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Pope-Davis to leave ND

first_imgNotre Dame’s vice president and associate provost Don Pope-Davis will leave the University in July to serve as provost at DePaul University, according to a Wednesday press release. Pope-Davis was elected to his current position in 2007 and worked closely with undergraduate scholarship and research throughout his tenure, the release stated. He is the second Notre Dame vice president and associate provost to leave the University in the past two years to accept a position as chief academic officer at another Catholic university. “From his research accomplishments to faculty support, diversity initiatives, leadership in graduate education and athletics, and resolute commitment to Notre Dame’s Catholic mission, Don has made significant contributions to the life of our University over the past 13 years,” Notre Dame provost Thomas G. Burish said in the press release. “I am immensely grateful to him and know that he will serve DePaul well as its chief academic officer.” Pope-Davis also serves as a professor of psychology and oversees the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Services. He implemented the Undergraduate Academic Code of Honor and is involved with the University’s ROTC programs, the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program, the Office of Disability Services, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, the Snite Museum of Art, First Year of Studies, the Institute for Church Lif, and the Center for Social Concerns, the release stated. Pope-Davis headed the Provost’s Office’s efforts to address various faculty concerns.Before his election as vice president, he spent five years leading the Graduate School. He was assistant vice president from 2002 to 2004, associate vice president from 2005 to 2007 and interim dean of the Graduate School for one year. During his time at Notre Dame, Pope-Davis coordinated the Multicultural Research Institute, directed the TRIO programs to mobilize students from disadvantaged backgrounds and led the Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. He chaired Notre Dame’s Faculty Board on Athletics for three years and served as its NCAA faculty athletics representative.iHis specific interests lie in the development of cultural and racial identities, cultural competency training, development and assessment. Pope-Davis earned his doctorate in counseling psychology from Stanford University and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and theology from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill.last_img read more

Broadway Grosses: Gentleman’s Guide Celebrates Bump After Tony Noms

first_img View Comments Tony nominations were announced on April 29, and many shows received a box office bump hot off the heels of multiple nods. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, which led the pack last week with ten nominations, celebrated its highest gross of 2014 ($580,279) and a capacity of 93.30% (the highest since it began at the Walter Kerr). Beautiful, which received an impressive seven Tony nominations, broke a box office record at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre with their highest gross to date ($1,036,646). Meanwhile, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, after celebrating eight Tony nominations, exceeded capacity for the fourth consecutive week, with A Raisin in the Sun and Aladdin, which both received five nominations, also making appearances in the top five shows by capacity. Raisin was also one of the week’s frontrunners by gross. FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($1,940,102) 2. Wicked ($1,732,110) 3. The Book of Mormon ($1,631,761) 4. Kinky Boots ($1,477,550) 5. A Raisin in the Sun ($1,190,876) Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending May 4: FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.57%) 2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (102.35%)* 3. The Lion King (100.01%) 4. A Raisin in the Sun (100.00%) 5. Aladdin (99.99%) UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. Act One (65.67%) 4. Once (61.13%) 3. Cinderella (60.01%) 2. The Bridges of Madison County (58.01%) 1. Mothers and Sons (42.75%) *Number based on 7 regular performances UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. Violet ($303,237)  4. The Bridges of Madison County ($286,948)  3. Casa Valentina ($275,997) 2. Mothers and Sons ($172,916) 1. The Velocity of Autumn ($130,333)last_img read more

New Leader

first_imgArch Smith has been named leader and director of Georgia 4-H, becoming the eighth state 4-H leader in the program’s 107-year history.Announcing the appointment on Dec. 20, Beverly Sparks, associate dean for extension for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences said, “We are very fortunate to have an individual with Arch’s experience, knowledge and dedication at the helm of the finest 4-H program in the nation.” Georgia 4-H is a program of UGA Cooperative Extension administered by UGA CAES.Smith began his career with UGA Extension as a county agent in Carroll County in 1985. In 1988, he joined the state 4-H staff as director of Rock Eagle 4-H Center, one of the state’s five 4-H centers. In 1995, he became associate state 4-H leader and executive director of the Georgia 4-H Foundation. Smith oversaw significant renovations to the Rock Eagle center, which is the largest 4-H center in the world, and major construction to each of the other Georgia 4-H centers, including the addition of the Fortson 4-H Center.While growing up in Warren County on his family’s cotton and cattle farm, Smith joined 4-H in the fifth grade. He remained active in the organization through college and served as a 4-H camp counselor for four summers.Over the past year, Smith served as interim state 4-H director, leading hundreds of faculty and staff members through the 2010 budget process during which 4-H was proposed for elimination. He led the official response to the budget proposal from Georgia 4-H, which was followed by unplanned support from thousands of current and former 4-H’ers who helped prevent Georgia 4-H from being eliminated. “Arch has done a remarkable job in his interim role of leading Georgia 4-H through some difficult challenges,” Sparks said. “I am confident he will continue to provide outstanding leadership and build additional support for our program.”Smith is both the 4-H director and a CAES senior public service associate faculty member. He is married to the former Brenda Taylor of Atlanta. They have two children, Kristen, a 2008 UGA graduate, and Daniel, currently a CAES undergraduate.last_img read more

$5 million emergency aid approved for storm-damaged Vermont roads and bridges

first_imgThe US Department of Transportation released $5 million in emergency funds to rebuild and repair roads and bridges destroyed or damaged in Vermont by Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont’s congressional delegation announced today. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Tuesday evening notified U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee.  Sanders had been in discussion with LaHood to explain the magnitude of the destruction in Vermont and to convey the state’s need for emergency help.  Sanders said, ‘I want to thank Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood for his quick response to providing emergency help to Vermont in our time of need.  Secretary LaHood has a strong understanding of the magnitude of the disaster that has struck Vermont and the need for immediate federal help and I appreciate that very much. While no one can yet estimate the full extent of the damage and destruction that Vermont has suffered, it is likely that the long-term cost of rebuilding our roads, bridges, rail lines, businesses, homes and public buildings will be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.  For Vermont’s rebuilding effort to be successful, there is no question but that there will have to be strong cooperation between the federal government and the state. Sen. Leahy, Rep. Welch and I will be working as hard as we can to make that happen.’          Leahy said, ‘Never in my life have I witnessed this much destruction in our state, and it breaks my heart to see it. I am grateful to Secretary LaHood and the Department of Transportation for their prompt response to this disaster.  The people of Vermont are resilient, but even the strongest among us can use a helping hand. This emergency aid will help to start rebuilding the many roads and bridges all over Vermont that were destroyed in the flooding.  As Vermonters move forward, looking to each other for support, I will continue to do everything in my power, along with Senator Sanders and Congressman Welch, to secure aid for the state and to see that all levels of government come together to effectively bolster the efforts of neighbors and friends as we all work to come to terms with this tragedy.’ Welch said, ‘This is welcome news to Vermont. The damage to public infrastructure is immense and this will help us begin to rebuild. We have more work to do. Traveling around the state, I am meeting small business owners who have lost their livelihoods, employees who have lost their jobs, farmers who have had their crops washed away, and individuals whose homes are ruined. We have a long recovery ahead of us, and more assistance will be vital. Vermont has always responded to times of great hardship by working together. We will do so again. I thank Secretary LaHood for the quick action and look forward to working with Sens. Leahy and Sanders as well as Gov. Shumlin to make sure the necessary assistance gets to Vermont quickly.’ The emergency funds help pay for the repair and reconstruction of federal highways and bridges that have suffered serious damage as a result of the storm. The funds are for immediate responses to repair storm damage and will not reduce the amount Vermont may ultimately receive if, as expected, President Barack Obama declares a federal disaster in the state.  BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 31 ‘last_img read more

$2bn fund kicks off US bank’s Euro-plans

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‘Never any doubt’ – Dani Ceballos explains why he rejected Real Madrid offer and opted to return to Arsenal

first_img‘Never any doubt’ – Dani Ceballos explains why he rejected Real Madrid offer and opted to return to Arsenal Ceballos enjoyed working with Arteta last term (Picture: Getty)Ceballos became a fan favourite with his performances in Arsenal colours, particularly towards the end of last season, and he admits the love and appreciation he’s received from supporters played a major role in his decision.‘I think everyone will have seen last season that from the moment I joined I bought into the club completely and always gave 100 per cent both on and off the pitch,’ Ceballos continued.‘The fans repaid me for that by showing me a lot of love… when I was at home they were sending messages asking me to come back and saying they needed me here.‘I think they’ll be as happy as I am that I’m back and I’m sure we have a great year ahead of us this season. When the coach, the club, the players and everyone is asking you to stay for another year, you realise they see you as a good team-mate and a good player.‘I feel proud that the club, the coach and, most importantly, the fans wanted me to stay, I didn’t doubt it for a second.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArteta says he’s ‘delighted’ to have Ceballos on board again as the Gunners prepare for their opening Premier League clash away at Fulham on September 12.‘Dani was an integral part of our team last season and finished the season in excellent form,’ the Arsenal head coach said.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I love Dani’s passion and commitment and he’s a highly skilful player. ‘We’re all delighted to welcome him back and we look forward to seeing him pick up where he left off.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Man Utd cult hero Rafael da Silva fires dig at Alexis Sanchez over Arsenal claimMORE: Kai Havertz reveals the major role Frank Lampard played in him joining Chelsea Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 5 Sep 2020 12:22 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.8kShares Advertisement Ceballos turned down offers in Spain to return to north London (Picture: Getty)Ceballos had several alternative options back home in Spain but insists a return to Arsenal was always his favoured move this summer. ‘It’s true that I had other options, such as staying at Real Madrid and going back to the Spanish league, where there were teams interested in me,’ he added.‘I spoke to the coach last year, before the FA Cup final, and told him that I wanted to stay at Arsenal and win titles. I’d been really happy with what Mikel [Arteta] had built at the club since I came in.‘I had a great time at this club last season and there was never any doubt in my mind that I wanted to come back.’ Comment Real Madrid have loaned Dani Ceballos to Arsenal for a second successive season (Picture: Getty)Dani Ceballos says there was ‘never any doubt’ in his mind about wanting to come back to Arsenal, despite offers from Real Madrid and other La Liga sides to stay in Spain for the forthcoming season. The 24-year-old midfielder impressed after being loaned from Madrid to Arsenal last season and made no secret of his desire to return to north London ahead of the 2020/21 campaign. Zinedine Zidane made Ceballos wait over his future before sanctioning a second successive temporary move to the Emirates this week and the Spain international is clearly delighted to be back with the Gunners once again. The Spaniard was adamant about wanting to return this summer (Picture: Arsenal)‘I’m very pleased to be back with Arsenal where I had such a good time last season,’ Ceballos told the club’s official website after his second loan was confirmed on Friday night.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I’m very happy to have come back to a club where I feel important.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Downsizers show a keen interest in new double-storey skyhomes

first_imgSkyhomes Taringa is a development that provides a unique opportunity to have a hotel, child care facility, day hospital and cafe on your doorstep. Photo: SuppliedDownsizers looking for space and luxury are showing a keen interest in Skyhomes Taringa, a one-of-a-kind project in Brisbane.The nine-storey development co-developed by Evans Long and Montserrat Hospital, at 32 Morrow St, Taringa, exclusively features skyhomes on levels eight and nine.There are seven skyhomes in total, five remain for sale.Ray White Toowong selling agents Sharon King and Kris Matthews said buyers were predominantly downsizers moving closer to Brisbane from the western suburbs.“Being close to the train station is a drawcard,” Ms King said.She said the project was new and exciting for each double-storey skyhome.“No one has built this type of development in Brisbane before,” she said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“The development provides a unique opportunity to have a hotel, childcare facility, day hospital and cafe on your doorstep. “In addition to the facilities provided, the property is located adjacent to the Taringa railway station allowing easy access to the CBD, Suncorp Stadium and airport.” Skyhomes Taringa is close to public transport. Photo: SuppliedWith three bedrooms and three bathrooms, floorplans range from 190sq m to 250sq m.Mr Matthews said properties performing well in the current apartment market were the larger, more opulent apartments. “Apartments that fill the void between large family homes and your standard two and three-bedroom apartments seem to be the most desired and this is being reflected in the interest and prices achieved,” he said. “Due to the lack of quality, expansive higher end apartments in Brisbane, buyers are willing to pay top dollar for such properties.’’last_img read more

Melbana exits non-core Vulcan Sub-basin offshore blocks (Australia)

first_imgAustralia’s Melbana Energy has exited two non-core offshore permits in North-West Australia’s Vulcan Sub-basin.The company will transfer its 55 percent interest in AC/P50 and AC/P51 permits to Rouge Rock which currently owns a 45 percent stake in the permits.By doing so, Melbana will avoid having exposure to future costs at the offshore blocks, as the forward work program for the current permit year includes geological and geophysical studies including interpretation and mapping of reprocessed inversion seismic data with an estimated aggregate cost of A$500,000. Also, the next permit year starting  May 19, 2019 includes an exploration well in each permit.Melbana said the divestment would allow it to further concentrate its resources on its high impact Cuban and Australian assets ahead of an expected significant increase in activity levels.While exiting the blocks, Melbana will hoping that Rouge Rock can monetize the assets, as the deal is structured such that if Rouge Rock enters into an arrangement in future for cash, Melbana earns 10% of the cash benefit received by Rouge Rock.If Rouge Rock enters into an arrangement in future that provides for a full or partial carry on a well, Melbana has the right to back-in for a 5% interest after the well is drilled, effectively providing a carried interest during the drilling process and avoiding costs associated with the drilling process.Melbana Energy’s CEO, Robert Zammit, said: “While we consider the AC permits to be prospective, we believe it’s in the interest of our shareholders that we focus our financial and human resources on leveraging our strategic position in the Cuban energy sector and our high impact Beehive Australian acreage. I am pleased that we have been able to maintain exposure to the upside in the event of a successful farmout or cash sale of the Permits by Rouge Rock.”last_img read more

TerraSond Wraps Up Surveys at Mayflower Wind

first_imgTerraSond has completed a geophysical survey at the Mayflower Wind offshore wind project in Massachusetts, U.S.In the two-month campaign, the Acteon company surveyed the site located 20 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard that is said to have a capacity to support up to 1,600MW of offshore wind.TerraSond said it acquired high-resolution geophysical data using a suite of equipment in water depths from 35 to 65m, with the New Bedford port supporting the work.A Geosea DP2 multipurpose support vessel was used for deploying a sub-bottom profiler, medium-penetration seismic system, side-scan sonar, multibeam echosounder, magnetometer and passive acoustic monitoring sensor.The acquired data is now being processed for delivery in November, according to the company.“As always, we put safety and the environment first. The environmental monitoring plan, which included protected species observers and passive acoustic monitoring operators, resulted in no environmental impacts or harm to marine life, successfully meeting Mayflower Wind’s safety ambitions,” said Pedro Regino, TerraSond Project Manager.To remind, Mayflower Wind, a joint venture of Shell New Energies and EDPR Offshore North America, submitted three 800MW proposals, as well as a 400MW proposal, in Massachusetts’ latest Request for Proposals (RFP) round for offshore wind.last_img read more

Eight races carded for Kennard’s Memorial annual Boxing Day Race Meet

first_imgTHE Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club will stage its Annual Boxing Day Meet with an eight-race card at the club’s facility, Bush Lot farm, Corentyne, Berbice on December 26, starting at 13:00hrs.According to a release, eight races are carded for the day’s programme with the feature event being a nine-furlong race for horses classified `B and Lower’ and will carry a total prize package of $2.258M.The winner of the event will carry home $1.2M, while the other top three finishers will receive $600,000, $300,000 and $150,000 respectively.Two seven-furlong races are also slated to be contested, with the first being for horses that are West Indian bred maidens and Guyana bred H and Lower class. The winner will earn $250,000, while the other top three finishers will take home $125,000, $63,000 and $32,000 respectively.The other seven furlong race is opened to horses classified `G and lower’ and the winner will earn $280,000, while the second, third and fourth place finishers will receive $140,000, $70,000 and $35,000 respectively.An `L class’ six-furlong race for non-winners will also be contested and the winner will receive $130,000, while the other top three finishers will earn $65,000, $32,000 and $16,000 respectively.There will also be a Five-furlong race for another set of `L rated horses, but this will be in the open category and the same prize structure as the first five-furlong race will be in effect.A six-furlong race for horses classified `E and Lower’ is on the cards and the winner of this event will trot home with $500,000, while the second, third and fourth place finishers will earn $250,000, $125,000 and $63,000 respectively.Two-year-old Guyana-bred maiden will compete in a six-furlong event as well and the winner will earn $220,000 while the other top three finishers will receive $110,000, $55,000 and $28,000 respectively.The final race on the day’s card is opened to horses classified `J and Lower and Two-Year-Old Guyana -bred horses.The distance is six furlongs and the winner will receive $180,000, while second place will earn $90,000. The third and fourth place finishers will receive $45,000 and $22,000 respectively.The races are being conducted under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority and entries will be closed on December 18.Interested trainers and owners can contact the following persons for more information; Roopnarine Matadial (325-3192), Ivan Dipnarine (331-0316), Justice Kennard (623-7609, 225-4818 or 226-1399) or Fazal Habibula (657-7010).last_img