Updated computer cluster reopens

first_imgAfter several months of planning, renovations and setbacks, the LaFortune Student Center computer cluster, a popular workspace for students, reopened this week.Some of the most notable renovations to the space include new carpet and color scheme.“The new wall colors are calming and less depressing,” sophomore Carlos Zarazua said. “It should be better for stressful last minute studying and working on projects.”LaFortune’s computer cluster had not been updated in 18 years, Brian Burchett, manager of Classroom and Cluster Services for the Office of Information and Technology, said in a Feb. 16 Observer article. In addition to a general remodeling of the outdated room, the layout was overhauled to reflect the transition from students using University-provided communal computers to personal laptops.The change meant fewer actual computers, allowing for more open workspace, as well as two group study rooms, resulting in a layout more conducive to group work.“I really like how it’s so open now. I liked when there were more computers but the open space more than makes up for it,” Zarazua said. “I guess it makes sense, as most people have laptops now anyway.”The plans for the project began in spring 2008 but were not funded until recently. The first expected completion date was Feb. 1, and a more recent report indicated students could expect access to the cluster by the first week of March, in time for midterms.Delays with some of the materials for the project postponed the finishing of trim work and furniture delivery, pushing back the completion of the cluster significantly.“One of the things that delayed the project was getting the carpet from the manufacturer,” Burchett said. “It wasn’t really the fault of anyone at Notre Dame … the carpet manufacturer just had a later delivery than we thought.”Burchett said students were helpful in the renovation process, and he hopes to bring students in on future projects.last_img read more

20 Wisteria winner

first_imgBut wait. There’s another wisteria.Amethyst Falls wisteria (Wisteria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’),is an improved cultivar of our native American wisteria. Plantthis vine and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at its lessaggressive nature.Yes, it will climb 20 to 30 feet. But it’s less vigorous, lessinvasive and much easier to manage than its Asian relatives.Amethyst Falls is hardy from zones 5 to 9. It grows well in fullsun to partial shade.Early bloomerAnd while the Asian types may take 10 years or more to beginflowering, Amethyst Falls wisteria starts at one year old.It flowers on new growth about two weeks later than the Asiantypes. That’s late April to early May in Athens, Ga. Late-winterfrosts seldom affect flowering. And if you lightly trim it afterit flowers, it will produce a second flush of blooms in thesummer.Some people consider this vine a dwarf wisteria. Amethyst Fallshas smaller leaves and flowers than the Asian types. The flowersare fragrant, lavender-blue and borne in 2- to 4-inch-longracemes that cascade from the foliage like a waterfall — hencethe name “Amethyst Falls.”Deer and drought tolerance are other outstanding attributes thatearned Amethyst Falls Wisteria a Georgia Gold Medal in 2006. It’sa perfect choice for pergolas, trellises or fences.A tree?It can be trained as a freestanding tree form, too. Just tie itto a sturdy stake 5 to 6 feet tall and prune the top to encouragebranching. Once a treelike canopy forms and the trunk becomessturdy enough to stand alone, you can remove the supportingstake. This process is somewhat labor-intensive, but the wisteriatree provides an unusual accent to the landscape.Prune an Amethyst Falls wisteria in late winter, if necessary, toshape the plant and remove undesirable growth. Then trim itlightly again after the first flush of blooms to encouragebranching and more blooms.A late-winter application of a complete fertilizer, such as16-4-8, should be plenty for the year.Amethyst Falls is easy to grow and maintain, and it offersterrific seasonal beauty in your landscape. It’s everything you’dexpect a Georgia Gold Medal winner to be.(Gary Wade is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.) Volume XXXINumber 1Page By Gary WadeUniversity of GeorgiaWisteria? A Georgia Gold Medal winner? You’ve got to be kidding.Plant a Japanese or Chinese wisteria in your landscape and you’llspend the rest of your life trying to stop what you’ve started.last_img read more

REM Builds Largest Distribution Center in Northeast for NEMF

first_imgNew Distribution Center to Serve Northeast and CanadaSeptember 19, 2005Terminal to Serve Canada REM Builds Largest Distribution Center in Northeast New England Motor Freight has opened a new 72door trucking terminal, 1087 Avenue D Extension,Williston, VT. This is the largest such facility in NewEngland and features advanced computerized fiberoptic tracing systems powered by the IBM AS/400computer with state-of-the-art enhancements.According to Lou Deforge, New England MotorFreights Terminal Manager, This terminal wasprimarily designed as a distribution center to serve asa gateway to and from Canada, specifically to meetthe import and export needs of the EasternProvinces. We are now equipped to handle any andall trucking demands from our neighbors to the north. New England Motor Freight has been operating in Vermont since 1994 and this new facility will allow for future growth as well.General contractor and developer for the 48,000square foot facility was Bob Miller, President of REMDevelopment Company, LLC, Williston, VT. Miller ispictured here (left of center) cutting the grandopening ribbon with Mike Shevell, Chairman of NEMF.Alsopictured are (far left) Tim Miller, VP REM Developmentand Lou Deforge (far right). About R.E.M. Development Company, LLCWith over two million square feet under leasecontract, REM Development is the regions largestcommercial industrial developer of manufacturing,distribution, warehouse, and flex space. Website:http://www.rem-development.com(link is external) About New England Motor FreightBased in Elizabeth, NJ, family-owned NEMF(www.nemf.com(link is external)) is the largest LTL carrier in theNortheast region. It operates 30 terminals throughoutthe Northeast, Florida, Puerto Rico and Canada, andreaches 85 percent of the U.S. population throughservice partnerships. NEMF is a member of theShevell Group of Companies, which also includesCarrier Industries (third-party logistics and dedicatedfleet), Eastern Freight Ways (Northeast truckloadcarrier), Apex Logistics (brokerage – nationwidetruckload) and NEMF World Transport (Puerto Rico). Website:http://www.nemf.com(link is external) R.E.M. Development Company, LLC Brad Worthen Director of Marketing email:bworthen@rem-development.com(link sends e-mail) phone: 802-864-5830 New England Motor Freight Thomas Kilkenny Public Relations email:tom.kilkenny@marcusgroup.com(link sends e-mail) phone: 201-902-9000Forward emailThis email was sent to info@vermontbiz.com(link sends e-mail), by newsletter@rem-development.com(link sends e-mail)Update Profile/Email Address | Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe™ | Privacy Policy.Powered byR.E.M. Development Company, LLC | 802-864-5830 | 599 Avenue D | Williston | VT | 05495last_img read more

15 catastrophic ways being in debt haunts you

first_imgBeing in debt is about more than simply having to pay money back to bankers. The financial burden causes us to delay life plans, and creates stress that affects our overall health.Before you open a new credit card, consider these 15 ways debt can haunt you. Knowledge is power. Get in the know so you can make a resolution to get out of debt in 2016.1. Puts Your Life on the Financial EdgeIf you have as much debt as you can handle and do not have an emergency savings account, you are essentially setting yourself up for disaster. “If anything goes wrong, everything collapses,” said Eric Roberge, a Boston-based certified financial planner and owner of the firm Beyond Your Hammock.This is particularly true if your credit cards are maxed out. When something goes wrong — like the car breaks down or the roof leaks — there are fewer options if you do not have wiggle room in your budget. “It’s like walking a tight rope without a net. That’s really scary,” Roberge said. continue reading » 33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Auto lending industry: The top 5 things happening now

first_imgWhat’s been going on this year in the auto lending industry? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the top five things that have been happening in 2020 in the auto lending industry, and give you tips to help your financial institution thrive in 2021.1. Global Consumer Confidence Index Declines SharplyAccording to The Conference Board, “In 2020 Q2, The Global Consumer Confidence Index fell sharply from a near historic high of 106 in Q1 to 92, indicating there were more pessimistic consumers than optimistic ones globally for the first time since 2016 (a reading below 100 is considered negative). The 14-point drop is the largest quarterly decline since the index began in 2005 Q1 and is double the largest drop in the index during the global financial crisis in 2008-09.”2. Longer Loan Terms Could Be a Troubling Sign for LendersFinancial institutions typically offer auto loan terms that range anywhere from 24 to 72 months. However, one trend that the industry has seen in recent years has been financial institutions issuing loans over much longer periods. In fact, 84 months is not an uncommon term length for borrowers. This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

New era for divided Britain as it leaves EU

first_imgBritain on Friday ended almost half a century of European Union membership, making a historic exit after years of bitter arguments to chart its own uncertain path in the world.There were celebrations and tears across the country as the EU’s often reluctant member became the first to leave an organisation set up to forge unity among nations after the horrors of World War II.Thousands of people waving Union Jack flags packed London’s Parliament Square to mark the moment of Brexit at 11 pm (2300 GMT) — midnight in Brussels. Away from the celebrations, many fear the consequences of ending 47 years of ties with their nearest neighbours.It has also provoked soul-searching in the EU about its own future after losing 66 million people, a global diplomatic big-hitter and the clout of the City of London financial centre.’Not an end, a beginning’ Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a figurehead in the seismic 2016 referendum vote for Brexit, acknowledged there might be “bumps in the road ahead” but said Britain could make it a “stunning success”.As he held a party in his Downing Street office, a clock projected on the walls outside counted down the minutes until Brexit.Johnson has promised to unite the island nation in a new era of prosperity, predicting a “new era of friendly cooperation” with the EU while Britain takes a greater role on the world stage.”The most important thing to say tonight is that this is not an end but a beginning,” he said in a televised address.EU institutions earlier began removing red, white and blue Union flags in Brussels ahead of a divorce that German Chancellor Angela Merkel called a “sea-change” for the bloc.French President Emmanuel Macron described it as a “historic warning sign” that should force the EU and its remaining nations of more than 440 million people to stop and reflect.Britain’s departure was sealed in an emotional vote in the EU parliament this week that ended with MEPs singing “Auld Lang Syne”, a traditional Scottish song of farewell. But almost nothing will change straight away, because of an 11-month transition period negotiated as part of the exit deal.Britons will be able to work in and trade freely with EU nations until December 31, and vice versa, although the UK will no longer be represented in the bloc’s institutions.But legally, Britain is out.And while the divorce terms have been agreed, Britain must still strike a deal on future relations with the EU, its largest trading partner. Both will set out their negotiating positions Monday.”We want to have the best possible relationship with the United Kingdom, but it will never be as good as membership,” European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said in Brussels. Years of tumult Getting this far has been a traumatic process.Britain resisted many EU projects over the years, refusing to join the single currency or the Schengen open travel area, and eurosceptics have long complained about Brussels bureaucracy.Worries about mass migration added further fuel to the Brexit campaign while for some, the 2016 vote was a chance to punish the government for years of cuts to public spending.But the result was still a huge shock.It unleashed political chaos, sparking years of toxic arguments that paralysed parliament and forced the resignations of prime ministers David Cameron and Theresa May.Johnson brought an end to the turmoil with last month’s decisive election victory which gave him the parliamentary majority he needed to ratify his Brexit deal.But Britons remain as divided as they were nearly four years ago, when 52 percent voted to leave and 48 percent voted to remain in the EU.In Scotland, where a majority voted to stay in 2016, Brexit has revived calls for independence and there were protests Friday outside parliament.”I think it’s shameful that Scotland has been pulled out against its will,” said Joe Harrow, a tourist guide in Edinburgh.In Northern Ireland, where there are fears Brexit could destabilise a hard-won peace after decades of conflict over British rule, a billboard read: “This island rejects Brexit.” ‘Glad it’s over’ Johnson, who remains a polarising figure, has avoided any big official celebrations that might exacerbate divisions.He hosted a special cabinet meeting in the northeastern city of Sunderland, which was the first to declare for Brexit in 2016.He later held a private party at Downing Street, serving English sparkling wine, while the building itself was lit up in the red, white and blue of the British flag.Millions of commemorative 50 pence coins have also been issued.The rally in Parliament Square was organised by ex-MEP Nigel Farage, who has spent decades campaigning to leave the EU.Crowds sang the Queen anthem “We Are the Champions”.At a “Big Brexit Bash” in Morley, northern England, Raymond Stott described the four years since the referendum as “a right cock-up”.”I am just glad it’s all over. We will look after ourselves. We don’t need Europe,” said the 66-year-old.But for many pro-Europeans, Friday marks a day they hoped would never come. “Today is a day of mourning,” said Katrina Graham, 31, an Irish women’s rights activist who lives in Brussels, at a protest in central London. Trade talks loom From Saturday, Britain will be free to strike trade deals around the world, including with the United States.Johnson has given himself just 11 months to negotiate a new partnership with the EU, covering everything from trade to security cooperation — despite warnings this is not enough time.He also discussed with his ministers on Friday an aim to get 80 percent of Britain’s commerce covered by free trade agreements within three years, a spokesman said.US President Donald Trump is an enthusiastic supporter of Brexit, and his envoy to London on Friday hailed an “exciting new era”.”America shares your optimism and excitement about the many opportunities the future will bring,” ambassador Woody Johnson said.Topics : “We are a free nation,” declared John Moss, a 44-year-old businessman who joined the crowd, which erupted into cheers as the clock ticked down.Many pro-Europeans, including many of the 3.6 million EU citizens who made their lives in Britain, marked the occasion with solemn candlelit vigils.Brexit has exposed deep divisions in British society. One Brexit supporter set fire to an EU flag in central London. last_img read more

Olympic swimmer Sam Riley sells Gold Coast home

first_imgIt was taken to auction twice by two different agencies before Katrina Walsh of Harcourts Coastal managed to find a buyer.“The buyer came through week one of the campaign I had,” Ms Walsh said.“They wanted to sell their property before committing to buying another property.“They looked at property across the Coast but kept coming back to this property as it has a very homely feel to it.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“They actually inspected it four times.” Swimming star Sam Riley has sold her Burleigh Waters property.SWIMMING superstar Sam Riley has finally sold her Gold Coast house after 10 months on the market.The Burleigh Waters property, which changed hands for $1.85 million, first hit the market in January. Swimmer Samantha Riley ahead of the baton relay announcement for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Picture: Nigel Hallett Swimming superstar Sam Riley has sold her Burleigh Waters property. Entertain in style. Relax by the fireplace. The dining room. Secret mansion sells for $5 million The outdoor entertaining area. From the air. Ms Walsh said Ms Riley was happy with the sale price in the current market.CoreLogic property records show Ms Riley and husband Tim Fydler, who have three sons, bought their 1370sq m Burleigh Waters property for $1.25 million in 2006.Over the years the family made “lifestyle” changes, adding in a gym, crisp white designer kitchen, a butlers pantry, solar panels, a barbecue area and revamped every bathroom bar one. MORE NEWS: Big price to pay for beachfront locale From the water. A feature fireplace and tropical fish tank offer bonus design points, while polished timber floors and tiles make for easy care living.The residence overlooks 67m of sandy water frontage, and there’s a sport practice area.The huge waterfront alfresco terrace wraps around the home and features an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven, and encompasses a pool befitting a swimming champion.Ms Riley and her husband Tim Fydler last year spent $2.875 million on a waterfront property at Palm Beach.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

Chelsea manager not bothered by higher expectations

first_imgChelsea manager Frank Lampard is not bothered by higher expectations at the club this season. The Blues boss knows that he cannot be content with a top-four finish. Given the club’s huge spending spree this summer, fans, the board and owner Roman Abramovich will be expecting a title challenge and trophies. And Lampard is not bothered by those aspirations. “No matter what goes on at the club, there will always be pressures,” Lampard told reporters during a virtual press conference.Advertisement “I thrive off those pressures and I enjoy them. I understand the different nature of pressure coming this year. It is why I love doing it. “I didn’t come into this job to fight for fourth place, although I know last year that it was an achievement and one of the goals that we set out to. I didn’t come in just to bring academy players into the first-team and say I made debuts for this many players; I came here to win. read also:Lampard hands Willian’s No.10 jersey to Chelsea star “Any club at our level has to try and tick the major boxes and recruitment is a huge part of that. Last year we weren’t able to recruit in a big way. I wasn’t able to bring in players I felt might be helpful for the way I wanted to go and the style I wanted to play. “This year, I have been able to have some impact on that. But the club has, more importantly, being able to make decisions to bring in players. It changes the landscape, yes, but I am excited by that as much as feeling the pressure. I am ready to go and work.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Gerald “Gabby” Tichenor, 72

first_imgGerald “Gabby” Tichenor, 72, of Greensburg passed away on June 24, 2020. He was born on May 14, 1948 in Decatur County the son of Monford and Mary Tichenor.  Gabby went to Greensburg High School.  He served in the United States Marine Corp.  On February 14, 1970 he married Brenda Hogsten and together they raised two sons Brian and Mark.  Gabby worked at Bohn Aluminum and Gecom and retired in June of 2013.Survivors include: Wife, Brenda Tichenor; Sons, Brian (Kim) Tichenor and Mark (Mark Bradley) Tichenor; Siblings, James (Judy) Tichenor and Kay (Robert) Baylis; and many Brother and Sister in Laws, Nieces and Nephews.  Gabby was preceded in death by his Parents, Mary and Monford Tichenor; Brothers, Louis Tichenor, Dale Tichenor and Nathan Tichenor; Mother in Law, Beyreda Hogsten Dickerson; and Father in Law, Ernest Hogsten.A visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm, with a visitation for those who are immunocompromised from 2:00-3:00 pm at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. The family has asked that you please bring and wear a mask at all times while inside the building and to please follow the CDC recommendation of safe distancing.  A Facebook Live Funeral will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:00 am.  Rev. Dawn Barnes will be officiating.  Burial will be at South Park Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions can be made to the Decatur County Memorial Hospital Foundation.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

Germany leave out Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig players for Nations League games

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Germany will kick off its 2020 UEFA Nations League matches in September without most of its Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig internationals.National coach Joachim Loew on Tuesday said this was because they finished their season only days ago with the final eight tournament of the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League. Loew said the disrupted season, which ended with Sunday’s final match, which Bayern Munich won, meant there would be changes in the squad.They have games against Spain on September 3 and Switzerland three days later.Germany will be without Bayern Munich’s treble winners Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Manuel Neuer and Serge Gnabry and RB Leipzig’s Lukas Klostermann and Marcel Halstenberg.“As a national team coach I have a responsibility to the players,” Loew told a news conference. “What is important is that clubs and federations work closely, together than ever in order to control the strain on the players.”He will however have Bayern Munich central defender Niklas Suele, recently back following a cruciate ligament tear last year, and the duo of Julian Draxler and Thilo Kehrer of Paris St-Germain. “They had a longer break in France and have played fewer matches than the Bayern Munich or RB Leipzig players,” Loew said.Loew also called up three newcomers, with Atalanta left-back Robin Gosens, Borussia Moenchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus and Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann in his 22-man squad.Germany also face Ukraine as part of their League A Group 4 matches.Reuters/NAN.Tags: 2019/20 UEFA Champions eagueBayern MunichGermanyRB Leipziglast_img read more