Campbell has Exeter in a spin

first_imgBALLIOL may be relative newcomers to the upper levels of college football, but their start last week against Christ Church indicated that they had the talent to survive at this level. Their first home game, against a struggling Exeter side, provided the perfect opportunity to reinforce these credentials.As the home side dominated the early exchanges, Exeter’s only chances came from Spencer Crawley’s terrific long throws which posed a constant threat, particularly as giant centre-back Ben Fox came forward to get on the end of a number of them. Crawley and Fox aside, the main tactic of the away side was to use striker Billy Bowring as a target man. This policy worked to a degree but Bowring, a lanky forward, had a predictably lumbering first touch and often miscontrolled the ball.With neither side fully getting into their stride the first goal of the game was a surprise when it came, Ted Maxwell controlling a pass on his chest thirty yards out before launching a dipping volley past the keeper.  It was a rare moment of excellence in what was a scrappy first quarter.The goal did little to change the pattern of play with the patchy football punctuated by the odd moment of excitement such as an excellent long range effort from Spencer Crawley and a dangerous foot high challenge from Joe Haley which put ‘hard man’  Paul Sagar to the ground.  Although Haley’s tackle deserved the booking he received, Sagar’s ludicrous theatrics on the ground afterwards were a gross over-reaction given no actual contact was made between the midfielder’s boot and his face.It was with ten minutes to go in the first half that the game finally started to spark when Maxwell had his shirt tugged in the box and lightening quick wing Rory Campbell hammered home the spot kick. The goal did little to spark a disjointed Exeter side, but they found themselves a lifeline before the interval when Aamir Saifuddin’s speculative long range effort caught everyone off guard, including Balliol keeper Devine. As a scoreline, 2-1 probably was a fair reflection given Exeter had defended stoutly, even if they hadn’t offered much in attack.Balliol started the second half the stronger and were unlucky not to score when they saw the ball get halfway across the goal line before being clawed back by the Exeter keeper and again when a Rory Campbell corner was headed off the line by Charlie Hill.Perhaps feeling the game was turning in their favour Exeter finally made some progress up field, with Bowring, Hill and Crawley all having efforts on goal turned away by the excellent Chris Devine.With time running out Exeter were leaving bigger and bigger holes at the back which were always likely to be exploited by the pacy Balliol attack.  Blues athlete Rory Campbell tore through a tiring defence to slot the ball past the keeper before Maxwell was bought down by a last ditch tackle to give Campbell the chance of a penalty to seal his hat trick.  He stood up to the challenge, slotting the spot kick into the bottom corner to put the result beyond doubt.last_img read more

Ecumenical Service at St. Peter’s Celebrates Spirit of Thanksgiving

first_imgThe choir leads the ecumenical Thanksgiving service in song at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. By Donald WittkowskiIf sleigh bells represent the arrival of Christmas, then it might be said that the bells at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church herald the start of the Thanksgiving season.At precisely 7 p.m. Tuesday, the church bells began chiming for a community-wide ecumenical service that brought nearly 300 worshippers together at St. Peter’s to celebrate the holiday.“It’s a blessed time to give thanks,” Dr. Richard Stanislaw, a leader at St. Peter’s, said in welcoming remarks that symbolized the spirit of Thanksgiving.The ecumenical service includes clergy members from churches across Ocean City and has become an annual tradition on the Tuesday night before Thanksgiving. The historic St. Peter’s, a community landmark at Eighth Street and Central Avenue, was the host church for the service this year.Dr. Richard Stanislaw, a leader at St. Peter’s, welcomed the worshippers and presided over the service.Church leaders used their remarks Tuesday night to underscore what they said was the true meaning of Thanksgiving.“Gratitude to God and gratitude to others make it possible to live in peace and harmony,” said the Rev. Elizabeth Mallozzi, of United Methodist Communities at The Shores.Rev. Marcia Stanford, of Macedonia United Methodist Church, said Thanksgiving is a particularly important time to extend a helping hand to the needy, especially those who might otherwise go hungry or have no shelter during the holiday.“Help us to show our gratefulness by helping our fellow man,” Stanford said while appealing to God.Mayor Jay Gillian read from a presidential proclamation that described the 17th century beginnings of the “quintessential American holiday.”Stanford stressed that Thanksgiving should not be thought of as strictly a time for turkey dinners or the holiday shopping rush. She called on God for mercy and grace.“Lord, we take this time to put everything else aside,” Stanford said.A secular part of the service included Mayor Jay Gillian reading from President Barack Obama’s Thanksgiving proclamation. Obama has called Thanksgiving the “quintessential American holiday,” referring to its beginnings in 17th century America as a harmonious celebration between Native Americans and the early European settlers.“Rooted in a story of generosity and partnership, Thanksgiving offers an opportunity for us to express our gratitude for the gifts we have and to show our appreciation for all we hold dear,” Gillian said, reading from the presidential proclamation.The white-gloved members of the Bell Choir of St. Peter’s performed “Peal Con Brio.”Worshippers at the service joined with clergy to recite prayers and sing hymns. Wearing white gloves and burgundy robes, members of the Bell Choir of St. Peter’s performed “Peal Con Brio.”The service gave St. Peter’s a chance to showcase a series of upgrades, completed this year, with the theatrical lighting, sound system, altar, carpeting and tile floor, among other improvements.The church, built in 1908, began the first phase of the renovation project after Hurricane Sandy in 2012 caused extensive flooding inside the building, said Phil Young, facilities manager for St. Peter’s.“You couldn’t believe what it looked like before. It was real dark,” Young said of the church’s old lighting. “Now, it looks real nice.”About 300 worshippers joined with clergy from churches across Ocean City for the community-wide celebration.last_img read more

Baker heads up top job at Maple Leaf UK

first_imgCanada-based Maple Leaf Foods has announced the appointment of Peter Baker as the new head of its UK operations, Maple Leaf Bakery UK. He will take over the role of MD, effective 6 April, after Maple Leaf’s parent firm Canada Bread announced the departure of former MD Peter Maycock last month.Baker, based at the company’s Park Royal office in London, has over 30 years’ experience in baking, including chief executive of La Fornaia from 2003-2007, a company bought by Maple Leaf in late 2007. Prior to that, he was MD of British Bakeries.last_img read more

Elkhart man, 69, killed in motorcycle crash

first_img Twitter Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Twitter Elkhart man, 69, killed in motorcycle crash By Jon Zimney – July 3, 2020 0 468 WhatsApp WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Facebook Facebook Previous articleToll road worker killed in crash on interstate in MishawakaNext articleMishawaka bar temporarily closed due to COVID-19 case 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. Google+ (95.3 MNC) A 69-year-old Elkhart man died in a motorcycle crash on County Road 17.The collision happened around 5:20 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, when the driver of the motorcycle, Roger West was traveling south on County Road 17, north of County Road 4, and left the west side of the roadway and down an embankment.West was ejected from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene due to his injuries by Bristol Paramedics. The crash is currently under investigation by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Team as well as the Elkhart County Coroner’s Office.last_img read more

News story: CMA to launch in-depth investigation of Tobii / Smartbox merger

first_imgTobii and Smartbox design and supply technology to enable people with complex speech and language needs to communicate. These solutions include specialised hardware and software, such as speech generating devices.As part of its initial, Phase 1, investigation the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found the deal could lead to less choice, higher prices and reduced innovation for customers.The companies are the leading suppliers in this sector, and each other’s main competitors. As such, the CMA is concerned that the merged company would face little competition, which could lead to a reduced range of products being offered, higher prices and fewer new products being developed.In January, the CMA said that it would refer the merger for a full investigation unless the parties offered acceptable undertakings to address the CMA’s competition concerns. Tobii offered undertakings intended to address the CMA’s concerns. After careful consideration, the CMA was not confident that these would resolve the concerns in a clear-cut manner. The CMA has therefore decided to refer the merger for an in-depth Phase 2 investigation.A decision on the merger will be made by a group of independent panel members supported by a case team of CMA staff. More information can be found on the Tobii / Smartbox case page.last_img read more

Food-to-go group expands capacity with new lease

first_imgAdelie Foods Group is to lease a 100,000sq ft distribution site in Heathrow in a bid to expand capacity.The food-to-go giant will use the building to extend its national distribution network in response to demand.The centre, at Prologis Park, Heathrow, has been leased from the real estate provider Prologis, which completed the build at the end of 2014.Rick Kovac, supply chain director at Adelie Foods Group, said: “We are delighted to have secured this new facility, which affords us significant extra capacity in such a great location.“The new building gives us the scope to further develop our own and our third-party distribution model and, importantly, also enables us to create a much better working environment for the team.”Adelie currently supplies the retail, coffee shop, travel and contract catering sectors with a wide range of food-to-go products.The firm was acquired by the European arm of global private equity firm H.I.G Capital earlier this month and expects to reach a turnover of nearly £300m in the current financial year.It also owns the URBAN eat brand, which announced a new ‘eat well’ range this week.last_img read more

Lotus Performs A ‘Spiritualized’ Zelda Theme In Milwaukee Opener

first_imgIt was almost a year ago to the day when Lotus last performed in Milwaukee. Last February 28th, they played a stellar show that was worthy of Wisconsin Public Television. It’s not every day that you can turn on your public access channel and see quality jamtronica! Although last night’s Lotus show won’t be rebroadcast on TV, it was still a heater and was a great way to kick off the two night run at Turner Hall Ballroom.The show opened up with “Suitcases,” an older song that got the crowd moving. They followed with newer tunes “Neon Tubes” and “Cold Facts.” An amazing “Wooly Mammoth” followed. “Mammoth” is one of their older songs, and last night it was played exceptionally well. There is no extreme shredding of the guitar, no samples from any of the band members, nor any loud bass rhythms. The song is slow and very patient, and it allows the band to really improvise and play around with a beautiful groove. Percussionist Chuck Morris’ subtle but crystal-clear tambourine hits lead to the end of the song featuring a blissful guitar lick by guitarist Mike Rempel. Last night the song was executed to musical perfection.Lotus kept the music going. They played good versions of “Age of Inexperience,” “Arupa,” and “Kesey Seed.” They chose to close out the set with fan favorite “Spiritualize.” As soon as the opening synthesizer riffs began, the crowd erupted in jubilation. This “Spiritualize” was no different than many other versions in that it was long and it afforded a jam vehicle for the band. The song got very danceable, and, when nobody was expecting it, they took it into the “Legend of Zelda” theme song. Both video game geeks and Lotus fans alike enjoyed the unique cover choice that has been a staple in their sets for years. After playing both the heroic part of the melody as well as the darker, dungeon theme, they returned to “Spiritualize” to finish the set. A double encore ended the night with smiles all around.While we hope some media of this awesome moment comes to light, here’s footage of Lotus playing the Zelda Theme from 2009:Two night runs are always short but sweet. Last night, Lotus performed well and the end result was a great show. Most in the crowd will probably be returning tonight to see Lotus continue to play in prime form. Tonight they will finish their run in Milwaukee with what will indubitably be an absolute dance party. Cheers to Lotus and cheers to the weekend!Check out the setlist below, as well as a full gallery from Daniel Ojeda:Setlist: Lotus at the Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI – 2/25/16Set: Suitcases, Neon Tubes, Cold Facts, Wooly Mammoth, Age of Inexperience, Arupa, Philly Hit, We Are Now Connected, Kesey Seed, Spiritualize> Legend of Zelda Theme> SpiritualizeEncore: Sunset of the Giant Dipper, Bush Pilot Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Five more companies that charged Vermonters’ phone bills settle with AG

first_imgFive companies that charged local consumers and businesses on their telephone bills for services to which many of the affected Vermonters say they did not consent have entered into settlements with the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, bringing to 13 the number of such settlements since mid-March of 2011. Together, the five firms billed over 3,600 Vermont consumers and businesses over $280,000, all of which must be refunded, if that has not already been done. In addition, each will pay the State of Vermont $10,000 in penalties and costs.Attorney General William H. Sorrell said that the settlements are part of his Office’s continuing crackdown on ‘cramming,’ or the placing of unauthorized inadequately-noticed charges on local telephone bills. ‘Most Vermonters have no idea that they can be billed for non-telephone services by their local phone carriers; we won’t allow other companies to take advantage of that,’ he added.In all five cases, the charging company failed to comply fully with a Vermont statute requiring that notice be mailed to consumers and businesses before charges appear on their local telephone bills. That law has now been strengthened to ban most such charges outright, the first such law in the country.In addition, one of the companies used what the Attorney General’s Office considered to be a deceptive telemarketing script, which stated that the purpose of the call was not to sell a service (which it was), but to update the prospective customer’s online listing.The settling companies are:aDigitalVillage.com, LLC, based in Lake Mary, Florida, which charged over $43,000 to 749 Vermont consumers for a webhosting and email service between 2007 and 2010.More Yellow Pages, Inc., based in Sunrise, Florida, which charged almost $57,000 to over 500 Vermont businesses for online business listings between 2008 and 2009.Personal Voice, Inc., based in Clearwater, Florida, which charged over $49,900 to 578 Vermont consumers for a voicemail service between 2004 and 2008.Voice Mail Services, Ltd., based in Las Vegas, Nevada, which charged over $89,000 to 1,144 Vermont businesses for a voicemail service between 2006 and 2010.Voicenet Telephone, LLC, based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which charged over $57,000 to 648 Vermont consumers for a long distance calling plan between 2005 and 2010.To date, the Attorney General’s initiative has resulted in 13 settlements providing for more than $890,000 in refunds to over 9,400 Vermont consumers and businesses.Attorney General’s Office October 20, 2011last_img read more

Congress’s action needed to help end rule burden: CUNA to testify

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Congress must tell regulators to stop piling regulations on top of the already crushing burden credit unions shoulder, and to stop treating the financial cooperatives as if they created the financial crisis or contributed to it. That will be CUNA’s message in testimony today before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee at a hearing titled “Preserving Consumer Choice and Financial Independence.”CUNA witness Patrick Miller, president/CEO, CBC FCU, Oxnard, Calif., will underscore that credit union compliance with such a burden of rules has costs of money and time that would be far better spent serving members.Every additional dollar spent on compliance, he will remind the financial services panel, is a dollar that cannot be made into a loan for a member.CUNA’s testimony will also highlight specific areas Congress can address now, including:Making improvements to the Federal Credit Union Act in areas such as requiring National Credit Union Administration public budget hearings, restore credit unions’ member business lending authority and improve credit union capital requirements; continue reading »last_img read more

Record social housing for Fulham scheme

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