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Group discusses concerns with printing quota

first_imgThe Student Senate met Wednesday evening to discuss concerns about the new printing quota system and the communication of safety alerts to students.Representatives from the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) presented at the meeting to explain the reasons behind the quota changes.Bob Guthrie, an employee in the OIT department, said the printing department has run a deficit of over $80,000 above their $300,000 budget over the past four years. Although the amount of printing done by undergraduate students has increased over the past four years, budget allocated for printing has stayed the same.“We want you to see from our standpoint what our challenge was, and jointly, we would love to come up with a model that stays within the budget set by the University,” Guthrie said.OIT’s goal is to hit a point where 90 percents of students don’t have a problem with printing quota, he said. OIT will work with the remaining 10 percent who do have an issue and their department to find a solution.“We want to leverage you guys [the Student Senate] to help us come up with a plan that shows due diligence and fiscal responsibility,” Elena Silla, another representative from OIT, said.The Senate also discussed the issue of student safety in light of the shooting over the weekend that injured a Holy Cross student. Students have expressed concern that off-campus violence in the vicinity of Notre Dame is not reported consistently to students via e-mail.“Students feel that these instances of violence affect them greatly and that they deserve to be informed about things that are happening in South Bend,” Michelle McGrath, Farley Hall’s senator, said.In response, student body president Lauren Vidal said the University believes it is the students’ responsibility to be informed citizens.“There are crime statistics and news articles readily available to students online; however, this does not mean that the University needs to send out everything in an e-mail,” Vidal said.Jake Wittenburg, St. Edwards Hall’s senator, countered that students are not likely to check crime statistics websites regularly.The conversation about student safety has been opened and will continue after fall break.Tags: Office of Information Technologies, OIT, OIT department, print quota, printing quota, student senatelast_img read more

Love Works in Nelson County

first_img The LOVE sign at Veritas Nelson isn’t a one-stop shop, either. The gorgeous gem of a county offers several Love Works along scenic routes. At Cardinal Point Winery, the famous four-letter word is spelled out in wine barrels, which are intricately cut and split to depict the “L” word. There’s plenty of space for you to take a picture with that special someone… It’s a sure sign of love! The Love Work at Veritas Vineyards is made of thousands of corks and is suspended above the Veritas wine bar, giving the impression that Love is floating. There is so much love to go around; it’s literally in the air at Veritas Vineyard and Winery! The LOVE sign at Virginia Distillery Company If you aren’t getting off the busy, shimmering ribbon of Route 29, don’t worry- you’ll still have a chance to find love in Nelson. Virginia Distillery Company is safely tucked away Route 29’s roar, but their Love Work sign is front and center. It’s impossible to miss it on the side of the highway. The Virginia Distillery Company logo is featured in the work, while barrel staves, along with a barrel head, spell out LOVE. Practice your best famous-person smile and let your navigator snap a picture or two.center_img Of course, all of these Love Works make up wonderful photo opportunities, and there’s nothing like checking out the wonder of ingenuity. If you’re looking for a way to end- or start- a romantic evening, these signs can help you say how you feel, and who can think of a cuter place to propose? The signs make for a great road trip scavenger hunt for families as well, and kids with active imaginations will have fun making up stories to go along with the Love Works they see as the car zips through Nelson’s meandering roadways and gorgeous scenery.   Because of these signs, even a little drive in Virginia is big on experiences. This is especially true in Nelson County. Scenic drives are awe-inspiring in Nelson, year round. The county’s terrain is varied; it features meadows, wetlands, and mountains. These landmarks are all set against Nelson’s big blue skies. Nelson’s verdant valleys slope gently downward from the peaks of the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains. If you’re looking for a scenic trip in Nelson, enjoy the pleasant drive peppered with views of smooth, green mountains. There’s no doubt that the natural beauty of the landscape in Nelson County makes the perfect backdrop for “Love” signs. Business owners have constructed these Love Works signs, adding more interest to the landscape and more “ooohs” and “ahhhs” to your family drive. Don’t forget- the county is an exceptional place to take photographs! Add some Nelson Love Works to your photos this year! You’re cruising down the highway when you see a huge representation of a word on the side of the road. As you approach the questionable sight, you realize the word is “Love.” It’s hard not to slow down and gawk at these unique attractions, and they’ve been popping up all over Virginia. To celebrate the anniversary of “Virginia is for Lovers,” the official state logo chosen in 1969, huge representations of the word, “Love,” have been constructed all over the Old Dominion State. There are over 200 innovative and interesting Love Works signs throughout Virginia, and the constructions showcase the labor of Virginia businesspeople, craftsmen, and creatives throughout the Commonwealth. If your summer has you taking a car trip with the family, keep your eyes open and your phone’s camera app open! And don’t forget to think about the future while you check out the Love Works of today. One day, things will get back to normal, and when that happens, the restaurants, museums, and other experiences will still be waiting, both in Nelson County and throughout Virginia. For now, though, take the time to stop and check out the Love whenever you can. Wild Man Dan’s Beercentric B&B is located along the Nelson 151 trail. The beer enthusiasts at the helm of this unique craft brewery offer classes, tours, and revolving taps. Adding to the experience is a Love Work made out of kegs and scrap wood that features the Wild Man Dan  logo. Have a beer and view the artistry! If you are looking for excitement, you’ll want to take a trip by the Ski Barn at Wintergreen, where Love is spelled out colorfully in ski and snowboard equipment. Don’t worry about the weather, though- the Ski Barn is open for LOVE year-round! Come in and stock up on sporting goods and souvenirs. last_img read more

Recruitment biggest challenge for Frankie Lim at Perpetual

first_img“We have a lot of work to do,” said Lim in a text message to INQUIRER on Friday.READ: Perpetual hires Frankie Lim as team consultantFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe four-time NCAA champion coach said was personally approached by University of Perpetual Help System Dalta team owner and chairman Antonio L. Tamayo to join the basketball team as a consultant.“Chairman Tamayo took me in. I started last November 24,” he said. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lim has been working diligently with the Altas since his entry, preparing the team with Prince Eze and Keith Pido as the team’s leaders.But the 57-year-old mentor knows that Perpetual needs more pieces to bolster the team going forward.“I know that recruitment will be a challenge for me here,” he said.As for now, Lim is buckling down to work as he will have the Altas compete in the upcoming 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, set to open in January.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Frankie Lim. PBA IMAGESFrankie Lim wouldn’t deny that his new job as the team consultant for Perpetual Altas is going to be a huge challenge.Returning to the collegiate scene after leaving the confines of San Beda in 2011, Lim brings in a fresh eyes for the Altas, who  missed the Final Four last year with a 4-14 record.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES WATCH: Ateneo Blue Eagles’ Isaac Go on SportsIQ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

B52’s come from behind to beat Wolves

first_imgJeff Giacomini hit a lead-taking two RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift his Humboldt B52s past the visiting Sierra Nevada Wolves, 6-5 Saturday night at Bomber Field.The B52s (28-12) will look to complete a three-game series sweep against the Wolves today at 12:05 p.m. Today’s game will be the 2018 season finale for the B52s, and admission is free to all Bomber fans.Saturday’s game was a pitchers duel throughout the first five-and-a-half innings as neither team was able to …last_img

DU discontinues admission forms at UG level

first_imgColleges would be announcing cut-offs on the basis of their past experiences.Admission to Delhi University’s (DU) undergraduate courses will change drastically this year.The university – after consultation with college principals in a three hour-long meeting on Monday – has decided to discontinue the process of filling application forms for seeking admission to any of its affiliated colleges.Till last year, a DU aspirant had the option of either filling a common admission form or applying individually to colleges.”No forms will be sold by the university or the colleges. Colleges will decide on their cut-offs (qualifying marks) based on their previous years’ experience. Students will directly take admission in whichever course they qualify as per the cut-off declared,” said a senior official of the university.This idea, proposed by Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh at Monday’s meeting, received a positive response from all present.However, students seeking admission through sports, SC/ST and ECA quota will have to submit application forms.”Students were earlier applying to all programmes irrespective of what they really wanted to study,” said Meera Ramachandran, principal of Gargi College, who was present at the meeting.By filling just one common form (which was later available in OMR format), students could apply to as many as 63 undergraduate programmes in 63 colleges.last_img read more

Mononucleosis

first_imgDefinitionMononucleosis is a viral infection causing fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands, especially in the neck.See also: Infectious mononucleosis (acute CMV infection)Alternative NamesMono; Kissing diseaseCauses, incidence, and risk factorsMononucleosis, or mono, is often spread by saliva and close contact. It is known as “the kissing disease,” and occurs most often in those age 15 to 17. However, the infection may develop at any age.Mono is usually linked to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), but can also be caused by other organisms such as cytomegalovirus (CMV).SymptomsMono may begin slowly with fatigue, a general ill feeling, headache, and sore throat. The sore throat slowly gets worse. Your tonsils become swollen and develop a whitish-yellow covering. The lymph nodes in the neck are frequently swollen and painful.A pink, measles-like rash can occur and is more likely if you take the medicines ampicillin or amoxicillin for a throat infection. (Antibiotics should NOT be given without a positive Strep test.)Symptoms of mononucleosis include:DrowsinessFeverGeneral discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feelingLoss of appetiteMuscle aches or stiffnessRashSore throatSwollen lymph nodes, especially in the neck and armpitSwollen spleenLess frequently occurring symptoms include:Chest painCoughFatigueHeadacheHivesJaundice (yellow color to the skin)Neck stiffnessNosebleedRapid heart rateSensitivity to lightShortness of breathSigns and testsThe doctor or nurse will examine you. This may show that you have:Swollen lymph nodes in the front and back of your neckSwollen tonsils with a whitish-yellow coveringSwollen liver or spleenSkin rashBlood tests will be done, including:White blood cell (WBC) count – will be higher than normalMonospot test – will be positive for infectious mononucleosis.Antibody titer – tells the difference between a current and previous infectionTreatmentadvertisementThe goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms. Steroid medicine (prednisone) may be given if symptoms are severe.Antiviral drugssuch as acyclovir have little or no benefit.To relieve typical symptoms:Drink plenty of fluids.Gargle with warm salt water to ease a sore throat.Get plenty of rest.Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain and fever.You should also avoid contact sports while the spleen is swollen (to prevent it from rupturing).Expectations (prognosis)The fever usually drops in 10 days, and swollen lymph glands and spleen heal in 4 weeks. Fatigue usually goes away within a few weeks, but may linger for 2 to 3 months.Complications Complications of mononucleosis may include:Bacterial infection of the throatHemolytic anemiaHepatitis with jaundice (more common in patients older than 35)Inflammation of the testicles (orchitis)Nervous system problems (rare), such as:Guillain-Barre syndromeMeningitisSeizuresTemporary facial paralysis (Bells palsy)Uncoordinated movements (ataxia)Spleen rupture (rare; avoid pressure on the spleen)Skin rash (Gianotti-Crosti syndrome – acrodermatitis ofchildhood)Death is possible in people who have aweakened immune system.Calling your health care providerThe initial symptoms of mono feel very much like a typical viral illness. It is not necessary to contact a health care provider unless symptoms last longer than 10 days or you develop the following:Abdominal painBreathing difficultyPersistent high fevers (more than 101.5F)Severe headacheSevere sore throat or swollen tonsilsWeakness in the arm or legsYellow discoloration of your eyes or skinCall 911 or go to an emergency room if you develop:Sharp, sudden, severe abdominal painSignificant difficulty swallowing or breathingStiff neck or severe weaknessPreventionPersons with mononucleosis may be contagious while they have symptoms and for up to a few months afterwards. How long someone with the disease is contagious varies. The virus can live for several hours outside the body. Avoid kissing or sharing utensils if you or someone close to you has mono.ReferencesFrye R, Bailey J, Blevins AE. Clinical inquiries. Which treatments provide the most relief for pharyngitis pain? J Fam Pract. 2011;60(5):293-294.Weber R. Pharyngitis. In: Bope ET, Kellerman RD, eds. Conn’s Current Therapy 2012. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 1.Jenson HB. Epstein-Barr virus. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed.Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 246.Schooley RT. Epstein-Barr virus infection. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2011:chap 385.Review Date:5/15/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

TFA INDUCTS THREE NEW HALL OF FAME MEMBERS

first_imgTouch Football Australia announced the induction of three new members to the prestigious Hall of Fame during the 2007 National Touch League.Dean Russell, Stacey Gregory, and Gary Lawless were honored for their record of long and distinguished service to the sport in Australia in a ceremony during the Open and 20 Years NTL Finals day. All three have been outstanding contributors and servants to the sport over an extended period of time and have been appropriately awarded with one of the highest honours that can be bestowed on an individual in the game in this country by the parent body.The trio’s induction swells the number of members in the Hall of Fame to nineteen. There are thirteen men and six women, all of whom are regarded as champions of the game.Gary Lawless who has represented Australia at five World Cups across the Men’s Open, Men’s 30s, and 35 Years divisions, has 41 World Cup caps to his credit and 6 Test matches, giving him a total of 47 appearances in the green and gold.‘Ginger’Lawless is revered as one of Australia’s best ever players. A master tactician, he was renowned for his toughness, skill level, and intelligence in both attack and defence and played a pivotal role in raising the standard of touch in the Australian Capital Territory during the 1980s and 1990s.He continues to be involved in the sport, coaching and playing in the 2007 Southern Suns Men’s 40s team at this year’s Senior NTL.Stacey Gregory has attended four World Cups across the Mixed Open and Women’s 30s divisions from 1988-2003. She played 38 World Cup games and 9 Test matches, posting 47 games for her country.Many keen observers of the game rate her as the best Mixed player to have ever represented Australia. A hard working and industrious middle, Gregory was also blessed with exceptional ball skills and vision, and fantastic leadership that left many people in awe of her ability to marshal teams and direct them around the park.Dean Russell has attended five World Cups and made 56 appearances for Australia, comprising 43 World Cup games and 13 Test Matches as a player, coach, or assistant coach.Russell has had an exceptional 2007, being granted the honour of being Australia’s joint Flag bearer at the 2007 World Cup, alongside four time Australian Women’s Open World Cup player, Amanda Judd.He assistant coached the Australian Women’s Open team in Stellenbosch South Africa in January where they reaffirmed their position as Australia’s most successful Women’s sporting team at World Cup level by maintaining a 19 year 55 Game winning streak in six pristine World Cup campaigns.Dean Russell and Stacey Gregory have been teammates at club, regional, State, and National Mixed level since 1989 and it is fitting that the two close friends have been inducted into the Hall of Fame together.Dean Russell reflected on the trio’s induction into the TFA Hall of Fame.“It’s a huge honour, a tremendous accolade. Gary Lawless would be in my top three of all time great Open Men’s players in this country – he literally carried ACT on his shoulders for a lot of years. Stacey is the best female Mixed player ever – full stop. To have played with her for so long and to have us both inducted at the same time makes the honour even more special. I’m just humbled by it all. Leading Australia out with the flag in the World Cup was tremendous, and this on a par with that overwhelming sense of pride.” Dean said.The induction of the three luminaries to the Hall of Fame filled Russell with pride.“It’s not a selfish pride, it’s pride that we are recognizing our history and building tradition. Lots of younger players were asking who Gary Lawless was, and this helps us piece together our history and gives young people something to aspire towards – it’s just unbelievable to think of your name being mentioned in the same breath as giants of the game like Karen Smith, Mark Bolland, Terry Jacks, and the rest. You hope some young kid sees that and would one day want to be acknowledged in a similar way” Dean said.The full list of the Touch Football Australia Hall of Fame Members is:Terry Jacks 1988Karen Smith 1988Lisa Neal   1991Ray Lawrence 1990Kerry Norman 1991Glenys Woolcock 1991Ron Wall 1991Mick Mc Call 2003Mark Boland 2003Scott Notley 2003Craig Pierce 2003Katrina Toohey 2003Bob Brindell 2003Peter Mc Neven 2004Peter Bell 2004Rick Borg 2004Gary Lawless 2007Stacey Gregory 2007Dean Russell 2007 2003 2003 2003 2003 004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2004 2004 2003 2003 2004 2004last_img read more

Rep Iden continues important volunteer efforts after becoming lawmaker

first_img After years spent contributing volunteer time and manpower to the Kalamazoo community, Rep. Brandt Iden of Oshtemo isn’t stopping anytime soon. “The holiday season offers a unique opportunity to reflect and give back to those most in need of help,” Rep. Iden said.Perhaps the two most recognizable of the many holiday giving programs in the United States are Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Christmas Campaign and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Rep. Iden has recently donated his time and efforts to both programs.You’ve seen them – the friendly faces of men and women ringing Christmas bells outside of your local grocery stores, asking for small change donations to be given to the needy. Rep. Iden volunteered at locations across Kalamazoo County, ringing the famous bell and collecting donations for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. First started in 1891, the Red Kettle Campaign has been the Salvation Army’s most visible fundraiser. The nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars collected go to assist the 37 million people in poverty in the United States.Additionally, Rep. Iden donated to one of the leading charities for toy distribution in the United States – the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. On Nov. 20, Rep. Iden delivered an armful of toys to the Marines welcoming the donations. Among the top charities in the nation, Toys for Tots remained on the leaderboard for the Philanthropy 400 in 2013 after delivering more than 16.8 million toys to about 7 million children across the country.In addition to donating volunteer time and toys, Rep. Iden also coordinated a donation from himself, as well as state representatives and state senators on both sides of the aisle for Kalamazoo Rotary Club’s Bundle Up Kalamazoo Program. The program accepts monetary donations for coats, hats, gloves, boots, and anything else that will keep children warm throughout the cold winter weather. Items donated for children in kindergarten through 12th grade will be given to Communities in Schools, and adult items will be given to Ministry with Community for distribution to all of those in need.“When we truly commit ourselves to creating a caring environment for everyone in our state, we can see it taking shape before our eyes,” Rep. Iden said. “Volunteering is a great way to get involved and impact our community in a positive way for those who need our help most.”If there’s one thing we know about Rep. Iden, it’s that he deeply values the well-being of his neighbors and wishes to help in any way that he can. Residents and neighbors can be assured – this won’t be the last time you see Rep. Iden giving back to his community. 25Nov Rep. Iden continues important volunteer efforts after becoming lawmaker Categories: Blog Features,Iden News,Newslast_img read more