Snow Basketball Roundup: 3/11

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMen’s BasketballTAYLORSVILLE, Utah-Matt Norman posted 20 points and 5 assists  on 7-11 from the field as the Snow Badgers overpowered Salt Lake Community College 90-76 Thursday in SWAC men’s basketball action. Travis Wagstaff netted 19 points and 7 rebounds in the win for the Badgers. Quincy McGriff’s 20 points led the Bruins in defeat. The Badgers improved to 10-5 and 5-3 in SWAC play. The Bruins dropped to 14-2 and 7-2 in defeat for Salt Lake Community College.Women’s BasketballTAYLORSVILLE, Utah-Japrix Weaver had 20 points on 9-15 from the field and the Snow Badgers edged Salt Lake Community College 68-67 in SWAC women’s basketball action Thursday. Amanata Diakite had 21 points and 8 rebounds on 9-17 from the field. The Badgers improved to 11-3 and 6-2 in SWAC play with the win. The Bruins fell to 11-3  and 6-3 in SWAC play with the defeat. Written bycenter_img March 12, 2021 /Sports News – Local Snow Basketball Roundup: 3/11last_img read more

KBR awarded first commercial license for Vinyl Acetate Monomer Technology

first_imgThe KBR-SDK VAM technology is backed by more than 40 years of know-how accumulated through the safe and stable operation of SDK’s ethylene based VAM unit KBR has been awarded a contract for Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) technology by Shenghong Refining Petrochemical (Lian Yun Gang) . This is the first commercial VAM technology license secured under an alliance agreement between KBR and Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) to commercialize SDK’s VAM technology.Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide License and Basic Engineering Design for a 300 KTA VAM unit to be constructed in Lianyungang, China, as part of an integrated refinery and petrochemical complex.The KBR-SDK VAM technology is backed by more than 40 years of know-how accumulated through the safe and stable operation of SDK’s ethylene based VAM unit at the Oita Petrochemical Complex in Japan.“We are excited that Shenghong has selected KBR-SDK’s VAM technology,” said Doug Kelly, President, KBR Technology Solutions. “This award consolidates KBR’s position as a licensor of specialty chemicals technologies and strengthens our relationship with a key partner in Shenghong.”KBR also provided its phenol/acetone technology to Shenghong in 2019.KBR has more than 50 years of experience in providing technologies, flexible solutions and expertise that petrochemicals operators rely on to produce ethylene, propylene, acetyls, phenolics, vinyls and other specialty products from a variety of feedstocks, safely and efficiently. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Former NFL running back Ahman Green and SNY anchor Larry Ridley…

first_img× BAYONNE – Green Bay Packers running back Ahaman Green and SNY-TV anchor and voice of the video game, Madden NFL ’18, will host a meet and greet autograph signing on Saturday, February 24 from 2 to 3 p.m., at Luxe Auto, 724 Broadway, and from noon to 2 p.m. at Philly Pretzel Factory, at 713 Broadway between 32nd and 33rd streets.The event is free and open to the public. The first five fans will receive a free signed football.Signed portraits of Ahman Green and signed Luxe Auto t-shirts will be available.Fans can also enter to win a free signed copy of Madden ’18.last_img

Your Picks for the Top 10 Broadway Jukebox Musicals

first_imgRock of Ages Jersey Boys American Idiot Movin’ Out All Shook Up Motown the Musical The Boy from Ozcenter_img You just call out the names of these jukebox musicals, and you know wherever we are…we’ll have their songs jangling around in our heads for the foreseeable future. Yes, we admit it: We love jukebox musicals. With Mamma Mia!’s recent final Broadway bow and Jersey Boys gearing up for a major milestone (10 years on the Great White Way!), we just had to ask you to name your top 10 favorite Broadway jukebox musicals on ranking site Culturalist. The results are in: Check below to see which shows came out on top! Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Mamma Mia! Beautiful View Commentslast_img

Are your meetings wasting time?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I often feel like there’s not enough time in the day to accomplish what I set out to do. I’ll go out on a limb and say many of you reading this feel the same. Part of this predicament can be attributed to meetings – they take up a tremendous portion of our time, but how productive are they really?As a leader, it’s our job to create an office culture that sets clear expectations for meetings. Too often they devolve to a safe space for venting frustrations. To ensure our employees are having meaningful conversations, take a look at these four tips from leadership coach Melody Wilding:Unify the room. Clearly state the purpose of the meeting and ensure all who are participating have a reason to be there. Sticking to an agenda will keep the conversation focused, and be sure to stay within the timeframe set. Meetings that go too long disrupt the rest of the day. continue reading »last_img read more

Credit union women find the “Power of I Am” at summit

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data… More than 130 credit union women from five continents engaged with industry experts, thought leaders and one another to learn more about leadership skills, and personal and financial wellness at the Global Women’s Leadership Network’s (GWLN) 2020 Executive Readiness Summit, held Oct. 28-30.Sponsored by  CO-OP Financial Services, PSCU, CUNA Mutual Group and eLeadership Academy™, the Summit attracted a truly international audience for the first time, because it was held through a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“In the past, the Summit was held to address the challenge in identifying women to join the pipeline for open C-suite positions. It was an in-person event focused only on a U.S. audience. This year’s virtual platform provided the opportunity for GWLN members and Sister Society leaders from across the globe to participate as well. Despite the very late hours in their time zones, our international participants stayed on, engaged throughout the Summit and showed their commitment to advancing women in society,” said Lena Giakoumopoulos, GWLN Program Director.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Merrill analysts remain number one

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Business groups oppose omnibus bill delay as mass layoffs loom

first_imgKey business groups have expressed opposition to the decision to delay deliberation of the labor provisions in the omnibus bill on job creation, saying it will create an unfavorable environment for investment amid the increasing risk of a recession.The Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) issued on Monday an official public statement, claiming that without the labor provisions, the bill would reduce the opportunity to attract labor-intensive investment as well as weaken job creation efforts, undermine the dispute mechanism in labor-intensive companies and lead to a lack of flexibility with regard to nonpermanent workers.“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a huge spike in the number of layoffs and furloughs and these are expected to continue to rise until the end of 2020. This situation should push us even more to deliberate the bill, including the labor elements, intensively given that after the pandemic there will be a need for massive job creation for the laid-off workers,” Apindo’s statement reads. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Friday that the government and House of Representatives had agreed to delay deliberation of labor provisions in the omnibus bill, providing time to explore substantial issues and “accommodate inputs from stakeholders”.The decision was a concession to labor unions, which postponed planned mass protests against the bill despite the COVID-19 outbreak. Labor groups fear the omnibus bill will exacerbate existing conditions with up to 5.2 million people at risk of losing their jobs according to government estimates in a worst-case scenario where the economy contracts by 0.4 percent.Read also: Indonesia delays deliberations over labor issues in omnibus bill amid backlashWhile labor groups commended the government for delaying the legislation process, businesses objected to the decision, citing fears of impending waves of layoffs amid the oncoming economic downturn. “It’s true that we should focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19. However, we also have to simultaneously anticipate the skyrocketing number of layoffs by improving our business climate,” Apindo’s deputy chairman Bob Azam told The Jakarta Post.More than 1.2 million workers from 74,439 companies in both the formal and informal sectors have either been told to stay home or have been laid off as a result of the pandemic, according to Manpower Ministry data released in early April.“Right now, the business sector is collapsing. There are a number of companies that have closed their operations and sold their assets, and we cannot continue doing business-as-usual to survive,” Bob said.Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) deputy chairwoman Shinta Kamdani echoed Bob’s statement and underlined the importance of revising the country’s labor legislation in order to woo investors.“We respect the bill’s deliberation process at the House and support consultation efforts with all stakeholders. However, we would like to point to the importance of continuing the labor provisions’ deliberation, which are an integral part of the bill,” she told the Post.Read also: Millions to lose jobs, fall into poverty as Indonesia braces for recessionShinta added that Indonesia’s labor market and regulations must be reformed to improve the country’s global competitiveness, and create an efficient and productive business climate.The Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI), meanwhile, has argued the COVID-19 pandemic makes the omnibus bill even more dangerous as millions of workers are facing layoffs and furloughs.“Of course [the pandemic] made the bill worse. The ‘easy hire-and-fire’ concept could make it easier for companies to lay off their workers,” KSPI spokesperson Kahar S. Cahyono told the Post.“The global economic structure is changing due to the pandemic. Our studies have shown that there is no guarantee that there will be an increase in investment if we lower the bar when investor countries are also focusing on recovering their own economies.”The KSPI expects discussions could be continued objectively with the participation of the public and labor unions in the future when pandemic pressures have eased.Read also: Lawmakers upset over Jokowi’s social media gaffe on job creation omnibus billEconomists, meanwhile, have expressed mixed views on the delay. Perbanas Institute economist Piter Abdullah said the omnibus bill on job creation contained many problematic issues and not only on labor reforms.“The government and the House should delay the deliberations of every provision altogether,” Piter said. “They must first make sure and convince the public that there are no conflicts of interest in any article of the bill.”Topics :last_img read more

Promising young rugby player escapes conviction over bar assault

first_imgNZ Herald 11 January 2016A promising young rugby player with a “glittering career” ahead of him has avoided a conviction for punching a man who was at a bar with the sportsman’s ex-girlfriend.Teariki Ben-Nicholas, 20, made his debut for the New Zealand under-20 team at the Oceania junior champs on the Gold Coast last year. He plays senior club rugby in Wellington, where he is studying law and commerce, and for the Hurricanes under-20 team.Ben-Nicholas admitted a charge of common assault stemming from an incident in October 2014. He was out drinking “after a rugby success” when he learned his ex was at a Wellington bar with her new boyfriend, according to court documents released to NZME.A “slightly intoxicated” Ben-Nicholas went there, approached the other man in the toilets and punched him in the head. He later made a “full and genuine apology” at a restorative justice meeting.At sentencing in the Wellington District Court, Judge Peter Rollo granted an application for a discharge without conviction, saying the consequences of a conviction would be out of proportion to the seriousness of the offence.Police opposed the application for a discharge, arguing that the assault was serious and any effects on travel plans and work as a professional rugby player were not certain.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11571843Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more