first_imgJuniors Gates McGavick and Corey Gayheart took on their new roles Wednesday as Notre Dame’s student body president and vice president, respectively. With the center point of the new leadership’s initiatives revolving around communication, McGavick said implementing a student government communication strategy that will effectively disseminate information and engage the student body is one of the first projects he hopes to tackle this semester and maintain throughout next year.Diane Park | The Observer “Communication and connecting with students [is our number one goal],” Gayheart said. “ … And with that, we’re hoping that a better understanding of what [student government] does will come with it because at the end of the day, we have to make sure that people understand and know what we’re capable of doing and also what we are doing.”Other focuses for the rest of the semester include laying the foundation for a few minor projects, Gayheart and McGavick said, such as working with Campus Dining, confirming the housing waiver system, evaluating dorm maintenance, looking at the allocation of funds across clubs and improving the “blue light” security system.“We are meeting with our executive cabinet Friday and Sunday, and over the course of those two meetings we are looking at setting a concrete deadlines agenda for the rest of the year,” Gayheart said. “… [But] we also don’t want our agenda to be concretely set because we think that’s going to limit our flexibility. We want to make sure that our students, the student body, is driving the agenda.”As the new chief-of-staff, junior Bri Tucker said the transition to their roles was made smoother by the array of perspectives they’ve heard from their newly-established team.“We’ve been so excited to finally get the ball rolling,” Tucker said. “It has been delayed for so long and finally transitioning and coming into the office and settling in, I think is starting to make everything a little bit more tangible. … We’re getting the right people in place, we’re building our team, and I’ve been impressed so far with what people have been able to bring to the table.”After evaluating nearly 90 applications for different roles in the executive cabinet, McGavick said he, Gayheart and Turner selected their nominees, all of whom were confirmed in Wednesday’s senate meeting, based off getting the best representation of student life possible.“It definitely took several nights, late nights, to figure out where people fit [and] how to best complement areas where there are co-directors [since] people complement each other with the leadership styles they bring to the table,” McGavick said. “ … I think I can speak for Corey and Bri that we’re incredibly happy with the choices we ended up making.”Alongside establishing relationships with their executive cabinet and Notre Dame administrators, hearing advice from their predecessors in the outgoing administration — senior Becca Blais, senior Sibonay Shewit and junior Prathm Juneja — was key to their preparation, McGavick said.“One thing Becca told me that stuck with me is in making final decisions — just getting as many viewpoints from a diverse range of ideologies and backgrounds as possible and that’s something that we tried to reflect in putting together our cabinet,” he said.Tucker said though the transition into their positions occurred later than anticipated, they have the right people in place to mobilize the student body and start making changes.“[Juneja told me] it’s not about having a position of power, it’s not about making a list and just checking things off,” Turner said. “It’s really about mobilizing the people that you get in the room and really making a tangible difference in the lives of students and so I thought that was really really helpful.”Though adjusting to a work-life balance has been challenging, McGavick said the team is looking forward to building relationships with administrators to voice student concerns directly and act as messengers of the student body.“We just want to generate the best relationships with administrators we have so we can see tangible and incremental progress from the student body and build on what’s been done in past years in terms of relationships between student government and administrators,” McGavick said. “That’s of course a challenge because of how busy Notre Dame’s administration is … [but] it’s been going well so far.”An additional challenge, Gayheart said, is making sure senate, the executive cabinet, the student union and the student body are all looking to the future and are “forward-focused.”“We want to be persistently positive,” he said. “Just given the nature of everything up to this point, we want to make sure that we’re a smiling, happy face and that we’re always talking with outside people and outside voices.”How zeroed-in the administration is, McGavick said, was a silver-lining of the rushed transition.“We know exactly where we’re headed and really believe in our people,” he said. “For me, it’s just an honor talking to my predecessor throughout the transition [and] getting to sit in that office where campus leaders sat for years. This is a place I love so much, and having the opportunity to serve it I think will always be incredibly special.”Tags: Corey Gayheart, Gates McGavick, Student governmentlast_img read more

first_imgThis cast just keeps getting starrier! Broadway vet Michael McGrath has boarded the company of She Loves Me on the Great White Way. The Tony winner will join the previously announced Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski and more in the Scott Ellis-helmed revival, which will begin previews on February 5, 2016. Opening night is set for March 3 at Studio 54.McGrath will play Sipos. He won a Tony Award for his performance in Nice Work If You Can Get It and received a Tony nod for Spamalot; additional Broadway credits include On the Twentieth Century, Born Yesterday, Memphis, Is He Dead?, Wonderful Town, Little Me, Swinging On A Star The Goodbye Girl and My Favorite Year. Screen credits include The Interpreter, Changing Lanes, Ira and Abby and The Martin Short Show.The cast will also include Josh Radnor, René Auberjonois, Gavin Creel, Nicholas Barasch and Peter Bartlett.Featuring a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, She Loves Me follows Georg (Radnor) and Amalia (Benanti), two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground. But little do they know, the anonymous romantic pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other! Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed? The score features favorites such as “Vanilla Ice Cream,” “A Romantic Atmosphere,” “Dear Friend” and “She Loves Me.”The musical comedy is based on a play by Miklos Laszlo, whose story was also the basis for the 1940 James Stewart film The Shop Around the Corner and the 1998 Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan film You’ve Got Mail. Ellis directed Roundabout’s She Loves Me in 1993, which marked the first Broadway musical in the company’s history. The show was first seen on the Great White Way in 1963 in a production helmed by Harold Prince. Related Shows Jane Krakowski Show Closed This production ended its run on July 10, 2016 She Loves Mecenter_img Laura Benanti View Comments Star Fileslast_img read more

first_img T he Disciplinary Actions column in the November 15, 2003, News incorrectly reported that Dennis Anthony Lopez, 210 N. Pierce Street, Tampa (Admitted to practice: 1981) “charged or collected excessive fees.” Lopez was disciplined for attempting to charge a prohibited fee. The News regrets the error. Errata March 1, 2004 Erratalast_img

first_img continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A woman was fatally shot in a North Carolina credit union parking lot by her husband, who then shot himself and died at a hospital Friday morning, Greensboro, N.C., police said.The investigation revealed that Eric Mosley, 31, approached Shamona Mosley, 30, in the headquarters parking lot of the $189 million Premier Federal Credit Union in Greensboro while she was inside her vehicle and shot her. Eric Mosley then shot himself.After police were called to the scene at 8:22 a.m., they found Mrs. Mosley deceased in her vehicle. Police found Mr. Mosley still alive. He was transported to a hospital where he succumbed to his injury, police said.Although the couple was married, they had been separated, according to police.last_img read more

first_imgAuthorities had found and confiscated as evidence two travel letters, a COVID-19-free medical certificate and a health recommendation letter issued for Djoko, Listyo said.Prasetyo — in his former capacity at Bareskrim — had allegedly ordered his subordinates to issue the letters, which were subsequently used by Djoko and his lawyer Anita Kolopaking to travel within the country, he added.The one-rank police general was removed from his position after an investigation by the police’s Internal Affairs Division (Propam) found that he had issued the travel letter for the graft suspect on his own initiative. Read also: Prosecutors demand court deny fugitive Djoko Tjandra’s case review plea A police general faces multiple charges after being named a suspect for allegedly assisting graft convict and fugitive Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra and issuing letters that allowed him to travel within the country.Brig. Gen. Prasetyo Utomo, the former head of the Civil Servant Investigator Supervisory and Coordination Bureau at the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim), had been accused of helping a criminal on the run and neglecting his duty as a law enforcer, Bareskrim chief Comr. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo said.The police have charged Prasetyo under Article 263 in conjunction with Article 55 of the Criminal Code on document forgery for creating and issuing forged travel letters for the convict, who recently returned to Indonesia after being at large for more than a decade. Listyo went on to say that Prasetyo had also been charged under Article 221 of the Criminal Code for allegedly obstructing the investigation and tampering with evidence.“As a police officer, the suspect ordered Comr. Joni Andriyanto to burn the letters that had been used by Djoko and Anita for their travel,” Listyo said as quoted by kompas.com.Prasetyo also faced a charge under Article 426 of the Criminal Code for allegedly assisting a criminal.With the multiple charges against him, the police general could be sentenced to six years of imprisonment.”We have questioned approximately 20 people as witnesses [in the case] to date,” Listyo said.The police investigators had been tracking down more people possible involved in the matter, he said, adding that more suspects might be named soon.Read also: Fugitive Djoko Tjandra skips another hearing, reportedly residing in MalaysiaThe fiasco surrounding Djoko’s sudden return to Indonesia has also implicated two other high-ranking police generals, who were removed last week, namely the international relations division head, Insp. Gen. Napoleon Bonaparte, and the secretary of the National Central Bureau (NCB) Interpol Indonesia, Brig. Gen. Nugroho Wibowo, for their alleged role in helping Djoko travel within the country.Djoko was convicted in 2009 for his role in the 1998 Bank Bali corruption case. The Supreme Court sentenced him to two years in prison and ordered him to pay Rp 546 billion (US$54 million), but he fled the country a day before his conviction and remained at large for years.The fugitive reportedly returned to Indonesia undetected and filed a case review plea with the South Jakarta District court to challenge his guilty verdict, though he had always been absent from his case hearings. His whereabouts today remain unclear, though reports suggest he might have taken up residence in Kuala Lumpur.Topics :last_img read more

first_img“There will be a meeting room for the COVID-19 task force, as well as a place for the medical team since they will be staying at the hotels,” Krisnadi said.“We’ll also provide parking lots that can accommodate ambulances, as well as the vehicles belonging to the task force members. We will also provide food that meets [health] standards,” he said.Krisnadi added that hotel employees would continue to work at the hotels.“Hotel employees will continue working in their respective roles as usual, but the hotels will be assisted by volunteers, medical teams and security staff too,” Krisnadi said.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo previously said the government would provide more facilities to house asymptomatic COVID-19 patients or those with mild symptoms looking to self-isolate, as the number of infections continued to rise.A number of one-star to three-star hotels and training centers will be transformed into self-isolation centers, the President said. (dpk)Topics : Thirty hotels in Jakarta are now ready to accommodate self-isolating asymptomatic coronavirus cases, the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) has said.PHRI Jakarta chapter chairman Krisnadi said that initially 27 hotels had proposed their facilities as quarantine centers, but seven of them withdrew from the program. Ten more hotels later joined, he said. “Our update [on Saturday evening] shows that we already have 30 hotels with 3,996 available rooms in total,” Krisnadi said as quoted in an interview with Kompas TV on Sunday.The government will rent the entire 30 buildings as self-isolation centers so that there will not be regular guests checking-in at the hotels, he said.Among the criteria required for the hotels are that their rooms have to be equipped with en-suite bathrooms and proper air circulation, as well as windows that can be opened and closed.Read also: Ministry to provide three-star hotels for COVID-19 patient quarantinelast_img read more

first_imgTopics : France’s increase of new COVID-19 cases sharply decelerated on Monday, as is always the case on that day given there are fewer tests conducted on Sundays, but hospitalizations and deaths linked to the disease shot up again.The government has recently ramped up measures aimed at containing the resurgence of the virus and avoiding a second national lockdown, with bars ordered to close at 2000 GMT (10 p.m. local time) in Paris and several other big cities starting from this Monday.French health authorities reported 4,070 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, sharply down from Saturday’s third-highest ever tally of 14,412 and Sunday’s 11,123. (Graphic: https://tmsnrt.rs/30g7l4o) But the seven-day moving average of new infections, which smoothes out reporting irregularities, stood at 12,083, above the 12,000 threshold for a fourth day in a row, versus a low of 272 on May 27, two weeks after the country ended its two-month-long lockdown.The cumulative number of cases now totals 542,639.The number of people hospitalized for the disease has gone up by more than 150, going over the 6,400 threshold for the first time since July 21.That is still five times lower than the April 14 peak of 32,292 but up by 41% versus a low point of 4,530 seen at the end of August.center_img France imposed one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns between March 17 and May 11 to prevent its hospital system from being overwhelmed.And while the present figures may seem nowhere near the highs recorded in spring, medical experts fear the addition of COVID-19 and seasonal diseases such as flu might worsen the situation very quickly. The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units has reached a three-month high of 1,158, far lower than the April 8 peak of 7,148.The number of people in France who have died from COVID-19 infections rose by 81 to 31,808, versus 27 on Sunday and a seven-day moving average of 67. That figure stood at 17 on the first day of the month.last_img read more

first_imgThe remaining third belongs to Banco Santander, meaning the Spanish bank has no legal involvement in the US business.Current chief executive of SAM, Juan Alcaraz, will become the global head of the new holding company, with Pioneer Investments chief executive Giordano Lombardo becoming global CIO.Pioneer said the new combined company would manage around €400bn, with the merger creating “substantial” economies of scale while expanding investment strategies and distribution channels.The arrangement values Pioneer Investments at €2.75bn and SAM at €2.6bn. It will also boost UniCredit’s capital position by 25 basis points.Earlier this week, UniCredit chief executive Federico Ghizzoni confirmed reports the firms were days away from signing the agreement.The Italian bank had been looking to sell its asset management business for some time before announcing in September that it would enter exclusive discussions with Banco Santander and the private equity firms over a merger with SAM.Pioneer’s former chief executive Sandro Pierri left the company at the end of January and was replaced by Lombardo.Pierri spent 11 years at the firm and two and half as chief executive before standing down as merger talks continued. Pioneer Investments and Santander Asset Management (SAM) have confirmed their merger to create a €400bn asset manager, with UniCredit keeping the US operations out of an arrangement with the Spanish bank.Banco Santander, jointly with private equity partners Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic, owned SAM prior to the merger with Pioneer, which was owned by Italian bank UniCredit.The trio has created a new legal structure with a holding company called Pioneer Investments – owned 50% by UniCredit and 50% by the private equity firms.This holding company owns 100% of Pioneer’s US operations and 66% of the merged ex US operations of Pioneer and SAM.last_img read more

first_imgYou can have your pets vaccinated at one of several locations throughout Ripley County next week.Per Indiana law, dogs and cats three months of age and older must be vaccinated against rabies. The first rabies vaccine must be a one-year vaccine.After the initial rabies vaccination, a three-year vaccine may be used to maintain protection. Dogs and cats must be given boosters annually unless they have received the three-year vaccine.The rabies clinic will provide the one year rabies vaccine. Other vaccinations will be available upon request.There is a $7.00 fee and the pets must be on a leash or in a pet carrier.Rabies Vaccination Clinics:Mon., May 12 – Milan Fire Department 5:00 p.m.Tues., May 13- Cross Plains Old School Parking Lot 5:00 p.m.Tues., May 13- Versailles Town Building (Old Fire Dept.) 6:30 p.m.Wed., May 14- Osgood Fire Department 5:00 p.m.Wed., May 14- Napoleon Fire Department 7:00 p.m.Thurs., May 15- Holton Fire Department 5:00 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgArea Football Friday Scores.Week #2 (8-24)Batesville  51     Milan  13Cincy Oak Hills  28     East Central  21Franklin County  46     Connersville  3Covenant Christian  55     Oldenburg  6Triton Central  49     Greensburg  0North Decatur  35     Edinburgh  0South Dearborn  42     Madison  0Lawrenceburg  35     Taylor  14New Castle  35     Rushville  14Switz County  15     Gallatin County  6Jennings County  41     Brown County  13Saturday GamesSouth Decatur     Tri-CountyUnion County     Monroe Centrallast_img