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University announces 10-week winter session, Feb. 3 start date for spring semester

first_imgThe 2021 spring semester will begin Wednesday, Feb. 3 with classes ending Tuesday, May 11, University President Fr. John Jenkins announced in a Wednesday morning email. Reading days will occur May 12, 13 and 16 — Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday —  with final examinations May 14, 15 and 17 through 19 —  Friday, Saturday and Monday through Wednesday. Commencement weekend will be held May 22 and 23.Classes will not be held on Good Friday, April 2, and students will be offered ways to celebrate Easter on campus, the email said.Jenkins said the start date was pushed back due to concerns over the virus and its effects during the winter months.“The cold temperatures of winter will not allow us to use outdoor spaces as we have so far this fall, and the winter months are also the peak for seasonal flu in this region,” he said in the email. “Consequently, … we have decided to shift the dates for the second semester of the 2020-21 academic year to lessen our time on campus during these winter months.”The new schedule gives the University a 10-week break period.“We are calling this break the Winter Session of the 2021 spring semester and plan to offer a variety of opportunities to students from internships to group projects to virtual language tables to online courses,” Jenkins said. “You can expect to hear more about these opportunities in the weeks ahead from the Provost’s Office.”The email said research labs and library resources will remain open for use to faculty and graduate students.In addition, the fee for one online class will be waived for undergraduate students enrolled full-time for the spring semester.Jenkins said information regarding housing options during the winter will be available soon.“We are making plans and will soon share details regarding housing options for some students during portions of the Winter Session, including some international students, student-athletes and students for whom returning home will represent significant hardships,” Jenkins said.Tags: coronavirus, spring semester, University President Father John Jenkins, winter sessionlast_img read more

Local School Investigating Student Misconduct

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua Lake Central School District is working with police to investigate a misconduct complaint at the school.In a post on the district’s website, the school says they received a complaint regarding misconduct by students and promptly began an investigation of that complaint.“The District has made a referral to local law enforcement to conduct the investigation, which has not yet concluded,” officials said in a statement. “The District takes all such allegations very seriously, and is awaiting the conclusions of the investigation.”Because this is a student matter, the District says they cannot comment further on the allegations. We are working to learn more about this story and will provide updates. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Analysts see rising likelihood of ‘Chapter 22’ bankruptcies in U.S. oil and gas sector

first_imgAnalysts see rising likelihood of ‘Chapter 22’ bankruptcies in U.S. oil and gas sector FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):More oil and natural gas companies will likely file for bankruptcy protections a second time as fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on balance sheets, industry experts said.Drillers such as Ultra Petroleum Corp. and Chaparral Energy Inc. and oilfield services providers such as Pacific Drilling SA initiated “Chapter 22” proceedings, a euphemism for second Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings, in 2020 after restructuring just a few years earlier in the wake of a previous commodity price downturn. According to David Jones, chief judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, these companies did not implement the right capital structure the first time around, even though creditors were on board and all legal requirements were satisfied.“I will be very candid and acknowledge that I have approved plans that everyone said, you know, “This is going to fix the problem — this is the right way out,’ and I looked at it and go: ‘There’s no way,’” he said during a panel at Rice University’s virtual energy finance summit Nov. 13, “I’m not going to substitute my own judgment.”Companies that are looking to get out from under insolvency again could turn to out-of-court measures, but a full-on restructuring is more efficient and comprehensive. “To the extent that they participate in an out-of-court exchange and they basically take a 2021 bond and turn it into a 2025 bond, they haven’t fixed capital structure,” said Bassam Latif, managing director at restructuring advisory firm Moelis & Co. “They haven’t fixed the operations of the company. The cash burn and liquidity burn will continue.”Latif and Jones expected to see additional Chapter 22 proceedings.When it comes to whether midstream providers’ contracts are protected during upstream bankruptcy proceedings, courts’ decisions so far have been mixed. Midstream gathering and processing agreements are often written as real property interests. A real property interest is tied to the property, and it cannot be rejected in bankruptcy. Gas transportation agreements, however, take the form of executory contracts. Most recently, Jones ruled that Chesapeake Energy Corp. can throw out a natural gas purchase agreement with Energy Transfer LP’s ETC Texas Pipeline Ltd. because it did not satisfy the requirements for a real property interest “running with the land,” as opposed to obligating the debtor or another party to fulfill its terms at a later date.[Allison Good]More ($): Industry experts expect additional ‘Chapter 22’ bankruptcies in oil, gas patchlast_img read more

Honduras World Cup Preview

first_imgBy Dialogo May 11, 2010 *HONDURAS* *Nickname*: Los Catrachos *World Cups*: 2 (1982, 2010) *Championships*: 0 *Runner-up*: 0 *Third*: 0 *How it qualified*: The Hondurans claimed the CONCACAF’s third – and final – automatic qualifying spot in the World Cup. The squad went 5-1-4 to finish with 16 points, which tied them with Costa Rica, but Honduras won the tiebreaker on aggregate, 6-2. Honduras finished three points behind Mexico and four behind the United States, which won the group. *Coach*: Reinaldo Rueda *Projected starting lineup*: *Goalie*: Noel Valladares *Defense*: Mauricio Sabillón; Osman Chávez; Maynor Figueroa; Emilio Izaguirre *Midfield*: Edgard Álvarez; Hendry Thomas; Wilson Palacios; Amado Guevara *Forward*: Carlos Pavón; David Suazo *Pool Play*: Honduras, which is ranked 40th in the world by FIFA, is in Group H with second-ranked Spain, 15th-ranked Chile and 26th-ranked Switzerland. *Schedule*: June 16 vs. Chile at Nelspruit’s Mbombela; June 21 vs. Spain at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park; June 25 vs. Switzerland at Manguang/Bloemfontein’s Free State *Did you know?* The Honduran government declared a national holiday when the country secured its first World Cup berth in 28 years. Carlos Costly is one of the tournament’s top players coming off the bench. The forward scored five goals in qualifying, which ranked second on the team behind Pavón’s seven. Forward David Suazo isn’t as good as he was when he shared Serie A Foreign Player of the Year honors in Italy with Brazilian Kaká in 2006, but he still is a key cog in the offense. His precise passes were a major reason why Pavón and Costly combined for 12 goals during qualifying. Honduras scored 15 goals in 10 CONCACAF games but advanced because it played better defense than the rest of the field. It gave up just 11 goals in 10 games, just ahead of Mexico (12) and the United States (13).last_img read more

Siemens greetings

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Spain’s female football referees on frontline of coronavirus fight

first_imgSpain now has the second most deaths of any country in the world, behind only Italy, with more than 4,000 lives taken by the pandemic, according to the latest figures on Thursday. Football has stepped forward, as coaches, players and fans have raised millions to boost the effort while clubs have offered up their first-class facilities in a bid to ease the strain.Yet Fernandez is among the few from the sport to take her place on the fight’s frontline.”I’m not Superwoman or anything like that,” Fernandez says. “I’m just doing my bit, like everyone else.”Spain is now 11 days into official lockdown, with another two weeks at least to come, after the state of alarm was extended earlier this week.With people concerned, frightened and frustrated, Fernandez says her encounters in hospital can turn ugly, something she admits she is accustomed to from her work on the football field. “Maybe in football, we talk about it more,” she says. “But as a nurse, I have to take a lot of abuse as well from people who maybe don’t want to queue or who want to be examined first because they think their situation is more serious than the person next to them.”Yet Spain has shown solidarity too since the population went into collective confinement. Every night at 8pm, residents all over the country step out onto their balconies and applaud to salute the work of those in the health industry, like Fernandez.”All that applause every night, it’s incredible,” she says. “I’ve been working in the same medical center for two years and to be honest, no one has ever said thank you until now. It’s really heart-warming to see our work is being recognized.” Topics : ‘I’m not Superwoman’  “When someone arrives with a cough and a fever, my job is to analyze their symptoms, while wearing full protective equipment,” she told AFP.”The risk of us transmitting the disease is high because we are constantly living next to it. That’s a very stressful experience because you’re always fighting against something you can’t see. You’re always playing at a disadvantage.”center_img Sport ‘an escape’ Spanish football has been suspended until further notice and she misses not only the game but the distraction from a job that is now all-encompassing. “Playing sports is usually my escape. At work, we live with the coronavirus, we rub shoulders with it. I come home, I turn on the TV and now we only talk about that,” she said. “The only thing to really disconnect is sport. It helps me forget everything.” Fernandez is not the only one, with Judit Romano, an assistant referee in Segunda, the second tier of men’s football, now working as an anesthesiologist in the resuscitation department of Oviedo’s Central University Hospital of Asturias.  Elena Pelaez, a referee in La Liga Iberdrola, is working as a midwife at the Rio Carrion Hospital in Palencia.But despite their strenuous timetables, Fernandez said the Spanish Football Federation are keen to ensure they all stay as sharp as possible.  “They send us videos and tests with decisions to make,” she said. “We also have physical exams to pass, with suggestions according to the equipment we have at home, like if we don’t have elastic bands or exercise bikes. We adapt.”And she is looking forward to blowing the whistle to start her first game back. “When I think about football in the little free time I have left, I miss it,” she said. “I miss matches, I miss the competition and of course most of all, refereeing. I miss all of it.” “I’m just doing my bit,” says Iragartze Fernandez, the part-time referee turned full-time nurse who has swapped the whistle for a face-mask in the hope of helping Spain combat the deadly coronavirus.The 26-year-old, who officiates matches in La Liga Iberdrola, the top tier of the women’s game, and Segunda B, the third tier of the men’s, has been practicing as a nurse for five years at the Rekalde Health Centre in Bilbao.But as the relentless spread of the virus has stretched Spain’s hospitals to breaking point, Iragartze Fernandez has made her medical role full-time to help manage the rush of patients.last_img read more

Huge crowd attend Ray White Surfers Paradise’s mega auction day

first_imgRWSP CEO Andrew Bell said The Event had shown strong buyer interest in luxury apartments and waterfront properties. Picture Glenn HampsonAmong the bargains was a one-bedroom apartment at 15/3355 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfer Paradise, for $218,000.Yesterday’s auction card is a record, with listings up about 20 properties on last year’s event figures. Auctioneer Haesley Cush in action. Picture Glenn HampsonRWSP CEO Andrew Bell said The Event had shown strong buyer interest in luxury apartments and waterfront properties.“Some of the prices achieved today for absolute beachfront apartments is good news for the luxury apartment market which firmly supports the prices of new projects,” Mr Bell said.“We’ve seen a large number of interstate buyers stepping back into the Gold Coast market today, with many of them planning to move to the Gold Coast sometime in the future.“These buyers are essentially locking in today’s prices and getting their foot in the door as the Gold Coast market continues to improve.” The Admiralty Drive home which sold for $3.5 million.A Surfers Paradise mansion has dominated a mega auction day on the Gold Coast where at least $27.6 million in residential property changed hands.The waterfront residence at 76 Admiralty Drive sold for $3.5 million at the country’s biggest in-rooms property auction, Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s (RWSP) The Event.There was a notable increase in southern interest across the market with interstate buyers returning to the Gold Coast.Final sales figures were still being tallied late Sunday, with preliminary estimates showing a clearance rate of more than 51 per cent. 76 Admiralty Drive Paradise Waters sold for $3.5 million.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThere were a string of million-dollar sales including a penthouse in the boutique Paloma building at 11/93 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach — which sold for $1.6 million.Two Main Beach apartments also sold under the hammer with results of $1.3 million and $1.1 million.In land listings, a prime 835sq m waterfront block with 23m of river frontage sold for $2.85 million.Described as one of the best positions in Paradise Waters, 115 Commodore Drive includes a large pontoon and single jetski dock.center_img A huge crowd of more than 2000 people turned out for The Event. Picture Glenn HampsonMr Bell said he couldn’t be happier with how the day panned out.“Many of the sales were well over reserve and among those properties we are currently negotiating we’re confident of further sales over coming days,” he said.This year’s auction program offered a range of properties, from one-bedroom apartments to luxury rural mansions and up-market beachfront homes. There was a notable increase in southern interest across the market with interstate buyers returning to the Gold Coast. Picture Glenn HampsonIn total, The Event had 135 listings, with about 20 properties sold before auction and a couple withdrawn. In the latest available figures, 43 properties had sold under the hammer from 84 lots. Final sales figures and clearance rates were not expected until later in the week.There were 333 registered bidders, with sales evenly split between local and interstate buyers.A local buyer snapped up the Admiralty Drive property, which featured on the cover of the Gold Coast Bulletin’s real estate magazine on the weekend.Set on a 792sq m block, the house has Versace-esque drapes, chandeliers and gold finishes.last_img read more

These are the homes which caught the most attention from potential buyers

first_img153 O’Brien Rd, Pullenvale.It was moved from its original location in Ascot and restored on its new property.The house retains many of its original features including a wide wraparound veranda, high ceilings, VJs and timber framed windows.It is listed through Paris Arthur of Place – Graceville. 85 Brighton Tce, Brighton. Picture: are remote control cathedral ceiling louvres and a Vacuum Maid.The home is listed through Jarrod Tyler and Dan Tewson of Coronis – Bracken RidgeThe second most popular listing on was a house at 32 Roseby Ave, Clayfield which is listed for an upcoming auction.The renovated Queenslander has formal living and dining rooms which feature French doors, a chandelier, ornate ceilings and picture rails. There are VJ walls and polished timber floorboards.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by 32 Roseby Ave, Clayfield. Picture: is a deck with a built in barbecue and a wet bar.It is listed through Max Hadgelias and George Hadgelias of Ray White – Paddington.The third most popular listing was a house at 22 Annie St, Paddington which sold at auction for $950,000 last week.The three-bedroom home has high ceilings throughout and a wraparound veranda and retained many of its original features. 85 Brighton Tce, Brighton. Picture: main bedroom has a walk-through ensuite and walk-in dressing room. There are triple showerheads in the shower, and a bathtub which overlooks the outdoor area.It has a Hills Home Hub which connects the entire home with all of the data, hardwire cabling and aerials. 22 Annie St, PaddingtonIt was listed through Nicholas Given of Ray White – New Farm.A coastal escape was behind the fourth most visited listing on this week – 31 Ballinger Rd, Buderim. The four-bedroom home is listed for offers of more than $549,000.It is within a twelve minute drive of Mooloolaba or Alexandra Headland beaches and is on a 809sq m block of land.center_img 31 Ballinger Rd, Buderim. Picture: home has a large deck and there is a guest bedroom with separate access on the ground level.It is listed through Tarin D’Este-Holmes and Amie Askew of Coronis – Mooloolaba.Rounding out the top five most viewed properties this week was a house at 153 O’Brien Rd, Pullenvale.The four-bedroom Queenslander is listed for offers of $1.1 million. 85 Brighton Tce, Brighton was the most viewed property this week. Picture: are the homes which caught the most attention from potential buyers on this week.Taking top spot was 85 Brighton Tce, Brighton. The two-level property has five bedrooms and high ceilings from 2.6m up to 9m throughout.There is an open plan kitchen with Smeg induction and self cleaning appliances, and a butlers pantry.last_img read more

Darrick Cox

first_imgWith the start of winter sports, a familiar face will be on the scene but in a new role.  Darrick Cox has taken over the girls basketball program at BHS.  Darrick was a sports star at BHS in the late 90’s.  He also coached boys basketball and track at BHS.  He takes over a girls program that should be competitive this season with the return of quite a few letter winners.  He will have to start the season without one of his top performers in the loss of Brooke Rohlfing with a soccer injury.  Darrick will bring a different approach to the position in that he is quite laid back and loves to work one on one with young athletes.  He has been very active in Student Council at Batesville since he became a social studies teacher there.  When he coached the boys freshmen team, they were a high scoring, undefeated team; and I am sure he would like to bring this up tempo to the girls team.  I coached Darrick in track at BHS, and I am sure the girls will enjoy his upbeat personality.  Good luck, Darrick!last_img read more

Pacers and Hickory Jerseys

first_imgAs you probably know by now, the Indiana Pacers announced that during the upcoming NBA season they will be wearing a replica of the Hickory basketball jerseys that appeared in the film Hoosiers at designated games.  Not only are they going to do it this year, but Larry Bird (president of the Pacers) said they have a contract to do it for a few years.  This is in response to the 30th anniversary of the film’s release.The reason the Pacers were willing to do this is because of the historical value of basketball in Indiana that the movie portrays.  The success of the movie also makes it a favorable idea for the Pacers. The movie “Hoosiers ” represented a special time and place of Indiana High School basketball.  After all, Larry Bird played in French Lick, Indiana, which was even smaller than Milan High School.George Hill of the Pacers modeled the jersey and it was suggested by some of the sportswriters that the Pacers might even bring out some Chuck Taylor shoes.  For you younger people, Chuck Taylor was the popular high-top shoe worn in the 1950’s.  It is not the purple high-tops that kids wear to school today.last_img read more