Haws’ late 3 helps BYU hold off Santa Clara 80-74

first_img Associated Press January 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Haws’ late 3 helps BYU hold off Santa Clara 80-74 BYU never trailed and had its largest lead of the second half at 51-39. The Broncos (10-8, 2-2) steadily edged closer and got the deficit down to three before Haws’ dagger 3-pointer. Written by Trey Wertz had 20 points to lead Santa Clara. Keshawn Justice scored all of his career-high 17 points in the second half, Josip Vrankic had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Tahj Eaddy added 10. Haws’ catch-and-shoot 3 from the right wing made it 77-71 with 1:33 left in the game. The Cougars (11-8, 3-1 West Coast Conference) made 3 of 4 free throws to secure the win. Haws handed out a career-high-tying eight assists and Luke Worthington added a season-high 13 points for the Cougars. Childs tied a career best with three 3-pointers. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs had 27 points, TJ Haws added 16 points with a key 3-pointer late, and BYU beat Santa Clara 80-74 on Saturday night. Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/TJ Haws/WCClast_img read more

Worshipful Company of Bakers award winners announced

first_imgThe Worshipful Company of Bakers has announced the winners of its awards, who will all get the chance to attend a course at the Richemont School in Lucerne, Switzerland.The Joseph Travelling award was won by Teresa Grant of BakeMark; the Piero Scacco award was given to John Breach of Reeves the Baker and Gabrielle Baxter from Tameside college; and the ABIM accolade went to Trevor Spinks of Dunns Bakery, Crouch End.Accolades were also given to the following students: Harry Clegg – Tameside College; Susina Maiden – University College Birmingham; and Holly Blackman, Nathan Giles and Mark O’Neill – The National Bakery School, London Southbank University.Blackman was crowned the top student at The National Bakery School 2009 and will be presented with the Freedom of The Worshipful Company of Bakers at the October court meeting.* There are also places available on a two-day bread and confectionery course at The Richemont School in October 2009. For further details please contact [email protected] or [email protected], or call Christopher Freeman on 07776 480 032.last_img read more

TWL host annual silent auction

first_img TWL host annual silent auctionTallahassee Women Lawyers hosted its second annual silent auction recently at the historic Brokaw-McDougall House in Tallahassee.An equal number of art works, books, vacation stays, and other items were offered for bid or sale. A few of the items that sold included: books by local authors and attorneys Judge Terry Lewis, Mark Mustian, Sid Matthews, and Chuck Ehrhardt; framed art prints by Judge Marguerite Davis, former Tallahassee Mayor Dot Inman Crews, two Canadian artists, and numerous artists from across the state; jewelry by Judy Ehrhardt and Judge Marguerite Davis; a week long vacation at a Smokey Mountain home, and an overnight stay and breakfast at the Wakulla Springs Lodge.Two FSU College of Music majors, Andrea Stone and Vivian Jauma, entertained the crowd with piano and violin duets and solos.After all the auction and direct sales were tallied, nearly $4,000 was raised to benefit TWL’s scholarship fund for Florida State University College of Law students, and two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded again this fall. TWL host annual silent auction July 1, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

Why the front bench seat disappeared from cars and may be staged for a comeback in EVs

first_imgIt is possible bench seats could come back, thanks in part to cars that are either electric or autonomous cars.At one point in American automotive history, just about all cars had bench seats — they inherited the feature from horse-drawn carriages. Bench seats were perfect for squeezing several passengers in a car, and were great for watching the drive-in movies that became popular in post-War America.However, American automakers soon found themselves scrambling to meet demand for smaller sportier cars with bucket seats that could compete with the European cars American soldiers had seen during World War II.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The words “classic American car” might conjure memories of massive sedans, flourishes like tailfins, big engines and in many cases bench seats.The front bench seat was once a standard feature of American cars, but over time it disappeared, in part due to changing tastes and safety regulations. Its disappearance actually says a lot about automotive history.- Advertisement – Today there are few vehicles that have bench seats in the front, and they are almost entirely trucks and full size SUVs.Changes in technology are reopening the door to bench seats, and they have been spotted on some electric and autonomous concept designs. Some autonomous vehicle designs even suggest seating passengers around a table in the center of the car.Should that happen, millions of Americans might once find it possible to cuddle up in a car and watch a movie — just as so many did in the 1950s. The Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang were two of these legendary American answers to European cars.A push toward safer vehicles in the 1970’s also hurt the case for the bench seat. Automakers wanted to be able to install automatic seatbelts and airbags in cars and had a hard time making them for the center seat on the bench.Over time, carmakers crammed more stuff into the center console of the car between the two bucket seats — everything from music players to climate controls and gear shifters. Consumers grew accustomed to the amenities.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Virgin Australia closes budget offshoot, fires 3,000 staff

first_imgIt would also continue the suspension of long-haul international flights and retire part of its fleet, with the country’s borders likely to remain restricted into 2021.”Demand for domestic and short-haul international travel is likely to take at least three years to return to pre-COVID-10 levels, with the real chance it could be longer,” Virgin Australia CEO Paul Scurrah said in the statement.”As a business we must make changes to ensure the Virgin Australia Group is successful in this new world,” he added.United States private equity giant Bain Capital was successful in its takeover bid for Virgin Australia in late June. The deal is subject to regulatory approval and is due to be completed this month.The global aviation industry is facing its biggest crisis to date, with numerous big-name carriers seeking billions of dollars to stop them from going under, while others have gone out of business.Before the pandemic, the airline had struggled for years against larger carrier Qantas, which would have enjoyed a virtual monopoly if Virgin went out of business.Scurrah predicted that even if travel recovers to pre-pandemic levels, successful airlines will “look very different” to the way they did previously, requiring long-term capital and a lower cost base.Topics : Pandemic-struck airline Virgin Australia announced Wednesday it would close budget subsidiary Tigerair Australia and lay off 3,000 staff as it prepares to relaunch under new owners.The carrier is attempting to revive its fortunes following its decision to go into voluntary administration in April shortly after Australia closed its international borders and domestic travel plunged.Virgin Australia said in an announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange on Wednesday that it would axe its budget Tigerair Australia brand and 3,000 jobs while retaining 6,000 staff.last_img read more

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar to pick up medical shifts

first_imgIrish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says he plans to return to medicine and pick up some hospital shifts to help out during the coronavirus pandemic.According to reports, Prime Minister Varadkar rejoined the medical register in March and plans to work one shift a week to help out during the pandemic.Varadkar worked as a doctor for seven years but decided to leave the field in 2013 to become a politician.During his shifts, he will carry out phone assessments which would help free up other staff members for frontline work, according to national broadcaster RTE.In Ireland, there are almost 5,000 cases of the coronavirus and 158 reported deaths.The has been on lockdown for over a week with residents only being able to carryout essential activities.The lockdown prevents residents from traveling more than 2 kilometers from their homes and gatherings with people from separate households.last_img read more