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Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSefalana Holdings Company Limited is a major retail operation with interests in the wholesale and retail distribution of fast-moving consumer goods in Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho and Namibia. It operates 20 major supermarkets under the retail name Sefalana Shopper; 25 cash-and-carry outlets trading under the name Sefalana Cash and Carry; 3 hyperstores trading as Sefalana Hyper Store; 4 liquor stores trading as Sefalana Liquor; and one cigarette distribution outlet trading as Capital Tobacco. The company also sells tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, power-generating plants, water pumps, EDM locomotives and spares, and has franchise dealerships for MAN, TATA and Honda. Well-known subsidiaries in the Group include Foods Botswana, Commercial Motors, Mechanised Farming, Vintage Travel and Tours and Kgalagadi Soap Industries. Sefalana Holding Company Limited was founded in 1974 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.
Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileTransnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in the power generation, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas sectors. It owns and operates Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja and Transcorp Hotel in Calabar. In the agriculture sector, the company produces orange and pineapple concentrates, mango puree and orange peel oil. It also grows food crops and fodder crops. In the energy sector, the company is involved in upstream petroleum development and has interests in exploring, refining and marketing oil and gas. Other business interests include generating electric power; maritime operations and supplying products for the mining and construction sectors which includes stone, sand, lime and iron. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913670/nido-house-estudio-pka Clipboard Year: Houses “COPY” Argentina Architects: Estudio PKa Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Béccar, Argentina Photographs “COPY” 2018 Projects Nido House / Estudio PKa ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913670/nido-house-estudio-pka Clipboard Save this picture!© Alejandro Peral+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share Area: 200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Project gallerySee allShow lessA Downloadable Library of Free DWG Drawings by Flan StudioArchitecture NewsAculco House / PPAA Pérez Palacios Arquitectos AsociadosSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Grohe, Samsung, TECNOCOMConstruction:Jorge Barroso & Diego García PezzanoCollaborators:Arq. Lucila López, Belén Luna CrookArchitect In Charge:Arch. Ignacio Pessagno, Arch. Lilian Kandus, Arch. Jesica AshardjianCity:BéccarCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesIcon Casa Nido is a single-family dwelling located in the province of Buenos Aires, the city of San Fernando, a mile away from Rio de la Plata. The entire project was centered upon the premise to respect the Art Deco style of the existing house and to use a light structure over the new building. The different spaces were designed on two floors, based on the possibilities and opportunities that the old building offered and always capturing the best orientation, not only horizontally but also overhead.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralContext Located in a neighborhood scale context, it is set up and abides by local regulations. It has an introverted relationship with the street which benefits from the exclusive use of an access patio that coexists directly with the living-dining room, merging with the garden through a circulation that directly articulates the front and the back generating cross ventilation.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralMaterial The structure of the dwelling is based on noble materials, but, overall, it was decided to work with a dry, light and fast constructive system. The entire structure was presented in the existing volume, the plaster of the party walls was removed leaving the exposed brick, maintaining the same concept with the roof and leaving the structural vault. The interior endings and enclosures, including the main door, were worked in black iron, continuing with the manufacturing line. Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralThe PVC openings, with hermetically sealed double glazing, were meant to take care of the interiors. The new volume, entirely made in dry Balloon frame, implanted as a nest on the existing building, with a materiality opposite to the old house but totally complementary generating a dialogue between the old and the modern.Relation The relation of the dwelling with the outside is one of the main priorities of the project. We studied the way to relate directly with the environment, generating spotlights and light sensors in both spatial directions, horizontal and an overhead direction.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSystem We always work with a routing system where as one moves forward, can discover different situations. When entering the access courtyard, one has a first approach to the front, where the coexistence of both systems can be clearly read. Once inside the house, we generated the first contact with another green space under the light staircase, which sews both instances, and a few feet away, the garden view. The house is a bellows that dialogues between the front and the back.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralInvestigation The biggest challenge that we faced in designing and building this house was to work with an atypical construction system for the area and to enhance and take care of the old building. We always prioritize the orientation, for the efficient use of energy, both in winter and summer, the flexibility of the environments, the fusion with the open air, and the use of regional and noble materials, together with simple and synthetic details. Nido House / Estudio PKaSave this projectSaveNido House / Estudio PKa CopyAbout this officeEstudio PKaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBéccarArgentinaPublished on March 27, 2019Cite: “Nido House / Estudio PKa ” [Casa Nido / Estudio PKa ] 27 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers: Brastemp, Deca, Ecopyre, Eletrolux, LeGrand Pial PlusLandcape:Escala NativaFurniture:Empório Brasil MarcenariaCity:TrancosoCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marcelo AnielloRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. A new pool house with guest accommodation was sought as an extension of the family residence. The place was located inside a mature garden and surrounded by exotic indigenous plants that are part of the UNESCO conservation area of Trancoso in the municipality of Bahia – Brazil.Originally, the area occupied a small fishing town that was isolated from the rest of Brazil until the 1970s. In 1986, electricity was taken to parts of the city and even today, the daily lifestyle remains “delightfully not modernized”.Save this picture!© Marcelo AnielloSave this picture!Planta BaixaSave this picture!© Marcelo AnielloSave this picture!© Marcelo AnielloThe project’s approach sought inspiration in this native vegetation, in the surrounding local architecture, and in the need to work with the available resources. We were inspired by the local lifestyle that was not driven by “technology” and consumerism. We wanted to go back to the “basics”, to disconnect to reconnect with nature. The architectural response allowed a holistic approach to reconnecting the user with nature. We wanted architecture to work with the landscape rather than adapt to it. The preserved mature garden provided a foothold for the new pool house to revolve around. The interior spaces were opened to become exterior rooms, merging with the garden. The garden has become the heart of the building. When viewed from the main house, the new pool house looked like a garden structure, perched gently on the ground.Save this picture!© Marcelo AnielloThe footprint revolved around the garden and the pool composed of two interconnected blocks, the ‘living room’ and the” sleeping area ‘. Both blocks juxtaposed in their architectural form maintained a constant visual connection with the garden and the main house. The housing structure runs along the private road and as a continuation of the existing house consisting of a shallow sloping roof, responding to the local vernacular, which crosses the flat-roofed pavilion of the sleeping structure. Large sliding panels 3.5 m high and 4 m wide for the living area open the internal space to the pool terrace allowing the garden to extend internally. The sleeping wing was wrapped in local eucalyptus sticks that harmonize its existence inside the mature garden, filtering the natural light through the facade, giving a feeling of tranquility but maintaining the privacy of the outside.Save this picture!© Marcelo AnielloThe project was built during the current pandemic, which has proved challenging on many levels. This, however, reinforced collaborative working methods in conjunction with the contractor (Escala Nativa) from opposite ends of the world. The contractor embraced the spirit of the project and with his team brought to the fore a very high-quality Brazilian handicraft.Save this picture!© Marcelo AnielloThe interior design was designed and developed by Maresca Interiors. Their approach found a balance with architecture, incorporating a sense of place connected with local traditions. The furniture was designed and produced by local artisans using strictly local materials. Art, part of which comes from indigenous tribes in the Amazon and from local artists.Save this picture!© Marcelo AnielloProject gallerySee allShow lessCascarilla Garden / ARCHITEKTENSelected ProjectsLa Frangine Residence / Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectesSelected Projects Share Photographs: Marcelo Aniello Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: Area: 300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Marcelo Aniello+ 27Curated by Susanna Moreira Share CopyAbout this officeGN ArchitectureOfficeFollowMaresca InteriorsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTrancosoBrazilPublished on May 31, 2021Cite: “Casa DP / GN Architecture + Maresca Interiors” [Casa DP / GN Architecture + Maresca Interiors] 31 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Acreage Updates Will Be Included in Upcoming Crop Production Report Facebook Twitter The November 8th Crop Production report will include information originally scheduled for release in October. According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service – the November report will include potential updated planted and harvested acreage for dry edible beans, canola, corn, sorghum, soybeans and sunflower; revised peanut and sunflower acreage, yield and production for 2012; and indicated 2013-14 production forecasts for citrus fruits as of November 1st. As usual – the upcoming report will include indicated area harvested, yield and production forecasts as of November 1st for corn for grain, cotton, rice, sorghum for grain, soybeans for beans, peanuts for nuts, sugarbeets and sugarcane for sugar and seed; indicated cottonseed production; planted acres, indicated area harvested, yield and production forecasts of fall potatoes; indicated area planted harvested, yield and production forecasts for dry edible peas, Austrian winter peas and lentils; percent of 2013 fall potatoes planted by variety; and indicated U.S. production of rice by class. The November Crop Production report will also include objective survey data for selected states which include, corn plant population, number of ears, row width distribution and percent of samples processed in the lab; soybean row width distribution, number of pods with beans per 18 square feet and percent of samples processed in the lab; cotton cumulative large boll counts; and number of samples and average number of hills per acre for fall potatoes.Forecasts originally scheduled for October that will not be included in November’s report include harvested area, yield and production forecasts for hay and tobacco, as well as yield and production forecasts for canola, dry edible beans, and sunflowers. Estimates for these crops will be included in the 2013 Annual Crop Production report scheduled for release in January. Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Oct 24, 2013 Acreage Updates Will Be Included in Upcoming Crop Production Report Previous articleBiodiesel Industry Surpasses Billion-Gallon Mark, Poised for Record-Breaking YearNext articleIndiana Pork Donates $10,000 to Feeding Indiana’s Hungry Gary Truitt
News UpdatesKangana Ranaut Vs BMC- Use Of Muscle Power Or Causing Injury By Unlawful Means To Any Person Or Their Property Cannot Be Permitted In Any Civil Society: Bombay High Court Nitish Kashyap27 Nov 2020 4:59 AMShare This – xWhile quashing and setting aside the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s demolition notice to actor Kangana Ranaut, the Bombay High Court observed that she was entitled to compensation as the action of the civic body is actuated by mala fides and involve a clear malice in law, causing a substantial injury to the petitioner actor.Division bench of Justice SJ Kathawalla and Justice RI Chagla…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile quashing and setting aside the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s demolition notice to actor Kangana Ranaut, the Bombay High Court observed that she was entitled to compensation as the action of the civic body is actuated by mala fides and involve a clear malice in law, causing a substantial injury to the petitioner actor.Division bench of Justice SJ Kathawalla and Justice RI Chagla held that in order to estimate the value of damage caused by the said demolition to the petitioner, a valuer is being appointed. Both parties, i.e. the petitioner and the MCGM, shall be heard by the valuer whilst making his report of valuation for which three months time has been granted. Court added that orders on recovery of any part of such compensation from individual officers of the MCGM will be passed when ordering for payment of such compensation as determined by the valuer.While the petitioner alleged that the civic body ordered demolition of her bungalow turned office at Pali Hill in vendetta against her tweets/interviews against the ruling dispensation in Maharashtra, specifically the Shiv Sena party. The MCGM contended that their action of demolition on September 9 was routine and did not have anything to do with the actor’s stand against the state government. It was contended the petitioner had started illegal construction inside the said bungalow and during a routine inspection being carried out in the same area, it was discovered by BMC officials that work is still ongoing at the site.At the outset, Court observed-“Before proceeding further, we make it clear that this Court does not countenance unauthorized construction, and also does not approve of loose and irresponsible statements against any individual, authority or Government. We do not accept as true any of the statements/allegations made by the Petitioner through her tweets with regard to the alleged prevailing atmosphere in the state of the state Police or against the film industry. If anything, we are of the view that the Petitioner should be better advised to exercise restraint when “as a public spirited person”, she “airs her views regarding issues of public importance on social media platforms ….” However, the bench added-“We must, however, hasten to add that the subject matter of the controversy in the present Petition or, indeed, of the impugned order of demolition/action on the part of Respondent Nos. 1 to 4, is not the tweets of the petitioner but action on the part of an arm of the state whilst dealing with a citizen. Irresponsible statements made by a citizen in an individual capacity, however distasteful or wrong they may be, are best ignored. Illegal and colourable action/s on part of the state or its agencies vis-à-vis a citizen, is far too serious and damaging to society to be overlooked. Whatever be the folly of an individual, whether in the matter of unauthorized construction, or irresponsible statements hurting the sentiments of individuals or the public in general, no action against such individual by anyone, much less by the state, can lie except within the four corners of law. By no means, colourable exercise of power or resort to threats, use of muscle power and/or causing injury by unlawful means to such person or to his/her property, can be permitted in any civil society. such actions are the very antithesis of the rule of law.”Referring to the Saamna Executive Editor and MP Sanjay Raut’s interview with News Nation wherein, he used abusive language against Kangana. Court said-“Shri Sanjay Raut has not denied or disputed the contents of the videoclip containing his aforestated interview. He has in his Affidavit only refuted the allegation that he has threatened the Petitioner and, as a cover-up, tried to explain that the use of the word ‘harackhor’ was in the context of her dishonesty and that he had only responded to the derogatory statement made by the Petitioner insulting the state of Maharashtra and Mumbai, which explanation we do not accept.”The bench noted further that immediately on the day after the demolition, i.e. September 10, the newspaper ‘saamna’ reported the demolition on its first page in a manner of rejoicing and victoriously, with the headline captioned ‘Ukhaad diya’ meaning ‘uprooted’. In the said news report, it is stated that the petitioner who was unnecessarily spoiling the name of Mumbai Police by comparing Mumbai with Pakistan Occupied Kashmir has received a good blow from MCGM. Court said-“The aforestated response of Shri Raut and the language used by him show that because the Petitioner tweeted on September 3, 2020 that she was threatened by Shri Raut and questioned, “why Mumbai is feeling like Pakistan occupied Kashmir”. Shri Raut, without being bothered that the rule of law should always prevail, was determined to teach a lesson to the petitioner. Such conduct certainly does not bevt a leader like Shri Raut who is also a Parliamentarian.”Court pointed out that on September 5, 2020, i.e. the very same day, of Sanjay Raut’s article of ‘Saamna’ and his interview to the News Nation Channel, the Mukadam of the MCGM landed up at the petitioner’s bungalow and detected alleged ongoing works, which MCGM had failed to take notice of when the entire bungalow, including its huge outer facade was renovated and was thereafter seen standing, complete in all respects, at least since January 2020. Thereafter, the bench referred to the affidavit filed on behalf of BMC officials including Bhagyawant Late, designated officer of MCGM for the said ward. Court even perused through several photographs of the site both after and before the demolition. The bench said-“The dishonesty of Shri Late, is amply borne out by the fact that, Shri Late in his affidavits dated September 10 &17, 2020 had not made a whisper with regard to any photographs taken by the Mukadam on September 5, 2020, and only after the High Court, in view of the requirement in the circular, called upon MCGM to produce the photographs taken during inspection on September 5, relied on some photographs which had no date or time on it.”Thereafter for the first time Shri Late stated on oath in his affidavit dated September 24 that the photographs were indeed taken by the mukadam on September 5, 2020, now stands completely exposed, and the Court has no doubt that since the guidelines/instructions set out in the Circular dated March 15, 2012 were totally breached, Shri Late as well as the Mukadam brazenly resorted to mislead this Court in the aforestated manner, the bench said.During the hearing, Court enquired whether an entry was made in the detection register after the purported detection of works on September 5, 2020, since making of such entry was made mandatory as per the said circular dated March 15, 2012 relied by the MCGM itself. MCGM informed the bench that the Mukadam had not made the required entry in the detection register. It was also admitted that the status of the work which the Mukadam was required to set out, in compliance with the guidelines/instructions in the Circular of the MCGM is also not found in the purported Report of the Mukadam dated September 5.Court held that the Mukadam had breached every requirement set out in the MCGM’s Circular dated March 15, 2012, which MCGM itself has relied upon in its affidavit dated September 10, 2020. The bench observed-“The above conduct, supported by the above facts and evidence, is one crucial pointer in the chain of events, showing that Shri Late and his officers were at least since September 5, 2020 determined to cause damage to the said Bungalow by demolishing the same, thereby causing loss to the Petitioner. To achieve this end, Shri Late and his team/officers, have not only ignored all the provisions of law, as well as their own Circular/guidelines dated March 15, 2012, which Shri Late himself relied on, but have interalia by making false statements on oath, attempted to mislead this Court.”Finally, the bench concluded that the materials relied upon by the MCGM in support of its case, including the photographs produced before the Court, do not at all indicate that any of these works were being carried out at the bungalow at the time of issuance of the impugned Notice under Section 354A of the Act. Mere presence of some workmen or some construction debris is no evidence that the works referred to in the impugned notice were ongoing works, Court said.Relying on the decision of the Supreme Court in Municipal Corporation Of Greater Mumbai vs M/S Sunbeam High Tech Developers, the bench held that petitioner deserves compensation as the MCGM’s action was mala fide-“As we have come to a clear conclusion that the impugned notice under section 354A of the Act and the action of demolition following it, are actuated by malafides, in any event, involve a clear malice in law, causing a substantial injury to the Petitioner, we would be perfectly justified, on the basis of the law stated by the Supreme Court in the case of Sunbeam Hightech Developers (supra), to order compensation against responsible Respondents. Any such Order must be preceded by an estimate prepared by an approved valuer of the damage caused to the Petitioner’s property. We would therefore have a valuer appointed for the purpose of preparing such an estimate. Both parties, i.e. the Petitioner and the MCGM, shall be heard by the valuer whilst making his report of valuation. We would reserve our further Orders on such report being submitted by the valuer. We would also pass appropriate Orders on recovery of any part of such compensation from individual officers of the MCGM when ordering for payment of such compensation.”Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Next Story
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New Jersey sheriff who was purportedly heard in voice recordings making multiple controversial comments — including racist remarks about the state’s Sikh attorney general — has resigned.The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that Sheriff Michael Saudino has submitted his resignation after public radio station WNYC published multiple recordings the day before.Saudino allegedly made the statements during a conversation on Jan. 16 following the inauguration of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, which he attended, according to WNYC.In the recording, Saudino was discussing whether Murphy had made any appointments from Bergen County when an undersheriff mentioned that Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who is Sikh American and wears a turban because of his religious beliefs, was from Bergen County.“He didn’t do that because of Bergen County,” Saudino purportedly said. “He did that because of the turban.”Saudino was also purportedly heard in the recordings criticizing Murphy’s remarks on policing at his inauguration on topics such as marijuana and better criminal justice reform.“Christ almighty. In other words, let the blacks come in, do whatever the f— they want, smoke their marijuana, do this, do that, and don’t worry about it,” Saudino purportedly said. “You know, we’ll tie the hands of cops.”In another recording, Saudino purports to question whether Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver is gay, asking, “Is she gay? ‘Cause she’s never been married.”Grewal responded in a tweet Thursday, saying he has developed a “thick skin” after being called “far worse,” but denounced the comments on the Black community and the lieutenant governor.The statement from the sheriff’s office did not address whether it was, in fact, Saudino’s voice in the recordings.After the recordings were released, Murphy issued a statement urging Saudino to resign. Now that he has, the state can “now begin the process or restoring faith in the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office” and “begin the process of ensuring that the bigoted beliefs by the former Sheriff are not given shelter,” Murphy said in a statement.“I fully intend to appoint an interim sheriff who can rebuild the public’s trust,” Murphy said. “The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office is home to countless dedicated officers who no doubt were as horrified and disappointed by their former boss’s comments as we were. This is an opportunity for our Administration to work with them, and with the community, to instill new leadership that upholds our shared New Jersey values of inclusion and respect for all.”Grewal said in a statement that Saudino’s resignation is an “important first step in repairing the relationship between the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the diverse communities it serves” but expressed concern that none of Saudino’s subordinates challenged him.“The fact that a top official could make racist comments about the African-American community – and that no one in the room would challenge or correct him – raises serious concerns,” Grewal said.At least two undersheriffs were also in the room at the time of the conversation, which took place in a county office building after Murphy’s inauguration, according to the source who provided the recordings to WNYC.Four undersheriffs have also submitted their resignations, the sheriff’s office said. Bergen County Sheriff’s Chief Kevin Pell will serve as officer-in-charge until Murphy appoints an interim sheriff, according to the statement.Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco described Saudino’s comments as “indefensible,” but added that he does not think they reflect the “values of the men and women” of the sheriff’s office.“It was clear he could no longer serve the people of Bergen County effectively,” Tedesco said in a statement. “We cannot and must not tolerate discrimination from anyone, let alone our elected officials. Bergen County’s diversity is our strength and my administration works every day to ensure inclusion within county government and throughout our 70 municipalities. “Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Brad James April 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah College Golf Roundup Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBREMERTON, Wash.-Friday, Utah State’s men’s golf team competed at the Mountain West championships, placing 10th out of 11 squads competing at the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club.The highest-placing Aggies were Braxton Miller, Colten Cordingley and Chase Lansford, each of whom placed 24th at -74 (+2).Through the first day of competition, Colorado State, UNLV and San Diego State are all tied for first place at -284 (-4).AJ Ott of Colorado State is individually in first place at -66 (-6).The tournament continues Saturday.BOULDER CITY, Nev.-Friday, the Big Sky Conference women’s golf championships commenced at the Boulder Creek Golf Club with Southern Utah and Weber State participating.Through Day 1 of competition, Idaho and Portland State are tied for the lead at +8 .The highest achieving Weber State Wildcat at the tournament thus far is Kirsten Convoy who is in 7th place on Par 3 while Southern Utah’s highest achievier thus far is Kamonwan Prasurtwong, who is currenty in 7th place on Par 5.Sacramento State is the current team leader in pars with 55 while Montana has a tournament-best 14 birdies thus far.Portland State and Sacramento State have the current lead on Par 3, tied at +4. On Par 4, Idaho has the lead at +11 and Eastern Washington leads on Par 5 at -3. Tags: Big Sky/Mountain West/Southern Utah/Utah State/Weber State