Dooley professorship

first_imgBy Kim CretorsUniversity of GeorgiaThe University of Georgia Athletic Association has announced anew professorship in horticulture that, if approved, will bearthe name of outgoing athletic director Vince Dooley.UGA President Michael F. Adams, chairman of the AthleticAssociation board, announced the professorship during the group’sannual spring meeting.With the University System of Georgia Board of Regents’ approval,the Vincent J. Dooley Professorship in Horticulture will beestablished during the 2004-2005 academic year.Nonathletic renown”Over the years, Vince Dooley has pursued a personal interest ina number of areas beyond intercollegiate athletics,” Adams said.”He has achieved renown in his own right for his knowledge andpractice in the field of horticulture. The creation of this namedprofessorship is especially appropriate given his passion forgardening and is a step that will strengthen our academicprograms in this area.””I was very surprised, yet very grateful,” Dooley said of theannouncement. “Over the years, I’ve enjoyed auditing courses atthe university in a variety of disciplines, but my latest suchventures have been in horticulture. Due to the enthusiasm of somegreat teachers like (UGA horticulture professors) Michael Dirrand Allan Armitage, I developed a real passion for gardening. Forthat reason, the endowed professorship is very meaningful andspecial to me.”‘Dooley’ bloomsDooley has a hydrangea variety (Hydrangea macrophylla’Dooley’) named after him.The plant is a “remarkable, cold-hardy, mop-headed selectiondiscovered in the garden of Coach and Mrs. Vince Dooley,” reportsDirr’s Web site (www.nobleplants.com). After an early Marchfreeze in 1996, the site notes, the only hydrangea plant in thearea with significant flowers was “the 6- to 7-foot-high, robustplant in Coach Dooley’s garden.”Starting in 1999, Dooley helped secure a designation for theentire UGA campus as an arboretum. He chaired the committee thatled to a campus tree tour and a set of plaques that identify manytree and plant species.The Athletic Association has designated $250,000 from recentcontributions to establish the professorship. The association hasgiven more than $2 million to a fund that supports nonathleticacademic programs at UGA.”We’re particularly pleased the Athletic Association designatedresources to establish a professorship honoring Coach Dooley,”said Gale Buchanan, dean of the UGA College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences.”Such a professorship honors a man of many talents,” Buchanansaid. “While his many accomplishments in athletics are widelyknown, this professorship recognizes his commitment andlong-standing support of academic pursuits.”(Kim Cretors is the news bureau manager with the University ofGeorgia Office of Public Affairs.)last_img read more

Forms for determining indigent status

first_imgForms for determining indigent status Forms for determining indigent status The Florida Supreme Court seeks comments on Application for Determination of Civil Indigent Status and Application for Criminal Indigent Status forms recently approved for use by clerks of court. See In re: Approval of Application for Determination of Indigent Status Forms for Use by Clerks; Amendment to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.984 & In re: Amendments to the Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Forms––Determination of Indigence Status, Nos. SC05-1103 & SC04-2492 (Fla. June 30, 2005). The approved forms were developed and submitted to the court for approval by the Florida Clerks of Courts Operations Corporation, in accordance with Chapter 2005-236, section 3, Laws of Florida (amending § 27.52, Fla. Stat.) and Chapter 205-236, section 35, Laws of Florida (creating § 57.082, Fla. Stat.). Interested persons also are invited to comment on the amendment to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.984, replacing the Affidavit of Indigent Status form with the new Application for Criminal Indigent Status form, and the deletion of Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.902(a), Affidavit of Indigency, with direction that the newly approved Application for Determination of Civil Indigent Status form be used in the family law form’s stead. The Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, the Juvenile Court Rules Committee, and the Family Law Rules Committee are specifically invited to comment.The approved forms and the amendment to rule 3.984 are reproduced in full below, as well as online at www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/proposed.shtml. An original and nine paper copies of all comments must be filed with the court on or before August 29, along with a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument, which may be scheduled in this case. Electronic copies of all comments also must be filed in accordance with the Court’s Administrative Order In Re: Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA IN RE: APPROVAL OF APPLICATION FOR DETERMINATION OF INDIGENT STATUS FORMS FOR USE BY CLERKS; AMENDMENT TO FLORIDA RULE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE 3.984, Case No. SC05-1103 IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO SUPREME COURT APPROVED FLORIDA FAMILY LAW FORMS––DETERMINATION OF INDIGENCE FORMS, Case No. 04-2492 August 1, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

Do you have a bad strategy?

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Richard Rumelt, author of Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why it Matters, opened CEO/Executive Team Network in Nashville this week with a discussion of strategy—and  what it is not.Bad strategy is not simply a strategy that doesn’t work, he said. It’s not a miscalculation.You will know something is bad strategy if:It’s just fluff, like “we will strive for customer-centric intermediation.” (What does that even mean?)It’s just a bunch of financial targets;The actions are incoherent; orIt’s an aspiration without a diagnosis of a problem. “If you don’t know what the problem is you can’t solve it,” said Rumelt, the Harry and Elsa Kunin Professor of Business & Society at UCLA Anderson.“Another sign of a bad strategy is what I call a dog’s dinner”—a cooking mishap best left to your pet—he said. He shared an example of the “strategy” for a city in the Pacific Northwest. This city had 47 strategies and 178 action items. Action item number 122 was “develop a strategy plan.”last_img read more

U.S. airline employment to reach lowest levels in decades after pandemic cuts 90,000 jobs

first_imgU.S. airlines employment will fall to the lowest since the mid-1980s by the end of 2020, the result of the pandemic’s devastating impact on the sector, an industry group said Thursday.Airlines will have cut the equivalent of about 90,000 jobs by then, the result of more than 30,000 furloughs at airlines like United and American that began last month and the departure of thousands of other workers that accepted buyouts from Southwest, Delta and other carriers.Passenger carriers and their employees’ labor unions have repeatedly urged Congress for a second $25 billion federal aid package to preserve jobs through March, but so far Congress and the White House haven’t reached an agreement on a new national coronavirus stimulus package, or aid solely for battered sector.- Advertisement – The industry’s workforce in the fourth quarter will fall to about 370,000 full-time equivalent jobs, from 460,000 in March, according to Airlines for America, a trade group that represents the major U.S. airlines.Air travel demand has begun to recover from more than five-decade lows hit in April, early in the pandemic, but it remains a fraction of last year’s levels. Since the start of October, the Transportation Security Administration screened 34 million people, down nearly 65% from the 97 million people who went through airport checkpoints during the same time last year.Thanksgiving will provide only a modest uptick in demand, and airline executives on Thursday highlighted continued challenges facing the business in the pandemic.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Airlines for America said U.S. carriers’ Thanksgiving-week capacity will be down close to 39% from a year ago, compared with a 47% drop in the first two and a half weeks of November.Southwest on Thursday said a revenue rebound appeared to be losing steam for November and December bookings.“While the Company expected the election to impact trends, it is unclear whether the softness in booking trends is also a direct result of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases,” Southwest said in a filing “As such, the Company remains cautious in this uncertain revenue environment.” Delta’s CEO Ed Bastian noted the optimism following positive results from a Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine trial released earlier this week, news that sent airline stocks soaring, but warned the industry isn’t out of the woods.“Keep in mind that while developing a vaccine is an important step, widespread distribution will take many months, so we continue to expect 2021 will be a year with continued challenges,” he said in a staff note.center_img – Advertisement – A United Airlines plane takes off above American Airlines planes on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on October 1, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.Mario Tama | Getty Imageslast_img read more

Tottenham star’s brother shot dead outside nightclub in France

first_img Christopher was also a footballer and had previously had trials at Brentford in 2011, and also tried out for non-league side Stalybridge Celtic. He played football at amateur level and was most recently on the books with French fifth-tier side Toulouse Rodeo. The incident comes just hours after Serge had played for Spurs in their 2-1 win over Arsenal in the north London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Aurier played the full 90 minutes as Jose Mourinho’s side came from a goal down to beat their fiercest rivals thanks to a late header by Toby Alderweireld. Spurs defender Serge Aurier Read Also: UEFA reacts after CAS overturned Man City’s two-year UCL ban The Ivorian, a 62-cap international, moved to Tottenham in 2017 from PSG and has gone on to make 79 appearances for the club, scoring six goals. He helped Spurs to the final of the Champions League last season where they were beaten by Liverpool in Madrid. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The brother of Tottenham defender Serge Aurier has been shot dead in the early hours of Monday morning in Toulouse, France. Christopher Aurier, 26, was shot in the abdomen outside a nightclub in the French city with the suspect on the run, report French outlet Europe1. Spurs have now confirmed the man shot was the brother of full-back Aurier. A club statement said: “The Club is deeply saddened to confirm media reports that Serge Aurier’s brother passed away in the early hours of this morning. “Everybody at the Club sends their sincerest condolences to Serge and his family. Our thoughts are with them all.” Police were called by members of the public and the area is said to have been closed off for investigation. The incident took place at around 5am on the Boulevard de Thibaud. Christopher was later pronounced dead at hospital.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Things You Didn’t Know About Channing Tatum’s Ex-Wife7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more

List of “Essential Businesses” in Palm Beach and Broward Counties

first_imgWhile Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order Wednesday afternoon in order to allow maximum adherence to the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, he had already ordered all “non-essential” businesses in South Florida to shut down last week.For those of who wondering what is considered “essential” in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, here is a helpful list:-Health care providers, including hospitals, doctors’ and dentists’ offices, urgent care centers, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, physical therapists, mental health professionals, psychiatrists, therapists, pharmacies, blood banks, medical cannabis facilities, health care device manufacturers, eye care centers, home health care providers, reproductive health care providers and medical transport services.-Retail sales of household consumer products, including grocery stores, farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, convenience stores.-Food cultivation, including farming, livestock and fishing.-Businesses that provide food, shelter and social services to the homeless or otherwise economically needy.-Newspapers, television, radio and other media.-Gas stations, auto-supply and auto-repair stores.-New and used automobile dealerships.-Banks and related financial institutions.-Hardware stores.-Contractors, other tradesmen, appliance repair personnel, home security firms, fire and water damage restoration, public adjusters, exterminators, and others who maintain the safety and sanitation of homes and other buildings.-Businesses providing mailing and shipping services.-Private colleges, technical schools and trade schools, but only as needed for online or distance learning.-Laundromats and dry cleaners.-Restaurants, for take out and delivery only, including schools that provide free meals to students, as long as the meals are picked up curbside.-Office-supply stores that sell goods people need to work from home.-Businesses that supply other essential businesses and do not involve interaction with the public.-Businesses that deliver groceries, food, goods or services directly to residences.-Airlines, taxis and other private transportation providers.-Home-based care for seniors, adults or children.-Assisted living facilities, nursing homes, senior living centers and adult day care centers.-Professional services such as legal or accounting, when needed to comply with legal requirements.-Landscaping and pool care businesses.-Child care facilities, subject to restrictions on the number of children and how they are grouped together.-Businesses operating airports, seaports and other government facilities.-Pet supply stores.-Logistics providers, including warehouses, trucking, consolidators, fumigators and handlers.-Telecommunications providers, including sales of computer or telecommunications devices.-Provision of propane or natural gas.-Office space or administrative support for any other essential business.-Open construction sites.-Architectural, engineering or land surveying services.-Factories, bottling plants or other industrial facilities.-Waste management services.-Any business that interacts with customers solely through electronics or telephones and delivering products through shipping, mailing or delivery.-Marinas and boat launches, docking, fueling and marine supply, with some exceptions on municipal boat launches.-Veterinarians and pet-boarding facilities.-Hotels, motels and other commercial lodging, subject to restrictions on restaurants and gyms and only for “essential lodgers,” meaning health care professionals, first responders, National Guard members, law enforcement, state or federal government employees, airline crew, patients and their families, journalists, displaced residents or visitors, persons sheltering due to domestic violence, hotel employees or contractors, people who are unable to stay in their homes due to exigent circumstances, and anyone providing direct services in response to COVID-19.-Mortuaries, funeral homes and cemeteries.-Alcoholic beverage sales.-Firearm and ammunition supply.-Businesses providing services to local, state or federal government.In Broward and Palm Beach counties, the list of “essential businesses” also includes “electrical production and distribution services” and “moving, storage and relocation services.”In Palm Beach County, marinas and boat launches are not considered essential. To that end, county officials recently shut them down. Meanwhile, Palm Beach County is also the only county that lists “Business deemed critical for national security including, but not limited to, defense, intelligence and aerospace development, manufacturing and testing” as essential.850 WFTL reminds you to stay safe!last_img read more

Texas Man Gets 18 Months in Prison for Threatening to Kill President Trump

first_imgAccording to plea documents, Gedlu admitted he threatened Trump’s life on social media, stating on YouTube: “I am waiting for Trump to visit Dallas before I attempt to assassinate him.”Photo courtesy: Keller Detention FacilityDuring the court proceedings, prosecutors said that on May 31, 2018, Gedlu was observed across the street from Dallas’ Adolphus Hotel just 30 minutes before Trump arrived there for a fundraiser.Dallas police officers noticed that Gedlu was holding a “Kill Trump” sign and arrested him as he screamed “kill the president.”Prosecutors said the U.S. Secret Service and Dallas Police partnered on the investigation. A Texas man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for threatening to assassinate President Trump, prosecutors say.The suspect, 36-year-old Mickael Gedlu was sentenced Friday, officials with the U.S. attorney’s office in Dallas announced. He pleaded guilty last December to making threats against the president.last_img read more

Edo FA Cup Draws Hold Saturday

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The draws for the 2017 FROT Group/Edo FA Cup is scheduled for Saturday at the Media Centre of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, organisers of the competition have said.According to Chairman, Edo FA, Frank Ilaboya, 27 clubs (24 male and three female) will compete in this year’s edition.The three female clubs are Edo Queens, Fortress and Martin White Doves, while five clubs namely champions Ineh Stars, BJ Foundation, Dynamite FC, Buffalo FC and Insurance were seeded in the men’s category of the event.Ilaboya said the state FA had made adequate preparations to make this year’s edition a memorable one.He also hailed President of FROT Group, sponsors of the event, Frank Momoh, for his efforts in football and sports development in Edo State.“In our bid to stage a memorable draws for the 2017 FROT Group Edo FA Cup, we have invited prominent Edo ex-internationals and coaches including Alabi Aisien, Lawrence Akpokona, Ndubuisi Okosieme, Wilson Oboh and several others.“We have also made plans to make it the best and most glamorous FA Cup ever witnessed in the state; we thank Mr. Frank Momoh for his wonderful support for the competition, which has helped bring back its glamour,” Ilaboya stated.last_img read more

Syracuse not getting distracted in wake of reports of NCAA investigation

first_img Published on March 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+ SAN JOSE, Calif. — For the second time in two years, Syracuse entered the NCAA Tournament in the middle of a story where basketball was not the focus. Its on-the-court achievements and current preparation once again took a backseat to reports of NCAA activity that cast a bit of a cloud over a team playing arguably the best it has all season.“Same story they had last year at this time,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “I guess that’s annual. I guess next year we’ll get it again.”CBS Sports reported Wednesday that the Syracuse basketball team has been under investigation for a period of years, and that the school has received a letter of preliminary inquiry from the NCAA. The article comes one year after Fab Melo was pronounced ineligible two days before the Orange took the floor against UNC-Asheville in Pittsburgh.Boeheim fielded a handful of questions on the matter in his press conference Wednesday afternoon inside HP Pavilion, offering little more than several variations of “no comment.” Daryl Gross, Syracuse’s athletic director, would not comment on the record. He referred all questions to the answers Boeheim provided minutes earlier.“There’s no distractions for me,” Boeheim said. “And these players, there’s absolutely no distractions for them. They’re here to play Montana, and that’s it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse takes the floor against the Grizzlies on Thursday at 9:57 p.m.Boeheim explained that the biggest difference from this year to last year is that the 2011-12 team was forced to deal with the absence of one of its most important players. Melo, a 7-foot center who was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year, had emerged as a threat on both ends of the floor for a team that lacked quality depth at the center position.This year’s story is “just talk,” as Boeheim described it.“Last year was completely different,” he said. “That was not a distraction, it was an absence. And they handled it as well as they could.”Gross grew frustrated when asked about the CBS Sports report. He said Boeheim’s comments provided everything that needed to be said, and he walked away when asked to confirm that the school had received a letter of inquiry from the NCAA.Brandon Triche, a senior guard, said he had not heard about the report, meaning it wasn’t any sort of a distraction. He said he and his teammates were not a part of it, so it won’t take away from their focus.Boeheim, though, is a part of it. And though the moderator attempted to quell reporters from probing the matter, Boeheim seemed to welcome the questions if only for an opportunity to deflect them.“I don’t mind,” he said. “You can ask a hundred of them.”But even when all the questions were asked, no new information was offered. Syracuse still has a game to play, and that, Boeheim said, is most important.“Doesn’t bother me,” Boeheim said. “Not at all. We’re concerned about playing Montana.” Commentslast_img read more

Viterbi professor featured by NASA

first_imgThe National Inventors Hall of Fame and the History Channel’s Modern Marvels program has named Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis research as one of the top 25 best inventions of 2006. Khoshnevis, a professor in USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering presented his work in Washington D.C. on July 23, NASA’s annual Technology Day.Out of this world · As well as teaching, Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis also serves as a Felllow member of the Institute of Industrial Engineering. – Photo courtesy of USC Viterbi School of EngineeringKhoshnevis’ research is based on his invention of the groundbreaking automated construction method called “Contour Crafting,” which creates large scale structures layer by layer, similar to that of the process of 3-D Printing.For his work with NASA, Khoshnevis tailored the process of “Contour Crafting” for extraterrestrial applications.“I was looking at areas where my technology could be used besides the applications in building construction,” Khoshnevis said. “I thought about construction on the moon or on Mars, and I noticed that primarily, everything is based on taking stuff from Earth.”Khoshnevis, in collaboration with NASA, is developing landing pads for the moon and Mars.“So far, everything that has landed on the moon and Mars has landed on soft soil, and that is pretty dangerous… You need a flat surface which is also strong, which is also capable of handling high temperature of the exhaust fumes.”If successful, Professor Khoshnevis’ endeavors could vault USC onto the global stage.“Professor Khoshnevis’ research really establishes USC as a global community, and I think many students will be inspired by his passion to further pursue their own goals,” said Ying Ying Lei, a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering.Brian Weiniger, a junior majoring in astronautical engineering, also praised Khoshnevis’ research.“Colonizing the moon can be done in many ways. Rather than sending rockets to build lunar outposts piece by piece, this new technology holds the capability to build everything on the moon while using materials that are already there,” Weiniger said. “It goes to show how brilliant the professors are at USC. Having role models like Khoshnevis teach at our school is inspiring for students to push the envelope and create the ideas that will mold our future.”Khoshnevis teaches both industrial and systems engineering, and civil and environmental engineering classes, and is the director of the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies, as well as the Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Program at USC. His work, however, is not limited to the field of engineering.“There are a lot of students sending me emails who want to be a part of the technology development,” Khoshnevis said. “There are students from architecture, engineering, business school, even social sciences and the arts. There is a sense that we are on the edge of something that could change the face of civilization.”While his research has already achieved significant results, Khoshnevis has even loftier expectations for it.“What I basically envision and hope is that one [of] the most major technologies that will have a very significant impact on the well-being of the whole population is about to emerge out of this activity,” he said.last_img read more