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Saint Mary’s to launch ‘College Assembly’ series

first_imgThe first College Assembly will take place Friday from 3–4 p.m. in Carroll Auditorium of Madeleva Hall, according to an email President Jan Cervelli sent to the Saint Mary’s community on Tuesday.Cervelli said in the email the gathering will serve as a comfortable atmosphere in which attendees can vocalize their opinions about and suggestions for the College.“During the spring semester, the Assemblies will offer an opportunity for faculty, students and staff to discuss strategic priorities and policies in a forum that encourages the sharing of information and exchange of ideas,” she said. This assembly will be the first installment of a series Cervelli said she hopes will continue throughout the semester.“Ongoing conversations with all members of the campus community are essential to the strategic planning process that will shape Saint Mary’s future,” Cervelli said. “I encourage everyone to participate in this effort to build on the College’s foundation of excellence to ensure that we strengthen it for the future.”An itinerary attached to the all-school email states that vice president of enrollment management Mona Bowe and vice president for Student Affairs Karen Johnson will deliver an “enrollment update.” Senior vice president of Academic Affairs and recently-inducted Provost Nancy Nekvasil will lead a discussion about the future of Saint Mary’s study abroad programs and then examine the functionality of the Cushwa-Leighton Library.Cervelli will then address the benefits of shared governance and take questions from the audience. An informal reception will follow the event.Tags: Assembly, cervelli, College Assembly, Enrollment, President Jan Cervelli, shared governancelast_img read more

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Daniel Craig Eyeing Return to New York Stage in Othello

first_imgDaniel Craig has kept his word and is in negotiation to return to the Big Apple stage! The current 007 and Great White Way alum is looking to play Iago in Othello at New York Theatre Workshop in 2016, potentially in the spring. According to the New York Post, the project is in its very early stages, with no director yet attached to the off-Broadway project.Shakespeare’s Othello tackles the universal and timeless themes of jealousy, betrayal, racism and the lure of power. The classic was most notably fairly recently seen off-Broadway in 2009 with John Ortiz in the title role and the late screen and stage legend Philip Seymour Hoffman as Iago, directed by Peter Sellars.Craig recently went on record as saying that he didn’t want to return to Broadway, but “I’d like to do some theater in New York,” within the next two years. He has appeared on the Great White Way twice, making his Main Stem debut in 2009’s A Steady Rain, before returning in 2013 to star opposite his wife, Rachel Weisz, in a sold-out run of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.Craig is best known for his role as James Bond in Skyfall, Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale and the upcoming Spectre. His other film credits include The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Defiance, The Golden Compass, Munich, Layer Cake and Road to Perdition. View Commentslast_img read more

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Wind and solar continue to win the global electricity-cost war

first_imgWind and solar continue to win the global electricity-cost war FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg New Energy Finance:In terms of the long-term trajectory for coal, BloombergNEF has become significantly more bearish than the IEA. Its 2019 New Energy Outlook, or NEO, published in June, saw global coal-fired electricity output peaking as early as 2026, and then declining 4% by 2030 and by as much as 53% by 2050.The other side of the coin in generation during the decade just ending has been the meteoric rise of wind, and particularly solar. Back at the time of the Copenhagen conference at the end of 2009, almost no one would have imagined that solar power – with just 25 gigawatts of capacity operating worldwide at that point, all of it at a significant cost premium to other technologies – would become the most installed generation source of the new decade.However, that is exactly what happened. The report Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2019, published last month by UN Environment Programme and Frankfurt School and based on data and analysis from BNEF, estimated that over the 2010-2019 period, some 638 gigawatts of solar power will have been added, outpacing coal’s 529 gigawatts of net new additions, wind’s 487 gigawatts and gas-fired generation’s 438 gigawatts.That stellar performance by solar has come about, of course, in large part because of cost declines – declines that would also have seemed almost inconceivable 10 years ago. BNEF’s latest Levelized Cost of Electricity Update, covering the second half of 2019 and published last week, showed that the all-in cost of generation for solar photovoltaics without tracking systems has tumbled 83% since 2009, reaching just $51 per megawatt-hour. That is a global benchmark – the levelized cost is even lower in some locations.That new figure, and a closely matched equivalent for onshore wind of $47 per MWh, down 49% over the decade, means that two-thirds of the world population are living in countries where either solar or wind is now the cheapest choice for electricity generation in terms of all-in costs.More: Clean Energy’s Decade Nearly Gone, And Its Decade Aheadlast_img read more

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Five things I know for sure about NPS and credit unions

first_img 55SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sarah Bang Sarah Canepa Bang is President/COO of CO-OP Shared Branching – FSCC, and Chief Strategy Officer, CO-OP Shared Branching. She can be reached at sarah.bang@co-opfs.org and 888-372-2669, ext. 1205. Web: www.co-opfs.org Details Introduced in 2003, Net Promoter Score, or NPS, allows organizations, including credit unions, to more easily and effectively measure member loyalty and tie it to growth.CO-OP itself is clearly a “Promoter” of NPS (a customer ready to give their provider a 9 or 10 out of 10 in terms of loyalty). Here are five reasons why.1. NPS adoption led to the Member Loyalty Group.San Francisco Fire FCU was the first credit union in the nation to ask the ultimate question. “On a scale from 0 to 10, how likely is it that you would recommend your credit union to a friend, family member or colleague?” The year was 2006 and shortly after SF Fire started using NPS to measure member satisfaction, they helped to form Member Loyalty Group in combination with Educators CU in Wisconsin, BCU, BECU, America First, and First Technology CU. This CUSO was designed to help credit unions give their members a voice. Don’t you love that?So, nine years later, how’s this all working for SF Fire? If you check SF Fire on Yelp, you’ll see 193 reviews with 4.5 stars – that’s fantastic, but when you start reading the comments, it’s enough to make you shed tears of joy. One member wrote, “I love this credit union. And I cite finding this credit union through Yelp three years ago as my #1 reason why I love Yelp.” O.K., where do I sign up?2. I love that NPS measures the voice of the member in a relevant and meaningful way.While working for various leagues, one of my duties was attending credit union annual meetings. There were generally two types. The first (and most fun) was the Annual Meeting/Social Event of the Community meeting. It was a party and I loved them. These events are a very nice “thank you,” but offer little in the way of communication from the member.The second type was the one at 3 p.m. on Thursday with a quorum made up of board members, staff and spouses. If a regular member wandered in, everyone broke into a cold sweat trying to find the Robert’s Rules of Order cheat sheet. What if the member wanted to say anything or God forbid, make a motion? Even if CU officials were delighted the member(s) wanted to participate, the annual meeting was almost always a one-way conversation. NPS programs provide members with a voice and show that a credit union is committed to hearing those voices.3. We have no idea what it’s like to be a member of our own credit unions or CUSOs.The rules, the hold times, the procedures – we know why they are all very necessary and important, but when viewed from the perspective of a member, it looks more like, “Please put the merchandise down and leave; we don’t want your business.”NPS gives us a window into how the member sees us.4. Your members are already talking about you, and it’s time you joined the conversation.If you don’t believe me, all you have to do is search Twitter for “Hate Banks” and then “Hate CUs”. The “Hate Banks” search will bring up folks who hate their bank and want to join a CU. If you run the search on the mornings after “America’s Next Top Model” airs, you’ll also see how many people really dislike Tyra Banks. But then search “Hate Credit Unions” and hold your breath. It might be helpful to remember the title of that customer service book, “A Complaint is a Gift,” to get you through the experience. Even if they aren’t talking about your own CU, you’ll get good insight into what bothers members enough to go public. But NPS also helps amplify your promoters and reading some of their comments will make you feel a whole lot better.5. NPS gets you off the dime.Once you get into the conversation, and you’re faced with a complaint, you must close the loop within 48 hours – you must follow-up with the dissatisfied party. I promise you’ll be glad you did. This is the quickest way to make a detractor into a promoter.Years ago while working at CUNA, a big part of my job was to go to the leagues making sure they knew we heard their complaints. I used to return to Madison wilted and weary. “Yeah, it was a rough meeting, but we’re good…we’re good.” The truth was I loved this part of my job. Many of my best friends in this business are the ones to whom I’ve offered my sincerest apologies. I didn’t want to give that up, so I got really good at wilted and weary and never had to worry that someone else might want to do it. I can tell you from personal experience, you’ll be glad you closed the loop.So, there you have five reasons to get off the dime right now, do something that will help put you in better touch with your members and register for the Loyalty Live Conference here.last_img read more

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US seeks to widen nuclear arms deal with Russia

first_imgRussia denied that, saying the missile’s range puts it outside the treaty. A more comprehensive agreement would be intended to overcome such disputes and avoid further erosion of the global arms control architecture.China, whose nuclear arsenal is a fraction the size of the United States’ or Russia’s, has rejected US attempts to involve them in the negotiations.Billingslea posted a picture of Chinese flags at empty seats around the negotiating table before talks began, a move Beijing dismissed as an act of “performance art”.Russia said China joining was unrealistic.  The United States wants to broaden its main nuclear arms control agreement with Russia to include all their atomic weapons, a US envoy said on Tuesday after talks with Moscow on a new accord.US Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control Marshall Billingslea also said Washington would keep pressing China to join the talks on replacing the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) which expires in February.The two sides, who were rivals in the Cold War, agreed to set up technical working groups and to hold further talks, possibly in late July or early August, he said, but gave no details of the working groups. Washington wants Beijing involved because it says China is secretly racing to increase the size and reach of its nuclear arsenal, but Moscow favors a multilateral accord, possibly including France and Britain, Billingslea said.”We, the United States, intend and believe … that the next arms control agreement must cover all nuclear weapons, not just so-called strategic nuclear weapons,” he told a news conference in Vienna that followed the talks there on Monday.New START caps the countries’ deployed strategic nuclear weapons warheads at 1,550 each, far fewer than the thousands of atomic weapons they possess.Last year Washington withdrew from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), with senior officials saying Moscow had deployed “multiple battalions” of a cruise missile throughout Russia in violation of the pact and that some had “the ability to strike critical European targets”.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Governor Wolf’s Week, July 24 – July 30, 2016

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 29, 2016 The Blog,  Videos,  Weekly Update This week, Philadelphia was the host city for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.Before the Democratic National Convention kicked off, Governor Wolf hosted a tour of historic Philadelphia for media. Watch the video:As the convention comes to an end, Governor Wolf thanks all those who worked tirelessly to keep Philadelphia safe.Yesterday, Governor Wolf stopped to thank Philadelphia Police officers for their service. See the photos:Governor Wolf stops to thank @PhillyPolice officers for their hard work during the Democratic National Convention. pic.twitter.com/prEQHoRUAT— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) July 28, 2016Thank you to the Pennsylvania State Police, Philadelphia Police Officers, PennDOT, PEMA, Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, and City of Philadelphia for their hard work to ensure both visitors and residents were safe and able to enjoy the DNC festivities.Governor Wolf’s Week, July 24 – July 30, 2016Highlights from The Blog:Pennsylvania is Immersed in Presidential HistoryIn Philly for the DNC? Here’s What You Need to Know.Governor Wolf’s Tour of Historic Philadelphia Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img Governor Wolf’s Week, July 24 – July 30, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolflast_img read more

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Delores M. Redelman, 88

first_imgDelores M. Redelman, 88, Greensburg, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.  She was born on August 7, 1930 in Michigan City, Indiana (LaPorte County) to Frank and Marie (Pacholke) Welnetz.  She married Alfred J. Redelman on August 22, 1964 in Michigan City, IN and he preceded her in death on September 24, 1995.  She graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Michigan City, IN, now called Marquette Catholic High School, in 1948.  She was an office worker being employed at the former Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company and Arno Adhesive Tape Company.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a former member of the Greensburg Senior Center, and had worked at Stewart Seed Company for 14 years during fall harvest.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, baking and canning.  She also enjoyed sewing, gardening, living in the country and doing yard work.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfred; one brother, Francis Welnetz; two sisters, Rita Strakowski, and Sister Susan Welnetz, a member of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament of Bensalem, PA, whose founder was St. Katharine Drexel.  She is survived by one daughter, Miriam (Andrew) Diez, Indianapolis; two sons, Gregory, and Kevin (Marilyn), Greensburg; three grandchildren, Sara and John Redelman, and Clare Diez; several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will gather at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home to pray the rosary.   Visitation will follow until 8:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.   The family will also receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. Adam Ahern officiating.  Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg.  Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Liverpool captain Henderson lauds Klopp leadership

first_img Loading… “What you see is what you get, with his press conferences and on the sidelines,” Henderson said. “Obviously he as got more of a personal side with the players, but he has got a balance of having a relationship with the players and being a friend but also being a bit ruthless when he needs to be. read also:Big spending Chelsea threaten Man Utd Henderson plans “He is a great leader and a great human being and we all believe in him. We have got an amazing group and that is down to the manager and how he has gelled them all together. It’s not a coincidence and it’s credit to him and all the staff.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson, has praised Jurgen Klopp after the club ended their 30-year Premier League drought. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is leading the Premier League players’ fund to donate to NHS The Reds clinched the title with seven games in hand after Chelsea defeated Manchester City. And Henderson was full of praise for Klopp’s leadership when speaking to Match of the Day.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Napoli keeping vigil on another Super Eagles star

first_img The Partenopei have commenced preparation for the 2020-21 season with the recent signing of Chukwueze’s compatriot Victor Osimhen for €70m from Lille. The Naples-based outfit are also in the market for a replacement for Jose Callejon whose contract will expire at the end of August, and have listed Boga as direct replacement and Chukwueze as an alternative, according to a report on lebombedivlad.it.“Napoli have not hidden their desire to sign Boga, who is being coveted by several Serie A teams. Read Also: Simy Nwankwo backs Osimhen to shine at Napoli“Atalanta has overtaken Napoli in the race to sign Boga, valued at €30m, but the Partenopei believe they can get Chukwueze for €25m if they don’t get Boga,” the report read in part.The 21-year-old Chukwueze netted four goals alongside six assists from 41 appearances for the Yellow Submarines the last La Liga campaign.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Serie A campaigners Napoli are keeping vigil on Super Eagles and Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze as an alternative if their bid for Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga fails to see the light of the day this summer.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 10 Must-Know Facts About Ivanka Trump6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueHow Good The CGI Effects In Those Movies Were!Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

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Mary C. (Wunderlich) Mattingly

first_imgMary C. (Wunderlich) Mattingly, age 101, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Friday March 15, 2019 in Cincinnati, OH.She was born December 22, 1917 in Aurora, IN, daughter of the late Henry F Wunderlich and Catherine (Steigerwald) Wunderlich.For over 20 years, Mary worked as the office administrator for RR Mattingly Law Office. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Daughters of Isabella, Past President of St. Mary’s School Mother’s Club, Girl Volunteers, Republican Women’s Club, Merry Makers, and was an active St. Mary’s Church Volunteer. Mary was a very devoted and faithful Catholic. She was an inspiration to others, especially her children, grandchildren, and her fellow residents at St Margaret Hall. She left a legacy for her family by displaying her faith and her zeal for life until passing from this life.Mary is survived by children, Carol A (Douglas) Hallett of Cincinnati, OH, Paul R (Elizabeth) Mattingly of Cincinnati, OH; six Grandchildren, Andrea (Tom) Pellegrino, Theresa Hallett, Ann (David Stewart) Mattingly, Michael (Michelle) Mattingly, David (Laura) Mattingly, Stephen (Amy) Mattingly; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Alyssa and Adam Pellegrino; great grandsons, Theodore, Thomas, and Leopold Mattingly.She was preceded in death by her father, Henry F Wunderlich, mother, Catherine B Wunderlich, by her loving spouse of 50 years Richard Mattingly, brothers George Wunderlich, John Wunderlich, Charles “Pete” Wunderlich, and Fred Wunderlich.Friends will be received Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 203 Fourth Street, Aurora, Indiana.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Tuesday at 11:00 am following visitation.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s Church, St. Margaret Hall, Hillforest or Aurora Life Squad. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.clast_img read more

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