BYU Athletics Announces All Events on Campus Closed To The Public

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-In a statement made Thursday morning by the Brigham Young University athletics department, effective immediately, all sporting events on campus will be closed to the public.The statement further confirms “only participants, coaches and essential staff will be allowed to attend.”BYU Athletics will provide updates as more information becomes available.For the time being, BYU baseball is still expected to play Loyola Marymount Thursday at 6:00 pm at Miller Park.This was substantiated by ESPN 960 AM reporter Taylor Anne Decker, albeit with no fans in attendance. However, Decker also confirmed that the BYU softball team, slated to play at a tournament in Tuscaloosa, Ala., this week, was flying home, per reports.Until further notice, this affects the annual Utah High School Activities Association track and field state championship meet.This year’s meet, slated for May 14-16 at BYU’s Robison Track, annually features all state high school track and field schools in the Beehive State, and is now in danger of cancellation.Furthermore, a football camp featuring Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, slated for March 13 on campus, has been canceled. Tags: BYU Cougars March 12, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local BYU Athletics Announces All Events on Campus Closed To The Public Written bylast_img read more

Outdoor Updates: UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at Snowshoe + Gauley Season is Here

first_imgPhoto by Molly Wolff Photography of water release Snowshoe is a world-class mountain biking destination and has recently received the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Ride Center designation. The Snowshoe Highlands Ride Center has been awarded the designation in recognition of its exceptional mountain biking experience, which makes it one of just 40 IMBA Ride Centers in the world. UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Finals at Snowshoe Photo by Kurtis Schachner at Snowshoe Mountain Resort Gauley Season is here! “Unique trails, unmatched beauty and an adventure of a lifetime await athletes at the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup,” Ruby said. “We’re excited to welcome mountain bikers 4,848 feet into the mountains to find their own version of Almost Heaven” Photo by Kurtis Schachner at Snowshoe Mountain Resort Photo by Molly Wolff Photography of Lost Paddle on the Upper Gauley, Third Drop For 23 days during the fall, the Gauley River is home to some of the best whitewater rafting in the world. Every September beginning the weekend after Labor Day, the Summersville Dam executes a series of scheduled releases into the Gauley River, which creates action-packed whitewater rafting conditions. Snowshoe Mountain’s bike park will reopen tomorrow, 9/13 after hosting the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Finals on Sept. 6-8, where athletes from around the world competed for the gold. This year marks the first time the event has been held in the United States since 2015 and is expecting more than 13,000 people total. Photo courtesy of West Virginia Tourism The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ scheduled water releases from the Summersville Dam into the Upper Gauley River will start on Sept. 6, marking the first official day of Gauley Season 2019. Twenty-three releases are scheduled this season, with an extra hour of release scheduled for Sept. 21-23. “Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia is truly almost heaven. To celebrate Gauley Season, I invite everyone to come experience the adventure for yourself by taking on Class V rapids,” said Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby. “For those looking for a more relaxed whitewater rafting experience, try the New River with one of our local outfitters, who are offering discounts all season long.”last_img read more

Swipe right: How credit unions can benefit from the national surge in card use

first_imgAfter two full quarters of data collection, the results are in: consumers are in love with their cards—and we’re not talking about the ones used to play Solitaire. Now that people want to minimize hand-to-hand exchanges between themselves and strangers, cash is no longer king. Debit and credit card use increased over 75% compared to last year, and many expect to see an even greater jump going into the holiday season.So, what does this mean for financial institutions like credit unions?It’s time to re-examine how you market, brand, and advertise your cards. With more people searching for a better way to spend, it’s important to let them know you have the solutions they need. Contactless Payments On The RiseRetailers big and small recognize that a preference for cashless transactions is more than a matter of convenience—it’s a matter of anxiety reduction. A Back to Business study conducted by Visa revealed that 48% of Americans will not shop at stores requiring contact with a cashier or a shared surface like a POS terminal. With all things equal including price, quality, and location, 63% would switch to a store that offers contactless payment over one that doesn’t. Shop owners know providing the means to minimize contact between their staff and customers is key to keeping their storefronts afloat while taking every safety precaution into consideration. Even though object-to-person transmission of most viruses is relatively rare, people still refuse to take the risk—62% of consumers cite a fear of getting sick through money handling as the primary reason why they are choosing touch-free payment options. Affirming these findings from Visa, a recent NRF report showed that 67% of retail spaces now offer some form of non-touch payment for shoppers. Make sure your team is taking the right steps to keep pace with this trend, especially since it’s an easy one to adopt. Apple, Samsung, and Google all have easy guides to link up your institution with their contactless services. Whether it’s true or not, credit unions still have a reputation for trailing behind banks in adopting new technology. It’s pivotal to let people know this kind of tech is in your bag of tricks. Offering and promoting these new ways to pay also lets members and small businesses know you’re aware of their needs and have their back.Coin Shortages Offer OpportunityThe rise in card usage across the U.S. also comes at a cost: coin shortages. This news isn’t particularly breaking in the credit union world, but how you perceive this sudden change matters. It’s more than just a point of frustration for your day-to-day operations—it’s also an opportunity to court potential members.Ultimately, most of us are happy to have fewer pennies weighing down our pockets, but the coin shortage puts significant stress on the 6% of American households without bank accounts or credit union memberships. With the current stall in cash circulation, many have a new motivation to bring their money to a financial institution. If your credit union has membership requirements complimenting the needs of these individuals, it might be time to consider a campaign that lets these audiences know you’re here to help. To many of America’s “unbanked,” access to a credit union seems unobtainable under normal circumstances, let alone right now. But, this misconception mostly stems from a lack of outreach done by financial institutions. The simple act of letting the public know about your minimum account requirements can do more than just enhance your membership numbers—it can empower people to build stronger financial futures.What’s In A Name? Everything. With monikers like Lemonade, Chime, and Picnic dominating the fintech world, your card naming limitations are only restricted by your imagination. You’d be surprised how something as simple as a unique name can make your product seem less stuffy and more person-focused. Most of these newer companies market themselves by emphasizing a “people over profits” mindset—even though that’s a benefit originally synonymous with credit unions. Since your card likely involves a partnership with either Visa or Mastercard, make sure consumers know your card is accepted worldwide while offering the low rates credit unions are famous for. With smarter branding and naming choices, your team can re-stake its claim as the ultimate person-first institution. Like a great name, an eye-catching card design turns a standard-issue plastic square into a valuable piece of brand awareness. Think of credit and debit cards as marketing collateral your members show off whenever they make a purchase. A bland design yields a bland consumer response. Don’t miss an opportunity to stand out.No matter what you choose for a name or design, make sure it matches the tone of what your overall brand signifies. Do you have an official color scheme? A poignant mission statement? A logo that calls upon a piece of local history? Keep in mind what makes you unique while finding a name that plays up the card’s benefits. For consumers across the U.S., credit union accessibility is more widespread than ever, especially with the latest NCUA rule in place. The ball is in your court. With fewer limitations holding you back from growing to your full potential, now is an ideal time to help people navigate a new, cash-free world. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ben Prager Prior to forming Prager Creative, Ben worked with design studios, branding firms and advertising agencies to push great strategy and design for all his projects. His experience with all aspects … Web: www.pragercreative.com/creditunions Detailslast_img read more

Cockhill Park to celebrate Golden Jubilee

first_imgThere will be a huge celebration in Inishowen on Saturday when Buncrana’s Cockhill Park celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Buncrana housing estate, which consists of 26 homes, is set to host more than 400 people for a major celebration.The day’s events will kick-off at 3pm when Fr Walsh takes mass proceeding on the green in front of Cockhill Park before food is served and live music follows in the evening. As part of the Golden Jubilee celebration, the organising committee published a book on Friday, complete with photographs from Donal Kearney.Visitors have been advised to use available parking at the local school hall and church to avoid congestion.Cockhill Park to celebrate Golden Jubilee was last modified: June 21st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Actor who damaged Garda cell cannot pay fine until new acting role

first_imgA court was told that well-known actor Gerard McSorley will not be able to pay a €150 court fine until he gets a new acting contract in January.The 69-year-old Fr Ted star, who has also appeared in a number of top movies, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today. An arrest warrant had been issued for McSorley after he failed to appear in court earlier this week.Garda Inspector Sean Grant told the court that McSorley had originally ben arrested at Letterkenny Bus Station on November 27th last after he was drunk and disorderly.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station but continued to be abusive to Gardai and members of the public.While in the cell he continually spat at the cell door which needed to be cleaned by a cleaning company at a cost of €50.After he was released from custody, McSorley continued to be abusive and spat at a member of the public in the public area of the Garda station and was rearrested.McSorley, wearing a scarf and hat and using a walking stick, did not address the court.Instead, his solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, explained how his client was a very well-known actor with a “distinguished career.”However, he said that he had a number of issues including alcohol, mental health as well as medical issues.He said he had spoken to his client of Trinity Court, Newtowncunningham, and that he estimated he had spent €80,000 on prescription tablets over the years to cope with his health issues.He added that on the evening in question he had been drinking and had been reminiscing about a number of lost colleagues.“My client is not working at present but is getting a contract in the New Year. He is technically unemployed at present.“He has made contact with his family and is hoping to spend Christmas with them,” said Mr Gallagher.He added that his client was a separated man with three grown-up children.Actor Gerard McSorley in court today. Pic by Northwest Newspix.The court heard that McSorley, of Trinity Court, Newtowncunningham, Co Donegal has a number of previous convictions for public order offences.Judge Paul Kelly fined McSorley €100 for breach of the peace and a further €50 for criminal damage to the Garda station cell.Judge Kelly asked if he had the money but Mr Gallagher said he did not but would have it when he got his next working contract.The Judge gave the accused 6 months to pay the fine and legal aid was granted in the case.Actor who damaged Garda cell cannot pay fine until new acting role was last modified: December 6th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:celldonegaldrunkFr TedGardaGerard McSorleyspatlast_img read more

Humboldt State men’s basketball set for tough task in CCAA opener against rival Chico State

first_imgArcata >> For the new-look Humboldt State men’s basketball team, their first introduction into California Collegiate Athletic Association play is going to be quite a doozy.Not only is the Jacks’ No. 1 rival in town. Not only is there going to be a national audience on ESPN3 watching from around Humboldt County and beyond. But the level of competition between the Jacks’ home opener and what they’re going to be seeing tonight is about to go up a couple of levels.Humboldt State and 7th-ranked …last_img

100cm Long Hair Heat Resistant Straight Cosplay Wig : Nice wig, the colour is beatiful

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Communal violence rocks Bihar town again

first_imgOne person was killed and three others, including a security personnel, were injured in a fresh round of communal violence in this central Bihar town on Friday where tension has prevailed since members of two communities clashed the previous day during a procession for immersion of idols of goddess Durga. District Magistrate Naveen Kumar confirmed death of one person and wounds received by three others in the latest violence. Giving details, he said residents of Jakarganj locality attacked Vishnu Yadav and Bittu Kumar in Gaurakshmi colony early on Friday morning, leading to the death of the former at a hospital where the latter who received bullet injury in his leg is undergoing treatment. The DM said “we have arrested 12 residents of Jakarganj and a number of swords have been recovered from their houses. “After opening fire, the attackers hurled stones at security personnel who rushed to the spot. One Rapid Action Force commando and a local resident were injured in the incident. They are being treated at a hospital”. Situation is tense, but under control, the DM added. Talking to PTI in Patna, Director General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey confirmed the casualty besides “bullet injury to only one person” which he blamed on “skirmish between anti-social elements which followed opening of fire from one side”.“ Situation had been brought under control on Thursday itself. The immersion of idols too took place late in the evening. Situation has once again been brought under control after the early morning incident,” the DGP said.Stone-pelting Trouble began on Thursday morning when a stone was thrown at the procession being taken out for immersion of idols near the Arwal More. The devotees blamed by-standers belonging to another community for the same after which both sides indulged in heavy stone-pelting which had left 14 people injured. Several shops in the area were set on fire by the rampaging mobs and the situation was brought under control after prohibitory orders were issued.last_img read more

JSIF Opens $45.3-Million Basic School in Kingston

first_img Students and teachers of the St. Paul’s United Church Early Childhood Institution now have access to modern facilities, following a $45. 3-million rebuilding project carried out by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). Students and teachers of the St. Paul’s United Church Early Childhood Institution now have access to modern facilities, following a $45. 3-million rebuilding project carried out by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF).Implemented under the European Union (EU)-funded Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP-IV), the project included construction of a four-classroom block, kitchen and eating area, sickbay, bathrooms, principal’s office, storage area, a paved parking lot, ramps for wheelchair access, and chain-link perimeter fence.Additionally, the school was furnished with appropriate desks and chairs for students and teachers, cupboards and cabinets, kitchen appliances and safety equipment.The project, which was carried out over the period October 2015 to July 2016, replaces the original structure, built in 1980, but which was demolished in 2010 due to heavy termite infestation and the need for complete electrical rewiring.Managing Director of JSIF, Omar Sweeney, in his address at the official opening ceremony held on June 7 at the institution’s Lockett Avenue address in Kingston, said the agency remains committed to the continued development of the early-childhood education sector.He informed that since the entity’s inception in 1996, it has spent close to $4 billion on the construction and upgrading of institutions across the island. The sum, he said, is more than 40 per cent of the entity’s budget.“We have done this through partnerships with financial donors like the EU, which has been a partner with the Government of Jamaica for the last 40 years and with JSIF since 2003. I look forward to seeing this school grow from strength to strength,” he said.Senior Education Officer, Molly Russell, who brought greetings on behalf of Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, commended JSIF for its contribution to early-childhood education.“We thank all the contributors for the realisation of this project. Let us continue to work together to mould these young minds so they can take their rightful place in society,” she said.Head of Operations for the EU Delegation to Jamaica, Achim Schaffert, said the project is an example of the positive, tangible impact that the PRP is having on Jamaica.“The PRP is a major programme, which the EU signed with the Government of Jamaica, with a focus on assisting vulnerable communities to alleviate poverty and improve living conditions. It is one of the EU’s most comprehensive programmes impacting communities in the parishes of Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon and St. James,” he noted.Implemented in November 2014, PRP is a 48-month programme of assistance, which is being undertaken at a cost of Euros $12.54 million. It is scheduled to end in November 2018.PRP-IV is focused on governance, physical transformation, socio-economic development, and youth-development initiatives.This is in line with the Government’s Community Renewal Programme (CRP), which is designed to serve as the platform for service delivery to enhance social transformation, strengthen governance and reduce crime and violence in volatile and vulnerable communities.The opening ceremony was attended by Member of Parliament for Central Kingston, Rev. Ronald Thwaites, as well as representatives from JSIF, the EU, Early Childhood Commission (ECC) and the school Board. Senior Education Officer, Molly Russell, who brought greetings on behalf of Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, commended JSIF for its contribution to early-childhood education. Story Highlights Implemented under the European Union (EU)-funded Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP-IV), the project included construction of a four-classroom block, kitchen and eating area, sickbay, bathrooms, principal’s office, storage area, a paved parking lot, ramps for wheelchair access, and chain-link perimeter fence.last_img read more