Officers discuss grass-roots action

first_imgAt this week’s Student Senate meeting, student body president Alex Coccia talked about the newest component of Student Government’s “One is Too Many” sexual assault prevention campaign, a series of videos slated for release after spring break. “[For the first film,] we’re working with a few [sexual assault] survivors who are willing to talk about their experience,” Coccia said. Coccia said an “institutional support video” will highlight various people at the University who aid victims of sexual assault, and it will also include other resources available to students. Another video will showcase bystander intervention, Coccia said.Student body vice president Nancy Joyce said she and Coccia do not plan to release the videos through the student government website.“We would like it to be a more grassroots effort,” she said. “We think it will be more meaningful if it comes from the student body.” The Senate also approved a new Student Union Board (SUB) executive director and passed two resolutions. Sophomore Scott Copeland will replace senior Kaitlyn Keelin at the end of her term as executive director of SUB. Keelin said Copeland served as a controller for SUB this year and managed the budget and purchases for different SUB programs.The first resolution passed expresses the Senate’s support of “the creation and actions of the food services’ student advisory council.” The council chose its 12 student members earlier this month.The second resolution amends the wording in student government’s constitution concerning the description of the Department of Gender Issues. The amendment adds “sexual violence” to the list of student needs the Department of Gender Issues pledges to address. Tags: Senatelast_img read more

Financial reports show PRB coal production to fall again this year

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Casper Star Tribune:Wyoming’s largest coal mines are likely to make more cuts to production in 2019, financial reports show.Peabody Energy, which operates the North Antelope Rochelle, Rawhide and Caballo mines in Wyoming, is dropping its midrange production expectations by about 10 million short tons, according to the firms’ most recent earnings report. Arch Coal, the owner of Black Thunder and Coal Creek in Wyoming, is reporting mid-range guidance of about 5 million short tons less than last year, according to financial reports. Arch also cut production at Black Thunder outside Wright last year by 10 million tons.The firms are responding to a tougher market for coal, one that’s narrowed year by year as coal plants that buy the Powder River Basin coal have shuttered. They are also reacting to declining margins – the amount of money they are making for every ton of coal excavated from the Wyoming soil.Peabody’s per ton margin for its Powder River Basin mines went from $2.97 in 2017 to $2.37 last year and a projected $1.70 for 2019, based on midpoint guidance. Arch’s fell as well, from $1.96 in 2017 to $1.10 projected for this year. Cloud Peak’s margins have fallen dramatically in recent years, from $2.30 per short ton in 2017 to just 92 cents last year.Meanwhile, Blackjewel, the firm that acquired the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines from Contura Energy in 2017, failed to make its most recent tax payment to Campbell County. The county reported that the company had approached officials ahead of their delinquencies seeking a payment plan. Currently, the mine’s permits are held by the mines’ former owner, Contura. The company was delayed by more than a year in providing proof of bonding for reclamation. Now the transfer of permits has been protested by environmental groups given the company’s environmental history in other states and the value it’s reported for ranch property held as collateral.More: Wyoming large coal mines likely to drop production this year Financial reports show PRB coal production to fall again this yearlast_img read more

LIPA Appoints New Leader After Sandy

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Long Island Power Authority appointed a new chief operating officer to fill the vacancy left when his predecessor resigned after a wave of criticism over the utility’s response to Superstorm Sandy.LIPA board members Thursday voted in utility veteran John D. McMahon, the former CEO of Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. Most recently, he’s been working as an industry consultant.“John is coming to LIPA at a critical time in its history and we are excited about the expertise he brings to the organization,” said Larry Waldman, chairman of LIPA’s board.LIPA, which hasn’t had a CEO since Kevin Law left in 2010 to head up the Long Island Association, is currently transitioning its contracted utility operations from National Grid to a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group.Mike Hervey, the former COO who filled in as CEO after Law’s departure, resigned last fall once LIPA restored power to most of its 1.1 million customers—90 percent of which were blacked out by Sandy, some for weeks.Mike Taunton, LIPA’s Chief Financial Officer, was the acting COO for the past six months.last_img read more

Cornell University student tested for coronavirus, residing in isolation

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. (WBNG) — Cornell University says one student is being tested for coronavirus after they began showing symptoms of the virus. Cornell is working in concert with the Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) to monitor and support the health and safety of the individual and the broader community. A contact investigation is underway through TCHD. Anyone who has had close contact, as defined by the CDC, with the individual will be contacted by TCHD. The following is part of the university’s statement: To read Cornell University’s full statement, click here. On Sunday, a Cornell student presented symptoms that met criteria for testing for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. As the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the only entity in the U.S. able to test for Novel Coronavirus, they are currently processing the laboratory tests and results could take a full week. The student, who does not reside on campus, is currently in isolation, safe and receiving ongoing care. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus in New York state. In late January, two Broome County residents were tested for the coronavirus and the results came back negative. The announcement comes just days after the university prohibited student travel to China.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces More Opportunities for Pet-Friendly Travel at Pennsylvania’s State Parks

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces More Opportunities for Pet-Friendly Travel at Pennsylvania’s State Parks Animal Welfare,  Environment,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today announced increased opportunities for campers to bring their pets to some of Pennsylvania’s State Parks.“As travelers prepare for camping season in Pennsylvania, we’re thrilled to announce that state park visitors will find more campsites and cabins open to pets,” said Governor Wolf. “Travelers to 56 parks across Pennsylvania can now pursue their happiness and experience the beauty of the commonwealth with their pets at their side,” said Governor Wolf. “New state park pet camping sites have been established this season at Codorus, York County; Colonel Denning, Cumberland County; Greenwood Furnace, Huntingdon County; Shawnee, Bedford County; and Sizerville, Cameron County.Newly designated cabin sites are being offered for pet owners at Codorus State Park, as well as Cook Forest, Clarion County, and Ohiopyle State Park, Fayette County, where walled tents will be utilized.“Since the pilot program started, we have heard repeated calls to allow pets in more state park campgrounds and today we’re thrilled to respond to the requests,” DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said. “We’ll listen closely to the responses to the expanded project to judge its effectiveness, and gauge how park campers, both with and without pets, like these changes.”Surveys, feedback to park managerial staff, and reservation information all played a key role in the department’s decision to continue expanding a pets policy that began in 2001 with nine parks.The changes affecting pet owners come as the Bureau of State Parks continues to upgrade its online camping reservation system, and provide electrical and water service at more state park campgrounds across the state.“Visitors now can search from the comfort of their home or with mobile devices for full hook-up sites or pet-friendly sites,” Dunn said. “Better campsite descriptions, enhanced maps and photos of each site give visitors a more accurate view of the site prior to arrival, ensuring they have a quality state park experience.”Pet owners at selected state park sites must comply with many program regulations. They govern leashing; barking and other noise; maximum number of pets allowed (two, when the size of a cat or larger); aggressive behavior; proper cleanup and disposal of feces; valid licensing when required; and needed vaccinations.Violations could require campers to remove their animals from park grounds. Park officials are empowered to determine whether animals meet the definitions of “pet,” which are commonly kept in household captivity, and “caged pets,” which will not be released from their cage while at the park.Visit www.dcnr.pa.gov for more information on pets and participating parks. For reservation information, visit www.visitPAparks.com. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img March 27, 2017last_img read more

Governor Wolf: New Funding to Boost Manufacturing Sector, Close Skills Gap in Western Pennsylvania

first_imgGovernor Wolf: New Funding to Boost Manufacturing Sector, Close Skills Gap in Western Pennsylvania August 16, 2019 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Building on his commitment to expand job training and workforce development, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of new funding for Edinboro University Foundation and Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Tooling & Machining Foundation (NTMF), Inc. The funding will support job training programs that will provide high school students the in-demand skills needed to fill the shortage of employees in the manufacturing industry, as well as promote STEM resources and career awareness. The grants will come from Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative.“Our administration is always thrilled to support initiatives designed to strengthen our workforce and our manufacturing sector,” said Governor Wolf. “With a world that is constantly changing, it is imperative that we build an innovative and flexible workforce to be able to adapt to new industries and technologies while creating opportunities for students to gain new skills, further their education and create a path to well-paying jobs.”In Erie, a $199,750 grant will support Edinboro University’s Manufacturing Training to Career for Dual Enrolled High School Students Program, a workforce education program that will include soft skill development and conflict resolution. Area high school students will complete classroom and online courses, followed by an internship through the Dual Enrollment Program. The program will enable high school students to earn 15 college credits and a Quality Assurance Certificate during their junior and senior year. The Quality Assurance Certificate Program will introduce students to the concepts and procedures involved with maintaining a consistently high level of quality in manufactured products. The college credits can be used to complete an Edinboro University degree or be applied to other higher education institutions as transfer credits. The program will include mentorship and employment placement assistance.“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to prepare young people as workers for high-priority, well-paying manufacturing jobs in the Erie region through the Manufacturing Training to Career for Dual Enrolled High School Students Program,” said Dr. Denise Ohler, dean of Edinboro University’s College of Science and Health Professions. “These students will be work-ready following an internship experience and may continue along the career ladder in the field of manufacturing should they strive for additional education.”Local manufacturing companies involved in the project include: Eriez Manufacturing, PHB Corporation, F&S Tool, GeorgeKo Industries, Matrix Tool, Industrial Sales & Manufacturing, Polymer Molding, and Executool Precision Tooling.In Pittsburgh, a $200,000 grant will support the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Tooling & Machining Foundation’s (NTMF) BotsIQ Academy, a workforce education program that will provide teachers and students access to online manufacturing training curriculum and competencies with emphasis on measurement and math, blueprint reading, and safety to enhance students’ engineering and computer-aided manufacturing skills (CAD). Partnerships with manufacturers in the region will provide participants with job shadowing opportunities, internships, technical support, and career mentoring. Participants who successfully complete BotsIQ Academy will be offered job interviews with various manufacturers as an opportunity to secure employment.“For fourteen years, the Pittsburgh Chapter NTMF and its high school manufacturing development program, BotsIQ, have provided the framework for students to gain in-demand, technical skills that connect to career pathways at local manufacturing companies,” said Michel Conklin, executive director of BotsIQ. “With this grant, we are excited to expand BotsIQ Academy and provide access to additional curriculum, competencies, and work-related experiences that lead to amazing opportunities for our students and industry partners.”Local companies partnering with BotsIQ Academy include: Aerotech Inc, DMI Companies, Elizabeth Companies, Hamill Manufacturing Company, L & S Machine Company, and Stellar Precision Companies.The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career grant is designed to provide funding for training programs to help unemployed and underemployed individuals, as well as those with barriers, to gain the skills they need to gain employment in the manufacturing sector. Eligible applicants include technical and trade schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations that develop new and innovative training programs and partner with two or more manufacturers.The Training-to-Career grant is part of Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative that was launched in October 2017. This initiative ensures that training leads not simply to any job, but to careers that provide higher pay and opportunities for advancement. Working with DCED’s strategic partners, including Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs), Pennsylvania’s colleges, universities, technical schools, and non-profit organizations, this initiative fosters collaboration and partnerships to accelerate technology advancement, encourage innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to manufacturing, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

7 sachets of ‘shabu’ seized

first_imgThe suspects were detained in thelockup facility of Police Station 4, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Jason Sendon and Henry Parreno yieldedthe suspected illegal drugs on Friday, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – Seven sachets ofsuspected shabu valued at around P30,000 were seized in a sting operation inBarangay 27.center_img Aside from suspected shabu, a P500marked money, P500 cash and drug paraphernalia were also recovered from them,the report added.last_img

Supreme Court OKs live coverage of Maguindanao massacre ruling

first_imgThe verdict on the Maguindanao massacrewill be handed down by the Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes of the Quezon CityRegional Trial Court Branch 221 at the Quezon City Jail Annex at Camp BagongDiwa in Taguig City at 9 a.m. Last month, several news outfits,journalists’ organizations and government communications agencies have petitionto allow the media to cover live the release of verdict. “Because of the paramount publicinterest involved in this case, the Supreme Court, which is overseeing thematter, would like to have live television coverage of the proceedings,” Hosakasaid Other reporters, however, will be ableto see the proceedings from a screen in the media room showing live footagetaken by state media PTV4. Recording devices other than the PTV4 and the SC’scameras are prohibited inside the courtroom itself. SC spokesperson Brian Keith Hosaka saidSC justices have unanimously voted for the live airing of the verdict readingat Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Tuesday. Backed by mainstream news outlets, theNational Union of Journalists of the Philippines, the Center for Media Freedomand Responsibility, and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism saida live coverage would benefit relatives of the massacre victims who could notafford to fly to Manila. Several Ampatuans and alleged members oftheir private army were charged for conspiring to kill 58 people, 32 of whomwere journalists, on a hill in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao on Nov. 23, 2009.center_img The promulgation of judgment on theinfamous massacre against more than a hundred defendants will be theculmination of a 10-year case at the trial court level. MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) allowed thelive media coverage of the release of the court verdict on the decade-old Maguindanaomassacre case on Dec. 19. According to Hosaka, due to spaceconstraints and security concerns, only accredited members of the media will beallowed in a designated media room inside the police camp. Andal Ampatuan Jr. (center) is the former mayor of Datu Unsay, Maguindanao, charged with multiple mass murder. The Supreme Court en banc approved on Tuesday the live coverage of the promulgation of judgment of the Maguindanao massacre – considered as the worst election-related violence and attack on press freedom in the Philippines. UNTV The incident is known as thePhilippines’ worst case of election-related violence and the single deadliestattack on members of the press since detailed records were kept./PNlast_img read more

FASANOC Voice of the Athletes programme to take part in IOC Stay Strong campaign

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney Princesses6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone Movies Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee’s (FASANOC) Voices of the Athletes (VOA) programme is set to take part in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Stay Strong campaign. The IOC Stay Strong campaign aims to help people around the world get through the pandemic together. Examples include a 24-hour digital Olympic workout which is set to be held on June 23. This will be in addition to the separate initiatives held by National Olympic Committees such as FASANOC. read also:Bach consults with IOC members on consequences of pandemic “This will be a first for Fiji and we are looking forward to the creativity of our members,” said Bhasvar. The VOA programme is funded by grants from the IOC and the Oceania National Olympic Committees and received a 2018 IOC Olympism in Action trophy in January. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The VOA programme will take inspiration from the Stay Strong campaign on June 23, originally the date for this year’s Olympic Day Run. This was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the athletes are hoping to still share Olympic values in other ways. “We are encouraging our members who have not only represented the country in sports but also are role models in their communities, to come up with ideas on how we can continue to spread these values and which platform would be the best,” said VOA coordinator Jeegar Bhasvar. “Social media like Facebook and Instagram is being used by a lot of athletes to share tips on healthy living and at home workouts so we are looking at something similar.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Ceballos hints at Arsenal stay ahead of crucial year

first_imgThe Spanish international joined the Gunners on a season long deal at the start of the 2019-20 campaign.After falling out of favour under Unai Emery, he has returned to the side following the mid season arrival of Mikel Arteta.he Basque coach is a fan of the former Real Betis star, and wants to keep him on a permanent basis, with a €40m offer reportedly already on the table from the Premier League side.Ceballos has now hinted he could stay in North London, due to the greater chances of first team football in 2020-21.“My objective for next season is to play in the European Championships and the Olympics,” he told an interview with Canal Sur, reported via Marca.“But that will depend on my performances next season, and I must be in a team where I have an important role to play.“However the future appears to be far away at the moment, and will be decided in the summer.”Real Madrid are willing to sell Ceballos in the coming months, but they could demand a higher fee from Arsenal to secure a deal.Read Also: Solskjaer makes Ronaldo Man Utd admissionArteta’s hand will be forced based on whether or not Arsenal can secure a European qualification spot in the coming weeks.His side are currently 9th in the Premier League table, three points off a Europa League position, and eight away from a Champions League place, with ten games to go. Loading… Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos has indicated he could remain at Arsenal next season, ahead of a crunch year in 2020.Advertisementcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more