BYU Football Hosts Fellow Independent Liberty Saturday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Saturday, resurgent BYU football (4-4), fresh off of successive wins over Boise State and Utah State, returns to action at LaVell Edwards Stadium against fellow FBS independent program, Liberty (6-3).The Cougars rank 88th nationally in scoring offense (25.5 points per game).During his weekly press conference Monday, BYU head coach Kalani Sitake said he is primarily concerned with the health of freshman signal-caller Jaren Hall, who suffered a concussion in the 42-14 win over Utah State Saturday.In his stead, freshman signal-caller Baylor Romney continued to excel, completing 10 of 16 passes for 191 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Aggies in the second half.Prior to his concussion, Hall had completed 12 of 16 passes for 214 yards for the Cougars, who amassed 639 yards of offense against Utah State.If called upon, Romney has proved his worth for BYU this season. He is completing 59.6 percent of his passes (31-52) for 485 yards, four touchdowns and an interception.Also emerging for the Cougars is sophomore tailback Lopini Katoa (45 car, 202 yards, 2 TD’s).The Cougars’ primary receiving target remains junior tight end Matt Bushman (28 rec, 398 yards, 3 TD’s).The leader among receivers for BYU in receiving targets is senior wide-out Aleva Hifo (28 rec, 344 yards, 2 TD’s).Sophomore kicker/punter Jake Oldroyd has made 13 of his 18 field goals on the season and 19 of his 20 PAT attempts for the Cougars.BYU’s defense is tied for 65th nationally (27.8 points per game) with Temple.Freshman linebacker Payton Wilgar has three interceptions to lead the squad. Sophomore defensive lineman Lorenzo Fauatea (2 sacks, forced fumble) leads the Cougars in sacks. Fauatea, junior linebacker Kavika Fonua, sophomore linebacker Chaz Ah You, freshman linebacker Tyler Allgeier, senior defensive lineman JJ Nwigwe and senior defensive back Austin Kafentzis all have a forced fumble for the Cougars.The Flames are coming off a 63-21 rout of Massachusetts which saw the Flames amass a school-record 730 yards against the Minutemen.Liberty ranks 38th nationally in scoring offense (33.8 points per game).Senior signal-caller Stephen Calvert completes 61.7 percent of his passes on the season (174-282) for 2,638 yards (6th nationally), 20 touchdowns (tied for 15th nationally) and three interceptions.Junior tailback Joshua Mack (94 car, 599 yards, 5 TD’s; a 16th best in the nation 6.4 yards per carry) and senior running mate Frankie Hickson (105 car, 558 yards, 7 TD’s; 5.3 yards per carry) bolster a strong running game.Calvert’s top receivers are senior wide-out Antonio Gandy-Golden (54 rec, 1,082 yards [2nd in the nation], 7 TD’s for 20 yards per catch [18th in the nation]) and junior wide-out DJ Stubbs (26 rec, 348 yards, 3 TD’s).Junior kicker Alex Probert has made 6 of his 9 field goal attempts and 38 of his 39 PAT’s on the season for the high-octane Flames.Liberty ranks 58th nationally (26.1 points per game) in scoring defense.The Flames are tied for 22nd nationally, with Navy and Charlotte, with 27 sacks. Liberty’s leading sacker is redshirt senior defensive lineman Jessie Lemonier (8.5 sacks) who ranks 11th nationally. Lemonier also has a forced fumble to his credit.Redshirt junior safety Ceneca Espinoza Jr. has two interceptions and a forced fumble to lead the Flames in interceptions.Sophomore defensive lineman Austin Lewis, freshman defensive lineman TreShaun Clark, freshman cornerback Tayvion Land, redshirt freshman linebacker Tyren Dupree and redshirt senior safety Rion Davis also have a forced fumble apiece for the Flames.The Cougars and Flames are meeting for the first time in their respective histories, making this a historic game. Written by Brad James November 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Football Hosts Fellow Independent Liberty Saturday Tags: BYU Football/Liberty Footballlast_img read more

Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners Agenda For January 28, 2020

first_imgPetitioner: Daylight Elevator, LLCAddress: 12501 N Green River RoadRequest: Change from C-4 & Ag to C-4 with a Use and Development Commitment2020 Road HearingAdjournmentFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare AGENDA Of The Vanderburgh County Of The Board of CommissionersJanuary 28, 2020, At 3:00 pm, In Room 301Call to OrderAttendancePledge of AllegianceAction Items County Clerk: Permission to Open Proposals for E-Poll BooksSuperior Court: CASA Contract RenewalOld National Events Plaza: Harding, Shymanski & Company, PSC Engagement LetterCounty Auditor: Professional Services Agreement with Midwest Behavioral Health, LLCBoard AppointmentsAlternative Services Concepts, LLC Claims AgreementComputer Services: Corvus Application for Cyber Liability InsuranceFinal Reading of CO.01-20-002:Pool Permit Fee ChangesHealth Department:Assistant Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Contract with Savannah KernsRequest to Carry Over Vacation Time for P. Hoffman Public CommentRezoningFinal Reading of Rezoning Ordinance VC-1-2020 Petitioner: Flanders, BE, LLCAddress: 8230 Burch Park DriveRequest: Change from M-2 to M-1center_img First Reading of Rezoning Ordinance VC-2-2020 Department Head ReportsNew BusinessOld BusinessConsent ItemsApproval of January 14, 2020 Meeting MinutesEmployment Changes County Auditor: Claims Voucher Reports: 1/13/2020-1/17/2020 and 1/20/2020-1/24/2020County Clerk: December 2019 Monthly ReportCounty Treasurer: December 2019 Monthly ReportWeights and Measures Monthly Report Dec. 16 to Jan. 15County Engineer: Department Reports and ClaimsTorsion Group Corp. Letter of AssistanceSheriff: Road Closure RequestUSI Run Into Madness 7KUSI Spring Into Fitness 10Klast_img read more

Ocean City Gets a Clean Audit

first_imgCity Hall in Ocean CityMichael Garcia of Ford-Scott & Associates reported on Aug. 14 that the City of Ocean City had received a “clean audit” for the 2013 fiscal year with no corrective findings or recommendations.One net effect, Garcia said, is that “bond investors think highly of Ocean City.”He noted a 2.25 percent interest rate on recent borrowing.“You should be very happy with that,” Garcia said.Garcia praised the city’s $5.8 million fund balance, up almost $1.2 million from the prior year. He said Ocean City does not over-rely on its reserves to balance its budget. He also noted the city’s tax collection rate of over 99 percent.In a recent letter to citizens, Mayor Jay Gillian said the 2.25 percent interest rate helped create “an overall savings to the city’s debt service appropriations in the next several operating budgets, and an increased capacity to potentially add more projects to our already aggressive capital plan.Audits of municipal finances and financial practices are required to be performed annually by independent professionals.last_img read more

South Bend Firefighter killed in motorcycle/car crash in Mishawaka

first_img Google+ Twitter Google+ By Jon Zimney – August 5, 2020 0 690 WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp South Bend Firefighter killed in motorcycle/car crash in Mishawaka (Photo supplied/ABC 57) A longtime South Bend firefighter was killed in a motorcycle-vehicle crash in Mishawaka.(Photo supplied/South Bend Fire Department)The collision happened shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 10th and Union Streets.The operator of the motorcycle is identified as 41-year-old Jeremy Bush of Mishawaka.Bush’s 15-year-old son was riding on the motorcycle and was taken to the hospital for treatment.Bush served with the South Bend Fire Department since 2000.The following information was sent to 95.3 MNC from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office: Today shortly before 2:00 p.m., police were called to the intersection of 10th Street and Union Street in Mishawaka, Indiana, in reference to a motor vehicle crash. At the intersection there was a motorcycle-vehicle crash with a KawasakiMotorcycle and a black Dodge Charger.According to initial information, the Charger was driving westbound on 10th Street andhad just come to a stop at a stop sign at Union Street. Union Street has two lanes thattravel northbound and two lanes that travel southbound, with no turn lane in the middle.At this time, the Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling southbound in the right (outside) laneon Union Street near the intersection. There was a crash involving the motorcycle and theblack Charger.The driver of the motorcycle, Jeremy Bush, 41, of Mishawaka, was determined to bedeceased at the scene. His 15 year old son was a passenger on the motorcycle and wastaken to the hospital; the full extent of his injuries is not known at this time.The driver of the Charger, a 30 year old male from Mishawaka, remained at the scene andcooperated with investigators.The autopsy for Mr. Bush is scheduled for tomorrow morning, Wednesday, August 5, 2020, in Fort Wayne, IN. Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Facebook Facebook Previous articleMichigan Primary Election ResultsNext articleMichigan State Police to assist in Benton Harbor under Secure Cities Initiative Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Pieminister sales up 17% year on year

first_imgGrowth in its own retail outlets has driven a strong performance by Bristol-based pie chain Pieminister in the past year.Reporting a 17% increase in turnover to £10.8m in its accounts for the year to 31 March 2016, the business said it had benefitted from growth through its own restaurants and branded outlets operated by foodservice partners.Profit before tax rose from £99,000 in 2015 to £315,000, and the firm said it was confident the improved performance would continue into the next financial year.The business had opened new sites in Leeds, Nottingham and Bristol, and said it had focused on improving margins in the context of “competition in the fast casual dining sector and high real estate costs”.“We have also been focusing on developing strategic relationships with key partners in the foodservice industry, which has resulted in branded outlets in universities and a number of pub groups,” the business reported.Pieminister said its gluten-free pie range – which it has this month extended – had secured listings with independent retailers across the country, and that it was confident of growing distribution.“Product development will continue to be at the core of our strategy, delivering products that will perfectly complement our core range of pies and we will continue to utilise our unique strategic position of direct contact with consumers to become the leader in pie innovation with a target of 100% innovation launch success rate.”With regards to developing the wider business, Pieminister said it would continue its strategy of building a strong brand presence in the retail and foodservice channels.“Whilst mindful of the potential for some economic uncertainty in the months ahead, we believe the current economic environment presents significant opportunities and are confident in our strategy and the actions we are taking to grow a strong and sustainable business,” it added.Pieminister said it considered ingredient cost price increases a key risk for the future, but would mitigate this by continually evaluating its supply chain.last_img read more

Turkuaz Honors Tom Petty, Invites DJ Williams In Los Angeles [Video]

first_imgLast night, the power-funk collective known as Turkuaz continued their West Coast fall tour with an energetic performance at The Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. The band was firing on all cylinders, mixing material from their most recent release Digitonium, new songs the band is road-testing, beloved covers, and classic material from throughout their career. This performance also marked the final night of their run with Sudanese-American fusion artist Sinkane, who impressed with his mix of progressive rock, reggae, jazz, and funk. The singer and his band were tight and fun, with a highlight of their set being a reggae-fied verse of “Last Dance With Mary Jane” by the recently deceased California icon Tom Petty in the middle of one of their songs.Tourkuaz Diary #3: Turkuaz Hits Colorado And Reflects On Las Vegas ShootingAs the clock struck 10:30 PM, the venue’s house music got a little louder, and the music curiously went from Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out” into “Mo Money Mo Problems” by The Notorious B.I.G., Ma$e, and P-Diddy. One by one, the members of Turkuaz emerged in their instantly recognizable, color-coordinated outfits, and frontman Dave Brandwein launched them into a raucous version of the Digitonium track, “Doktor Jazz.” The band added two more tracks from the new album—”Percy Thrills The Moondog,” and “Digital Love”—before working their way through “If I Ever Fall Asleep,” a new song that has been performed a handful of times this year since its debut in March.Turkuaz Dominates Denver With Powerfunk Performance [Photos]Next up, the band utilized some tight choreography as they came to a full-stop right in the middle of “The Mountain.” The band stood there, frozen in place, before drummer Michaelangelo Carruba kicked them back into gear for a wild and energetic re-entry. Backup singers Sammi Garett and Shira Elias were absolutely on fire during “Coast To Coast” before fronting the ensemble for a soulful take on The Band’s version of the Marvin Gaye classic, “Don’t Do It.” Their powerful vocals are jaw-dropping, and each singer brought the house down again and again throughout the performance. It might be tough to follow that up, but they whipped out the Digitonium standout “Nightswimming” and kept the energy high for all in the room. “X.Y.Z. (Feelin’ Tough)” acted as a great and catchy change of pace. Brandwein’s effortless vocals and seamless harmonies with Garett and Elias, and baritone saxophone player Josh Schwartz really shined during this track.Turkuaz Shines Bright At Sold-Out Boulder ThrowdownAfter runs through “One & Lonely,” “Rule The World,” “The Generator,” and “On The Run,” Turkuaz invited out their good friend D.J. Williams from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Shots Fired. Williams famously was detained in Dubai earlier this year, going through a harrowing experience that won’t be soon forgotten. His appearance on stage brought a huge smile to the faces of Turkuaz, and he returned the vibes with an excellent guitar solo on “Holy Ghost.” Turkuaz worked one more Digitonium track into the set with “Gogo Mr. Dodo” before turning to their most cherished material to finish the set. “Back To Normal” whipped the crowd into a frenzy, “Future 86” was dripping with soul, and “Bubba Slide,” with its beyond funky bassline courtesy of bassist extraordinaire Taylor Shell, brought the set to a close with a bang.For the encore, it only seemed fitting that the band pay homage to Tom Petty, and they did just that. Guitarist/Keyboardist/jack-of-all-trades Craig Brodhead started up the familiar riff from Petty’s “Runnin’ Down A Dream,” which drew a huge roar from the crowd, and the band turned in a spot on and fun version of the cover. With the crowd on cloud nine, Turkuaz delivered one more track for the excited crowd—a rowdy version of their classic song “Monkey Fingers”—that brought the evening to a close.“Runnin’ Down A Dream” At this point, what is left to be said about Turkuaz in the live setting? They are powerful, soulful, funky, groovy, and visually entertaining with their colorful costumes and synchronized dance moves. All of the band members seem to have the time of their lives on stage, and that element shines through in the music they play. Their show at The Teragram Ballroom is a perfect example of their excellence, and one can only imagine that every night of the tour has that kind of atmosphere. Kudos to Turkuaz for continuing to be one of the best and most exciting live bands in the game!Turkuaz continues their tour tonight with a free show at Top Golf in Las Vegas with funky upstarts Organ Freeman. Admirably, yesterday Turkuaz announced that they opened that their show in Las Vegas tonight would be free following the tragic mass concert shooting in the city earlier in the week. In a post on Facebook, the group stated, “In light of the events that occurred in this past weekend, we’d like to open up Friday’s show in Las Vegas as a free show. We encourage donations to be made in lieu of a ticket purchase. Funds will be donated directly to victims of Sunday’s tragic event on the Las Vegas Strip.”[Photo: Bill McAlaine]Setlist: Turkuaz | The Teragram Ballroom | Los Angeles, CA | 10/5/2017Set: Doktor Jazz, Percy Thrills The Moondog, Digital Love, If I Ever Fall Asleep, The Mountain, Coast To Coast, Don’t Do It*, Nightswimming, X.Y.Z. (Feelin’ Tough), One & Lonely, Rule The World, The Generator, On The Run, Holy Ghost^, Gogo Mr. Dodo, Back To Normal, Future 86, Bubba SlideEncore: Runnin’ Down A Dream#, Monkey Fingers* The Band cover^ w/ D.J. Williams# Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers coverlast_img read more

Russia envoy: US and Russia need to start strategic dialogue

first_imgUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador says he hopes the success of extending the last remaining U.S.-Russia arms control treaty will give a new boost to re-starting a strategic dialogue between Moscow and the Biden administration. Dmitry Polyansky told a press briefing Wednesday that “there are a lot of security and strategic issues on the table,” including arms control, which require “a serious, in-depth dialogue, on equal footing.” He said Russia is “cautiously optimistic” about Tuesday’s first phone call between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden and their agreement to work together to extend the New START nuclear weapons treaty.last_img read more

Judicial Council explains sanctions

first_imgThe initial election results for student body president and vice president were delayed 24 hours due to an allegation filed against one of the tickets, Michael Thomas, judicial council vice president of elections, said. Thomas said an allegation was filed Monday morning against the James Ward-Heather Eaton ticket. “When an allegation is filed, the Election Committee is required to convene in order to address the allegation,” he said. The allegation involved an e-mail Ward sent to some students Sunday night. The Election Committee met Monday evening to discuss the claim. Prior to the meeting, Thomas said he, along with Judicial Council President Marcelo Perez, Chair of Senate Oversight Committee Paige Becker various Student Activities Office (SAO) advisors, made the decision to seal the election results until the allegation was resolved. Thomas said no student, including himself, knew the election results at any point during the hearing process. “If at any point the election committee knew the results, there would be a real danger that knowledge of the results would influence the hearing process,” Thomas said. At the meeting Monday evening, the election committee determined the Ward-Eaton ticket had violated Section 17.1(h) of the student union constitution. Thomas said this section is known as the “ethics clause,” and states that candidates are expected to behave ethically at all times. In the Sunday e-mail, Ward called the current student government “lax.” “The only accomplishments they can tout are the implementation of a textbook rental program that the previous administration put in effect, tumultuous relationships with the South Bend police (and continued arrests), a poorly advertised student discount program and poorly attended pep rallies,” the e-mail stated. “Little or no consideration is given to the students, and current leaders within student government itself are content to rest on their … laurels.” The committee decided an appropriate sanction for Ward would be the submission of an apology e-mail to Judicial Council by 11:59 p.m. Monday, which would then be distributed to the entire student body. Ward complied and sent the e-mail by the given deadline. However, the e-mail was not sent to students right away, as Ward and Eaton chose to file an appeal to the allegation. An appeal must be filed within 24 hours of the allegation, Thomas said. After an appeal is filed, Student Senate must convene within 48 hours to hear the appeal. Thomas said he once again made the decision to withhold the election results until the appeal process was finished, in order for the Senate to remain unbiased. After consulting with Becker, Thomas also decided to wait until the appeals process was finished before distributing Ward’s apology e-mail to the student body. “James satisfied the requirements of the sanction, but I wanted to give the process time to work,” Thomas said. “In case the Senate found it was an unfair sanction, that way we wouldn’t have to backtrack.” However, the Ward-Eaton ticket dropped the appeal on Tuesday evening and the e-mail was sent to the student body. With the sanction completed and the appeal dropped, Thomas was able to announce the results of the election Tuesday night. According to Thomas, all of the rules for campaigning are publicly available in the student union constitution. These detailed, extensive rules are in place in order to maintain an equal playing field between all candidates, he said. For example, no campaigning is allowed to take place in any meeting or on any agenda of official student union business, such as meetings of Student Senate, Class Council or Hall President’s Council. “The goal for that is to remove any advantage current student government leaders may have in campaigning,” Thomas said. Similarly, campaigning in LaFortune Student Center is only allowed on the first floor and in the basement, in order to keep campaigning away from the student government offices on the second and third floors. Candidates are also not allowed to solicit endorsements or use listservs for campaigning purposes. These two rules are among the most commonly broken, Thomas said, along with the need for candidates to have all of their campaigning materials approved by the election committee. Thomas said the formation of the rules falls under the jurisdiction of Student Senate. “Student Senate writes the rules, I as vice president of elections inform the candidates of the rules and the election committee interprets the rules and determines whether or not they were broken,” he said. Any student can file an allegation, Thomas said, and directions for how to do so are available on the Judicial Council Web site. Thomas said allegations are usually uncommon, and the reason for so many in this year’s election is probably due to the high number of tickets running for student body president and vice president. “This created a very competitive environment,” he said. “The candidates wanted to make sure that no one was gaining an unfair advantage.”last_img read more

New Hedwig Star Darren Criss on His Advantage Over NPH

first_img View Comments Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner (and Broadway.com super fan) Darren Criss returns to the Great White Way as our favorite internationally ignored song stylist in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on April 29. The Glee star recently spoke with Out.com about slipping into the wig and heels—and just how it all makes him feel (think Meredith Brooks).“You suddenly look at yourself in the mirror,” he says, “and you just want to be a bitch. It’s your game face—it really is your game face.” In case you didn’t know, Criss gives very good bitchy game face while in glittery eye shadow and lipstick. The sexual liberation of a transsexual rock goddess is a far cry from his Broadway debut as the straight-laced bowtie-donning Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.Game face aside, Criss feels that he already has an advantage over his predecessors, including Tony-winning Hedwig Neil Patrick Harris. Harris may be more of a traditional song-and-dance man than Criss, but Criss says he’s no stranger to “screaming my face off” in front of a crowd. “[Harris] was saying he really had to learn to sing on the mic,” Criss explains. “I don’t want to sound cocky because I have my things to learn, but I’m so relieved…this is right up my wheelhouse.”You can catch Criss, as well as new Yitzhak Rebecca Naomi Jones, in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theatre. Make sure to bring your game face. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Star Files Related Shows Darren Crisslast_img read more

Exterus Welcomes Dan Swider

first_imgExterus Technology for Business of Shelburne announced that Dan Swider was hired as an Account Executive for Williston, and Orange and Windsor Counties. Mr. Swider has over 5 years of experience in inside/outside sales and fundraising. Prior to joining Exterus, he was in Business Development with Global eProcure in New Jersey. He holds a BA in History from Seton Hall University. Visit www.exterusbusiness.com(link is external) for more information on our products and services.last_img