first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas today announced the formation of a five-member task force to examine the Vermont State Colleges and University of Vermont systems to determine what academic and administrative efficiencies could be achieved through their consolidation.The Governor announced in his recent inaugural message that he was recommending a 20% increase in the appropriations for both early childhood education and higher education. The Governor also announced that he would appoint a working task force to undertake a review of the structure, administration and program offerings of Vermont s two public higher education systems. I am proud of the quality of educational programs offered by both our State Colleges and the University, the Governor said. But I also believe that it is appropriate in this challenging economic climate to examine the structures of both to see what efficiencies in administration and program offerings could be achieved through a consolidation. I have no preconceived notion as to any specific structure.Stephan Morse, former Speaker of the Vermont House and recently retired president of the Windham Foundation, will chair the task force. I am excited to undertake this important work. As a graduate of UVM I know first hand how important this institution is, and I also recognize that the State Colleges are part of the very fabric of Vermont. We need to insure that we have a system going forward that is both economically sustainable and provides Vermonters with the educational experiences needed to prosper in the 21st century economy, Morse said.Other task force members include Deborah McDowell, a former member of the Vermont State Board of Education and past chair of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Dorothy Mitchell, a member of the Board of Directors of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, a trustee of the American College of Greece in Athens, and former chair of the Board of Trustees of Woodbury College; Ian Boyce, chairman of the University of Vermont Board of Trustees; and Gary Moore, chairman of the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees.The task force will report to the Governor with its recommendations by November 15th of this year.last_img read more

first_imgKuwait looking for 1.5GW of solar generation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:The Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has launched a tender for up to 1.5GW of solar.The company is looking to develop five blocks of up to 300MW to form the Dabdaba Solar Park. Bidders will also be asked to take on a 25-year O&M contract.The deadline for bids is 16 December 2018, with work to commence in 2019.The site is based in the Al-Shagaya Renewable Energy Park, 100km west of Kuwait City near the Saudi Arabian border.Bidders must procure 30% of services from Kuwaiti firms and 30% of “material and equipment” from Kuwait firms.More: Kuwait oil company launches tender for 1.5GW of solarlast_img read more

first_imgHollander stressed a ‘contact’ is someone you spent ten minutes or more together while less than six feet apart. In the case of someone being in a public place such as a grocery store or gas station, Hollander said if the department felt it was necessary, it would put out a public statement warning people of a potential exposure. The contact tracing team at the Broome County Health Department has grown from three people to thirty as the response to the coronavirus has adapted. County Executive Jason Garnar told 12 News last Thursday his goal is to increase the team to sixty members in order to meet Governor Andrew Cuomo’s criteria to reopen the region. “Finding out where it was when it first started out in the United States, and what was it going to mean for us, and as numbers started going up, where it spread in the country, we knew we had to start learning as much as we could about it,” Hollander told 12 News Monday. Nurse Marian Hollander is one of a number of nurses at the health department who have been added to the contact tracing team, and she said her primary focus was to prepare for the virus before it arrived in the Southern Tier.center_img Hollander said while it’s a lengthy process, contact tracing is essentially finding out who may have come in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. This includes interviewing the patient to find out where they’ve been, and how much time they spent with people. (WBNG) — As local health departments monitor the health of their counties, one of the most important jobs has grown exponentially in size.last_img read more

first_imgBig night out! Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher, Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin and more country music couples hit the red carpet at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday, November 11.Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker at the Music City Center in Nashville, the CMAs marked one of the only in-person awards shows of 2020. While Lambert, 37, went into the night with the most nominations, she only took home one trophy: Music Video of the Year for “Bluebird.”- Advertisement – Lee Brice, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Rascal Flatts and fiddler Jenee Fleenor all pulled out of the show for coronavirus-related reasons. While Brice, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Fleenor all confirmed that they tested positive for COVID-19, Lady A’s Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood announced one of their family members has the virus. Rascal Flatts, meanwhile, said it “received a positive COVID test within the band,” which consists of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney.Scroll through for the hottest duos on the carpet: The singer took the stage during Wednesday’s show to perform “Settling Down” for the first time. The track features McLoughlin, whom she married in 2019 after a whirlwind romance, in the music video.“My favorite part of filming was watching my husband sort of come to life on camera,” Lambert gushed during a live Q&A on YouTube last month. “It was his video debut and he’s so sweet and humble about it, but he really killed it, so that was fun to watch.”Underwood, 37, and Fisher, 40, were also on hand at Wednesday’s show. While the American Idol alum was nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year, Underwood didn’t win. She still had the support of the former NHL star, with whom she shares sons Isaiah, 5, and Jacob, 21 months.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “Fun night at the CMAs congrats to all the winners! Proud of you @CarrieUnderwood,” Fisher wrote via his Instagram Stories.A common-theme during the CMAs was how happy the stars were to be out amid the coronavirus pandemic, but not everyone made it to the show as several stars were forced to cancel their appearances after testing positive for COVID-19.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgLast year’s investment in Bizovac the beach, when the sundeck was expanded by 800 m2, this season proved to be extremely important – namely, due to the spaciousness, visitors can have fun and safely have fun and enjoy the largest bathing complex in Eastern Slavonia. At 9000 m2 awaits them 11 pools – recreational, children’s, non-swimming, semi-Olympic, three massage, two thermal, outdoor family and wave pool, sauna, five restaurants and a multipurpose playground.  Namely, last year, 2019, was a record year both in terms of revenue and attendance at Slavonian Sea – August 2019 brought 50.000 tickets sold, and it was also the best result since they were renewed. “In the past 6 years, with well-thought-out investments and rebranding – we have positioned ourselves firmly on the market of spas and continental baths, and Bizovačke toplice is today the backbone of bathing tourism in Slavonia and Baranja. ” Medak concludes.center_img The night bathing season begins on the first weekend in July, every Saturday from 20 pm to midnight. “This season is extremely specific and it is primarily for us that our visitors feel safe. The epidemiological measures we implement are extremely strict and in accordance with the regulations and recommendations of the Institute of Public Health. We are certainly pleased with the trust that visitors have shown us and their great interest”Points out Marcel Medak, director of the company Sunčane toplice. From July 01, for the sixth year in a row, Bizovačke toplice is being transformed into the “Slavonian Riviera” – after the opening of part of the pool in June, the long-awaited swimming season begins at the largest wave pool in Croatia.last_img read more

first_img The Gold Coast’s top performing suburb There’s plenty of room to entertain here. 55-57 Knightsbridge Parade West, Sovereign IslandsAgent: Edin Kara and Ali Mian, Ray White Sovereign IslandsFeatures: Rooftop terrace, home theatre, library, bar, study, poolArea: 2428sq mPrice: $9.88 millionInspections: By appointmentVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 If that’s not enough, it also encompasses a pool, gym, sauna, lift, pontoon and a 15-car basement garage. Agents Edin Kara and Ali Mian listed the property in September and say they have already had two offers on it. “At $9.88 million it is great value for money and well below replacement cost,” Mr Kara said. “If you are looking for a unique, majestic, opulent, luxury home crafted in quality and finished to perfection call us today to book your private viewing.” MORE NEWS: Mansion goes for $5 million less than 2017 asking price Vendor John Corbett has had the property on and off the market over the past five years but this time, is determined to sell.The property is one of the most recognisable homes on the Sovereign Islands with its distinctive medieval facade.It occupies one of the best locations with a point position, 52m of water frontage and panoramic views. Among the property’s seemingly endless list of luxury features is five fireplaces, a library, two studies billiard room and two attics. 55 Knightsbridge Parade West, Sovereign Islands is back on the market.IF ever there was a property worth talking about on the Gold Coast, this is it.With its castle-like features, high-end finishes and luxury fixtures, the eye-catching four-storey home is sure to get your guests talking. ON THE MARKET Make a splash in the pool. Inside the castle. Luxury at every turn. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoWhat a sight! The castle from the air. What a view!last_img read more

first_img Tweet BusinessLifestyleLocalNewsRegional UNDP Calls for Solutions to Blue Economy Challenges by: – November 28, 2019 Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Solution-minded creatives with an interest in sustainable development have a chance to earn up to US $15,000.The United Nations Development Programme is inviting individuals, groups and businesses to submit creative projects designed to solve problems facing the blue economy.The blue economy means sustainable use of the ocean’s resources for economic growth while protecting the health of the ocean.The submitted projects must tackle areas such as fisheries, renewable energy, waste management, sustainable tourism and innovative financeThe goal of the call for solutions is to find innovators who are promoting the values of the blue economy through revolutionary ideas and solutions to some of the development challenges that society faces.These solutions must be completable within 6 months.This initiative comes from the Blue Lab which is a part of UNDP’s Global Accelerator Labs Network, the world’s largest and fastest learning network to address development challenges in today’s era.The submitted concepts must be scalable, results driven, experimental, innovative, have a positive impact on communities and livelihoods and offer ongoing solutions to challenges facing the blue economy.The final day to submit those solutions is December 9th.UNDP Blue Lab Call for Solutions 103 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

first_imgEvansville Mater Dei won The Class 1A Girls Soccer Regionals at Forest Park. Cathedral won The 2A Girls Soccer Regionals at New Palestine. Providence won The Class 1A Boys Soccer Regionals at Providence. Cardinal Ritter won The 2A Boys Regionals at Greensburg.2018-19-ihsaa-class-1a-girls-soccer-state-tournament-class-1a-state-championship2018-19-ihsaa-class-2a-girls-soccer-state-tournament-class-2a-state-championship2018-19-ihsaa-class-3a-girls-soccer-state-tournament-class-3a-state-championship2018-19-ihsaa-class-1a-boys-soccer-state-tournament-class-1a-state-championship2018-19-ihsaa-class-2a-boys-soccer-state-tournament-class-2a-state-championship2018-19-ihsaa-class-3a-boys-soccer-state-tournament-class-3a-state-championshiplast_img read more

first_imgGLYNDON, Minn. – IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds race for $1,000 to win on the final night of the season at Buffalo River Race Park. All applicable IMCA points will be awarded for Fargo Tractor IMCA Spectacular presented by Performance Auto shows on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14.Modifieds chase a $750 top check on Saturday and earn a minimum of $100 by starting the main event both days. The Sunday feature is a qualifying event for the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods vie for $300 to win on Saturday and for $500 on Sunday. There is no entry fee; car and driver is $30. Contingency awards will include a $300 gift card from Velocita; two containment kits, each valued at $400, from The Joie of Seating; two shock rebuilds from Bob Harris Enterprises; mud plugs from Dirt Defender; and three $150 gas cards for the highest finishing long tow drivers from Petro Truck Stops. To be announced are contingencies from a number of IMCA marketing partners, among them AERO Race Wheels, BSB Manufacturing and Victory Chassis. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for ages five and under. Pit passes are $30.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 6 p.m. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock drivers can race with local pure stocks in a $500 to win, minimum $100 to start main event Sunday at Glyndon. More information is available on Facebook and the track website, www.buffaloriverracing.com.last_img read more

first_imgBatesville, IN—On Tuesday afternoon the Batesville Police Department and the Batesville Fire and Rescue responded to the intersection of State Road 46 and State Road 129 for a two-vehicle crash. During the initial investigation by officers, they determined that an SUV driven by Carleen Weiler, 69, of Batesville was starting to turn left onto State Road 46 while the traffic light was red.  A van driven by Ethan Eckstein, 24, of Brookville, was traveling westbound on State Road 46 and collided with Weiler’s SUV. Both drivers were transported to Margaret Mary Heath for non-life-threatening injuries.  There were passengers in both vehicles who were both uninjured.last_img read more