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Perry to deliver Champlain College commencement address

first_imgChamplain College announced today that retiring president Dr. Roger H. Perry will deliver the commencement address to graduates of the career-oriented college on Saturday, May 7. The Class of 2005 will hear from this educator and administrator with national and international experience who steered the private institution through a host of changes, leaving it well-positioned for the future.Dr. Perry became the sixth president of the College in 1992. During the prior ten years, he served as Champlains vice president for academic affairs and then provost. After retiring from the College, Perry and his wife, Heather, plan to travel and then teach abroad.Dr. David F. Finney of New York University has been selected by Champlain Colleges Board of Trustees to become the colleges seventh president. He will succeed Perry on July 1, 2005.The word visionary is tossed around too often these days; however, I think it is appropriate to use it here: Roger Perry truly defines visionary leadership, said Bill Post, chair of the Champlain College Board of Trustees.Perry has served the Burlington and Vermont communities through his involvement with organizations such as the Vermont Business Roundtable, Vermont Technology Council, Workforce Investment Board, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Vermont Higher Education Council and the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges.Perrys reputation for innovation and entrepreneurial skills in the collegiate world led to his election as commissioner for the Higher Education Commission of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. He also served on the executive committee of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.During his time as president of Champlain College, Perry initiated 16 new bachelors degree programs, established the Colleges first masters degree, and elevated several other two-year programs to four-year degrees. He established an online learning division, initiated international programs and brought industry-related organizations on campus, including the Vermont Information Technology Center, Putnam Investments, and the State of Vermonts Global Trade Partnership. Champlain College has also provided training for corporations such as IBM, IDX Systems Corp., and Qwest and groups such as Vermont teachers and law enforcement professionals.Prior to arriving at Champlain, Perry was a member of the graduate faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and an associate superintendent of the St. Louis School system. In St. Louis, he received national recognition for establishing partnership programs that linked schools, businesses, cultural institutions and universities. He was also a management extension specialist at Cornell Universitys School of Industrial and Labor Relations and he taught at Cardigan Mountain School in New Hampshire.Perry received his undergraduate degree in economics from Dartmouth College and his Ph.D. in administration from Syracuse University. He and his wife, Heather, also served as Peace Corps volunteers in the Marshall Islands.Post, chair of the Board of Trustees, chronicled several Champlain College highlights during the Perry years: Champlain has been transformed from a two-year to a four-year college that offers traditional classroom instruction, online distance learning and satellite campuses abroad. Who would have guessed a decade ago that we would also offer graduate programs?Our influence has grown from our Vermont roots to New England, then to the nation, then to Israel, India and Dubai, Post said. There has been a dramatic increase in new sports and recreation activities, community service involvement, leadership opportunities and special interest programs. The completion in Fall 2005 of the Student Life Complex is part of Champlains commitment to provide co-curricular and extracurricular activities to all students.Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a private, career-oriented institution offering professional certificates, associates, bachelors and masters degrees in 27 fields of study in business, technology and human services. Champlain College educates 1,700 full-time students and 850 part-time students, and employs 400 faculty and staff in Burlington, Vermont.last_img read more

University of California system completes fossil fuel divestment effort

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Los Angeles Times:The University of California announced Tuesday that it has fully divested from all fossil fuels, the nation’s largest educational institution to do so as campaigns to fight climate change through investment strategies proliferate at campuses across the country.The UC milestone capped a five-year effort to move the public research university system’s $126-billion portfolio into more environmentally sustainable investments, such as wind and solar energy. UC officials say their strategy is grounded in concerns about the planet’s future and in what makes financial sense.“As long-term investors, we believe the university and its stakeholders are much better served by investing in promising opportunities in the alternative energy field rather than gambling on oil and gas,” Richard Sherman, chair of the UC Board of Regents’ investments committee, said in a statement.The UC action is groundbreaking, environmentalists said, because of the size of its investment portfolio and its massive teaching and research enterprise, which educates 285,000 students.Sherman and Jagdeep Singh Bachher, UC’s chief investment officer, announced the university’s intention to go fossil free in an L.A. Times op-ed article last September. “Our job is to make money for the University of California, and we’re betting we can do that without fossil fuels investment,” they wrote.Bachher announced Tuesday that UC has sold more than $1 billion in fossil fuel assets from its pension, endowment and working capital pools and surpassed its five-year goal of investing $1 billion in clean energy projects. He said his team is convinced that investments in fossil fuels pose an “unacceptable financial risk,” particularly with “geopolitical tensions and likely, a bumpy and slow global financial recovery in a post-pandemic world.”[Teresa Watanabe]More: UC becomes nation’s largest university to divest fully from fossil fuels University of California system completes fossil fuel divestment effortlast_img read more

Trail Mix | The Freeway Revival

first_imgAsheville is the western mountain home of this magazine and, being just a couple hours south of where I live, a city I love to visit. I don’t get there nearly as often as I would like, so the place is always just a little a bit different each time I return.So, in order to catch up on some of the city’s new hot spots, I figured I would get some inside perspective from The Freeway Revival, a roots rock quintet that calls Asheville home.The Freeway Revival released Revolution Road, their first long player, earlier this month. Capturing the band’s inclination towards smart harmonies and jammy tendencies, along with the willingness to blend cello and pedal steel, the new record is evidence that The Freeway Revival should long be traveling roads around the country, sharing their take on rootsy Americana.Kenny Crowley, bassist and singer for the band, was kind enough to recently handle some questions from me about some of the band’s favorite Asheville spots.BRO – Favorite outdoor adventure?KC – There is an epic series of water falls and swimming holes on a short hike off of Route 9 headed towards Lake Lure. We’re told it’s a local spot and we’re not supposed to tell about it, so you’ll just have to come hang with us and, if you’re lucky, we’ll take you there.BRO – Favorite local brewery?KC – Highland Brewing has our favorite beers in town. They’re all quality. It’s also a great place to catch a show.BRO – Local band I might not know of but need to see ASAP?KC – Dr. Bacon is a great local band that brings the heat, and we recently discovered Jangling Sparrows, whose musicianship and songwriting are phenomenal.BRO – Best place to see a band live?KC – In our opinion, Isis Music Hall has the best sounding room in town. It’s an excellent intimate place to see a show, the sound is great, and the food is amazing. As for outdoor venues, the stage at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain is always a great time.BRO – Best breakfast in town?KC – If you’ve got time to wait, Sunny Point Cafe has the best shrimp and grits of all time. Rise ‘n Shine Cafe is a great spot for a quick and quality diner breakfast.BRO – Favorite record store?KC – Harvest Records is the best. Not only do they have great records, CDs, and vintage cassette tapes, but they also refurbish and sell quality turntables, receivers, and speakers. You can also purchase advance tickets to most of the local shows here.BRO – Favorite place to just disappear for a couple hours?KC – Almost any trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is only about five minutes from home. Just slip right into the mountains for a quick serene hike to get the head right.If you are headed to Asheville for the first time, or even if it is a return visit, Kenny has offered up a pretty solid hit list of places to visit. Check out the places he mentioned and maybe even add a few of your own for you next Western Carolina adventure.You can catch The Freeway Revival next weekend in Richmond before dates around the Carolinas later in October. The band returns to Asheville on November 18th for their hometown record release show at Isis Music Hall.For more info on the band, more show dates, and how you can find a copy of Revolution Road, check the band’s website.last_img read more

Seven Colombian Soldiers Killed in Combat with FARC

first_img Seven soldiers were killed and other five were injured in combat in the Colombian municipality of Milán on February 12. The militaries were in confrontation with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas, hours before the possible release of two kidnapped police officers that were abducted by this insurgency in January. “An operation started within the FARC’s Southern Block, aimed at protecting our civilian population of San Antonio Getucha, presenting confrontations against most of the terrorist faction. As a result of these confrontations, five soldiers were injured, while seven were killed,” an Army statement said. According to the 12th Brigade, Army troops deployed this operation after “becoming aware of the concentration of several Southern Block columns, which intended to attack San Antonio de Getucha inspection point.” “Due to intelligence reports, we are aware that the Southern Block is evacuating an unclear number of killed and injured terrorists,” the statement concluded. The Soldiers were killed before military operations by the Armed Forces ceased in border areas between the Cauca and Valle del Cauca districts, for the possible release of police officers Cristian Yate and Víctor González. Yate and González were kidnapped on January 25 in the municipality of Valle del Cauca by FARC members. By Dialogo February 15, 2013last_img read more

#RemoteDepositCapture benefits outweigh risks

first_imgSince the Check 21 Act was passed in 2004, financial institutions (FIs) of all sizes have been implementing remote deposit capture (RDC) and mobile remote deposit capture (mRDC).RDC is a system that allows a customer to scan checks remotely and transmit the check images to a bank for deposit, usually via an encrypted Internet connection. When the bank receives a check image from the customer, it posts the deposit to the customer’s account and makes the funds available based upon the customer’s particular availability schedule. As fast and convenient as RDC has become, however, it is not without concerns. There have been some instances of consumers double-depositing checks via RDC.That said, a recent survey from RemoteDepositCapture.com concludes the risks associated with RDC aren’t enough to prevent FIs from offering this service to consumers. The survey—designed to measure the perception, usage and experience of RDC technology among more than 300 community FIs— found 95 percent of FIs believe RDC benefits outweigh any fraud risks associated with the practice.Among FIs that offer RDC and participated in the study, 80 percent reported no losses. This may be the result of the way these credit unions and community banks have configured their offerings. Over 60 percent have a customized approach to setting deposit limits; based on segment, customer risk score or another rule, such as account type or deposit size. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Valamar Riviera awards for the seventh time in a row for the Share of the Year

first_imgToday, for the seventh time in a row, the Valamar Riviere dd share was declared the Share of the Year according to the public’s choice in the traditional choice of the Zagreb Stock Exchange. “It is a great honor for me to hold this valuable recognition in my hands for the seventh time in a row. Expectations of business results for this year are higher than last year, a year that was also a record for Valamar. Valamar continues to grow – this year we realized the acquisition of Hotel Makarska dd, and made the first step in the internationalization of our business by buying a hotel in Austria. The number of employees also grew to 6.600, we increased salaries by more than 11%, introduced a minimum net income of HRK 5.000, and created 2300 new jobs in the last three years. I believe that we have laid a good foundation for continuing to invest in the growth and development of our business. And I am proud that investors recognize Valamar’s potential and that the seventh award for the Share of the Year is already faithfully following us on the path to realizing our business vision, especially in the year when we marked the 65th anniversary of our business.” he said Marko Čižmek, member of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera when receiving the award.By the way, the Zagreb Stock Exchange award is given with the aim of supporting the best and strengthening the recognition of the capital market and its active participants among the financial and general public.”When we founded the Zagreb Stock Exchange Awards in 2012, we were guided by the desire to continuously identify and reward positive examples in our capital market. Over the years, these awards have become a tradition, which the winners often and gladly point out. This year, Valamar Riviera is a double laureate and since its founding has won a total of 10 awards in several categories, which is a clear message that the entire investment public recognizes and rewards excellence.” concluded Ivana Gažić, President of the Management Board of the Zagreb Stock Exchange.Valamar’s total investments reached HRK 5 billion, of which HRK 4,3 billion was invested in raising the quality of hotels, resorts and camping resorts, and HRK 700 million in acquisitions and expansion.last_img read more

US Open to go ahead without fans, says New York Governor Cuomo

first_imgTopics : The Australian Open is the only Grand Slam event to have been played so far this year. The French Open has been moved to September and is due to start one week after the scheduled US Open men’s final, while Wimbledon has been cancelled.”We recognize the tremendous responsibility of hosting one of the first global sporting events in these challenging times, and we will do so in the safest manner possible, mitigating all potential risks,” USTA Chief Executive Mike Dowse said in a statement.The USTA will give more details on the arrangements for the tournament on Wednesday along with the official announcement.While a number of top players had expressed concerns about attending the Grand Slam due to the novel coronavirus, the USTA had said it hoped to go ahead with the event so long as it got approval from the state. World number ones Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Australian Ash Barty along with reigning US Open men’s champion Rafa Nadal are among the top players who have expressed concerns about attending the New York tournament.Australian Nick Kyrgios on Monday blasted the USTA for being “selfish” by pressing ahead with the US Open on its original dates from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.Spaniard Nadal said earlier this month he would not travel to the US Open in present circumstances, while Djokovic said playing the event this year would be impossible given “extreme” protocols that would be in place.The US Open is held annually in New York City, which has been hit hard by the pandemic. The USTA’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center was even turned into a temporary hospital to help in the battle against the virus.Last year’s US Open drew an all-time attendance record of nearly 740,000 fans and the event is the engine that drives the governing USTA.The decision by Cuomo comes one week after the USTA said it will eliminate 110 jobs and close its White Plains, New York office to help combat the negative far-reaching financial effects of the pandemic.center_img New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday gave the green light for the US Open to be held from Aug. 31-Sept. 13 without fans as part of the state’s reopening from shutdowns related to the COVID-19 outbreak.Cuomo said on Twitter the United States Tennis Association (USTA) will take “extraordinary precautions” to protect players at its marquee event including robust testing, additional cleaning, extra locker room space and dedicated accommodation.No professional tennis tournaments have been held since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left the sport’s calendar in tatters, and the shutdown will extend until August.last_img read more

PREMIUMIndonesia’s annual GDP set to contract for first time since 1998

first_imgForgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Linkedin Facebook Google economic-contraction recession COVID-19 Indonesia Sri-Mulyani-Indrawati 1998-crisis consumption vaccine Log in with your social account Indonesia’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) is set to contract for the first time since the 1998 Asian financial crisis as the government struggles to control the COVID-19 pandemic and contain its economic fallout.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the government had revised its gross domestic product (GDP) outlook down to an annual contraction of between 0.6 percent and 1.7 percent as the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic had taken a significant toll on consumption and business investment.The country’s economy shrank by 13.13 percent in 1998 before rebounding to 0.79 percent growth the next year.“Several indicators of economic activity show that the economic recovery is still at a very early stage and remains very fragile,” Sri Mulyani told reporters during a virtual press conference on Tuesday. “We will continue to use the state…last_img read more

Osimhen to spearhead Napoli’s sharp attack against Parma

first_img Promoted Content7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Best Natural History Museums In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemLil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The World Victor Osimhen is in line to make his Serie A debut having been included in Napoli squad for their 2020-21 campaign opener versus Parma. The Nigeria international alongside Senegal’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Algeria’s Faouzi Ghoulam are among the 23 players listed by manager Gennaro Gattuso for Sunday’s trip to Stadio Ennio Tardini. Osimhen joined Napoli on a five-year deal in July after an impressive debut season in the Ligue 1 with Lille where he scored 13 goals in 27 appearances. The ex-Wolfsburg man kicked off his career in Gattuso’s team with an eight-minute hat-trick against L’Aquila – an encounter that ended 11-0. Again, he found the net thrice as Stadio San Paolo giants hit Serie C club Teramo 4-0 as they ended their pre-season training camp in Castel di Sangro on a flying note. The 21-year-old’s goalscoring start to life at the club has caught the attention of the Archbishop of Naples, Crescenzio Sepe, and he hopes to see the Nigerian score more goals.Advertisement “What I said to Victor Osimhen? We talked and I said to him: ‘ You have scored 3 goals in 7 minutes, next time you have to score 5 goals in 5 minutes, you have to score almost every minute, do you understand?’,” Sepe said. “And did he understand? No, not so much: he doesn’t speak Italian… I communicated in Neapolitan, somehow, we got along. He is happy, I saw it from his face regardless of the language we spoke. I congratulated him and all the players.” read also:Osimhen: ‘Napoli still the best choice for me’ The Lagos-born goal machine is looking forward to playing against Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in his maiden Serie A campaign. “I’m really looking forward to a new career here in Serie A. Playing against the likes of Christian Ronaldo is something one can eagerly wait,” Osimhen told Caf website. “While at Lille, I had the opportunity of playing against some of the best players in the world like Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and it would definitely be a whole great experience to play against Ronaldo, who is one of the greatest players on earth. So, I’m looking forward to facing him soon.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Online taxes to rise as FOBT stakes slashed to £2 despite evidence

first_img Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit The government has rejected advice from the Gambling Commission and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) and cut stakes on B2 Gaming Machines – FOBTs – down from £100 to £2. The announcement was made this morning by DCMS minister Tracey Crouch and could have wide repercussions for the retail betting industry, horseracing and online gaming operations.Both William Hill CEO Philip Bowcock and Betfred CEO Fred Done has warned that half of their betting shops are likely to close with the measure and research by KPMG has estimated a £2 limit would cut revenue for the Treasury by £1.1bn over three years, an annual loss of £45m to local authorities and £50m to British racing.In order to cover any negative impact on the public finances, and to protect funding for vital public services, this change will be linked to an increase in Remote Gaming Duty, paid by online gaming operators, at the relevant Budget.The slashing of the stake has been justified as a move to ‘reduce the risk of gambling-related harm’ despite extensive studies showing that this measure in isolation will be ineffective. The move comes off the back of a fairly unrobust consultation which could well be open to a judicial review by the industry, should it wish to push that forward.The government wants to reduce the potential for large losses on FOBT machines and the risk of harm to both the player and wider communities. Following analysis of consultation responses and advice from the Gambling Commission, the government said it believes that a cut to £2 will best achieve this.The Gambling Commission has also been tasked to take forward discussions with the industry to improve player protection measures on B1 and B3 category machines, looking at spend and time limits.DCMS Secretary of State Matt Hancock said:  “When faced with the choice of halfway measures or doing everything we can to protect vulnerable people, we have chosen to take a stand. These machines are a social blight and prey on some of the most vulnerable in society, and we are determined to put a stop to it and build a fairer society for all.”Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch said: “Problem gambling can devastate individuals’ lives, families and communities. It is right that we take decisive action now to ensure a responsible gambling industry that protects the most vulnerable in our society. By reducing FOBT stakes to £2 we can help stop extreme losses by those who can least afford it.“While we want a healthy gambling industry that contributes to the economy, we also need one that does all it can to protect players. We are increasing protections around online gambling, doing more on research, education and treatment of problem gambling and ensuring tighter rules around gambling advertising. We will work with the industry on the impact of these changes and are confident that this innovative sector will step up and help achieve this balance.”In addition to the reduction to FOBT stakes the government has today confirmed:The Gambling Commission will toughen up protections around online gambling including stronger age verification rules and proposals to require operators to set limits on consumers’ spending until affordability checks have been conducted.A major multi-million pound advertising campaign promoting responsible gambling, supported by industry and GambleAware, will be launched later this year.The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has amended its code to ensure that a responsible gambling message will appear for the duration of all TV adverts.Public Health England will carry out a review of the evidence relating to the public health harms of gambling.As part of the next licence competition the age limit for playing National Lottery games will be reviewed, to take into accounts developments in the market and the risk of harm to young people.Changes to the stake will be through secondary legislation. The move will need parliamentary approval and we will also engage with the gambling industry to ensure it is given sufficient time to implement and complete the technological changes.September’s Betting on Sports conference will be looking at the situation in the Betting on Retail track at a session entitled: New Reality – Adapting to the post-FOBT landscape. It will ask: With the FOBT stake level being drastically reduced, what options are there for UK LBOs to replace that income? Will B3 profile games take the strain? What is in the pipeline? For more information click here. Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020last_img read more