Commission Proposes $2 Billion Funding Boost For Colleges

first_imgTwitterFacebook FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Commission Proposes $2 Billion Funding Boost For CollegesNOVEMBER 8TH, 2018 TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAIndiana’s Commission of Higher Education met in the Tri-State to make several budget decisions for state colleges and universities.On USI’s campus, Thursday afternoon commissioners approved their budget recommendation of $2 billion in funding in higher education.The proposal now heads to the state legislature for consideration. The commission also discussed tuition rates for next school year and decided to keep loan rates steady.Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education member Teresa Lubbers says, “We both make recommendations on how much money the schools will get, our seven public systems in Indiana. But we also distribute over 300 and $5 million in financial aid. So we make recommendations on the aide to students as well.”The Commission of Higher Education is a board of 12 leaders from around the state of Indiana.Members are appointed by the governor to serve for a term of four years.last_img read more

Shooting in South Beach Leaves Police Officer Stabbed, Another Person Injured

first_imgPolice add the other person was hospitalized in critical condition.Investigators have not revealed what prompted the shooting.This is a developing story. A shooting in Miami’s South Beach neighborhood has left a police officer injured with a stab wound and another person hospitalized.Miami Beach police tweeted that the shooting occurred on Saturday night on Ocean Drive.The injured officer is reportedly in stable condition.POLICE: Officer involved shooting at 10 Street and Ocean Drive . Avoid the area. More info as it becomes available.— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) January 12, 2020last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Wisconsin remains at second spot in Big Ten after weekend split with top ranked Gophers

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team found themselves on both sides of a 3-2 score this weekend, splitting games with Minnesota in a Border Battle that featured the Big Ten’s top two teams.The No. 19 Badgers (18-10-1, 11-4-0 Big Ten) faced one of their biggest tests of the year as they traveled to Mariucci Arena to take on the No. 4 Gophers (20-9-2, 11-4-0) in a weekend series. Wisconsin was able to come away with victory on Friday, but they fell just short on Saturday, keeping them 3 points behind the Gophers in the Big Ten standings.The weekend got off to a shaky start for Wisconsin after they conceded a goal just 28 seconds into their first match as Vinni Lettieri banked in a shot off the back of goalie Jack Berry.Men’s hockey: Border Battle chapter 2 unfolds in MinneapolisThe No. 19 Badgers head to Minneapolis this weekend to take on the No. 4 Gophers in a battle for Read…But Berry and the Badgers responded well, stifling the Gophers for the rest of the period and heading into the middle frame only down by one. Wisconsin then ignited offensively in the second period, scoring three unanswered goals to jump out to a 3-1 lead.Freshman Trent Frederic opened the scoring for the Badgers 3:42 into the period, knotting the score at one with his 15th goal of the season after converting on a 2-on-1. Wisconsin then claimed the lead just 3:40 later, as Aidan Cavallini put home a rebound from captain Luke Kunin on a short-handed opportunity.Men’s hockey: Frederic continues to impress in sweep of MichiganUniversity of Wisconsin men’s hockey freshman standout Trent Frederic had another impressive series this weekend as the Badgers swept Michigan Read…The second period finished just as strongly as it started for the Badgers, scoring with just 56 seconds left on a power play from Ryan Wagner, who deflected in a shot from Jake Linhart to give UW a 3-1 lead heading into the final frame.The Gophers came at the Badgers with all they had in the final period, nearly doubling their total shots by barraging the goal with 18 efforts against Berry. Lettieri was able to break through for his second goal of the game, bringing the Gophers within one goal with just eight minutes left, but Berry stood tall until the end.The Gophers pulled their goalie with 2:24 left in the game, but Wisconsin was able to ride out the last few minutes to take the 3-1 victory.The freshman keeper Berry tied his career-high in saves in the process, stifling 36-of-38 Minnesota shots.After the Wisconsin victory Friday, the two teams headed into Saturday night deadlocked for first place in the Big Ten, and the game didn’t disappoint.As each team was looking to take sole possession of the Big Ten, the Gophers again jumped out to an early lead, scoring 8:24 into the opening period on a goal by Rem Pitlick. Minnesota added to their lead with just 5 seconds left in the period on a power-play score from Ryan Norman, putting the Badgers down two goals heading into the second period.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Wisconsin begins march to NCAA Frozen FourThe University of Wisconsin’s women’s hockey team returns home for the WCHA Playoff after a weekend of gridlock with border rival Read…The middle frame again proved to be a prolific one for Wisconsin as they fought back with two power-play goals to knot the game up at two.Captain Luke Kunin swung the momentum for the Badgers as he netted his 20th goal of the campaign 5:18 into the period, marking the first time a Wisconsin player has scored 20 or more goals since Michael Mersch notched 22 as a senior in 2013-14.Jake Linhart then drew the Badgers level with 15.4 seconds left in the period, using Matt Ustaski’s goaltender screen to find the back of the net through the five-hole of Gophers’ goalie Eric Schierhorn.With the score even at two heading into the final period, both teams searched for a winner, with the Gophers prevailing. With just 5:06 left in regulation, Minnesota captain Justin Kloos slotted the eventual game-winning goal past Badgers’ goalie Matt Jurusik.Wisconsin earned a late power play and subsequently pulled their goalie, giving them a 6-to-4 skating advantage for the final minute of the game. They were almost able to draw level, but Eric Schierhorn came out of nowhere on an opportunity from Grant Besse, slowing his shot just enough so that Minnesota’s defense could clear the puck off the goal line and solidify their 3-2 win.The series split drops the Badgers back into second place, 3 points behind the Gophers and 5 points clear of Penn State, who is in third. Wisconsin has four regular season games remaining, and heads to University Park next weekend to face the Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions — who swept the Badgers in Madison earlier in the year — in a crucial conference matchup. The Friday face-off is set for 6 p.m. CT while the puck drops at 7 p.m. CT Saturday.last_img read more

Jevon Rockwell, June 13

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We got corn planting finished a week before the end of May. Then we finished soybeans three days later. We went right from planting the first crop soybeans to planting the interseeded beans on Memorial Day weekend. We finished planting those the third or fourth of June.We are probably looking at a July 4 wheat harvest — maybe the end of June. I have seen a couple fields starting to turn. We are caught in a dry spell and it is pushing the wheat.We do need a rain. All of our corn is sidedressed and the herbicide is on the corn. We may have to touch up a few things later. We have held off on spraying beans because they are small yet.The crops look good, but we should have waited on planting the early stuff. The later stuff came up perfectly with warmer temperatures. We should have planted everything at the end of May. Some of our early corn looks good but we did replant 10 acres of that early 450 acres.I saw some grubs when it was cold and wet, but I have not seen any insect pressure once things warmed up. There is some rust in the wheat and that may be a concern. I did not see head scab.I have been selling with the higher prices. You have to protect what is there in case we start seeing the markets tumble. We are 75% sold on soybeans and we are holding off a little on corn. We have not sold much because I think there is potential to rally with weather scares. We think what we have is a good price on soybeans, but there may be more surprises.last_img read more

London Olympics 2012- Athletes arriving for Olympic Games

first_imgAthletes, officials and media from all over the world poured into Heathrow Airport on Monday for the London Olympics, the first wave of a record number of passengers expected to pass through Europe’s largest airport for the games that begin July 27.Heathrow says athletes from 50 nations will touch down in what is being described as Britain’s biggest peacetime transport challenge. In all, the airport will handle some 236,955 passengers, breaking the previous daily record of 233,562 set in July 2011.To cope with the deluge, Heathrow has enlisted some 1,000 volunteers to greet arrivals 500 were working on Monday alone and created special teams to deal with oversize items like Olympic javelins, bikes and other sports equipment. All wore bright pink to easily stand out.Hundreds of immigration agents were also on the job to ease the long lines that have plagued the airport and there was an increased police presence, including sniffer dogs.Rows of Olympic VIP buses then whisked teams and coaches to the Athletes Village in east London.At least one athlete, two-time world 400-meter hurdles champion Kerron Clement, was less than complimentary in a tweet after the bus taking the American to the village had a hard time finding its destination.Clement tweeted: “Um, so we’ve been lost on the road for 4hrs. Not a good first impression London.”Clement, who won the world title in 2007 and 2009 before losing it to Britain’s Dai Greene in Daegu last year, is the defending Olympic silver medalist.Heathrow usually handles 100,000 to 110,000 arrivals a day, but that was expected to swell to 121,239 on Monday, many of them Olympic VIPs, just 1,710 short of a previous incoming record on Sept. 4, 2011.advertisementAnother big arrival day will be July 25, two days before the opening ceremony.”We have spent seven years preparing for the Games’ challenge. Now we are putting that planning into action with thousands of extra staff and volunteers on hand to welcome the world to London,” said Nick Cole, head of Heathrow’s Olympic operations.Also Monday, an official a “Games Lane” was opened along the vital M-4 highway from Heathrow into central London for Olympic officials, VIPs and athletes. More “Games Lanes” will open in other parts of London as the Olympics approach.London has four other airports, but Heathrow is the only airport where participants can get their Olympic credentials, so it will handle the bulk of Olympic arrivals.The London Olympics start July 27 and end Aug. 12.last_img read more

Euro 2016: Being the host nation will work in France’s favour, says Zidane

first_imgFrance will not crumble under the weight of expectations as the host nation of the Euro 2016 tournament and will instead take advantage of the atmosphere generated by the home support, former captain Zinedine Zidane told a news conference. (Full EURO 2016 Coverage)Didier Deschamps’ charges are the bookmakers’ favourites to lift the European Championship trophy this year and will begin their quest for their first taste of continental success since 2000 against Romania at Stade de France on Friday.Zidane, who played a pivotal role in France’s World Cup triumph on home soil in 1998, also backed the team to reach the latter stages of the 24-team tournament.”This team is a very good team, so I expect them to do well in competition. I hope they win, but even if they do not win, they have to do well in competition,” Zidane, currently manager of Spanish side Real Madrid, told reporters while on a trip to Mumbai in India.”I faced the exact same experience in 1998. The fact of having the cup in Paris and in France is a great support for the French team, being in their own country with all the fans, the supporters and the good energy.”After facing Romania, France take on Albania and Switzerland in their remaining group stage matches.last_img read more

D Y Patil Stadium almost set for U17 World Cup, says Ceppi

first_imgMumbai, Jun 27 (PTI) With 100 days to go from tomorrow for the kick-off of the FIFA U17 World Cup, local organising committees Tournament Director, Javier Ceppi, has declared that the D Y Patil Sports Stadium in Navi Mumbai, one of the six designated venues, was almost match ready.He also said that final touches were being given to the fourth and last training site, belonging to the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, and would be done soon.”The work for the last training site, owned by NMMC, has picked up and is looking like it will be done soon. The stadium is almost match ready ? they are undertaking certain renovations that will make it an even better facility,” a media release quoted Ceppi as saying.”People are starting to get excited about the Tournament and ticket sales have increased steadily, so we hope that fans take full advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity,” he added.DY Patil Cricket Ground, DY Patil Football Ground, the NMSA Football Ground and the Yashvantrao Chavan Maidan are the four training sites that will be available for training sessions for the teams that will play in Navi Mumbai, the release said.The DY Patil Sports Stadium will host the opening game and one of the semi-finals of what will be India?s first ever FIFA tournament. The venue was ratified by FIFA back in October 2016.The tournament is set to be played in India between October 6 and 28 with New Delhi, Kochi, Kolkata, Guwahati and Goa being the other cities which have been allotted matches in the mega football event. PTI SSR RMTadvertisementlast_img read more

Finding the perfect high school

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s time for parents of eighth grade students to start shopping for the perfect high school that will help prepare young people for college and careers.Dr. Helen Griffith is the executive director of e3 Civic High visited Good Morning San Diego with some tips on what to look for when searching for the perfect school for your children.Dr. Griffith advises that parents ask the following questions:Does the school offer prep for tests like the SAT, and if so, when do they begin?Does the school offer AP classes, honors-level courses, and college coursework?Does the high school take scholars on college tours?What is the level of engagement the high school expects from parents?Are there study abroad opportunities?What are the internship opportunities for scholars? Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter January 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 4, 2019 Finding the perfect high school KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more