Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando to retire after MLS season

first_imgMarch 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando to retire after MLS season Rimando announced his decision Friday, a day ahead of Salt Lake’s season opener. Rimando, who turns 40 in June, holds Major League Soccer records for wins, shutouts, saves, games and minutes. He says on Twitter “it’s time for me to step away and start my next adventure.” He made 22 appearances for the U.S. and was the No. 3 goalkeeper on the 2014 World Cup roster. Rimando joined Salt Lake for the 2007 season after playing for Miami from 2000-01 and D.C. United from 2003-06. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando says he will retire after this season. Tags: MLS/Nick Rimando/Real Salt Lake Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

New Year starts with flurry of new estate agency branch openings

first_imgThe New Year has kicked off with a flurry of new estate agency branch openings and business expansions within the property industry, including most recently a new office for Martin & Co.Its Ashford franchisee Kevin Hall has launched a new branch outside the Kent town in the village of Wye after acquiring a 100-property lettings portfolio and some staff from rival Foxwood Maclean.Hall also operates a branch in Canterbury on the city’s historic Castle Street and, since starting the business nine years ago after a career in the City, now looks after 1,000 properties.“I was previously nervous of franchises, but Martin & Co has proved it is in for the long term and without the Group’s support and advice I would certainly not have the successful businesses that I do now,” he says.ChancellorsOther expansion around the UK includes Chancellors, which is to open a new branch on the outskirts of Swindon as a huge new homes construction site gets underway on its eastern fringes.In East Anglia, estate agent Moneyproperties is to open a second branch in Attleborough after many years operating solely from Wymondham, while Norwich estate agent Christine Mallinder, who has worked for several corporate agencies, recently set up her own estate agency, Vario.Derbyshire firm Amber Homes has also joined the fray, announcing that it has bought a commercial site after deciding to withdraw from its high street premises in Ripley and move into a new office in Alfreton.“It became apparent to us that today’s house purchaser doesn’t visit an estate agency on the High Street, instead relying more on sites such as Rightmove to do their research,” says director Daniel Housley.“The offices we now have in Alfreton will enable us to grow the business in the future by offering the support of a mortgage advisor and savings/insurance expert.”Moneyproperties Vario Amber Homes Ashford Kent martin and co January 13, 2020Nigel 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 » Agencies & People » New Year starts with flurry of new estate agency branch openings previous nextAgencies & PeopleNew Year starts with flurry of new estate agency branch openingsAgencies in Kent, Wiltshire, East Anglia and Derbyshire announce expansion plans and new branches since the beginning of 2020.Nigel Lewis13th January 20200906 Viewslast_img read more

Oxford jailbreakers Tokyo-bound

first_imgNew College is enjoying further jailbreak success, with three second year females currently in Belgium after “getting a lift in the back of a van feeling like we were being people smuggled”. As one of the three informs Cherwell, “We’re on the way to Germany with two chain-smoking Germans who we’re struggling to talk to but seem quite friendly, and keep offering us beef jerky”.Destinations reached by other jailbreak include Calais, Birmingham International Airport, and Manchester.Adam tried the line today of “Capitalism is evil, charity is good!” in the mddle of covent garden. It didn’t work #oxjailbreak— Aaron Simons (@AaronPSimons) February 1, 2014Cheers to the man in the mankini who gave is a lift @oxfordjailbreak #jailbreak2014 pic.twitter.com/82vJ5VIOXx— VK (@vkondon) February 1, 2014Just been given £15 by a man cracking a 12ft whip outside the National Portrait Gallery. Crazy. Almost have our bus faye! #oxjailbreak— Penguins on the run (@Penguinontherun) February 1, 2014The good get to Vienna, the great endure Staines. #oxjailbreak— Oxford Jailbreak (@oxfordjailbreak) February 1, 2014Follow Oxford Jailbreak on Twitter here Three New College participants in the RAG jailbreak weekend are en route to Tokyo, after receiving free return flights from Virgin boss Richard Branson.After leaving Oxford early this morning, the three students, Charlie Parkes, Rob Harris and Caitlin Place, made their way to Heathrow before catching the 12.00pm flight to Narita International Airport, Tokyo.The team, ‘No rest ‘til Budapest’, have seemingly surpassed even their own expectations. It is believed that Sir Richard Branson’s generosity came after a chance meeting with one holidaying team member over Christmas. The team have attracted particular interest, featuring in an article on the Virgin website’s homepage, and a tweet of support from Branson.Best of luck to the @oxfordrag Jailbreak teams. Love this spirit of adventure! http://t.co/EfoOZTWP4h #readbyrichard— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) February 1, 2014 Just after noon Rob Harris posted confirmation on his raise2give page, “Just boarded our flight to Tokyo! See you on the other side. #JailVirgins #OxJailbreak”.The three students are in their first year of studying PPE together at New College, and have previously uploaded a promotional video to Youtube.last_img read more

Ocean City Boys Pull Away From EHT

first_imgBy Lesley GrahamIn what was a back and forth contest for most of the evening, the Ocean City High School boys’ basketball team defeated Egg Harbor Township, 57-38, in the second game Saturday of the Coaches vs. Cancer doubleheader.The starting five for Ocean City – Joey Sacco, Luke Varallo, Donovan Graham, Mike Rhodes and Gannon Brady – combined for 52 of Ocean City’s 57 points.  Varallo led all scorers with 18 points for the Red Raiders.  The contest was a physical battle between both teams. The opening quarter was slow to get started for the Red Raiders before they were able to put together a 14-6 run midway through the quarter. Ocean City ended the first quarter up by eight.  In the second quarter, high-intensity action continued with the referees allowing physical play to occur on both ends of the court. There was great hustle and ballhandling skills by both teams, but Ocean City was able to find and make some open shots. The Red Raiders took a 10-point lead into the locker room at halftime. Both teams fight for a loose ball.The Eagles came out of halftime with the hot-shooting hand, going on a run of their own in the third quarter. They were able to close the gap and make it a three-point game during the third quarter and were down by only six headed into the final minutes of the game.  But Ocean City found its shooting groove, draining baskets in the fourth quarter when the Eagles were unable to get the ball to drop. Ocean City allowed Egg Harbor Township only two points in the final quarter to close out the victory.The boys’ win followed a 50-14 victory by the Ocean City girls’ basketball team over Egg Harbor Township in the first game of the Coaches vs. Cancer doubleheader.The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a national collaboration between the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society that encourages local communities, teams and their coaches to make a difference in the fight against cancer.Ocean City’s tight defense holds Egg Harbor Township to only two points in the fourth quarter to close out the win. Ocean City’s Joey Sacco brings the ball up court in the Red Raiders’ victory over Egg Harbor Township.last_img read more

Fitch: Solar capacity in U.S. could jump by 100 gigawatts by 2030

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Fitch Solutions Macro Research has released a report, Midwest U.S. Set To Experience Strong Growth In Solar Sector, which makes some very bold predictions about the future of the solar industry in America’s heartland.Chief among those bold predictions, Fitch states that it expects the region to contribute heavily to the 100 GW of solar power capacity expected to come to the United States over the next 10 years. This astronomical, gargantuan, whichever word of scope you use to describe, prediction is supported mainly by the region’s large proposed solar project pipeline, with a total potential added capacity of a smidge under 79 GWac that are registered within the MISO, SPP and PJM generation interconnection queues – the grid operators that cover the region.Fitch expects that this unprecedented development will be driven by the strengthened renewable energy targets of Midwest states, cities and utilities. Chiefly among these targets, Fitch references Wisconsin’s 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050 goal, the 100% renewable electricity pledges made by Chicago, IL and Madison, WI, DTE and Xcel’s plans for carbon neutrality by 2050 and the litany of renewable energy-based requests for proposals sweeping the region.Strangely, the report doesn’t address the trend of large corporations increasingly adopting renewable generations to fulfill their power needs. The report, however, also attributes the projected growth to year-over-year improvements in the technologies associated with solar projects, the ever-falling costs of developing and installing solar and the expanding adoption of community solar initiatives in the region.That last point is an especially interesting one, as in 2019 utilities in Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska all launched their first community solar programs, with most being so successful that they led to over-demand and filled their capacities nearly immediately.These projections by Fitch paint an incredibly bullish view on the future of solar development, one more optimistic than the projections made by Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie. These two organizations are currently projecting a 2019 solar market of 12.6 GW, with Fitch estimating an annual Midwest average growth of 83% of that figure. Obviously, the expectation is that those annual additions would increase exponentially so that the biggest additions are being made at the end of the decade. The 79 GW project pipeline only includes projects to be completed through 2023, so, if even a third of that goes on-line, that would lend major credence to the optimistic projections of the region as a whole.More: The Midwest’s solar future will be unlike anything seen before Fitch: Solar capacity in U.S. could jump by 100 gigawatts by 2030last_img read more

WATCH: ‘The Fourth Phase’ | From the Makers of The Art of Flight

first_img“Life begins. Clouds form. A snowstorm atop high peaks falls heavy, melts, flows through tributaries, into rivers. It finds the sea and turns to the air. This process we follow. This cycle we ride.”These words mark the beginning of an endorphin inducing trailer for a new backcountry snowboarding film from the makers of the classic ‘The Art of Flight.’Travis Rice’s ‘The Fourth Phase’ will bring some of snowboarding’s most impressive talents to the big screen.“It has taken everything I have learned over my life to prepare for what the past several years has challenged us with,” Rice told Red Bull. “Immersion into the winter wilderness with a few trusted comrades and a vow to not ride anything we have ever ridden before has made this the most exciting project yet. We have a team of some of the most committed riders, and a production crew that has gone all in. We’re headed back into the field soon, but before we go dark again we wanted to share a taste of what we’ve been working on.”Be on the lookout for this highly touted adventure film sometime in the fall of 2016. In the meantime, let this short but powerful teaser get you amped for the 2015-16 powder season.last_img read more

Neutron Vision: Going Beyond X-Rays for Advanced Imaging in the Field

first_imgThe ICONS program seeks expertise in accelerator and plasma science, high-voltage engineering, enabling multi-function materials, integrated design optimization, and pulsed power. “We’re looking for innovative designs and construction methods to shrink a neutron accelerator from 10 meters or longer down to 1 meter or less, similar to the size of portable X-ray tubes today,” said Vincent Tang, DARPA program manager. “Creating a high-yield, directional neutron source in a very compact package is a significant challenge,” Tang added. “But a successful ICONS program would provide an imaging tool with significant national security applications, able to deliver very detailed, accurate internal imaging of objects in any setting.” Seeking to expand the United States’ capability to detect and identify materials that are not easily visualized by conventional imaging technologies, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) released an announcement inviting proposals to develop portable, next-generation imaging tools that combine the complementary benefits of X-ray and neutron radiography. X-Ray imaging has proven invaluable in a host of military and commercial applications—from spotting tiny cracks in aircraft wings, to making medical diagnoses, to scanning passengers’ bags to keep the flying public safe. As useful as X-ray scanning is, however, it is limited in what it detects. For example, while X-ray radiography can highlight heavier chemical elements very well (think of shiny silver fillings on a dental X-ray), it’s not very good at revealing lighter elements, such as hydrogen. That’s why X-ray radiography machines are generally “blind” to water or other liquids. DARPA’s new Intense and Compact Neutron Sources (ICONS) program seeks to develop a portable unit able to generate both neutrons and X-rays. Such a device would harness the complementary strengths of the two imaging sources and enable much more detailed radiography in field settings. The ICONS program seeks expertise in accelerator and plasma science, high-voltage engineering, enabling multi-function materials, integrated design optimization, and pulsed power. By contrast, neutron radiography—which uses neutrons to image objects—is very good at visualizing lighter elements and liquids, in some cases even identifying a substance’s atomic makeup. Unfortunately, neutron sources are not nearly as portable and practical as X-ray machines, typically extending up to tens of meters in length and requiring powerful energy sources to generate the neutrons. DARPA’s new Intense and Compact Neutron Sources (ICONS) program seeks to develop a portable unit able to generate both neutrons and X-rays. Such a device would harness the complementary strengths of the two imaging sources and enable much more detailed radiography in field settings. “We’re looking for innovative designs and construction methods to shrink a neutron accelerator from 10 meters or longer down to 1 meter or less, similar to the size of portable X-ray tubes today,” said Vincent Tang, DARPA program manager. “Creating a high-yield, directional neutron source in a very compact package is a significant challenge,” Tang added. “But a successful ICONS program would provide an imaging tool with significant national security applications, able to deliver very detailed, accurate internal imaging of objects in any setting.” By contrast, neutron radiography—which uses neutrons to image objects—is very good at visualizing lighter elements and liquids, in some cases even identifying a substance’s atomic makeup. Unfortunately, neutron sources are not nearly as portable and practical as X-ray machines, typically extending up to tens of meters in length and requiring powerful energy sources to generate the neutrons. For example, Tang said, ICONS could enable non-destructive evaluation of military equipment with greater fidelity than X-rays, revealing water penetration and corrosion in aircraft wings and welds on ships. Neutron imaging could also help detect explosives and contraband by identifying the chemical and atomic make-up of an object or its contents. And it could assist in forensics and attribution, such as differentiating sources of ammunition through imaging of the propellant fill levels. X-Ray imaging has proven invaluable in a host of military and commercial applications—from spotting tiny cracks in aircraft wings, to making medical diagnoses, to scanning passengers’ bags to keep the flying public safe. As useful as X-ray scanning is, however, it is limited in what it detects. For example, while X-ray radiography can highlight heavier chemical elements very well (think of shiny silver fillings on a dental X-ray), it’s not very good at revealing lighter elements, such as hydrogen. That’s why X-ray radiography machines are generally “blind” to water or other liquids. For more information, visit: http://go.usa.gov/dWJw. By Dialogo January 01, 2015 For example, Tang said, ICONS could enable non-destructive evaluation of military equipment with greater fidelity than X-rays, revealing water penetration and corrosion in aircraft wings and welds on ships. Neutron imaging could also help detect explosives and contraband by identifying the chemical and atomic make-up of an object or its contents. And it could assist in forensics and attribution, such as differentiating sources of ammunition through imaging of the propellant fill levels. Seeking to expand the United States’ capability to detect and identify materials that are not easily visualized by conventional imaging technologies, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) released an announcement inviting proposals to develop portable, next-generation imaging tools that combine the complementary benefits of X-ray and neutron radiography. For more information, visit: http://go.usa.gov/dWJw.last_img read more

4 easy steps to lose those extra Thanksgiving pounds

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details When are you going to crave Turkey again? Going to be a while? Yeah me too. There’s a fair chance that we all gained a little weight over Thanksgiving, and most of us are probably looking for a few easy ways to drop a few pounds over the next couple weeks. If this is you, here are a few things you can try…Just eat less: Take a good look at the food portions you normally eat and find easy ways to cut back. If you’re a chronic over-eater, you may have gotten used to the way you feel when you eat a little too much. Give your body some time to adjust to the change and see how much better you’ll feel. Plus, you can probably save money by turning one meal into two.Get back to the gym: You remember at the beginning of the year when you were excited about going to the gym a few times a week? It’s time to regain that excitement and get back on a regular workout routine.Drink lots of water: The easiest calories to cut out of your diet are the liquid ones. Maybe you love coffee, Dr. Pepper, or sweet tea, but committing to drinking only water for a couple weeks can be the easiest and safest way to drop weight quickly.Bench that favorite meal: We all have that one not-so-healthy favorite meal that we eat quite often. Now is the time to make the sacrifice to avoid eating it for a couple weeks. Replace those meals with a salad each time and see the difference a few meals can make.last_img read more

The world names of investments and hotels are coming to Croatia in seven days

first_imgIn seven days, on February 14th and 15th, the Adria Hotel Forum, the largest hotel and investment conference in Southeast Europe and one of the five largest in Europe, will be held for the sixth time.The biggest news of this year’s event is that at the Adria Hotel Forum represent investors who manage a total of more than $ 500 billion, and vice presidents of global hotel companies talk about the future of the industry, and these are the investment funds Starwood Capital and Morgan Stanley.A panel discussion of investors will moderate Dirk Bakker, Head of Hotel Investment Department for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and the panelists are: Keith evans – Vice President for Hotel Acquisitions, Starwood Capital and Ulf Pleschiutschnig, Investment Director for Southeast Europe, Austria, the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries, Morgan Stanley.But it’s not just our star’s investors. Over 60 experts who come to the Adria Hotel Forum manage thousands of hotels, monitor the global market and know how the hotel industry will develop in the coming years.Just some of them are: Christian Giraud, Senior Vice President of Development for Europe, Accor Hotels ( Accor Hotels manages 2.852 hotels and a total of 321.266 rooms in 32 European countries), Kenneth Hatton, Senior Vice President of Global Development, Belmond ( Belmond is a collection of 49 iconic hotels, trains and river cruisers in 24 countries), Andrew Sangster, owner, Hotel Analyst ( Andrew Sangster is a leading financial journalist who launched his Hotel Analyst project 10 years ago with the aim of becoming an intellectual “hub” for the hotel and investment industry)In order to hear about the practice of other Mediterranean countries in the development of tourism as an economic activity, the Minister of Tourism of Malta, Dr. Konrad Mizzi, State Secretary for Development and Tourism Policy of the Greek Ministry of Tourism, George Tziallas and State Secretary of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, Damir Davidović.This year’s theme is “OUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY”The reason for this year’s theme is the geopolitical and security situation, which in all European countries greatly affects tourism results. And while the entire region is recording a significant increase in tourists and investment, it is unquestionable that North Africa and Turkey will recover at some point. That is why the Forum will focus on key issues such as:Are we responsible for the growth achieved or is it happening to us on its own?Are we competitive?How Eastern and Southern European countries like Bulgaria and Greece are tackling the challenges of labor shortagesA number of other unavoidable topics are:Key development guidelines to be discussed by Otmar Michaeler – FMTG CEO, Živorad Vasić – IHG Regional Director, Marybelle Arnett – Hilton Vice President for Development for Eastern Europe, Ivana Budin Arhanić – Valamar Riviera Development DirectorComparison of the hotel market in the cities of Vienna, Belgrade, Budapest, Ljubljana, Sarajevo and ZagrebImplementation of the Personal Data Protection Act (GDPR)Hotel companies on the stock market: Milena Perković – Member of the Management Board of Arena Hospitality Group, Marko Čižmek – Member of the Management Board of Valamar Riviere, Frank Reul – Director of Accora Development for Eastern Europe and Krešimir Huljev – Director of Strategy and Capital Markets of Sunce ConcernAnd many othersYou can view the entire program hereAnd as an added value for all participants, exclusively in order to present the results at the Forum, analyzes were made:Economic forecastsThe relationship between the hotel market and private accommodation for ZagrebSponsors and partners of AHF 2018 are the Ministry of Tourism of Croatia, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the Croatian National Tourist Board and the City of Zagreb.All information can be found at official site Forum.last_img read more

Four global hotel chains have invested $ 50 million in a meeting space reservation platform

first_imgThe platform, initially called Eventaglobal, has received a total of 5,5m euros in investment since its inception. The $ 50 million investment will help them hire new employees in the company as well as further develop the platform. “It will have a significant ownership share and each of the hotel brands will have a representative office on our boardSaid David Kloeppel, president of Group360. “It is obvious that this is a significant investment and that hoteliers have a significant economic interest in the future of the company. They recognized the efforts we are making to improve the meeting space reservation system.” This contract implies the ownership of a significant part of the company by hotel chains, although the managers do not provide more detailed details about the ownership structure of the company nor about the commercial model Group360. Global hotel chains often overlook the benefits that conference room booking technologies would allow them. But several large hoteliers have decided to invest in a platform for reserving meeting space called Groups360, reports Skift. “We need to hire more staff to continue to create a platform that meets the needs of consumersSaid CEO Group360. Source: Shift Namely, it is an investment worth 50 million dollars of hotel chains Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group, Accor and Hilton Hotels and Resorts. The Groups360 platform was founded in 2014 by several former executives of Gaylord Entertainment.last_img read more