With NextEra Blocked, Oncor Attracts New Suitors

first_imgNextEra’s $18.7 billion offer was rejected twice by the Texas Public Utility Commission due to concerns about the loss of ring-fencing measures that would protect Oncor’s credit rating, as well as who would control the company. CoalGas Facebook And Elliott Management, the largest creditor of Energy Future Holdings, is currently putting together a $9.3 billion offer for the company. Linkedin Twitter Twitter In a letter to Energy Future’s board, Elliot said it would only support a deal with Berkshire or another buyer if bids exceeded those made by the hedge fund. Venture Global LNG adds Zachry to EPC team for Gulf export terminal construction Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway made a formal $9 billion offer for Oncor’s bankrupt corporate parent, Energy Future Holdings, Reuters reported. No posts to display RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions center_img With NextEra’s attempts to purchase Oncor blocked twice by Texas regulators, two other potential buyers have emerged. By chloecox – Linkedin Facebook Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Previous articleAppalachian Power Files Plans for 225 MW of WindNext articleDominion, DONG Partner on 12 MW of Offshore Wind Near Virginia chloecox 7.10.2017 TAGSNextEra With NextEra Blocked, Oncor Attracts New Suitors Energy Future Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April 2014, and has proposed selling Oncor to NextEra as part of its restructuring. The motion was granted by a federal bankruptcy judge. By Editors of Power Engineeringlast_img read more

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Cornelissen and Parzival Scoop Their Fifth Victory at ’s-Hertogenbosch

first_img SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. The Netherlands’ Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival secured their fifth victory of the season when coming out on top at the last qualifying leg of the 2010/2011 Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Western European League at ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands this afternoon.  They now look sure-fire favourites to scoop the title at the final which takes place in Leipzig, Germany from 27 April to 1 May, and the Dutch rider said today – “yes, we’re in pretty good shape!”.Germany’s Isabell Werth and Warum Nicht produced a wonderful test, but still had to settle for runner-up spot ahead of Dutchman Hans Peter Minderhoud whose mare, Exquis Nadine, was really on her toes.  And fourth place went to Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg and Responsible whose star has been steadily rising throughout the current season.Set the StandardCatherine Haddad led the way at the halfway stage having set the standard with a score of 74.10 from the flashy chestnut Winymaro who seems to thrive in front of an audience.  And the American rider was smiling broadly as she left the arena to the strains of the crowd singing “Happy Birthday” in celebration of her 47th year.  Her score was immediately overtaken as the action re-started however, although Great Britain’s Richard Davison had to work hard for his mark of 77.025.  His 12 year old gelding, Artemis, decided some of the greenery surrounding the arena was extremely suspicious and never fully settled throughout his test.The Netherlands’ Marlies Van Baalen presented no great threat when putting 73.925 on the board with BMC Phoebe, but defending champion Edward Gal then forged a new lead with Interfloor Next One who produced some sparkling piaffe for a score of 78.875, and this marked the beginning of the real battle for supremacy.  Denmark’s Princess Nathalie zu Sayn Wittgenstein and Digby scored 77.825 to slot temporarily into second before Werth and Warum Nicht got into their stride and produced a polished, determined and quality performance that took them out in front.  “He was so super!”  the double FEI World Cup™ Dressage champion said afterwards.  “This was one of his very best tests, and I can’t believe it – we had no mistakes in the changes!” she added.  So now the remaining three were chasing her mark of 82.050.GroanedThe home crowd groaned with disappointment when Hans Peter Minderhoud’s efforts left him trailing Werth by more than two points.  His mare was on fire from the outset and her rider, never a man for taking half-measures, took all the risks as he produced lovely trot extensions, a piaffe during which she was swinging from side to side in time to the music and the fearlessly forward extended canter that has now become Minderhoud’s trade-mark.  It was his team-mate, Cornelissen, however who knocked Werth off her perch with another stunning performance from Jerich Parzival who was simply oozing confidence.  “We did make one small mistake when he did a flying change after the extended canter but otherwise he was fantastic” she commented.  And the Ground Jury thought so too as they posted a massive 87.900 on the board.Last in, Helen Langehanenberg was never going to beat that, but her partnership with Responsible is something special to watch and the 12 year old mare’s charming test was good enough to secure 79.125 and fourth place in this world-class field.So Relaxed“Yesterday Parzival was so relaxed and today he felt really good again” said Cornelissen who, remarkably, has claimed the honours at half of the 10 Western European qualifying rounds this season.  She believes her horse’s confidence has been reinforced by his training routine which includes doing a lot of things that other dressage horses may never get to do.  “He goes out in the field, I take him for rides in the woods and we go cantering on a racetrack quite a lot – that’s what makes him happy.  In training its about controlling him all the time, but its great to just go out and have fun together too – its all been about building up trust and he’s learned to really enjoy himself now” she explained. And she added, “that’s why I don’t take him into the prize-giving anymore – I don’t want to lose that trust because it really worries him”.She has no plans to compete Parzival ahead of the final, the line-up for which is expected to be confirmed soon.  In accordance with the rules, the permitted distribution of starting places is as follows:  Western European League 9 places, Central European League 2 places, Pacific League 1 place, North American League 2 places, South American League 1 place, the title defender (The Netherlands’ Edward Gal), and 2 FEI starting places.  Only three riders per country can compete, and this includes the host nation. For further information on the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage qualifier at ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands check out website http://www.indoorbrabant.com/ or contact Press Officer Denise van der Net at Email [email protected] or Tel: T: +31 (0)499.391687.  The Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final takes place in Leipzig, Germany 27 April to 1 May.  For details on the final visit website http://www.engarde.de/ or contact Press Officer Andreas Kerstan at Email [email protected], Tel +49 4307 827970, Mobile +49 177 753 2624.Results1. Jerich Parzival (Adelinde Cornelissen) NED 87.9002. Warum Nicht FRH (Isabell Werth) GER 82.0503. Exquis Nadine (Hans Peter Minderhoud) NED 79.7254. Responsible (Helen Langehanenberg) GER 79.1255. Interfloor Next One (Edward Gal) NED 78.756. Digby (Nathalie zu Sayn Wittgenstein) DEN 77.8257. Artemis (Richard Davison) GBR 77.0258. Winymaro (Catherine Haddad) USA 74.1009. Apollo van het Vijverhof (Jeroen Devroe) BEL 73.97510, BMC Phoebe (Marlies van Baalen) NED 73.92511. Krawall (Jenny Schreven) NED 73.32512. Skovlunds Mas Guapo (Mikaela Lindh) FIN 72.05013. Corinth (Marcela Krinke Susmelj) SUI 71.15014. Leo Af Magnushoj (Nina Hoffmann) SWE 70.67515. Pro-Set (Lilann Jebsen) NOR 69.575Facts and Figures• Today’s competition at ‘s-Hertogenbosch was the tenth and final qualifying leg in the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Western European League series.• It was announced this week that the Brabanthalle at ‘s-Hertogenbosch, has been selected for two FEI World Cup™ finals next year – the 2011/2012 Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage and 2011/2012Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping finals.• The youngest horses in today’s competition was the 11 year old gelding Winymaro ridden by America’s Catherine Haddad and the 11 year old gelding Apollo Van Het Vijverhof ridden by Jeroen Devroe from Belgium.• The oldest horse in the competition was the 19 year old Krawall, competed by The Netherlands’ Jenny Schreven.• As she finished her Freeystyle test, Haddad left the arena to a chorus of “Happy Birthday” – she turned 47 today.• Today’s Ground Jury consisted of : At E, Dr Wojtek Markowski (POL); At M, Mr Peter Holler (GER); At C, Mr Wim Ernes NED; At M, Mrs Mariette Sanders V Gansewinkel (NED); At B, Mr Andrew Gardner (GBR).• Today’s victory has brought Adelinde Cornelissen’s victory-run to five out of the ten qualifying rounds in the Western European League series.QuotesAdelinde Cornelissen when asked about her ambitions with Jerich Parzival – “its not my dream to win Championships and Olympic Games, its my dream to become better and better with Parzival – that’s all I every think of”Isabell Werth, when asked which horse she will take to the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage final in Leipzig – “I’d love to take Satchmo, he’s 17 now and I think he deserves it and it will be a highlight of his career”.Hans Peter Minderhoud, talking about Exquis Nadine – “I’m very happy with her, she’s very eager at the moment and in great shape.  I’d like to take her to the final but I will talk with my owners before the decision is made”.Wim Ernes, President of the Ground Jury – “the judges were very pleased today, yesterday we had a good group to judge but the standard was even higher today”. 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Chair – Department of Accounting and Information Systems

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Department of Accounting and Information Systems at TheUniversity of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for theposition of Chair of the Department of Accounting and InformationSystems.  The Department’s 18 full-time faculty offer programsat the undergraduate and graduate level along with participation inthe Ph.D. in Business Administration through an accountingconcentration.  Both the undergraduate and graduate accountingprograms were recently reaffirmed by AACSB and are supported by anactive advisory council. Responsibilities include leading thereaffirmation of AACSB accreditation efforts in accounting,managing personnel and processes, overseeing budget andequipment/facilities, making teaching and committee assignments,managing course scheduling, engaging actively with the department’sadvisory council, and planning, evaluating, and developingprograms. In addition, the Department Chair will foster anenvironment of shared governance, work collaboratively with theDean in fostering engagement with external stakeholders, and serveon the College’s Executive Committee.The expected starting date is negotiable. Salary and benefitsare AACSB-competitive and appropriate for experience andqualifications.  Hiring decisions are subject to finalbudgetary approval.Required QualificationsCandidates should have a Ph.D. in Accounting with a record ofexcellence in teaching and research, and currently hold the rank ofassociate or full professor with tenure.  Preference will begiven to applicants with prior administrative experience. Candidates need to address the alignment of their administrativeexperience with the responsibilities of the chair as outlined abovein their cover letter. Candidates must also have excellentinterpersonal and communication skills along with experienceengaging with the business community.  Depending on the recordof accomplishments, candidates may be qualified for an endowedprofessorship. UTEP and El PasoThe University of Texas at El Paso is a comprehensive publicresearch university that is increasing access to excellent highereducation.  UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students in 167bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in 10 colleges andschools.  It is one of the largest and most successfulHispanic-serving institutions in the country, with a student bodythat is over 80% Hispanic.  UTEP advances discovery of publicvalue and positively impacts the health, culture, education andeconomy of the community it serves. With more than $100 million intotal annual research expenditures, the University is ranked amongthe top 5% of colleges and universities in research and fifth inTexas for federal research expenditures at public universitiesafter University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M, the Universityof Houston and the University of Texas at Dallas. It is alsonationally recognized as a community-engaged university.Application ProcedureReview of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe position is filled.  Applicants must submit a coverletter, curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for atleast three references.  Graduate transcripts will berequested later in the search process.  Applicants areencouraged to apply as soon as possible and no later than October1, 2021.To apply, please visit https://www.utep.edu/employment.In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, TheUniversity of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse,and inclusive learning and working environment that honors thetalents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth anddevelopment of all.  The University of Texas at El Paso is anEqual Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.The University does not discriminate on the basis of race,color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, geneticinformation, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identityin employment or the provision of services in accordance with stateand federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes anemployee’s or prospective employee’s right to be free from sexualharassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of1972.last_img read more

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Police clash with anti-Islam demonstrators in Cologne

first_imgGerman police in Cologne rolled out water cannons to break up an anti-Islam demonstration on Saturday after protestors attacked officers with fireworks and bottles, marking an escalation of tensions following the alleged New Year’s Eve sexual assaults on dozens of women in the city at the hands foreigners, including some refugees.About 1,700 people, including hundreds of self-described hooligans and other far-right elements, turned up for the march through the city’s center to protest the New Year’s Eve attacks.A number of left-wing groups staged counter protests that drew about 1,300 participants. Nearly 40% of German women plan to avoid large gatherings in the wake of the attacks, according to a poll commissioned by German public television.Merkel has responded to the concerns by pledging to take tougher action against criminal refugees, including by deporting them.The executive committee of Merkel’s Christian Democrat Union agreed to a detailed list of measures on Saturday to crack down on crime by foreigners. The proposals include making it possible to revoke a foreigner’s residency permit even for crimes that result in a suspended sentence. Under current rules, foreigners only risk losing their right to residency if convicted for crimes that carry a sentence of at least one year in prison.The CDU executive also said it would push to make physical harassment, such as groping, a punishable offense. Many of the women assaulted in Cologne said the attackers groped their breasts and crotches, acts currently not classified as crimes under German law.“What happened on New Year’s Eve are repulsive criminal acts that demand decisive action,” Merkel said, adding that the proposed reforms were “just as much in the interest of a majority of refugees as they are for citizens.” Also On POLITICO Refugees won’t plug German labor gap By Janosch Delcker and Matthew Karnitschnig The protests included hooligans and other far-right element (Getty)Local and federal authorities dispatched nearly two thousand police officers to keep the protests from turning violent.Though the police succeeded in keeping the two sides from clashing, the show of force didn’t dissuade some in the anti-Islam group, known as Pegida (a German acronym for Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West) from attacking the officers.A group of about 100 people at the head of the Pegida march pelted police with bottles and firecrackers as protestors chanted “we are the people” and waved German flags, according to local media reports and video footage from the scene.Police in riot gear responded by dispersing the demonstration about 40 minutes after it got underway with water cannons. There were no reports of serious injuries.Though anti-Islam demonstrations aren’t uncommon in Germany, they usually don’t turn violent.Right-Wing groups rallied following the Cologne incidents on New Year’s eve (Getty)The New Year’s Eve attacks have inflamed passions across the country as Germans increasingly question Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open the country’s borders to more than one million refugees.last_img read more

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Marco Benevento – TigerFace (Album Review)

first_imgBy Chris MeyerTigerFace, the new album by Marco Benevento, begins with a driving drum beat and those experimental sounds that we have all come to appreciate from the mad scientist.  As Rubblebucket’s Kalmia Traver lends her vocal talents to the dance-driven pop of ‘Limb of a Pine’, we witness an immediate change of pace for Benevento.  For the first time, Benevento adds vocals to his body of work; a pleasant surprise.  Traver again appears on the second track, ‘This Is How It Goes’, which has this sweet airiness to it; something straight out of the electro-pop world.While listening to ‘Eagle Rock’ (my personal favorite track on the album), you feel as if you are walking down the streets of New York to a movie score; it simply has that effect.  It is such a beautiful song and violinist Ali Helnwein’s playing allows the music to breathe and move with you.  This is a song that should be at the top of everyone’s playlist. Benevento delivers sheer brilliance here.Though this album appears to be a bit of a changing of the guard for the pianist, this has something for even the most old-school fans; case in point, the eerie ‘Soma’ and the super experimental ‘Do What She Told You’.The last track on TigerFace showcases Marco’s ability to speak to us through his piano playing.  ‘This Is How It Goes’ brings the album full circle as we revisit the earlier electro-pop eloquence that Benevento is seemingly so adept at delivering.  Benevento’s masterful finger work is evident, and allows you to sit back, close your eyes, and listen to the story he is telling you.Benevento evokes emotion so deftly with his music. He is able to create a whole scene in a listener’s mind, and does it so easily with his mastery of his instrument. Bringing in artists of the highest caliber such as Mike Gordon (Phish), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea & The Cake), and Andrew Barr (The Slip/Barr Brothers), allows Marco to do what he does best – explore and experiment.  His avant-garde approach allows for sonic explorations into the musical landscape.  It is easy to get lost in listening.It is wild to hear how he can mix so many styles of music in just one song, let alone a full-length album. He does this effortlessly as we are given tastes of electro, synth-pop, hip-hop, avant-garde jazz, and psyche rock.  Adding vocals to two songs for the first time is just another musical notch in the belt for Benevento, which adds yet another layer to this fantastic creation.  TigerFace is a solid outing from Marco Benevento and company; it lends even more proof to the capabilities of this talented pianist, organist and composer.Check out two tracks from TigerFace right here:‘This Is How It Goes’: ‘Limbs of a Pine’To purchase the album, check out www.marcobenevento.comBenevento is set to begin an extensive fall tour, be sure to check him out when he rolls into a neighborhood near you.Tour Dates09/14 Terrapin Crossroads |San Rafael,CA09/19 Water StreetMusic Hall |Rochester,NY^09/20 Nietzsche’s |Buffalo,NY^09/21 Beachland Ballroom |Cleveland,OH09/22 Martyr’s |Chicago,IL^09/23 Cafe Paradiso |Fairfield,IA^09/24 Vaudeville Mews |Des Moines,IA^09/25 Record Bar |Kansas City,MO^09/26 Old Rock House |St. Louis,MO^09/27 Headliner’s Music Hall |Louisville,KY^09/28Woodland’s Tavern |Columbus,OH^09/29RexTheatre|Pittsburgh,PA^10/11 TT & The Bears |Boston,MA10/12 Bowery Ballroom |New York,NY10/13 The Blockley |Philadelphia,PA10/14 Bridge StreetLive |Collinsville,CT10/17 The Press Room |Portsmouth,NH10/18 The Press Room |Portsmouth,NH10/19 Higher Ground |Burlington,VT#10/20 The Iron Horse |Northampton,MA#11/07 The Southern |Charlottesville,VA11/08 Pisgah Brewery |Black Mountain,NC11/09 Ciderhouse |Knoxville,TN11/10 NewEarthMusic Hall|Athens,GA11/11 ThePourHouseMusic Hall|Raleigh,NC11/12 Casbah |Charlotte,NC11/13 The Soapbox |Wilmington,NC11/14 Jewish Mother |Virginia Beach,VA11/15 Capital Ale House |Richmond,VA11/16UStreetMusic Hall|Washington,DC11/17 8×10 |Baltimore,MD^ support Mike Dillon Band# support Superhuman Happiness» marcobenevento.comlast_img read more

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Length of stages announced for Daytona

first_imgBUY TICKETS: See the Daytona 500 live!MORE: Fast facts on 2017 race format The first and second stages of the Camping World Truck Series race will be 20 laps each, with a 60-lap final stage to round out the 100-lap event (not including any additional laps should the race go into overtime). Stages 1 and 2 of the XFINITY Series race have been set at 30 laps, while the final stage will be 60 laps (also not including any additional laps should the race go into overtime). Stage lengths for the season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 Truck Series race and Powershares QQQ 300 XFINITY Series race have also been announced. Stage lengths for most races beyond the Daytona 500 have yet to be announced. CONCORD, N.C. — This year’s Daytona 500 will consist of two 60-lap stages, followed by a final 80-lap stage to make up the 200 scheduled laps in the annual season-opening race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Additionally, one point per stage win will be awarded to those drivers qualifying for the 10-race playoff at the end of the season. Race-winning drivers also will earn five bonus points per win to be applied following the completion of the regular season.center_img Upon the completion of each of the first two stages, drivers finishing first through 10th will be awarded additional points (10th for first, nine for second, etc.) that will be included in their final total for that race only. The Daytona 500 is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 26 (2 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). NASCAR officials announced last month that all points-paying races in its three national series — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series — would consist of three stages and that the format change would include the awarding of points to the top 10 drivers after the first two stages. Points will be awarded in much the same fashion as previous years upon the completion of the third and final stage. </p>last_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Rocks Sunday Night At Ohio’s Fraze Pavilion [Photos]

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee brought their summer tour to Kettering, OH’s Fraze Pavilion for an end-of-the-weekend rock performance with support from SunSquabi on Sunday.Related: Inaugural Woodlands Music & Arts Festival Curated By Umphrey’s McGee To Feature BIG Something, SunSquabi, MoreThe rock band’s headlining performance at the outdoor venue saw Umphrey’s open their performance with the two-song combination of “Gents” into “40’s Theme”. The set continued with a groovy “Anchor Drops”, followed by another multi-song segue starting with “Spires” which transitioned right into an EDM-friendly version of “Blue Echo” and sing-along”Booth Love”. The set came to a close following “Orfeo” and “Rocker Part 2”.Umphrey’s returned from the set break to get the second frame started with “Hurt Bird Bath” from the band’s 2002 album, Local Band Does O.K. A two-song segue followed with “Much Obliged” into “Miss Tinkle’s Overture”, and kept rolling into another two-tune pairing with an abundance of hard rock energy for “Intentions Clear” into “Attachments”. Following a cover of Tyler Childers‘ “Whitehouse Road”, the band brought the set to a close with the performance of “Cemetery Walk” only to return a few moments later to end the show with a fitting “Cemetary Walk II”.Umphrey’s will next head east for a trio of performances with BIG Something along the east coast with shows at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, NH (8/29); the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ (8/30); and The Paramount in Huntington, NY (8/31). Head to the band’s website for tickets and tour info.Scroll down for a gallery of photos from Sunday’s performance, courtesy of photographer Keith Griner.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Fraze Pavilion | Kettering, OH | 8/25/2019Set One: Gents > 40’s Theme, Anchor Drops, Spires > Blue Echo > Booth Love, Orfeo > Rocker Part 2Set Two: Hurt Bird Bath, Much Obliged > Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Intentions Clear > Attachments, Whitehouse Road (Tyler Childers cover), Cemetery WalkEncore: Cemetery Walk IIUmphrey’s McGee | Fraze Pavilion | Kettering, OH | 8/25/2019 | Photos: Keith Griner Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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New campus club spreads ‘kiNDness’

first_imgThe new semester welcomes to campus the new student organization, kiND Club, which focuses on performing random acts of kindness and spreading positive affirmations.“The overarching goal for the club is to create an infectious display of kindness on campus and in the community. … We want to use the concept of kindness to help, heal and educate,” Stephanie Gaal, assistant professional specialist in the Physical Education and Wellness Department, said.Gaal was instrumental in starting the club, which is a division of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. She proposed the idea to students in one of her Contemporary Topics classes last semester. Sophomore Elaine Schmidt, who now serves as the club’s president, was one of the first students to show interest and participate in kiND’s official founding.“We’re really just people that want to get together to do nice things for others,” Schmidt said. “Taking a few minutes each day to do something nice for someone else keeps you centered and helps you remember what’s really important in life.”Before attaining full club status last spring, kiND organizers wrote positive affirmations on Post It notes and placed them on dining hall trays for their first random act of kindness, or RAK, Schmidt said. The club also posted flyers in the Hesburgh Library with tear-away strips of encouraging words during finals week.After receiving 319 sign-ups from Activities Night, Schmidt said kiND is ready to take it to the next level this school year. The club will host meetings every other Thursday at 8 p.m., during which they will plan regular, communal RAKs. Schmidt said they could be as simple as giving compliments in classes or as elaborate as a campus-wide flash mob dance to brighten people’s day. She said one of kiND’s first RAKs of the semester is planned for Wednesday.“This is really a grassroots club,” Schmidt said. “The members will have a big say in the kinds of events and RAKs we do, which is something that is really cool about our club. Everyone can contribute.”Gaal said the club is also planning a fundraiser with Notes to Self, a company that designs socks with positive affirmations written on them. The company was founded by Schmidt’s mother.“At Notre Dame, we are so busy. It’s nice to take a breath and remember what’s most important,” senior Sarah Very, who recently joined the club, said. “We can make a difference through acts of kindness, and it’s good to have something to remind us.”The next kiND Club meeting will be held Sept. 25 in a to-be-determined room in Debartolo Hall. Students interested can e-mail [email protected] to join the listserv and “like” the club Facebook page to stay up-to-date on organized RAKs.Tags: Kindness, random acts of kindness, Random Acts of Kindness Foundationlast_img read more

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Family, Children and Child Care Services

first_imgBabysitters, Nannies, Child Care and Senior Home Carewww.care.comFind family care with this website that will allow you to search for local caregivers for children, adults/seniors, pets and even housekeepers for your home.Or you can post a caregiver job and the let the applicants find you — guaranteed responses within three days. Access to background checks, references and reviews helps you to make hiring decisions with confidence.The site also provides helpful information such as how much to pay a baby sitter, how to interview a pet sitter and how to find a tutor or after-school activity for your student.Child Care Awarewww.childcareaware.orgImproving access to affordable, quality child care is one of Child Care Aware of America’s top goals. Search the site’s “State by State Resources for Families” to connect with national organizations and associations that provide information for families regarding child development, parenting, and child care concerns and questions.Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.Utah Department of Human Services195 N. 1950 WSalt Lake City, UT 84116 801-538-4171www.hs.utah.govThe mission of the Department of Human Services is to help Utahns live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities. More than 4,000 employees statewide assist residents in divisions of aging and adult services, child and family services, juvenile justice services, services for people with disabilities, and substance abuse and mental health services.Child & Family Services Department of Human Services195 N. 1950 WSalt Lake City, UT 84116 801-538-4100www.dcfs.utah.govThe Utah Division of Child and Family Services strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe. The agency offers a multitude of services, including child abuse and neglect prevention education and outreach, investigations of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence counseling and shelters, foster care for children who cannot remain safely in their home, adoption services for children who cannot be returned to their biological parents and more. For more information, call the division or visit its website online.Ogden DCFS950 E. 25th St., Suite COgden, UT 84401 801-629-5800Bountiful DCFS57 W. 200 NBountiful, UT 84010 801-397-7640Clearfield DCFS1350 E. 1450 SClearfield, UT 84015 801-776-7300last_img read more

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Request for projects to be included in the Windham Region CEDS

first_imgBrattleboro Development Credit Corporation has announced a call for the submission of project proposals to be included in the federally recognized Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the 27 town Windham region. Official request appears below. While no monetary awards will directly result from these projects being included in the CEDS, inclusion of your municipal, education, private sector or non-profit project in the CEDS indicates it is aligned with regional goals for growth.The deadline for submission of projects to be included in this years CEDS is August 9th ‘detailed information on SeVEDS, what a ‘CEDS’is, and the Windham Region CEDS process and submission guidelines can be found at www.seveds.com(link is external).Identification of your project as a vital project indicates the project is of the highest priority and expected to have the greatest impacts on achieving the regional goals.Again, while inclusion of your project in no way guarantees funding of any sort, many federal agencies look more favorably upon projects which have the kind of broad support inclusion in a region CEDS indicates.Project Overview: Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) is seeking project proposals for inclusion in the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), as required by the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA). Information on the required component of a CEDS can be found www.seveds.com/ceds-projects(link is external)Proposal Contents: The proposal must identify the applicant and include a detailed description of the project; establish that the applicant has the authority, capacity and the wherewithal to successfully implement the project; establish the likely outcome of the project and establish how that outcome is consistent with the goals and strategies of SeVEDS. For a complete description of submission requirements, go towww.seveds.com/ceds-projects(link is external).Applicants: Any private or public entity or consortium of entities can submit a project for consideration. Applications will only be accepted from the entity(s) directly implementing the project.Proposal Instructions: Proposals are due no later than August 9 at 5:00 pm. Proposals must be received at: SeVEDS, 76 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT 05301. A minimum of (5) paper and one (1) digital copy are to be submitted.Contact Information: All inquiries, questions and clarifications must be directed to Laura Sibilia at 802-257-7731 or [email protected](link sends e-mail).SeVEDS Regional Economic Development Goals & Strategies: Visit www.seveds.com(link is external) to review a list of regional economic development goals and strategies.last_img read more

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