Student peer-to-peer eco program celebrates 10-year anniversary

first_imgStudents have always been the driving force behind Harvard’s leadership on sustainability, pushing the University to establish a greenhouse gas reduction goal and launching new programs like the Harvard Community Garden.This year, one of Harvard’s most successful and widely replicated sustainability programs – the Resource Efficiency Program (REP) — celebrated its 10 year anniversary of working inside the undergraduate Houses to raise environmental awareness and engage students in eco-friendly activities.In fall 2002, John Hsu ’03, Rachelle Gould ’03, and Wendy Liu ’03 approached the Faculty of Arts & Sciences Office of Physical Resources, Harvard’s Green Campus Initiative (now Harvard Office for Sustainability), University Operations Services, and Environmental Action Committee to advocate for the creation of Harvard’s first peer-to-peer environmental education program. Their vision was to implement dorm-based ecological education programs and energy-efficiency and waste recycling measures, targeting all 6600 undergraduate students.“We wanted to steer away from gloom and doom and didn’t want to talk at students. Instead, we were striving to create a peer-to-peer program that would make people feel part of a larger social community,” said Gould when contacted earlier this year and asked to reflect on the creation of REP.last_img read more

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Credit union leadership training and mentoring

first_imgLeadership is rarely something that is arbitrarily given. Rather, leadership is earned. If you’re already a credit union leader, you still must earn your position every day. That goes double for aspiring leaders, who must be proactive in their pursuit of performance and responsibility.But continuing education opportunities for credit union leadership is scarce. So, what can you learn, who can you learn from, and where can you find these people?What Leaders Can LearnLeaders and aspiring leaders can learn quite a bit, actually—at least, depending on the venue. There may be some management training seminars out there, but those tend to be generic. Then, there are certifications and webinars from NAFCU and CUNA…But often, these educational opportunities are pre-decided. They may not fit your individual needs for professional growth. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Dillsboro man injured in hunting accident

first_imgSwitzerland County, In. — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a hunting accident which a hunter in Switzerland County accidentally shot himself on Nov. 18, near Dillsboro.James Sweetman, 45, Dillsboro, sustained a gunshot injury to his left heel while heading to his stand to hunt deer.Sweetman was reportedly walking downhill when he stepped on a slick log that caused him to slip. Sweetman’s firearm was slung over his shoulder, with the barrel facing down, when the firearm accidentally discharged as he fell.Sweetman made contact with his father and son who contacted 9-1-1 at about 6:15 a.m. He was then airlifted by U.C. Air to the University of Cincinnati to receive medical treatment.Indiana Conservation Officers, UC Air, East Enterprise Fire Department, and Switzerland County Emergency Response were all on the scene to assist.An investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

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Navy Braces Up for Challenges With First Quarter Route March

first_imgThe CNS, who was represented by ‎the Group Managing Director of Naval Holdings, Rear Admiral James Oluwole‎, said: “Once every month we make sure that we come together to keep fit, and it is also for bonding. Individually too there is a lot of health benefit.‎”He added, “It helps in the operation because you must be physically fit, and mentally fit too, and when you are healthy. It is like a sound mind in a sound body, this keeps us fit. We have a sound body and a sound mind too.”MORE TO FOLLOWShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Adedayo Akinwale in AbujaThe Nigeria Navy on Saturday embarked on the first quarter route match for personnel in Abuja with the aim of enhancing the physical and mental alertness of officers to enable them meet challenges of naval operations. Addressing journalists at the end of the exercise, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Admiral Ibot Ete-Ibas, said it was necessary for any military officer to keep fit.last_img read more

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Follow our Touch Football Gladiator this Sunday

first_imgBeware Bionica, Destiny, Angel, Amazon, Viper, Bionica, Nitro and Olympia as our Touch Football Victoria gladiator challenger Natasha Haines will take you on this Sunday!It’s quarter finals time and Natasha will use all the strength, agility, fitness and fierceness she can muster from the touch fields to the coliseum that is gladiators!Natasha was part of the first ever winning Women’s Victorian Touch Football team at the national titles in March…Natasha talks about Touch Football : “I have played a lot of sports and touch is a sport that is a highly competitive, high intensity sport and you need fitness to survive.  Touch is unlike any other sport where you need to be fresh and explosive on the field to make an impact…then quickly sub off for a rest.  It has a very quick turnaround between subs. Touch is a highly social game, many friends and families play the sport across all levels.  It enables you to play in a same sex team and/or mixed team. “Good luck to Natasha for this Sunday, May 25, 2008last_img read more

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ESPACE GO Reopens After Renovations

first_imgIn February 2017, the Government of Canada awarded $2,929,571 in funding to the theatre through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. This support allowed it to upgrade its spaces and install new equipment that will enrich the experience for audiences and the users of ESPACE GO.Through Budget 2016, the Government of Canada dedicated an unprecedented $168.2 million to the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund over two years. This was followed by an additional $300 million for the fund over 10 years in Budget 2017. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Quotes“The reopening of ESPACE GO is wonderful news. This performance venue has been at the heart of the theatre scene in Montréal for years. Our government is proud to have supported this project to ensure the sustainability of this creative place and improve working conditions for artists.”—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage“Today we are very pleased to reopen Théâtre ESPACE GO to the general public. We are very grateful to the many partners, including the Government of Canada, who assisted us in protecting and promoting the essential role that ESPACE GO plays in the community. The vision of ESPACE GO should be ambitious. It needs to remain focused on artistic excellence, on support for initiatives in search of meaning and substance, and on its unique mission, based on the appreciation of women’s contributions to the evolution of theatre.”—Ginette Noiseux, General Manager and Artistic Director of ESPACE GOQuick FactsESPACE GO, a creation and performance venue, aims to develop new forms of contemporary theatrical creation with a particular focus on women’s contributions. It has been in its current location on Montréal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal since it was built in 1994.Funding of nearly $3 million, provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, allowed the theatre to renovate and to improve spaces and conditions for production and creation.With the completion of this project, the theatre can now accommodate two theatre companies, UBU compagnie de création and Porte Parole, allowing it to reach new audiences of all generations.Associated LinksESPACE GO (French only)Canada Cultural Spaces Fund Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement MONTRÉAL – Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, attended the reopening gala for Théâtre ESPACE GO, which had undergone several months of renovations.last_img read more

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Morneau promises fiscal update next week detailing state of Canadas finances

first_imgOTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he will deliver a fall economic update Tuesday to document the recent strong growth in the Canadian economy, but did not say whether it will include a plan to eliminate the federal deficit.Morneau says the update will “affirm” plans to reverse course and cut the small business tax rate to nine per cent by 2019.He says the update will also end tax advantages for “the wealthy few” — a plan that has landed the finance minister in a world of controversy.He made the announcement in the House of Commons despite being under siege in recent weeks from opposition critics over the proposed changes, as well as allegations of conflict of interest involving his considerable financial assets.Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have subsequently tweaked the tax measures this week amid outrage from small business owners, doctors, farmers, fishers and even some Liberal backbench MPs.The fiscal update comes as the Canadian economy is on a roll.The Finance Department notes that real GDP growth reached a 4.5-per-cent pace in the second quarter, with a budget deficit for 2016-17 that was $11.6 billion lower than projected in the 2016 budget.The government says real GDP has grown at an average rate of 3.7 per cent—the strongest four-quarter period of expansion since 2006 — and 400,000 new jobs have been created in the last two years.In recent months, Morneau has tied Canada’s strong economic performance to his government’s strategy to run deficits, which helped it finance measures such as lower income-tax rates for middle earners and enhanced child benefits.He also says Ottawa is sticking to a plan to invest more than $180 billion in infrastructure over the next 11 years, adding to annual, multibillion-dollar shortfalls across Ottawa’s five-year budgetary outlook — and perhaps beyond.Opposition Conservatives have long been critical about the government’s plan to add to the federal debt to fund new measures, while some economists have urged Ottawa to limit fiscal uncertainty by mapping out a plan to return to balance.last_img read more

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Weekly Summary Corporate dividends name changes new listings

first_imgNEW YORK — Changes announced in corporate dividends Dec. 3-Dec. 7.INCREASED DIVIDENDSAgree Realty .555 vs .54Alexandria Real Estate .97 from .93Culp .10 from .09Deere .76 from .69Ecolab .46 from .41FMC .40 from .165Mastercard .33 from .25Mid-Amer Apt Commun .96 from .9225Nucor .40 from .38Paccar .32 from .28Pacific Coast Oil Tr .04097 from .01693Raymond James .34 from .30SL Green Realty .85 from .8125Stryker Corp .52 from .47Summit Financial .14 from .13TriCo Bancshares .19 from .17United-Guardian .55 from .50WP Carey Inc 1.03 from 1.025SPECIAL DIVIDENDSCamping World Cl A .0732Gaming Partners Intl .12Genpact .075Saga Communications Cl A .25Territorial Bancorp .20United Bancorp .05REDUCED DIVIDENDSGreif B .65 from .66Stock DividendsSecur Natl Financial 5pcg- Canadian fundsOTHER CORPORATE NEWS AND LISTINGS:STOCK SPLITS THIS WEEKApollo Investment 1 for 3 reverse splitACQUISITIONS AND MERGERSMINIMUM VALUE $100 MILLIONAmerican Railcar Industries – Icahn Enterprises (1.75B)Energen Corp – Diamondback Energy (9.2B)LaSalle Hotel Properties – The Blackstone Group LP (4.8B)Mitel Networks Corp – Searchlight Capital Partners LP (2B)Ocean Rig UDW Inc – TransOcean Ltd (2.7B)Sodastream International Ltd – PepsiCo Inc (3.2B)NEW STOCK LISTINGSNASDAQ GLOBAL AND GLOBAL SELECT MARKETSEnstar Group Ltd 7pc pfd EModerna IncSynthorx IncCORPORATE NAME CHANGESIndustrea Acquisition Cl A to Concrete Pumping Holding (and warrants)Oncologics Inc to Outlook Therapeutics Inc (and warrants)The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Ocean Resort Casino changing hands

first_imgATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino is changing hands after just six months of operation, the latest indication that the New Jersey seaside resort may have bitten off more than it can chew when it reopened two shuttered casinos last summer.The property formerly known as Revel is being acquired by an outside company that will make a major investment into it.Bruce Deifik, the current owner, would not identify the new company, which would assume majority ownership of the casino.The new owner will make a $70 million investment in Ocean Resort, which plans to remain open. The transaction is expected to be finalized Thursday.The new owner would need to be licensed by state gambling regulators and its identity made known before that. Deifik and his family will retain a small, non-controlling ownership interest in the property.“It has been truly an honour for myself and my family to have taken this property, opened its doors and brought back the players, the families, the convention guests and the sports betting enthusiasts,” Deifik said. “My family and I want to thank the 3,000-plus employees at Ocean for their tireless work to bring our property to life and put it on track to become the best gaming property in New Jersey. If approved and closed, this next round of investment into Ocean will put this property on an exciting path to growth.”Ocean Resort was one of two formerly shuttered casinos that reopened the same day last June, along with Hard Rock.The reopenings brought Atlantic City’s casino total to nine, shortly after five casinos had shut down in a market that could not support them all. The Atlantic Club, Showboat, Revel and Trump Plaza all closed in 2014, and the Trump Taj Mahal closed in 2016. (The Taj Mahal reopened as Hard Rock last year.)The revival of the two casinos immediately raised questions as to whether Atlantic City was making the same mistake that led to the first wave of casino shutdowns: having too many casinos for them all to thrive.In its first incarnation as Revel, the $2.4 billion casino lasted just over two years before closing in 2014. Florida developer Glenn Straub bought it out of bankruptcy court for $82 million, and sold it last year to Deifik, a Colorado developer, for $200 million.Deifik decided to buy the casino sight unseen just over a year ago on the recommendation of his advisers, and set about renovating it, adding an indoor golf facility and one of the state’s most extensive sports betting facilities.He and his management team said they were confident they had fixed what went wrong with Revel. Deifik reconfigured the maze-like casino floor, allowed smoking on it again, welcomed gamblers of all income and playing levels, and placed a premium on customer service.He took over Ocean Resort with far less debt than what sank Revel. But the casino’s gambling revenue remained near the bottom of the pack along Atlantic City’s nine casinos.In November, the last month for which statistics are available, Ocean Resort won $15.2 million from gamblers, a figure that trailed every casino in Atlantic City except Bally’s, which won $14.5 million for the month. By comparison, the Borgata, Atlantic City’s market leader, won $61.5 million in November.In the third quarter of 2018, Ocean Resort had a gross operating profit of $1.4 million. Although it was only open since the end of June, it badly trailed Hard Rock, which opened on the same day as Ocean Resort, and posted a gross operating profit of $8.2 million.The casino plans to use the new funds to open a buffet, additional suites and rooms, and investments on the casino floor. It also plans “a substantial increase” in its entertainment programming and player events in 2019.___Follow Wayne Parry at http://twitter.com/WayneParryACWayne Parry, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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COAI ETSI team up for telecom standardisation

first_imgNew Delhi: Industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and ETSI have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to foster closer co-operation on telecom standardisation. A European standardisation organisation, ETSI is not-for-profit body with over 850 member entities gobally and offers an open and inclusive environment to support development, ratification and testing of globally applicable standards for Information and communications technology (ICT) systems and services across various sectors. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra The MoU was signed by Rajan S Mathews, Director General of COAI and Luis Jorge Romero, Director General of ETSI. “ETSI and COAI have a common objective to perform and promote, directly or indirectly, regional and international standardisation with the aim of contributing to the establishment of global information infrastructure,” a joint statement said. Seconded European Standardization Expert, the local representative of ETSI, will work closely with COAI to strengthen their relationship and foster a closer co-operation on common-agenda items between them, and promote ETSI-India cooperation on standards-related issues. “This partnership will allow us to have a regular and continuous dialogue between European Union and India to strengthen the standardisation efforts in the field of ICT, through various workshops, conferences and meetings, Mathews said.last_img read more

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