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first_imgStudent Senate debated the feasibility of streamlining student government by merging with the Council of Representatives (COR) at its meeting Wednesday. Oversight committee chair Ben Noe said the merger would make student government more effective by consolidating meetings and making the group more representative of the entire student body. “It would help cut down on the amount of necessary waste that goes into all the student government meetings,” Noe said. “It would also help those involved in COR who may not have a voice in the policy process. It would give them a voice and a vote.” Student body vice president Brett Rocheleau said the change would eliminate COR and add eight new voting members to Senate — the four class presidents, the off-campus president, the chair of the Student Union Board, the president of the Club Coordination Council and the Student Union treasurer. These extra voices would improve the dialogue at Student Senate meetings, student body president Pat McCormick said. “Wouldn’t it be cool to see if we could expand representativeness in the Senate to really get Senate to be more of a deliberative body, to include the class perspectives and other perspectives?” he said. McCormick said the committee chair updates, which typically occur during the first 20 minutes of Senate, would be eliminated from the meetings in order for the group to focus more on addressing student body issues. “There is going to be a little bit more clarity at meetings,” he said. “This will really be the time for us to discuss the issues of the day for the student body.” The fusion would also offer students, especially those living off campus, better representation in the policy branch of student government, McCormick said. “[Off-campus senator] Helen Costa represents 1500 students, while each other senator represents approximately 300,” McCormick said. “Even though we have the halls covered in Senate, we really don’t have off-campus students covered.” The additions of the off-campus president and the senior class president would ensure the needs of off-campus students receive greater attention. Keough senator Andrew Anderson questioned whether it would be fair to give voting powers to some of the suggested additional members, as a number of them are appointed rather than elected. While officers such as the Student Union treasurer are not elected, McCormick said they could still bring valuable viewpoints to Senate. “The idea would be that in having them here, they would be able to provide the perspectives of the other important branches of the Student Union,” he said. Rocheleau said that though representation is a concern, the merger is primarily aimed at improving effectiveness. “While representation is a question, it isn’t the main focus of the fusion,” he said. “The fusion is trying to be more effective and have better meetings than we currently have in the two separate meetings.” Walsh senator Elizabeth Owers, who also sits on COR, said the change would remove the great deal of overlap experienced by students who attend more than one meeting per week. “Anything that’s not discussed at COR, it’s discussed at Senate, then we get those updates at Hall Council too,” she said. “Plus if you’re sitting in three meetings a week, each one might not feel so important. But if you’re down to one, it makes it feel really important.”last_img read more

first_imgTom Martello has been recently promoted to the position of Quality Manager for the VEMAS Corp. Tom has extensive experience with LEAN and Six Sigma manufacturing environments and presents a focus in process improvement. VEMAS, located in Middlebury, V.T is a woman-owned company specializing in electronic contract manufacturing.Loan Mayer, has recently been hired as the Engineering Manager at the VEMAS Corporation. Loan, a graduate of the University of California at San Diego in structural engineering, has 13 years of experience in new product introduction. VEMAS, located in Middlebury, V.T is a woman-owned company specializing in electronic contract manufacturinglast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Black Friday coupons, printable deals and bargains are offered on many different sites to help shoppers find those annual discounts. (WikiCommons)Black Friday is upon us, dear friends.Yes, that oh-so-special day of monster sales and deals and coupons on everything from home appliances to electric guitars is this Friday, November 29, 2013, and it’s time for our yearly roundup of the best bargains and go-to sites for discounts, codes and sales.RetailMeNot.com offers 2013 Black Friday coupons for stores such as Walmart, Macy’s, Target and so many more.Or you can cut out the middle man and go straight to the source: WalmartBlackFriday, TargetBlackFriday, JCPennysBlackFriday, BestBuyBlackFriday, KohlsBlackFriday and MacysBlackFriday.Need some additional 2013 Black Friday coupon codes and printable coupons? Of course you do, silly rabbits! Check out TheBlackFriday.com and print, print, print away!Black Friday sales are all the rave at www.Coupons.com, a site boasting 264 Black Friday Coupons to satiate all of your heart’s most innermost desires! Do they offer coupons or special secret Black Friday holiday codes for such irresistible delicacies as olive oil-and-lemon-soaked grape leaves? Or a monster holiday platter of that enigmatic Cypriot love o’ mine, Ms. Halloumi!? I doubt it, but only one way to find out! Click away, dear souvlaki fiends, click away!BargainHuntingMoms.com knows what’s up, fellow bargain freaks. So does CouponXplorer.com and CouponWebCrawler.com.MoneySavingMom.com is so money she don’t even know it. BlackFriday.com is another great go-to coupon-bargain-hookup spot. Same goes for the Black Friday and Coupons – Black Friday 2013 Facebook page.“What about other Black Friday and Cyber Monday roundup sites?” you ask. “Surely, Mr. Fox, yours will not aggregate them all. Surely, Mr. Fox, there are others. Surely, Mr. Fox, yet no disrespect.”None taken, dear coupon hounds. None taken. ‘Tis true, I say. ‘Tis true. There are so many others, really, I admit. Too many. Way too many. My response, you ask? Search around, dear feta freaks! Scour the Internet for those once-a-year deals!None of those sites, I bargain, are as fun to read as this post, however, nor do they mention or even dare to utter the melodious name of the beautiful, absolutely gorgeous Ms. Halloumi.last_img read more

first_imgAttempted murder in the 1st degree, a class A1 felony,Attempted murder in the 2nd degree, a class B felonyCriminal use of a firearm, in the 1st degree, a class B felonyTwo counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree, a class C felonyTwo counts of attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree, a class D felonyCriminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree, a class D felonyResisting arrest, a misdemeanor The Broome County District Attorney Michael A. Korchak’s Office says 28-year-old Macoley F. Saunders was indicted on the following charges: BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A Johnson City man was indicted for attempted murder of a police officer in Broome County on Sept. 3, officials announced Tuesday. Reading on our news app? Click here! The full indictment is posted below:center_img District Attorney Korchak tells 12 News Saunders pleaded not guilty in court. Of the indictment, Korchak said “Macoley F. Saunders discharged a 9mm pistol, while he was being arrested by police officers. He was in possession of a knife, in addition to the firearm. The defendant also attempted to take a firearm from the holster of a police officer during the struggle.”last_img read more

first_imgSouth Nias Police chief Ad. Sr. Comr. I Gede Nakti Whidiarta said the fire claimed one life and caused severe burns in six other people. All victims were crew of the vessels and had been evacuated from the location after the fire fighters managed to put out the fire.“The six victims have been admitted to Victory Teluk Dalam clinic. They are in a critical condition,” he said, adding that the deceased had been taken by his family to be laid to rest.The fire started from KM Karya Asih, which had just filled its tank with fuel in the afternoon. All the boats were ready to sail out to the open sea to fish at night.Police were still investigating the cause of the fire, Nakti said. He said preliminary investigation suggested the fire could have been triggered by a cigarette butt discarded by one of the crewmen of KM Karya Asih.Topics : One person has died and six others have been severely injured in a fire that destroyed four boats in the old port of Teluk Dalam, South Nias regency in North Sumatra on Monday evening.The fire broke out at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, according to a witness, local resident Defi Fau. Defi said the fire started from a blast in one of the boats that was docking at the port.“The fire from one vessel started to get bigger and spread to others docked next to it,” he told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.last_img read more

first_imgInstitutional investors are, Aquila said, set to increase their direct ownership of real assets.Specialised investment funds are used by 38% of those surveyed, closed-end funds by 32% and club deal/co-investments and managed accounts by 16%.Nine out of 10 investors (90%) said they had some exposure to real assets, and 44% had more than 10% exposure.Property was the most popular asset, with 74% of investors having exposure to it, followed by infrastructure (37%), commodities (26%), renewable energy (21%), timber (18%), shipping (7.9%) and farmland (2.6%).  The study showed that the most significant deterrent to investing in real assets was the lack of liquidity, which was cited by 55% of respondents.Other reasons included institutions’ lack of understanding of real assets (33%), limited long-term performance history (30%), a lack of suitable investment products (25%), fear of poor returns (23%) and unwillingness to diversify into ‘untested’ investment sectors (20%).For real assets to become more compelling, institutional investors said product providers must demonstrate greater transparency (60%), assets should be run by managers with experience of managing them (41%), fees should be lower (32%), due diligence should be clearer (30%) and products need better scalability (14%).Investors, Aquila said, also need to have a clearer understanding of the risk/return profile of real assets (41%). Institutional investors prefer direct ownership of real assets, according to a study by Aquila Capital.Aquila said 57% of the European investors it surveyed believe direct ownership is the best approach.However, only 43% currently use it.Stuart MacDonald, managing director at Aquila, said: “There is a growing appreciation among institutional investors of the benefits of direct ownership of real assets, and, over the coming years, we can expect to see a narrowing of the gap between actual and desired levels of this approach.”last_img read more

first_img Just last week Moyes was faced with questions about his future following claims – denied by sources at the club – that the United hierarchy were considering replacing their manager. But the mood has changed somewhat since the 3-0 defeat to Liverpool. Moyes is far more buoyant about the prospects ahead for his team for the rest of the season and beyond. “Hopefully we will be coming out of our (bad) period quickly,” he said. “Plans are afoot and try and make a real good go of it next season. “We are not in the position we want to be just now but we will do everything we possibly can to do it next year.” A look at the statistics shows why the bookmakers have City down as favourites for the 167th Manchester derby. City have won the last two derbies at Old Trafford – one of them was a whopping 6-1 victory – and United rarely troubled their old adversaries when they made the short trip across Mancunian Way in September. City have scored 28 more goals than United this term and they have conceded seven fewer at the other end. And other than a 1-0 win over Arsenal in November, United have failed to beat any of the sides in the top nine. But Moyes is still confident of securing a win and he insisted that United are not so far behind City than the league table suggests. He said: “I think we have got the level and we are not as far away as many people would have us and I have no doubt it will improve. We want to show we are still in there fighting. “We will do everything we can to win. We go out to win every game, not just the derby game. “Obviously it means a lot more to the supporters and the city if you win a derby game. “We we want to try and perform better in the bigger games than what we have done. “It will be important for us to show the level of what we have got.” United had to field Michael Carrick at centre-half at Upton Park on Saturday because of injuries to Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Rio Ferdinand. Nemanja Vidic was also absent through suspension. The United captain remains banned for the visit of City, but Moyes would not give away anything about the fitness of the three injured players. “For this Barclays Premier League game we’ll do everything we possibly can to get the [injured] players back,” was all that Moyes would say when questioned on the matter at his pre-match press conference. Press Association A 12-point gap has now opened up between the two teams. Pellegrini’s side are favourites for the title owing to their games in hand, while United look set for an unedifying venture into the Europa League next season. And as City prepared to take on Barcelona in the Champions League last month Pellegrini appeared to poke fun at United’s predicament. “If you consider this season, there is just one club in Manchester and it is ours,” the City manager said. “But you cannot forget what United has done in previous years.” If the second sentence of that quote was supposed to be taken as a compliment, then it certainly has not gone down that way at United. By using the words “previous years”, the impression was that United’s glory years were a thing of the past and that is certainly not something Moyes agrees with. “Well Manchester United had lots and lots of seasons of domination ,” the United boss answered when questioned about Pellegrini’s comments for the first time. “I don’t think if I was a manager I would have turned round and necessarily said that we were the only club in Manchester because football does change, it goes in cycles.” David Moyes thinks Manuel Pellegrini should not have branded City the only club in Manchester – and warned the Chilean that United are ready to rise again. United and City renew hostilities at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, six months after Pellegrini’s side beat their neighbours 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Ever since that result, City have gone from strength to strength on the home front, while United have stumbled to one disappointing defeat after another. last_img read more

first_imgCoronavirus cases in Florida climbed by a record 1,698 in one day as deaths rose by 47 to 2,848, including 10 in Palm Beach County to 407, the Florida Department of Health announced Thursday morning.In Palm Beach County, cases went up 208 after 160 Wednesday,189 Tuesday and a record 258 one week ago Wednesday.On Wednesday, deaths in the state rose by 36 and in Palm Beach County by 10. Last Thursday the state rise was 41and 4 in the county. The state record is 83 on Tuesday, April 28. Twice, the increase was 72 — once in April and once last month. In Palm Beach County the record is 17 twice.Palm Beach County officials are “concerned” with the rise in cases. Palm Beach, along with Broward and Miami-Dade are not yet eligible for Phase Two of reopening.last_img read more

first_imgMadrid, May 22: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday that he would not consider the previous season a disappointment even if his team loses the upcoming UEFA Champions League final.He however, admitted his biggest regret was getting eliminated by Leganes in the second leg of the 2018 Copa del Rey quarter-final, reports Efe.On Saturday, Real Madrid is to face Liverpool in the Champions League final for a third consecutive title.“It (the season) will not be a waste. The big failure for me, as I said before, was in the Copa del Rey because we lost at home and were knocked out. That was a cruel blow for us. But that’s it,” the French coach said at a press conference.“Real Madrid always looks to win, but you can’t always count on it. The important thing for us is to show our drive and ensure we don’t slip up. You need setbacks in life if you want to improve,” he added.Zidane remained upbeat about the Champions League final, stressing that “If you think you’re going to fail then you most likely will. You must always stay positive.” IANSlast_img read more

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team, led by explosive junior guards Jolene Anderson and Janese Banks, coasted to yet another double-digit victory at home Sunday as they defeated Albany (2-7) 75-46.Anderson scored a season-high 28 points (on 11-of-19 from the field) to complement her four assists. It was the 27th time she scored more than 20 points as a Badger, the fourth time this season.”Don’t let her looks fool you,” noted Albany head coach Trina Patterson of Anderson. “She can put it in the basket. You don’t think that she can score, then you look down and she has 30. She’s just a good scorer, and she has a great future ahead of her.”Anderson also tied her career best with six steals Sunday.”[It was just] being in the right place at the right time,” Anderson said of her extraordinary defensive performance. “I was just trying to get in the passing lanes and make it difficult for [Albany] to get open on the wing. Some of [the passes] looked like they were just floating, and so I just made a stab at it and went for it.”Banks notched her first double-double of the season, tallying 13 points while collecting a game-high 12 rebounds. She also tied Anderson for a game-high four assists.The Badgers out-rebounded the Great Danes 50-27 in all, while giving up only five offensive rebounds to the women from New York.”I think that one of the things we like to emphasize a lot is rebounding,” Banks noted. “It may not seem like it at times, but I think a lot of us do try and concentrate on always rebounding.”The emergence of freshmen point guards Rae Lin D’Alie and Sarah Ingison has allowed Banks to play the two guard, a position she feels more comfortable playing.”When you’re more comfortable, you get to take more chances with rebounding,” Banks said. Rebounding was not the only impressive defensive statistic the Badgers accumulated Sunday, as they also forced 20 turnovers, had nine steals, four blocks, and held the Great Danes to a mere 34 percent shooting from the field.The Badgers reached the 10-win plateau in only 11 games this season, as they shattered the previous mark of 21 games (2004-05) during head coach Lisa Stone’s four-year tenure.”It sounds great to be undefeated at home,” Stone said after the game. “At this great place here, we need to do that. We owe it to our fans to play and win games, and we’ve done a good job of that so far.”Six of UW’s seven home victories have come in double-digit fashion. They edged out Western Michigan 80-77 Nov. 14.The Badgers had 22 assists in all Sunday, but unfortunately, some sloppy play on the offensive end of the court led to 22 turnovers as well.”[We] got a little careless with the basketball,” Stone noted. “We all committed a turnover. I think everybody that played got one, except Ericka (Engen). We need to take care of the ball.”D’Alie and Banks were the guilty parties, committing six and four turnovers, respectively.”When we start playing better defenses in the Big Ten, we can’t have that many turnovers,” Banks added.Despite the final score being as lopsided as it was, Albany stuck with Wisconsin for much of the game.”We give Albany a lot of credit,” Stone praised. “They hung in there. They used a lot of timeouts in the first half and as many as they could in the second half to try and stay in it. They made us play a little ugly. We were tentative, and obviously they made us turn the ball over, and that’s something that we’ll certainly discuss before Wednesday.”last_img read more