January 22, 2021 /Sports News – Local Mitchell helps Jazz beat Pelicans for 7th straight win Associated Press Tags: Donovan Mitchell/NBA/Utah Jazz Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored a season-high 36 points, and the Utah Jazz rallied to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 129-118 for their seventh straight win.Mitchell went 6 for 8 from 3-point range in another efficient performance. Mike Conley scored 20 points and Jordan Clarkson had 19 for Utah, which has the longest active win streak in the NBA.
TGS completes reprocessing of new regional 2D survey in the Russian Sea of Okhotsk. (Credit: TGS) TGS, a leading provider of multi-client geoscience data for exploration & production (E&P) companies, has announced that it has completed the reprocessing of a 21,631-square kilometer regional 2D seismic survey offshore Sakhalin Island, in the Russian Sea of Okhotsk. The reprocessing has been undertaken with the support of TGS’ Russian partner, DMNG.Following completion of the project, first data has been sent out to pre-funding customers and is now available to all industry customers. The survey covers acreage that has shown excellent prospectivity, and exploration looks highly promising.This reprocessing project is the second phase of a mission to provide greater offshore coverage of the region, following TGS’ original 2D Phase 1 Clari-Fi broadband reprocessing of 18,970 square kilometers in 2019. Together, these products will provide much-needed high quality data for explorers and interpreters, giving greater clarity of decision-making.Kristian Johansen, CEO at TGS, said: “Offshore Russia has long been an important region for TGS and the completion of the second phase of processing in the Sea of Okhotsk further strengthens our library of data here. There have been a number of significant discoveries of both oil and gas in recent years and our seismic data will be a core tool for explorers as they seek to further develop offshore hydrocarbon resources in the area in the years to come.” Source: Company Press Release Following completion of the project, first data has been sent out to pre-funding customers and is now available to all industry customers.
Home » News » Sporle: Why I am stepping down from The Property Ombudsman previous nextRegulation & LawSporle: Why I am stepping down from The Property OmbudsmanKatrine Sporle talks to The Negotiator about the reasons she is leaving the redress scheme and her hopes for the the new Ombudsman who takes her place.Sheila Manchester14th January 20201 Comment1,546 Views The Chief Executive of The Property Ombudsman, Katrine Sporle, has announced that she will leave the role in November 2020.Katrine has told The Negotiator that she will miss her role, saying, “I have been so fortunate to be able to help shape The Property Ombudsman (TPO) and make sure it is facing the right direction for the future. I could have extended for a couple more years but I felt it was better to have someone appointed from November 2020 who will be here until 2029.“This is such an important, full on job that you have to give it total commitment – and be on your toes for the ever changing, dynamic environment that is the sector.“I am certain that TPO does a good job in putting right the honest mistakes that agents make – and I am a huge advocate of Lord Best’s RoPA recommendations, and hope they might be extended to the new homes sector as well. That’s what I hope we will get from a new Ombudsman – a place at the table for making progress from an evidence base of what can go wrong if no-one is looking.”There is also another reason, for her departure…“And, I’m now a Grandmother! Baby Benedict is eight weeks old and I want to do my bit to support and nurture!”The jobThis is no role for those seeking an easy life. The Salisbury offices of TPO employs 80 staff members to manage enquiries and resolve complaints. In 2018, 29,023 enquiries and 4246 complaints were received, and over £2 million was paid to consumers in awards. 97% of awards were paid, 92% of complex cases resolved within three months by year end and 100% of local resolutions were processed within 10 days.Read more about Katrine’s time at TPO.Fancy applying? Read more about the role here. Katrine Sporle The Property Ombudsman TPO January 14, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 15th January 2020 at 4:42 pmKatrine Sporle has carried out her duties well, and my hope is that the next baton taker has a really good grip of the dynamics of the property industry. I fully understand the the TPO has a really important position – to offer redress and not regulation. But, I am a little surprised that no-one who has or is currently employed within the industry within the last five years is allowed to apply for the position.I think that some of the great and the good within the industry would add a lot to the role, I am aware that several committees feed into the TPO, but, it is often the engine driver who can make all the difference, and if they have been driving an engine and have key knowledge that often helps.Log in to ReplyWhat’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
Oxford University has this week unveiled initialdesign plans as part of the Masterplan for the Radcliffe Infirmary developmentdue to commence mid-2007.The project team is to maintainand renovate the original Radcliffe Infirmary building, completed in 1770, butreplace the more recent surrounding development with new buildings.A spokesperson for Rafael VinolyArchitects, who have been employed by the University for the project, said, “Theinspiration for the new development came from the surrounding environment. Forinstance, the nearby observatory and the Oxford University Press building werevery important in our planning process.“We wanted to open the visualavenues so that the original buildings could be appreciated as they deserved tobe. We also wanted to remove the later additions that were suffocating theRadcliffe Infirmary and have it in its original garden position.”The new development is potentiallyto house the Mathematics and Statistics departments and the Humanities faculties.The Radcliffe Infirmary site liesbetween the Woodstock Roadand Walton Streetand is also bordered by Somerville and Green Colleges.The University has estimated thatit will need a surplus 100,000 sq m for functional estate over the next 20years due to growth in educational and research activity. This need is to becatered for principally by the Radcliffe Infirmary Site, which was purchasedfrom the NHS in March 2003.The University’s interest in theRadcliffe Infirmary site for development dates back to the 1960s, when theHolford Report on land requirements of the University identified the RadcliffeInfirmary as the only sizeable developable land in the city centre, and statedthat the acquisition of it was of “primary importance”. A spokesperson for the projectteam spoke of his satisfaction with the Masterplan’s progress: “I don’t thinkanyone envisaged arriving at a universally agreed concept as rapidly as we havedone. 180 people have visited on the first day of the exhibition and thefeedback has been overwhelmingly positive.”One student, who did not wish tobe named, said he had visited the exhibition on the day it was was opened. “Ithink the plans look very impressive, but I am concerned that the location ofthe new site is too far removed from the centre of the city. The majority ofthe colleges are a good ten or 15 minutes walk from the Infirmary development.It would be a shame if the new learning centre meant that the city lost itsvibrant atmosphere to North Oxford.”ARCHIVE: 2nd week MT 2005
Pryces the Bakers has launched a new website – www.pryces.com – where customers can order a selection of goods including muffins, cookies and gift hampers.The Manchester-based independent craft bakery said it will also be offering a Bake-It-Yourself range, as well as a wide selection of cake decorations and accessories, on the back of the rise in home-baking.Martyn Price, company director, said: “Pryces the Bakers’ expansion into the e-commerce marketplace was driven by a desire to keep up with consumers, who are doing their shopping online now more than ever before.”Joanne Price, co-director, added: “We believe that we are one of the first traditional independent bakers to offer such a wide range of goods online , and at Pryces we think that consumer appetite for online shopping will continue to grow and we hope that some of that shopping will be done on our website.”It has timed its launch to coincide with Father’s Day, and will be offering a special cupcakes and gift hampers at a special introductory price.
Dell EMC now offers the LARGEST, SMALLEST and MOST array-based solutions in Microsoft’s SQL Server Fast Track catalog – what else would you expect from the leader in midrange storage?Today’s business thrives on a steady diet of data – and Microsoft SQL Server is one of the premier technologies helping companies of all sizes capitalize on the value of that data, delivering real-time operational intelligence to create competitive advantage in nearly every industry.Some assembly required?But before you can achieve the benefits of SQL Server, you’ll need more than just software – an entire ecosystem is involved. Whether the goal is traditional high-scale OLTP, advanced analytics, or the foundation of an AI/ML solution, successful deployments also require:Powerful compute resources to efficiently drive millions (or billions) of transactionsFast, flexible storage to cost-effectively handle a growing tsunami of inputThese essential elements must work together with the host operating system, network infrastructure and SQL Server itself to deliver a throughput flow optimized for the specific database use desired. If key components are sized incorrectly or misconfigured, you may end up spending too much, wasting personnel resources – or worst of all, not achieving the performance or flexibility required to meet your business objectives. The necessary multi-disciplinary planning and coordination can be extremely complex. Take the SQL Fast Track That’s where Dell EMC’s Microsoft Data Warehouse Fast Track solutions come in. Fast Track is a joint effort between Microsoft and its infrastructure partners to deliver validated, pre-configured deployment guides that reduce the complexity of advanced data warehouse projects. These detailed solution “cookbooks” include ready-to-order hardware specs for balanced compute and storage systems, test-validated OS and software settings, cabling diagrams, and everything else required to ensure your deployment goes quickly and correctly the first time.As a long-standing Microsoft partner, it’s not surprising Dell EMC takes a leadership position in the Fast Track program, where we now offer the LARGEST (200TB), the SMALLEST (8TB) and the MOST array-based solutions (we’ve documented 14 diverse configurations and counting).*Large-scale SQL powerhouseOur latest Fast Track solution, certified by Microsoft this week, is the highest-capacity from any vendor in the catalogue. This 200TB scalable blueprint is suitable for leading innovators in industries such as banking and healthcare – or anyone else with mission-critical, performance-intensive application needs.200TB Reference Architecture200TB Deployment and Configuration GuideFeaturing our Dell EMC SC9000 array and Dell EMC PowerEdge R940 servers, the new configuration provides true enterprise-class capabilities. SC9000 scales to 6PB per array, with multi-array federation, intelligent deduplication/compression, automated RAID tiering and auto-failover for built-in disaster recovery. The SCOS 7.3 array firmware update (see video overview) recently boosted SQL transactions-per-second by 44% (!), allowing the 200TB Fast Track system to hit 1 million IOPS, with max IOPS for the array itself now over 2.2 million.PowerEdge R940 also drives phenomenal SQL performance with quad Intel Xeon processors and up to 112 cores, 6TB of memory and 12 NVDIMMs. Automated server management simplifies IT operations, built-in security features protect your assets – and together, these best-in-class Dell EMC products enable high availability architectures with Windows Server, Hyper-V and VMware.Affordable SQL entryBut big companies aren’t the only ones who need state-of-the-art business intelligence. Fortunately, an SC Series/PowerEdge combination also powers the smallest array-based solution in the Fast Track portfolio. Our 8TB SQL SCv3020 array / R740 server configuration delivers high-value services surprisingly similar to the 200TB solution described above, allowing businesses of all sizes to start small without sacrificing the advantages of enterprise-class technology.8TB Reference Architecture8TB Deployment and Configuration GuideAnd everything SQL in betweenIf neither of the above “starting point” configs suits your unique needs, there are literally a dozen other Dell EMC solutions in the Fast Track catalogue, including a 100TB configuration using the same affordable SCv3020 / R740 combination. Easy evolution between solutions is a hallmark of SC Series storage – but all the Dell EMC Fast Track configurations offer the assurance of single-vendor simplicity and integration from the market leader in both storage and servers. Once you start with Dell EMC, you know we can take you wherever your business needs to go.Entry to enterprise. Trusted. Validated. It’s why thousands of customers worldwide choose Dell EMC as their one-stop SQL shop. Because in the end, neither Dell EMC nor Microsoft will be satisfied until we make your SQL Server deployment a key enabler of your company’s success.Learn more:SC Series storagePowerEdge servers * As of Nov 7, 2018 publication
Star Files Ramin Karimloo, Zachary Levi and Chris O’Dowd are among the winners of the 70th annual Theatre World Awards, which honor outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance during the 2013-2014 theatrical season. The winners will be celebrated at a ceremony on June 2 at Circle in the Square, hosted by Peter Filichia.First presented in 1945, the Theatre World Awards, founded by John Willis, the Editor-in-Chief of both Theatre World and its companion volume, Screen World, are the oldest awards given for Outstanding Broadway and Off-Broadway Debut Performances. They are presented annually at the end of the theater season to six actors and six actresses for their significant, reviewable, debut performances in a Broadway or off-Broadway production.The full list of honorees is below.2014 Theatre World Award WinnersOutstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance during the 2013-2014 theatrical seasonPaul Chahidi, Twelfth Night, or What You WillNick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway Bryan Cranston, All the WayMary Bridget Davies, A Night with Janis JoplinSarah Greene, The Cripple of InishmaanRebecca Hall, MachinalRamin Karimloo, Les MisérablesZachary Levi, First DateChris O’Dowd, Of Mice and MenSophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the SunEmerson Steele, VioletLauren Worsham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder2014 Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater WinnerOutstanding Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway ProductionCelia Keenan-Bolger for her performance as Laura in The Glass Menagerie2014 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre WinnerChristopher Plummer View Comments Zachary Levi
Dada Woof Papa Hot View Comments Tickets are now on sale to check out Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey, Patrick Breen and more in Dada Woof Papa Hot off-Broadway. Helmed by Scott Ellis, the new play by Peter Parnell will begin previews on October 15 and officially open on November 9 at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse TheaterAlan (Hickey) and Rob (Breen) are an older married couple with a three-year-old daughter and a life they fought for decades to be allowed to lead. But in the course of one school year, Alan, Rob and their friends struggle with what it means to be married with children at this head-spinning cultural moment. By turns comic and serious, Dada Woof Papa Hot asks the question: are the challenges of gay dads the same as those of straight ones, or is there something fundamentally different about being a gay parent?Joining Hickey and Breen in the cast will be Tammy Blanchard, Alex Hurt, Kellie Overbey, John Pankow and Stephen Plunkett. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Related Shows
Steven P. Crowther of South Burlington and R. Prescott Jaunich of Charlotte have been named directors of the law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. As directors, they share in the management and ownership of the firm. The two attorneys work in the firm’s Burlington office. The change was effective on Jan. 1.Crowther provides employment law advice to clients in both union and non-union settings, and helps employers to establish and maintain good employment policies and workplace practices. He is also an experienced litigator in commercial, insurance defense, and employment discrimination matters. A graduate of Skidmore College, he earned his law degree at Tulane University Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1995. Before joining DRM in 1998, he practiced law in New Orleans, where he represented corporate clients in employment discrimination, toxic tort, and other commercial litigation matters.Jaunich joined the firm in August 2001 as a senior associate. His practice focuses on commercial real estate matters. Before joining DRM, Jaunich was a founding partner at the firm Terra Law LLP in San Jose, Calif. He was active in several organizations in California, including the Home Builders’ Association of Northern California, the Mountain Winery Kids’ Foundation and the Silicon Valley Business Forum. A graduate of Middlebury College, Jaunich received his law degree from Vermont Law School in 1992, together with a masters degree in environmental law, magna cum laude.Downs Rachlin Martin is Vermont’s largest law firm with more than 45 attorneys working from offices in Brattleboro, Burlington, St. Johnsbury, and Montpelier, Vt., and in Littleton, N.H. DRM provides legal services in the areas of litigation, business law, labor and employment, captive insurance, environmental law, estate planning, tax law, public utilities, real estate, health care, intellectual property, creditors rights, venture capital and insurance defense. It represents clients in legislative and regulatory affairs through the Government Affairs group.
Carol Moran-Brown, Director of International Student Services and Counseling at Champlain College, has received a Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA), New England Region. The award acknowledges the three years she served as chair of the New England region of NAFSA. It also acknowledges the work she did in uncovering an embezzlement situation in the region. A year-long investigation resulted in restitution of $58,000 to NAFSA members.