Faculty Council meeting — March 21, 2018

first_imgOn March 21 the members of the Faculty Council approved a proposal to establish a Ph.D. in Business Administration and discussed the Harvard Q evaluation process.The Council next meets on April 11. The next meeting of the Faculty is on April 3. The preliminary deadline for the May 1 meeting of the Faculty is April 17 at noon.last_img

Outdoor Graduations Allowed In New York With Some Restrictions

first_imgPhoto: PiqselsALBANY – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Sunday that graduations can happen in New York State as soon as June 26, but there are several restrictions that come with them.As the COVID-19 data continues to trend in the right direction, Governor Cuomo is speeding up the reopening process, and on Sunday he released guidance for high school graduations.The governor said the state will allow graduations to happen on June 26, but they have to be outdoors and limited to 150 people in total.Now the question is, what do schools with more than 150 seniors do? Governor Cuomo did not elaborate on graduations at his daily briefing Sunday.He also announced Sunday an executive order extending the school budget voting deadline.Ballots can be accepted through hand delivery until 5 p.m. on June 9, and received by mail through June 16. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Australian grid moving steadily toward renewables, decentralization

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:The politics may not change much, but Australia’s electricity grid is changing before our very eyes—slowly and inevitably becoming more renewable, more decentralised, and challenging the pre-conceptions of many in the industry.The latest National Emissions Audit from The Australia Institute, which includes an update on key electricity trends in the National Electricity Market, notes some interesting developments over the last three months.The most surprising of those developments may be the South Australia achievement, which shows that since the closure of the Hazelwood brown coal generator in March 2017, South Australia has become a net exporter of electricity, in net annualised terms.Lead author Hugh Saddler notes that this is a big change for South Australia, which in 1999 and 2000, when it had only gas and local coal, used to import 30 percent of its electricity demand.“The difference today is that the state is now taking advantage of its abundant resources of wind and solar radiation, and the new technologies which have made them the lowest cost sources of new generation, to supply much of its electricity requirements,” Saddler writes.As for rooftop solar, Saddler notes that the share of residential solar in the grid is still relatively small but it is the most steadily growing generation source in the NEM. By 2040, or perhaps 2050, the share of distributed generation, which includes rooftop solar, battery storage and demand management, is expected to reach nearly half of all Australia’s grid demand.More: The Rapidly Changing Dynamics of Australia’s Grid Australian grid moving steadily toward renewables, decentralizationlast_img read more

Mexican Army Kills Kingpin In Drug War Coup

first_img Mexican soldiers killed drug boss Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel on Thursday, the first major triumph this year for President Felipe Calderon’s war against drug cartels but one that is unlikely to end spiraling violence. The Mexican army shot dead Coronel, a senior member of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, as he exchanged fire with soldiers during a raid of a wealthy residential area in Guadalajara in western Mexico, officials said. “Nacho Coronel tried to escape, wounding military personnel … dying as fire was returned,” Edgar Villegas, a senior army official, told a news conference in Mexico City. One of the country’s most-wanted traffickers, Coronel was known as the “King of Ice” for his multimillion-dollar methamphetamine business and was a top lieutenant of Sinaloa leader Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman, Mexico’s top drug lord. Coronel, 56, was indicted in a Texas court for allegedly smuggling tonnes of narcotics into the United States and Europe since the early 1990s. The United States had offered up to $5 million for information leading to his capture. Troops backed by military helicopters swarmed normally quiet streets in the upscale residential area of Zapopan in search of Coronel, who the army said led a low-profile life moving between two luxury houses in the area. The killing may provide a boost for Calderon, who has staked his presidency on winning the military campaign he launched against drug gangs in late 2006, sending thousands of soldiers, marines and federal police to fight the drug gangs. By Dialogo July 30, 2010last_img read more

Fort Salonga Crash Kills 2, Injures Another

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police detectives are investigating a fatal crash that killed two men and injured another in Fort Salonga early Tuesday morning. Police said 26-year-old Leland Acampora of Hauppauge was driving a Hyundai Sonata west on Fort Salonga Road at 4:30 a.m. when he apparently lost control of the car and crashed into a tree. The driver and 26-year-old Woody Zalman of Commack, who was seated in the back of the car, were both pronounced dead at the scene by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, police said. The front seat passenger, 26-year-old Paul Weingart of East Northport, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition, police said. The Hyundai was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing, police said. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.last_img read more

Richard Agar self-isolating after member of Leeds Rhinos’ coaching staff tests positive for coronavirus | Rugby League News

first_imgRichard Agar will miss the Rhinos’ play-off game against the Dragons Richard Agar one of three people in Rhinos organisation self-isolating to comply with the national track and trace guidelines; A statement from Leeds read: “All three members of the coaching staff currently isolating are due to return to work after next weekend” By PA SportLast Updated: 06/11/20 6:26pm Webster is leaving Leeds at the end of the season and focusing on his other coaching role with Featherstone but will hope to guide the team to the semi-finals before handing back the reins to Agar, who will have to watch next Friday’s game from his home.Webster will be assisted in the preparations for the Catalans game by former St Helens and Great Britain scrum-half Sean Long, who will replace him at Headingley next season and who began work with the club on Friday.A statement from Leeds read: “All three members of the coaching staff currently isolating are due to return to work after next weekend.”- Advertisement – Richard Agar will miss the Rhinos' play-off game against the Dragons
Richard Agar will miss the Rhinos' play-off game against the Dragons

President has duty to defend elections

first_imgThe anthem was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 as a poem. It was written to celebrate an account of him witnessing a battle during the War of 1812. The British had bombed Fort McHenry, yet the symbol of our country survived the attack and our nation survived the war. Mr. Key was impressed with the courageous resilience of the defenders of the country.The original poem had four verses. We only sing the first verse. The last verse includes: “O thus be it ever, when freemen shall standBetween their loved homes and the war’s desolation. Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land. Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just …”Over 200 years later, our country was attacked by a foreign power that sought to interfere with our electoral process, which is the foundation of our democracy. Yet the current government has failed to take any serious action to defend the nation against this attack and hold the attackers accountable or prevent future attacks. The president takes an oath: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”The national election process is prescribed in the Constitution. Therefore, as president, he has a sworn duty to protect and defend the electoral process. O Say can you See?Paul ZawistowskiBroadalbinMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Broadalbin-Perth’s Tomlinson seizing the day by competing in cross country and golf this fall Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAt the Super Bowl, thousands of proud Americans stood for the playing of the national anthem. How many of them knew the words? Half maybe? How many knew what the anthem is about? Even less.last_img read more

National Health Center Week, 2015

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Human Services,  Proclamations Governor Wolf Proclamation — National Health Center Week, 2015 by Governor Tom Wolf August 03, 2015 National Health Center Week, 2015last_img

Brisbane homes going to auction

first_img9 Rowland St, CoorparooMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoSeller Danielle Bowie is an architect who spent the past five years renovating the workers cottage at 9 Rowland St.The 9am auction is expected to draw a large crowd with a majority of young professionals interested. 3/32 Kirkland Ave, CoorparooWhile at 10.30am, a castle-like property at 3/32 Kirkland Ave will go under the hammer.The three-level Castle Romano, also at Coorparoo, was designed by renowned architect Tom McKerrell.Built in 1973, the complex is made up of the penthouse and two, two bedroom apartments. AUCTIONEERS are dusting off their hammers as the volume of Brisbane properties going under the hammer triples this week.Ninety-three Brisbane homes are scheduled to go to auction over the next seven days, according to researcher CoreLogic.Last week 30 auctions in Brisbane were booked, and 27 results were recorded with a final clearance rate of 63 per cent.Despite the rise in volume across the combined capital cities, auction activity appears to be increasing at a slower rate than this time in previous years.There are 802 auctions scheduled this week overall compared with 916 reported for the same week last year.Properties going under the hammer in Brisbane tomorrow include this entry-level Coorparoo home. last_img read more

How to decide whether or not to auction your home

first_imgHome like 75 Charlotte Street, Paddington are prime auction prospects.It’s stimulated so much demand they’ve seen offers prior to the event.The couple felt their property had the right elements including a big block of land, bespoke renovation, great outlook and easy access to lifestyle facilities.“It’s a corner block and it’s got some history to it too,” Mr English said.He thought the ideal buyer would be a professional couple with kids, which is a group generally comfortable with buying at auction.“It’s a clean process too,” Mr English said.“You can do it quickly and you’ve got a time frame where you can open the house for half an hour for four Saturdays and then away you go. We believe it’s the best way to get our result.”Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair Lorraine Cherry and John English, believed an auction campaign would help them achieve the best price for their home. Photo: AAP Image/Steve PohlnerBRISBANE auctions have achieved monster sale prices for the right kind of property, but how can you tell if yours is one bound to set bidders’ hearts alight?Our city hasn’t traditionally embraced selling under the hammer, although a recent rise in CoreLogic’s reported Brisbane auction clearance rate to a 2017 high of 49.6 per cent suggests we are becoming more comfortable.CoreLogic auction commentator, Kevin Brogan, said our city’s agents use auctions as the exception not the norm, particularly compared to Sydney and Melbourne.“Your agents are a little bit more discerning about what they take to auction,” Mr Brogan said. “The types of property that do go to auction are those that have some sort of characteristic or proven market demand that’s going to create the energy of interest to produce the best outcome.” He said auctions help unique properties test the market and achieve a result.Urban Property Agents principal Daniel Argent said a blend of elements created outstanding auction results — starting with local market conditions where there’s high demand and low supply.“You’re going to get multiple offers on the property and, therefore, taking it to auction is the best way of putting those buyers in competition with each other,” he said.Mr Argent said points of difference such as great position, large block of land, city views or development potential created auction frenzy.“If you’re in a really prime location where every man and his dog want to be, it makes a lot of sense to take it to auction. You’re going to auction not to get one person to try to buy it, but to actually try and get multiple people wanting to buy the house.”Mr Argent said sometimes a style of house will hit a market sweet spot. For example, high quality family homes in our inner suburbs are in short supply, which helped drive an auction buzz.He said higher priced property can also potentially achieve a greater premium at a competitive auction, although the upper limit must be carefully assessed.“Once you start getting up over a million dollars, a house might be worth $100,000 difference from one buyer to the next buyer, but once they start getting over $2 million, that starts to pull back because there are not hundreds of buyers above $2 million,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoMr Argent said inner city suburbs like Paddington, New Farm, Bulimba and Hawthorne tended to do better at auction.“Inner city suburb buyers are more comfortable with auctions because in those areas they are second, third or fourth-time buyers. You also need to be able to bid cash unconditionally and many first time buyers won’t have that sort of pulling power with the banks yet.”John English and Lorraine Cherry planned to auction their home at 75 Charlotte Street, Paddington.last_img read more