscuits)2/4/2017: Columbus, OH- Winter Werk Out @ The Bluestone2/7/2017: Lawrence, KS- The Bottleneck2/9/2017: Ft. Collins, CO- Hodi’s Half Note2/10/2017: Boulder, CO- Boulder Theater (w-Twiddle)2/11/2017: Boulder, CO- Boulder Theater (w- Twiddle)2/12/2017: Steamboat Springs, CO- Schmiggity’s2/13/2017: Denver, CO- Larimer Lounge2/15/2017: Omaha, NE- Reverb Lounge2/16/2017: Columbia, MO- Rose Music Hall2/17/2017: St. Louis, MO- The Bootleg @ Atomic Cowboy2/18/2017: Bloomington, IN- The Bluebird2/24/2017: Greensboro, NC- The Blind Tiger (w BIG Something)3/2/2017: Morgantown, WV- 123 Pleasant Street3/3/2017: Cleveland, OH- Beachland Tavern3/4/2017: Buffalo, NY- Town Ballroom (w- Twiddle)3/5/2017: Buffalo, NY- Town Ballroom (w- Twiddle)3/17/2017: Keene, NH- The Colonial Theatre (w- Twiddle)3/18/2017: Keene, NH- The Colonial Theatre (w- Twiddle)3/23/2017: Rochester, NY- Flour City Station3/24/2017: Stroudsburg, PA- Sherman Theater (w- Twiddle)3/25/2017: Washington, DC- 9:30 Club (w- Twiddle)3/31/2017: New York, NY- PlayStation Theater (w- Twiddle)4/1/2017: New York, NY- PlayStation Theater (w- Twiddle)
[H/T Rolling Stone] Now that Thanksgiving has passed, many folks are gearing up for the winter holiday season. For fans of The Flaming Lips, this winter, they can share their love of the band with a new wrapping paper designed by Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne. Coyne’s psychedelic holiday wrapping paper design was created for the Wrap Up Homelessness initiative of The Curbside Chronicle, a newspaper in the band’s hometown of Oklahoma City that employs individuals who are homeless. The design itself is based on the cover art for the band’s recent 2016 LP Oczy Mlody, with subtle changes like the incorporation of a Santa head.Stream The Trippy, New Flaming Lips “Live” Album That Dropped On Record Store DayEarlier in the week, Coyne posted an image of his wrapping paper, which you can check out below. Folks eager to secure the wrapping paper and help out a good cause at the same time can purchase the wrapping paper here.
Wire fraud is not a new crime. Many criminals have engaged in this activity in the past and will continue to do so in the future. But wire fraud has taken a new twist in the age of electronic communication.We have seen hackers spoof emails and send instructions from what appears to be an executive to an administrative assistant or the accounting department with instructions to wire thousands of dollars to a particular account. If the wire is sent, the funds are unlikely to be recovered unless the FBI is notified within a very short period of time. Typically, the financial institution is not liable for the misdirected funds, because its account agreement contains language allowing it to rely on the client’s instructions. On that note, credit unions should review their account agreements with members to ensure they are able to rely upon the instructions given by a member, or that appear to be given by a member.More recently, hackers have begun injecting themselves into transactions, such as real estate and commercial transactions between sellers and buyers. If a hacker is able to obtain the credentials of a lawyer, real estate agent or company inside—and this is not difficult for those who are adept at phishing and social engineering—then the hacker has access to details about the transaction, such as the parties involved, their email addresses and the property or assets to be sold. 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
Qatar has the world’s highest per-capita coronavirus infection rate but one of the lowest death rates, due to extensive testing, a young population and lavish healthcare spending. With 40,702 cases per million since the pandemic began, Qatar is well ahead of next-placed Bahrain, which has seen nearly 29,000 cases per million, and San Marino at just over 21,000.Here is an explanation of why Qatar, home to 2.75 million people, has reported so many positive cases and how it has tackled the public health emergency. What was the testing strategy? Unlike some Gulf countries which have opted for dragnet testing, Doha has zeroed in on groups more vulnerable to infection, including migrant laborers and Qataris returning from overseas.More than one in five residents have now been tested, and at the height of the pandemic, more than one in four of those tests were positive, according to a laboratory source.Luxembourg leads the world testing rankings with 755 per 1,000 people since the pandemic began; Qatar ranks ninth globally with 203. Why is the fatality rate so low?Gas-rich Qatar’s heavy investment in its health system in recent years, coupled with its unusually young population of migrant workers, helped keep its fatality rate among the lowest in the world, authorities and experts say.Just 194 people have died — only 0.17 percent of those infected, according to official statistics.Qatar’s death rate of 67 deaths per million population is the second lowest in the Gulf Cooperation Council bloc, behind only the UAE at 37 per million. By contrast, the US has reported 523 deaths per million.”The reason being they probably have [one of] the best health systems — they are well-equipped and they were well prepared,” Abdinasir Abubakar, from the World Health Organization’s regional office, told AFP.Qatar’s critical care infrastructure also proved resilient, in contrast to some countries where the death rate has been much higher.The Gulf state’s intensive care units reached only 76 percent capacity at the peak of the outbreak, the health ministry said.”A strong history of health sector investment [ensured] everybody who needed hospital care was able to receive it free of charge,” Khal said. “Because of our low threshold for testing, we have identified many more asymptomatic and mild cases of the virus than other countries,” the chair of the National Strategic Group on COVID-19 Abdullatif al-Khal told AFP.But beyond that, Qatar has faced local outbreaks that spread fast because of its reliance on foreign laborers living in cramped, unsanitary conditions, as it transforms the country ahead of the 2022 World Cup.Antoine Flahault, co-director of the Swiss School of Public Health, told AFP that other countries with large populations of migrant workers, including Singapore and other Gulf nations, faced similar spikes in cases.”Singapore had a surge in cases last April which initiated in dormitories of migrant workers with poor levels of sanitation [and] health insurance,” he said.Qatari capital Doha’s outlying Industrial Area, the scene of the country’s first surge of reported cases, was sealed by security forces and flooded with public health teams to contain the outbreak. Officials say strict new rules were brought in to improve hygiene in migrant workers’ quarters. Why does Qatar have the highest per-capita infection rate? Qatar’s health authorities are adamant that their high per-capita infection rate is down to one factor above all: testing.Almost 600,000 people have been tested for the novel coronavirus, over a fifth of the population. Is there risk of a second spike?As of August 20, Qatar’s “R” rate, the number of people each infected person goes on to infect, had dropped to “well below 1 and remains stable,” said Khal.The country has posted new daily infection rates hovering in the 200-range in the past week — but those are far lower than the 2,355 cases reported on May 30.”Qatar has partially lifted some restrictions and we could expect some resurgence,” said the WHO’s Abubakar. “But we expect they will maintain some measures and intensify testing and tracing, and management of cases.”Social distancing rules are enforced in workplaces and public areas, masks are required in shops and when outdoors for reasons other than exercise.Wary of another wave of infections, authorities have take extraordinary measures, even including the public naming of Qataris breaching self-quarantine — something unprecedented in the traditional society. Topics :
96 Dobson Street, Ascot has three out of eight apartments left for sale, starting at $694,000.A BOUTIQUE apartment complex in Ascot is proving a hit with five of the eight apartments sold prior to its official launch.The development on 96 Dobson St, Ascot has eight designer three-bedroom apartments with two of the remaining apartments having their own 100sq m private courtyard.The third remaining apartments sits on the top floor with views to the river and city.Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty agent Tyson Clarke said he chose to take on the selling of this project because it was such as unique find. 96 Dobson Street, AscotGold Coast resident and keen property investor Ian Rissman said he chose to buy into the Dobson St project based on its location and quality.Having already signed tenants, Mr Rissman said being so close to Racecourse Rd and Portside was a drawcard, and having watched it being built over the last 12 months he was impressed with the quality of the build.“I mainly invest in commercial property, so this is my first residential for about ten years,” he said. “I see Brisbane as a growth area and seeing what’s happening in Sydney and Melbourne with the prices down there, I think there’ll be a flow on affect so it’s a good time to get in, especially in a good location like this with so much public transport within walking distance.“I think I’ll probably look at buying another residential property in Brisbane, I think the timing’s right.” 96 Dobson Street, AscotInterstate investor Gregory Romeo agreed, he said he had quite a few properties in Melbourne but felt it was getting to expensive and the yield was a bit ridiculous.“So I thought I’d purchase in Brisbane where there’s a better return,” he said.“This is a long-term investment for me, I want to diversity a bit.”Dobson St is Mr Romeo’s first residential investment in Brisbane, he said he wasn’t really interested in the high-rise complexes, he preferred the smaller complex’s with nice streetscapes. 96 Dobson Street, Ascot“At this stage, if you look on realestate.com.au, there’s not a lot that compares to this for sale,” Mr Clarke said.“There are a lot of big unit complexes that have a reduced level of interest but hard to find something in a blue chip suburb like Ascot, with a big yard out the back.”Mr Clarke said the development was in a great location, close to Racecourse Road and right near Portside and the Hamilton precinct.“I like the way this project was put together, with large outdoor courtyards that are really rare around this area, it’s something unique in this area and interest in the courtyard apartments has predominantly been by homeowners,” Mr Clarke said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour ago“The outdoor area is huge, over 100sq m of outdoor area!”
Specialist fiduciary management provider SEI has called for investment consultants to be required to sell or ring-fence their fiduciary management services to combat conflicts of interest. Keating, while impressed by the FCA’s work overall, said the report fell just shy of getting to the heart of how the business model of the asset management industry needed to change.“They did miss one big opportunity,” he said. “They almost got there but not quite.”He said the FCA had found that some fund managers underperform considerably but do not appear to get terminated, and that, for him, “the real [issue] is that the relative game will get more and more pressured by passive players”.Describing the asset management industry as “a relative game about divisions of a fixed-sum pie”, Keating said this explained why it was “virtually impossible to maintain a leading position”.He said investment managers needed to be more pro-active than they have been.“They have to start looking at working with their investee companies,” he said, adding that pension investors with in-house managers, such as the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Australian Super, were the “furthest advanced” along the lines of that business model.“That idea is where the future of the fund management industry has to lie,” he said.Greater disclosure of costs and fees in the fund management industry will only exacerbate the trend towards passive, he said, “so the smarter fund managers will move away from that business model of trying to outcompete their neighbour and go elsewhere”.Keating has elsewhere referred to the model he proposes as a co-operative, collaborative model of direct involvement, where fund managers, as per the descriptor, “co-operate and collaborate with their investee companies to improve the long-term performance of those companies – and with that, their own value and investment performance”.The approach Keating described is said to have echoes of one adopted by some large European pension investors in recent years, to the extent that it has parallels with a shift to more concentrated equity portfolios based on higher-conviction active investing.The UK’s Universities Superannuation Scheme is moving in this direction, for example.Where the FCA “didn’t do anywhere near enough”, Keating said, was on “systematic efforts” to misrepresent fund management performance.“They have been quite remarkable at defending their turf, and truth doesn’t necessarily have to enter their defences,” he said.Keating strongly criticised a report by the Investment Association earlier this summer in which the industry body hit back at claims of high hidden fees charged by fund managers. The FCA has proposed an “all-in fee” for investment funds in addition to other requirements on asset managers to demonstrate value for money to investors.Keating said he thought the all-in fee was a good idea.“What we really do have to see is transparency,” he said. The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) delivered an impressive study on the asset management market, asking “serious questions” about investment consultants and fiduciary management, according to Con Keating, head of research at BrightonRock, an insurance company for pension schemes.Keating said the FCA delivered “a very good piece of work”, including with respect to how “they went after investment consultants” and touched on the “very important point” that the quality of their advice has never been able to be measured.He said the FCA’s report “asks some really serious questions” about investment consultants’ move into fund management via fiduciary management and that there was “a very very strong case” to be made that these should be separated.“Either you’re an investment consultant or a fund manager, but you cannot be both,” he said. “I really do think there should be a clear division between fund management and consultancy services.”
Everton defender Leighton Baines is looking forward to a pain-free second half of the season after returning from two ankle operations. Press Association “Getting on in a couple of games was good psychologically and it was good just to be in and around the first team again. “It had been a long time. Seven months is a long time to be out and so there are going to be little ups and down and I can’t expect to be perfect at the moment but I am really happy with where I am at. “Hopefully there will be more opportunities to tick more boxes and get more minutes and that one on Saturday was a big one for me getting 90 minutes, it was a full game and required me to manage myself through that.” Another player trying to remain optimistic is forward Steven Naismith, who has not featured in a league match since he was hauled off at half-time of the 3-0 defeat by Manchester United. Everton rejected a bid from Norwich late in the summer and there is a possibility he will move on when the window reopens in January but the Scotland international still hopes he has a part to play at Goodison Park. “I’ll speak to the manager and see where we’re at but I am just focused on the Christmas run, there are so many games and it might be the chance I need,” Naismith told the Liverpool Echo. “Come the middle of January I may have played every game since and it’s no longer being talked about. “I have learnt in football than things can change in an instant. “After my first season at Everton, I was being written off and people didn’t think I was worth my place in the squad. “But a year later I was playing well and played nearly every game throughout the season, so football is so fickle and can change so quickly.” The 31-year-old played his first 90 minutes since May in the weekend’s 1-1 draw at Norwich and having got through that test he is now focused on the future. “This last 10 days or so I’ve felt great, everything I’ve done there has been no reaction and I’m close to being pain-free. I’m in a positive place,” said the England defender after a game for the Under-21s and two substitute appearances for the first team helped his comeback from surgery.