IU Broad of Trustees Announce Record Breaking Donations

first_imgTwitterFacebook FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IU Broad of Trustees Announce Record Breaking DonationsAUGUST 11TH, 2018 TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAThe Indiana University Board of Trustees are in Evansville for the annual organizational meeting. This year’s meeting was held in coordination with the opening of the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences.During Friday’s meeting trustees, IU President Micahel McRobbie announced it had another year of record funding reaching nearly $1 billion in donations. Private donations passed $347 million.McRobbie said the money proves IU is a powerhouse in research.It’s the first time the board has met in the River City and the trustees plan to add Evansville to their annual meeting locations.Mayor Lloyd Winnecke spoke to the trustees about the developments across the city.last_img read more


Indiana State Police Remind Motorists to Buckle Up During Holiday Travel

first_imgMemorial Day weekend traditionally starts off the summer travel season, and this weekend is shaping up to be the busiest in the Hoosier State in years. With the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 Race this weekend, along with lower fuel prices, travelers can expect a record number of motorists on the roadways.Law enforcement throughout the state, including the Indiana State Police, will be participating in the Click it or Ticket Campaign and Operation CARE, or Combined Accident Reduction Effort. Troopers will be looking for aggressive drivers, impaired drivers, and those that don’t buckle up. According to NHTSA, (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) seatbelts reduce your risk of injury and death in a crash by 50%.“The Indiana State Police welcome the thousands of visitors from across the nation and around the world coming to central Indiana this weekend to enjoy the ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’.”, stated ISP Superintendent Doug Carter. “I encourage everyone to buckle up for safety, just as the 33 drivers in the Indianapolis 500 do each time they are behind the wheel of a race car or their own car.With the expected increase in traffic, it’s important that motorists follow the safety tips below:•Obey all speed limits and always use your turn signals.•Never drink and drive. Always have a designated driver.•Make sure everyone is buckled up and children are properly restrained in child seats.•Watch for and expect slowed or stopped traffic when approaching construction zones.•Make sure you are well rested. A fatigued driver is as dangerous as an impaired driver.•Avoid following too close. Use the two-second rule. Maintain following distance in construction zones.•Don’t text and drive.•SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER for emergency, utility and highway service vehicles.Motorists are encouraged to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1. Give a vehicle description, location, and direction of travel. Never follow an impaired driver.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


Starbucks and SSP partnership agreement

first_imgStarbucks Coffee Company and food and drink concession specialists, SSP, have announced a partnership agreement to open more than 150 Starbucks stores in prime travel locations across Europe, over the next three years.Starbucks will give SSP licensing rights to the Starbucks brand across key European travel markets, covering both railway and airport locations, which in some segments, including the UK, France and Germany, will be exclusive. The agreement also enables Starbucks to further realise its intent to increase its international store growth.Commenting on the agreement, Howard Schultz, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Starbucks, said: “It provides us with a strong platform to further expand the Starbucks brand across Europe. SSP’s experience and leadership position gives us great confidence that together we can deliver the unique Starbucks experience to more travellers in Europe.” Andrew Lynch, chief executive officer, SSP, said: “SSP has been operating in travel locations in Europe for over 60 years; this experience and our insights into travelling consumers’ needs and behaviour, coupled with Starbucks’ unrivalled stature as the world’s leading coffee brand, is a formidable pairing.”last_img read more


Sterling drop may halt a lowering of flour prices

first_imgThe plunging value of sterling against the dollar and the euro, combined with a decline in UK wheat quality, may put a stop to the recent falls in flour prices.The pound has fallen in value by more than 20% compared to the dollar in the past month, from around $2 to $1.54. Against the euro, sterling has suffered similarly heavy losses, falling in value from E1.43 at the beginning of the year to around E1.20 last week.According to Alex Waugh, director-general of Nabim, the falls could push up wheat prices. “Imported bread wheat, which accounts for around 20% of the UK market, is priced in US dollars, while UK wheat prices are underpinned by the euro because of the Common Agricultural Policy,” he said. “At the same time, British wheat quality has suffered because of heavy summer rain.”The HGCA said analysis of British wheat had shown low protein levels, while wheat harvested later in the season had high moisture content and was of variable quality. HGCA crop marketing director Alastair Dickie said the economic crisis had undermined the price of milling wheat, which had fallen from a high of £200 a tonne in March to £135-£140 a tonne this month.Both Nabim and the HGCA expect currency turmoil to be more of a challenge than EU proposals to reintroduce import duties on cereals, to safeguard European farmers from falling grain prices. The duties were suspended last December in response to record prices and tight supply. The EU hopes raising import duties to keep the price above E155 a tonne will help ensure European farmers can earn a reasonable living.last_img read more


Kris Myers Of Umphrey’s McGee To Sub In For Adam Deitch At Tonight’s Break Science Show

first_imgTickets for the show are available here. After the Grand Rapids show tonight, the next dates on the books for Break Science are a pair of performances at Electric Forest Festival next weekend and the weekend after. For more information and a full list of upcoming dates, head to Break Science website.While it will certainly be weird to see a Break Science show without Deitch, we can’t wait to hear how this one-off substitute collaboration between Kris Myers and Borahm Lee will turn out! Tonight, June 17th, 2017, Break Science is scheduled to perform at Grand Rapids, MI’s The Intersection. The electro-hip-hop duo is normally comprised of drummer Adam Deitch and keyboardist/producer Borahm Lee. However, according to a post on the duo’s Twitter page this afternoon, this evening’s show will look (and likely sound) different than usual: Due to unforeseen (and undisclosed) circumstances, Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee will handle drum duties at the Grand Rapids performance tonight in Deitch’s place.last_img read more


Acting dean for Medical School

first_imgBarbara J. McNeil, the Ridley Watts Professor of Health Care Policy and professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), has been named acting dean of the Faculty of Medicine, effective Aug. 1, President Drew Faust and Provost Alan Garber announced today.A member of the HMS faculty since 1983 and founding chair of the HMS department of health care policy since 1988, McNeil will assume the post once Dean Jeffrey S. Flier steps down on July 31. McNeil also was acting dean in the summer of 2007, shortly before Flier took office.“Barbara [McNeil] is one of Harvard Medical School’s most able and experienced leaders, scholars, educators, and institutional citizens,” said Faust and Garber in a message announcing the appointment. “We are fortunate to have someone of her wisdom, perspective, experience, and strong institutional values to guide HMS through this interim period.”“Harvard Medical School is one of the world’s great centers of medical education and biomedical research, and I’ve been privileged to call it my professional home for decades,” said McNeil. “I am pleased to help guide the School through this period of transition, and I look forward to working with colleagues across the Harvard medical community as well as with President Faust and Provost Garber.”McNeil holds a bachelor’s degree from Emmanuel College and received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School. She did her internship in pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, received her Ph.D. in biological chemistry from Harvard, and did her residency in radiology at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Children’s Hospital Medical Center.Starting in 1974, she progressed through the HMS faculty ranks as an instructor, assistant professor, and then associate professor of radiology before being named full professor in 1983, with appointments in radiology and clinical epidemiology. In 1987 she was also named a professor in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Her interest in the quality and costs of patient care led in 1988 to the founding of HMS’s department of health care policy, which she has chaired ever since.McNeil’s research has focused largely on identifying the most appropriate, effective, and highest-quality medical technologies and imaging procedures for patients. She was one of the first physicians to apply the techniques of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis to the study of new imaging technologies. In 1989 she founded the Radiology Diagnostic Imaging Group, the first government-sponsored initiative of its kind. Having long maintained a strong presence in both the HMS Quadrangle and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, she is renowned for her work in radiology, technology analysis, quality of care, and patient outcomes.“I have known, admired, and worked with Barbara for many years, and she is a leader with a proven track record and a deep knowledge and appreciation of the HMS ecosystem,” said Flier. “The school will be in excellent hands.”Over the decades, McNeil has served on advisory councils for a wide array of public and private biomedical organizations. She currently serves in key roles for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the Boston Foundation for Sight, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, among others. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and the American College of Radiology, among other professional societies.Long a prominent presence in the academic leadership of HMS, she also has served on a wide range of HMS and University committees over the years, including two decades on the HMS faculty council and service on such bodies as the HMS faculty advisory committee on administration and management, the medical education reform executive committee, the board of advisors to the M.D.-Ph.D. program, the steering committee for the M.D.-M.B.A. program, the executive committee for the new HMS department of biomedical informatics, and the advisory committee for Harvard University Health Services.In their message, Faust and Garber said that the search for a new dean of the Faculty of Medicine is progressing well.last_img read more


Saint Mary’s student body president, vice president reflect on year

first_imgWhen seniors Kaitlyn Baker and Maddie Kohler took office as student body president and vice president in August, their goal was to improve numerous aspects of campus life, including security and communications between the student body and the administration. “Our goals were to improve safety for the students on and off campus, provide more opportunities for the student body, student government and administration, and enhance already existing campus events and improve student participation at these events,” Kohler said.Baker said the two worked hard to be present on campus and address the needs of the student body. “We hosted a community dialogue event in collaboration with [Student Diversity Board], we met with [College president Carol Ann Mooney] to discuss student concerns and we reached out to many students who openly expressed concerns on social media,” she said.During their one year term, Kohler and Baker were tasked with many duties and roles on campus. Baker said she was surprised by her role as a liaison between the student body and the administration.“I didn’t expect to be so involved with administration and sit on many committees where I had the ability to vote,” she said. “I really enjoyed having the opportunity to provide the student perspective at those meetings.”Kohler said she did not anticipate the recognition that comes along with being a leader on campus. “I was so surprised to have everyone from administration, students, alumnae and even the Board of Trustees say hello and genuinely ask how everything is going within the student government association [SGA],” she said.Kohler said that while they were able to improve communication on campus, the two are most proud of their executive board and committee chairs’ accomplishments.“We had an amazing group this year and would not have been so successful without their hard work and dedication,” Kohler said. “We hope the events they hosted, speakers they brought in and enthusiasm they had enhanced the Saint Mary’s experience for the student body.”Kohler said flexibility is an important trait to have as SGA vice president.“You go into office and have all these goals you want to accomplish,” she said. “As time progresses, other issues arise that you need to deal with first and some of your goals are put on the back burner and that is OK. Some things are more important than others.”Baker said she advises the incoming president to enjoy every moment of her time as a leader on campus.“It goes by really fast and it is very easy to get caught up in the hard work and stress of it all,” she said. “Make sure you take the time to enjoy the experience.”Baker said her time as president gave her the chance to become involved in different areas of the College.“I will miss getting to be so invested in the Saint Mary’s community,” she said. “The College has become a large part of who I am, and I really enjoyed getting to leave my legacy at Saint Mary’s.”Baker, who majored in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, will be attending the University of Northern Colorado to receive a master’s degree in speech language pathology, and Kohler, who majored in business administration and economics, will move to Chicago to work for PepsiCo. Tags: Commencement 2016, Kaitlyn Baker, Maddie Kohler, saint mary’s, sgalast_img read more


Fiddler on the Roof’s Adam Kantor Is Broadway.com’s Newest Vlogger!

first_img Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles—we have a new video blogger! Fiddler on the Roof’s Adam Kantor is the latest to grab a camera as a Broadway.com vlogger. Rev up your sewing machines and get ready for Motel Citizen: Backstage at Fiddler on the Roof with Adam Kantor.Kantor, who plays Motel the tailor in the Bartlett Sher-helmed revival, will offer up a glimpse of backstage life at the Broadway Theatre, where he and his co-stars—including Danny Burstein, Jessica Hecht and his onstage love interest and offstage bestie Alexandra Silber—follow traditions, find them some finds and haunt our dreams eight times a week.Kantor made his Broadway debut in the closing cast of Rent as Mark. He has since appeared in Next to Normal on Broadway and off-Broadway in The Last Five Years and Avenue Q, as well as the world premiere of Diner in Washington, D.C.Motel Citizen kicks off on February 5 and will run every Friday for eight weeks. View Comments Fiddler on the Roof Related Showscenter_img Adam Kantor in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 31, 2016last_img read more


Coal-dependent Polish utility PGE commits to 100% zero emissions by 2050

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:Poland’s largest utility, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA, is planning to phase out coal and offer zero emission energy by 2050, CEO Wojciech Dabrowski said Sep. 15.“PGE, as the largest company in the sector, will play a key role in achieving zero emissions by Poland,” Dabrowski said at a Q2 results news conference. “Our strategic aspiration is to offer 100% green energy to PGE customers in 2050.”Dabrowski said the company is working on an updated strategy for release in late autumn that will detail PGE’s green transformation. In the second quarter, 88% of the company’s 13.22 TWh generation was produced in the company’s five lignite and hard-coal-fired plants and two CHPs. Just 5% was generated from renewable sources, the rest from natural gas. PGE is planning to invest huge amounts to have 2.5 GW each in offshore wind and solar capacity by 2030.PGE’s CEO said the company has decided to draw up a transformation plan for the company’s largest plant, the 4.93 GW lignite-fired facility in Belchatow. “Green investments can provide as many or even more jobs than current coal complexes,” he said. Dabrowski said PGE would also replace coal as the “basic fuel” for the company’s CHP and district heating plants with gas.In reaction to the European Commission’s proposal to increase the bloc’s emission cuts from 40% to at least 55% from 1990 levels by 2030, Dabrowski expressed confidence that PGE could cope with such a target and was hoping to access funds from the EU’s Just Transition fund.He said PGE supported the proposal to spin off the coal assets of the country’s three state-controlled utilities to a separate company that would be state-owned in order to help the power companies source funding for their green investments. He said the government had given preliminary agreement to the move and he expected a final decision following the cabinet reshuffle next month.[Adam Easton]More: Poland’s PGE targets zero carbon emissions by 2050: CEO Coal-dependent Polish utility PGE commits to 100% zero emissions by 2050last_img read more