Junior Declan Sullivan died Wednesday when a film tower fell over during football practice. He was 20. The accident happened around 4:50 p.m. at the LaBar Practice Complex, located on the southeast side of campus, according to a University press release. Sullivan was a resident of Fisher Hall. He was filming a football practice at the LaBar Practice Complex as part of his job for the Department of Athletics’ video crew. Sullivan was a writer for The Observer and frequently contributed to the Scene section. University President Fr. John Jenkins notified students in an e-mail Wednesday night. “No words can convey the shock and grief we all are experiencing. Declan was a well-liked, bright and enthusiastic film and marketing student and a valued member of the Notre Dame family. His death is a tremendous loss that will be felt very deeply and we share in your grief during this incredibly difficult time,” Jenkins said. Sullivan was filming from a hydraulic scissorlift when the incident occurred. He was transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, where he later died. “We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss,” Jenkins said in an earlier statement. “Our hearts go out to the student’s family and friends and our prayers and profound sympathies are with them during this incredibly difficult time. The loss of someone so young is a terrible shock and a great sadness. Our entire community shares in the family’s grief.” The cause of the accident is being investigated. The University will gather tomorrow for a Mass of Remembrance at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at 10 p.m.
Broadway.com has confirmed that Great White Way alum Stephen Campbell Moore will star opposite the previously reported Nicole Kidman in the U.K. premiere of Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51. Directed by Michael Grandage, the production will play a limited engagement at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre September 5 through November 21. Opening night is set for September 14.Moore created the role of Irwin in the original London production of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, and also played the character in the Broadway, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong incarnations as well as the film adaptation. Other stage credits include Berenice, All My Sons, Clybourne Park and Chimerica. Moore has additionally been seen on TV and film in projects including A Good Woman, Wallis and Edward, Lark Rise to Candleford, Ben-Hur and Season of the Witch.Does Rosalind Franklin (Kidman) know how precious her photograph is? In the race to unlock the secret of life it could be the one to hold the key. With rival scientists looking everywhere for the answer, who will be first to see it and more importantly, understand it? Anna Ziegler’s play looks at the woman who cracked DNA and asks what is sacrificed in the pursuit of science, love and a place in history. View Comments
Vermont tourism officials are expecting a busy foliage season this year and encourage visitors to take advantage of midweek deals being offered through the fall. Dozens of inns, hotels, historic sites and museums are offering a variety of midweek specials during the fall foliage season as part of the statewide Midweek Peek promotion organized by the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. Deals range from discounted lodging to reduced admission prices to free Vermont products. For details, visit www.VermontVacation.com/midweek(link is external). Foliage season is an incredibly popular time to come to Vermont, but visitors can still find a diverse range of options for lodging, dining and activities, especially midweek, says Vermont Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Bruce Hyde. Fall in Vermont is spectacular any day of the week, and we hope people will take advantage of the special Midweek Peek deals around the state.During fall foliage, Vermont s magnificent countryside shimmers in red, orange, green and gold, drawing millions of visitors here from all corners of the globe. Vermont forestry experts agree with the prediction that a beautiful foliage season is on the way. The trees throughout Vermont received an abundance of moisture this summer, which is one of the key ingredients to a bright foliage season, says Ginger Anderson, Chief of Forest Management for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. Vermont is currently experiencing a drying trend and will begin to transition into typical fall weather with warm days and cool nights. As that happens, we expect Vermont’s foliage to display magnificent autumn color.The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing offers a number of resources on its website at www.VermontVacation.com(link is external) for foliage season visitors. The site includes tips on planning ahead, a Lodging Availability Forecaster, and the Foliage Forecaster, which shows the progression of the colors across Vermont during a typical foliage season. Also included are seasonal stories and 20 different suggested driving tours. Visitors can also access the Vermont Travel Planner, an extensive database of lodging, dining, events, attractions and recreational opportunities. Weekly foliage reports will begin on Sept. 15 and will be available on www.VermontVacation.com(link is external) and also the state s toll-free visitor information line 1-800 VERMONT. Reports will be updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of October.Visitors make 14.3 million trips to Vermont each year and visitor spending adds an estimated $1.57 billion to the state s economy, according to VDTM research. The research shows that 23 percent of those visits, or 3.7 million, are during the fall season. Vermont is also the nation s leading producer of maple syrup and attributes much of its fall foliage beauty to the high concentration of sugar maples, the official state tree.Source: Vermont Department of Tourism
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Gillette News Record:Nearly 600 locked-out Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal miners waiting for a call to return to work may not get that call.While Contura Energy Inc. continues to negotiate with the federal government to close its deal to buy the mines from bankrupt Blackjewel LLC, the deal may not be completed before Blackjewel runs out of money and has to liquidate the mines. That was one of the takeaways from Contura’s 2019 second quarter earnings call Wednesday morning.If that happens, Contura, which sold the mines to Blackjewel in 2017 and is still on the hook to reclaim them, would move into full reclamation mode, said Andy Eidson, the company’s chief financial officer.Recognizing that the sale “is wholly dependent on reaching an agreement” over federal leases, Blackjewel is “on a pretty tight clock on day-to-day operating funds,” Eidson said. “It’s not an absolute certainty an agreement will be reached before (Blackjewel has to convert its Chapter 11 bankruptcy to) Chapter 7.”Eidson said if that’s the case, Contura has crunched the numbers and believes it can do the required reclamation at the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines for about $100 million over a period of eight to 10 years. While the company has bonded for about $250 million to do that work, the bond amount is a high-end projection of reclaiming the land that includes things like buying expensive equipment Contura already has.The preferred outcome continues to be reaching an agreement with the federal government and reopening the mines, Eidson said. However, Contura also is prepared for the alternative. Going straight to reclamation is “certainly something we would rather not deal with, but if this is the way we have to deal with it, we believe the net impact to the company would be very manageable going forward.”More: Contura not ‘particularly interested’ in PRB long-term Contura CEO: It’s possible Eagle Butte, Belle Ayr coal mines will never reopen
Midwest utility Evergy proposes new renewable energy investments, faster coal plant closures FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Kansas City Business Journal:Evergy Inc. announced on Wednesday a new five-year strategic plan designed to speed its transition to cleaner energy and — importantly — to do so as a stand-alone company.The plan results from a review by a special committee put together by the Kansas City-based utility and activist investor Elliott Management Corp. In line with a deal Evergy and Elliott reached in late February, the committee was charged with recommending to increase shareholder value by investing more in Evergy’s infrastructure and increasing reliance on renewable energy — or by seeking a sale.As part of the plan, Evergy expects to invest roughly $4.8 billion to upgrade its electrical grid, improve customer service platforms and increase access to renewable energy.Evergy has been on a path to increasing sustainable energy, [Evergy Chief Customer Officer Chuck] Caisley said, “but what this will do is make some investments to accelerate that.” That will mean additional investment in wind power but also adding solar power and battery storage. The price of large-scale solar power generation has come down and will be competitive within five to seven years, he said.Peak production from solar occurs at midday in Evergy’s territory (much of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas), which doesn’t completely match peak demand times in the summer, he said. The wind generates the most power at night, when demand is lowest. That’s where battery storage comes into play.A big part of the plan is to ask Kansas and Missouri for assistance in speeding the retirement of Evergy’s coal-fired power plants. Caisley said the company would ask the states to issue bonds to pay off all debt owed on the plants. Evergy would repay the bonds through a line on customer’s bills. Caisley noted that customers already pay the cost of the coal plants. With the bonds, the company will reduce interest owed on the plant debt and free up money to invest in more efficient systems. Also, by relying more on wind and solar power, the company will reduce fuel costs.[Brian Kaberline]More: Evergy, Elliott Management agree on a renewable-increasing strategic plan, avert a sale
It’s officially summer and we’re proud to announce that our July issue is live and out in a newsstand near you. For this month’s feature, get behind the wheel with folks from across the Blue Ridge as they share their essential summer road trips to take across the region. Also in this issue, we cover the folklore of the region, learn how mountain lions are making a comeback, and why it’s never too late to pick up a new adventure sport. All that and more below!
After the previous director of the Zadar Tourist Board, Ante Rados, resigned, the Zadar Tourist Board announced a tender for a newThe competition states that the candidate must have at least three years of work experience in the field of tourism, have completed at least a specialist graduate professional or graduate university study, make a proposal for its work program of the tourist board for the next calendar year and speak at least one foreign language.But in the whole story all this is less important, as well as diplomas and various recognitions, etc.… the only thing that matters is concrete market experience, knowledge and vision of development. What someone has done so far, what projects he has worked on and led, and practical market experience. Of course, in the whole story we should talk about market development and market processes, not political functions, but it’s all up to us. Do we want market and strategic development or status quo and inertia. We are either growing or stagnant, ie we are losing pace with the competition.”Mine will be the last” – Drazen Grgurovic, President of the Tourist Board of the Tourist BoardIt is interesting that for Zadarski list, the Deputy President of the Tourist Council, Mr. Dražen Grgurović, stated that his last decision was on the new director of the Zadar Tourist Board. “Everyone is talking about whether politics will interfere in this competition. Of course they will, but with only 50 percent, it is simply the same everywhere in the world. That ratio is always 50:50 because the profession is involved with 50 percent when selecting candidates, and politics with 50 and that is the most normal thing in my opinion. I’m just replacing the mayor in this position, I’m not from the profession, but that’s why there are people in the Tourist Council who will take care that the future director protects the interests of tourism, and mine will be the last ” Grgurovic told Zadarski list.Who’s crazy here? What kind of democracy, profession, Tourist Council when Mr. Grgurović as the Deputy President of the Tourist Council, otherwise a doctor of general medicine by profession and who himself declares that he is not competent and professional, decides who will be elected. What, then, is the meaning of the competition? Pro forme, how to satisfy the procedure?And then we wonder how to proceed? Not at all. One is politics, the other is the market and strategic development, and it is on the latter that we fall the most.In any case, the deadline for submitting applications with evidence of fulfilling the conditions of the tender is 15 days from the publication of the Tender (August 09, 2018) in Zadarski list, Croatian Employment Service – Zadar Regional Office and on the official website of the Zadar Tourist Board.Side dish: PUBLIC TENDER FOR SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE TOURIST OFFICE OF THE TOURIST BOARD OF THE CITY OF ZADAR | 09.08.-23.08.2018.Related news:ANTE RADOS RESIGNED IN THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR OF ZADAR TZ
The fugitive of the high-profile Bank Bali corruption case, who reportedly is staying in Malaysia, had requested last week through his attorneys that the case review trial be held virtually, citing his health condition as the reason for his absence. He filed the case review petition against his conviction to the South Jakarta Court in early June after being wanted by authorities since his escape in 2009.One of the prosecutors, Ridwan Ismawanta, also asked the judges to reject the online hearing request. He said, citing Supreme Court circular No. 1/2012 on case review procedure, that teleconference hearings could only be held at district courts, prosecutors’ offices and detention centers and were only applicable to prisoners, defendants and witnesses.“The plaintiff’s request [for an online hearing] is disrespectful to the court and [what he did] is contempt of court,” he said.Read also: House deputy speaker reported for not allowing supervisory hearing for Djoko Tjandra’s case He added that Djoko’s absence was unacceptable as his team of lawyers did not present evidence of his health condition.Djoko’s lawyer Andi Putra Kusuma conveyed in last week’s hearing that his client had been ill and could not attend the hearings because he was undergoing medical treatment in Malaysia.The panel of judges did not clearly state whether the case review hearing would be continued or stopped, after adjourning it for around 1.5 hours on Monday afternoon.The team of prosecutors, Ridwan said, refused to sign the dossiers of the hearing, insisting that the defendant must be present for the case review trial.He said the prosecutors’ refusal had not dropped the case review petition yet as he suspected it could be forwarded to the Supreme Court.“The petition must be denied without the presence of the defendant,” he said as reported by tempo.co.Topics : Prosecutors at the South Jakarta District Court have demanded that the panel of judges drop the case review plea filed by notorious fugitive Djoko Soegiharto Tjandra as they also ask for judges to deny the graft convict’s request for a virtual hearing following his consecutive absence.“We demand the panel of judges reject the case review petition filed by Djoko Sugiarto Tjandra and declare the request cannot be accepted,” a team of prosecutors said in the broadcast hearing at the court on Monday.The panel of judges, presided over by judge Nazar Effriandi, held the hearing for the fourth time on Monday, which Djoko failed to attend again.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 10, 2020 Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release, Workforce Development Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center (GJCTC) was approved for $200,000 in funding to continue supporting Phase two of its innovative workforce teaching model, Learn Where You Will Earn, which helps students supplement classroom learning with skills obtained in a business setting.“My administration is thrilled to support the continued success of GJCTC’s efforts to bring career opportunities to students through innovative programs that allow them to obtain knowledge and skills both inside and outside of the classroom,” said Gov. Wolf. “This training offers a pathway to the required certification for employment and potential job placement for graduates and will help fill critical job openings in the skilled trades.”Funded by the Wolf Administration, GJCTC started the program in July 2018 at its satellite campus located in Mission Critical Solutions (MCS), a local business that hires welders. Since then, three 720-hour program classes have been hosted for cohorts consisting of eight students each. Phase one saw 20 students receive their American Welding Society (AWS) certifications and 16 students offered employment in the welding field.Phase two will allow for GJCTC to host three more class sessions throughout December 2021. The new funding will support equipment costs for a 15-ton strap bender with pneumatic pump for use as a teaching tool and to provide financial assistance to students and recruitment efforts.“GJCTC is excited to be included in this important initiative for our region for a second time. Phase two of Learn Where You Will Earn will allow the school to maintain a presence in Bedford County and continue to build on the successes of the past two years,” said GJCTC Supervisor of Adult Education Tricia Rummel. “The continued funding will allow GJCTC to offer training programs that will not only benefit individuals seeking to improve their skills and find employment, but the local businesses and community as a whole will also benefit.”The funding supports Governor Wolf’s commitment to enhancing the growth and competitiveness of Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry by identifying and training a skilled workforce.Additionally, last year the Wolf Administration awarded $200,000 in Manufacturing PA Training to Career funding for the AMPED Business Education Partnership with JWF Industries and MCS. Students in the program learn advanced manufacturing processes including, CNC g-code programming, robotic welding programming, and the latest technology advancement in coordinate measuring machine instruction, and can earn a NIMS CNC Operator certification and an American Welding Society certification in MIG process, which are both nationally recognized.Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative was launched in October 2017, and since then has funded 35 projects and invested more than $9 million through the Training-to-Career program. Training-to-Career grants support projects that result in short-term work-readiness, job placement, or the advancement of manufacturing. The Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career program works collaboratively with local manufacturers to identify and teach missing essential skills for entry level applicants seeking manufacturing employment, engage youth or those with barriers to career opportunities in manufacturing, and advance capacity for local or regional manufacturers.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to manufacturing, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. Governor Wolf: New State Funding Will Take Learning from the Classroom to the Workplace in the Johnstown Area
First Financial Bancorp Logo (PRNewsFoto/First Financial Bancorp)Greensburg, In — Officials from First Financial Bancorp and MainSource say the closing of the merger transaction is scheduled for April 1, 2018, when the two banks will legally become one company.While MainSource will officially be First Financial Bank at that time, it is business as usual for associates and clients of each bank until the transition weekend targeted later in the second quarter, at which time MainSource Bank’s operating systems will convert and its branches will be branded as First Financial Bank branches.“We are extremely pleased that the final step of merging our two banks is now a reality. The integration process is underway and we are excited to continue the First Financial brand as a combined financial institution to better serve our clients and communities,” said Claude E. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Financial.