Report: Patriots to sign Mike Nugent following Stephen Gostkowski’s injury

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStock(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) — The New England Patriots have reportedly found a replacement for kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who’s been placed on injured reserve. Citing league sources, ESPN reports the team plans to sign kicker Mike Nugent.Nugent, 37, was drafted by the New York Jets in 2005 and has since played for multiple teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears and, most recently, the Oakland Raiders.So far in his career, he’s 253 of 311 on field goal attempts.Gostkowski, New England’s all-time leader in points and field goals, is expected to be out for the rest of the season as he goes under the knife for a left hip injury, ESPN reports.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img October 3, 2019 /Sports News – National Report: Patriots to sign Mike Nugent following Stephen Gostkowski’s injurylast_img read more

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first_imgI am sorry to hear about the troubles afflicting Skeltons of Hull (pg 4). The family company has 43 shops and 670 employees. It is continuing to trade in administration and blames price increases and supermarket competition.Whatever the reasons, this has been a long time coming – six years in total. We can only wish Skeltons and its staff a successful outcome.We are about to find out if the Isle of Man’s Office of Fair Trading has any teeth (pg 6). It seems that virtually all the Isle’s mills and bakers are under threat from cut-price imported bread. The local agriculture minister, plant baker and miller are all uniting against the “flood of very cheap imports”. But that will not be enough. They must gather evidence, more evidence and lobby until there are no hours left in the day. They need to get national press coverage to support their cause and cash in on the ’local sourcing’ angle. They need to update local TV and news stations daily. They need to fight harder – NOW!I was really struck by a comment on the news last night by a young lady who lives in the Falkland Islands. She said: “We have no crime at all. We can leave the keys in our cars and our houses unlocked. We are one community.”You may remember such times, but while you cannot turn the clock back, you can at least start to look at the multitude of things that have gone wrong and lack of ’community’ is definitely one of them.Often, the only thing people belong to these days is ’gangs’. But we all want to belong – to families to companies, to communities. I suspect one reason the Sustainable Communities Bill meeting attracted a massive crowd of 1,000 is due to the way national government has taken over a large part of decision-making from councils (pg 16). In the rest of Europe, as I have stated before, local communities are responsible both for and to their local traders. As such, they would not dare annihilate them, stick yellow lines outside their businesses and impose excessive rates. And I am angered by the Hyder Report (pg 5) that says only 32% support local shops. I now have a tanning shop, print shop and solicitor in place of my baker, butcher and greengrocer. And NO, I don’t support them.last_img read more

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Salt venture

first_imgFood manufacturer and ingredients supplier Jardox has collaborated with Cornish Sea Salt to produce two new Cornish pasty seasonings.Ulimate Cornish Sea Salt Pasty Seasoning and Classic Cornish Sea Salt Pasty Seasoning, are based on traditional seasoning recipes but use Cornish Sea Salt instead of regular table salt. As the salt is unrefined and contains more natural trace elements than regular salt, it means 30% less salt can be used in pasties, compared to normal salt, without any loss of flavour, according to the firm.”The depth of flavour delivered in the Cornish Sea Salt Pasty Seasoning is achieved through the use of ingredients such as caramelised onion, wild porcini mushroom powder, malt extract and premium grade black pepper,” said the firm.Darren Sutton, development director, Jardox, commented: “The pasty seasoning market is ready for a new offering that supports local producers, and we look forward to bringing a healthier, tastier product to Cornish pasty consumers.”last_img read more

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Two Harvard scholars headed across the pond

first_imgArt and science don’t always intersect, but for Harvard students Maille Radford ’17 and Reylon Yount ’16, both of whom have been named Marshall Scholars, the areas where they do are among the most interesting to explore.The two were among the students selected to receive prestigious Marshall Scholarships, which support up to two years of study in the United Kingdom.While there, both plan to study subjects — including art conservation, film production, and the ways in which arts can support social movements and community development — aimed at helping to bridge the divide between the arts and sciences.The Gazette sat down with Radford and Yount to discuss how they plan to spend the next two years:Maille Radford: A passion for art curatingA Dunster House resident and dual concentrator in chemistry and the history of art and architecture, Radford plans to pursue two one-year master’s degrees, one in “Curating the Art Museum” and the second in the history of art, both at the Art Museum at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.“I’m very excited,” she said. “It’s so nice to know that I will be able to pursue what I’m passionate about for the next two years. It’s a wonderful opportunity.”An intern in Harvard’s Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, where she conducts research as part of her thesis, Radford said she has been passionate about art history and conservation for years, even interning at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, and other museums in the Dallas area to experience museum work.At Harvard, she created the first joint concentration in chemistry and the history of art and architecture with an eye toward understanding the science that goes into conservation work. Her current focus is on curatorial studies, and on the practice of interpreting and exhibiting artwork, as well as addressing the questions raised from conservation and the chemical analysis and restoration of art through the perspective of art history.“It’s been wonderful to understand how chemistry impacts and informs art, and being able to work at the intersection of both fields is fascinating,” she said. “I’ve always been interested in art conservation … but by working on the analytical side, I’ve become very interested in the questions that are raised in terms of the impact on art history and how we can disseminate that to the public.”As an example of how chemistry might be applied to art conservation, Radford pointed to her work at the Harvard Art Museums, where she is assisting conservation scientists in a project to learn what types of plastics are used in artworks created from the 1920s to the present.“It has been a challenge, but I greatly appreciate the support not only of the two departments but the Straus Center as well,” she said, “and could not have accomplished this without their guidance and encouragement.”Reylon Yount: The role of the arts in actionFor Yount, music and social change often go hand in hand.An accomplished musician who plays the yangqin, or Chinese dulcimer, Yount, a Lowell House resident and concentrator in Environmental Science and Public Policy, has seen first-hand how the arts can spark cultural exchange. As a Marshall Scholar, he hopes to explore ways in which the arts can play a role in social change toward sustainable development.“Broadly, I’m interested in shaping our perceptions of social and environmental issues and inspiring action,” he said. “There are many artists who strive to make their work relevant to social movements, and I think that’s really powerful.”To explore the ways in which arts can do that, Yount plans to complete two one-year graduate programs, the first in Music in Development at SOAS, University of London, and the second in film producing at the Met Film School.“My goal is to eventually become an arts manager or producer of some kind,” he said. “So I want to develop my understanding of socially-engaged art as well as my skills in managing productions and artists.”Those sorts of roles will be important in the future, he believes, as the arts provide new understanding of culture and society and how it might change.“In addition to scientists and economists and policy-makers, I think we need artists who can create the cultural conditions necessary to build sustainable communities,” he said. “Art is a great way to get people to think outside the systems they’re used to – that’s why I think it can play an important role in guiding our approaches to development.“The arts give us a way to think about what our values are, where we find meaning and how we want to seek fulfillment,” he added. “And I think that conversation needs to be held in tandem with research and policymaking.”last_img read more

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Panama Proposes Sharing Regional Database For Fight Against Crime

first_imgBy Dialogo June 18, 2010 The Panamanian government proposed to develop a joint database with Mexico, Central America, and Colombia for the fight against organized crime in the region, Panamanian foreign minister Juan Carlos Varela announced. The minister urged the establishment of a database in order to share information with the objective of “detecting individuals in transit in this region with interests other than those of the law,” as he put it. “We’re seeking to share intelligence and cooperation information in a computerized database,” he specified. According to the minister, this computerized database would be similar to the one used in Europe under the Schengen Agreement, the objective of which is to harmonize border controls for entrance into European Union countries. This exchange of information “would unite us to a much more coordinated fight, from Colombia to Mexico, against drug trafficking and human trafficking,” the chief Panamanian diplomat indicated. According to the minister, Panama has already communicated its proposal to high-ranking officials in Mexico and Colombia with the aim of reaching an agreement.last_img read more

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Ecuador Highlights Good Relationship with Colombia

first_img On 9 December, Ecuadorean Security Minister Miguel Carvajal highlighted his country’s good relations with neighboring Colombia following the March 2008 diplomatic rupture between the two countries, at the same time that he underlined the level of ties with Peru. “The level of relations with Colombia is very fluid; a significant level of trust has been recovered, has been rebuilt,” the minister told Radio Quito. He added that “Ecuador has still not named an ambassador, but I believe that this will be resolved in the next few days.” Quito broke off ties with Bogotá as a consequence of a Colombian military attack on a clandestine base of the FARC guerrilla group in Ecuadorean territory, on 1 March 2008, which killed twenty-five people, including rebel leader Raúl Reyes. Ties were reestablished at the chargé d’affaires level twenty-one months later. On 26 November, after declaring the full normalization of diplomatic relations, the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and his Ecuadorean counterpart, Rafael Correa, announced that ambassadors would soon be named. Bogotá has already announced the designation of Fernando Arboleda as its representative in Quito. At the same time, Carvajal highlighted his country’s good relations with Peru. “Relations with Peru during these last three years have been exceptionally good (…) there are economic initiatives, integration initiatives,” the minister said, adding that the two nations are coordinating aspects of security to counter transnational gangs active in connection with drug trafficking. “There exists a readiness of the two presidents (Correa and his Peruvian counterpart, Alan García) to review the number of personnel we have on the borders and move toward a demilitarization policy,” he noted. Peru and Ecuador signed a peace agreement in Brasilia in October 1998, putting an end to a long-standing territorial dispute that sparked several armed conflicts, the most recent in 1995. By Dialogo December 13, 2010last_img read more

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Long Island Weather: Nor’easter to Bring 2-4 Inches of Snow to East End

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A nor’easter is forecast to coat the South Fork in up to 5 inches of snow, but the rest of Long Island will see just a dusting Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.There is a small chance that up to 6 inches could fall on parts of the East End once the flakes start falling after 8 p.m. Tuesday, giving way to a cold, snowy and gusty Wednesday morning rush-hour commute, according to Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists. But 2 to 4 inches is widely expected out east.Temperatures will hit a high of 39 during the day Tuesday before dropping down to a low of 28 after sundown when the storm moves in. The snow is expected to continue through about 8 a.m. Wednesday, with winds up to 35 or 40 mph.Once the storm breaks, temps are expected to stay in the high 30s Thursday before warming up to the 50s this weekend, although there is a chance of showers Friday and rain Saturday.last_img read more

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The Argyle Theatre in Babylon Debuts

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Babylon village is joining the Long Island neighborhoods where community theaters take center stage, thanks to a father-and-son team that has transformed the historic Bow Tie Cinema into The Argyle Theatre.Mark and Dylan Perlman have been working tirelessly for the last year to usher in the single theatre space, complete with orchestra pit, balcony, state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and rigging systems. The Argyle Theatre will offer main stage productions, children’s theatre, concerts, comedy acts, film series, specialty shows, and educational programs.“We encourage theatregoers to enjoy a complete experience,” says Dylan. “Dinner, shopping and a nice, short walk to our theatre, which is centrally located in town. It’s pretty cool.”Owning and operating The Argyle Theatre is a dream come true for the Perlmans, who purchased the space in February 2017 and invested more than $1.6 million to refurbish the nearly century-old building. It will have seating for up to 700.The theater first opened its curtain to a Donna Summer tribute and several comedy acts in late April and early May, but their first theatrical performance won’t start until mid May.They’re ecstatic to be debuting their first main stage production this month with Guys and Dolls, a comedic tale of love and scandal during the Depression era. Directed by longtime Broadway director and Argyle Theatre artistic director Evan Pappas, Guys and Dolls features classic hits such as Luck, Be a Lady,” “A Bushel and a Peck,” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”Dylan says, “It’s a beautiful, funny, touching, roll the dice and fall in love classic story.”The musical will surely bring love at first sight to theatergoers visiting the new venue.Guys and Dolls, Argyle Theatre, 34 West Main St., Babylon. argyletheater.com $74-$79. May 10-June 17.last_img read more

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Three ways digital 401(k) improves results

first_img continue reading » Advancing digital technology continues to transform the 401(k) experience for plan sponsors and participants. If your credit union, like many, still uses mostly paper-based procedures for 401(k) enrollment and distributions, consider these three key advantages of a digitally based program.Digital Advantage #1: A personalized experience that helps employees easily and effectively manage their 401(k).Engaging your participants in actively managing their 401(k) program starts with how easy it is to access their account information. They should be able to log-on to their account with their device of choice—desktop, tablet or smartphone—and easily do what they need to do.Most credit unions already provide online banking services that members can use easily on any device, right? So, give your 401(k) participants the same type of experience. They should be able to view their account information, change investment funds and contribution percentages, etc., easily from any device, anywhere. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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US academics challenge whether ESG investing must be fiduciary duty

first_imgCompanies rejected by ESG strategies could be undervalued and therefore potential investment opportunities, the law professors arguedLike any other investment factor, however, an ESG factor “can work in both directions” and hence also be overvalued, so a trustee could actually with reason employ an “anti-ESG” strategy if they concluded that companies with low ESG scores were undervalued.“Indeed,” the professors said, “on the logic of the PRI and others that a trustee must pursue profit from active use of ESG factors, such an analysis would mandate an anti-ESG strategy.”The academics also took issue with the argument that ESG factors could better assess long-term risk, saying that this argument “rests on the unstated assumptions that financial markets have both mispriced ESG factors and, further, will not adjust for mispricing ESG factors over time”.“All told, mandating a long-term ESG perspective for trustees or other investment fiduciaries is manifestly contrary to both law and economics,” they added. The law they referred to was US trust law, which governs pension funds under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The authors acknowledged that rules could differ overseas.The draft article can be found here. Schanzenbach told IPE that the professors were not anticipating significant substantive changes to the text before its final publication. Another problem with the reasoning, they said, was the assumption that ESG factors would always be underpriced and therefore associated with higher returns. Two US law professors have challenged one of the key narratives deployed by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and others in favour of ESG investing.According to Max Schanzenbach, of the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and Robert Sitkoff, at Harvard Law School, the argument that ESG investing by pension trustees is mandated under fiduciary principles was usually based on a “syllogism” riddled with errors.Writing in an article destined for the Stanford Law Review next year, the professors argued that the reasoning behind this position typically followed three steps: “(1) ESG factors are related to a firm’s long-term financial performance; (2) the duty of prudence requires a trustee to consider material information; and (3) therefore a trustee must consider ESG factors”.The first error, according to the professors, was the conflation of a relationship to company performance with an investment profit opportunity, given that “a prudent trustee could conclude that she cannot cost-effectively exploit [the ESG factors] for profit”.last_img read more

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