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Constantine leads Weber St past SE Missouri 48-23 in FCS

first_img Tags: FCS Playoffs/Jake Constantine/Southeast Missouri State/Weber State Wildcats Football Associated Press Written by December 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local Constantine leads Weber St past SE Missouri 48-23 in FCS FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jake Constantine threw for four touchdowns and ran for another and the Weber State defense picked off four passes to lead the second-seeded Wildcats to a 48-23 win over Southeast Missouri on Saturday in the second-round of the FCS playoffs.The Wildcats (10-2) are home against seventh-seeded Maine next weekend.After the Redhawks (9-4) took a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter, Constantine threw four touchdown passes in the second quarter. Two of the scores were set up by interceptions, one in the final minute of the half. Isiah Jackson scored on a 16-yard pass with 58 seconds to go and again on a 4-yarder after Jordan Praetor returned the first of his two picks 17 yards.Constantine’s 10-yard TD run capped the opening drive of the second half before the Redhawks scored 16 straight points to close within 34-23.Southeast Missouri’s last score was a 33-yard fumble return but the Wildcats responded with a quick drive for Doug Lloyd’s 4-yard run and Praetor sealed it with a 52-yard pick-6.last_img read more

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US portal giant Zillow begins buying homes direct

first_imgHome » News » US portal giant Zillow begins buying homes direct previous nextProducts & ServicesUS portal giant Zillow begins buying homes directIn an ominous move for agents in the UK’s portal-dominated property market, Zillow will begin competing with agents for vendor instructions on its website.Nigel Lewis17th April 20180680 Views US property portal giant Zillow is to participate directly in the market and compete with agents for vendor leads which will soon see it buy homes directly from vendors.The property portal says it began testing its Instant Offers package in May last year in Las Vegas and Orlando to offer a “growing consumer demand for a faster, more efficient home selling process”, hardly a ringing endorsement of the agents who list their properties on the site.Vendors who are interested in selling their homes can submit their property’s details and will receive both a non-binding instant offer from Zillow, and a member agent’s estimate of its value.Although the portal reveals it will now be participating in the market and begin buying and selling homes in Phoenix and Las Vegas, it says the service in effect acts as a lead generator for agents and that the “vast majority of sellers who requested an Instant Offer [during testing] ended up selling their home with an agent”.“Even in today’s hot market, many sellers are stressed and searching for a more seamless way to sell their homes,” says Zillow Chief Marketing Officer Jeremy Wacksman (left).“They want help, and while most prefer to sell their home on the open market with an agent, some value convenience and time over price.”“This is expected to be a vibrant line of business for us and for our partners in the real estate industry, while providing homeowners with more choices and information.”Zillow also says it will create more business for its member agents. After purchasing a property and making any necessary repairs to it, the portal will then re-list the property for sale with a member agent.Read more about Zillow.Jeremy Wacksman. property portal zillow April 17, 2018Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

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Bertolli takes healthy Bites

first_imgBurton Foods has added a healthier snack option to its Bertolli range. Made using Bertolli oil and inspired by Italian flavours, Bertolli Baked Bites will be available in Sea Salt & Black Pepper, Sweet Chilli and Red Pepper, and Italian Cheese and Red Onion varieties. “In a short space of time, the Bertolli savoury nibbles range has become a major brand in the category and achieved over 5% market share in the savoury nibbles segment,” said Jaspal Chada, Burton Foods’ marketing director. “Three-quarters of UK adults snack on the go, creating over five billion occasions for Bertolli Baked Bites to be consumed.”The baked bites will be available from June from most major supermarkets.RRP: 49p (30g bags)[http://www.burtonfoods.co.uk]last_img read more

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News story: New process for artists and sportspeople entering from Ireland

first_imgIt will be free to use and mean that eligible individuals in sporting and creative industries will be able to work in the UK for up to 3 months, bringing into line their entry conditions when arriving from other destinations.These new arrangements will allow musicians and sportspeople from countries such as Australia and America to apply for leave to enter remotely, putting an end to their requirement to apply for a visa to perform in the UK when entering through Ireland.This change follows close work with the sector and builds on the government’s already strong commitment to the creative industry. In June 2018 for example the exceptional talent visa was opened up to include leading fashion designers.Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said: I am delighted to have worked, alongside our Live Music group, with the Home Office to identify a solution so that non-EU artists and their crews can still enter the UK via Ireland under a Certificate of Sponsorship. The live music industry, which contributes around £1 billion to the economy, will put this into practice so that we can continue to attract the biggest and most talented global artists to perform at our world-leading concerts, festivals and venues. UK Music’s CEO Michael Dugher said: Individuals will be required to have a Certificate of Sponsorship under the Tier 5 (Temporary worker – Creative and Sporting) route, which has been in existence since 2008. It provides an option for those non-EEA, non-visa nationals in the sporting and creative sector to undertake short-term engagement in the UK without being required to hold a visa to enter the UK.You can read detailed common travel area information on the process. Our creative industries are world leading. Not only do we produce elite talent, but we also host some of the most exciting live events in the world. Ensuring the best international talent can perform in the UK is vital for the creative industries’ continued success and that is why we launched this new process, ensuring creative talent can easily arrive to perform in the UK directly from Ireland. I look forward to continuing to work with UK Music and the wider sector so our leading live music industry can continue to thrive.last_img read more

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Notre Dame seniors to volunteer, enter workforce

first_imgSenior Jessica Zic stumbled upon her post-graduation plans one day in an email she received from the Center for Social Concerns. Zic, a neuroscience and behavior major with a supplemental major in Latino studies, said she knew she wanted to try something new after graduating but was unsure exactly what that entailed.Susan Zhu | The Observer “I knew I wanted to do something different after school because I’d been a student my whole life,” Zic said. “I wanted to see the world from a different angle before I started medical school and went back to the classroom.”After graduation, Zic will be volunteering at Casa de Esperanza de los Niños in Houston, Texas. Casa de Esperanza is a non-profit organization that helps kids who are in crisis due to abuse or neglect. According to Zic, she will be a part of the residential program and live in a house with interns and children under six years old.“It just seemed like a really great place where I could do a lot for a very vulnerable population and grow as a person there before continuing on with my plans as a doctor,” Zic said.Zic said she is currently in the midst of applying for medical school for the fall of 2017. She said her major and supplemental major had a lot to do with her decision to work at Casa de Esperanza.“Working with children that young, there’s so much going on in terms of brain development and health,” she said. “If you’re able to provide really good care for children that age, the impact will last their whole lives.”According to the First Destination Data for the class of 2015 on the Career Center’s website, seven percent of students went on to participate in a service program after graduation, 62 percent of graduates entered full employment, 26 percent went onto graduate or professional school and two percent entered the military. Two percent still sought employment, while another two percent had other plans, the data said.Zic said she believes Notre Dame places a huge role on the importance of service and her involvement with the Center for Social Concerns was vital in her decision to pursue service post-graduation.“All of those service experiences … I really learned a lot from them and having an opportunity to serve for a whole year was something that was really special to me, just because of what I got through the previous experiences,” Zic said. “I’ll be able to form strong relationships and really get to know the people that I work with and the children I’ll be serving.”Senior and finance major Kimberly Sammons will be working in Phoenix, Ariz. as an analyst for Amazon in their Operations Finance Rotational Program, she said.“It’s a rotational program so it’s three six-month rotations,” Sammons said. “I didn’t know where I wanted to live permanently, but I figured this would be a good opportunity to get involved with a great international company and experience more areas of the country than I had before.”Sammons said she will be working on the financial analytics of the company, evaluating performance and figuring out how to reduce company costs without compromising quality.“I think it will be really fast paced and you don’t get that a lot in corporate finance, so it will be a really great learning experience,” Sammons said. “People have told me it’s tough, but you grow and become more comfortable in your skills and abilities.”Sammons said the ethics of business that she learned during her time at Notre Dame are just as important as her background knowledge in finance and learned communication skills.“Notre Dame teaches you how to be a good business person ethically and how to succeed without having to sacrifice any of your morals and values,” Sammons said.Senior computer science major Kendra Bilardello said she will be a software engineer in St. Louis, Mo. for The Boeing Company at their Virtual Warfare Center.“It was appealing to me because I really liked the defense aspect of computer science and helping in a way that’s more related to defending the country,” Bilardello said. “A lot of it is getting input from other people and figure out where Boeing should put money into in the future and what sort of things pilots want to see … 10 years down the road.”She said her classes at Notre Dame prepared her for the job, due to the fact her classes used the same software language as Boeing. Bilardello said Boeing is a great opportunity because of the 2,000 software engineers in St. Louis and the availability of different projects for engineers.Rising seniors should remain optimistic about their job search, Bilardello said.“Don’t worry if you don’t get something before fall break,” she said. “People are still looking second semester so don’t panic — Notre Dame is very good about prepping people for jobs. There is something out there.”Tags: Commencement 2016, employment, jobs, ND employmentlast_img read more

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Saint Mary’s senior opens skincare company

first_imgSaint Mary’s senior Julia Veome has recently started her own business: Natural Baller, an organic skincare company that encourages customers to “Live life with no filter.”Veome, a business administration major with a concentration in marketing and a minor in public relations and advertising, said she had always wanted to open her own company, but only decided to do so at the end of her junior year.“I kind of just jumped into it,” Veome said.  “I didn’t think I would ever be able to do something like this as young as I am.”After extensively researching the detrimental impact of social media on female self-esteem, Veome said she decided to use her business background to help young women feel comfortable in their own skin. In her own experience, Veome said she always felt that clear, healthy skin allowed her to go makeup-free.“I don’t think makeup or filters are going anywhere, so I’m not trying to get rid of them or even say that they’re bad. I just want followers and customers of Natural Baller to feel like they are confident in themselves before all that,” she said. “I felt like it was important to have a clean skincare brand that also emphasized the importance of taking care of your skin and embracing your natural look.”The name Natural Baller stems from the natural, organic ingredients incorporated into the brand’s skincare products, but Veome said it also acknowledges her wish that customers feel confident with their natural selves. “Baller” is a term Veome said originated in her family group chat and has come to mean feeling encouraged and empowered.“I think that it’s important for girls to look at themselves that way, like, ‘Yeah, I am a baller and I just crushed that,’” she said.Veome said her pursuit of the Natural Baller mission has helped her start to see other women in a different light, and come to the realization that everyone can find their inner “baller” with the right attitude. She said her younger sister Samantha, a high school senior who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, earned the title after she started making bracelets with her diabetes tag attached for her friends.“She’s always been super positive and wanted to help other girls [with diabetes],” Veome said. “Now I look at her and I think, ‘Samantha is such a baller.’”In order to make Natural Baller a reality, Veome deepened her research into the chemistry of skincare and worked with multiple laboratories to formulate her products. Faced with the prospect of spending years developing products from scratch, Veome said she decided to partner with a company in Florida offering a base formula that she could adapt to her liking.In addition to designing the products themselves, Veome also started to make a social media presence for herself, creating a website, as well as Instagram and Facebook accounts. She said navigating the intricacies of starting a small business was a learning curve.“I started working with a graphic designer to make the labels but didn’t like what I was getting, so I actually designed the labels myself. I registered as an LLC in Illinois and also trademarked the brand and the slogan,” Veome said. “I thought it would be a lot of work, but it was way more work that I even thought. I feel like with everything I’ve done, I’ve learned of 10 more things I need to do without knowing they existed before.”“It definitely has been super busy, but it also has been super fun because [Natural Baller] is something that I’ve worked really hard at and am really passionate about. I’ve been creating a buzz around campus and girls have been super supportive and excited about it,” Veome said.Veome also said she didn’t know if Natural Baller would have found success at any school other than Saint Mary’s, where the entire community has surrounded her with energy and encouragement. Veome has received an additional outpouring of support from her family members running the business side of Natural Baller from the basement of Veome’s home in LaGrange, Illinois.While Veome said she has found it easy to raise awareness at Saint Mary’s, it has been difficult to take Natural Baller beyond the college.  In an effort to expand her brand, Veome said she plans to partner with Teleties, an athleisure accessory company specializing in long-lasting, waterproof hair ties.“I sent them my products hoping that something good would come out of it, and they responded saying how much they loved them and that they were going to use them in their next photo shoot,” Veome said.Veome said the growth on social media will take Natural Baller closer to her goal of reaching as many young women as possible and helping them feel beautiful while also encouraging them to support and empower others. She also said she hopes that her company allows her customers to live confidently and unfiltered on social media.“I think [Natural Baller] is mostly about not comparing yourself to other women. A lot of women see another woman succeeding in something and they allow that to make them feel bad about themselves,” Veome said.  “I would love to have girls posting photos of themselves without makeup doing something they love and giving it the hashtag ‘natural baller.’”Tags: company, Natural Baller, skincarelast_img read more

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Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants Will Be Adapted Into Broadway Musical

first_img View Comments Sara Gruen’s acclaimed 2006 best-selling novel Water for Elephants is being adapted into a Great White Way tuner. Producers Peter Schneider and Elisabetta di Mambro, in association with Broadway Across America (Broadway.com’s parent company) and Mehr! Entertainment have acquired the worldwide rights to reimagine the book as a musical for the stage. No word yet on the creative team or timing of the project.In this Depression-era novel, young Jacob Jankowski’s life is dramatically changed when he is tossed by fate onto a train that is the home of the “Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.” Just shy of his veterinary degree, Jacob is hired to doctor the circus’s animal menagerie. During this time, he bonds with Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but emotionally troubled superintendent of animals. The tempestuous triangle that develops becomes even more complicated when Rosie, an Asian elephant with a personality to match any of the humans, enters the picture. “The Great Gray Hope” for this third-rate traveling show raises the stakes—both literally and figuratively—in this romantic saga of love and trust pitted against danger and evil.  The book has been published in 43 countries and sold more than 10 million copies sold worldwide. The 2011 film adaptation was directed by Francis Lawrence with a screenplay by Richard LaGravenese and starred Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz.last_img read more

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Vermont Chamber of Commerce Elects New Board Members

first_imgLast month at its Annual Meeting members of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce elected seven businesspeople to the Board of Directors.The Vermont Chamber welcomes the following individuals to its Board of Directors:Tom Donahue; Rutland Region Chamber of CommerceKevin Dwyer; Hackett, Valine, and MacDonaldDaria Mason; Central Vermont Medical CenterBob Rogan; Burlington, VermontKathleen Schirling; Chittenden BankStephen Terry; Green Mountain PowerDavid Wolk; Castleton State CollegeDuane Marsh, Vermont Chamber President, stated, “We are very pleased that these individuals have agreed to bring their talents to the table. They will add to the Vermont Chamber’s diverse representation of the Vermont business community.”Each new member will serve for a one-year term, effective immediately.###last_img read more

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Class action lawsuits could be coming to a credit union near you

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) mission is “to make consumer financial markets work for consumers, responsible providers, and the economy as a whole.”  But it now appears the CFPB is expanding its mission to include more lucrative class action lawsuits.Most consumer banking agreements, including credit card and loan agreements, currently have a mandatory arbitration clause which specifically “bans consumers from seeking redress for potential issues in a court of law.” In other words, consumers sign away their rights to file a lawsuit against a bank or credit union. The rationale behind this is that arbitration is a highly useful tool in stopping frivolous and very expensive lawsuits which, by the CFPB’s own admission, typically result in no payments to consumers but results in huge payouts by the banks, with the money presumably going to the legal firms representing the class.To place the “right to bring suit” back in the hands of consumers, the CFPB proposes to prohibit language in agreements that bar consumers from filing or participating in a class action. Note that it does not ban arbitration. If accepted, the same proposal provides some specific estimates on the resulting consequences of this new ruling. The CFPB’s research shows that there will be at least 6,042 more class actions filed against the 53,000 business covered by this rule in the first five years, expected cost to financial institutions more than $100 million a year in legal fees. continue reading »last_img read more

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Put yourself in members’ shoes

first_imgTwo events made Jason Lindstrom the credit union stalwart he is today.First, he worked as a part-time teller in college.“Coming into that environment, I noticed right away how much help we gave members, and that we were on a first-name basis with them,” he says. “That job was far better than flipping burgers.”Second, Lindstrom happily pursued a degree in business marketing until he ran into a major barrier: calculus. He wasn’t good at it, and he knew he would never master it.“So I shifted to political science, a major that was helpful when later on I had to deal diplomatically with politicians on both sides of the aisle at the state level as a credit union representative,” says Lindstrom, CEO of $270 million asset Evergreen Credit Union in Portland, Maine.Lindstrom’s stints with credit unions in California and Virginia involved financial analysis, outside sales, and business development that gave him career-forming insights. continue reading » 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more