Hale, Wood selected First Team All-WCC

first_imgMay 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local Hale, Wood selected First Team All-WCC FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN BRUNO, Calif.—Juniors Brock Hale and Jordan Wood of BYU baseball were selected to the 13-member All-West Coast Conference First Team.Hale and Wood were the only Cougars named to any of the All-WCC honors announced on Tuesday. These teams and major award winners were voted on solely by the league’s 10 head coaches.Hale, an outfielder from Mesa, Arizona, started all 50 games and topped the WCC in batting average and slugging for most of the season.  Hale led BYU in most offensive categories: .342 batting average, 40 runs, 67 hits, 15 doubles, 8 homers, 31 RBI, 108 total bases, .551 slugging, .425 on-base percentage and 7 of 9 stolen bases.Hale committed only one error in 101 chances, including three assists. He was Rawlings WCC Player of the Week vs. Auburn in the first week of March. He batted .408 in the month of March when he had a slugging average of .789. Hale batted .400 in WCC games only with a .545 slugging percentage.Wood, a right-handed pitcher from Friendswood, Texas, started 13 games and his 2.66 earned run average was fourth best in the WCC.  He posted a 5-4 record with a complete game in an 8-1 win against Omaha when he struck out nine batters.Wood was one batter shy of a complete game last week in the 3-1 win against Pacific in the short contest that lasted one hour and 55 minutes. Wood also registered victories against Gonzaga, San Diego and San Francisco and was the victim of four one-run losses.​ Tags: Baseball/Brock Hale/BYU Cougars/Jordan Wood/WCC Robert Lovell Written bylast_img read more

USA: BIRNS Receives NAVSEA S9320-AM-PRO-020 Certificate

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: NAVSEA View post tag: Naval View post tag: usa Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: BIRNS Receives NAVSEA S9320-AM-PRO-020 Certificate Industry news BIRNS, Inc.’s world-class molding facility is now NAVSEA S9320-AM-PRO-020 certified.  The US Navy’s Submarine Maintenance Engineering, Planning and Procurement (SUBMEPP) department recently awarded the certification to BIRNS for Molding and Inspection Procedures for Fabricating Connector Plugs for Submarine Outboard Cables. An ISO 9001:2008 certified global leader in the design and manufacturing of unique lines of high performance connectors, custom cable assemblies, penetrators and lights, BIRNS is proud to receive the coveted Navy qualification—making it one of only seven such commercial organizations in the country.  As a result, BIRNS is now an approved vendor to fabricate, mold and inspect outboard cable assemblies and components for the Navy.This certification was granted after an extensive audit by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) personnel, during which the BIRNS cable assembly, termination and quality assurance teams demonstrated absolute adherence to the exacting procedure of the NAVSEA Technical Manual. “We are very proud that the BIRNS molding facility received PRO-020 status,” sayrs Eric Bins, President and CEO.  “We’ve been serving the US Navy for more than 50 consecutive years with subsea lighting solutions and extreme depth connectors and cable assemblies, and this certification is a key component of our continued, growing military partnerships.”About BIRNS, Inc.Founded in 1954, BIRNS, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified global leader in the design and manufacturing of high performance lighting and connector systems for deep ocean, marine, military and nuclear power applications.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 18, 2012; Image: Birns View post tag: Certificate USA: BIRNS Receives NAVSEA S9320-AM-PRO-020 Certificate View post tag: S9320-AM-PRO-020 View post tag: receives January 18, 2012 View post tag: BIRNS Share this articlelast_img read more

USS Jason Dunham Pays Visit to Gdynia, Poland

first_img View post tag: USS Jason Dunham View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: poland The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) arrived in Gdynia, Poland, for a scheduled port visit, May 6, 2015.Jason Dunham’s presence in Poland reaffirms to NATO allies that the U.S. Navy shares a commitment to strengthen ties while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the Baltic region.Jason Dunham’s commanding officer is scheduled to meet with military and local officials, including Capt. Grudziński, Deputy Commander of the Polish 3rd Flotilla, Rear Adm. Stanisław Zarychta, Commander of the Polish Maritime Operations Center, and the mayor of Gdynia.Strengthening alliances during the port visit to Gdynia demonstrates the shared commitment the U.S. has toward promoting safety and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance interoperability with its NATO allies and partners.[mappress mapid=”15891″]Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic May 7, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Jason Dunham Pays Visit to Gdynia, Poland Share this article View post tag: Naval USS Jason Dunham Pays Visit to Gdynia, Poland View post tag: europe View post tag: Gdynialast_img read more

Three medals for Dining Services

first_imgHarvard University Dining Services (HUDS) won two silver medals and one gold medal from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) for their work in the areas of waste reduction and overall menu design. The silver medals came for HUDS’ food recovery and donation program in the Sustainability category, and for their Harvard Kennedy School retail café menu. HUDS garnered gold for its undergraduate residential dining menu. The NACUFS awards are part of an annual inter-collegiate competition recognizing excellence in college dining.“I am so proud of our team,” says David Davidson, Managing Director of HUDS. “These awards recognize the work our staff does daily to make a Harvard experience that is fantastically flavorful, but also community-driven and thoughtful.”The annual NACUFS awards program invites schools to submit entries in a range of categories, and awards are given out for gold, silver, bronze and honorable mention based on a rigorous set of scoring criteria. Each entry is judged by a panel of food service professionals. Gold medal winners are eligible for the Grand Prize in each category, given out at NACUFS’ annual conference.“NACUFS awards afford us a chance to look critically, and proudly, at our program,” says Davidson. “It’s a lot of work to enter, but it provides great validation for the hard work we and our colleagues — at Harvard and around the country — are doing to make college dining an outstanding and trend-setting experience.”Harvard’s food recovery and donation program salvages approximately 35,000 pounds of food annually from the dining halls, a component of which is individually packaged meals assembled by student volunteers at Annenberg.The HKS Café, which opened in its new space at 19 Eliot St. after a renovation, features made-to-order pho and pad thai, an American grill and pizza, a salad bar and homemade soups, and two hot food concepts, one focused on lean proteins, vegetables and whole grains, and the other on cultural comfort foods. The undergraduate residential menu features seasonal offerings, sourced locally whenever possible, with 100 different options at every meal, and serves 6,600 undergraduates roughly 2.7 million meals annually.Harvard University Dining Services operates 13 residential dining halls, 15 campus retail cafes, a kosher kitchen and complete catering services.  The country’s oldest collegiate food service operation, HUDS serves approximately 25,000 meals a day.last_img read more

What makes a good leader good?

first_img 134SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The business world isn’t short on leaders. However, an employee may argue that finding the kind of leader that makes you excited to come to work is quite rare.There are certain traits that just about anyone can adopt to become a better leader and boss. Bill Murphy Jr., executive editor of operations for Some Spider and founder of ProGhostwriters.com, provides an excellent list of 27 things “truly exceptional bosses do every day.” His list includes everything from having a sense of humor and being polite to sharing information.The more these traits are practiced, the more they become our genuine defaults. And it is then that we become the kind of leaders that make employees excited to come to work.Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core, lists five signs that test whether a leader truly has leadership skills. (Don’t think employees can’t see through a false demonstration of leadership abilities every now and then.) continue reading »last_img read more

Etam faces £500,000 bill after dropping action against retail agents

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State Palace to check guests’ body temperature following confirmed COVID-19 cases

first_imgThe State Palace has enforced a body temperature check for every guest who enters the palace complex starting Tuesday, as a precaution against the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in the country.Presidential Secretariat deputy head of protocol, press and media Bey Triadi Machmudin said every guest would be checked, including Cabinet ministers and state agency heads. “We will turn away people with a body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius, restricting them from entering the State Palace,” Bey said.Read also: House calls for stronger measures following confirmed COVID-19 cases in IndonesiaThe Jakarta Post observed on Tuesday morning that every guest entering the palace area through an entrance at Jl. Majapahit and Jl. Veteran III had to undergo a temperature check using thermal scanners. The temperature checks are performed by personnel of the Presidential Security Detail.Prior to Tuesday, the State Palace’s guests only had to pass through a metal detector before entering the palace area.Bey added the temperature check would be conducted for two weeks. The policy would be evaluated later, he went on to say.The temperature checks were enforced following President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s announcement on Monday of the first two confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia. The COVID-19 patients are currently receiving treatment in isolation rooms at Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI) in Jakarta. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Lille chief explains why Arsenal have not announced £72m Nicolas Pepe transfer yet

first_imgLille chief explains why Arsenal have not announced £72m Nicolas Pepe transfer yet ADVERTISEMENTLille Director General Ingla has allayed any worries, though, telling a press conference on Thursday: ‘It is normal. There are administrative details.’AdvertisementAdvertisementThe French side’s president, Gerard Lopez, echoed those sentiments last night, explaining to RMC: ‘I think it should be [made official] in the next 24 hours. It is €80m (£72m) fixed. If we pushed this deal out a little bit longer, we could have had five or six offers of the same size.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Through discussions with Nico and his agents, the situation focused on the certain clubs that we wanted to focus on: the two projects that interested the player.’Arsenal are believed to be paying just £20m up front for Pepe this summer, with the rest paid in instalments over the next five years. Advertisement The £72m fee for Pepe will eclipse the £55m Arsenal spent on Aubameyang (Picture: Getty)Pepe – who scored 22 goals and laid on 11 assists in Ligue 1 last season – will become one of the highest earners at the Emirates, taking home around £105,000-a-week.His teammates are as eager as fans for the deal to be announced, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang telling beIN SPORTS: ‘When there are great players like that who are close to signing with a great club like Arsenal… it’s very pleasant to have a player like that. I hope that he signs quickly and that it gets done.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementcenter_img Comment The Ivory Coast star is on the verge of becoming Arsenal’s record signing (Picture: Getty)Lille chief Marc Ingla has played down any fears over Nicolas Pepe’s transfer to Arsenal and says the club have not announced the deal yet because of a few ‘administrative details’.The Ivory Coast international jetted in on Tuesday after Arsenal agreed a club-record £72million fee and he was pictured at London Colney where he underwent a medical and penned personal terms.Footage also emerged of the 24-year-old posing in full Arsenal kit for his unveiling photos, though nearly 48 hours later the deal has still not been rubberstamped.🚨| #AFCArsenal signing, Nicolas Pepe leaked in the home kit🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/x2vzNdk40j— afcSource™ (@afcSource) July 30, 2019 Metro Sport ReporterThursday 1 Aug 2019 1:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShareslast_img read more

United Capital pulls out of deal to acquire Bulgarian pension fund Doverie

first_imgInvestor United Capital has withdrawn its offer to purchase Doverie, the largest pension fund in Bulgaria, according to Peter Hagen, chief executive at Austrian insurance group VIG, the major shareholder in the scheme.VIG’s previous announcement that it planned to sell Doverie to United Capital caused a major uproar in Bulgaria last year.Critics pointed to a lack of transparency behind United Capital’s financing sources, as well as its overall strategy for the pension fund.Attempts by IPE to get any statement from United Capital on the deal have failed regularly in recent months. Today in Vienna, Hagen said: “A withdrawal from the purchase was not covered by the contract, but we will not be forcing anyone to buy Doverie.”He added that, “for now”, VIG planned to hold onto a “very well performing” pension fund that would report a new record profit of €8m for 2013.But Hagen repeated his statement made over a year ago that “pension funds are not part of our core business”.He said VIG would therefore be open to “attractive purchase offers” for Doverie, as well as its share in the VBV, Austria’s largest pension fund.“If there is somebody who wants to buy our share in the Pensionskasse, we will be very willing to negotiate, and our finance department would be very happy,” Hagen said.last_img read more

Private assets drive 6.1% return at Wellcome Trust

first_imgPrivate equity makes up 23.9% of the portfolio.However, the trust’s investment report said it found it increasingly difficult to find new private direct company investments in a world of excess capital.But returns over the past three years have accelerated, and its immature funds – those raised in or after 2010 – are already performing more strongly than its mature funds (raised before 2010).The net multiple on invested capital (MOIC) is 1.64 times for immature, compared with 1.59 times for mature, funds.Technology venture funds, with an MOIC of 2.12 times, now represent almost 40% of the trust’s private fund exposure.The trust said its partners had largely realised the most successful investments made in the last phase of technology disruption, including US-founded social networking companies such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and China-based e-commerce companies such as Alibaba.It continued: “Their next challenge will be to continue to build and then release value in companies in the next stage of disruption, especially in the ‘decacorns’ – the likes of Uber, Airbnb, Palantir and Didi Kuaidi, where strong demand from investors has allowed valuations to expand and permitted these companies to raise new money while remaining private.”However, Eliza Manningham-Buller, the trust’s chair, said global public equity markets struggled in the run-up to a likely interest rate rise in the US.Overall, 48% of the portfolio is invested in public equities.The lion’s share – 34.6% of the overall portfolio – is invested globally.This segment returned only 0.3% over the 12-month period.Meanwhile, gains of 5.4% from developed market equities were offset by negative returns of 6.8% from growth market equities.Property and property-backed assets have now reached a record 12.9% of the portfolio.The trust avoids investing in traditional institutional property assets such as funds, commercial and retail, preferring assets where control can add greater value.This means that, unlike the rest of the portfolio, property assets are dominated by UK interests.Double-digit returns were again recorded in the directly owned property portfolio, as they have been over three, five and 10 years.Investments are evenly divided between residential, which returned 11.1%, and non-residential, returning 12.1%.Meanwhile, hedge funds – 11.8% of the overall portfolio – had a mixed year, with equity long/short funds (which returned 2.7%) outperforming weak stock markets by more than 9%, while distressed debt funds made a 16.3% negative return.Looking ahead, the trust said it expected volatility to rise from multi-year lows in many markets because of the tightening of monetary policy.“Our focus,” it said, “remains on the generation of long-term cash flows in the core of our portfolio, supplemented by optionality in our higher-risk investments rather than on market values.” The Wellcome Trust, the UK’s biggest charity, has reported a 6.1% investment return for the year to 30 September despite what it calls a “difficult” market, with its portfolio increasing in value to £18.3bn (€25.2bn) by end-September.The results take the trust’s annualised returns to 9.8% for the seven years since the start of the global financial crisis in September 2008, and 8.6% over 10 years.Private equity, venture capital and property all made double-digit returns over 2014-15, with each major element of the trust’s portfolio – public equities, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and property – performing strongly over three, five and 10 years, the trust said.The principal source of returns was private assets, with the private equity pool returning 18%, led by the 49% return from venture funds.last_img read more