Faculty Council meeting — Oct. 11, 2017

first_imgOn Oct. 11 the members of the Faculty Council discussed a motion by Professor Danielle Allen and a proposal on the timing of the meetings of the Faculty.  They also heard an update on the work of the Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging and discussed proposals on advanced standing and on cross registration.The Council next meets on Oct. 11. The preliminary deadline for the Nov. 7 meeting of the Faculty is Oct. 17 at noon.last_img

C & S moves headquarters to Keene

first_imgC & S Wholesale Grocers moves headquarters to Keene, NHC & S Wholesale Grocers has moved its headquarters from Brattleboro to Keene, NH. C & S is the second largest wholesale grocer in the nation. It has been the largest Vermont-based company since the 1980s. In 2003 it reported sales of $11.3 billion.Three years ago, C & S announced that it was looking for a new corporate headquarters. Development officials on both sides of the Connecticut River worked hard to lure the regions largest employer. In 2002, C & S announced it had chosen Keene over a site offered in Brattleboro, where one of its warehouses is still located.last_img

Vermont Yankee to test sirens December 8

first_imgOn Thursday, December 8, at 1 pm, an audible sounding will be conducted on the 37 sirens located within the Vermont Yankee ten-mile emergency planning zone.The pole-mounted sirens are located in the Vermont towns of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, and Vernon, and in the New Hampshire towns of Chesterfield, Hinsdale, Richmond, Swanzey, and Winchester. In Massachusetts, the sirens are located in Gill, Colrain, Leyden, Bernardston and Northfield.The three-minute siren testing is being conducted by the Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts state public safety agencies in compliance with the regulations of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure the effectiveness of the notification system.Residents with questions on the annual testing can contact their town’s emergency management director or Mark Gilmore at Vermont Yankee at (802) 258-4168.last_img read more

Old-School ‘Mindset and Culture’ Is Sidelining Traditional Utility Companies in Global Transition to Renewables

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享SNL:For a risk-averse industry that has been slow to embrace change, overhauling the DNA of electric utilities stands as a bigger challenge than outdated regulations in the face of a market transformation driven by a renewable energy surge that is pushing down power prices, said Fintan Slye, CEO of EirGrid plc., which operates Ireland’s electric transmission system.Like their counterparts in the U.S., incumbent utilities in Europe are dealing with a rise in variable renewable energy and the emergence of upstart companies looking to cash in on a changing landscape in which customers are taking on a larger role in generating power and helping to maintain balance on the electric grid.“I think regulation certainly needs to change and evolve, but I don’t think that it is the thing that is holding the industry back,” Slye said Sept. 18 at Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s The Future of Energy Summit in London. Instead, he pointed to issues with the “mindset and the culture and the approach in a lot of the incumbent companies, and trying to get that to a point where these new business models can, I suppose, flourish.”“We’re at a point where just because something worked for the last 50 years doesn’t mean that it’s the approach and the thing for the next 10,” Slye said.More: ($) As utilities face uncertain future, their biggest challenge may be themselves Old-School ‘Mindset and Culture’ Is Sidelining Traditional Utility Companies in Global Transition to Renewableslast_img read more

Superheroes Finally Admit Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Illustration by Jon MorenoNEW YORK — Two months after Lance Armstrong admitted to using illegal drugs, three Superheroes appeared at a joint press conference this morning and each of them confessed that they had, at different times in their careers, also used performance-enhancing drugs.“Leap a tall building in a single bound?” asked Superman. “Unless you’re on serious anabolic steroids, there’s absolutely no way you’d even get to the third story,” said The Man of Steel.“The public is naive and gullible,” added Spider-Man. “Did people actually think a skinny kid like Peter Parker could jump around like that without chemical help?”When a reporter pointed out that Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider which gave him his superpowers, Spider-Man laughed and said, “Give me a break.”Batman, the quietest of the trio, said he only used amphetamines in his early comic book years, not when he got into the movies. “I was young and stupid,” he said, “and I haven’t used them since my big Hollywood debut back in 1989.”When asked where he got the drugs, Batman smiled.“Look,” he said, “I’m a wealthy industrialist, playboy, and philanthropist. How hard is it for my butler, Alfred, to get me any drug I want in Gotham City?”As for Robin, his sidekick, Batman said, “The kid is innocent and never took any drugs. Leave him out of this.”“I don’t know why they’re singling out these guys right now,” said an unidentified attorney who represented the three Superheroes. “Some things that happen on the football field and in triathlons are clearly beyond human ability.”“And why are women getting a pass? Has anyone questioned Wonder Woman yet? If I ran a congressional committee, I’d certainly check out those Amazons.”The Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine, Halo Jones, The Joker, Dr. Doom and Emma Frost did not return phone calls for comment.last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to sign Dani Ceballos ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham

first_imgDani Ceballos is wanted by Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham (BPI/REX)Jurgen Klopp is pushing for Liverpool to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, according to reports in Spain.The 22-year-old impressed for Spain Under-21s this summer as he played a key role in his side’s success at the European Under-21 Championship.But the midfielder is not in Zinedine Zidane’s plans for the new season and Real Madrid are open to offers.According to Marca, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham are all in the running to sign Ceballos and have registered their interest.ADVERTISEMENT Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to sign Dani Ceballos ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham Real Madrid would want a buy-back clause in their deal for Ceballos (Getty Images)Tottenham are also keen to reinforce their midfield after breaking their transfer record to sign Tanguy Ndombele in a £65 million deal from Lyon.Spurs could also have an advantage over Arsenal and Liverpool as they would be open to Madrid’s demand for the inclusion of a buy-back option in the deal for Ceballos.Madrid are also interested in signing Christian Eriksen and Ceballos could be used as a makeweight in a move for the Denmark international, who has just a year remaining on his contract with Spurs.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Ceballos impressed for Spain during their Euro Under-21 Championship victory (EMPICS)The report claims that Liverpool’s interest stems from Klopp’s personal admiration of Ceballos and the German believes the midfielder could offer the same dynamism he was hoping to get from Naby Keita.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut Liverpool are only looking to sign Ceballos on a permanent deal, while Madrid are keen to include a buy-back clause.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal, meanwhile, are hoping to secure a loan deal for Ceballos as they have a £45m budget this summer and Unai Emery is looking to improve several areas of his squad.Ceballos is looking for more playing time after starting just 13 games in La Liga last season and while Arsenal can offer that, the Gunners would ideally want a purchase clause as part of their deal with Madrid.center_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Jul 2019 3:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link452Shares Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Support Disabled Veterans

first_imgGovernor Wolf Signs Bill to Support Disabled Veterans SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf signed HB 683 sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp that amends the Taxpayer Relief Act by removing veterans’ disability payments from the definition of “income” that is used to determine eligibility for the Property Tax RentRebate Program (PTRR).“Pennsylvania veterans’ service to our country is invaluable and immeasurable,” said Governor Tom Wolf.  “I am proud to support these strong men and women by helping them qualify for property tax rebates that they previously would not have qualified for.”Veterans’ disability payments include compensation approved by and received from the federal Veterans Administration (VA) as a result of an illness or injury that is directly connected to active military service, as well as compensation under several state programs. As amended on the House Floor, Federal veterans’ disability payments and state veterans’ benefits are specifically excluded from the definition of income.Governor Wolf also signed the following bills into law:Act 116 (Saylor) – Amends Landlord and Tenant Act providing for death of a tenant.Act 118 (Wentling) – Amends the Public School Code, in certification of teachers, further providing for continuing professional development, for program of continuing professional education and for charter schools.Act 119 (Killion – Res. 5/11/16) – Amends the Medical Practice Act further providing for perfusionist.Act 120 (Killion – Res. 5/11/16) – Amends the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act further providing for perfusionist.Act 121 (Santora) – Act designating a portion of State Route 2005 in Drexel Hill, Delaware County, as the Officer Dennis McNamara Memorial HighwayLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img November 02, 2016last_img read more

What you can see from this Gold Coast penthouse will delight you

first_imgSoak up the views and the sun from the roof.There’s also a separate home office and powder room, and each bedroom is ensuited.The penthouse is located in the exclusive ‘Deepwater Point’ residential complex, with access to two security basement car spaces and leisure facilities including a barbecue area, 25m heated lap pool, as well as a resort-style pool, spa and gym. Another stunning look out. 67/326 Marine Pde, Labrador is on the market for $2.75 million.FOR the first time in over a decade, the penthouse of this iconic Labrador building has hit the market.The spacious 383sq m residence features soaring 6m ceilings and stunning views of the Broadwater, Pacific Ocean, along the Gold Coast coastline and out to the Hinterland. Not a bad spot to enjoy a long lunch.center_img Move in and don’t bring a thing. The apartment will be sold fully furnished.Property records show the tightly-held property last changed hands in 2004.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoThe owners have enjoyed being close enough to spot dolphins and whales frolicking in the sparkling surf, with spectacular vistas visible throughout. The flow of indoor and outdoor living is paramount, with most of the spaces opening out to private balconies or terraces.A large private terrace off the master suite overlooks the Broadwater and ocean, while a separate family room opens out to a large alfresco entertaining terrace, complete with a built-in barbecue. The indoor and outdoor spaces flow.last_img read more

Schemes, insurers and unions call for independent pensions commission

first_img“We need to relentlessly pursue that vision,” Segars said.“We need to advocate policies that take us toward that vision and challenge those that distract us.“[A commission] would create that long-term view of the retirement savings system, build consensus around it and hold the government to account for delivering it.“[It] will help to ensure we can put the long-term interests of savers, not the short-term interests of politicians, at the heart of pensions policy.”The NAPF said its envisaged commission would be a “small group” with expertise to represent the interests of savers, employers, the industry and the wider economy.It would undertake detailed research and report to the government and Parliament annually, providing an assessment of the market with recommendations for change where necessary.The independent Turner Commission first suggested the policy of auto-enrolment after being set up in 2002 by the then Labour government.The NAPF, which is calling for a permanent commission, said Turner’s success was built on shared policy building and vision on what needed to change.“[The Turner Commission’s] process of decision making – thoughtful, evidence-based and inclusive – laid the foundations for a consensus that has delivered one of the most far-reaching public policy interventions in recent decades,” Segars said.In March, the Parliamentary body charged with scrutinising pensions policy called for a new commission to review several aspects of policy, including changes to the defined contribution (DC) market and auto-enrolment.However, it fell short of calling for a permanent stature.Outgoing pensions minister Steve Webb has admitted the structure of government was ill-suited for pensions policy but outlined a wider idea of creating a new government department focused on pensions and the ageing society.Webb faces re-election as a Liberal Democrat MP on 7 May with the outcome of whether he will remain in his seat, or his party in government, difficult to call.At an event in March hosted by the Society of Pensions Professionals, Webb said he disagreed with the notion an independent commission could remove “the politics from pensions”.While praising the work of the Turner Commission, Webb said removing politics from pensions was unattainable given the sensitivities around pensions policy and retirement ages.Any independent commission would only provide recommendations to government departments, leaving MPs to agree or disagree with implementation.Last year, the Danish government said the country’s pension system needed to be analysed and was considering the creation of a pensions commission to look at tax and insufficient coverage. The UK should create a permanent independent commission to create a long-term view of the pensions system and help build consensus around government policy and scrutiny over its delivery, a report has said.The report, published by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), said the commission was not about taking decisions away from politicians but moving away from short-term opportunistic decision making.The call for an independent commission has been made many times; however, the new report has received backing from a wide spectrum of organisations the Association of British Insures (ABI), the Trades Union Congress (TUC), the Federation of Small Businesses, pension schemes and providers and the International Longevity Centre (ILC).Joanne Segars, chief executive of the NAPF, said the industry needed collectivism to agree on definitions for “good retirement outcomes”, ensuring savers reached targets and deciding what role pensions play and how much intervention into people’s decision making should be made.last_img read more

Ighalo could have Cantona impact at Man Utd, claims ex-EPL legend

first_img The 30-year-old arrived in Manchester on Sunday with United hoping he can provide a cutting edge after they failed to score in three successive Premier League matches for the first time since October 2016. “This was an emergency signing,” the former United goalkeeper said on Sky Sports News. “I can understand a lot of people taking about a scatter gun approach, well it had to be with Marcus Rashford being out. “The top four is still possible for Manchester United, they had to go and get somebody. “The boy that’s come in (Ighalo) has got nothing to lose, nobody expects anything unbelievable from him but they definitely needed somebody in that position. “You never know. A long, long time ago Manchester United signed a certain Frenchman (Eric Cantona) who no one really expected much from and he ended up propelling them to one of their most successful seasons of all time. United’s goalless draw with Wolves on Saturday leaves them seventh in the table, six points off the top four, but Bosnich believes they can still qualify for Champions League football next season. “I think they can, there’s no doubt about that,” he added.. “Six points at this stage of the season for me is still nothing. “The big question of them not scoring goals is the way that they’re playing. Read Also: Man United switch: Shanghai Shenhua set target for Ighalo “People would have a lot more confidence if they had been watching performances and saying okay this team is actually going somewhere.“I do believe that they are. Whether or not they’ll be able creep into that top four at the end of the season is a different question entirely. “There’s a still a chance, regardless of what anyone says they’re still in the mix.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Odion Ighalo has nothing to lose at Manchester United and could become the next Eric Cantona, according to Mark Bosnich. The former Watford striker sealed a last-gasp Deadline Day loan move to United from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua after United failed with late attempts to sign Salomon Rondon and Josh King. Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Most Beautiful Indian Top Models EverTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more