FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Las Vegas, NV) — Tanner McGrew and Tony Bradley scored 17 points each as the Jazz outlasted the Blazers 97-93 in Las Vegas.The Jazz overcame 35 points from Portland’s Anfernee Simons. Utah sits at 2-and-1 in Vegas and faces the Rockets on Thursday. Written by Tags: Las Vegas Summer League/Utah Jazz July 10, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jazz Outlast Blazers In Vegas Robert Lovell
Guests at the New College boat party last Friday were underwhelmed by the quality of the sound systems, complaining it was difficult to hear the acts. They were also surprised to find vomit under the seats on the way back to Oxford. However he commented, “In spite of these problems the night was still worth it, and as for the vomit that was under my seat, it’s probably to be expected with this kind of event.”Charlotte Nixon, New College boat party president responded, “A crowd by the stage were able to hear both the Oxford Belles and Out of the Blue and were having a great time as far as I could tell. The problem was that the room was just too large for that type of music. The music included Out of the Blue and the Oxford Belles. Tickets for the event cost £43. Will Arter, from St Hugh’s said, “In my opinion the provision for the musical acts was badly organised, and added to which the DJ for the night was a bit crap.”He also said, “When I got on board the coach I took my seat, however after a while I noticed that there was a patch of vomit left underneath my seat.” “I would apologise to those individuals who had to sit down where there was vomit on the seats, but also say that they could have got off that coach and got on the next one. They would not have been restricted by a lack of space; we had plenty of spare seats in both directions. “The event itself had a great vibe and as a committee we are very pleased that so many people have taken the time to tell us how much they enjoyed it. Everything went smoothly, especially for an event that is so logistically complex.”
Vice-Chancellor Andrew Hamilton has called the UK government’s new visa controls “harmful” and “hostile to student entry”.He made the comments in his annual Oration to University academics, in which he covered numerous examples of Oxford’s positive influence on the wider world. He noted the concerted efforts of academics and scientists to combat the outbreak of Ebola, alongside the Edgeworth Professor of Economics’ advice to the Bank of England during the 2007 financial meltdown.Such examples, Hamilton said, made a compelling argument for greater public investment in universities, though Oxford has never found funding too difficult to come by, netting on average £200m a year for the last five years.Hamilton also praised the work of Oxford University’s Migration Observatory, a centre set up to inform debate on international migration and public policy.In October 2011, the Observatory published a report on the public’s opinion of immigration, the intention of which was to “try to build a more detailed understanding of public attitudes to immigration”.The report found that the public’s views on immigration “are complex and nuanced in a way that previous polls have failed to capture, and that these views vary substantially depending on which immigrant groups the public is considering”.Crucially, it found that when asked about immigrants, 69% of people were likely to think of asylum seekers, while only 29% thought of students, despite current information from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that students represent the largest group of immigrant arrivals (37%).[mm-hide-text]%%IMG%%10215%%[/mm-hide-text]Hamilton noted this disparity in his speech, and remarked that “student migration simply isn’t an issue for them and there are few votes in restricting overseas student numbers.”“Why are we doing this to them — and to ourselves?” the Vice-Chancellor asked. “The excellence of UK Higher Education is, in crude material terms, an attractive commodity in the world market. Why, at a time of continued economic constraint, are we limiting one of our most effective generators of overseas revenue?”OUSU President Louis Trup commented, “The Vice-Chancellor is right to call for an increase in higher education funding. Spending on higher education brings enormous benefits to the local communities in which universities exist as well as to the national and international knowledge economy.”Meanwhile, the OUSU VP for graduates, Yasser Bhatti, also supported the Vice-Chancellor, saying, “I was impressed that the Vice-Chancellor is taking international students’ contribution to the University so seriously and that he shares my view that this must be a key campaigning priority in the General Election year.”Hamilton’s comments come as John O’Keefe, joint winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine, voiced similar concerns. In a Monday interview with the BBC, he called immigration rules “a very, very large obstacle” to recruiting scientists from around the world.
Matt Butler‘s Everyone Orchestra has announced two nights at Terrapin Crossroads, dubbed Everyone Loves Terrapin on December 1 & 2. The orchestra will include Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, guitarist/vocalist Al Schnier (moe.), guitarist/vocalist Grahame Lesh (Terrapin Family Band), pianist Holly Bowling, trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), trombonist Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), guitarist Ross James (Terrapin Family Band), and drummer Vinnie Amico (moe.). This all-star band will take over Lesh’s San Rafael restaurant venue for two nights only, with all information here.[photo by Andrew Blackstein]
On Nov. 28, the Faculty Council approved the Harvard Summer School course list for 2013, a proposal to change the name of the Standing Committee on Higher Degrees in the History of American Civilization to the Standing Committee on Higher Degrees in American Studies, and a proposal to change the name of the Standing Committee on Ethnic Studies to the Standing Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights. They also heard a presentation from the Standing Committee on Athletic Sports.The Council next meets on Dec. 12. The next meeting of the faculty is Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. The preliminary deadline for the Feb. 5 meeting of the faculty is Jan. 22 at noon.
In describing his country’s progress in recent years, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa made an energetic case in support of his policies during an address at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard Kennedy School on Wednesday.Correa, who was first elected in 2006, has faced controversy over his support of Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro (and his predecessor, Hugo Chávez), as well as his criticism of Ecuador’s media.Correa’s speech was preceded with video showing the beauty and stunning diversity of Ecuador’s natural habitat, and punctuated by visual highlights of the state’s achievements during his tenure.Between 2007 and 2013, Correa said, 1.13 million Ecuadoreans were lifted from poverty, and the incidence of extreme poverty fell from 16.9 percent to 8.6 percent, while growth averaged 4.2 percent per year. The country also claims the lowest unemployment rate in the region, 4.1 percent, and according to a U.N. development report it is one of three countries with the greatest upward mobility.Correa made no apologies for his socialist policies, claiming they had achieved success where the “long and dark period of neo-liberal policies” had not.“For us, labor enjoys supremacy over capital,” Correa said. “The great challenge facing humanity in the 21st century is to achieve the supremacy of human beings over capital with societies dominating markets, not markets dominating societies. The market is a wonderful servant, but it is a terrible master.”Correa also touted his political party’s role in bringing stability to the country after a decade of turmoil in which it saw a half-dozen heads of state. The party has won 10 consecutive elections, Correa said, and enjoys an approval rating of about 80 percent.“Democracy has been firmly established in Ecuador,” Correa said. “Not only democracy in the formal sense, but real democracy, in terms of people’s access to rights, equal opportunities, and dignified living conditions. This is the so-called ‘Ecuadorian Miracle.’ ”Correa’s Harvard stop was part of a larger tour of the United States, which will include additional universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale.
The rapidly-shifting nature of today’s political landscapes and conflicts calls for thorough understanding of democracy. This is exactly what political science professor Michael Coppedge and his collaborators are attempting to accomplish with the Varieties of Democracy project. The team, which has more than 2,000 contributing members around the world, recently received a $5.8 million grant awarded over six years to analyze an unprecedented amount of data related to democracies, Coppedge said. He is one of four principal investigators in charge of steering the large-scale study and covering data from all countries and colonies in the world from the year 2000. Although previous research in the field revealed reliable general indicators of certain types of democratic systems, Coppedge said these were less useful for answering the more sophisticated questions that needed to be asked. “Researchers need these indicators because they’re interested in questions about the nature, causes and consequences of democracy,” Coppedge said. “The indicators that we had already really were not up to the task of measuring things in a precise enough, fine-grained enough way to be able to test the ideas that we have. They were just lying far behind the kinds of theories and models that we wanted to test.” In refining the new indicators, Coppedge said his team moved beyond the traditional American political science view of democracy in the field, which tended to focus on only the basic requirements for such government and left out rich aspects of democracy. Instead, the collaboration is examining indicators across seven broad classes of democracy, ranging from electoral to egalitarian. “We don’t endorse all of these views, but these are the views that have some currency out there in the world and so we felt that really legitimate indicators of democracy should enable people to measure whatever version of democracy they find meaningful, to give people that ability,” Coppedge said. This, however, is not the only aspect of the study that is departs from the norm. Coppedge said the level of detail achieved in the surveys amounts to one of the most comprehensive studies undertaken in the field. “We have a kind of decision tree that starts with more general things in each of these seven different properties of democracy that are broken down into components, and then the components are broken down into sub-components and so on until we get to the point where we have 329 much more specific indicators of democracy,” Coppedge said. Coppedge said the collaboration’s analysis of this data will take place through three projects: finding coherent aggregations of the data to produce higher-level indicators, examining the causal relationships among different pieces of democracy (“endogenous democratization”) and looking at how factors outside of a democracy influence it (“exogenous democratization”). “Instead of having one snapshot of a simple aspect of democracy, kind of a grainy snapshot, we’re trying to move to something like a high-definition movie of democracy that’s really comprehensive, and it shows you everything you’d ever want to know about how democratic a country is, in multiple ways, over a long period of time,” Coppedge said. The collaboration will make the data available to the public as it is processed through its highly-interactive website, v-dem.net with a significant portion to be added by March of next year. Coppedge said he believes that not only scholars, but governments, non-governmental organizations and students will find the site to be a powerfully informative source of knowledge due to the high quality of the survey data coming from native experts in their own countries. “Our project has this motto, ‘global standards, local knowledge.’ That’s what we’re about,” Coppedge said. Contact Henry Gens at [email protected]
As part of Campus Ministry’s new initiative to strengthen the relationship between Notre Dame faculty and the University’s faith-based roots, a Remembrance Mass for deceased faculty and their loved ones will be celebrated tonight in the Dillon Hall Chapel.Fr. Mike Connors, senior faculty chaplain within Campus Ministry, said he thinks this is the first time a faculty memorial Mass like this has been celebrated on campus in recent years.“Will it become an annual tradition? Maybe — this is all brand new,” Connors said. “It’s practically the first event geared towards faculty ever in terms of Campus Ministry or some kind of pastoral outreach to faculty.”Connors said Fr. Pete McCormick, director of Campus Ministry, produced the idea for the initiative over the past summer.“I think it’s an effort to draw faculty together around some important things related to the Catholic character of this place,” Connors said. “It’s the very first part of what I hope will be a bigger effort to get us thinking together about what it means to be faculty at a Catholic university.”November is the month of all souls, a time to remember deceased family members and friends, he said. There will be a memorial book at the Mass for people to write the names of loved ones.“It seemed to me like a logical place to start,” Connors said. “It’s an occasion where we remember and give thanks for faculty, or any loved ones, who have gone before us.”After Mass, all faculty members are invited to dinner in the Oak Room of South Dining Hall. Connors said he expects to have 40 to 50 people in attendance.“It’s for the greater purpose of bringing us all together in prayer,” he said. “Then we’ll get the chance to discuss how the faculty chaplaincy can grow and expand in the future.”Connors said the faculty chaplaincy team was formed just before the beginning of the school year and consists of 20 Holy Cross priests who expressed interest in the initiative.The faculty chaplaincy currently has plans for one other event connecting the faculty with Notre Dame’s Holy Cross foundations, Connors said. Brother Joel Giallanza, associate director of the Holy Cross Institute in Texas, will deliver lectures to students and faculty during his visit to campus on Feb. 8.“Brother Joel is one of the leading experts of Fr. Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross,” Connors said. “ … He’s going to give a talk about the Holy Cross educational tradition and help us make some connections between what goes on at Notre Dame and the inspiration of this place in Fr. Moreau and his writings.”Giallanza gave similar lectures at Saint Mary’s earlier this fall that were received positively by the campus community, Connors said.“I hope that it will appeal to a wide variety of people,” he said. “It might seem to have some special relevance for those of us in theology, but on the other hand, there are faculty from other disciplines who love being here, love the fact that it’s a Catholic place.”Connors said the initiative is a chance for the University to explore topics that have not been discussed much in the past.“Faculty is a very important part of this community,” he said. “I think it’s very exciting to think this could develop in ways of getting people to talk about how faith and reason go together.”He said he hopes Campus Ministry will succeed in creating more ways for faculty members to discuss and connect with the Notre Dame’s core Catholic values.“We haven’t had many vehicles for faculty to talk to one another about it,” he said. “I’m projecting down the road that this could result in a series of conversations that might bring the topic of faith’s relationship to a university more to the surface of discussion.”Tags: Campus Ministry, Fr. Pete McCormick, Mass of Remembrance
If you’re paying for cable, bottled water, and drive-thru meals, you know you could be saving a lot of money. But what other ways are you wasting your hard-earned cash? Here are four other things you should stop paying for now…Name brands: Personally, I would never tell you to cut out all name brands. Sometimes name brands are just better. The key here is to find the products that won’t feel like a downgrade if you switch to generics. I’ll give you one that has worked well for me: Contact solution. I have noticed absolutely NO difference between name brand solutions and generics. Start there and see for yourself.Paper products: I hate having a sink full of dirty dishes, but having to wash a couple of plates every day sure is cheaper than paying for disposable products. You’ll probably save a bundle if you cut out paper towels as well.Stuff you want: You have to spend money on the things you need. You don’t really have to spend money on anything you just want. While it’s fun to have the things we want, think about other productive ways you could use that money before you spend it on something you don’t really need.Anything at full price: A lot of retailers price match these days. And last time I checked, grocery stores still take coupons. Whenever you buy something, find a way to get it cheaper. There really is no sense in paying full price in 2019. With a little effort, you can usually find a way to get “it” cheaper. And it doesn’t really matter what “it” is. 80SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Consumer prices saw no change in January as inflationary pressures continued to recede. NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long said that a lack of price growth supports a pause in interest rate increases for the time being.According to data published Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall CPI decelerated to 1.5 percent over the 12-month period.“Core price growth remains steady, but lower gas prices are dragging down headline inflation,” Long said in a Macro Data Flash report. “The Fed has signaled that it will be patient with future rate hikes. The appearance of inflationary pressures would test that resolve, but so far there have been no indications that price growth will increase much beyond the Fed’s two percent target. continue reading » The Federal Reserve