Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean

first_imgRobbie Vaglio Twitter Twitter Students voice concerns on social media about discrimination at TCU + posts Linkedin I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Milton Danile HallHonors CollegeJ.V RoachDormitory – DormsTCU Housing and Residence Life Robbie Vaglio World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution What to watch during quarantine TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU ReddIt Previous articleBoth parties see strong turnout in primariesNext articleHoroscope: March 7, 2020 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printThe dean of the John V. Roach Honors College is temporarily stepping down from her role, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Teresa Dahlberg wrote in an email to Honors students. Dahlberg said Dr. Diane Snow’s decision is “the best course forward for the ongoing advancement of the Honors College in the near term.”In January, Snow was named in a discrimination filed lawsuit against TCU. A student, only identified as Jane Doe No. 1, accused Snow of verbally and physically abusing her on a trip with the Honors College to Washington, D.C. last summer. Dr. Ron Pitcock will serve as acting dean, effective immediately. “I have full confidence in Dr. Pitcock’s leadership and his dedication to our important work,” Dahlberg said. Pitcock referred a request for comment to the university. Holly Ellman, the associate director of strategic communications management, said TCU cannot provide further information on the situation. “Dr. Diane Snow is temporarily stepping away from her role as dean and will be engaged in projects in the Honors College. Beyond a change in role, TCU does not provide personnel information. Dr. Ron Pitcock will serve as acting dean.”Statement from TCUIn her email, Dahlberg said Snow’s decision to step down is not related to the lawsuit. “I want to be clear that her stepping away is not an indication of any policy violations, nor is it related to misconduct,” Dahlberg said. Instead, Snow will be working on a special project for the Honors College. This story will continue to be updated as more information is made available to TCU 360. Facebook Linkedin Robbie Vaglio ReddIt Facebook Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Fine Gael accused of populist politics with rate cut proposals

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Fine Gael accused of populist politics with rate cut proposals Facebook Pinterest News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter By News Highland – December 16, 2009 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Fine Gael has been accused of playing populist politics by calling on Donegal County Council to cuts commercial rates by 8.5% next year.Slowey “cuts achievable”Ahead of the council’s budget next week the party claims the cut, which would cost the council 1.75 million euro in income, would be a much needed boost to businesses and would save many from going bust.Fine Gael’s Terence Slowey says the council can make the savings to introduce the reduction: [podcast][/podcast]There were acrimonious scenes in the council chamber when Fine Gael made the proposals with opposition claiming that the party was making an unrealistic proposal just to be popular.Chief among them was Sinn Fein Councillor Padraig Macloughlain: [podcast][/podcast]center_img Pinterest Google+ Google+ WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleCouncil urged to slash cost of water metreNext articleHair brush bank robber sentenced to a year in jail News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Mc Monagle wants new commissioner to meet with Donegal JPC

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Mc Monagle wants new commissioner to meet with Donegal JPC Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – August 29, 2018 WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Google+ Twitter Previous articleMinisterial sign-off needed to progress Strule Campus, OmaghNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday August 29th News Highland Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Picture from Garda Síochána Donegal Facebook pageThe Chairperson of the Donegal Joint Policing Committee Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle wants the incoming Garda Commissioner to meet with the committee to discuss garda resources in the County.Cllr Mc Monagle has also been in contact with the Garda Representative Association, and says he will invite them to address the JPC in the near future.Following the ramming incident in Carrigart, he says this could have ended like the incidents in which Gardai Gary Mc Loughlin and Robbie Mc Callion lost their lives………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Bishop McKeown carries out Easter Blessing of graves of City Cemetery

first_img By News Highland – April 12, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Previous articleWoman arrested following assault on hospital workerNext article11 more Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland News Highland Facebook Bishop McKeown carries out Easter Blessing of graves of City Cemetery Google+center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Bishop of Derry, Dr. Donal McKeown pictured at the City Cemetery in Derry on Easter Sunday morning blessing graves with Easter Water that was blessed at St. Eugene’s Cathedral during the Vigil Mass on Saturday night. (Photos: jim McCafferty Photography)The Bishop of Derry carried out an Easter Blessing of graves at Derry’s City Cemetery at sunrise this morning.Bishop Donal McKeown said he hoped the Easter Blessing would bring some comfort to grieving families across the Derry Diocese who are unable to visit the graves of their loved ones.He said the Government legislation that forced all cemeteries and burial grounds to close for visitors, was a difficult one for many people.But Bishop McKeown urged the public to be mindful of their own health and welfare and to take heed of the Government advice to Stay at Home. Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

After New Zealand massacre, US authorities search for copycats and links to America

first_imgWin McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — U.S. authorities and international partners were scrubbing their databases on Friday to determine whether the man now in custody in New Zealand for allegedly launching the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand’s history has any links to their own countries. Police in New Zealand say the alleged gunman, described as being in his late 20s, opened fire inside a mosque in Christchurch and that a shooting at a different mosque killed a total of at least 49 worshipers gathered for Friday prayers. Authorities say a lengthy online document, posted after the shooting and linked to the alleged gunman’s video of the shooting, praised other mass shooters, advocated white supremacy and detailed hatred for immigrants.In the document, the author said he wanted to create a Second Amendment-inspired civil war inside the United States that would further divide Americans along racial and political lines.So far, however, American authorities have not found any evidence that the alleged gunman traveled to the United States in recent years – if at all – according to sources familiar with the matter. Meanwhile, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies across the U.S. are looking to bolster security at mosques in their regions.“There is no specific or credible threat to our homeland, but all Americans should remain vigilant so we can prevent such violent hate,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen posted to Twitter on Friday.She was unequivocal in her description of the New Zealand attack: “This was an act of terror.” In Washington, D.C., on Friday, police said they were providing “an increased presence at mosques in the nation’s capital,” and city officials were contacting religious leaders in communities there.In New York, the city’s police department announced that it had also deployed “extra NYPD officers” to mosques throughout the city.“The NYPD is committed to the safety of all houses of worship, and the freedom to practice your religion freely without any fear,” the department said in a statement.In addition to the suspected gunman, who has been charged with murder, at least two others were taken into custody by New Zealand police. Authorities have not released the identities of anyone in custody but did say none of them was on a terrorist watchlist.In the statement posted online, the suspected gunman cited an array of mass shooters from around the world, including Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who killed nine African-Americans at a Charleston, South Carolina, church in 2015. Such posts online and the surge of social media are a major factor in radicalizing white supremacists, according to John Cohen, a former senior official at the Department of Homeland Security who ran the department’s efforts to stop targeted violence.Online platforms allow “like-minded people who in the past were separated by geography” to share ideas and “spread hateful and violent rhetoric,” said Cohen, who’s now an ABC News contributor.The statement apparently linked to the New Zealand shooting also mentioned Anders Breivik, the Norwegian extremist who killed 69 people at a children’s summer camp in Norway in 2011. As part of the attack, he left behind a statement detailing his far-right views and killed eight others with car bomb in Norway’s capital, Oslo.Breivik’s name has surfaced in several cases inside the United States, most recently three weeks ago when FBI agents arrested a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant described by the FBI as a “domestic terrorist.”According to court documents filed in the case, 49-year-old Christopher Paul Hasson collected a cache of weapons, wrote of his hatred for “muslim scum,” and was looking to launch an attack that would bring back “a white Homeland.”Hasson “routinely perused portions of the Breivik manifesto that instruct a prospective assailant to amass appropriate firearms, food, disguises, and survival supplies,” prosecutors said in court documents. “[C]onsistent with the directions in the Breivik manifesto, the defendant began the process of targeting specific victims, including current and former elected officials,” prosecutors said.When agents raided Hasson’s home, they found 15 firearms and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, according to the court documents.Hasson, however, has only been charged with firearms-related offenses, not any terrorism-related offenses. On Monday, he appeared in a federal court in Maryland and pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.In New Zealand on Friday, when authorities searched the suspected gunman’s car, they found two homemade bombs and several weapons, police said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Staff support compulsory pension fees

first_imgStaff support compulsory pension feesOn 25 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Employers and their staff should be forced to make compulsory contributionsto occupational pension schemes, research finds. A survey of more than 1,500 workers reveals that almost three-quarters wouldbe happy if they were forced to make contributions into pension schemes. Morethan 80 per cent of those polled by Accenture would support compulsorycontributions by employers. The study also reveals widespread disillusionment with the current pensionsystem – just 17 per cent of the respondents believe they are saving enoughmoney for retirement. This fell further to 11 per cent among staff on the edge of retirement, manyof whom are now confronted with the need to stay in employment far longer thananticipated. Michael Riley, head of Accenture’s insurance strategy group, said thefindings show that the voluntary approach to pension contributions is notworking. “Employees are saying they want a compulsory pensions regime and one atsubstantial levels of contribution. “This could be a lifeline to a battered life and pensionsindustry,” he said. Compulsory pension contributionsIf compulsion was introduced what proportion of your salaryshould you/your employer have to pay towards your pension?Full time workers % of salary            All age groups             16-24               25-34               35-44               45-55               55+ I should have to contribute                    8.7                               8.2                   8.7                   8.8                   8.5                   9.7Employers should contribute                 9.1                               8.7                   9.2                   9.1                   9.4                   9.4 Comments are closed. center_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Binhai Investment introduces Sinopec Great Wall Gas as a strategic investor, which holds 29.99% equity and will become the second largest shareholder

first_imgThe purchaser agreed to purchase, an aggregate of 228 million Sale Shares at the Sale Price, which is the same as the Subscription Price Binhai Investment introduces Sinopec Great Wall Gas as a strategic investor. (Credit: Adam Radosavljevic from Pixabay) Binhai Investment Company Limited (“Binhai Investment” or the “Company”, stock code: 2886.HK) is pleased to announce that Company (as issuer) entered into the Subscription Agreement with Sinopec Great Wall Gas Investment Co., Ltd (“Great Wall Gas”, as subscriber). The subscriber agreed to subscribe for an aggregate of 178 million Subscription Shares, at the subscription Price of HK$1.33. The Subscription Shares represent approximately 13.14% of the issued share capital of the Company as enlarged by allotment and issue of the Subscription shares.On the same day, TEDA Hong Kong Property Company Limited (“TEDA HK”, as vendor), being the controlling shareholder of the Company, and Great Wall Gas(as purchaser) entered into the Share Purchase Agreement. The purchaser agreed to purchase, an aggregate of 228 million Sale Shares at the Sale Price, which is the same as the Subscription Price. The Sale Shares represent approximately 16.85%. Immediately after completion of the Subscription and the Disposal, TEDA HK, a controlling shareholder of the Company, holds 35.43% equity and Great Wall Gas holds 29.99% equity as second largest shareholder. Great Wall Gas is the only platform and wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinopec Corporation, which is engaged in natural gas terminal utilization investment. Its main investment scope includes, but is not limited to, the investment and operation of clean energy projects such as natural gas pipeline, natural gas distributed energy and urban gas.Binhai Investment considers that the company focuses on the construction of gas pipeline networks, gas sales and installation services, Sinopec Corp and its subsidiaries have access to petroleum and natural gas resources. Therefore, it is expected that by introducing Great Wall Gas as a strategic investor of the Company, both sides will achieve supply chain synergy. To solidify further business cooperation, the Group may conduct further negotiations with Sinopec Corp and/or its subsidiaries and enter into further business agreements with them in the future. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Michael Jones Estate Agents acquires Curtis & Sons

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Michael Jones Estate Agents acquires Curtis & Sons previous nextAgencies & PeopleMichael Jones Estate Agents acquires Curtis & SonsThe Negotiator18th July 20190577 Views Worthing’s largest Estate & Letting Agents ‘Michael Jones & Company’ – led by Managing Director Mike Jones – has snapped up the trading book of independent agency Curtis & Sons which will now trade as ‘Michael Jones & Curtis’.The acquisition is off the back of the recent letting acquisition of Bacon & Co in 2017, which is presently integrated into the group as ‘Michael Jones & Bacon’.Mike Jones said, “We see real value in growing and developing our sales and rental business.“We are currently approaching our initial target of 2000 fully managed properties in lettings and our recent acquisition will significantly strengthen the residential side of our group. We are actively looking for other acquisition opportunities in the area as it is an important part of the groups growth and expansion plans.”The Michael Jones Group was started by Mike Jones 28 years ago on Monday 13th May 1991. Coincidentally they opened their first office at the address of 13 Chatsworth Road in Worthing, West Sussex and went on to sell their very first property at 13 Canterbury Road – they’ve certainly found good luck with number 13 so far.Curtis & Sons Michael Jones & Curtis ike Jones Michael Jones & Company acquisition July 18, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

USS Rhode Island tests Trident II D5 missile after overhaul

first_img View post tag: US Navy Photo: An unarmed Trident II D5 missile launches from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 9, 2019. Photo: US Navy View post tag: SSBN US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) carried out a successful test flight of one unarmed Trident II D5 missile on May 9.On the same day, the US Air Force launched a Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Both tests coincided with North Korea’s firing of two missiles into the sea between North Korea and Japan.The US Navy launch marked the 172nd successful test flight of the Trident II D5 missile since its introduction to the fleet in 1989.This test flight was part of a Demonstration and Shakedown Operation, designated DASO 29. The primary objective of a DASO is to evaluate and demonstrate the readiness of the SSBN’s strategic weapon system and crew before operational deployment following its engineered refueling overhaul (ERO).Rhode Island completed its ERO in August 2018. The undertaking is a complex, major shipyard availability during which the submarine is refueled and upgraded before returning to support the country’s nuclear deterrence strategy. This ERO extended the life of Rhode Island for more than 20 years.EROs play a critical role in the future of the US Navy’s submarine force as they extend the life of the aging 14 Ohio-class submarines in the Navy’s fleet. Ohios are scheduled to be replaced by 12 Columbia-class submarines, with the first initial deterrent patrol in 2031.“USS Rhode Island’s successful test flight today demonstrates not only that this ship’s crew and shipboard weapons system are ready to return to service, but also that the sea-based leg of our nuclear deterrent remains ready, reliable and credible,” said Capt. Mark Behning, deputy director, Strategic Systems Programs (SSP).SSP, along with Naval Ordnance Test Unit, oversees the DASO certification process and provides integrated testing and evaluation capabilities, while various other organizations provide support.Ohio-class SSBNs carry up to 20 submarine-launched ballistic missiles, and provide the United States with its most survivable and enduring nuclear strike capability. The design allows the submarines to operate for 15 years or more between major overhauls. The Columbia-class submarine will not need to be refueled during its lifetime.Rhode Island is the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name and was commissioned July 9, 1994. Assigned to Submarine Group 10, Rhode Island is one of five ballistic-missile submarines homeported at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia. View post tag: USS Rhode Islandcenter_img Share this article View post tag: Trident II D5 View post tag: ICBMlast_img read more

Somers Point’s Good Fellas Cigar and Lounge Offers Memorable Experience

first_imgGood Fellas Cigar Bar & Lounge in Somers Point is a haven for cigar lovers. From left; co-owner John Gentile with customers John Collins Jr. and John Collins III, of Avalon, and Mike Genova, of Egg Harbor Township. By Maddy VitaleMike Genova puffed away on a cigar, seated in a plush leather recliner. He wasn’t home, but he just as well could have been. To say he was comfortable might be an understatement.Genova was a customer at Good Fellas Cigar & Lounge in Somers Point, co-owned by friends Greg Naeder and John Gentile.“It’s like being in my own living room. But I’m allowed to smoke,” Genova, 51, of Egg Harbor Township, said. “We really don’t have a cigar lounge like this anywhere else.”Genova, a systems engineer, said from the first time he walked into the lounge, he felt at home.Mike Genova says the lounge has a homey feel.“I met Johnny and we hit it off. It really is one big happy family. Both he and Greg are great guys,” Genova said of the cigar lounge owners. “They have really good personalities. They are like the odd couple. Johnny is a comedian and Greg is more serious. They’re a good match.”The lounge has a lot to offer. It has a private club feel, minus an official membership.The setting is dark and spacious. There is a large, old-style felt top card table and the décor is a rich, deep wood.Half a wall is dedicated to a glass case filled with premium brand cigars, the owners said.Posters from gangster movies, pictures of old crooners, and three large screen TVs complete the setting in a lounge that seats about 40 people.Background music, including ballads sung by Dean Martin and Jerry Valle, round out the relaxed atmosphere.But cigars, TV and music aren’t all that Good Fellas has to offer.Patrons can also buy coffee. There are soda and snack machines and once a month the lounge hosts events with pizza and hotdogs topping the menu.Co-owner John Gentile displays some of the top brand cigars sold at the lounge.And for cigar lovers who get tired of being called “stinky” when smoking, Genova said the ventilation system is excellent at Good Fellas.“You’re still going to smell like cigars, but it won’t be like the old days when people would leave a bar smelling like they smoked 20 packs of cigarettes,” Genova said with a laugh.With a growing customer base, Good Fellas is attracting patrons from as far away as Philadelphia and the Wildwoods.John Collins Jr. and his son, John Collins III, both of Avalon, said the cigar bar is worth the trip.“I come here all of the time. There isn’t a place like this closer,” Collins Jr. said. “It is a nice place to chill out and relax.”Greg Naeder and John Gentile are excited about their business Good Fellas Cigar Bar & Lounge. (Courtesy Greg Naeder)Naeder and Gentile opened Good Fellas five months ago. They are very pleased with the positive response to the lounge.“We’re new, but this past month more causeway people are stopping in town for Wawa gas and liquor and see our feather flags, the air puppet and golf cart, which catches their eye,” Naeder explained. “Guys walk in like, ‘Wow. This place is awesome. What a good idea, just what this area needs.’”The business began as a great idea and a dream.Naeder, 49, a married father of six and a retired detective with the New York Police Department, bought a summer home in Somers Point three years ago.That is when he met Gentile, 45, a married father of three who owns a heating and cooling business. The two became friends.“The two of us used to smoke cigars together at the beach and by the pool, but one rainy night we sat in the garage, both in lawn chairs,” Naeder recalled. “As the rain was pouring down and the overhead door was open, John said to me, ‘You know, it has always been a dream of mine to open a cigar lounge.’”As any good detective would do, Naeder did some research with Gentile, who also lives in Somers Point.Since the area didn’t have a cigar lounge, the friends decided to open one.“The atmosphere we wanted to create replicates a movie set, where the wise guys had their meetings inside a social club. You know, where the ‘good fellas’ hang out,” Naeder said.For Gentile, owning the lounge still seems like a dream.John Gentile helps customer Walt Skulsky, of Egg Harbor Township, in his choice of cigars to purchase.“We worked for three months straight painting and fixing up the place to look like this,” Gentile said. “A lot of hard work went into Good Fellas.”And both he and Naeder are pretty certain their hard work is paying off.“I think people want to come in and check us out,” Gentile said. “There really isn’t another place like this around.”Good Fellas Cigar & Lounge is located at 112 Woodland Ave. in Somers Point and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information call (609) 365-8051.Good Fellas employee Stephanie Abril, of Somers Point, with John Gentile, says it is a fun place to work.Good Fellas Cigar & Lounge is located at 112 Woodland Ave. in Somers Point.last_img read more