USU A-Club Expands Membership Opportunities For Former Student-Athlete Organization

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-In a Friday report, the Utah State athletics A-club will now recognize all former student-athletes who contribute $50 or many to the philanthropic funds of Aggies Unlimited.These funds entail Aggies Unlimited, the Big Blue Scholarship Fund, the Merlin Olsen Fund, the Wayne Estes Fund, the Blue A Society, sport gift accounts, endowments and other philanthropic giving funds.Also, contributing to the A-Club fund is still an option and will assist in supporting the program’s operations.Previously, a contribution was required directly to the A-Club for membership.Additionally, former student-athletes, managers, athletic trainers, coaches and spirit squad members can contribute to the fund of their choice and qualify for A-Club membership.2016 USU graduate Sarah Landes, a former Aggies gymnast, will oversee A-Club operations and replaces Jimmy Moore, who retires after 30 years of service to the university. Tags: A-Club/Big Blue Scholarship Fund/Utah State Athletics Written by July 21, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU A-Club Expands Membership Opportunities For Former Student-Athlete Organization Brad Jameslast_img read more

Zero Deposit signs exclusive partnership with Residential Landlords Association

first_imgZero Deposit has signed an exclusive partnership with the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) to be its sole recommended alternative rental deposit product.The company has also revealed that during May it has covered more than 1,750 tenancies and provided £2 million in cover to landlords.Zero Deposit’s guarantee will now be available to the RLA’s 35,000 landlord members to offer their tenants, who pay the equivalent of a week’s rent in return for not having to stump up a full cash deposit.This will include the platform’s claimed advantages over its competitors and traditional deposits. These include speeding up the rental process and offering landlords more protection than a cash deposit. Although the tenant fees ban due to go live tomorrow (1st June) will restrict cash deposits to five weeks’ rent, Zero Deposit’s product offers six weeks’ rent cover.Rental deposit“Since launching in February 2018 our deposit replacement guarantee has proven to be incredibly popular with both landlords and tenants – with several thousand already signed up,” says Jon Notley, co-founder and CEO of Zero Deposit (left).“We also welcome the RLA’s decision to partner with a product that is fully regulated by the FCA, with safeguards in place for both landlords and tenants.“We have recently witnessed other deposit replacement providers enter the marketplace, some of which do not offer the protections of FCA regulation and who are, in our view, opening up this new market to risks of mis selling and ripping customers off.”Read more about Zero Deposit. Residential Landlords Association Jon Notley rental deposit RLA zero deposit June 3, 2019Nigel 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 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 » Zero Deposit signs exclusive partnership with Residential Landlords Association previous nextProducts & ServicesZero Deposit signs exclusive partnership with Residential Landlords AssociationLandmark deal sees Jon Notley’s alternative deposit guarantee offered to RLA’s 35,000 landlord members.Nigel Lewis3rd June 20190541 Viewslast_img read more

USS Jimmy Carter Propulsion Deal Goes to DRS Technologies

first_img View post tag: goes View post tag: deal View post tag: News by topic November 4, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: propulsion Authorities DRS Power & Control Technologies is being awarded a $17,9 million modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the accomplishment of the redesign of the advanced secondary propulsion unit motor controllers for USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23).Work will be performed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is expected to be completed in November 2015.Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $5,031,005 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received.The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Washington, is the contracting activity.[mappress mapid=”14310″]Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: DRS Technologies View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Jimmy Carter Propulsion Deal Goes to DRS Technologies Share this article View post tag: USS Jimmy Carter USS Jimmy Carter Propulsion Deal Goes to DRS Technologieslast_img read more

CASE STUDY – MANTINGA

first_imgNew Petit Forestier customer, Gloucester-based Mantinga, specialises in the supply of a full range of speciality breads and pastries. Many of the company’s products have a distinctly European flavour – such as its Baltic loaves, baguettes and rolls with pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds. The breads and pastries are delivered in frozen format, which enables Mantinga’s customers in the foodservice, retail, hotel and catering trades to have fresh bread at their own convenience. Customers are free to bake small batches as required and can offer their own customers freshly-baked bread at any time of day or night. Next-day deliveriesEnsuring that the products are delivered next day and in a pristine condition is vital to Mantinga’s service quality and demands reliable fridge vans. So the company chose a 3.5 tonne Mercedes Sprinter refrigerated panel van and a 3.5 tonne Mercedes Sprinter refrigerated box van from Petit Forestier on a flexible, three-year contract hire basis. The deal includes local servicing and maintenance on the vehicles and the refrigeration systems throughout the entire contract term. Payment is made on a monthly basis, so there is no capital outlay up front – a benefit for smaller companies with limited cash flow. As a new start-up business, Mantinga was keen to secure the most advantageous and affordable financial terms when acquiring its first refrigerated vehicles, explains Petit Forestier. Vehicle quality, accessibility and overall convenience were also important factors in Mantinga’s choice of supplier, as well as the desire to ensure the very highest level of after-sales support, says the van supplier. Roadside serviceThe Petit Forestier contract includes roadside and on-site support 24 hours a day, as well as extra support with driver training and vehicle familiarisation where required.Steve Mackintosh, managing director for Mantinga says: “Paying for the fridges on a monthly basis means we can budget accurately. The van supplier controls all aspects of vehicle management on our behalf, leaving us free to concentrate on developing our own business. They are a very big company, but we are comfortable with that because it means that their national and local support network is very good. We are about to order more vehicles from them.”Petit Forestier has several clients, both small and large, in the bakery and related sectors, including Ginsters, Délice de France and The Sandwich Factory.last_img read more

News story: Leading business leaders and academics join forces with government to make manufacturing ‘smarter’

first_imgfirst meeting of the Made Smarter Commission includes senior members from Airbus, EEF, BAE Systems and the TUC the commission will drive the boosting of productivity, create more highly-skilled jobs in the manufacturing industry the meeting co-chaired by Business Secretary and Siemens CEO Professor Juergen Maier follows the Made Smarter Review in November 2017 The UK sits in top 10 largest global manufacturing economies and is the fourth largest in the EU. In 2017, manufacturing GVA totalled £186 billion, supporting 2.7 million jobs (with estimates of 5 million across the whole manufacturing value chain) and still accounts for 48% of the UK total exports of goods and services.Commission membersChairs TUC: Frances O’Grady, General Secretary Accenture: Oliver Benzecry, Managing Director Airbus UK: Katherine Bennett OBE, Senior Vice President BAE Systems Plc: Nigel Whitehead CBE, Chief Technology Officer AT Engine Controls: Andrea Hough OBE, Managing Director Jaguar Land Rover Ltd: Grant McPherson, Executive Director (Deputy attending, Graham Jones, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Director) The commission was formed following the launch of the Made Smarter Review that brought together input and recommendations from over 200 stakeholders, including companies such as Rolls Royce, GKN, IBM, and Accenture. The review had substantive input from SME’s as well as academic institutions including the University of Newcastle and the University of Cambridge.The Made Smarter Commission is designed to oversee and take forward a plan for the sector, including how manufacturing will help realise the Grand Challenges, putting the industry at the heart of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy.Stephen Phipson CBE, EEF CEO said: Members Juergen Maier, CEO of Siemens said: The commission is tasked with developing the vision for the future of UK manufacturing and driving the digitalisation of the sector, boosting productivity, creating more highly-skilled jobs and enabling more efficient, cleaner production systems, as part of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy.Mr Clark and Juergen Maier will be joined by 8 women and 9 men from the some of the world’s leading businesses, and trade bodies and academic institutions.Key priorities for the first meeting include discussing the North West pilot for adoption of digital technology by manufacturers in the North West and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund bid for digital manufacturing in development which aims to bring together the UK’s world-leading research with business to meet the major industrial and societal challenges of our time.The commission will also discuss the how the manufacturing industry can be transformed by new techniques such as 3D printing and other innovative uses of digital technologies as well as the need for stronger and more ambitious leadership.Business Secretary Greg Clark said:center_img As a society we face huge challenges and manufacturing is going to play an ever more key role in how we tackle them. The establishment of the commission is a bold step in harnessing the expertise right across our sector and companies right across the spectrum should applaud the government for setting it up. We look forward to helping it play a key role in helping unleash the potential of manufacturing as part of the fourth industrial revolution and a modern industrial strategy. Co-Chair: Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Co-Chair: Prof Juergen Maier, CEO Siemens UK The Made Smarter Commission promises to deliver our core recommendation of driving digitalisation across UK and invigorating industrial strategy. We need now more than ever to unite business, employees and government behind a strategy that boosts industrial productivity and improves living standards We will build on our North West Pilot, and look at how we can scale our efforts up across the country. If we get this right I believe we can kick start a new industrial revolution, that puts digital tech at the centre of economic policy making. Britain has a long and proud manufacturing heritage currently supporting 2.7 million jobs across the country, and through our modern Industrial Strategy we are creating opportunities for UK manufacturing to continue to grow. The increased adoption of digital technologies will bring enormous benefits potentially generating £455 billion over the next 10 years – boosting productivity, creating thousands of new highly skilled jobs and enabling more efficient, cleaner production systems. We need strong partnership between government and industry which is exactly why we have established the Made Smarter Commission. I am proud that leading men and women from industry, business and academia are working with us to turn the ambition into a reality and enable everyone to reap the rewards. EEF: Dame Judith Hackitt, Chair GSK: Regis Simard, President Pharma Supply Chain GE Digital: Deborah Sherry, Chief Commercial Officer Renishaw Plc: William Lee OBE, CEO Royal Academy of Engineering: Dr Hayaatun Sillem, CEO ICW: Margaret Wood MBE, Chair Lambert Engineering: Mike Lewis, Associate Sales Director Confederation of British Industry (CBI): Carolyn Fairbairn, CEO ABB limited: Ian Funnell, CEO Nestle UK and Ireland: Dame Fiona Kendrick, Chair and CEO Rolls Royce Plc: Hamid Mughal OBE, Director for Global Manufacturinglast_img read more

Milestone opening of Subway store

first_imgThe Subway brand has opened its 1,800th store in the UK and Ireland. The newest premises are located in Euro Garages Eye Green Service Station, in Peterborough on the A47.This opening will create 10 new jobs, and is just one of 77 stores to open already this year in the UK.Mike Charest, assistant regional director for Subway Europe said: “The opening of the 1,800th Subway store in the UK and Ireland is a huge achievement. In 2013, we opened 150 stores across the UK and Ireland. This fantastic level of growth is continuing this year, reflecting the strong entrepreneurial spirit of Subway franchisees and our corporate partners.He added: “We are constantly looking for new franchisees to open more stores around the UK and Ireland. The simple operations that are involved in running a Subway franchise and the convenient, portable product offers make it a perfect fit for a variety of locations.”The Subway brand started in Connecticut, USA in 1965, and has now reached a total of 42,000 stores worldwide, according to the company.Euro Garages wants to continue to invest in Subway, and plans to do so with 100 Subway stores by 2016, creating around 700 new jobs.  Ilyas Munshi, commercial director from Euro Garages, added: “Reaching the 1,800 store milestone is clear demonstration of the popularity and, more importantly, the acceptance of the Subway brand by the both franchisees and consumers. For us, Subway is an important brand partner as we actively secure more locations and invest in our existing 180 forecourt estate across the UK.”last_img read more

Twiddle Announces Two-Night New Years Eve Run

first_imgFollowing a successful Tumble Down, with a surprise appearance from United States Senator and 2016 presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, Vermont jammers Twiddle has announced a new pair of New Year’s Eve shows set to take place on Sunday, December, 30th, and Monday, December, 31st, starting at the Paradise Rock Club, and moving to the House of Blues Boston.As the announcement notes, a very limited number of VIP two-day tickets including sound check viewing and meet and greet for the Paradise Rock Club show on 12/30, early-entry for NYE, VIP-exclusive viewing area on NYE, VIP laminate, commemorative pin, and a signed poster, are available for the two-night run now on the ticketing website. Tickets for the shows go on sale to the public on Friday, August 10th, at 10 a.m. (ET). The band makes a special note that only people that have bought a ticket to the NYE show will be emailed a password to purchase tickets to the Paradise Rock Club show on Friday, August, 10th.The newly announced NYE comes on the heels of a heavy fall tour on the road for Twiddle. The four-piece recently announced a Halloween run at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., that falls between Twiddle’s two previously announced late-2018 tours. This includes the band’s own headlining fall tour, which spans from the end of August through the beginning of October, and Twiddle’s stretch of dates supporting SOJA, which will take them down the West Coast and into the South throughout the month of November.For a full list of Twiddle’s upcoming tour dates, or for more information, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Produce Safety.

first_imgThe registration deadline has been extended on a fresh-produce food-safety workshop in Atlanta. The Nov. 14-16 workshop will focus on making fresh fruits and vegetables safer from the farm to the produce shelves.The workshop is called “Developing and Implementing GAPs and GMPs for Evaluating Food Safety for the Fresh Produce Industry.” (GAPs are good agricultural practices, and GMPs are good manufacturing practices.)Originally Oct. 12, the registration deadline has been moved to Nov. 2. Just print out a registration form and fax (706-542-9066) or mail it in.Grower to Packer to ShipperThe program is tailored to the grower, packer, shipper and third-party auditor. University of Georgia scientists and other experts will show how to recognize potential hazards in on-farm, packing and shipping operations. And they’ll show how to develop a food safety plan for the participants’ specific operations.It will all begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Holiday Inn Airport North in Atlanta. It will end at noon on Nov. 16. The registration fee is $475 for United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association members or $525 for nonmembers.For more information, call (706/542-0993), fax (706/542-9066) or e-mail UGA food scientist Bill Hurst.last_img read more

River Therapy

first_imgI was melting.Were it not for the late afternoon breeze, I was sure I’d dissolve into a puddle of my own sweat right there on the side of the road. I could almost hear the rubber on the bottoms of my flip flops sizzling against the asphalt. Heat rose in waves from the blacktop, or was I hallucinating from dehydration?Maybe both.Where did Spring go, I thought as I inflated my Hala stand up paddleboard.My sunglasses slid down my nose. Streaks of sunscreen stung my eyes. In the distance, I could hear the water lapping along the shoreline, taunting me as I cooked in the sun.When the board was inflated, I practically ran to the river’s edge. The SUP slapped the surface of the water. I leaped from the banks, stumbling forward and nearly smacking myself in the eye with a t-grip. After a few wobbly strokes, I cruised out into the current and found my rhythm — stroke, stroke, crossbow stroke, stroke, stroke, crossbow stroke, switch.Soon, the roar of traffic along county road 676 eased into the breeze. It was quiet, save for the slurp of water filling in behind my blade and the chatter of birds in the trees. A blue heron lifted off from a branch above me and gracefully sailed across the reservoir.I stopped paddling and closed my eyes, feeling the wind gently push me along. I took a deep breath.Three words came to mind: this is home.Of course, it’s not really home. I don’t consider Charlottesville, Va., and certainly not the South Fork of the Rivanna River reservoir (where I was currently paddling), home. Even the house where I grew up doesn’t feel like home. It’s where my parents live, it’s in my hometown, but it’s not home.No. After a year of living on the road, I’ve come to realize that home is where the heart is, which is why those three words came to mind as I floated along the still waters of the reservoir.This is home._MG_7708For all of my life, water has brought me peace.As a child, I wandered the 400 acres of pastures and woodlands that surrounded our one-story farmhouse. The property, which was a fully operating thoroughbred racehorse farm at the time, was home to a pond that once provided water to the houses and barns. It now sits dry and empty, like a colossal crater leftover from a meteor. Even as a kid it was never entirely full. Truth be told, it was more of a big mud puddle that sat where a pond once was, but to my youthful imagination, it was a vast sea filled with mythological creatures. I’d go and sit by the pond for hours, catching tadpoles and sinking up to my knees in rich red mud. Sometimes I’d wait in hiding for the farm’s foxes and deer to come to the pond for a drink, imagining that I could talk to them, and they to me.We eventually moved away from the farm, but not away from water altogether.The Shenandoah River was just a few minutes from our new house, and as I grew older, I’d often take the gravel road that paralleled the river on my way to school. I pulled off at the same bend in the road every day just to sit by the river, listening to the gurgle of water tumbling over rock. On weekends, my girlfriends and I would grab our inner tubes and float downstream, tanning and gossiping._MG_7764 Trail Days-33 Trail Days-38In college, the South Fork of the Holston River became my new sanctuary. Where bodies of water in the past had brought me peace and stillness, the class II-III rapids on the South Fork gave me something different — challenge. It was here that I learned to navigate whitewater and hone my kayaking skills. I swam through its benign rapids more often that I care to admit, but it was in that challenge of learning to kayak that I found a different kind of peace. It was one more of acceptance, both for who I was and who I strived to be. The river taught me patience, humility. It taught me that I was stronger than I had lent myself to believe for the past then-19 years.From there, the New River Gorge pushed me even further. I was no longer surrounded by the close-knit family of paddlers I’d amassed in southwestern Virginia. I was on my own, a small fish in a relatively big sea of talented raft guides and class V kayakers. I paddled solo, or “soul boated,” for my first time ever on the New River Gorge. I was scared shitless, but it made me a better boater and a more confident person all-around.My relationship with water has only continued to blossom over the years. From the Upper Yough to the Russell Fork Gorge, I’ve learned that rivers have a lot to teach, if one will simply stop and listen. My love of water has since transcended from a ‘want’ to a ‘need.’That’s why I call it river therapy, because it’s here, on the water, where I feel at home. Whether lake or creek or big volume river, my heart is where the river flows, even if it flows nowhere at all.###Where is home for you? Leave a comment below! I’d love to know where you find peace and beauty and, sometimes, a big ol’ slice of humble pie.last_img read more

Phase I of Exercise Tradewinds 2017 Concludes in Barbados

first_imgBy Sandra Downes/Diálogo June 30, 2017 yes Exercise Tradewinds 2017, a multi-national maritime security and disaster response exercise in the Caribbean, welcomed 18 partner nations to the shores of Barbados in June. Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, Canada, France, Mexico, and the United Kingdom participated in the 2017 edition of the annual U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)-sponsored international exercise. U.S. Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, SOUTHCOM commander, said the United States truly values the strong relationships forged during Tradewinds. “The exercise helps ensure a seamless partnership, and, by cross training with service members from all over the globe, ensures a better response to natural disasters and land and maritime threats, including illicit trafficking in the critical region.” This year’s theme, ‘A Seamless State Partnership for A Secure Region,’ saw Barbados hosting Phase I from June 6th-12th, before the exercise moved to Trinidad and Tobago from June 13th-17th for Phase 2. The exercise focused mainly on interagency cooperation aimed at developing and sustaining the capacity of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states, the Regional Security System (RSS), and regional partner nations to combat transnational crime and provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Colonel Glyne Grannum, chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force, said that the gathering of 800 military and paramilitary personnel and disaster-management practitioners, along with 700 Barbadian volunteers was “indicative of the commitment to this annual exercise and moreover, to ensuring that peace and security prevail in the region and beyond. “We must be prepared to face and conquer any threat against our beloved region,” he added. Why Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago Barbados Defence Force Major Carlos Lovell, who co-coordinated and headed the Exercise Tradewinds secretariat, told Diálogo that Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago were chosen at the end of the 2016 exercise because of the rotation system which is in place among members of the RSS and CARICOM member states. Barbados Coast Guard Lieutenant David Harewood, lead maritime planner for the exercise, explained the event would be developed by telling a story where both Barbados and Trinidad were affected by a common threat. “From Barbados, persons involved in organized crime activities will transition to Trinidad, because a sudden impact disaster will affect the island and drive that group out”, he said. “The idea is for us to be able to take an entire group of persons from Barbados to Trinidad, to help combat crime and render assistance to that country.” All of the scenarios focused primarily on countering transnational organized crime, as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster response, according to Lt. Harewood. “The aim is to enhance regional information sharing, improve maritime interdiction coordination –recognizing that the island states are surrounded more by water than land mass–, and to develop regional training capacity,” he explained. “One important thing was to develop that common understanding between everyone, recognizing that there were different people from different countries, with different ideas about how to do things,” said Belizean Army Captain Zenon Ciego, who was part of the planning team. In practice, however, participants spent the week evacuating residents after a mock mudslide, rescuing persons trapped in a mock cave-in, and residents who were trapped after a mock earthquake occurred in the main city of Bridgetown. The troops also responded to a mass mock casualty at sea where the vessels Jolly Roger and the MC Buccaneer collided, causing an explosion at sea. Forty people were rescued from the water while others who were injured on the vessels awaited medical attention. Additionally, the headquarters of the Black Mumba Liberation (BML) Group, which sought to take over the island, were raided, and soldiers successfully infiltrated and apprehended its members. Phase II As the exercise moved over to the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago, participants were forced to battle another faction of the BML which was also in operation there, along with terrorist situations. “Most of the exercises we did were new to me,” said St. Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard Seaman Josh Hamilton, who was attached to the dive track during Exercise Tradewinds. “We covered different search patterns and new techniques that I will definitely apply to get better results, rather than searching haphazardly,” he said. According to Haitian Police Sergeant Pierre Robinson Feron, “the disaster assimilation was the most impactful, the way they showed us to help people when we have earthquakes.” Sgt. Feron said he looked forward to providing his colleagues back home with as much of the information as possible to share lessons learned. New approach Maj. Lovell was satisfied that the exercise had achieved the objectives laid out during the planning process. “The training objective for disaster management was to exercise and evaluate the national emergency management system in response to a sudden impact disaster,” he said. “The main training objective as it relates to national security was for there to be a successful response by the multinational task force to security threats posed by the transnational organized criminal syndicate.” Part of what made this year’s exercise a resounding success, explained Maj. Lovell, was the new approach, where pre-mission training took place prior to and not during the time allotted for the exercise. “Therefore the capabilities that were developed before were employed extensively during the course of the exercise. The volunteers who role-played during the exercise as casualties increased the realism of the exercise in a way that has not been seen before during Tradewinds.” A third phase comprising a Key Leader Seminar among participant partner nation leaders took place at the end of the practical training exercises to discuss common regional security topics.last_img read more