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Your student government: Help choose a new CUSG logo

first_img Published: Nov. 28, 2016 Hello fellow students! CU Student Government is working on rebranding and we want your input. We have created six new logos to represent our organization and we want to know which ones you favor. CU Student Government is an organization run by students, for the students. We work to serve and advocate for you, our fellow students. The link below is to a SurveyMonkey for you to voice your opinion on which design you like, if any. Thank you for your input and good luck on finals, Buffs!Take the surveyCategories:Getting InvolvedCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Dana Names New Chief Information Officer

first_imgDana Inc. announced that Matthew Fahnestock has joined the company as vice president and chief information officer. In this role, Fahnestock will oversee the development and implementation of Dana’s enterprise-wide information technology strategy. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“Matt brings a wealth of I.T. experience and perspective to this key leadership position,” said Jonathan Collins, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Dana. “His proven track record of enabling business success through technology will be invaluable as we continue to execute our enterprise strategy.”Fahnestock most recently served as senior vice president and chief information officer for Columbia Pipeline Group (CPG), now part of TransCanada Corp., in Houston. In this role, he was responsible for designing, building, and implementing a new IT function. He also developed the organization’s initial IT vision, mission, policies and governance framework along with the accompanying operating plan. In addition, he led the development of CPG’s cybersecurity strategy and related enterprise cyber governance program. Previous to this, Fahnestock spent several years with Rolls-Royce as chief information officer for its Energy Division and served as vice president of I.T. for AES Corp. He also served in strategic roles with Johnson Controls Inc.; Ford Motor Co.; Ernst & Young LLP (now EY); Deloitte & Touche LLP; and Electronic Data Systems.Fahnestock earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Sel shoots a scorcher

first_imgThe scores as you can imagine were not that flash, with Bob Philp and Mihail both scoring 32 points but Bob got the nod with a better back nine.  When the skipper wins it’s always a bell ring and today was no exception.  The next best score went to Peter Terry with 27 pointsThere were no ‘2’s.Wednesday, Oct. 8, Green Valley – StablefordIt was raining cats and dogs when we arrived at Green Valley but it stopped after about 30 minutes and we got off to a little later start than scheduled.It must be stated that we as golfers must accept responsibility for looking after the golf course and it was wrong for any golfer to let the caddy drive onto the fairways, which were very wet and watery and seeing some of the tire marks left on them was not acceptable at all.There were some good scores and some ordinary ones but we had a stand out winner today by 9 points.  Auke managed to grab 4th place with a score of 36 points, third went to Wayne Cotterell with 37, second to Paul Greenaway with 38, but taking the top spot was Sel Wegner with a fantastic 47 points, a great score indeed.There was only one ‘2’ recorded, by Paul Sharples.Friday, Oct. 10, Burapha – StablefordWe changed our venue to Burapha today and when we got there and saw 100 Korean holidaying golfers going out to play we thought we were in for a long day.  However, thanks to Rosco’s caddy and her sister we got away 30 minutes early on the C and D loops and had a great day out.There was no rain but the course was still a little wet in parts but not uncomfortable to walk the fairways.Taking top spot was Barry Copestake with a fine 38 points while coming in second was Owen Walkley with his best round for a long time.  There were no ‘2’s today.Note:  The Billabong is situated just off Siam Country Club Road looking straight down Lake Mabprachan.  Give Bob a call on 082 204 3411 if you are looking for a game. PSC Golf from The Billabong Golf BarMonday, Oct. 6, The Emerald – StablefordWe played The Emerald today, with threatening skies but no rain when we started and the carts were allowed on the fairways so no preferred lies.  It was a fast round for the three groups that played but the front runners were teeing off on the 18th when group 2 was teeing off on the 13th – that’s five full holes behind!  The idea is you keep up with group in front not keep in front of the group behind.   It also goes to show if you keep up with the field you don’t get wet; the first group were in, showered and had their first beer when the clouds opened up as the rest just got very wet and came in after 16 holes.We were joined by Mihail and John from the Qatar Golf Club and they managed to have a great day out, with Mihail’s ball stopping one blade of grass short on the 15th for a hole in one.last_img read more

Thatchers Cider Monday Pool League

first_imgDiva Sports Bar1511044733 Thirsty Beaver1512034936 Full Moon154011-3312 Results: Black Moonies 6 – 9 Diva Sports Bar, Diva Devils 5 – 10 Moonies Kitchen, Full Moon 7 – 8 Khao Noi Sports, GB Bar/BYE 3 – 12 Honeypot, Honeybees 10 – 5 Pride, Thirsty Beaver 9 – 6 Leks Bar Moonies Kitchen1512035536 Leks Bar154011-2112 TeamPWDL+/-Pts. Honeypot1510051830 Diva Devils158071524 Pride15708-1921 Black Moonies158073524 Honeybees155010-2815 Khao Noi Sports159061727 Results & Standings April 23 (week 15) GB Bar150015-1350last_img read more

Parking nightmare

first_imgBy NICOLE WILLIAMS Space shortage leaves businesses fuming over… BERWICK businesses are at their wits’ end with parking restrictions costing…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Fun with facts

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS PAKENHAM Uniting Church will host a fun-filled trivia night later this month. At 7.30pm on March 14,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Claws for concern as bird numbers fall

first_imgAnd largely gone was the lark sparrow and the horned lark, birds once common to oak woodlands or grasslands gone the way of homes, condos and nonnative brush. “Loggerhead shrikes were a regular all year ’round,” said Hardesty, 70, a retired Pierce College math professor who has been eyeballing birds for 40 years. “Now we don’t see them much. “The primary loss is the loss of open habitat and the birds and animals that go with it.” Charting losses The Audubon, which based its analysis on winter and spring bird surveys, has also charted population losses of other common national and Southern California birds, including the western meadowlark (down 60 percent), killdeer (59 percent) and house finch (53 percent). Though not in immediate danger of extinction, the overall drop of common birds has worried bird buffs. “This is a very bad thing,” said Gary Langham, director of bird conservation for Audubon California. “It should be a wake-up call to all of the cumulative effects of habitat loss in the last 40 years.” Unless efforts are made to safeguard local habitats and wetlands, promote better farm management, support sustainable forests and combat invasive species and global warming, according to the Audubon, more common birds could be lost. `The birds are gone’ Kris Ohlenkamp, the wiry president of the Valley’s Audubon chapter, has led more than 300 Sepulveda Basin bird-watching tours. As a hot Sunday sun rose over the wildlife area, his tour group of 10 padded down a dusty path lined with cottonwoods and willows. Bird song filled the air, mingled with the buzz of distant jets and radio-controlled airplanes. They stopped at the basin pond, where rough-wing swallows darted above families of mallard ducks and chicks. The crowd gasped as a snowy egret rose from the rushes. “Speaking of horned larks, this is the first place I ever saw a horned lark,” said Ohlenkamp, 56, who said he has tallied 445 bird species in a lifetime of bird watching. “Beautiful bird – yellow with horny ear tufts. Haven’t seen one here since.” Wildlife photographers talk of seeing transients who steal bird eggs, loose dogs that terrorize wild birds and hikers who disturb waterfowl rookeries. “This used to be a wildlife paradise. (Now) the birds are like, gone,” said Steve Agrella, a Mission Hills photographer who reported seeing a dramatic drop in blue herons and other water birds. Though she often sees plenty of finches and mourning doves, Chris Van Beveren misses the American kestrels that once nested near her Chatsworth home. “Wonderful little birds. Fierce, like falcons. They do something called kiting – looking down, hovering like a helicopter,” she said, flapping her arms. “Then when they see something to eat, they fall like a bullet. “All the homes that have been built there take up all their habitat. I haven’t seen one in years. “It makes me want to move.” [email protected] (818) 713-3730 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ENCINO – Jim Hardesty craned his neck to call out scores of birds twittering about the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area. If he saw it, or heard it, he could name it. “Oh, western kingbird,” he said, spotting an olive-gray bird with dusky wings in the bough of a nearby sycamore. Then: “Female bullock’s oriole over there – like the baseball team. Who came first?” But what he and birders with the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society failed to find were common Southern California birds that have all but disappeared. The National Audubon Society recently reported that bird songs of many once-familiar avian species have mostly vanished in the past 40 years. The dramatic decreases are attributed to loss of grasslands, wetlands and healthy forests. Sprawl, energy development and industrial agriculture have also impacted common birds. Bird lovers on a recent Sunday tour of the Valley’s wildest central park were on the lookout for the birds of their youth. Gone was the northern pintail, a paddle duck once seen in the tens of thousands across Los Angeles – down 96 percent since 1967, according to the Audubon study. Gone was the loggerhead shrike, a black-masked hunter dubbed the “butcher bird” for impaling buggy entrees on thorns. last_img

Propane shortage from CN Rail strike causing ‘serious situation’ for local farmers

first_imgA shortage of propane, the result of a strike by workers at Canadian National Railway Co., is causing “a very serious situation” for farmers still scrambling to harvest and dry their corn, a local farmer says.“We got notice on Thursday that on Monday we were going to be cut off. We use about 7,000 to 10,000 litres a day in our corn dryer,” Embro-area farmer Dan Veldman said. “They told me there is a chance I might get some (Tuesday) morning. But other than that, it’s a hard cutoff; we’re done.”Veldman is supplied with propane by Dowler Karn, a fuel distributor based in St. Thomas with eight centres in Southwestern Ontario.Dowler Karn officials said last week its daily rail shipment of eight cars of propane stopped after the strike began Nov. 19. Dowler Karn is using trucks to bring in propane from Sarnia, but the reduced supply forced the company to stop supplying farmers so it has enough fuel for hospitals, nursing homes and emergency services.About 85 per cent of Ontario’s propane is shipped by railPressure is mounting on the federal Liberals to reconvene Parliament to legislate an end to the strike that is depleting propane reserves, affecting trade at ports and causing layoffs. The fertilizer company Nutrien announced Monday it’s shutting down its largest potash mine east of Regina for two weeks because of the strike.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Veldman said Dowler Karn told him it will continue to supply propane for residences and livestock barns, but that he had better get his corn dried quickly.Farmers say a significant amount of corn across the province hasn’t been harvested because of wet conditions.“That puts us in a real spot,” Veldman said. “As you know, we had about a foot of snow that was very hard on the corn. As the corn gets older it’ll get more brittle and eventually you will get a snow storm and it’ll take it down,” he said. “Not only will it lose value because of mould but also you just can’t pick it all up with a combine.”Ontario Agriculture Minister Ernie Hardeman said he’s pushing for a quick resolution to the CN strike. If that’s not possible, he’s calling on the company and union to ship certain essential goods such as propane for “health and safety of livestock and people.”“Obviously it is a great concern to our agriculture community,” said Hardeman, the Progressive Conservative MPP for Oxford. “The truth is (farmers) have a large investment. If they have to harvest corn in the spring, a lot will be down so low the combine can’t pick it up. They will get a much lower yield.”Veldman said he has harvested about two-thirds his 1,000 acres of corn. Having to transport the remaining corn to other farms to dry is an expensive solution, he said.“The margins are so tight on corn . . . trucking it to other elevators that have natural gas, there’s nothing left,” he said. “I’m very lucky a couple of friends who have reached out to me have driers on natural gas so we are delivering our corn to them and trying to get our silos empty of wet corn . . . so that nothing is going to spoil.”Hardeman said the problem with natural gas driers at this time of the year is that they are already running at capacity.“People coming because they don’t have propane are going to have to wait in line.”London North Centre Liberal MP Peter Fragiskatos said legislating CN employees back to work, as suggested by local Conservative MPs, at least one premier and three senators, would not lead to “a lasting solution” and would take too much time.“I understand the hardship this is causing, but we have to find a way for a lasting solution to be reached. That’s why collective bargaining is so important,” he said. “We have federal mediators working with CN and the (Teamsters Canada) union — that’s where we are currently.”About 3,200 CN workers walked off their jobs over concerns about long hours, fatigue and dangerous working conditions. The workers have been without a contract since July 23.— with files from Canadian [email protected]last_img read more

Buffalo Chicken Chips Hit the Spot

first_imgShare This!Trilo-Bites at Dinoland in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is becoming one of our favorite snack spots. A few weeks back we tried the summer-in-a-cone Bugs ‘n Grubs ice cream cone there – um, yum. More yum, of the savory sort, comes from the stand’s Buffalo Chicken Chips. The chips are crispy, with just a hint of flavorful spice. The chicken has a not-too-gloppy Buffalo sauce and there are chopped tomatoes, celery, and a creamy dressing for contrast. This dish could be a meal for one, or a very shareable snack for two or three.Have you tried these chips? Are you a fan? Let us know in the comments.Photos: Christina Harrisonlast_img read more

Facebook Music Could Rock the Web – With a Little Help From its Friends

first_imgTags:#cloud#cloud computing Reports are that Google is working on a cloud-based music service. Apple looks like it’s headed in the direction of a new music service with its new capability to stream music from iDisk.And so – is Facebook next?Curious things are in the works. According to PaidContent, the top designer at Spotify has been hired by Facebook. Looking at past developments, you can see how this may fit together.One of the most valuable developments in cloud computing will come when we can easily sync our desktops and devices with the cloud.You can do that now with services like Ubuntu One, the cloud storage and syncing platform from from Canonical that is powered by 7digital , the media service.Spotify now offers a similar capability for those lucky enough to be in Europe. The service allows people to upload their iTunes libraries to Spotify. The extension of this feature into Facebook is pretty nifty. The social feature allows friends to share playlists on Facebook.But Facebook’s new hire gives the relationship between the two companies a new twist. Rasmus Andersson is Spotify’s chief designer. It gives credence to the speculation that Facebook is launching its own service.And perhaps Facebook is the best to challenge the Apple hegemony over the online music world. Facebook is about sharing and gestures. As I recall from my long-ago youth, the best part of the music came down to those two factors.If I made a tape or CD for a girl then it was a certain sign of something. Playlists serve the same function. And isn’t Facebook just one big social connector for all the teenagers and people of the younger generation? But what this really comes to is architecture. By mastering the syncing capability, a service like Facebook arguably has the chance to do far more than Google or Apple could ever dream of. Facebook’s technology is built upon the concept of sharing and gestures. What other service can even come close to matching it in this realm?Before we get too excited, there’s an issue that still befuddles every online music service. And that’s copyright law. Apple is in negotiations with the labels and it is believed Google has hired its own legal hotshots to barter at the music table, too.Facebook can hire all the kick-butt designers it wants but the law may be its biggest challenge of all. What can Facebook offer? There’s no question it has the architecture. If it can get past the legal muck then perhaps it will all fall into place for all those music-loving kids. alex williams Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more