BYU pulls away late to beat UCLA 78-63 at Maui Invitational

first_imgNovember 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU pulls away late to beat UCLA 78-63 at Maui Invitational Written by Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/Maui Jim Maui Invitational Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Jake Toolson scored 20 points, TJ Haws added 15 and Brigham Young knocked off UCLA 78-63 in the opening round of the Maui Invitational on Monday night.BYU (4-2) made up for a size disadvantage against UCLA with ball movement and good perimeter shooting. The Cougars hit 62% from the floor, 9 of 18 3s and used a pair of big runs to pull away in the second half.Haws scored 12 of his points after halftime and Kolby Lee added 13 for BYU.UCLA (4-2) shot well early in both halves but went cold late to lose its second straight to a smaller-conference school.Jules Bernard had 16 points and Cody Riley added 12 for the Bruins.The Day 1 Maui finale featured two teams with new coaches.Mick Cronin arrived at UCLA after a successful stint at Cincinnati hoping to rebuild a program that had lost its way under previous coach Steve Alford.The Bruins were off to a solid start before a 10-point home loss to Hofstra in their last game before heading to Maui.Mark Pope returned to BYU following at stint at Utah Valley, taking over after his former boss, Dave Rose retired.The Cougars have wins over Cal State Fullerton and Houston, but lost to San Diego State and Boise State with star player Yoeli Childs suspended due to paperwork issues.Both teams shot well early once in Maui.UCLA worked the ball inside out and cooled after a fast start, finishing the first half 13 for 29 from the floor.BYU offset the Bruins’ size advantage by going outside and slashing, hitting 15 of 23 shots to lead 36-32.The second half started the same way, both teams hitting shots, neither able to get much separation.The Cougars took control with a 12-2 run to go up 63-54 with six minutes left and went on a late 15-2 run to put the Bruins away.BIG PICTUREBYU struggled shooting at times this season but had no such problem in the Lahaina Civic Center to earn a spot in the Maui semifinals.UCLA was unable to use its advantages in size and athleticism, and now is headed to the loser’s side of the bracket.UP NEXTBYU plays No. 4 Kansas in Tuesday’s semifinals.UCLA faces Chaminade.last_img read more

BMV Proposes New Rule To Change Gender On Driver’s License

first_img BMV Proposes New Rule To Change Gender On Driver’s LicenseNovember 24, 2019  |   Posted by: Janet WilliamsBy Brandon BargerTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—Proposed changes to the rules allowing Hoosiers to legally change their gender on their driver’s licenses creates a process that is cumbersome and bureaucratic, critics say.The public will have a chance to be heard Monday when Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is holding a hearing on the proposed changes. One of the issues involves allowing people to change their ID to a neutral X rather than choosing male or female.Under the current process, which has been in effect since 2009, an individual can go to a BMV license branch and amend the existing credential, said Christine Meyer, the director of communications and public affair for the BMV. Acceptable supporting documents include a certified amended birth certificate, a physician’s statement of gender change or a letter signed and dated by a doctor citing specific language in state regulations. The BMV is processing gender changes under the current rules, Meyer said, but will not approve a change from male or female to an X or gender neutral symbol until the rules are in place.Rep. Chris Chyung, D-Dyer, at an event earlier this fall, said he believes the BMV’s proposed rules to change gender on drivers’ licenses in cumbersome.Photo by Brandon Barger, TheStatehouseFile.comIn order to change gender identity under the proposed new rules, a person would have to get a form from the Department of Health and then have their physician sign it stating that the person “has been under my care and has received appropriate clinical treatment for transition.”They then have to mail the form back to the department with a photo ID. The department will mail back a confirmation that the individual will take to a BMV office to get the revised ID.“The BMV will not process any additional X applications until the rule change is complete,” Meyer said.  “Once the rule making is complete, the State Department of Health will work with applicants and walk them through the process of receiving an amended birth certificate or the necessary state form should the applicant not be a native Hoosier.”Rep. Chris Chyung, D-Dyer, said he believes the rules changes are cumbersome and shouldn’t be changed. “What’s really ridiculous to me are rule changes that add needless bureaucracy and government inefficiencies to a process that has not had any issues,” he said.Megan Stuart, the director of the LGBT Project at Indiana Legal Services, said she believes that this new rule will be much more difficult for transgender and non-binary Hoosiers.“What it’s going to do is that it will make it more difficult and more dangerous for our clients to get an accurate identification and that’s going to put them at risk,” Stuart said.Stuart also said that by not having proper gender identification on the license and other ID cards, it could out many transgender and non-binary people as being transgendered.Micah Clark, the executive director of the American Family Association of Indiana, argued that there needs to be a male or female designation on official IDs in the event there is a police or medical emergency. “Who frisks gender X, is it a male police office or a female police officer?” Clark asked.Clark compared the process of changing a person’s gender to changing the registration on a car.“I can’t go into my BMV and say ‘Hey, I’ve got a red Honda Civic but I really think it’s a Ferrari. I really identify it as a cool car’ I want it to be something different regardless of the VIN number,” Clark said.The overwhelming number of written and emailed comments to the proposed rule changes filed with the BMV were negative. “Please discontinue wasting time and resources to consider “Gender X” driver’s licenses. The sex on each person is not flexible,” one Hoosier said. That was typical of the negative comments where some urged the state to not give in to the politically-correct crowd.The public hearing is 9:30 a.m. Monday at Indiana Government Center South.FOOTNOTE: Brandon Barger is a reporter for, a news website powered by Franklin College journalists.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Indiana GOP Convention shifting to a virtual format

first_img Google+ Facebook Indiana GOP Convention shifting to a virtual format WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest By 95.3 MNC – May 12, 2020 0 237 Facebook Google+ (Photo supplied/Indiana Republican Party) Due to necessary restrictions on large gatherings because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indiana Republican Party has announced that the 2020 Indiana Republican State Convention will shift to a virtual format. This follows a unanimous vote by the Indiana Republican State Committee last month to approve temporary rules to allow for this convention structure.“Not being able to conduct a traditional, in-person convention this year is sad news for me and for all Hoosier Republicans who look forward to charting the course for our Party of Purpose together,”said Kyle Hupfer, chairman of the Indiana Republican Party.“But the Indiana Republican State Committee’s top priority every step of the way has been making sure that our delegates select our party’s nominees for lieutenant governor and attorney general – and this is the only move that can ensure that will happen.”In order to provide delegates and all Hoosiers with access to all major components of an in-person convention, the convention will be livestreamed and broadcast live by WISH-TV and its statewide news partners on June 18 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. This will include speeches from each attorney general candidate, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and a keynote address from Governor Eric Holcomb.Voting will be conducted by mail, with delegates receiving ballots around June 22, which will then be returned to an independent accounting firm by July 9. Ballots will be counted on July 10, with the option for each candidate to have watchers in the room.The voting process will maintain the cornerstone of a convention race, requiring a winning candidate to receive at least 50% plus one of all voters cast. Delegates will indicate their top choice on the ballot, and then have the option to rank the remaining candidates. If a candidate does not receive at least 50% plus 1 of all votes cast, then the candidate with the lowest vote total will the dropped. Delegates who selected the dropped candidate will have their ballot cast for their second choice (if a second choice was selected).“The Republican State Committee waited as long as we could to make this decision and considered many alternatives,”said Hupfer.“However, this was the only option – with the uncertainty of future restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic – that provided certainty that our delegates would be able to vote for our party’s nominees.”For more information, view this video update from Chairman Hupfer. Previous articleWalMart is looking to provide another round of cash bonusesNext articleWorkers may have to return to jobs while sick 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

British food inflation hits two-year low

first_imgFigures released today by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) revealed food inflation fell to 3.1% in July.The Shop Price Index from theBRC and global information and insights firm Nielsen, revealed the figure had dropped last month from 3.5% in June, while deflation in non-food had remained the same at 0.3%.Overall shop price inflation saw a slight decrease to 1.0% last month, compared to 1.1% in June.Stephen Robertson, director general of the BRC, said: “A two-year low for food inflation is good news for hard-pressed households still suffering falls in disposable incomes. Lower shop price inflation is helping to narrow the gap between living costs and wage increases.“Extra promotions, particularly linked to party food and this summer’s big events, are combining with past falls in commodity prices, which are working their way through to shop prices.“But the relief may not last. Poor harvests, especially of corn and wheat in the USA, are creating a build-up of inflationary pressure. Animal feed has risen sharply in recent months and is likely to affect prices for things like meat, poultry and eggs.”Mike Watkins, senior manager of retailer services at Nielsen, said: “Over the past few months we have seen difficult trading conditions due to the unseasonable weather. In food, promotions remain close to an all-time high and the focus on price cuts and the use of vouchers or coupons continues, as consumer demand is unpredictable.“So shoppers are seeing a double benefit as external cost price pressures have also eased a little, which contributed to a further slowing in shop price inflation in July.”last_img read more

Bigger and Better.

first_img* A greatly expanded conference center, anchored by a ballroom with capacity for 1,000-person seated dinner. (The current center can feed only 70 people in one room.) This can also be divided into four smaller conference spaces.* A catering kitchen and other associated conference support spaces.The cost of the new expansion will be divided between the University System of Georgia and Tift County. A Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum passed in the mid-1990s provided $4.9 million for the project.“This was done in the spirit of partnership and cooperation,” said Michael F. Adams, UGA president, who praised the efforts of the local delegation to the General Assembly. “This facility will help us raise to the next level the economic prosperity of this state,” Adams said.The current UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center contributes about $4 million annually to the local economy, said Fred Terasa, TCCC coordinator. It is estimated that just six 350-person conferences at the new center would contribute an additional $4 million to the local economy.“We must market and sell conferences well in advance of the early-2004 opening to achieve our fiscal goals,” Terasa said.“This gives us a great opportunity to partner with the local community for economic development and have a huge impact on the community with conferencing,” said David Bridges, assistant dean for the Tifton campus of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “We hope Tifton becomes the conference center for south Georgia.”This expansion fulfills the original plan set forth for the RDC 23 years ago.“From a university perspective, this gives us a world-class facility to do our outreach, instruction and research for the future,” Bridges said.One of the strongest economic engines for Georgia is research, especially when that research can be applied to develop new opportunities and nurture new companies and jobs for the state, Adams said.And the location of this expansion is certainly a step in the right direction to keep and produce new economic opportunity for south Georgia, said John Hunt, University System of Georgia regent and Tift-area businessman.“We need help in the economic development in Georgia,” Hunt said. “And we want to see economic growth.” Tifton, Ga. — The groundbreaking for a planned 83,000-square-foot expansion to the University of Georgia’s Rural Development Center took place here July 24. The expansion promises to bring better educational opportunities and economic stimulus to the Tifton area and south Georgia.The $9.8-million expansion will be an addition to the current UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center here. The expansion is slated to open for business in January 2004. Construction will start in 30 days.The expansion will include:* A 3,000-seat auditorium with multi-purpose space for exhibits. One of the most important missions of the UGA CAES is “to extend our university to the people of this state. This facility will certainly help us discharge that information,” said Gale Buchanan, CAES dean and director.last_img read more

Plainview Mom Admits Killing Disabled Daughter, 8

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Plainview woman has admitted to killing her disabled 8-year-old daughter on the day the victim was supposed to be the flower girl at her uncle’s wedding four years ago.Veronica Cirella pleaded guilty Thursday at Nassau County court to first-degree manslaughter.“Julie Cirella’s young life was cut tragically short by the one person who should have protected her, her mother,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.The uncle found the girl, who suffered from cerebral palsy, and her 34-year-old mother unconscious in their home on July 23, 2011. Veronica had a wire tied around her neck, a suicide note nearby and her daughter was not breathing. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Cirella’s attorney argued that the the death wasn’t intentional, saying that mother fed her M&Ms with peanuts as a treat the night before the wedding, but when she realized that they contained peanuts that the girl was allergic to, she gave the victim liquid Benadryl to counter the affects. The mother awoke the next morning to find her daughter dead.Judge Philip Grella is expected to sentence Cirella to 12 years in prison on June 30.last_img read more

Spanish-speaking immigrants 5x less likely to use credit unions

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Financial services can be confusing but for non-English speaking ones living in the U.S., which at last count is more than 41 million, accessing financial services and products can be a huge problem.That’s according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which recently released a report on financial education programs geared toward immigrant populations.The CFPB found that Spanish only speaking households are five times less likely to use a bank or credit union. That’s a pretty big deal since, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Hispanics are the largest ethnic or racial minority in the U.S., making up about 17 percent of the country’s total population. What’s more, of the citizens in the U.S. that speak another language other than English at home, 62 percent are speaking Spanish. continue reading »last_img read more

Man charged with felony after choking resident in Cortland County

first_imgThomas has been charged with the following: TOWN OF CORTLANDVILE, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office says one person has been arrested following a report of a disturbance at 52 Penguin Dr. in the town of Cortlandville. The sheriff’s office says Thomas was at the Town of Cortlandville Court on Jan. 2 and was remanded to the Cortland County Jail in lieu of $500 cash or $1000 bond. They say he then left the scene in a vehicle but was located later and taken in custody.center_img Criminal Contempt in 1st degree, a class E felonyUnauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the 3rd degreeAggravated harassment in the 2nd degreeUnlawful imprisonment in the 2nd degreeCriminal obstruction of breathing Authorities say 20-year-old Mason D. Thomas of the town of Dryden was arrested and charged with a felony after he violated a court order of protections by being at the residence on Penguin Drive and choking a person there.last_img read more

Luxury car salesman drives away from Brisbane home with $4m

first_imgThis house at 11 Eblin Dr, Hamilton, has sold for more than $4m.LUXURY car dealer Brad Emmerson and his wife Andrea have sold their lavish home in the exclusive Brisbane suburb of Hamilton for $4.05 million.It seems flogging flashy cars for a living has paid off for Emmerson, who is the dealer principal of Brisbane Prestige Cars. Brad Emmerson, dealer principal of Brisbane Prestige Cars.Built in 1930, the grand five-bedroom, three-bathroom house at 11 Eblin Drive has been ­extensively remodelled, but still oozes plenty of character.The couple had lived in the home for nearly 20 years and brought up their children there, but were looking to downsize.“One family lived here for 70 years, before selling to a buyer who only owned it for six months before we purchased the home,” Mr Emmerson said.“We completed a total renovation but it essentially still looks like the original house.” This home at 11 Eblin Dr, Hamilton, has sold for more than $4m.The house was last listed with an asking price of $4.35 million through Tom Lyne and Matt Lancashire of Ray White – New Farm.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe three-level home spans 660sq m and sits on a huge 1123sq m block in Hamilton’s dress circle, close to Ascot State School and Oriel Park. The home comes with a large, temperature-controlled wine cellar.The Emmersons raised the property, building in a third level underneath which includes a home theatre, four-car garage, multi-purpose room/gym, wine cellar and ample storage space.Other features ­include a master suite covering an entire floor with living area and dual walk-in robes, a pool, outdoor kitchen and barbecue, library and wet bar.Records show the Emmersons bought the property for $680,000 in 2000.last_img read more

Dynautics Introduces Phantom AUV

first_imgDynautics has launched a modular and scalable AUV, called the Dynautics Phantom.The first iteration of the product, which has been sea trialed and shipped to customers, can be seen at the upcoming technology exhibition in Southampton, UK.According to the company, the release of the Dynautics Phantom represents a new concept in modular AUV design that can be adapted to carry a range of payloads and scalable to ensure it can be adapted to suit the end users’ mission.Dr Henry Robinson, Dynautics CEO, said, “We have developed a simple and efficient design on a fast turnaround basis, the sea trials have been successful, and we have shipped products to our first customer. We designed the Phantom AUV to be modular to ensure we can adapt the design to meet the needs of our potential customers. We understand that customers have specific mission needs and we want to help them achieve a successful outcome.“last_img read more