July 16, 2020 /Sports News – Local West Coast Conference Postpones All Fall Sports Until September 24 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN BRUNO, Calif.-Per a Thursday statement, the West Coast Conference’s Presidents’ Council will delay the beginning of fall competition in all sports the conference sponsors because of covid-19.The conference confirmed all competitions for fall sports will be delayed until at least September 24.This decision entails BYU men’s and women’s cross country, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.This does not affect BYU football as this is an independent FBS program and the West Coast Conference does not sponsor football.The same is true for the University of San Diego as the Toreros are an independent FCS football program.Institutions are also not allowed to participate in any non-conference competitions prior to September 24 per the statement. Written by Brad James Tags: BYU Athletics
By Seth FlemingTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—In a little more than two years, the already-strict security requirements to board an airplane in the United States will become even more stringent as Real ID becomes the law of the land.Real ID is a form of identification, often a driver’s license, which meets federal government standards. Effective Oct. 1, 2020, it will be required for air travel, entering courthouses, military plants and as well as nuclear power plants.After the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, security checkpoints before boarding a commercial jet were tightened. Along with this heightened security, Congress passed the Real ID Act of 2005 to require stricter standards for identification forms such as driver’s licenses.In Indiana, under the headline “Will Your License Fly,” the Bureau of Motor Vehicles encourages people to get their Read ID before October 2020. A gold star in the upper right corner of a driver’s license indicates that it has met federal standards.In Indiana, in order to obtain a Real ID, individuals must provide the following:A document, such as a birth certificate or unexpired passport, to prove identity.The same or similar document to prove the individual’s lawful status in the United States.A social security card or W-2 form to prove the individual’s social security number.Two documents that prove Indiana residency, such as a utility bill, bank statement, pay stub or insurance policy.Once the documents are approved by the local DMV, the Real ID will be delivered to the resident’s home within 14 days.Residents have the ability to apply for a non-compliant ID online, for voting or driving purposes, but it will not work for federal identification purposes.Opposition to the federal law, titled “Amendments to Federal Laws to Protect Against Terrorist Entry,” delayed implementation for 15 years because of a concern that too much information was being shared with the government.Part of the process includes the sharing of information, including driver histories, among states. That is why, as part of the requirements for the Real ID, the photo on the identification form must be facial-recognition compatible, which means no smiling or wearing glasses when the photo is taken.FOOTNOTE: Seth Fleming is a reporter with TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. File photo of an Indiana driver’s license. Photo by Shelby Mullis, TheStatehouseFile.comFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
n Brennans Bakery in Ireland has teamed up with Irish tour operator Sunway for an online promotion. An offer on the wrappings of Brennans’ half-pan packs directs consumers to a website, [http://www.sunway.ie/brennans]. They can book holidays with a E100 discount, and have a chance of winning a four-star holiday.n Earls bakery shop in the Arndale Centre in Eastbourne has been shut, with rising overheads and competition from companies such as Starbucks and Millies Cookies blamed. It had been operating for 12 years. Owners Simon Knight and Stuart Cowley-Wenham said that they would concentrate on their five other shops in East Sussex.n Australia-based KH Foods has sold its cake business to George Weston Foods of Canada. KH Foods plans to use the proceeds to pay off debt, with a write-off of more than AU$15 million.n Atchison Topeka, a Worcester-based food ingredients distributor, has been awarded a rolling two-year distribution contract with ingredients manufacturer Dawn Food Products. The Evesham-based UK operation of Dawn Foods is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.n Greggs North East is asking budding bakers to send in favourite recipes to their local Greggs store. It aims to put together a cookbook to raise money for the North of England Children’s Cancer Research fund. The book is set to go on sale in time for Christmas.n Two sister bakery shops in Cumbria, called The Bread Shop, will now both operate as Appleby Bakery. Owners Jackie Kirkpatrick and Carol Thornton have rebranded and relaunched the company.
Work is under way on Warburtons’ £45 million new ’super-bakery’ in Bristol, which is expected to employ 450 staff and produce 1.5 million products each week.The 220,000sq ft bakery, which is being built on a 12-acre site at the Western Approach Distribution Park at Severn Beach, is expected to be fully operational by December 2008 and will enable the production of a wider range of products for distribution to Wales and the south west.The building project will eventually involve the construction of two plants and forms part of the company’s national expansion programme. It will be Warbur-tons’ 14th bakery and will open up distribution to multiples, convenience stores and other retail outlets.Company chairman Jonathan Warburton said: “This is one of our biggest investments to date and reinforces our commitment to the south west. We opened our Welsh bakery in Newport two years ago, but we still need more capacity to meet increasing consumer demand.”David Williams, who has moved from the company’s Welsh bakery at Newport to become Bristol general manager, said the new bakery would have a climate-controlled mixing room. He added that the road infrastructure, with the close proximity of the M4 and M5, made it an ideal location. Recruitment is now under way to fill bakery and packaging positions.
With the world’s population projected to reach a staggering 9.3 billion by 2050, it’s imperative that there be a thoughtful and vigorous response to the challenges posed by such demographic upheaval, says David Bloom, HSPH professor of economics and demography and chair of the Department of Global Health and Population.In a syndicated commentary, Bloom writes that the world is likely to boost its population by almost as many people as populated the entire planet in 1950. Developing countries will suffer most, he predicts. Massive unemployment or underemployment could lead to suffering and catastrophe. Cross-country income inequality could deter international cooperation. The depletion of environmental resources could be accelerated.Rich countries face their own set of problems, such as a surging proportion of elderly people in their populations, Bloom writes.The challenges posed by the coming population explosion are surmountable, he says, but cautions, “It would be irresponsible to neglect those challenges and submit humankind, unnecessarily, to the great perils that we can already reliably foresee.” Read Full Story
Josh Groban has yet to make his Broadway debut (what’s up with that?), but that’s not stopping him from crooning a bunch of show tunes on his latest album, Stages! The set list includes numbers from musicals he saw as a kid with his family—including The Phantom of the Opera and Sunday in the Park with George, as well as songs he’s sung on stage previously, including “Anthem” from Chess. And while they don’t appear in the video, the album will feature duets with both familiar and unexpected faces, including six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and three-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson (who recently hinted at her involvement). Stages will be released on April 28. In the meantime, take a look at the video featurette below, and join us in dream-casting the hell out of Josh Groban on the Great White Way! Josh Groban View Comments Star Files
Johansson said she was “very happy” to see EU nations beginning to end border checks and open up the EU and Schengen passport-free area again as spread of COVID-19 was stemmed.As the summer tourist season approaches, several nations, including France and Belgium, have announced the reopening of their borders, with more European nations, including Germany, set to follow suit on June 15. Italy did so on Wednesday.But despite efforts to coordinate, the moves have been decided piecemeal at national level.A decision is yet to be taken on reopening the European Union’s external borders. The European Commission on Thursday called on EU member states to lift all border restrictions by the end of June, Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson told Euronews, saying the virus situation was “fast improving” in many countries.”We are coming very close to a situation where we should lift all the internal border restrictions and border checks,” EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson told Euronews, speaking on the eve of a videoconference of European interior ministers.”Tomorrow I’m going to propose that the member states should lift all the internal border checks as soon as possible, and I think a good date should be the end of June,” she added. France, Spain and Italy are among the countries worst-hit by COVID-19. Topics :
Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Share 13 Views no discussions LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday April1 13th 2012 by: – April 17, 2012 ** Discover Dominica Authority hosted online contest winner **.The Discover Dominica Authority hosted US couple Paula and Carlos Macias from April 5 – 9, 2012 during the Easter holidays. The couple were the winners on the US-based Nate Berkus TV Show which was aired in September 2011. The “Nate Berkus Show – The Dominica Honeymoon Getaway” offered a grand prize of a trip to Dominica. The 5-day/4 night stay for two was sponsored by Rosalie Bay Resort was offered to a special couple and announced on the Nate Berkus Show. While on island the couple enjoyed activities such as a Whale Watching tour, sponsored by Dive Dominica, tours through the Morne Trois Pitons National Park and the Waitukubuli National Trail and a tour of the Kalinago Barana Aute. The couple expressed great satisfaction with their time on island and were sad to be leaving so soon. ** Discover Dominica Authority hosted German journalist**The Discover Dominica Authority hosted German journalist Helmuth Meyer from April 8 -13, 2012. Mr. Meyer was on island discovering the hiking possibilities such as the Boling Lake, Morne Diablotin and the Middleham Falls along with other activities such as horseback riding with Rainforest Riding, an Indian River tour and the Rainforest Aerial Tram. Mr. Meyer was commissioned to produce a feature for “ADAC Reisefuhrer Karibik”. The feature will be done for the ADAC guidebook which has a circulation of 5,000 and along with extra map a circulation of 7,000. The ADAC is not only a publishing house for guide books, but they are the Allgermeiner Deutscher Automobil Club, the biggest automobile association in Germany with 17 million members and a special members magazine. It is expected that after such an inspiring visit in Dominica the awareness of the destination will be increased through a great article.**The Tourism Authority plans for Tourism Awareness Month**Ongoing plans and preparation for Tourism Awareness Month in May have been moving along quite satisfactorily. The Discover Dominica Authority is excited about the hosting of this year’s TAM, which is approximately two and a half weeks away. Most of the prerecorded television events have been executed which includes the Dominica State College Tourism Debate in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club of Waitukubuli, television talk shows on tourism related topics and also a documentary depicting the typical day in the life of a Taxi Driver, Tour Guide and Vendor. The programmes will be televised throughout the month of May in an effort to educate and inform our local population about Dominica’ tourism products. The Discover Dominica Authority continues to invite partnerships from within and outside the tourism industry in order to make the 2012 Tourism Awareness Month a success. **Dominica continues to receive more positive exposure**The destination continues to receive additional exposure from articles produced based on press trips organized by the Discover Dominica Authority. The most recent was posted online by travel blogger Christina Saull who recently spent the day here in Dominica to experience what the island has to offer. The website drew attention to the travel bloggers journeys and attempts to highlight her most favourite destinations. The blogger was able to visit various sites on island and also experience the cuisine of Dominica. The Discover Dominica Authority continues to work with the travel media in ensuring that the destination continues to be a topic of interest for readers which will translate to increased visitor arrivals to the destination.For more information on Dominica, contact Discover Dominica Authority at 767 448 2045. Or, visit Dominica’s official website: www.discoverdominica.com or follow Dominica on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our videos on YouTube.Press Release