Ticket reservations reopen for Ruth Bader Ginsburg talk

first_imgStudents will have a second chance Friday to apply for tickets to see U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speak during her first-ever visit to Notre Dame.The main event, “A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” will be held in Purcell Pavilion on Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and is free but ticketed.Due to a high number of sales after the event was initially announced Aug. 30, ticket reservations were temporarily suspended. Tickets sales reopened Friday morning for members of the student body and are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis.On the day of the event, doors open at 4:30 p.m. Monday, and students are encouraged to arrive by 5 p.m. to pass through security checkpoints. Attendees should enter through the south side of the Joyce Center.Photography, videography, weapons, backpacks, purses and large bags will be prohibited from the event, according to the email.Ginsburg has served on the U.S. Supreme Court since her appointment by President Bill Clinton on Aug. 10, 1993. Prior to assuming her seat on the Supreme Court, Ginsburg served as general counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from 1973 to 1980 and subsequently served on the organization’s national board of directors from 1974 to 1980.Ann Williams, a U.S. Circuit Judge and 1975 law school alumna, will serve as moderator for the conversation. Williams was appointed to the Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in 1999. She currently serves on the University’s Board of Trustees.The event is sponsored by the Office of the President, Notre Dame Law School and Notre Dame Student Government. Tickets are available online and more information can be found at nd.edu/Ginsburg.Tags: Notre Dame Law School, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Courtlast_img read more

David J. Provost named vice president at Champlain College

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–David J. Provost of Shelburne, Vt., has been named vice president of finance and administration at Champlain College. He will be a member of the Presidents Council and will be responsible for the Colleges finance, human resources and physical plant. Provost replaces Lawrence J. Veladota, who retired from the College after 35 years of service.Mr. Provost has rich experiences in a number of different positions–from serving as a CPA, CFO and CEO–which will strengthen our senior management team, said President Roger H. Perry.After graduating from St. Michaels College, Provost joined Deloitte & Touche in Boston, where he conducted annual audits of public, private and governmental companies, including Oceanspray Cranberries, Kens Foods, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Cape Cod Hospital. He was then hired away by one of his audit accounts, Skis Dynastar Inc., and served as vice president of finance and operations. He was promoted to executive vice president and oversaw North American distribution subsidiaries of Skis Dynastar S.A., a division of Group Rossignol. Provost had full sales, marketing and financial responsibilities of this winter sport products company with profit and loss responsibility of $40 million in annual revenue.Most recently Provost worked as a consultant and formed a licensed apparel company, Select Licensing Group. During the past eighteen months, Provost has worked closely with Champlain College on important costing and budgeting projects, including obtaining a financing agreement and tracking the construction budget for the three new buildings of Champlains Power of Three Capital Campaign.He combines the strengths of a strong financial background from a top accounting firm, senior management experiences at an international level, and a close working knowledge of Champlains finances and many of its operations, Perry said. This coupled with good sense of humor and a belief in Champlains core values bodes well for us as we move the College to the next level.last_img read more

Ecuadorean Army Receives Heliports Donated by United States

first_imgBy Dialogo June 27, 2012 I insist; Guatemala when? In a ceremony presided over by Lieutenant General Marco Vera Ríos, the commander of the Ecuadorean Land Force, the South American country inaugurated two heliports donated by the United States as part of a cooperation agreement to support the fight against drug trafficking and terrorism along Ecuador’s northern border. The heliports are located in towns within the provinces of Imbabura and Carchi, and will be under the responsibility of the 36th (“Yaguachi”) Mechanized Cavalry Group. The event was attended by Colonel William Fleming, commander of the U.S. Military Group in Ecuador; Major General Gelio Zambrano, director of the Land Operations Command; Major General Hugo Villegas Torres, commander of the 1st (“Shyris”) Division of the Ecuadorean Army; Major General Fernando Proaño, commander of the 1st “Norte” Operational Group; General César Merizalde, delegate from the Operations Directorate of the Armed Forces Joint Command; and prominent politicians and civilians from the city of Quito. last_img read more

Jamesport Post Master Charged With Theft, Misconduct

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Post Master of the Jamesport U.S. Post Office has been arrested for allegedly stealing from her job, Riverhead Town Police said.Marie Puccio was charged with official misconduct, falsifying business records, grand larceny and petit larceny.The Riverhead News Review reported that she allegedly put down $2,000 worth of hours on her time card that she didn’t actually work over a three-month span.Police said the 52-year-old Rocky Point woman was released without bail following her initial appearance at Riverhead Town Justice Court, where she is due back next month.The investigation originated with the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General’s office, police noted. Representatives for the IG’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.A spokeswoman for the USPS said that Puccio is still employed by the agency, where she has worked since 1987, but could not provide additional details about the case.last_img read more

Real Madrid, Barca’s tight title hunt colors La Liga season end

first_imgFormer Barcelona player Luis Garcia acknowledged that Real Madrid was in better form to clinch this season’s title than its closest contender Barcelona. Madrid, he went on, had been able to build a solid team that had gone all out in the title hunt after the league resumed after a three-month hiatus.Following its latest 2-1 win over Granada on Tuesday, Zinedine Zidane’s men will only need one more victory from Villareal in Thursday’s match before they can kiss La Liga’s trophy.“Real Madrid has brought all the good players and it has done a better job. But we still need to wait and see for the two of them,” Garcia, La Liga ambassador, said in an online meeting with Asian journalists on Monday. Unlike Madrid, he went on, Barcelona was still struggling to adapt to the new situation and at the same time address internal problems. The club management’s decision to replace coach Ernesto Valverde with Quique Setien, which sparked controversy in and out of the club, is one of them. Many have seriously questioned the reason behind Setien’s presence in the club. Conflicts between top players like Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez might explain the club’s poor performance. Despite the poor condition, Garcia was looking into the future, as he expected his former club to not fall in the same pit again and start making more goals and winning the rest of the matches.“If it turns out that the club is failing to secure this season’s title then it could become the momentum to prepare seriously for the next season’s title hunt,” he said.As for Messi, who is widely reported to feel stuck in his career, Garcia convinced that the Argentine, as a matured player, would play for many years to come. “Messi is a kind of player who has already been facing the ups and downs in the sport. He has fully realized that he will not always win the match. So he would not give up the sport,” he said.“Barca has fantastic players. Right now, however, the club is still trying to adapt to the new situation, including with the new coach.” Gaizka Mendieta, another La Liga ambassador who also joined the meeting, said adaptation was name of the game right now. He added that all clubs has been struggling with strategy. “The fact that La Liga has been able to resume its leagues and thus greet fans around the world is great. Now we are seeing tighter competitions not only for the top clubs but also for the middle and lower clubs as well,” Mendieta, who formerly played for Italian club Lazio, said. “But still there are so many things that work differently right now. So the players are facing a quite challenging road before them.” He then cited how all players should pay more attention to details like keeping a safe distance from the dressing room to the field, which was something they never did in the past.“It has been a very unique situation right now. So, aside from making playing strategies, clubs are now mulling health and safety protocols that would prevent their players from harms,” he said.When asked whether the absence of spectators would bring negative influence to the league, Mendieta rest assured that it would not go that far. “It has been different, to have no spectators while you’re there on the field. But, we still know that they are watching us doing the match. This is part of the adaptation,” he said.La Liga is seen to have secured big success following match resumptions, as it has increased its TV ratings by 70 percent. It has also boosted its digital presence and social media engagement significantly.Topics :last_img read more

BLOG: Years of Underfunding Have Crippled Pennsylvania’s Schools

first_imgBLOG: Years of Underfunding Have Crippled Pennsylvania’s Schools By: Mark Nicastre, Communications Director March 11, 2016 Education,  Schools That Teach,  The Blog Pennsylvania’s schools are struggling. It didn’t happen overnight, and it’s not the result of the budget impasse. Right now, Governor Tom Wolf is fighting to make sure that all schools have the sustainable resources they need to provide a high quality education for our students, but the legislature continues to stand in the way. Governor Wolf has proposed historic investments that would put Pennsylvania’s schools on the right track after years of devastating cuts. But instead of working with the governor to help fix our schools, Republicans simply sent him another out of balance budget that would cut $95 million from education and grow the deficit.For years, Pennsylvania’s schools have been underfunded. The previous administration cut $1 billion from public education, which resulted in teacher layoffs, program cuts, and higher property taxes. But in addition to the previous administrations cuts, schools’ finances have been structurally damaged by the lack of funding over the course of the past five years. Since 2010, there have been many credit downgrades to school districts. This is the result of a lack of commitment in state funding, and it means that it costs every district more money to borrow in order to finance important projects or secure loans for operations.The number of schools considered distressed increased from two in 2010 to nine in 2015, including schools in financial watch status. Furthermore, the state has been spending millions beyond typical appropriations just to keep the lights on at many schools. Since 2010-11, the commonwealth has had to make nearly $90 million in extraordinary payments to eight school districts. Several school districts have faced closure over the past several years, only to be saved at the last minute with a solution that is unsustainable. Philadelphia schools would have closed without the enactment of dedicated sales and cigarette taxes and other schools have wobbled at the precipice for years.Governor Wolf visits the Alexander D. Goode School on the Schools That Teach TourWith so many school districts facing such dire fiscal realities, we had hoped that there would be an effort to address the problem but the passage of House Bill 1460 was another clear indication that the legislature was not serious about funding our schools or addressing our deficit. Their budget failed to include $305 million in unpaid school construction reimbursements – costs the state simply cannot pay for because of its poor credit and unbalanced budget – which would lead to a net $95 million cut.There are real consequences for years of gimmicks, underfunding, and neglect. And we have reached the end of the line. There won’t be any more extraordinary payments. It’s going to be much harder for school districts to get loans. Whether those consequences hit in the next few months or the next few years, school districts should be ready. If we provide nothing more to school districts than the levels that would have been provided in the inadequate funding plan that did reach the governor’s desk in the end of December, there would be several school districts who may not be able to open this fall, and certainly would not be able to keep their doors open through the end of the school year. That’s the reality. In challenging times, you can be fiscally responsible while still looking out for the people you serve. These values are not mutually exclusive; they are closely linked. Governor Wolf knows firsthand how to make this balance work — throughout his career in the private sector, he had to make payroll each week while running a highly successful business. He understands it takes diligence and commitment to pay the bills on time.It’s time for an honest budget that funds our schools, fixes our deficit, and finally addresses the fiscal challenges facing Pennsylvania and our schools.It’s time for Republicans to finally work with the governor and fund our schools. We don’t need another gimmicky budget that cuts education funding like the one they passed in December. We need a real, sustainable solution that puts our schools on the right path.That is what Governor Wolf is fighting for.center_img To learn more about Governor Wolf’s commitment to Schools That Teach, click here.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Brenda (White) Clark

first_imgBrenda (White) Clark, 62, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday August 30, 2020 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born June 22, 1958 in Lawrenceburg, IN, daughter of the late Donald White Sr. and Hedy (Goodpaster) Seaborn.Brenda attended the New Hope Baptist Church.She previously worked at Dearborn County Hospital.Brenda loved to bake, and she loved to decorate cakes. She enjoyed gardening, travel, making wood crafts, BINGO, and collecting angels and butterflies. Brenda loved dogs. Most of all, she loved being with family and was very devoted to her family.Brenda is survived by her loving spouse Kenneth Clark; children, Nicole (Marco) Carpio of Plano, TX, Christopher “Eddie” Clark (Paige Kinnett) of Moores Hill, IN, Brandy Clark (Jake Lunsford) of Moores Hill, IN; siblings, Tammy White of Aurora, IN, Hazel (James) Hauser of Sarasota, FL, Timmy (Char) White of Bradenton, FL; and grandchildren, Marco Carpio, Hank Clark, and another grandson, Krue Clark due to arrive in 8 weeks.She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Donny White, Jr., and Charles White, sister, Cheryl White.Private family services will be held at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Interment will be in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Due to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends, but the health and well being of everyone in our community is of top priority. We are asking everyone who will be in attendance to please remember the social distancing guidelines at all times, and the wearing of masks is highly recommended.Alternative ways to express your condolences can be done by going online at our website and leaving the family a message, sending a card, flowers, or making a donation in memory of their loved one.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach has a new name

first_imgThe amphitheater located at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach formerly known as the “Coral Sky Amphitheater” is now named “iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre.”iTHINK Financial announced a multi-year deal with Live Nation to become the new name-in-title-sponsor of the amphitheater on Thursday via Twitter: New Year, NEW NAME, New Shows! Introducing iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds! We’re gearing up for an epic 2020 Concert Season, & we’re proud to be partnering with iTHINK Financial as our new name-in-title sponsor.#iTHINKFiAmp pic.twitter.com/sfDSjtOFuH— iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre (@ithinkfiamp) January 16, 2020last_img

England need 255 to pull off improbable Test win

first_imgBy Mark GleesonPRETORIA, South Africa (Reuters) – A battling 77 not out from Rory Burns yesterday gave England a fighting chance of improbable success as they need 255 more runs for victory in the first Test against South Africa at Centurion Park.Set an imposing 376 runs to win the first of the four-match series, England reached 121 for one wicket at stumps on the third day after a positive start to an enormous task.No team has scored more than 251 to win a Test at the Pretoria venue, where batting last is difficult on a deteriorating pitch, but England defied the odds to keep in the hunt with two days still to bat. Burns and Dom Sibley put on 92 for the opening wicket before Sibley (29) chipped the ball back to spinner Keshav Maharaj for a caught-and-bowled.Burns, who survived a review in the first over, played an attacking innings with Joe Denly (10 not out) in a supporting role.South Africa, who will have to take nine wickets to end a run of five successive Test defeats, were bowled out for 272 in their second innings, just before tea yesterday, after frustrating England in the field. With 15 wickets falling on a lively pitch on Friday, England would have been expecting to wrap up South Africa a lot earlier after they resumed at 72-4 overnight.But the home side extended their overnight lead of 175 runs by 200 as debutant Rassie van der Dussen scored 51, Vernon Philander 46 and nightwatchman Anrich Nortje 40.Jofra Archer did bag a five-wicket haul but it cost him 102 runs off 17 overs, including a bashing from Quinton de Kock who smacked him for three sixes in a cameo of 34 runs. de Kock who made 95 in the first innings, began by bludgeoning Archer for successive sixes off only the second and third balls he received to race to 30 runs off 17 balls at lunch.But he turned circumspect after the break and went out meekly as he nicked Ben Stokes behind.Instead it was Philander who kept the post-lunch runs flowing, taking his tally from five to 46 before being the last man out.South Africa were sent in to bat on the first day and made 284 in their first innings before bowling England out for 181. SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 284ENGLAND 1st innings 181SOUTH AFRICA 2nd innings o/n 72-4Aiden Markram lbw James Anderson 2Dean Elgar c Jos Buttler b Jofra Archer 22Zubayr Hamza c Jos Buttler b Stuart Broad 4Faf du Plessis c Sam Curran b Jofra Archer 20Rassie van der Dussen lbw Jofra Archer 51Anrich Nortje c (sub.) b Jofra Archer 40Quinton de Kock c Jonny Bairstow b Ben Stokes 34Dwaine Pretorius c Dominic Sibley b Ben Stokes 7Vernon Philander c Jonny Bairstow b Sam Curran 46Keshav Maharaj c Sam Curran b Jofra Archer 11Kagiso Rabada not out 16Extras: (b-5, lb-3, nb-2, w-9) 19Total: (all out, 61.4 overs) 272Fall of wickets: 1-2 Markram, 2-25 Hamza, 3-29 Elgar, 4-62 du Plessis, 5-153 van der Dussen, 6-170 Nortje, 7-177 Pretorius, 8-220 de Kock, 9-250 Maharaj, 10-272 Philander.Bowling: James Anderson 13-1- 47-1, Stuart Broad 11- 2- 42- 1, (w-2), Jofra Archer 17- 1-102 -5 (w-2, nb-1), Sam Curran 12.4-3–51-1 (w-1), Ben Stokes 8 -1-22-2 (nb-1).ENGLAND 2nd inningsRory Burns not out 77Dominic Sibley c & b Keshav Maharaj 29Joe Denly not out 10Extras: (b-4, lb-1) 5Total: (41.0 overs) 121-1Fall of wickets: 1-92.Bowling: Kagiso Rabada 9-0-48-0, Vernon Philander 10-2-20-0, Anrich Nortje 6-1- 20-0, Dwaine Pretorius 6-1-12-0, Keshav Maharaj 10-3-16–1.last_img read more

Chelsea Boss Charged with Misconduct

first_imgChelsea Manager Antonio Conte has been charged with misconduct following his dismissal during the Premier League game against Swansea City, the English FA announced on ThursdayThe Italian was sent to the stands from the touchline by referee Neil Swarbrick in the 43rd minute of Chelsea’s 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday after protesting about the award of a Swansea goal kick.Conte, who watched the second half on a screen in the dressing-room, apologised for his behaviour.“I was frustrated for this situation,” he said. “I tried to tell again, but then the referee took this decision. I repeat, I apologise for this. For sure I made a mistake.”He has until 6 PM GMT on Tuesday to respond to the charge.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more