Campus Crossroads to benefit academic life at Notre Dame

first_imgEditor’s note: This is the third story in a three-part series featuring the completed Campus Crossroads project. Today’s story focuses on the enhancements to academics at Notre Dame resulting from the construction of O’Neill Hall and Corbett Family Hall.The construction of O’Neill Hall and Corbett Family Hall marks a new era for the music, psychology and anthropology departments at Notre Dame.Both part of the Campus Crossroads project, O’Neill Hall will be the new headquarters for music and sacred music, while Corbett Family Hall will house the psychology and anthropology departments.John McGreevy, professor of history and dean of the College of Arts and Letters, said the completed project will be able to serve the Notre Dame community for generations to come.“We really view this as a great day for the College of Arts and Letters, and for Notre Dame,” he said on a press tour conducted Aug. 11. “[These are] two spectacular new buildings that are going to advance research and teaching capacity of our students and faculty for a hundred years.”The new facilities are an exciting step for the College of Arts and Letters, McGreevy said.“I am a historian, so I’m neither a psychologist, anthropologist or musician, but these are my colleagues, as well, and to see them be able to have the opportunity to do the best possible work and to train their students in the best possible way — it’s magical,” McGreevy said.O’Neill HallOn the south end of Notre Dame Stadium stands O’Neill Hall, the first new building designed specifically for the music program since the 1800s. Chris Collins | The Observer O’Neill Hall, built as part of the Campus Crossroads project, will serve as the new facility for both music and sacred music.“We didn’t build a music building in the 20th century,” McGreevy said. “There was one built in the late 19th century, and now we have one for the 21st century. And music and our program in sacred music will have the opportunity to flourish in a way they’ve never had before with recital halls, the practice rooms and simply the ability to put music front and center, as it should be at a Catholic university, in a Notre Dame student’s education.”This new space was crucial for the music program, vice president for facilities design and operations Doug Marsh said on the press tour, because the department is currently squeezed into Crowley Hall, an undersized building for the program.“Those programs are moving from quaint quarters in the heart of campus at Crowley Hall and about 9,000 square feet into over 30,000 square feet of usable space in that facility,” Marsh said. “They’re very excited, needless to say.”Within O’Neill Hall is the LeBar Family Recital Hall, a 170-seat concert space, and the LeBar Family Performance Hall. Marsh said the smaller size of the LeBar Family Recital Hall is perfect for performances by smaller ensembles.“It’s a size [of] space we haven’t been able to accommodate in other buildings on campus, so this works very well with the facilities at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, which of course are larger and such,” Marsh said. “This is perfect for our student voices and small quartets, etc.”The program hopes to be able to utilize this component of the facility as soon as possible, Marsh said.“We’re targeting to finish this, again, fall semester so that we have our faculty move in and we’ll have our first performances in here in January,” he said.McGreevy said the impact of Campus Crossroads will be particularly noticeable for the music programs in light of the potentially enhanced performances.“I think it’s going to be most vivid for the community here in O’Neill, where there will be recital halls open to the public and string quartets … and wonderful vocal performances and all sorts of things that will be open to members of the community,” McGreevy said. “I’ll add, too, that our sacred music program, I believe, has seven choirs of over 300 students from in the community. We just started a new sacred music choir for students with disabilities, and there’s a new collaboration with the South Bend school choir. All of those students will be coming into this building, too. So we really viewed this building, O’Neill, as a kind of portal to Notre Dame because our music programs really do reach out in the community.” Corbett Family HallCorbett Family Hall, the building to the east of the stadium, will bring the psychology and anthropology departments together in a way they have never been before, McGreevy said.“For the first time ever, those faculty and students will be together, and they’ll be able to move from the research lab — where our psychologists study things like depression and ADD — to the classrooms there to the faculty offices,” McGreevy said. “ … Our department of psychology at the moment has faculty and students in seven different buildings, and now they’ll almost all be consolidated in Corbett. And we don’t even know what that’ll mean for anthropology and psychology — that opportunity to collaborate — but we know it’ll be great for our students and faculty.”While these departments do not necessarily do as much outreach work with the South Bend community as the sacred music program, McGreevy said their impact still goes beyond the University.“Psychology and anthropology is a little bit more focused on Notre Dame, but even there, I would say — some of [the] psychologists see patients, some of them have clinical studies as part of what they do and even there there’ll be a community dimension to our work in psychology,” McGreevy said.“The exciting part for me will be the day when the faculty and students move in. That will be the biggest day,” McGreevy said. “I, like everybody else in the community — and I live near campus — have been watching the buildings go up and involved in the planning and involved in figuring out which faculty member goes into which office. I’m not sure I’d call all of that exciting. It’s been fun, but the most exciting day will be when we see our students and faculty members come into these buildings. … These are hundred-year buildings. For the next hundred years they will be helping make Notre Dame and the college a better institution.”The Martin Media CenterAn extra element of Campus Crossroads that Marsh said he expects to contribute to the academic development of students and faculty is the Rex and Alice A. Martin Media Center on the first floor of Corbett Family Hall.“This is a space for the University to better connect its message and put its message out to the world, but also for our faculty and our students to learn all things digital media,” Marsh said. “We’re learning in a different way, we’re teaching in a different way. So much of that information will be hosted and developed in that facility.”Dan Skendzel, executive director of ND Studios, said the 2,000 square-foot facility has been in the works for a long time.“This is really the next evolutionary step in media production that Fr. John Jenkins, our president, and John Affleck-Graves, our executive vice president, set out several years ago,” Skendzel said on the press tour.The center offers students and faculty members the opportunity to be creative with their teaching and learning processes, Skendzel said.“This space is really important for the University, largely because of the way communication has evolved and changed,” he said. “ … Characteristics like mobile, social and video are the way particularly younger generations are communicating. This center gives us the ability to compete in that space. So you think about academic, this space will be used for faculty to come in and record a lecture in the flipped classroom model so that students can go and view that lecture prior to class, and then come to class and use that for interaction time with other students and the faculty members.”Skendzel said faculty members will also be able to take advantage of the facility.“We’ll use this space for seminars on emerging technologies — so think virtual reality and bringing faculty in and showing them how virtual reality might be a factor in their research,” he said. “How can they use it for research? How can they use it in their [classrooms] for teaching and learning? We’ll use this space for all kinds of promotional and outreach uses.”Aside from its academic benefits, Skendzel said the University will use the Martin Media Center to turn Notre Dame into a force in the producing sphere.“This facility will set us up to be a leader in the ACC as the ACC Network moves towards a linear launch in 2019,” he said. “Dare I say, it sets us up to be the leader across the country and any school in terms of our capability to produce athletic press. But it also sets us up to be the leader in producing, period.”Tags: anthropology, Campus Crossroads Project, Corbett Family Hall, Martin Media Center, Music, O’Neill Hall, psychology, Sacred Musiclast_img read more

COVID-19 Cases Remain Steady In Chautauqua County Sunday

first_imgJAMESTOWN – The number of active COVID-19 cases in Chautauqua County remained steady on Sunday.Officials with the county health department say there remain a total of 42 confirmed cases with six active.So far, a total of 32 patients have recovered from the virus.A total of four have died from COVID-19 since the outbreak began. “95 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the Public Health Director and being monitored,” said officials. “Not all of those being monitored are confirmed to have COVID-19 but have either shown symptoms, are awaiting results, or have risk factors.”As of 4 p.m. health officials in Cattaragus County have not provided an update. 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),Why was there people at walmart with no masks,and taking over the aisles,no 6 inches barely….much less,six feet. Not cool….,Because there is an extremely unnecessary amount of skepticism that this whole thing hasn’t been a hoax. People are too stupid for their own good. And I could probably trademark that phrase, I use it so often, pre- and post-COVID, but never have I been more adamant about it. The amount of people that are too stubborn, or unwilling to educate themselves, that they are literally a danger to themselves and others, is staggering. Not only was there a protest of the PAUSE order the other day in Jamestown, but there has been plenty of unofficial meetups to show opposition to logic and reason. People are coming together and doing great things from what I hear, but all I see in my slice of the world, is those who would surely be dead, if we weren’t forced to risk our healthcare system/workers lives on.,This is communism! Stay home boomers. Let us live.last_img read more

Trauma Tuesday: Shopping Cart Wipeouts

first_imgAs we finally bid farewell to winter, the propensity for warm weather adventure becomes stronger by the day. While you may opt to hit the trails or hop on a bike, there are a select few who seek…alternative thrills. Trauma Tuesday: Shopping Cart Wipeouts features some aggressive attempts for fun that end quite poorly.These girls just wanted to enjoy some drinks in the sun. Instead, they got a face plant in the asphalt.Shopping carts should only be used for shopping.Morons? Or Legends?last_img

How to become or remain your members’ primary financial institution in 2020

first_imgAs a credit union, you probably always feel like you’re in a David v. Goliath situation when it comes to battling the big banks. If you want to take business away from those guys, you’ve got to find a way to stand out. During these crazy times, credit unions have a real opportunity to get a leg up on the competition. Here are three tips to help you become or remain your members’ primary financial institution…Go for it: There are probably a ton of ideas you’ve had that either seemed a little risky or a little too pricy. 2020 hasn’t exactly been the year of things going right for your members, so give them something to get excited about. Whether it’s a new mobile app with all the bells and whistles, or a redesigned website that’s ten times easier to navigate, show your members that you’re here for them and are doing whatever you can to make their lives a little easier.Keep in touch: You already know the value of things like PPP loans and skip-a-payment programs, but what are the little things your members really need right now. I guarantee that your employees are WAY more in tune with the lives of your members than those dummies at Bank of America. But take it a step further. As you interact with your members, make it blatantly obvious that you’re looking to find out more ways your credit union can help right now. Members won’t soon forget the people who supported them during these difficult days, and you’ll want to be one of the organizations that comes to mind when they think back on 2020.Put your heads together: Members aren’t the only people who have boarded the Struggle Bus lately. Your employees have probably had their own fair share of struggles lately. And you’re not the only credit union around. Talk to your staff and other managers at other credit unions and see what needs they come up with and listen to the solutions they have for dealing with those problems. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,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 Detailslast_img read more

Tests for all? French doctor defies government on virus

first_imgAnxious patients wearing masks form a line zig-zagging back several streets outside a hospital in the French Mediterranean port city Marseille. Young and old all keep strictly one meter apart and an eerie silence hangs in the air, punctuated only by indignant shouts as some try to skip the queue.Hundreds got up at the crack of dawn to get in line to be screened for coronavirus in a France where normally tests are reserved for health care workers or people most at risk. The French health system is currently carrying out 5,000 tests every day but officials admit this is nowhere near enough to catch every case, meaning the real number infected could be much higher than the published data. Step in prominent but controversial French doctor Didier Raoult, head of the department specialising in infectious diseases in La Timone hospital in Marseille.He announced with five professors and doctors on Sunday that anyone feeling feverish or simply anxious could ask to be tested at the clinic. Student Louise Serrano has a temperature, a headache and a cough and has come for the screening with her father.  “My uncle is sick and my mother too, we prefer to get tested so we can protect them. They are more at risk of dying than us,” the 20-year-old said.Should be at homeBy 7:00 am, Gilbert Salomone was waiting in line with his wife and daughter for the clinic to open two hours later.The 49-year-old only has light symptoms and admits that he’s not particularly worried. “It’s mostly to find out whether we have it or not, to set our minds at rest,” he said. “For the test, it’s very quick, a swab in the nose and it’s over. We will be contacted within 48 hours if we are declared positive,” he added. Like Salomone, most people in the queue do not appear to have severe symptoms but an elderly man suddenly collapses.People around him attempt to carry him up the steps of the hospital, before healthcare workers come out with a wheelchair and take him inside. “Raoult is crazy, all these people should be at home!” said a doctor leaving the hospital after a long overnight shift. Showing up at a hospital just to take a coronavirus test flies in the face of official French policy which is to stay at home in isolation if a person fears having the disease and to only go to hospital in case of breathing difficulties.But attached to the railing outside a banner reads: “We support Professor Raoult” and the doctor is by no means a newcomer to controversy. Fake news?For weeks now, the eccentric scientist with shoulder-length blond hair and a grey beard has been advocating the use of chloroquine — long used as a treatment for malaria — as a cure for coronavirus. Raoult, 68, is a member of the expert committee advising the French government on the coronavirus.He reported that after treating 24 patients for six days with hydroxychloroquine, the virus disappeared in all but a quarter of them. He also believes it is essential to trust the results obtained in China by leading pulmonary disease expert Zhong Nanshan, whose tests appear to confirm the efficiency of the drug. US president Donald Trump has also advocated the use of chloroquine. But the research has not yet been peer reviewed or published, and Raoult has come under fire from scientists and government officials alike. His critics have pointed to problems with the protocol and worrying side effects of the drug. Fakemed, a group of scientists against fake news in health, has lambasted the professor. “A video accusing me of fake news has been viewed 450,000 times on Facebook,” said Raoult. “But it’s good publicity, they can carry on saying such awful things,” he added. The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, has said he is being treated with chloroquine after being diagnosed with the virus and he publicly defended Raoult.Waiting in line for her turn, 20-year-old Talia Abad said she would be open to trying the medicine. “People close to me work in the healthcare sector and they trust the treatment. And because I trust them, I’m willing to experiment,” she said. A clinical trial to test four treatments for coronavirus, including chloroquine, was launched on Sunday in seven European countries. The study is to be conducted on 3,200 patients. Topics :last_img read more

This Gold Coast home is a hidden tropical paradise

first_img108 Aqua Promenade, Currumbin Valley. 108 Aqua Promenade, Currumbin Valley. 108 Aqua Promenade, Currumbin Valley. 108 Aqua Promenade, Currumbin Valley. 108 Aqua Promenade, Currumbin Valley. 108 Aqua Promenade, Currumbin Valley.HIDDEN among the hills and bushland of Currumbin Valley, this sprawling resort-style mansion is almost invisible to passers-by.It seems impossible for a family home on acreage with pool, tennis court and guest villa to be so private in the middle of a housing estate but the property at 108 Aqua Promenade was built specifically for the site.It can only be accessed from a private lane and is separated from the rest of the estate with a large gate.center_img 108 Aqua Promenade, Currumbin Valley. 108 Aqua Promenade, Currumbin Valley.The design was inspired by resorts the family has encountered travelling the world.Mr Shapiro, who is an agent marketing the home with Lucy Cole Prestige Properties, said it had an eclectic combination of African, European and Australian influences.“This is a true resort,” he said.The entire home opens up to embrace surrounding tropical gardens and valley views.The infinity-edged pool with spa and sundeck as well as a gazebo and barbecue terrace are standout features of the homeClimb the spiral staircase from the alfresco area to a rooftop deck where valley views stretch as far as the eye can see.The master bedroom overlooks the grassy backyard and pool but it’s the ensuite’s spa with bi-fold windows that open onto the garden that is really special.Separated from the home by a wall of palm trees is a self-contained villa as well as the floodlit tennis court. 108 Aqua Promenade, Currumbin Valley.Owners Theo and Peta Shapiro had seclusion and privacy in mind when building the five-bedroom, four-bathroom home in 2006 – where they have lived with their four children ever since.First they chose the land, which was part of a new development.“A couple of days before it went to market, we took a drive here,” Mr Shapiro said.They immediately fell in love with it.“It had great valley views as well as forest and lake views,” Mr Shaprio said.The couple poured their hearts and souls into designing and building the tropical oasis to make sure it lived up to their expectations.The result is a luxury resort-style home that feels like it’s a world away from civilisation despite being 10 minutes from the beach, major shopping centres and Gold Coast Airport.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It turned out to be the most magnificent place,” Mr Shapiro said.“(The result) was always a bit of an unknown but it’s turned out better than we thought.“It’s been a life experience.” 108 Aqua Promenade, Currumbin Valley.Lucy Cole Prestige Properties managing director Lucy Cole described the home as “the best home I have seen in a long time”.“It’s quite a unique home,” Mrs Cole said.“The location in Currumbin Valley is superior and very private (and) the gardens are absolutely stunning. “It’s just an incredible piece of real estate.”last_img read more

£34bn asset pooling project ‘will fail without governance overhaul’

first_imgSome of the pension schemes involved in the LCIV had expressed “significant distrust” in other stakeholders and were looking at joining other pools instead, according to the Willis Towers Watson report.Despite the LCIV having launched 12 funds and attracted more than £6bn since it received regulatory approval in 2016, the vehicle has suffered major setbacks in recent months with the departures of CEO Hugh Grover and CIO Julian Pendock .“To move forward effectively, LCIV and all stakeholders need to look for an opportunity to reset their relationship to facilitate better working relationships and engagement”Willis Towers WatsonTim Mitchell, Adam Gillett and Oliver Faizallah, investment consultants at Willis Towers Watson and co-authors of the report, said the LCIV was “under-resourced and underfunded”, with “gaps across all aspects of operation”.They warned that “it is not at all apparent that it will be able to deliver on the original intention of its 32 local authority shareholders to bring their collective [assets] under a common pooling vehicle”. Former chancellor George Osborne pushed for LGPS pooling in 2015The work foreshadowed the UK government’s policy drive that year to encourage LGPS to collaborate more, creating pools of £25bn-£30bn. In the process they were expected to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and improve the LGPS’ capacity to invest in infrastructure.The LCIV provides the investment infrastructure and selects third-party managers to run the assets, negotiating hard on costs. It now offers 12 funds, including UK and global equity products and multi-asset funds. It has also agreed a special pricing deal with passive providers for its member funds.This work so far stands to save participating LGPS funds roughly £6m a year, according to the LCIV.The staff are overseen by two groups of representatives from the 32 founding pension funds: the Pensions Sectoral Joint Committee, made up of councillors from each of the 32 funds, and the Investment Advisory Committee, comprising 24 pension and finance officers from member funds.The LCIV is preparing to launch fixed income products, according to council documents, and staff are researching infrastructure opportunities and low-carbon funds. An ambitious project to pool pension assets for London’s 32 public sector funds will fail to achieve its objectives without a major overhaul of its governance structure, according to a damning report from consultancy Willis Towers Watson.The firm was brought in to conduct a review of the London CIV (LCIV), the authorised asset manager set up by London’s pension funds to pool their £34.5bn (€39bn) in assets and drive down costs.The subsequent report, circulated to London’s Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) last month, alleged that some briefings on the LCIV’s development had been based on political affiliations, despite the cross-party, non-political nature of the vehicle. Each LGPS fund is overseen by a board of local councillors.The LCIV late last year was forced to issue a statement denying that it had advised against investing in UK infrastructure in case of a change of government in the country.center_img Hugh Grover (centre) reflects on his time at the London CIVThe report reflects comments made by former CEO Grover at IPE’s annual conference in November. Speaking a few weeks after his departure, he said the vehicle was suffering from a lack of clarity around its purpose and vision.In particular, Grover highlighted the government’s desire to make pooling of assets mandatory – initially the LCIV was designed as an optional pooling vehicle.A poll of London pension fund staff and committee members – conducted as part of Willis Towers Watson’s review – showed that stakeholders did not agree that the London CIV or its oversight bodies had clear mandates or objectives.The verdict“Three years after its incorporation, LCIV finds itself in an invidious position. It is attempting to deliver on a complex and challenging task, under-resourced and underfunded, while juggling the competing interests of multiple stakeholders, not all of whom are fully engaged and who seem to be growing increasingly disgruntled.“Compounding pressure on it has been the recent departures of a number of key staff. In the absence of some circuit-breaking change it is not at all apparent that it will be able to deliver on the original intention of its 32 local authority shareholders to bring their collective [assets] under a common pooling vehicle…“The challenge facing LCIV and the 32 shareholders is very significant in delivering on its pooling objectives. The stakeholder mapping is complex, as is the operational context and regulatory environment, let alone the pension and investment challenge itself. Against this background, LCIV needs to be sufficiently resourced or it is surely set up to fail.”-       from Willis Towers Watson’s independent governance review of the LCIV, presented to local authorities in DecemberMajor changes requiredWillis Towers Watson urged the LCIV and its two oversight committees to overhaul their terms of reference and provide better clarity of purpose as “an absolute priority”.The consultancy said it had received mixed messages from different stakeholders regarding how they thought the LCIV would operate. Some believed it was set up as a fund manager, some as a procurement vehicle, and others as a fiduciary manager with responsibility for strategy as well as manager selection.While there was a collective will for the project to succeed, Willis Towers Watson reported, stakeholders had so far underestimated the compromises involved in ensuring that success.The LCIV should also instigate an independent review of costs and resources, the consultancy said.Currently, the LCIV is overseen by two committees (see box below). “We are actively taking on board the findings of our governance review and are developing recommendations”Mark Hyde Harrison, London CIV“A decision should be taken to balance representation and effective committee functioning,” Mitchell, Gillett and Faizallah wrote. “Either everyone is involved, which leads to inefficient committees, or a select few are involved, which leads to a loss of representation.”The report authors recommended fewer meetings of full committees, with more duties delegated to smaller sub-committees and working groups. These should be supported by a “well-resourced” secretariat function.Finally, the report emphasised the importance of cultivating trust between the various parties involved in the LCIV’s operations, including through better use of a “client portal” on the LCIV’s website.“To move forward effectively, LCIV and all stakeholders need to look for an opportunity to reset their relationship to facilitate better working relationships and engagement,” the authors wrote.In a statement, Mark Hyde Harrison, interim CEO of London CIV, said: “London CIV has achieved a great deal since it was established two and a half years ago and we continue to work hard alongside London boroughs to build on our success and respond to the challenges we are facing.“We are actively taking on board the findings of our governance review and are developing recommendations with our colleagues in the boroughs that we will put to London borough leaders in March.“London was a pioneer in establishing pooled arrangements and it makes sense to take stock now on how best to deliver the original vision for the CIV in the light of the wider changes that are happening in local authority pension fund management.”What is the London CIV?The London CIV has its roots in attempts to consolidate all of the UK capital’s public sector pension schemes into one entity. Hugh Grover led the drive to pool the assets of 33 (now 32) London borough pension schemes and was made CEO of the London CIV when it was incorporated in 2015.last_img read more

Renovation works on this Queenslander doubled as history lessons for owners

first_img2A Martin St, Freshwater is a classic Queenslander which has been recently renovated to restore the home to it’s original glory. It was also one the first houses to be built in the suburb and is now listed with Champions in Real Estate.THE owners of this classic Queenslander will certainly be holding back the tears when the home they fell in love with during a holiday eventually changes hands. Chenoa and Chris Daniel have called 2A Martin St, Freshwater, home for the past five years and two years ago expanded their family to include their first son, Nash, at the three-bedroom home. 2A Martin St, Freshwater is a classic Queenslander which has been recently renovated to restore the home to it’s original glory. It was also one the first houses to be built in the suburb and is now listed with Champions in Real Estate.They purchased the property as soon as it hit the market five years ago, but the Victorian couple had their eyes on it for much longer. “We were up here visiting some friends, just down the road many years ago,” Ms Daniel said. “Straight away we knew we wanted this house … it wasn’t even on the market then.” The hotel broker and her partner have always loved Queenslanders and after work lured her to the Far North, she was able to purchase a “home full of character”. “I’ve never been into newer standard homes … (I like) something that has a bit of a soul and some history.” Now the Daniel family are gearing up to move to the Sunshine Coast, after recently completing a number of renovations throughout the home. “We didn’t want to or need to do anything major, but we just wanted to fix up a few things to restore the house to its heritage look with some modern features. 2A Martin St, Freshwater is a classic Queenslander which has been recently renovated to restore the home to it’s original glory. It was also one the first houses to be built in the suburb and is now listed with Champions in Real Estate.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“It’s been an amazing learning process as well because as we’ve done the renovations and put in wardrobes, we thought ‘where did people hang all their clothes back in the day’. “The two bathrooms are side-by-side and that’s because one of them was an ironing room. So people actually had a whole room for that.” The freshly painted house features a traditional floor plan with striking high ceilings, timber floors, and iconic casement windows. There are dual, open living areas and the main bathroom includes a freestanding claw-footed bathtub and separate shower. The fully fenced 614sq m property also features a wraparound veranda with views out to the nearby cane fields. This property is listed with Champions In Real Estate in the mid $400,000s.last_img read more

South Africans respond to Moyo’s ridicule of the Rand #SomeoneTellProfMoyo

first_imgSouth Africans dominate ATU African Championships Many South Africans, and even Zimbabweans in South Africa, expressed their disappointment and anger at Moyo. Related South Africans react to Pistorius trial https://twitter.com/LeleNtobo/status/636977699261689856https://twitter.com/Tumiq/status/636867563117543425 Jonathan Moyo, Zimbabwe’s minister of higher and tertiary education, has taken to social media to ridicule the South African rand, saying it was “falling like any other African currency”.Moyo’s posts on Twitter on Thursday came after the rand tumbled early this week. It was the greatest drop since 2011. The comments sparked a heated debate on Twitter. South Africans unite against Xenophobia attackslast_img

LIAT reinstates flights as Danny dissipates

first_img Share 64 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img BusinessLifestyleNewsRegionalTravel LIAT reinstates flights as Danny dissipates by: Caribbean Media Corporation – August 24, 2015 Share ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The regional airline, LIAT, has announced the reinstatement of flights that were cancelled as the region braced for inclement weather conditions steaming from what was then Hurricane Danny.The airline says flights from Barbados to Dominica and Antigua, flights to St Kitts, St. Maarten and Tortola for Monday, have all be reinstated.Passengers who are booked to travel on these services have been asked to check-in at least two hours before the scheduled departure time.On Saturday, the airline said it was forced to cancel flights from Sunday to Tuesday “due to the pending closure of several airports in the LIAT network”.The airline said as many as 39 flights had been cancelled, affecting travelers going to Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua , St Maarten, St Thomas, Tortola, Dominica, St Kitts-Nevis and other destinations.On Monday afternoon, Danny was downgraded to a trough of low depression.The National Hurricane Centre in Miami said the remnants of Danny ware expected to produce two to four inches of rain over the Leeward Islands, the US and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic through Tuesday night.last_img read more