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Ocean Outdoor chooses London’s Air Ambulance as charity of the year

first_imgOcean Outdoor chooses London’s Air Ambulance as charity of the year Howard Lake | 26 September 2012 | News  53 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporate donated services London AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Outdoor media owner Ocean Outdoor has chosen London’s Air Ambulance as its chosen charity. It will use its prominent outdoor digital sites to raise funds by promoting the organisation’s work and supporting its fundraising.This gets underway this week with promotions of National Air Ambulance Week which takes place this year between September 24 and 30.Londoners are being invited to Wear Red on Friday 28 September and to donate at least £1 to the London service in return. Advertisement “London has just one air ambulance for 10 million people and treated more than 2,000 seriously injured people last year,” says Ocean Outdoor Marketing Manager Helen Beacham. “It’s a service which relies heavily on public donations. By using our premium digital network we can promote the work of the service and help ensure that it continues to save lives.”www.londonsairambulance.co.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Could Trump Snub Indiana on Ag Secretary Pick?

first_img SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Could Trump Snub Indiana on Ag Secretary Pick? Could Trump Snub Indiana on Ag Secretary Pick? Facebook Twitter U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a North Dakota Democrat, tops President-elect Donald Trump’s list to be the next Agriculture Secretary. The question remains, however, whether she will accept the post. Washington media reports suggest that if she leaves the Senate for the Department of Agriculture, Heitkamp will likely be giving up her Senate seat to a Republican. Democrats are hoping she would turn down the offer because it would give Republicans a chance to increase their thin majority in the Senate, which stands at 52 seats. However, former North Dakota Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan says Heitkamp can win reelection because North Dakotans “like and trust” her.Heitkamp met with Trump earlier this month and is also considered to be a potential Energy Secretary, though former Texas Governor Rick Perry is the likely front-runner for that post. Heitkamp is viewed as a vocal advocate for farmers and would be a small signal of bipartisanship under the Trump administration.Source: NAFB News Service By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 12, 2016 Facebook Twitter Previous articleNon-OPEC Oil-Producing Countries Agree to Cut Output Along with OPECNext articleIndiana Dairy Promotes Milk and Santa Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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For Big 12 playoff hopefuls, losing isn’t an option

first_imgLinkedin Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Dean Straka ReddIt printWhen the Horned Frogs were left out of the inaugural College Football Playoffs in 2015, despite ending their season as co-Big 12 champions with an 11-1 record, head coach Gary Patterson kept his explanation simple: They had to go undefeated to control their destiny, and they didn’t.A perfect record may once again be the requirement for the Frogs, or any Big 12 playoff hopeful, if they want a crack at the playoff this year.The playoff committee will begin releasing their rankings in just less than two weeks, and with the committee largely composed of the same members from last season, we should have a fairly decent idea of what to expect.And small Big 12 schools shouldn’t hold their breath waiting on some love.Last year TCU, Baylor, Ohio State, Alabama and Oregon all finished the season with one loss, and only Florida State (FSU) ended undefeated.At the end of the season, ESPN had the Big 12 ranked as the strongest Power-Five conference. However, that wasn’t enough to keep the playoff committee from deciding that all the other one-loss teams, which were coincidentally all big-name programs, belonged in the playoffs over TCU and Baylor.As for FSU, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fought with the Big 10 all season for the ignominious title of the weakest P-5 conference in the power rankings. Even then, the Seminoles routinely struggled, gutting out ugly win after ugly win.But they walked away undefeated, and fell into the No. 3 seed in the playoffs before getting embarrassed by Oregon in Pasadena.It also didn’t help that Baylor and TCU were declared Big 12 co-champions, while the other competitors flat out won their respective conferences. Then again, the job of the committee is to choose the best four teams, not simply the teams that outright won their conference.Speculate all you want, but the message was clear that two qualities were needed to make the playoffs. First was being a big-name program with a rich history and great marketability. Second was being undefeated.Neither TCU nor Baylor possessed the former. That was beyond their control, and that hasn’t changed one bit this season.The latter was feasible for one of the two to accomplish.  A 21-point fourth quarter lead was not enough for the Frogs in Waco, though, and West Virginia had other plans for the Bears in Morgantown.That brings us to 2015, where aside from the Frogs and Bears, the Big 12 comes back much weaker than it was a year ago.Gone is the Kansas State powerhouse led by Jake Waters and Tyler Lockette. Gone is the national championship hype that surrounded Oklahoma for so many seasons. The Texas Longhorns are suffering from their worst stretch in over 50 seasons. West Virginia is slowly falling off the map after a hot start. And winless Kansas may be arguably the worst FBS team in the nation.Oklahoma State has made some noise going 6-0, but the Cowboys still carry some of the negative stigma from a disappointing 6-6 campaign in 2014. Until they have a signature win, the odds will be against them to crack the top four.As a whole, the strength of competition within the Big 12 has decreased from what it was a year ago, at least from the viewpoint of the few title contenders.That’s what’s scary. If the committee wasn’t impressed with the Big 12’s superior resume from last year, no one should expect its opinion to be any higher this season. The margin for error is zero.From what we’ve seen from the AP Poll thus far, conference opinions are playing a factor in the rankings, as subjective and inaccurate as those opinions may be.All you have to do is look at the reigning national champion Ohio State Buckeyes and see how they compare to the Frogs. Both teams have had their slips, and they’ve objectively struggled against opponents that they were expected to dominate, but the two have found ways to win and remain undefeated.That’s why it’s eye-opening that Ohio State has stayed put at its preseason No. 1 ranking all year long, while the Frogs have bounced like a pinball between No. 2 and No. 4 after entering the season at No. 2.What’s also startling is that Baylor, also undefeated, has not overtaken Ohio State for the No. 1 spot despite having soundly defeated every opponent they’ve faced, unlike the Buckeyes.Given the way the polls have treated the Frogs and the Bears even while they’re undefeated, it’s not unfathomable to vision them taking a significant drop in the rankings if they suffer one loss.It’s not rocket science. Small Big 12 schools that lack the rich history of institutions like Ohio State, Alabama, and LSU are not easily welcomed into the top of the college football world.People want to find a flaw, and a loss for either school is something that will be jumped on immediately. Like Florida State in the ACC last season, being undefeated is what is keeping Big 12 teams in the picture seven weeks in.At Big 12 Media Days in Dallas in July, however, Patterson argued against the notion that a team has to avoid a loss to make the playoffs.“Ohio State lost to Virginia Tech in their opener last season and still won a national championship,” Patterson said. “I don’t believe you have to be undefeated.”And Patterson is right; you shouldn’t have to be. The only problem is that TCU and Baylor are not Ohio State.It’s a battle between schools of less than 20,000 students each that just broke on to the national scene against a longtime heavyweight with a rich history and possibly the largest fan base in college football. Like it or not, the latter usually wins that political battle.Is it fair? Not one bit. Are the Frogs, Bears, and even the Cowboys more talented than the public perceives them to be? 100 percent.If you want, you can dismiss the AP Poll, because with the BCS system in the history books, it determines nothing in deciding the national champion.What can’t be forgotten, however, is that the playoff committee does use the poll as a base in their rankings, which hold all the power. That can be unnerving.With the heart of the schedule approaching for the three unscathed teams left in the Big 12, mistakes can’t be made. Maybe it will be a matter of surviving a trap game. Maybe it will be outplaying the opponent in Fort Worth on Black Friday. Anything can happen, and that’s what makes college football so beautiful.At the end of the day, though, barring any unforeseen circumstances in another conference, the outlook appears to allow for only one Big 12 playoff representative at this rate, and only if that one squad runs the table.If the Frogs want to be that one team, the golden ticket will be posting a zero in the right hand column. Otherwise they may be smelling peaches for the second consecutive season. Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ ReddIt Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Twitter Baylor coach Art Briles, right and TCU Gary Patterson talks before their NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson) Facebook Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Linkedin Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts Previous articleLibrary’s west entrance is up for a renovationNext articleThe Skiff: October 22, 2015 Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championshipslast_img read more

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No. 7 TCU baseball win 7-2 in Schlossnagle’s 700th career victory

first_imgBenton McDonald TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Facebook + posts All four pitchers that came on in relief of King would record a strikeout as the team struck out a season-high 16 opposing batters. Sophomore Jake Eissler and junior Durbin Feltman struck out six of the seven batters they faced. First-year James Notary also struck out a batter in his one inning of relief.“I thought we made better pitches,” Schlossnagle said when comparing his team’s performance to Sunday’s loss. “We executed some good pitches, I thought Notary was really good, Feltman was awesome, and that was good to see.”The team wrapped up their eight-game homestand with the win and will travel to California to participate in the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic this weekend.The Horned Frogs will play USC Friday at 8 p.m., UCLA Saturday at 9 p.m., and Vanderbilt Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Previous articleHoroscope: March 7, 2018Next articlePrimary election results signal changes for the Democratic Party Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddItcenter_img Twitter ReddIt printTCU baseball’s head coach Jim Schlossnagle earned his 700th career victory with a 7-2 win over UT-Rio Grande Valley Tuesday night.“I just want to get to 701 as quick as possible,” Schlossnagle said. It was his 623rd win as the head coach at TCU.The team’s bounce-back victory after a 15-2 loss to UC-Irvine last Sunday was headlined by their hitting prowess.Left fielder Josh Watson’s three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning gave the Horned Frogs a 3-0 lead that they would never relinquish.Second baseman Coby Boulware then scored from first on a double from right fielder Connor Wanhanen to extend the team’s lead to four in the bottom of the second.After starting pitcher Charles King had four strikeouts in the first three innings, UT-Rio Grande Valley began the fourth inning with back-to-back hits, and shortstop Ivan Estrella scored from third on a sacrifice groundout by first baseman Austin Siener.The Horned Frogs responded in the bottom of the fourth with back-to-back home runs from first baseman Luken Baker and left fielder Josh Watson to give the team a 7-1 lead.Josh Watson and Luken Baker had back-to-back home runs in TCU’s 7-2 victory.Photo courtesy: GoFrogs.com“The difference in the game was the power– the home runs,” Schlossnagle said. “We only out-hit them by two, the difference was the three homers.”Baker and Watson have now combined for six home runs in the team’s first 11 games and Watson is batting .462.“I’m sticking to my approach and plan at the plate and just continuing to get pitches to hit that are in my zone and putting good swings on them,” Watson said.Schlossnagle praised Watson’s abilities at the plate this season and how it forces teams to pitch to one of the best hitters in college baseball– Luken Baker.“Can’t say any more than we already said,” Schlossnagle said. “We had a runner on third base and two outs, Luken Baker up, and they had to pitch to him and he hit a home run.” Twitter Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Linkedin Facebook Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Courtesy: GoFrogs.com Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor.last_img read more

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Limerick farmer wins Bord Bia Award

first_imgLinkedin WhatsApp NewsCommunityEnvironmentHealthLimerick farmer wins Bord Bia AwardBy Staff Reporter – November 2, 2016 1214 Email Twitter DAIRY AWARDS – OVERALL CATEGORY WINNERS:·         Large Herd Category: The judges were particularly impressed by John Hannigan from Dromcollogher Co. Limerick who supplies Kerry Co-Op, who has focussed on breeding to build a solid foundation for his farm of over 110 Friesian cows.·         Small/Medium Herd Category: According to the judges John Joe and Theresa O’Sullivan’s dairy farm in Rosscarbery Co. Cork, supplying Lisavaird Co-op, is a hive of productivity. They milk 70 cows on 45 hectares, with cows grazing over 300 days a year every year. Biodiversity was noted to be a key feature on this excellent dairy farm with a habitat, some woodland, an ancient fort and an orchard where John Joe practices his hobby of beekeeping.·         Liquid/Winter Milk Category: Dermot Sherry, Drumhillock, Co. Monaghan is using grass measurement and management to improve productivity on his farm. Supplying LacPatrick Co-Op, cow numbers this year reached a peak of 118, up from 70 just a few years ago.  Mr and Mrs Hannigan with Aidan Cotter of Bord BiaJOHN HANNIGAN, a dairy farmer from Dromcollogher, has been named among Ireland’s ‘greenest’ farmers at Bord Bia’s inaugural Origin Green Sustainable Producer Awards.Along with seven other beef and dairy producers, Mr. Hannigan’s farm was chosen as one of the most sustainable, efficient and environmentally-friendly farms in the country, following a ceremony in Portlaoise attended by over 230 farmers and senior representatives from the farming and agri-food industry. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Nominated in the Large Herd Category, John Hannigan milks 112 cows on 63 hectares and supplies the Kerry Co-Op. The farm is where Highmount Kenny was bred, and judges were impressed by Mr. Hannigan’s management of breeding, with a careful focus on milk solid production.A total of 28 farms from across the country were selected as finalists for the competition, from which eight producers were awarded as winners of their particular category.center_img Print ·         Carbon Footprint Reduction Category: Patrick Brennan, a farmer outside Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary, who milks over 170 cows and supplies Arrabawn Co-Op, has made small changes resulting in large efficiency gains. Patrick’s attention to detail and tweaks to his system have resulted in a reduction of the carbon footprint of this farm. Advertisement Facebook Previous articleSocials – Mary Immaculate College Grads October 2016Next articlePedestrian killed on N24 Limerick to Waterford Road Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

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Director of UX Design and Assessment

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Director of UX Design and Assessment is an essential part ofthe IT Experience & Engagement (ITE²) unit of the Division ofInformation Technology. The Director of UX Design and Assessmentwill report to the Executive Director of ITE² and will lead andwork closely with each functional area to improve user experiencethrough designing and evaluating user-facing platforms, services,and mechanisms of engagement. To this end, the Director of UXDesign and Assessment will conduct user research to discover users’needs, wants, and limitations and turn the user research findingsinto design solutions. The Director of UX Design and Assessmentwill also provide guidance and expert advice to other units withinthe Division on user experience related topics and assist indeveloping UX-centered strategies. A key responsibility of thisposition is to drive improvement of the user experience across theDivision’s various platforms and mechanisms of user engagement inorder to provide University value for all Virginia Tech students,faculty, staff, and affiliates who interact with IT systems andservices.The Director of UX Design and Assessment will also provideleadership and support to the Division in defining and assisting inthe execution of assessment programs where requested for Divisionactivities. For applicable activities, this position will consultwith senior leaders and create a framework to measure outcomes andenable data-informed decision making. These engagements may alsoinclude assessment education and consultation, administration ofassessment processes, data collection, and data analysis.The Director of UX Design and Assessment will identify theeducational needs around user-centered design and strategicassessment, develop and conduct educational programs for VT staffand students on these topics.The Director of UX Design and Assessment will be able to operateboth strategically and operationally across a range of areas. Therole is expected to synthesize diverse viewpoints to balanceorganizational operations and interests with user experiencerequirements, needs, and desires. The Director of UX Design andAssessment will seek to identify areas of strategic value toimprove the user experience, will serve as a leader and knowledgeexpert on our users, and will strive to enable a consistent userexperience within the ITE² unit. The Director of UX Design andAssessment will be an ambassador who seeks to grow the footprintand return on investment of user experience design within theDivision. The Director of UX Design and Assessment will assist teammembers in bringing user-impacting projects from concept toexecution and implementation. The Director of UX Design andAssessment will provide expert guidance and contribute tosystematically collect and analyze data about the operationaleffectiveness of the services and the programs provided by theDivision. The Director of UX Design and Assessment will design andconduct educational programs to promote user centered designapproach and value focused assessment.Required Qualifications- Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology or relatedfield.- 30 months experience in web development (HTML, CSS, andJavascript).- 54 months teaching experience at college level.- 48 months experience with visual and multimedia design tools suchas Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere.- 24 months experience with assisting and supporting faculty andstudents in the use of technology tools and the integration ofthese tools in all phases of their instructional and researchactivities.- 12 months experience in working proactively as part of a team anddeliver work with limited need for oversight.- 36 months experience with key programs such as Microsoft Word,Excel and PowerPoint.- 6 months experience in conducting user experience designevaluations.Appointment TypeRegularSalary Information67,621Review DateAugust 31, 2020Additional Information{sTAOther19}The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact (insert name) at (insertemail address) during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: August 3, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

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Christ Church risk student safety at bops

first_imgFor the last five years, Christ Church has failed to comply with its own fire safety regulations at bops.The regulations, dating from 2012, limit the number of students allowed to attend events in the JCR where bops take place. They were introduced after a fire in Peckwater Quad in 2011.The capacity limit of 130 people was not enforced until the final bop of Michaelmas 2017, when a ‘one in one out’ policy led to a large queue outside the JCR.In an email seen by Cherwell, that was sent to JCR members during the vacation, Junior Censor Geraldine Johnson explained why the fire safety policy had suddenly been enforced.She said she had been informed “very late in the day” about a regulation that “limited the JCR’s capacity to only 130, with up to 170 allowed exceptionally with a managed evacuation plan in place.”She went on to say the regulations had existed “ever since the College Surveyor undertook a risk assessment following a serious fire in Peck in 2012.”In a statement to Cherwell, the Dean of Christ Church, Martyn Percy, said: “We acknowledge that the failure to ensure that the fire regulations were widely understood beforehand was an unfortunate oversight.“However, there is no evidence that conditions for students were unsafe at previous bops and, fortunately, no students have come to harm.”One Christ Church student told Cherwell: “In previous years, you were allowed to bring as many guests as you liked. People just let their friends in at the gate. It was chaos.”Another said: “I think it’s concerning that the college has flouted their own safety rules in the past, [they have] also compromised the trust between the college and its students.“It’s good that this is now being taken more seriously in light of recent events.”When asked why she and previous censors had not been made aware of the safety regulations, the Junior Censor told Cherwell: “Colleges are complicated organisations.“The Junior Censors are told to a certain extent about our responsibility towards fire safety, but we’re not the primary fire safety officers.”She added: “I don’t think we’ve [previously] been massively exceeding the number limits in a way that would have caused serious fire risks.”Johnson said it was only while in the process of checking the capacity of the Graduate Common Room for a private party earlier in Michaelmas term that she realised there mightbe a capacity issue for the JCR.The Dean said: “We take the safety of the whole college community extremely seriously. Once the Censors became aware of the need to limit numbers at bops, conditionswere reviewed.“Over the Christmas vacation, the alarm system was upgraded and additional evacuation management procedures were put into place.“The good news is that we can now increase the safe upper limit to 170 for bops, something we hope our students will welcome.”last_img read more

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News story: Animal medicines improvement notice: Mallon Veterinary Practice

first_img the premises must be registered with the RCVS as a veterinary practice premise evidence of registration must be provided to the VMD This notice was issued to Mallon Veterinary Practice as the veterinary practice is not registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as a veterinary practice premise, contrary to Schedule 3, Paragraph 8 (1) of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VMR).The improvements required are: This Notice has been complied withlast_img

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Senate approves executive cabinet nominees

first_imgStudent senators debated questions of religion, gender and morality on Monday evening as they voted on the remaining candidates for Notre Dame’s student government executive cabinet.Student body president junior Elizabeth Boyle and vice president sophomore Patrick McGuire took office two weeks ago, but four of their executive cabinet positions have been unfilled since April 1. A highly contested provision of the Student Union constitution prevented the nominees — who will be studying abroad for the first month of their terms — from being approved for the roles.Last week, the student senate passed a resolution allowing the abroad executive cabinet nominees to be considered for the roles. On Monday, senators interviewed the nominees for the four remaining director positions via a video conference call.Boyle and McGuire’s nominee for director of the Gender Relations department, junior Anne Jarrett, faced an exceptionally controversial hearing. Several senators raised concerns about two of Jarrett’s tweets, which were critical of Catholic sexual doctrine and men.Dillon Hall senator, freshman Samuel Delmer, read an excerpt of one of Jarrett’s tweets from February 6. “I see the [Catholic] faith as inherently against female empowerment and sexual freedom,” the tweet said.Some senators said that Jarrett’s personal views about the Catholic Church could put work at the Department of Gender Relations at odds with Notre Dame’s mission.“The fact that [Jarrett] see[s] the faith as inherently against female empowerment — not just the faith as it is now — shows that while [Jarrett] advance[s] female empowerment at this University, [Jarrett] will … see part of that as counteracting the Catholic faith,” Delmer said. Jarrett, however, told the senators that personal opinions wouldn’t interfere with the mission to strengthen gender relations on campus.“I’m not here to teach or promote my own agenda … but rather, I am here to … work for every single student on Notre Dame’s campus to better their daily lives,” Jarrett said.Additionally, Jarrett explained that their values and vision for the department aligned with several guiding principles of the University — namely, the values of love, acceptance and empathy.Boyle served in the same role as the director of the Gender Relations department this past year before taking office as student body president. Speaking from her background, Boyle said Jarrett had the necessary experience and skills to succeed in the role.“Talking about gender relations is something very difficult — and something that Notre Dame has a lot to grow in,” Boyle said.  “Bringing diversity and diversity of thought [into student government] is exceptionally important.”Jarrett was also a vocal critic of the controversial letter to the editor decrying leggings, which was published in The Observer on March 25. In protest, Jarrett tweeted a picture wearing leggings. Several hundred people responded to the tweet, and many verbally harassed Jarrett on the topic of body and sexual worth.In response, Jarrett issued a tweet on March 29 that said, “The only thing this has taught me is that men are gross and they don’t deserve opinions and I categorically do not want to [have sex with] them.”Fisher Hall senator sophomore DC Morris questioned Jarrett about the tweet, raising concerns about Jarrett working effectively with men on campus. Jarrett said the tweet was simply a reaction to feelings of fear and isolation.“That was a pretty difficult thing for me to go through as a female-presenting person on the Internet,” Jarrett said. “As director of Gender Relations, I would want to make sure that we have discussions about how to relate to other genders on campus in ways that don’t make people feel alienated or hurt or sad or scared.”Senators debated extensively about Jarrett’s ability to serve in the director role. While many argued that Jarrett was too radical for the position and that the tweets were disqualifying, others maintained Jarrett’s experience and dedication made a worthy candidate.The senate ultimately approved Jarrett, despite opposition from several members. The remaining abroad nominees were approved unanimously. In the following weeks, the senators plan to examine the University’s new Residential Life policies announced this past Thursday, April 11. The policy changes — which are designed to encourage students to live on campus all four years — will also prevent off-campus students from fully participating in activities sponsored by their former residence halls. Many senators said that the new changes could alienate students of color, low-income students and members of the LGBTQ community who may have alternative reasons for moving off campus.Senators are currently drafting a resolution calling the University to reverse the changes for off-campus students. They have also invited Erin Hoffmann Harding, vice president for student affairs, to speak about the changes at an upcoming senate meeting.“This is something we need to act on quickly,” Duncan Hall senator freshman Jackson Oxler said. “All the classes at Notre Dame … care about this.”Tags: Director of Gender Relations, Notre Dame Student Senate, Senatelast_img read more

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Midway Oil opens Irving stations in Poultney and Fair Haven

first_imgMidway Oil Corp & Affiliates,Frank Trombetta of Midway Oil has opened Poultney and Fair Haven’s first Irving Oil gas stations, expanding the regional brand to the community. They are located at 267 Main Street in Poultney and 38 Main Street in Fair Haven.‘Midway Oil is a locally owned, family operated Vermont business that has served the community since 1925,’ said Trombetta. ‘Irving Oil’s reputation of being a family-owned company with a deep community commitment fell in line with our values and motivated us to join the brand. Their growth in Vermont has been particularly impressive. We are excited to expand the Irving brand here and are looking forward to continuing to serve the members of our community.’Midway Oil is owned by the Trombetta and Merone families. The company supplies fuel for 53 gas stations and owns 20 locations in Vermont and upstate New York.Irving Oil, based in St John, New Brunswick, is a leading energy refiner and marketer currently growing across the Northeast. It credits its typically lower prices to having a nearby refinery located in St John, about 100 miles up the coast from Bar Harbor, Maine. The Poultney and Fair Haven stores are two of several new sites to recently open in the state. The Poultney Snack Shop is located adjacent to Green Mountain College and offers complete convenience store service with a variety of products at competitive prices including, Irving clean gasoline, Green Mountain Coffee, beer, wine, and tobacco products. The Fair Haven Smart Shop offers similar competitive prices and features a Dunkin’ Donuts satellite in the store. Both stores participate in Irving’s gas savings program with Shaw’s Supermarkets.‘We’re very pleased to expand the Irving name in Vermont,’ said Harry Hadiaris, general manager of Irving Oil Marketing. ‘Irving is always looking to partner with businesses that share our values for excellent customer service and a great fueling experience; we know that’s exactly what Midway Oil will provide.’About Irving OilWith over 800 fueling locations in New England and Atlantic Canada, Irving Oil, a Fort Reliance company, is a leader in the Northeast in refining and fuel marketing. Since its founding in 1924 to today, Irving’s reputation is based on providing the very best in customer service and products. As a regional family-owned company, Irving serves its community by focusing on corporate social responsibility, and was the first ever oil company to win a USEPA Clean Air Excellence Award for its clean gasoline. To learn more about Irving Oil visit www.IrvingOil.com(link is external).last_img read more

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