Bellezine’ gives voice to College

first_imgWhen three Saint Mary’s alumnae started the College’s campus interest magazine, Bellezine, they wanted a publication that would give students “a voice of their own — a canvas to express their thoughts, ideas and knowledge,” according to the magazine’s first edition in 2002. Eight years later, Bellezine is still publishing student-generated work, “reflecting the interests and experiences” of the women at the Saint Mary’s, said co-editor Eilis Wasserman, a junior. The magazine published creative stories, advice, personal interviews, personal essays, interest articles and surveys. “The content is varied and broad, allowing students to publish many ideas,” said Wasserman, who leads the publication along with junior Brittany VanSnepson. “We both oversee the production of the entire magazine, although I deal exclusively with design and communication aspects and she deals exclusively with writing and editing aspects,” Wasserman said. The publication comes out twice a year, once in the fall semester and then again in the spring. Each semester has a prevailing subject. She said most submissions will be published, but there is an editing process the articles go through. “We welcome all ideas and articles. The sky is the limit,” Wasserman said. “We will print most articles that convey appropriate content for a women’s magazine. We will edit all articles to make sure they fit these criteria.” Deadlines for the paper vary, she said, but students generally have about two months to complete their work. The fall 2010 issue has already been in the works for months and will be released before winter break. Its theme is women’s empowerment. “There are so many great articles in the magazine ranging from The Brain Kelly Era, including comments from Kelly, a comparative piece on the beginning and end of the Iraq War, our new Muggle Quidditch Clu and overall the unique atmosphere of an all-women’s college,” Wasserman said of the fall issue. Wasserman said the magazine needs students to help keep it going because it allows students to voice their thoughts and beliefs about the College and what it means to be a woman. “This magazine helps unify the campus community by truly expressing what it means to be a Belle,” Wasserman said. “Our goal is to capture the spirit of [Saint Mary’s] through the medium of writing. The magazine will be a great asset on campus that students can look forward to reading every semester.”last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Megan Hilty Starts Her Campaign for B’way’s Bombshell & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Don’t Forget Me(gan Hilty!)In case you missed it, the Supreme Court has overturned the bans on same-sex marriage nationwide! In other gay news that we’re still celebrating, Bombshell is planning to come to Broadway! The question remains—who will play Marilyn? In a recent interview with Hollywood Life, Smash star and Great White Way fave Megan Hilty threw in her name: “I definitely would like to be involved with Bombshell. I’m hoping I’ll get an audition!” She has the fire and drive that make dreams come alive, so yes, we certainly hope she’s at the very least considered! However, were two seasons and a benefit concert not enough proof? After all, she did win a fake Tony for it. Your move, Craig and Neil.Celia Keenan-Bolger Departs Spelling Bee ReunionMomma, momma, momma! Three-time Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger will not take part in the previously announced 10-year anniversary concert of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, due to the demands of being a new mommy. Instead, Jenni Barber, who succeeded Keenan-Bolger as Olive Ostrovsky in the Broadway production, will assume the role at the July 6 event at Town Hall. We wish Celia all the best, and hope that she still sings “The I Love You Song” (at least the lighter parts) to little William Emmett Conlee.Trevor Nunn to Direct Joely Richardson in RosesTheater legend Trevor Nunn will add a few more notches to his Bard Belt with The Wars of the Roses. The trilogy is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s histories: Henry VI Parts I, II & III and Richard III, by John Barton and in collaboration with Peter Hall. Joely Richardson, who recently starred off-Broadway in The Belle of Amherst, will appear as Queen Margaret. Additional cast members include Robert Sheehan as Richard III and Käre Conradi as Edward IV. Performances will run September 16 through October 31 at the Rose Theatre Kingston. Star Files View Commentscenter_img Megan Hiltylast_img read more

First quarter Powder River Basin coal production down 12.9% from 2018

first_imgFirst quarter Powder River Basin coal production down 12.9% from 2018 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Powder River Basin coal production among the top producers fell 12.9% year over year in the first quarter after larger producers outlined plans to reduce output while others fight for market share in the struggling basin.While the top producers in the region produced 80.8 million tons of coal in the first three months of 2018, comparable output totaled 70.4 million tons in the recent period, according to data compiled by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The basin was also affected by severe winter weather and flooding during the quarter, which delayed rail shipments.Experts told S&P Global Market Intelligence in April that they expect producers in the basin to continue to struggle for the foreseeable future. Robert Godby, director of the University of Wyoming’s Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy, said cutthroat competition for the basin’s shrinking demand has lowered prices and margins for smaller producers that are willing to sell at slim margins just to generate cash flow and keep their mines open.Three of Peabody Energy Corp.’s mines in the basin saw year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter production decreases during the period. The company’s North Antelope Rochelle mine, the largest in the basin, produced 20.3 million tons of coal in the first quarter, dropping 22.9% year over year and 17.3% quarter over quarter.Arch Coal Inc. executives said in February that the company’s volumes from the region would be down in 2019 as well. On an April 23 earnings call, executives touted high interest in Arch’s thermal coal from the basin. CEO John Eaves said buying activity in the region was the strongest in more than five years. Arch’s Black Thunder mine saw single-digit percentage decreases in output from the first and fourth quarter of 2018, but the company’s Coal Creek mine took an especially large hit. Coal Creek produced 696,000 tons of coal during the recent period, a 62.6% decrease from the year-ago period and a 63.1% drop from the prior quarter.Cloud Peak Energy Inc., which continues to struggle financially and recently elected not to make a debt payment, saw double-digit percentage drops in output at its Antelope Coal, Cordero Rojo and Spring Creek mines from the prior quarter. Antelope Coal, the largest of the three and the third-largest operation in the basin, saw a 28.4% production drop year over year to nearly 4.8 million tons.More ($): Powder River Basin coal production falls 12.9% YOY in Q1’19 among top minerslast_img read more

Bolivia Intensifies Anti-Drug Fight Following Police Chief’s Fall

first_imgBy Dialogo July 21, 2011 Bolivia has succeeded in striking a series of blows against drug trafficking in the last month, including the destruction of almost three hundred drug factories, following the fall of a powerful former anti-drug chief who pleaded guilty to exporting cocaine in a U.S. court. The destruction of the factories and the arrest of a Colombian crime boss also coincided with the start of a new Bolivian campaign in favor of the decriminalization of traditional uses of coca leaf, the raw material for the drug. “In recent days, there have been several very significant events working against this plague (drug trafficking),” Interior Minister Sacha Llorenti said at a press conference Monday, upon presenting a summary of recent police operations that he described as a “crushing blow” against drugs. An official report emphasized that a “mega-operation” in the eastern department of Santa Cruz over the weekend led to the destruction of 281 small cocaine factories and the seizure of significant amounts of drugs and cash. “It’s one of the most severe blows that drug trafficking has suffered (in Bolivia), not only in recent years, but in recent decades, and we’re going to continue,” Llorenti added, emphasizing that since the departure of the DEA, President Evo Morales’s administration is seeking to strengthen cooperation with the police of neighboring countries such as Brazil, Peru, and Chile. The minister avoided confirming whether the recent anti-drug successes of Morales’s administration were related to the fall of the former head of the Special Force for the Fight against Drug Trafficking, retired police general René Sanabria. Sanabria, who was a member of an elite state intelligence group when he was detained early this year in Panama, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in June, avoiding a trial in which he might have been sentenced to life in prison. Pleading guilty in a U.S. court is generally part of an agreement with the public prosecutor’s office to reduce the sentence in exchange for information that may help to convict others, local media have indicated in recent days. Among the police operations of the last month, Llorenti highlighted the arrest of the Colombian Carlos Noel Buitrago Vega, alias “Porremacho,” an alleged leading drug trafficker who was deported at the end of June, to his country of origin, where he is expected to face “fifty trials for various offenses.”last_img read more

General Practice Section honorsAG Butterworth

first_imgGeneral Practice Section honorsAG Butterworth November 1, 2002 Regular News General Practice Section honors AG Butterworth The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section recently presented its Tradition of Excellence Award to Florida’s Attorney General Bob Butterworth.The Tradition of Excellence Award is presented annually to one lawyer judged by colleagues to have made exceptional contributions to the practice of law and enhanced the standing of attorneys in the eyes of the public. The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section established the award in 1994, and prior recipients include Pat Seitz; Justice Ben Overton; Lewis H. Hill; Professor Mandell Glicksberg; Frank D. Hall; Marsha G. Rydberg; George O. Wilson III; and Justice Raymond Ehrlich.This year the section recognized the longest-serving Attorney General in the history of Florida.“Butterworth has served the lawyers and citizens of Florida and the interests of justice with dignity and honor for over three decades,” according to the section. “Bob Butterworth has truly been a credit to our profession. He has fought for the rule of law with uncommon integrity. He has been the lawyer for the citizens of Florida and a national leader for the consumer and environment. He took on big tobacco and won $13 billion for the State of Florida. Most notably, Bob Butterworth has led Florida’s move to become the most open government in the nation with his advocacy for Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine and Public Records Law.”last_img read more

Cost-free employee engagement ideas

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The buzz in the business world lately is employee engagement.The buzz in the business world lately is employee engagement. The concept: Happy employees equal more productive employees.For some credit unions, this means offering upgraded wellness programs, performance rewards, or other new benefits or incentives that come with costs.Yet, achieving genuine happiness in your office doesn’t have to be costly, according to Fast Company.Here are six ways to engage your employees for free:Give them ownership over projects. Let employees develop pride in their work.Show them they’re part of the bigger picture. Set clear goals and give employees purpose continue reading »last_img read more

Sam Darnold, Cam Newton, Jimmy Garoppolo: What next for NFL’s uncertain crop of quarterbacks? | NFL News

first_img Former NFL coach Rob Ryan tells NFL Overtime that the Cowboys will struggle to replace Dak Prescott after his season-ending ankle injury Prescott was playing under the franchise tag in 2020, with the Cowboys seemingly unwilling to commit to a long-term, big-money deal; Prescott was playing at an MVP level, throwing for 1,856 and nine TDs through five games before being struck down by a devastating ankle injury and Dallas have not won since.Reinebold: “When you talk about the league’s ‘Most Valuable Player’, how valuable was Dak Prescott to the Cowboys? This year is really showing that.“I think Jerry Jones is absolutely out of his mind if he doesn’t give Dak a long-term contract.Ryan Fitzpatrick (Miami Dolphins)Fitzpatrick, a 37-year-old veteran who has played for eight different teams, was always seen as a placeholder in Miami before handing over the reins to rookie Tua Tagovailoa, but he impressed in his six starts to open the season, leading them to a 3-3 record.Young: “I think he’ll be a coach one day in the NFL. He is a very smart guy; I had the opportunity to play with him in Buffalo.“He and coach [offensive coordinator] Chan Gailey are really good friends, and so I’m pretty sure he’ll be on that or some coaching staff one day.”Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons) Listen to the Inside The Huddle podcast in the player below, as former Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young joins Jeff Reinebold and Neil Reynolds to lend his expertise on the position.They cast their eye over the two young QBs struggling in New York, the Nick Foles/Mitch Trubisky dilemma in Chicago and whether or not Dak Prescott and Cam Newton can earn new contracts…Cam Newton (New England Patriots) Will the winless New York Jets stick with young quarterback Sam Darnold beyond this season? 2:08 Relive some of Nick Foles’ best throws in his first win as a starter for Chicago after the Bears secured a hard-fought 20-19 win over the Buccaneers 2:20 Former NFL coach Rob Ryan tells NFL Overtime that the Cowboys will struggle to replace Dak Prescott after his season-ending ankle injury Cam Newton got off to a good start in New England, winning two of their first three games, but has struggled since 0:48 In an amazing play, Daniel Jones ran 80 yards, destined for a touchdown, only to trip himself up just shy of the endzone Quarterback Matt Ryan sprinted into the edzone for a touchdown in Atlanta’s Week Eight win over Carolina Ryan currently leads the NFL in passing yards (2,462) through the first eight weeks of the season and is on course for a 10th-straight 4,000 yard year, but the Falcons have disappointed as a team, returning a 2-6 record.Reinebold: “When we talk about quarterbacks on this list, it’s about where are you going to get better than what you’ve got? Is Trevor Lawrence going to be better? Maybe, but there’s only one of him in the [2021] Draft.“When you look also at the likes of Kirk Cousins, Matt Ryan, and even Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles, are you going to be able to find a better quarterback in the draft?“Until you throw away a Matt Ryan, you better make sure you’ve got somebody better lined up.“Historically, drafting quarterbacks is a 50/50 proposition, at best.”Jimmy Garoppolo/Baker Mayfield (San Francisco 49ers/Cleveland Browns) With the usual suspects of Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady and company leading the way in the quarterback position at the midway point of the NFL season, Inside The Huddle looked at players in the position with a more uncertain future.- Advertisement – Relive some of Nick Foles’ best throws in his first win as a starter for Chicago after the Bears secured a hard-fought 20-19 win over the Buccaneers Chicago opened the season with Trubisky – the No 2 overall pick in the 2017 Draft – as their starter, but he was replaced by former Super Bowl MVP Foles in just the third game of the season; the Bears are currently 5-3.Young: “You want to be around a veteran quarterback to help guide you. Trubisky never really had that – he was thrown into the fire pretty quick – and, to me, I think he has the potential to be a really good quarterback.“He has some things he has to work on behind the scenes, and why not learn from a guy like Foles, who has always been that second-string quarterback.“Foles has always been patient. That can help Trubisky understand that this game is not about just a first-string quarterback, because he can go down at any moment – it’s about staying ready, staying prepared, stay focussed.“I think that’s good for him going into the future, with the Bears or be that somewhere else.”Reinebold: “The Bears have so much money tied up into the quarterback position right now, that it’s going to be really difficult to improve their football team.“If you look at the Bears, QB is only one of the problems they have; they don’t have a running game and the offensive line has been problematic for two years now, they don’t have enough dynamic weapons on the outside, nor an elite-level tight end.“The teams that are winning are loaded with talent and the Bears are talent-deficient. It may be a situation where they have to blow the thing up and start again.”Sky Sports NFL is your dedicated channel for NFL coverage through the season – featuring a host of NFL Network programming, a new weekly preview show as well as at least five games a week and NFL Redzone, you won’t miss a moment. Don’t forget to follow us on, our Twitter account @SkySportsNFL & Sky Sports – on the go! 0:21 Jets quarterback Sam Darnold outruns everyone for a touchdown against the Broncos in Week Four Newton is playing on a one-year, prove-it deal in New England; after a good start, Newton contracted Covid-19 to see him miss some action and the team have lost their last four games to fall back to 2-5 on the season.Reinebold: “If they lose to the Jets, or lose again real soon, you’ve got to take a look at [back-up Jarrett] Stidham to know what you have.- Advertisement – “Based on the one-year contract they have with Cam, he’s probably not the long-term solution. He’s getting older and has accumulated a lot of hits to his body – this is a guy who, when he was in Carolina, really had to carry a football team on his shoulders and just got hit way too much.“And in defence of Cam, he had Covid and we really don’t know, there may still be lingering effects of that, because I don’t see the jump in his step we saw earlier in the season.“It’s hard for me to watch, because I’m a big Cam fan – always have been – and they have no talent around him; it’s a really tough situation for him in New England.”Daniel Jones (New York Giants) Will the winless New York Jets stick with young quarterback Sam Darnold beyond this season?
Will the winless New York Jets stick with young quarterback Sam Darnold beyond this season?

Apple to Launch M1-Powered 14-Inch, 16-Inch MacBook Pro Laptops in 2021 and New Mac Pro: Report

first_imgApple could reportedly be launching new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops, all powered by its new in-house M1 chip, in 2021. According to a report, the Cupertino company could also be looking at launching a 24-inch iMac as well as a smaller Mac Pro workstation in the coming year. Unveiling the M1 SoC at the ‘One More Thing’ event on November 10, Apple introduced refreshed versions of MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13-inch, and Mac mini powered by its new silicon.According to a report by IT Home, Apple could launch two MacBook Pro laptops powered by its new M1 chip. The new lineup is expected to comprise a new 14-inch MacBook Pro and a refreshed 16-inch MacBook Pro. Presently, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is listed on Apple Store with Intel processors. The 13-inch MacBook Pro, on the other hand, is listed with both M1 chip and Intel processor options. The new M1-powered entry-level MacBook Pro was announced alongside Apple silicon-based MacBook Air and Mac mini. The report also suggests that the purported 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro could come with Mini-LED display. The two laptops are expected to launch sometime around the third quarter of 2021.- Advertisement – The publication also hinted at the possible launch of a 24-inch iMac, expected to be made official by the end of this year or in the first quarter of 2021. At present, iMac is listed on Apple Store in two sizes – 21.5-inch and 27-inch. If the new iMac releases, it will place in the middle of the two existing machines. The report also suggested the launch of a smaller Mac Pro. Expected to be about half the size of the regular Mac Pro but with a similar design, it isn’t known yet if the new workstation will replace the original or be an additional variant. No release date is known for the rumoured new Mac Pro either.The newly announced M1-powered MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13-inch, and Mac mini are set to start shipping from November 17.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Kristjan Staničić, CNTB: In the coming period, the focus will be on the domestic market and destinations easily accessible by road

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, in the commercial and non-commercial segment and nautical charter, in Croatia during the first three months 635.000 arrivals (-33%) and 1.893.500 overnight stays (-20%) were realized, while in March realized 118.236 arrivals (-75%) and 518.530 overnight stays (-53%). Also, Staničić stated that in the coming period, when adequate conditions are met, intensive work will be done on the promotion and positioning of Croatia as a safe country with a focus on the domestic market and those markets where Croatian destinations are easily accessible by road. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global tourism trends is extremely negative and, as expected, is visible in the tourism results achieved in March in Croatia, he said. HTZ Director Kristjan Stanicic and added that there is almost no tourist traffic. “At this moment, we have primarily focused our activities on the changes to the Annual Work Program and Financial Plan for 2020. We also maintain daily communication with all our representative offices in the world, strategic partners and international tourism associations, as well as representatives of the tourism sector in Croatia. We primarily maintain our presence in key emitting markets through activities on social networks, where we have enabled numerous followers to make virtual trips through Croatian destinations, expressing support and empathy given the current situation in other countries. It is still too early to talk about concrete forecasts for the main part of the tourist year, ie for July, August and September. “, he pointed out Stanicic. Photo: Plitvice Lakes National Parklast_img read more

Sterling sinks as Johnson resurrects spectre of no-deal Brexit

first_img“If we can’t agree by then, then I do not see that there will be a free-trade agreement between us,” Johnson said, insisting it would still be a “good outcome” for Britain.The Financial Times meanwhile reported that Johnson is planning legislation to override parts of the withdrawal treaty that Britain and the EU agreed last year.The report cited three people close to the plans as saying a bill to be put before parliament this week would undermine agreements relating to Northern Ireland customs and state aid.’Negotiation tactics?’ The British pound sank Monday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to revive investor fears of a no-deal Brexit, dealers said.Heading into the half-way point in London, sterling deepened losses to shed 1.0 percent versus the dollar. It was also down 0.8 percent against the European single currency.Johnson has given an Oct. 15 deadline for a post-Brexit trade agreement with the European Union, brushing off fears about “no-deal” chaos if talks fail. “Judging by today’s price action in the pound, investors appear to believe that Johnson has indeed resurrected the spectre of a no-deal Brexit,” ThinkMarkets analyst Fawad Razaqzada told AFP.”However, I reckon it is all part of negotiation tactics – and in the end a cliff-edge Brexit will probably be avoided as it is not in either party’s interests.”In response to the report, Downing Street said only that it was still “working hard to resolve outstanding issues with the Northern Ireland Protocol” but was considering “fall-back options”.EU leader Ursula von der Leyen warned that Britain is legally obliged to respect the Brexit withdrawal agreement, which must form the basis of bilateral relations going forward.The eighth round of negotiations resume in London this week, with both sides talking increasingly tough, amid accusations of intransigence and political brinkmanship.European stocks rallyThe weak pound meanwhile handed a fillip to the London stock market, because it boosts the share prices of multinationals earning in dollars.Frankfurt and Paris also charged higher as investors snapped up bargain stocks following heady losses last week.Asian equities struggled Monday, with a mixed US jobs report offsetting a pledge from Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell that interest rates would remain rock-bottom for years.China-US tensions and a lack of progress in Washington stimulus talks – all against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic – were keeping markets from surging.Wall Street nursed more losses on Friday, albeit shallower than Thursday’s rout that hammered the tech sector as traders took profits from months of huge gains.In commodity markets on Monday, world oil prices sank on stubborn concerns over the long-term energy demand outlook, as economies struggle to shake off coronavirus fallout.”The market is growing less and less confident that oil demand will recover as quickly as it hoped,” said Rystad Energy analyst Paola Rodriguez-Masiu.Topics :last_img read more