Denne, Cifuentes rally Dragons to victory

first_imgOnly able to muster two goals thus far, the (0-3) Knights were looking to right the ship as they took on the (1-1) Dragons as the JCC of Bayonne Jr. Division Indoor Soccer moved into the halfway point of its season. Hitting the ground running, the Knights built a 2-0 lead as Aviv Talmor and Nathan Caballero racked up goals off assists by Alina Danelyants and Amir Asouti. With their defensive ranks under siege, the Dragons loaded up on defenders with Dexter Hudspeth, Ryan Ginty, and Aaliyana Cifuentes steadying the crew in hopes of getting on the board. The move quickly paid dividends as Edward Denne bulled in two goals to tie the bout at 2-2, with Elizabeth Cueto and Toni Rivada on the assists. Battling towards the final whistle, the Knights and Dragons each had a defensive mindset as Louai Asouti and Vedant Gopalan anchored the Knights’ midcourt zone while the Dragons tried to mount a fast break. With less than a minute remaining, the Dragons’ Aaliyana Cifuentes weaved up court to zip in the game winning goal as the Dragons escaped with a 3-2 win.last_img read more

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Briefs

first_imgn Chatwins has invested £40,000 in setting up a new venture called Chatwins Direct. The bakery will deliver lunch to workers in the Crewe and Nantwich area, including sandwiches, drinks, homemade soups, pies and pasties. Chatwins aims to create a fleet of eight vehicles over the next year.n Krispy Kreme has introduced a new whole wheat glazed doughnut to its menu in America. The new product, made from 100% caramel-flavoured whole wheat, has 180 calories. The company, which has 395 stores worldwide, is trying to attract health-conscious consumers.n Artist Christina Mingard will work in the gallery above The Village Bakery in Melmerby, Cumbria. She will be joined by a number of artists to paint the scenes from the gallery windows throughout the year. At the beginning of March, Ken Spencer from Northumberland will join her for two months.n The California Raisins Administrative Committee has announced its fourth annual Innovation Award with a trip to California up for grabs. It is looking for innovative uses of raisins. The closing date for the competition is 31 May.n SHM Smith Hodgkinson, an auctioneer, has been appointed on behalf of KPMG to sell off food manufacturing equipment for Bonne Bouche Frozen (UK). The frozen cake and dessert manufacturer, based in Hartlepool, went into liquidation in February. The sale is set to take place from 16 to 19 April.last_img read more

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Community members warned about Eastern Equine Encephalitis

first_imgIn an email sent to community members Thursday, University Health Center director Sharon McMullen warned both community members and weekend visitors that eight cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been reported in Southwest Michigan “not far from” Notre Dame’s campus.In the email, McMullen encouraged people to take precautions against the mosquitos.“Anyone outdoors between dusk and dawn is urged to apply an insect repellent that contains 20% to 50% of the active ingredient DEET to exposed skin and clothing,” she said in the email.Furthermore McMullen said in the email individuals should avoid being outdoors at dawn and dusk, which are heightened times of mosquito activity; clothe themselves in garments with long sleeves and long pants and are light-colored; use nets or fans over any place they are eating food outside; cover windows and doors to prevent mosquitos from entering buildings and empty standing water from places mosquitos are likely to lay eggs.“Chills, fever, malaise and joint or muscle pain” are all symptoms of EEE, the email said. McMullen also said in the email individuals younger than 15 and older than 50 are the most at risk for severe disease. As a precaution, the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore has insect repellant for sale.Tags: disease, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, mosquitos, University Health Centerlast_img read more

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Saint Mary’s SGA president reflects on semester of community-building during time of administrative transition

first_imgLooking aheadStepping into the spring semester, Nelson said she and Allen hope to complete several projects that have been in the works since the start of the academic year, including the reinvigoration of Dalloway’s Coffeehouse.“I would love to see Dalloway’s become something by the end of our term,” Nelson said. “And that’s something that I think is really important because I think that it helps with so many of these things that we talk so much about when we talk about community, … when we talk about keeping girls on campus because it’s safer. How are we fostering that? We can’t just expect them to hang out in the McCandless first floor lounge, right? So I’d love to see that happen. I think that we have a really good chance of seeing that happen.”Additionally, Nelson said SGA hopes to continue promoting community through other channels, including a preview day for first-year students from underrepresented groups.“I’ve worked … on the past preview days, but I’d really love to see one just for our minority students, and even talk about what that looks like in terms of recruiting diversely, but also retaining our diverse students. Equity is a huge problem on this campus that I don’t yet know how to address,” she said. “We’ve had lots of great conversations about that. I’d love to see progress in terms of equity.” Student Government Association has made improvements in several areas of student life, largely due to the hard work and creative thinking from its committees. Nelson and Allen have pushed to address the core value of community on campus, and the high event attendance shows that these efforts have been largely successful. When faced with criticism for decisions made within SGA, Nelson and Allen could benefit from heightened transparency and more direct communication with the students. In the upcoming semester, the pair should have a greater presence on campus, either by attending committee events or taking leadership of future initiatives.Grade: B+ Tags: Nelson-Allen, Student Government Association, Student Government Insider 2019 When seniors Terra Nelson and Olivia Allen stepped into their respective roles as Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) president and vice president for the 2019-2020 academic year, they brought a lot of big ideas to the table. They campaigned on a platform that included installing printers in every dorm, opening Regina parking lot to students, expanded Munch Money use and a weekly organized “This Week at Saint Mary’s” email.Though administrators encouraged Nelson and Allen to continue thinking of innovative solutions for student issues, they also offered them a healthy dose of perspective, Nelson said.“I think in the beginning, it can be a little bit discouraging when you’re working with [the administration], and they’re saying, like, ‘Hey, great idea, but it’s not going to work out,’” she said. “There are really good reasons that you can’t do those things. I think from our perspective, we come in, and we’re like, ‘Well, how hard can it be?’ There are so many things that you need to consider. They have been so helpful and given us room to dream big, and also reining it in and … calling our attention to things that we might not see. I’m really thankful, always grateful for that added feedback and mentorship.”Moving forward with the platform proved to be more difficult than expected, Nelson said, with unexpected layers of bureaucracy and precedents making it challenging to enact more far-reaching goals. Despite these hurdles, Nelson said she and Allen are extremely pleased with the accomplishments they’ve made thus far and look forward to continued momentum going into the spring semester.“The one thing I didn’t realize before we stepped into office was how many pieces of the puzzle there are when you have so many committees and so many people to report back to,” Nelson said. “That’s just a lot to manage and then execute. But all in all, I think this semester has gone really well. There are a lot of things that I’m proud of, [and] a lot of things that I think, ‘Man, I hope that we can get that done next semester.’”Much of this success is owed to the SGA committee members who have worked diligently to carry out the platform ideas introduced by the executives, Nelson said. The Community Committee has been especially active this semester, she said, making improvements to first-year orientation and advancing plans to reinstall Clarissa Dalloway’s Coffeehouse as a student-space on campus.“When we started this year, just kind of looking over first-year orientation, we wanted to make it more community-oriented, and we wanted to make it more fun,” Nelson said. “We had community events for the first years, and it was just so awesome to see them gather in McCandless on that first night of school, hang out and eat cookies together.”Improvements were also made to pre-Domerfest activities, Nelson said, resulting in resounding approval from both first-years and those who have witnessed previous years of programming.“Everyone said, ‘It’s the best that we’ve seen it,’ which was the goal,” she said. “We want people to look back on that first week and say, ‘Wow, there’s a lot of good that was done.’”The first event in Dalloway’s, free post-game snacks for Saint Mary’s students returning from the Nov. 23 Notre Dame vs. Boston College football game, as well as other on-campus activities were well-attended and received, Nelson said. This level of turnout is an essential part of the Nelson-Allen platform which ran on the core value of “community,” she said.“The turnout for everything has been really, really strong, and that’s not something that I’ve ever seen,” Nelson said. “I’m proud of that.”The Mission Committee has also contributed to community building on campus, both by scheduling rotating masses followed by snacks in McCandless, Regina and Le Mans, and by posting a list of different locations to practice non-Catholic faiths, Nelson said.center_img Making decisions in a time of transitionSimilar to former SGA president Madeline Corcoran and vice president Kathy Ogden, whose term coincided with the resignation of former College President Jan Cervelli, Nelson and Allen are experiencing some shifts within the administration.The Presidential Search Committee has spent the past weeks narrowing down a field of potential candidates to fill the office of Interim President Nancy Nekvasil, who will vacate the position in 2020. Additionally, vice president for student affairs Karen Johnson announced in November that she will be retiring at the culmination of this semester.“It’s difficult when there is so much transition within the College to really push some of these big things,” Nelson said. “It doesn’t hinder us, but it makes the conversations different because we don’t know who’s taking over next year, next semester, in terms of our vice president of student affairs, and that’s big.”Despite changes in leadership, Nelson said she feels confident about the way SGA has performed this past semester and hopes Saint Mary’s students are noticing.“I think that SGA this year is in a really healthy place,” she said. “I hope that the student body sees that.”Though SGA has found success in many areas, they faced some backlash from students after announcing they would be collaborating with Residence Hall Association (RHA) to plan the annual Navy Ball instead of hosting a fall formal.“For me, I feel like a lot of times [students] just see the really negative side,” she said. “A great example of this was when we planned the Navy Ball, and that was because formal was off the table. So we made Navy Ball different, and we tried so hard to revamp it, and honestly, it was a phenomenal turnout. I was shocked. In terms of safety, I couldn’t have been more pleased, but … it’s hard for me to see all the positive when you get that one really angry email.”If there is any negative feedback, Nelson said, it could be the result of a disconnect between the student body and the members of SGA, who experience different perspectives of the work the group does on campus.“I know that SGA is in a healthy place, and I think that we’re working really hard, but again, from the outside looking in, you never know,” she said. “That’s something that I am not quite sure how we can fully address. I think that transparency is really important, but it’s also really important to just be professional.”SGA will continue to be intentional in addressing each student concern they receive, Nelson said.“I feel that there’s definitely work to be done,” Nelson said. “I think we’re in a very healthy spot. I know that we can improve. I’m curious to see what that looks like, and I’d love student feedback on that as well.”last_img read more

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U.K. wind generation sets new record, tops 16GW

first_imgU.K. wind generation sets new record, tops 16GW FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Wind power in the United Kingdom set a new record on Sunday generating for the first time more than 16GW of electricity and providing over 40% of the country’s power – so much, in fact, that thousands of households were reportedly paid to use extra renewable electricity over the weekend.RenewableUK, the country’s wind and marine renewable energy trade body, reported on Monday that the new wind power generation record was set on Sunday evening, with wind generating up to 16.162 GW of electricity, based on figures from National Grid, the UK’s grid operator.Overall, wind generation on Sunday provided 43.7% of British electricity – more than double that produced by nuclear power (which provided 20.5%): Gas supplied 12.8%, biomass 7.9%, imports 7.4%, coal 3.1%, hydro 1.7%, solar 1.3%, storage 1.1% and other sources 0.5%.The new record broke one set earlier this year, on February 8 which saw wind energy provide 15.32 GW.Conditions were so favourable to wind energy generation, in fact, that The Guardian is reporting thousands of British households were paid to use extra renewable electricity over the weekend. British homes using a new type of smart energy tariff were urged to plug in their electric vehicles or set their dishwasher on a timer to take advantage of record renewable generation in the early hours of the morning.The Guardian also quoted Greg Jackson, the founder of Octopus Energy, a UK electricity and gas supplier, who said that 2,000 homes on its Agile Octopus smart-energy tariff “made money for using energy when the wind was giving us more than enough” – paying 5.6p ($A1.08) for every kilowatt-hour of electricity used in certain overnight periods. [Joshua Hill]More: U.K. wind generation hits new record, households get paid to use energylast_img read more

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Katie Couric warns lawyers about colon cancer

first_img January 1, 2003 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Katie Couric warns lawyers about colon cancer Katie Couric warns lawyers about colon cancer Associate EditorMedical researchers call it the “Couric Effect” — a dramatic 20-percent increase in colonoscopies nationwide after Katie Couric, co-anchor of NBC’s “Today” show, underwent the colon-cancer screening test on live television two years ago to show it really doesn’t hurt.The perky, petite broadcast journalist had a great effect on members of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, too, as they gave her a standing ovation after her special appearance to deliver a cancer awareness message about the preventable disease at the board’s December 13 meeting.“This Couric Effect.. . . Well, I’m not so sure I want to be that associated with that part of the anatomy. But I guess it’s better than being called one,” Couric said with a grin.While her comments were laced with charm and laughter, her message was dead serious.Couric’s husband, Jay Monahan, a lawyer, was diagnosed with colon cancer when he was 41. It was already at stage four, had spread to his liver, and quickly took his life at 42 in 1998.“He was so healthy, and it completely came out of the blue,” said Couric, recounting how her husband complained of feeling cold and tired a lot, but attributed it to his exhausting schedule.With the force of a juggernaut, the same dreaded diagnosis hit home with Bar President Tod Aronovitz. His wife, Leslee, was 48, in the prime of life, always in good health, when she was diagnosed with colon cancer and given six months to live. She put up a tremendous fight, lived two years, and died two months after her 50th birthday in June 2000.“Tod and I are kindred spirits in many regards. We lost people we love so much,” said Couric.“It would be almost criminal if I didn’t use my position on the “Today” show to full advantage” in increasing awareness of the third most common cancer in America. An estimated 148,000 cases will be diagnosed this year and 56,000 people will die, according to the American Cancer Society. But more than 90 percent of all colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented through early detection.The National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance was established by Couric, Lilly Tartikoff, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation to end the threat of colon cancer through education, new research, and regular medical screenings.“I think we are really moving the science forward,” Couric said. “We have a great group. I have no idea what they are talking about because they are such brainiacs. But one of our scientists from Johns Hopkins is in the midst of working on a DNA stool test that will detect precancerous cells and would be less invasive and less expensive than a colonoscopy. A lot of people are hesitant to get a colonoscopy. They are afraid, or embarrassed, or don’t want to go through the trouble. That’s why I had a colonoscopy on national television.”Couric said she was gratified to get many letters from people who got the screening and wrote to say: “You saved my life.”Before she left on her busy schedule, Couric shook her finger at the roomful of Bar governors and chided them good-naturedly: “I’m expecting all of you to get a colonoscopy, especially if you are over 50. Someone in this room will probably get colon cancer. It is so preventable. I mean it. Please do it. Thanks.”Bar President-elect Miles McGrane said, “Tod has had to open some wounds.. . . But we’re sort of a family on this board. I want to thank Tod for bringing us this message.”The governors also gave Aronovitz a standing ovation, as McGrane hugged the Bar president.“I don’t tell people how to live their lives,” Aronovitz said. “But if you haven’t had a colonoscopy, please do. It’s easier than getting your teeth cleaned.”Aronovitz added that he learned something new about the deadly disease that claimed his wife: “It only affects 15 percent from heredity. Just because your parents don’t have it, doesn’t mean you won’t have it. People can be as healthy as an ox, in the peak of their lives, and a couple of months later, bingo, you’re in big, big trouble.”Board of Governors member Amy Smith echoed the warning: “Do it. It killed my father.”last_img read more

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Judge tells FTC privacy act not aimed at lawyers

first_imgThe Federal Trade Commission’s attempt to regulate the ethical conduct of attorneys was dealt a blow August 12 in a 60-page opinion by Judge Reggie B. Walton of the federal district court for the District of Columbia.Ruling on motions to dismiss by the FTC in suits brought by the ABA and the New York State Bar Association, the court held that Congress did not intend the privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to apply to attorneys who provide legal services, noting in particular those who practice in the fields of real estate settlement, tax planning, and tax preparation.Since Judge Walton was only asked to rule on the government’s motions to dismiss, a final judgment in the cases has not yet been entered. The ABA intends to seek a final judgment invalidating the FTC’s interpretation.In an April 2002 opinion letter, the FTC had taken the position that the privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act applied to lawyers engaged in the practice of law and refused to exempt them. As a result of the FTC’s interpretation, hundreds of thousands of practicing lawyers were subject to the act, which required, among other things, that they send written “privacy notices” to their clients explaining their privacy policies even though these same lawyers were subject to the ethical codes of the states which provide stricter regulation of attorney-client privacy and confidentiality.The ABA and the NYSB Association challenged the FTC’s interpretation in court, claiming that the agency exceeded its authority and was arbitrary and capricious. The Florida Bar also took a position which mirrored that of the ABA and joined in an amicus brief in the case.In rejecting the FTC’s motions to dismiss, Judge Walton said that “the absence of any explicit statement by Congress that it intended to legislate in an area that was already regulated by existing state regulatory schemes,” was the “most convincing evidence” that Congress did not intend the privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to apply to lawyers engaged in the practice of law. The court further held that it would give “no weight” to the FTC’s interpretation, saying it “was made without any degree of deliberation, thoughtful consideration, or comments from the public.”The court also said that the FTC’s opinion letter “appears to constitute arbitrary and capricious agency action” under the Administrative Procedure Act. September 1, 2003 Regular News Judge tells FTC privacy act not aimed at lawyerscenter_img Judge tells FTC privacy act not aimed at lawyerslast_img read more

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JNC applicants sought

first_img Seventh JNC seeks judicial applicants The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a circuit court vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Edwin P. B. Sanders.Applicants must be registered voters, members of the Bar in good standing for the preceding five years, and reside in the Seventh Circuit upon assuming office.Application forms are available at floridabar.org or from William J. Voges, JNC Chair, 275 Clyde Morris Blvd., Ormond Beach 32174, phone (386) 671-4910.An original and nine copies of the completed application must be received by Voges no later than 4 p.m. on January 18. JNC applicants sought Judicial Nominating Commissions: Two lawyer vacancies for each of the 26 JNCs. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers for each vacancy to the governor for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1. Applicants must be engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the commission to which the member is applying. Applicants must comply with state financial disclosure laws. Commissioners are not eligible for state judicial office for vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following completion of their four-year term.Applications must be completed for each vacancy you are applying for and must be received by mail or fax, (850) 561-5826 no later than 5:30 p.m., January 16, in the executive director’s office of The Florida Bar. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Screening committees of the Board of Governors will review all JNC applications. The committee will then make recommendations to the Board of Governors.Persons interested in applying for any of these vacancies may download the application form (there is a specific JNC application) from the Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org, or should call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5600, ext. 5757, to obtain the application. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399-2300 by the January 16 deadline. 20th JNC seeks judicial applicants The 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now taking applications to fill two newly created positions on the circuit bench and two on the Collier County bench.Applicants must have been a member of the Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter, and must be a resident of the territorial jurisdiction of the court at the time he or she assumes office.Applications can be found on the Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org or from George H. Knott, JNC Chair, 1625 Hendry Street, Suite 301, Ft. Myers 33901, phone (239) 334-2722.An original and nine copies of the completed application and attachments must be delivered to Knott no later than noon on January 20. The use of a photograph is encouraged. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.Applicants for both county and circuit judicial positions must submit a separate application for each position. January 15, 2006 Regular News JNC applicants soughtlast_img read more

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Foreign vessels on cruise in Croatia

first_imgIn the period from January to May 2017, foreign vessels realised 150 cruises in the Croatian seaports. They had a total of 177 709 passengers on board who stayed for 347 days in Croatia, that is, 2 days on average.The majority of foreign vessels on cruise recorded their first entry in the County of Dubrovnik-Neretva (66.0%) and the County of Split-Dalmatia (15.4%), which makes up to a total of 81.4%. The remaining 18.6% of foreign vessels on cruise recorded their first entry in the following counties: Istria (8.0%), Zadar (6.0%), Šibenik-Knin (3.3%) and Primorje -Gorski kotar (1.3%).The highest number of cruises was realised by vessels under the flags of Malta (38) and Bahamas (33), while the highest number of passengers on board by vessels under the flags of Italy (46 884 passengers) and Bahamas (39 879 passengers).The most visited seaport was the seaport of Dubrovnik, followed by the seaports of Split and KorčulaThe most visits of foreign vessels on cruise in the first five months of 2017 were realised in the seaport of Dubrovnik (113 visits), followed by the seaports of Split (53 visits) and Korčula (32 visits).As compared to the same period in 2016, the number of foreign vessels on cruise decreased by 18.5% and the number of passengers on bord by 23.0%. In the same period, the total number of sojourns in Croatia was by 22.2% less.last_img read more

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Gyle bidders line up

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