Increased parking rates raise questions

first_imgAwareness and cooperation are the two things that Director of Security Dave Gariepy said can prevent students from receiving security issued traffic and parking citations.  Gariepy said good advice for students is to become familiar with the parking restrictions in order to avoid unwanted sanctions.  Despite the increased price of vehicle registration, Gariepy said the number of registered vehicles is consistent with past years with approximately 750 student vehicles. For more information on campus parking and traffic, students can visit http://www3.saintmarys.edu/parking-and-traffic or contact Saint Mary’s security at security@saintmarys.edu “We were significantly undercharging for campus parking privileges as compared to other colleges,” Gariepy said. “The rates will be raised $10 per year for full academic year, on-campus registrants until the fee reaches $100.00.”  Student vehicles are able to park 24 hours in the Angela Lot and the three west rows and the single south row of the Regina Lot. The Angela Lot, the Regina Lot, the Commuter Lot (located north of the Science Lot) and the last three northern rows of the Science Lot are available for off-campus student drivers. The remaining lots on campus are reserved strictly for College faculty and staff. The money from the registrations fees goes into the College’s general fund. Although citations are more common at the beginning of the school year, Gariepy said this number will decrease as students become more aware of parking regulations. Students must also avoid any parking that would block traffic lanes, access ramps, crosswalks or trash receptacles. Grass, sidewalks and any yellow curbs are also off limits. In addition to the 750 student vehicles on campus, security also organized the many faculty and staff vehicles.  “The most common citations are issued when students park in faculty/staff spots and when students fail to register their vehicles,” Gariepy said.  A recent increase in cost of vehicle registration has lead to student speculation; however, Gariepy assures students that inflated cost is not a ploy to reduce the number of drivers on campus. last_img read more

63 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In Chautauqua County

first_imgMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County officials have reported 63 new positive COVID-19 cases stretching from Wednesday through Thursday, the highest 48-hour case count yet.Officials said 20 of the 63 new cases are from Wednesday while 40 were reported from today. Of the new cases, 20 are in Fredonia, 11 in Jamestown, eight in Silver Creek, seven in Dunkirk, six in Forestville, three in Bemus Point, two in Mayville, two in Portland, one in Lakewood, one in Gerry, and one in Sheridan. There are currently 161 active cases.The Chautauqua County Health Department continues monitoring a cluster of cases linked to social clubs in the northern end of the County. There are currently 12 active cases linked to the Beaver Club in Fredonia. In addition, there have been 22 cases linked to other social clubs in the area. Of those, 19 have recovered with three remaining active.There are currently 10 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 1,277 confirmed cases, 1,101 recoveries, and 15 deaths. 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

Swimsuit Crash Diets

first_imgShort-term weight-loss strategies such as fasting or eliminating one food group willlikely backfire, Hanula said. An unbalanced diet can cause vitamin deficiencyproblems. And special shakes or prepared foods don’t help people learn healthy eatinghabits. Hanula’s last piece of advice is to drink plenty of fluids — six to eight 8-ounce glassesevery day. Vegetables are probably a dieter’s best friends, Hanula said. Fresh vegetables containalmost no fat, have lots of vitamins and supply fiber. Research shows that eating atleast five servings of fruits and vegetables every day helps prevent some types ofcancer. And fresh veggies are in season now in Georgia. It’s swimsuit and shorts season. For far too many Georgians, that means it’s crash-dietseason, too. Research shows people who lose one to two pounds per week are more likely to reachtheir weight-loss goal and keep the weight off. Hanula said vegetables are easy to prepare in low-fat ways. “One of my favorite waysto prepare vegetables is on the grill,” she said. “The environment has been a little against us this year,” Kelley said. “But our farmersare doing the best they can to get the crop harvested and to the market.” Again, make small changes. Climb the stairs instead of riding the elevator or parkfarther out in the lot and walk the little extra distance. “But it’s important to make thechange and stick with it,” she said. “The best strategy for long-term weight loss,” Hanula said, “is to eat a balanced,reduced-calorie diet and exercise regularly.” Exercise is another key in weight control. But Hanula said it doesn’t have to be anall-or-nothing exercise plan. “Many people don’t have an hour they can devote toexercise every day,” she said. Try a piece of fresh fruit for dessert instead of a sweet baked treat. And eat lots offilling, low-calorie foods such as vegetables with meals and as snacks. “Probably the easiest way to take in fewer calories is to make small changes in whatyou eat and stick with them,” she said. “We’re right in the middle of harvest for most of our summer vegetables,” Kelley said.You can find Georgia vegetables in many grocery stores and at roadside stands. Carefully wash veggies in clean water. Cut them into bite-size chunks, spear them onbamboo or metal skewers and cook them on the grill over medium heat until tender.”Grilling adds no fat to the dish,” Hanula said. “And it’s quick, easy and doesn’t heatup the house.” To lose one pound of body weight, Hanula said, you have to either eat 3,500 fewercalories or burn that same amount during physical activity. Break that down to 500calories a day, and it’s much more manageable. “Most of the weight initially lost on crash diets is water. But that weight will comeback,” said Gail Hanula, a nutrition specialist with the University of Georgia ExtensionService. The unusually cool spring and too-frequent rains have pushed some veggie prices upthis year. But the quality of Georgia’s produce remains high, he said. Extension horticulturist Terry Kelley said Georgia farmers grow more than 175,000acres of vegetables. Among their crops are cabbage and other leafy greens, cucumbers,eggplant, peppers, okra, carrots, squash, snap beans, sweet corn and tomatoes. “Water is best, but juice or caffeine-free drinks or sodas are fine, too,” she said.”Remember that juices, though fat-free and nutritious, still contain calories.”last_img read more

City Sports to open first Vermont location in Burlington

first_imgCity Sports has announced that it will open a new store in Burlington, Vermont, next summer at the former Borders bookstore location, marking the Boston-based brand’s latest retail venture in New England and its first in the Green Mountain state.Scheduled for a June 2012 opening, the City Sports Burlington store will be located at 35 Church Street, complementing the robust Church Street Marketplace with the retailer’s signature offering of athletic footwear, apparel and equipment.”Being from Boston, we’ve always regarded Burlington as an epicenter of an active, fitness-oriented lifestyle in New England and a community we’ve wanted to be a part of for quite some time,” said City Sports President and CEO Jeff Connor. “The present opportunity to bring City Sports to Vermont and enhance the unique Church Street culture could not be more perfect, and we look forward to kicking off Summer 2012 with the opening of the Burlington store.”The Burlington shop will mark City Sports’ second store to open in the New England area in under a year, joining the Wellesley, Mass. location that opened September 2011. For more information on City Sports and updates on the Burlington location, please visit citysports.comAbout City Sports:An award-winning specialty athletic retailer headquartered in Boston, City Sports is the premiere destination for urban athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts. The company operates 21 metropolitan stores across the East Coast, with locations in Boston, Providence, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Atlanta. City Sports offers a comprehensive assortment of performance footwear, equipment and apparel from leading athletic and special niche brands, as well as its proprietary “CS by City Sports” line, all focused on outfitting the athlete who participates in running, triathlons, training, cycling, swimming, yoga and tennis. City Sports was named one of 2010’s “50 Best Running Stores in America” by the Independent Running Retailers Association in conjunction with Formula4Media.www.citysports.com(link is external)SOURCE City Sports BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/last_img read more

Report: Nuclear Energy in ‘Terminal Decline’

first_imgReport: Nuclear Energy in ‘Terminal Decline’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享SNL:Nuclear energy is in irreversible decline across the world, with the construction of new units appearing to bottom out, a new report found.“The deterioration of the situation is accelerating,” warned Paris-based nuclear consultant Mycle Schneider at the U.S. launch of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report.The 10th annual edition of the report provides a grim assessment of the worldwide nuclear industry. According to the report’s 2017 edition, the mean age of the world’s 403 reactors in operation as of July 1 is approximately 29 years while the mean age at retirement of the 169 reactors that have shut down was roughly 25 years.In addition to perceived safety risks, he said aging fleets are incurring increased production costs as utilities see declining consumption rates and shrinking customer bases. Nonetheless, global nuclear generation increased by 1.4% in 2016, thanks to a 23% increase in China, but nuclear power’s share in the global generation mix fell to 10.5%, the report said.The report shows that the number of units under construction declined for the fourth year in a row, from 68 reactors at the end of 2013 to 53 by mid-2017 before V.C. Summer’s two additional units were scrapped in South Carolina and a third unit came online in China. Thirty-seven of these reactors under construction were behind schedule, with 19 of them reporting further delays over the past year, the report said.More: ($) Report: Nuclear industry in terminal decline as China is set to miss 58-GW goallast_img read more

U.S. Army South, Chile Kick-Off PKO-Americas Command Post Exercise

first_imgBy Dialogo May 11, 2012 During a ceremony in Santiago on May 7, U.S. Army South joined its Chilean Army partners and 14 other partner nations for the official start of the Peacekeeping Operations-Americas (PKO-A) 2012 command post exercise (CPX). The opening ceremony was the culmination of exceptional preparation by representatives from each partner nation, said CPX director Brig. Gen. Leonardo Martinez Menanteau, the Chilean Joint Staff International Operations director. “A lot of hard work has been done in organizing this exercise in order to ensure success,” said Martinez. Martinez’s fellow CPX director, Brig. Gen. Manuel Ortiz, Jr., Army South deputy commanding general, agreed. “(The exercise participants) have done a lot of work and are well prepared for the exercise,” said Ortiz. U.S. Army South, as the Army service component command of U.S. Southern Command, conducts the annual exercise in support of U.N. peacekeeping initiatives in Central and South America and the Caribbean. The five day CPX, designed to enhance communication and challenge the participants’ abilities to implement and sustain U.N. peacekeeping standards and to ensure participants are prepared to respond to peacekeeping operational challenges, is the last portion of the four-phased PKO-A 2012 exercise taking place this year in Chile and the Dominican Republic from March 19 – May 11. The first phase of PKO-A 2012 was a battalion level training conducted March 19-23 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the second phase was a junior leaders’ training from April 2-6 at the Military Operation Urban Training Facility in Fort Aguayo, Chile, and the third phase was a senior leader staff seminar in Santiago, Chile from April 30 – May 2. In addition to Chile and the United States, more than 300 representatives from Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, El Salvador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay are participating in PKO-A 2012. Exercise leaders said training together with partner nations is more effective than nations training individually. “This helps in developing comprehensive knowledge and a comprehensive point of view so that we all can work jointly and in a combined fashion,” said Martinez. “There are some things here that may be very new to some but well known for others.” For his part, Ortiz said working side-by-side with partner nation counterparts is not only about learning from each other, but strengthening partnerships. “I’m very proud to be here with them in this international environment,” said Ortiz. “In my opinion, I think the most valuable thing about this is to know each other for the future, both professionally and personally.” Ultimately, exercises such as Peacekeeping Operations-Americas help build a strategic framework of relationships with partner nations in the region, while working to further improve interoperability, security and stability.last_img read more

Panel discussion: Sustainable tourism and digital transformation – challenges and opportunities

first_imgOn October 10, the Department of Tourism and Economy of the Faculty of Economics in Split organized an expert meeting and panel discussion on the topic “Digital transformation in the function of sustainable tourism development. For the last two years, the members of the department have been working on international EU-funded projects based on digital technologies and data, and this year’s theme of the World Tourism Day “Tourism and Digital Transformation” was the occasion for presenting the results.  projects. The focus was on the current BluTour System project, led by Ca’Foscari University, with a budget of € 1.037.050,00. The aim of the project is to develop innovative solutions for decision support systems (Decision Support System, acronym DSS) in tourism, improve the skills and capacity of stakeholders to develop cross-border tourism networks, business ecosystem and use open innovation systems through the so-called. quadruple Helix model. The first part of the conference presents very interesting experiences of actors from the private and public sectors from different spheres of tourism on the application of digital technologies in their fields of work. Prof.dr.sc. Lidija Petrić, Ph.D. Ante Mandić from the Faculty of Economics in Split presented innovative solutions to support decision-making in tourism developed within international EU projects in which the Faculty participated – Tourmedassets, ShapeTourism and BluTour System. In essence, it is a system of data and indicators for the Mediterranean NUTS 2 regions, which includes statistical indicators, the results of stakeholder surveys and the so-called. Big Data data. They enable an overview of the positions of individual regions by a number of elements and their mutual comparison, they are open access and can be used by all interested stakeholders as a basis for making development decisions. Mrs. Vera Jergović Bolanča from the Šibenik Fortress of Culture presented the experiences of applying augmented reality in tourism. She particularly referred to the significant role that technological solutions have played in putting Šibenik fortresses on the tourist map and in the public focus, as well as the results of the work, ie the number of visits to the fortresses themselves.Mr. Marko Bartulić from the public company Split parking doo presented the SMART parking application and the results of its application. Traffic at rest is a burning problem of the city of Split, and the application is one of the ways to solve it, and analyzes of data collected through the system showed that, contrary to the public image, parking lots are very rarely completely filled. The application was primarily developed for the needs of the local population, and Mr. Bartulić also commented on its use by tourists. It is interesting that some tourism workers in the panel and in the audience said that they did not know that they would be happy to recommend it to guests, which tells us that we need to further improve communication. Mr. Josip Rikić from BlueSun Hotels & Resorts presented the technological solutions they use to improve hotel processes. The first solution is a mobile application for efficient management of all hotel areas and hotel staff. The application saves up to 20% of working hours, increases the billing of the mini bar by 90%, reduces inventory costs by 15% and increases reported breakdowns by 300%, which results in lower unexpected costs. Another example is Smart Scales that allow real-time monitoring of food consumption and production. The main benefits of the application are 5-10% lower food consumption, 85% reduction in kitchen administration, 25% increase in complaints to suppliers and significantly higher control standards, and the scale collects various useful data that can be given in the form of reports (eg return of finished food throws, the frequency of food exports and the quality of raw products). Mr. Mladen Tomić, director and owner of Hotel Split Podstrana, commented on green technologies in the hotel industry, giving examples of the same that he applied in his facility, which is one of the first certified hotel facilities of energy class A in Croatia. In addition, he commented on what technology brings for tourism and hospitality in the future, emphasizing that it will reduce the routine tasks of employees, and thus open additional space for the crucial host role of staff to increasingly demanding guests. In his last presentation, Mr. Martin Bućan, from the Split-Dalmatia County, presented projects for the application of advanced analytics and e-mobility in tourism. The first refers to the results of the Interdmodal project in which the County was a partner in which the so-called Heat Maps, insights based on the analysis of mobile network data that allows understanding the way of movement / behavior of the target socio-demographic population, ie the segment according to the desired points of interest. The key applications are in the field of tourism trends by monitoring the number of foreign tourists at defined points of interest, their segmentation by nationality, monitoring trends on a daily, weekly, monthly basis, comparison with selected desired points of interest which is a very useful input for tourism marketing activities. Another application is in the area of ​​traffic monitoring at desired points of interest (whole city or selected hotspots), which is the basis for traffic optimization models. Sustainable tourism and digital transformation – challenges and opportunitiesThe meeting ended with a dynamic panel discussion on “Sustainable Tourism and Digital Transformation – Challenges and Opportunities” in which the exhibitors were joined by Assoc. Maja Čukušić from the Department of Business Informatics, and the discussion was moderated by Assoc. Smiljana Pivčević. It was pointed out in the discussion that digital transformation is a much broader concept than the application of technology in business and includes strategically committed to digital technology as a basis for business development, products / services and / or revenues. It is precisely the strategic framework that is often lacking in practice while occasional, sporadic activities dominate, which certainly needs to change. The panelists agreed that funding is not a problem for good projects because there is money from various sources, and the precondition is quality and well-developed ideas. In this context, they especially emphasized the importance of well-educated staff who should have a broad education, developed team spirit / work, creativity and hospitality.The view is that technology in tourism will not displace man but will change his tasks and roles, reducing routine ones, and a message has been sent to young people that lifelong learning is imperative.It was also pointed out that in a tourist destination, the key cooperation of all stakeholders who form a kind of destination “puzzle”. When asked whether in the future the digital transformation will be more a lever of mass / unsustainability or just the sustainability of tourism, the conclusion was crystallized that it inevitably carries potential for both, and all the actors of the destination “puzzle” (public bodies, service providers, local population) to act in the direction of sustainability through their activities. The Faculty of Economics in Split is the oldest and leading institution for research and higher education in tourism in the Dalmatian region and offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies in tourism. He has been conducting education and exams for tourist guides for 42 years, and for 21 years for branch managers. Members of the Department of Tourism and Economy work on research, application and professional projects, of which currently 3 are funded from EU sources. In their work, they nurture and develop cooperation with all sections of the tourism sector through organized internships, student scholarships, socially useful student projects, guest appearances and visits to tourism entities, professional projects and expertise, professional gatherings and education.last_img read more

Pompeo says Taiwan exclusion ‘further damages’ WHO credibility

first_img“Taiwan is a model world citizen, while the PRC continues to withhold vital information about the virus and its origins,” he said.Trump has accused the WHO of not sounding an alarm early enough and of blindly taking China’s word after the virus was identified late last year in Wuhan.Critics say that Trump, who himself had earlier praised China’s response, is trying to divert attention from his own handling of the pandemic in the United States, which has suffered by far the highest death toll. “Yet he instead chose not to invite Taiwan under pressure from the People’s Republic of China,” Pompeo said in a statement.”The Director-General’s lack of independence deprives the Assembly of Taiwan’s renowned scientific expertise on pandemic disease, and further damages the WHO’s credibility and effectiveness at a time when the world needs it the most.”Taiwan has enjoyed remarkable success in combatting the pandemic, with only seven deaths and some 400 infections despite its proximity and close commercial links with mainland China, where the disease was first identified.”The PRC’s spiteful action to silence Taiwan exposes the emptiness of its claims to want transparency and international cooperation to fight the pandemic, and makes the difference between China and Taiwan ever more stark,” Pompeo said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday condemned the exclusion of Taiwan from the World Health Organization’s annual meeting, saying it proved US charges that the UN body was beholden to China.The WHO member states at the annual meeting delayed discussion on whether to grant observer status to Taiwan, which Beijing considers a province awaiting reunification and seeks to exclude from all international organizations.Pompeo said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has been harshly criticized by President Donald Trump’s administration, “had every legal power and precedent” to include Taiwan in the meeting.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Thomas Partey’s agent denies Atletico Madrid star is in talks with Arsenal

first_imgThomas Partey’s agent denies Atletico Madrid star is in talks with Arsenal Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 Apr 2020 8:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShares Advertisement Thomas Partey has been heavily linked with Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The representatives of Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey have denied their client is in talks to join Arsenal after the Ghanian’s father claimed negotiations were underway over a move to the Emirates.On Tuesday, Jacob Partey claimed he had spoken to his son and had it confirmed that the Gunners were in talks to sign the Ghanian.‘I called my son after hearing the rumours and he told me that the rumours are true,’ Jacob Partey, who was speaking in Ghana, told Tru FM’s ‘Sports World Show’.‘He told me they are holding talks between him and Arsenal. It all depends on the offer Atletico are demanding. If he goes to Arsenal fine, they have a lot supporters in Ghana. ‘I will be happy if he decides to move to Arsenal. What they are discussing now is how Atletico will release him.’ADVERTISEMENT Partey has a £43,5m release clause in his current deal (Picture: Getty)Partey has been heavily linked with a move to north London and his contract includes an affordable £43.5m release clause, which Arsenal are willing to meet.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Partey’s representatives have issued a strong denial of the claims, ‘It’s totally untrue,’ JJSports, Partey’s representatives, said of the reported Arsenal negotiations.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 CityMikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his midfield but the Arsenal boss is unsure what his summer budget will be due to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Even before the financial impact of the pandemic, Arteta had been forced to devise three separate summer plans as it’s unclear if Arsenal will spend another season without Champions League football.Arteta may therefore be forced to sell before he can buy and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the 30-year-old Gabon international, could fetch around £50m in the transfer market.The club captain has just 14 months to run on his existing deal at the club and has intimated that he will not sign a new one.MORE: Ian Wright reveals how he sparked a brawl against Man Utd by punching Steve Bruce in Old Trafford tunnellast_img read more

Despair after foster children taken

first_imgOtago Daily Times 22 November 2014Two children are pictured with their arms around a couple; bright eyes, beaming smiles.The framed photo is worth more than a thousand words – it is one of the only mementos a Central Otago couple have of the children, who called them ”Mummy and Daddy”, after Child Youth and Family’s Home for Life programme turned out for them to be anything but. Home for Life system ‘appalling’The couple, whom the Otago Daily Times cannot name, had the children removed from their care by CYF in February. They were returned to a previous foster care arrangement.The couple, in their 40s, initially wanted to adopt a child. They almost did so several times before a social worker in Invercargill suggested the Home for Life programme.”It’s not an adoption, although it’s sold to you in the way it would lead to adoption,” the woman says.A CYF brochure on Home for Life states the child will be ”in your care for life” and in most cases the couple will ”become their legal guardian, often in addition to birth parents”.Contact will ”usually” continue with the child’s birth family in a ”safe and planned way”, it says.However, the woman says Home for Life is a ”deeply flawed” system.http://www.odt.co.nz/regions/central-otago/324216/despair-after-foster-children-takenlast_img read more