2018 Student Government Insider

first_imgRead below for all of the mid-year marks for the 2018 student government administrations of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s: Dominique DeMoe | The Observer McGavick, Gayheart reflect on first half of administration’s termCorcoran, Ogden reflect on accomplishments thus far while looking toward next semesterStudent government looks to improve campus safety at Notre DameCorcoran-Ogden administration addresses accomplishments, setbacks of healthy living platformStudent senate approves resolutions, discusses issuesSaint Mary’s expands Blinkie shuttle service to operate on SundaysStudent Union Board looks to diversify events, increase brandingHall Presidents Council encourages collaboration between dorms, hall improvementNotre Dame 2018 class council reviews2018 Saint Mary’s class council reviewsReviews of 2018 Notre Dame student government departmentsSaint Mary’s 2018 student government association committee reviewsTags: 2018 Student Government Insider, blinkie, Class Councils, Corcoran-Ogden, Hall President Council, McGavick-Gayheart, Notre Dame Student Government, Notre Dame Student Senate, Saint Mary’s Student Government Association, Student Union Boardlast_img read more

An Act of God, Starring Jim Parsons, Recoups In Final Weeks

first_img View Comments Broadway’s An Act of God, starring Emmy winner Jim Parsons, has recouped its investment. The production, capitalized at $2.9 million, opened officially on May 28 and is scheduled to conclude its run at Studio 54 on August 2.The Creator Himself has written the Play, which has been transcribed by Emmy-winning The Daily Show head writer and executive producer David Javerbaum. God (through His press agent) has billed the show as such: “A 90-minute conversation in which I will reveal the mysteries of the Bible and answer some of the greatest existential questions that plague mankind.” In an early statement, He said, “This Play will help clear up the fallacy that I’m old fashioned…and instead reveal the true Me: up-to-date and holier-than-you.”Along with Parsons as God, the cast includes Christopher Fitzgerald and Tim Kazurinsky as angels. Tony winner Joe Mantello directs. Although the show is playing at Roundabout’s Studio 54, it is not a Roundabout production. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 2, 2015 Related Shows An Act of Godlast_img read more

Study sees room for major growth in Australian rooftop solar

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:A new study by solar experts at three leading Australian institutions has concluded that Australia could host as much as 179 gigawatts of rooftop solar, more than 20 times its current capacity of just over 8 gigawatts.The joint study by the Institute for Sustainable Futures, the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and the Australian Photovoltaic Institute, says the combined annual output from rooftop solar could be as high as 245 terawatt-hours, more than the current total grid consumption of around 220TWh.The report, How much Rooftop Solar can be Installed in Australia?, was prepared for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Property Council of Australia, and says that around half of the unused potential for rooftop solar is in residential zones, with primary and rural production zones and commercial and industrial zones making up the rest.“Australia is currently using less than 5 per cent of the potential capacity for rooftop solar,” the authors say in the report. “Our study does not suggest Australia could or should source all its power from rooftop solar. But noting these caveats (potential for shading and structural integrity issues), our study does indicate that even with the strong recent growth, Australia has only just scratched the surface of the potential.”The head of the Australian Energy Market Operator, Audrey Zibelman, also told the conference that the uptake of rooftop solar – currently being installed at record rates of around 2GW per year – was likely to accelerate. AEMO has canvassed potential installations of up to 56GW as part of its 20-year planning blueprint.More: New study says Australia could host up to 179 gigawatts of rooftop solar Study sees room for major growth in Australian rooftop solarlast_img read more

Czech utility EPH to close 600MW coal plant in France two years early

first_imgCzech utility EPH to close 600MW coal plant in France two years early FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy Live News:Czech utility EPH is to shut down its 600MW Provence coal power plant in France only a year after buying it.The firm has announced it will close the facility at the end of 2020, two years earlier than initially planned.The announcement of its early closure follows Vattenfall recently revealing it would be shutting down its five-year-old Moorburg coal power plant early.EPH says it plans to “extend industrial activity at the site”, with one option being to convert the facility to biomass.France has set a 2022 coal phase-out legislated through the country’s energy and climate laws.More: Czech utility EPH closes French coal plant only a year after buying itlast_img read more

Three Telephone Antennas Torn Down in Peru

first_img Three telephone antennas were torn down in a southern Andean region in Peru by alleged Shining Path guerrillas on March 22, according to cell phone provider América Móvil on that same date. Telecommunication services were interrupted, affecting “mainly isolated populations with scarce resources,” the company said in a statement. Initially, the press informed that the towers had been presumably destroyed by Shining Path remnants, but this have neither been confirmed by the Ministry of Interior, nor by the military command. The structures were located in the high areas of Huachocolpa district, Huancavelica department, located 440 km southeast of Lima, according to the company’s report, which specified that the incident is under current investigation. América Móvil said that they are working to reestablish their service quickly. The area where the incident took place is considered a route used by drug traffickers that partner with Shining Path’s remnant groups. Electric tower attacks were frequent in the 80s, causing extended blackouts at times when the activities of this armed group had spread throughout the country. The practice, however, was disrupted after its leader, Abimael Guzmán, was captured in September 1992, and is now serving a life sentence. By Dialogo March 26, 2013last_img read more

Colombian Navy Offensive Against ELN Labs in Chocó

first_imgBy Yolima Dussán/Diálogo July 14, 2020 The Colombian Navy’s Pacific Naval Force reported the destruction of three cocaine hydrochloride labs, each capable of producing 2 metric tons per month, in an offensive against the narco-guerrilla group National Liberation Army (ELN, in Spanish). The operations took place in Chocó department, May 11-22.“Delegations of this war front, narcotraffickers, and terrorists operate in this area to ensure that the narcotrafficking logistics chain is fulfilled,” Colonel Wisner Paz Palomeque, commander of the 2nd Colombian Marine Corps Brigade, told Diálogo. “They are the ones who charge for the [retail] weight and are already among cocaine hydrochloride exporters.”During the operations in Chocó, authorities seized liquid and solid supplies, in addition to weapons, communications equipment, and an outboard motor boat. (Photo: Colombian Navy’s Pacific Naval Force)Authorities found two of the labs in Bajo Baudó, Chocó department. The third lab was located in Litoral del San Juan, in the far south of the same department, the Navy reported. Authorities also seized liquid and solid supplies, in addition to weapons, communication equipment, and an outboard motor boat.Colombian Navy Rear Admiral John Fabio Giraldo Gallo, commander of the Pacific Naval Force, told Diálogo that ELN cells move around constantly, because riverine troops and units destroy their infrastructure, especially along the San Juan River and its tributaries.“The controls that the units carry out on the waterways have reduced the entry of supplies for drug production, affecting the financial link in the narcotrafficking logistics chain,” Rear Adm. Giraldo said.From January to May 2020, the Pacific Naval Force destroyed 18 labs operated by the ELN in the area of the Baudó and San Juan rivers. The destruction of these structures halted the annual production of 180 metric tons of coca base paste, the Navy said.“Chocó was a department with sugar cane and rice cultivation,” Col. Paz said. But “when the FARC [Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia], the ELN, Clan del Golfo, and the Pacific Structure arrived, they convinced the population to change their crops for coca paste and earn a lot of money, which is later taken by their criminal cells through extortion,” he concluded.last_img read more

Compliance: CUNA updates MLA card fee spreadsheet

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA has updated its Military Lending Act (MLA) credit card fee comparison spreadsheet for the third quarter, updated as of September 2018. The updated resource can be found in the CUNA Compliance Community’s “Compliance Resources” tab, and under the “Resources” tab in CUNA’s MLA e-Guide.This update is necessary because, under a safe harbor in the MLA rule, a credit union may exclude a bona fide credit card fee from the military annual percentage rate (MAPR) if the fee is considered “reasonable.”This means that the fee must be less than or equal to the average fee for the same or similar product charged by five separate card issuers that each have at least $3 billion in outstanding credit card balances at any time during the three-year period preceding the time the average is determined.last_img read more

Farmingville Crash Leaves Pedestrian Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle in Farmingville over the weekend.Suffolk County police said 29-year-old William Merced of Medford was driving a Hyundai eastbound on Horseblock Road when his vehicle hit a man who was walking across Horseblock Road near the corner of North Ocean Avenue at 9:20 p.m. Saturday.The victim, who has not yet been identified, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead. He was described as Hispanic man in his 50s, 5-feet, 6-inches tall with a dark mustache.Sixth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-854-8652.last_img read more

Canada completes investigation of sixth BSE case

first_img Aug 9 FDA enforcement report that lists animal feed recall Canada reported two BSE cases in July. The CFIA said it expects that a report on the investigation of the seventh case, a 50-month-old cow from Alberta, will be finalized in a few days. That case raised concerns in Canada and the United States because it was born after 1997 when Canada banned the use of cattle protein in feed for cattle and other ruminants. Meanwhile, in the United States the US Food and Drug Administration announced two animal feed recalls on Aug 2 because both products were suspected of being contaminated with ruminant protein or bone meal. On Jun 26, Canada announced that it has toughened its feed ban by prohibiting cattle parts from all animal feeds, pet foods, and fertilizers, making Canada’s restrictions tighter than those in the United States. The CFIA reviewed the feed and management practices on the farm where the animal lived and determined that the farm’s cattle had access only to feed products that were appropriate for cattle. Investigators traced 21 herd mates that had been purchased with the animal; one was still alive and tested negative for BSE. Investigators suspect the cow was exposed in 1989 or 1990 when the cow was very young and when meat and bone additives in cattle feed were accepted and legal. Cattle are most susceptible to BSE infection during their first year,. The disease was detected through Canada’s ongoing BSE surveillance program. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in an Aug 8 announcement on the investigation, said that the advanced age of the cow, believed to be at least 16 years, limited the CFIA’s ability to collect information about the animal’s early health history, including its birth farm.center_img The carcass and hide from the infected cow, along with other contaminated materials, were placed under control and deep buried according to provincial environmental regulations, the CFIA report said. No part of the animal’s carcass entered the human food or animal feed systems. One recall affected about 27 million pounds of dairy feed made between February 2005 and Jun 16 by Gagetown, Mich.–based Vita Plus Corporation for distribution in Michigan. The recall involves an undetermined amount of a custom animal feed made by Burkmann Feeds, LLC, based in Glasgow, Ky. for distribution in Kentucky. The feed contains an ingredient called Pro-Lak that may include ruminant meat or bone meal. Two female calves born to the cow—one in 2004 and one in 2005—that investigators attempted to trace were presumed dead. Neither was registered by birth date in the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency database, which some countries require for export. Aug 11, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Canadian authorities have concluded their investigation of the sixth case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), confirmed on Jul 3 in a cow from Manitoba. Aug 8 CFIA complete investigative report on sixth BSE case See also:last_img read more

Veljko Ostojic elected director of the Croatian Tourism Association

first_imgVeljko Ostojic has been appointed director of the Croatian Tourism Association (HUT), the largest association in the Croatian tourism sector, founded in May this year. Elected by the Board of Directors of the association, Ostojic will be in charge of its operational management. HUT President Tomislav Popović, President of the Management Board of Maistra, has already been elected at the Founding Assembly.HUT was established to address the strategic issues of Croatia’s most important industry, which accounts for 18 percent of GDP and more than 10 percent of employment in Croatia. By uniting the largest associations of the Croatian tourism sector – the Croatian Hotel Employers’ Association and the Croatian Camping Association, together with the leading tourism companies operating in the country, HUT is focused on uniting all interested hotel and tourism companies and professional associations in hospitality and tourism. to ensure the further development of Croatian tourism, primarily in the context of raising competitiveness, increasing employment and the overall positive contribution to the Croatian economy. The founders of HUT generate about 70 percent of the total revenue in the sector, and in accordance with the Statute of the association is open to new members for the purpose of cooperation and active creation of the business future of the tourism sector.The Croatian Association of Tourism and the Croatian Association of Employers are organizing a round table “How to encourage investment through tax reform” tomorrow, July 5, at 12 noon in the premises of HUP (Radnička 52), which will open a discussion on the effects of announced tax changes on growth and development of the domestic economy. and will raise the issue of VAT changes that would stimulate investment growth, employment growth and GDP growth, and strengthen the international competitiveness of the domestic economy.In addition to Davor Majetić, director of HUP and Veljko Ostojić, director of HUT, the round table will be attended by Minister of Finance Zdravko Marić, owner of Sunce Concern and member of the executive board of HUP Jako Andabak, partner in HD Consulting Branko Bogunović and professor with Faculty of Economics Boris Cota.last_img read more