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Glasgow and Scotland full-back Ruaridh Jackson

first_imgWho would be your three dream dinner party guests?David Attenborough. He’s an out-and-out legend and he’d have some good stories. Hugh Jackman as I’d love him to sing me the Greatest Showman soundtrack live. That would be cool. I’m going to go see him in Glasgow; he’s doing a medley of his musicals. And Freddie Mercury. I saw Bohemian Rhapsody recently and he’d be quite a character at the dinner table. Warrior spirit: Ruaridh Jackson in action for Glasgow against Munster (Getty Images) TAGS: Glasgow Warriors Downtime with… Glasgow and Scotland full-back Ruaridh JacksonWhat’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch? Gordy Reid getting flattened by Pete Horne, who was taking a clearance kick and absolutely scudded it.Do you have any phobias?I don’t love heights but I’ve got no weird phobias. I know someone who does – Tommy Seymour is afraid of chickens.What’s the best gift you’ve received?One of my most memorable was waking up at Christmas to find a bike under the tree. I was about six and I remember cycling it around the house, which was not what my mum had imagined!Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?Ryan Reynolds. He seems a great guy, entertaining, funny, I love his movies. And he owns a gin company; I’m in the drinks business myself so it would be interesting to talk to him about that.Entertaining: Actor Ryan Reynolds at the Deadpool 2 premiere (Getty Images)If your house was on fire, what one object would you save?My best whisky. If I’ve got it all in one box, does that count as one object?What would be your specialist subject on Mastermind?Sport. Or if I had to be more specific, Glasgow Warriors squads 2008 to 2019.What really annoys you?People leaving mess behind. A lot of youngsters these days – this is me getting old and grumpy – leave bottles or dirty plates about. I hate litter dropping as well, like people throwing stuff out of a car window. I shouted at a kid the other day.What’s your most embarrassing moment?When I signed for Harlequins and I still hadn’t had a kick, in my second game we scored under the posts and I thought, ‘Yes! I’m going to get my first points for the club’. Then my conversion got charged down! It was at home to Stade Français. Thankfully we pumped them but I got a bit of stick about it in the changing rooms.If you could be one of your team-mates, who would you be?Stuart Hogg. I’d quite like his monthly pay packet.Related: Downtime with Stuart HoggDo you have any superstitions?Not now. When I was younger I sat on the left side of the bus, put my kit on in a certain order. But I’ve ditched all my superstitions and it makes me more relaxed for games. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Ruaridh Jackson talks musical medleys, moustaches and making gin in this offbeat Q&A If you watch one thing this #EarthDay, make it this. A message of hope from Sir David Attenborough. #ShareOurPlanet pic.twitter.com/4BpYd2Mgj0— WWF UK (@wwf_uk) April 22, 2019What’s the best advice you’ve received?When I was finishing school (Robert Gordon’s College, Aberdeen), one of my coaches there wrote in my yearbook, “Remember, it’s always on”, a reference to back your instincts. Even if you’re behind your posts, if you think there’s an opportunity to have a go, back yourself.What was your first paid job?Mowing the lawn when I got 50p.Seen a moustache to beat your own ‘Three Musketeers’ one for Movember? No! A few of the rugby boys have given it a good crack, and I’ve seen some great ones in public that I’m envious of. In November I did a charity cash raise and I dyed my moustache pink after a guy generously donated £500.Growth spurt: Ruaridh Jackson with his impressive moustache last November (Getty Images )What’s your guilty pleasure?Not sure if it’s a guilty pleasure but after a match, whisky is my tipple of choice.So why did you start a gin business, Garden Shed, instead of whisky?Speed and easiness. Gin is one of the quickest processes. When we started, we were making it in the garden, myself and Ryan Grant. But when we wanted to start selling it, HMRC weren’t thrilled with us doing it in a shed. So we contacted Eden Mill, who sponsor the rugby, and the contract is with them.Have you got hidden talents?I’m a great dancer! And I played cricket for Scotland U17. I had to choose between cricket and rugby at 18 and thankfully I chose rugby. When I throw a cricket ball or a tennis ball, my shoulder feels like it’s going to rip out so I don’t think I’d be much use in the field.Any future goals you want to achieve?I’d love my gin company to have long-term success and be what I do post-rugby. In terms of rugby, win the Pro14 with Glasgow. Before I left for a few years, my last game was in the final we lost to Leinster. The year after, the boys won it so I’d love to get a winner’s medal instead of just a runners-up. This article originally appeared in the May 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Orange County Sheriff’s efforts are awarded tomorrow

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Orange County Sheriff’s Office Awards CeremonyWHAT:           2017 OCSO Awards CeremonyWHEN:         Today at 2:00 PMWHERE:   Training Room 1 @ 2500 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32804WHO: Various members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office along with members of our community who has gone above and beyond in Making A Difference.Sheriff Jerry Demings will present several individuals with their certificates and medals… among them are:Certificate of Appreciation to Alyssa Vasquez, 16 YOA (Citizen). On February 28, 2017, while shopping at a local store, Alyssa Vazquez witnessed a suspect enter the store and commit an armed robbery. She ran out to her father’s vehicle and told him about the robbery. Mr. Pena immediately called 911 and proceeded to follow the suspect who left on foot. As he followed at a safe distance, he provided updates on the location to responding deputies. Her actions aided in the capture of a violent felon without regard for her own safety.Medal of Merit to Master Deputy Jeffrey Riggs. On March 20, 2017, a motorist suffered an epileptic seizure and blacked out. While unconscious, the motorist’s vehicle swerved and crossed the grassy median directly in front of on-coming traffic. The vehicle then collided with a pole and traveled into a retention pond. The vehicle became submerged with the driver and his 2 children inside. M/D Riggs removed the driver from the vehicle with little concern for his own safety, he returned to the vehicle and assisted a number of citizens in rescuing the 2 children from the back seat. All the occupants of the vehicle were successfully evacuated and treated by rescue units. Medal of Merit to Sgt. Steve Fortier, State Corrections Officer James Miller.On March 9, 2017, a single vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a palm tree. Without hesitation, both Sergeant Fortier and Officer Miller jumped into action and assisted by pulling the driver out of the vehicle which immediately caught fire. Their performance under pressure, leadership at the scene, and overall commitment to assist reflect greatly on their character.Medal of Merit (Master Deputy Eric Lucas) and Medal of Valor and Combat Award (Deputy First Class Jonathon Brown) On February 16, 2014, deputies responded to a domestic call where the wife reported her husband was angry and getting his shotgun. The suspect was reported to suffer from depression and taking Xanax pills. While entering the residence in an effort to free the wife and children, they encountered the suspect with the shotgun pacing back and forth. When the suspect exited the back sliding glass door, they entered the house where they were able to get the victim and her children out of the residence. Once all family members were safely removed from the house, DFC Brown positioned himself at the rear of the residence. After an hour and 45 minutes, the suspect walked out of the rear sliding glass door with his shotgun in hand. When the suspect was challenged, he raised the shotgun at DFC Brown. DFC Brown fired one round, striking the suspect in the left side of his chest. If not for their brave actions, the victims may have been killed by the suspect. Their courage made a difference. September 8, 2017 at 4:26 pm wB7mOm http://www.FyLitCl7Pf7ojQdDUOLQOuaxTXbj5iNG.com Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twittercenter_img JimmiNu 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! TAGSOrange County Sheriff’s Office Awards Ceremony Previous articleBreaking News: Youth shot in ZellwoodNext articlePlug into the local business community at the Apopka Business Incubator Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Knapphullet / Lund Hagem

first_imgArchitects: Lund Hagem Area Area of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781620/knapphullet-lund-hagem Clipboard Photographs Manufacturers: APS Aluminium Profil Systemer AS, UNICONSave this picture!© Kim MüllerRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. Knapphullet is a small annex replacing two small sheds on the property. The new building has a distinctive roof free spanning. The roof folds down to the ground creating a ramp up to a viewing platform connecting to the upper cliff.Save this picture!© Ivar KvaalThe project began as an idea for how to utilize a naturally sheltered area surrounded by large rocks and dense vegetation. The idea developed to create a way to climb up from this shelter to see the panoramic view over the sea, which led to the characteristic shape of the roof: a stepped ramp leads up from the terrain to the roof.Save this picture!Floor PlanA sheltederd atrium is formed by the house and the cliffs where the interior concrete bench extends from the interior to the exterior tying it all together.Save this picture!© Ivar KvaalThe annex contains a suspended bed, a small living space and a bathroom. The building occupies a small footprint, but the space expands vertically into three levels: the basement, the ground floor level and the roof.Save this picture!© Kim MüllerThe annex is accessed by a footpath that runs along the small meandering wooded area to the north of the site. The slit on the roof pours light into the building, combined with a hammock.Save this picture!© Kim MüllerSite restrictions and planning limitation:Materials:Exterior.Roof: 270mm thick concrete with 30 mm VIP insulation on the inside. Courtyard and floors: White concreteSave this picture!© Kim MüllerInterior.Acoustic ceiling is covered with woven oak strips to mask joints in the panels making a continuous surface. Interior walls are natural sawn oak 50/50mm.Save this picture!© Kim MüllerProject gallerySee allShow lessCASA Vi / EV+A Lab Atelier d’architetturaSelected ProjectsLotus Multifunctional Complex / SPEECHSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Kim Müller, Ivar Kvaal Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781620/knapphullet-lund-hagem Clipboard CopyHouses•Sandefjord, Norway 2014 “COPY” Knapphullet / Lund Hagemcenter_img Norway “COPY” ArchDaily Houses Knapphullet / Lund HagemSave this projectSaveKnapphullet / Lund Hagem CopyAbout this officeLund HagemOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSandefjordNorwayPublished on February 10, 2016Cite: “Knapphullet / Lund Hagem” 10 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Kim Müller+ 29 Share Year:  Area:  30 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Dublin archdiocese fundraising campaign under review

first_img  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Following criticism from some victims of clerical abuse, the Archdiocese of Dublin has said it is reviewing a major fundraising drive.Last year the Archdiocese of Dublin announced its plans for a more concerted fundraising strategy in order to address a reduction in contributions to church collections. The strategy included the appointment for the first time of a priest to manage financial development and fundraising.Previously the archdiocese said it had appointed professional fundraising consultancy CCS to assist with the planning for its campaign. CCS has been involved in many fundraising campaigns in Ireland, particularly church campaigns. In the Church in England and Wales CCS led a £40 million fundraising drive in the archdiocese of Westminster and the £10 million campaign in the diocese of Northampton.The archdiocese told the Irish Times it is undertaking a review of its Living the Joy of the Gospel: Building our Community of Faith fundraising campaign. According to the archdiocese, parishes that had taken part in the pilot phase of the campaign “have, for the most part, been pleased with the response”, he said.However, the review of the campaign followed callers to RTE radio complaining that the church had enough funds and referencing clerical abuse.The Irish Times said that the campaign had already begun in some parishes with one reporting that it had raised €100,000 of its €365,000 campaign target. The parish said that “as a guideline for us to reach our goal we need 75 more families and individuals to consider pledging €2 a day over the next five years”. Another parish has advertised for a fundraising officer.The campaign in Dublin is linked to concerns over a reported drop of 5% in contributions to church collections each year up to 2012. However, the figures reported by Catholic Ireland.net showed that the diocese saw its overall financial outlook improve substantially with a big increase in bequests and donations, up from €2.3 million in 2011 to €10.2 million in 2012.Overall the archdiocese had a surplus of €1.737 million in 2012. This compares to a deficit of €9.331 million in 2011. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies faith Ireland Howard Lake | 14 August 2015 | News Dublin archdiocese fundraising campaign under reviewlast_img read more

Conference livestream reaches growing audience

first_imgJulie VarugheseExcerpts from a talk by Julie Varughese to the Workers World Party national conference on Nov. 19. It has been updated to reflect the most recent social-media analytics.This is the second year the party has livestreamed the national conference.Before giving the numbers, here are the advances that contributed to a successful weekend of livestreams.Right-wing trolls mostly commented on the first livestream. It is not unusual for them to troll left-wing livestreams. They clearly copied and pasted the same talking point because their comments were repetitive. The way we combated trolls was to hide and ban them. Abusive trolls were reported to Facebook.We now have a larger, more coordinated team of social media comrades, who made all those awesome graphics, including the banner at the bottom of our Facebook livestream that let people know this was a Workers World Party conference. And the graphic artist also designed the Russian centennial banner that Durham provided.We held one-on-one livestreams on the side of the stage for in-depth conversations with several activists. Other comrades provided some work before the conference.For the first time we advertised on Facebook before the conference weekend to entice people to register for the conference and to “like” our Facebook page. Facebook reports that both our ads reached 36,329 people, and the registration ad drove 1,500 people to our registration page.We saw a spike on our website for requests to join the party. That tends to happen whenever the party is in the spotlight (around Charlottesville) or when people are frustrated, as after Donald Trump was elected president. This time, some people mentioned the livestreams in explaining their interest in becoming party members.A combination of a higher number of Facebook followers, combined with our sharing strategy and Facebook’s algorithm placing livestreams high in people’s newsfeeds, helped increase our reach and views. A YouTube video was sent out in a Nov. 16 email about how to help increase the reach of Facebook posts. (youtu.be/8LT0jRCyBJE)Here are our spectacular numbers:Facebook Analytics (as of Dec. 6)Reach: 183,103, a 1,708 percent increase over last year (Reach refers to how many people see a livestream in their Facebook newsfeed, regardless of whether they click to view it.)Views: 63,283, a 1,604 percent increasePeak # of viewers while live: 131Reactions (mostly likes and hearts): 15,362Comments: 5,397Shares: 700Page likes generated, Nov. 16 to Dec. 5: 6,477 to 7,141, a 8.5 percent increase.Most popular viewing locations: U.S. states, including California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington state, West Virginia, and countries such as Australia, Ecuador, England, Finland, Italy and Mexico.Twitter Analytics515 viewersFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Watersheds Focus of Stewardship Week

first_img Previous articleNTF Refutes Consumer Reports Article on Ground TurkeyNext articleOil Ends Lower on Demand Worry and Ample Supply Gary Truitt SHARE Indiana Watersheds Focus of Stewardship Week By Gary Truitt – Apr 30, 2013 This is the 58th year that Stewardship Week has been celebrated, “We must call attention to the fact that clean water is important to everyone,” said Roger Kult, Acting State Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Kult went on to say, “Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes. They cross county, state and national boundaries.  Every inch of the land in Indiana is part of a watershed. No matter where you are right now, you are in a watershed.” SHARE Boyle said recent weather extremes have put water, watersheds, and water quality in the news and that has got people thinking a bit more about water, “The weather extremes, both drought and floods, have heightened awareness by the public of the importance of water conservation.”  She added that Indiana is blessed with good water resources and plenty of rain, but last year’s drought taught many people just how important water conservation is, “Less than one percent of all of the water on our planet is fresh water. The average citizen in the United States uses 125 gallons of water every day; and this does not include the water it takes to manufacture the automobiles, clothing, and food we depend on each and every day.  We want each person to know they can make a difference!”  The just concluded state legislative session established a study committee on Indiana water policy and resources. Indiana Watersheds Focus of Stewardship Weekcenter_img Jennifer BoyleApril 28 – May 5  is National Soil and Water Stewardship Week, and the Indiana Conservation Partnership has come together to help Hoosiers understand  watersheds.  The theme of Stewardship Week is Where Does Your Water Shed?, a play on words to help people understand the concept of watersheds.   Mark McCauley with Hamilton County SWCD says most Hoosiers are not familiar with the concept of a watershed, “Most people don’t know what one is or that they live in one.” Jennifer Boyle with the IASWCD says people need to know how they use water impacts the rest of the state, “It is important that people understand that when the water leaves their land, where does it go?” Boyle told HAT that Stewardship Week is an opportunity to educate people, “We have a variety of educational materials to help teach peple about conservation and stewardship.”   Some of those materials can be found here. The Indiana Conservation Partnership is made up of 8 agencies and organizations. The group assembled at the Pathway to Water Quality on the state fairgrounds on Tuesday, where for the past 20 years they have educated fairgoers about the personal actions each of us can take daily to improve water quality here in Indiana. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home News Feed Indiana Watersheds Focus of Stewardship Weeklast_img read more

Xos, a Leading Commercial Electric Vehicle OEM, to Become Publicly Traded on Nasdaq Through…

first_img Twitter Local NewsBusiness Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Xos, a Leading Commercial Electric Vehicle OEM, to Become Publicly Traded on Nasdaq Through Merger with NextGen Acquisition Corporation WhatsApp TAGS  Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Pinterest LOS ANGELES & BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Xos, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fully electric Class 5 to Class 8 commercial vehicles (“Xos” or the “Company”) and NextGen Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: NGAC) (“NextGen”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced today that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement that will result in Xos becoming a publicly listed company. The combined company is expected to be traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market under “XOS”. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005244/en/ Dakota Semler, Co-Founder and CEO of Xos, stated, “In 2016, my co-founder and I set out to build a company whose mission was to decarbonize transportation through the design, engineering and development of purpose-built commercial vehicles. Our aim was to provide customers a superior alternative to traditional fossil fuel vehicles. As former fleet operators, we gained a deep appreciation for the challenges of operating and maintaining commercial fleets, particularly in light of accelerating emissions requirements. Xos developed its technology and product portfolio in close collaboration with established fleet operators who have provided invaluable ongoing feedback that has informed every aspect of our vehicle design, product engineering, commercial manufacturing and service strategy. As a result, we have developed commercial EV solutions that uniquely incorporate customer requirements.” “Since 2019, we have had vehicles on the road and in the hands of our customers, which include UPS, Wiggins, Lonestar and Loomis, validating our durable and low-cost sustainable design. Today’s announcement represents a major milestone that allows Xos to expand its vehicle and battery manufacturing capacity, advance our next generation battery and vehicle control systems, and put thousands more Xos vehicles on the road,” said Xos’ Co-Founder and COO, Giordano Sordoni. Xos developed its vehicles to meet the demands and extended life cycles of last-mile, on-highway and vocational vehicles. Xos believes it is well positioned to capitalize on the electrification of the $100 billion total addressable market for medium- and heavy-duty last-mile commercial electric vehicles. The Company’s more than 6,000-unit backlog of contracted and optional orders underscores robust market opportunities for Xos’ vehicle products. Demand in the last-mile commercial EV market is expected to grow at a 35% CAGR through 2040 as electric vehicles replace traditional fossil fuel vehicles, driven by new emissions standards, continued growth of e-commerce and the relocation of fulfillment centers to areas closer to consumers. Xos’ trucks are powered by its proprietary technology, developed to meet the needs of commercial fleets, and designed to achieve a TCO that is lower than traditional fossil fuel vehicles and other electric vehicle alternatives. The Company offers Fleet-as-a-Service—a bundled package that provides vehicle ownership services to fleet operators for a fixed monthly fee—in coordination with partners such as DLL Group (financing services) and Dickinson Fleet Services (vehicle maintenance). The Fleet-as-a-Service package aggregates otherwise fragmented fleet service offerings and is projected to significantly increase Xos’ lifetime revenue per vehicle. “The strong secular tailwinds of climate change and e-commerce anchor our investment conviction in Xos,” said George Mattson, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of NextGen. “Climate change is one of the world’s greatest challenges, and commercial trucks are the largest emitters per capita of greenhouse gases in the transportation industry. Simultaneously, last-mile e-commerce delivery is growing, accelerated by changes in consumer purchasing behaviors post-COVID. The dual drivers of strong underlying industry growth and the imperative to transition traditional fossil fuel vehicles to zero emission vehicles, set the backdrop for strong underlying growth for years to come. Xos has successfully commercialized its cost competitive proprietary product offering and is now poised to scale delivery of its customer-validated vehicles with the growth capital that NextGen will provide.” “NextGen reviewed over a hundred potential merger opportunities and conducted in-depth evaluations of several companies in the EV and automotive technology sectors,” added Gregory Summe, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of NextGen. “Based on our work, we believe that Xos is best-positioned to capture the rapidly growing demand for commercial electrical vehicles with a compelling customer offering. We look forward to working with Xos’ leadership team by providing strategic, operating and governance experience to help Xos realize its vision of decarbonizing commercial transportation.” In addition to Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni, Xos will continue to be led by its existing management team including Chief Technology Officer, Robert Ferber, and Chief Financial Officer, Kingsley Afemikhe. Transaction Overview The business combination values the combined company at a $2.0 billion pro forma equity value, at a price of $10.00 per NextGen share and assuming no redemptions by NextGen shareholders. The transaction will provide $575 million of gross proceeds to the company, assuming no redemptions, including a $220 million oversubscribed and fully committed common stock PIPE at $10.00 per share anchored by Janus Henderson Investors, as well as a consortium of truck dealers led by Thompson Truck Centers. The boards of directors of both Xos and NextGen have each unanimously approved the proposed business combination, which is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021, subject to, among other things, the approval by NextGen’s shareholders of the business combination, the concurrent PIPE transaction, satisfaction of the conditions stated in the definitive agreement and other customary closing conditions, including that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) completes its review of the registration statement on Form S-4 and the proxy statement/prospectus, the receipt of certain regulatory approvals, and approval by The Nasdaq Stock Market to list the securities of the combined company. Advisors BofA Securities is serving as exclusive financial advisor to Xos, and Cooley LLP is serving as legal advisor to Xos. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is serving as exclusive financial advisor and lead capital markets advisor to NextGen and as sole placement agent for the PIPE transaction. Rothschild & Co is acting as additional financial advisor to NextGen. Credit Suisse LLC is serving as additional capital markets advisor to NextGen. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is serving as legal advisor to NextGen. Conference Call and Webcast Information Investors may listen to a pre-recorded call discussing the proposed business combination later today, February 22, 2021 at 8:00 AM EST. The call may be accessed by dialing 1-877-407-9716 (domestic callers) or 1-201-493-6779 (international callers) and entering the conference ID number 13716356. A live webcast and replay of the call will be available here and can also be accessed at https://xostrucks.com/investors. A telephone replay of the call will also be available until 11:59 pm EST on March 8, 2021. The replay may be accessed by dialing 1-844-512-2921 (domestic callers) or 1-412-317-6671 (international callers) and entering the conference ID number 13716356. About Xos, Inc. Xos, Inc. is an electric mobility company dedicated to making fleets more efficient. Xos designs and develops fully electric battery mobility systems specifically for commercial fleets. The company’s primary focus is on medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles that travel on “last mile” routes (i.e. predictable routes that are less than 200 miles per day). The company leverages its proprietary technologies to provide commercial fleets zero emission vehicles that are easier to maintain and more cost-efficient on a total cost of ownership (TCO) basis than their internal combustion engine and commercial EV counterparts. For more information, please visit www.xostrucks.com. About NextGen NextGen Acquisition Corporation is a blank check company whose business purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. NextGen is led by George Mattson, a former Partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Gregory Summe, former Chairman and CEO of Perkin Elmer and Vice Chairman of the Carlyle Group. NextGen is listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “NGAC.” For more information, please visit www.nextgenacq.com. Additional Information and Where to Find It This press release relates to a proposed transaction between Xos and NextGen. This press release is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the potential transaction and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of Xos, the combined company or NextGen, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act. NextGen intends to file a registration statement on Form S-4 with the SEC, which will include a document that serves as a prospectus and proxy statement of NextGen, referred to as a proxy statement/prospectus. A proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to all NextGen shareholders. NextGen also will file other documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. Before making any voting decision, investors and security holders of NextGen are urged to read the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction as they become available because they will contain important information about the proposed transaction. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by NextGen through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. The documents filed by NextGen with the SEC also may be obtained free of charge at NextGen’s website at https://www.nextgenacq.com/investor-info.html#filings or upon written request to 2255 Glades Road, Suite 324A, Boca Raton, Florida 33431. Participants in the Solicitation NextGen and Xos and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from NextGen’s shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. A list of the names of the directors and executive officers of NextGen and information regarding their interests in the business combination is set forth in NextGen’s registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-248921) filed with the SEC on October 7, 2020. Additional information regarding the interests of such persons will be contained in the registration statement and the proxy statement/prospectus when available. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described in the preceding paragraph. Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws with respect to the proposed transaction between Xos and NextGen, including statements regarding the benefits of the transaction, the anticipated timing of the transaction and the products and markets of Xos. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: (i) the risk that the transaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect the price of NextGen’s securities, (ii) the risk that the transaction may not be completed by NextGen’s business combination deadline and the potential failure to obtain an extension of the business combination deadline if sought by NextGen, (iii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the transaction, including the adoption of the Merger Agreement by the shareholders of NextGen, the availability of the minimum amount of cash available in the trust account in which substantially all of the proceeds of NextGen’s initial public offering and private placements of its warrants have been deposited following redemptions by NextGen’s public shareholders and the receipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals, (iv) the lack of a third party valuation in determining whether or not to pursue the proposed transaction, (v) the inability to complete the PIPE investment in connection with the transaction, (vi) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement, (vii) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the transaction on Xos’s business relationships, operating results, and business generally, (viii) risks that the proposed transaction disrupts current plans and operations of Xos and potential difficulties in Xos employee retention as a result of the transaction, (ix) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Xos or against NextGen related to the Merger Agreement or the proposed transaction, (x) the ability to maintain the listing of NextGen’s securities on a national securities exchange, (xi) the price of NextGen’s securities may be volatile due to a variety of factors, including changes in the competitive and regulated industries in which NextGen plans to operate or Xos operates, variations in operating performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting NextGen’s or Xos’s business, Xos’s inability to implement its business plan or meet or exceed its financial projections and changes in the combined capital structure, (xii) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations after the completion of the proposed transaction, and identify and realize additional opportunities, and (xiii) the risk of downturns and a changing regulatory landscape in the highly competitive electric vehicle industry. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of NextGen’s registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-248921), the registration statement on Form S-4 discussed above, the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed or that may be filed by NextGen from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Xos and NextGen assume no obligation and do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Neither Xos nor NextGen gives any assurance that either Xos or NextGen, or the combined company, will achieve its expectations. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005244/en/ CONTACT: Xos Investor Relations [email protected] Media Relations [email protected] [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA FLORIDA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING FLEET MANAGEMENT AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING MANUFACTURING ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES/FUELS AUTOMOTIVE TRUCKING ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ENERGY TRANSPORT SOFTWARE DATA MANAGEMENT LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Xos, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 07:00 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 07:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005244/enCopyright Business Wire 2021. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 last_img read more

Dixie State Baseball Completes 3-0 Sweep of Cal State San-Marcos Sunday

first_imgFebruary 2, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Baseball Completes 3-0 Sweep of Cal State San-Marcos Sunday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN MARCOS, Calif.-Jake Engel homered and had a pair of RBI as the Dixie State Trailblazers blanked Cal State San Marcos 7-0 Sunday at CSUSM Baseball Field in non-conference college baseball action.Kaden Hollow added two more RBI for the Trailblazers, who improved to 3-0 on the season in completing the sweep of the Cougars.Tevita Gerber earned the win on the mound for Dixie State, netting six strikeouts in six innings of work.The Trailblazers return to action Friday and Saturday at Los Angeles against Northwest Nazarene on the campus of Cal State-Los Angeles.Dixie State will then be the guests of the Golden Eagles Saturday and Sunday. Written by Tags: Dixie baseball Brad Jameslast_img read more

Skilled HVAC Mechanic

first_imgJourneyman with 5 year experience in Heating, Ventilation, AirConditioning.Ability to perform routine preventative maintenance and repairson heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, pneumaticand digital controls, hot and chilled water distribution, variablevolume systems, chillers, boilers, motors, pumps, air handlingunits, roof top units.Ability to operate building automation system, pneumatic anddigital controls, variable frequency drive controls.Ability to examine, troubleshoot, detect and diagnose defectiveHVAC equipment, hardware or materials.Ability to perform major component replacement and evaluationof complex system problems under leadership of HVACChief.Ability to read, interpret and follow mechanical blueprints,schematics, specifications and other technical documents related tothe installation, maintenance, repair of HVAC systems.Ability to troubleshoot fire alarm and fire suppressionsystems.Ability to weld, solder, braze and connect supply lines, airducts and vents, refrigeration piping and pumps.Ability to react quickly and to analyze known data or symptomsof a problem and arrive at a logical solution.Ability to use hand and power tools applicable totrade.Ability to document and track preventative maintenanceactivities.Ability to troubleshoot elevators and lifts is a plus. Perform routine preventative maintenance and repairs onheating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, pneumatic anddigital controls, hot and chilled water distribution, variablevolume systems, chillers, boilers, motors, pumps, air handlingunits, roof top units.Remodel, construct, renovate and renew areas of campusbuildings providing expert knowledge to produce most efficienttechnical results.Assist in the completion of new construction and design,specify, install and maintain equipment to produce desired endresults.Assist in instructing and training unskilled employees in safe,effective methods of performing task in the assigned maintenancefunction.In collaboration with HVAC Chief, determine and evaluate safeand most economical solution of specific maintenanceproblems.Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment andsupplies.Perform snow removal and perform special work assignments orclean ups as directed.Perform other job-related duties as assigned. Application Instructions:For further details, visit our website at www.oakton.edu and selectthe Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of,at least, three (3) professional references with contactinformation prepared to submit with your application. One (1) ofthe references must be your most recent, direct supervisor.Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmativeaction institution, committed to employing competent, qualifiedindividuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on thebasis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability,age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex orgender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to andparticipation in its educational programs, college activities andservices, or in its employment practices.URL: www.oakton.edu Requirements:Qualifications and Working Conditions: About Oakton Community College :For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting wherethousands begin or continue their college or career studies.Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from morethan 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of lifefor everyone who enters its doors.We offer:Continuing educationGreat benefitsPaid winter breakFRIDAYS OFF during the summercenter_img Additional Information:Supervision Received:Functional Supervision is received from the HVAC Chief.Administrative Supervision received from the Director ofFacilitiesSupervision Exercised:Functional Supervision is exercised over General MaintenancePersonnel.HOURS: Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pmSALARY: $48,870 Job Description:Basic Function and Responsibility:Under general supervision, utilize independent judgment toconstruct, alter, install and repair heating, air conditioning andventilation systems, fire protection, elevators/lift systems.Ability to respond to other building structures and/or systemsincluding electrical, pipe fitting and other related areas ofskilled maintenance technology. Exercise independent judgment basedon job knowledge and training to complete tasks.Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities: Position will require employees to have:the ability to stand, walk and move for extended periods of time(Often – 75% – 100%).the ability to detect dirt, dust, stains and marks. (Often 75% to100%)the ability to bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crawl, push, pull, andreach in all directions (Often – 75% – 100%)the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. (Often 75% – 100%)the ability to perform moderate to strenuous physical labor forextended periods of time. (Often 75% – 100%)the ability to set up and operate mechanical cleaning equipment.(Occasional 50% to 75%)the ability to work at heights and the ability to ascend/descendladders. (Seldom – 0% – 25%)Some shifts will require the use of radio communication. Employeeson these shifts, using these devices, will be required to have theability to hear and exchange information clearly.Job duties may be performed in hot, dusty, dirty environments.Employees may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic orcaustic chemicals and outside weather conditionslast_img read more

Mr Kipling stems decline in tough ambient market

first_imgManor Bakeries has stemmed the decline in sales of its Mr Kipling brand, but sales of its other main cake brands continue to fall, latest TNS data suggests.The data highlights the increasing strength of supermarket own-label alternatives, with all the supermarkets growing market share on own-label cakes over the year. Overall, Manor Bakeries sales were down by 3.2% in value to £178.6 million, mainly due to shoppers buying less often, according to TNS. That meant it lost its position as the number one cake manufacturer in the UK in 2005, with Tesco private-label the dominant ambient brand. The TNS cake market overview, covering the 52 weeks to January 2006, shows sales of Mr Kipling branded cakes were up 0.1% to £107.6m. Performance of its two other main cake brands was less positive. Cadbury cake sales were down 9.2% in value to £46.9m and Lyons’ cakes sales were down 5.2% to £22.7m.Meanwhile, United Biscuits McVities’ cakes brand also suffered over the year, with sales down 4.7% to £50.6m.As the ambient cakes brands suffered, the big food retailers grew market share of private-label alternatives. Tesco’s market share of its private-label cakes went up 7% to 16.4% over the year, a share worth £188.5m. Sainsbury’s private-label sales went up 7.5% to 9.9%, a share worth £113.8m. Marks & Spencer’s ambient cake sales were up 3.9% to 7.1%. Asda’s share went up 3.7% to a 7.2% share, worth £83.3m. And Morrisons saw a 6.4% rise to 6.7% or £77m. By comparison, Cadbury’s cakes market share was down to 4.1%, Mr Kipling’s was 9.3%, and Lyons was 2%. McVities cakes had a 4.4% market share in 2005.The data also highlights growth in sales of slab cakes, cut cakes and small pies over the year. Small cakes, such as French fancies, had the biggest market share overall. Muffins saw the greatest sales decline over the year, with market share falling 5% to 4.7%.last_img read more