USI Foundation, Romain College of Business To Dedicate New Campus Installation, Celebrate Honor Society

first_imgThe University of Southern Indiana Foundation and the USI Romain College of Business will hold a ceremony honoring the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society and revealing and dedicating a Beta Gamma Sigma key at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 22 in the O’Daniel Atrium of the Business and Engineering Center.Beta Gamma Sigma recognizes outstanding academic achievements of students in business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The key, a bronze sculpture weighing approximately 135 pounds, is the gift of Dr. Victor V. Schriefer, Jr., a longtime friend of the University, USI Foundation board member and 2008 honorary degree recipient.WHO: USI President Dr. Linda L. M. Bennett; Dr. Mohammad Khayum, dean of the USI Romain College of Business; Dr. Brian McGuire, associate dean of the Romain College of Business; USI Foundation representatives, donors and guests; Beta Gamma Sigma representatives; USI student inductees of Beta Gamma SigmaWHAT: Ceremony celebrating Beta Gamma Sigma and dedication of Beta Gamma Sigma keyWHERE: Rosemary L. and D. Patrick O’Daniel Atrium of the Business and Engineering Center. A map of campus featuring the BEC can be found at USI.edu/map.WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 22. The ceremony will last approximately 30 minutes.PARKING: Parking is available in Lot J adjacent to the BEC. All available parking lots can be found at USI.edu/map.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Baker of the Year

first_imgV andemoortele has been involved with the awards since 1987 and is proud of its commitment to maintaining and developing the highest standards by recognising the skills, expertise and passion of bakers.”As bakers ourselves, we are well aware that bakers today face challenges such as removing hydrogenated fats, colours and flavours, while reducing trans-fats, saturated fats, salt and, at the same time, producing high-quality products,” says Stephen Bickmore, UK commercial manager of Vandemoortele’s Lipids Division. “We are pleased to sponsor this category, as we are a company that recognises the importance of the British baker within the food industry.”Judges will be looking for a baker who can demonstrate commitment and passion for quality finished products and the willingness to meet the challenges of the current business climate. Ingredients quality, baking skills and consideration for the environment are some of the criteria that will be assessed.”Vandemoortele manufactures high quality ingredients and we recognise that skilled bakers are essential within the industry to ensure these ingredients are used to the best of their potential. We hope that these skills will be passed on to the next generation of bakers,” says Bickmore.This award is open to any individual with hands-on baking expertise. Entrants can be from small or large companies and do not have to be customers of Vandemoortele, but they must be able to demonstrate baking excellence and innovation.”The entrants and ultimate winner of this category will show what a rewarding and enjoyable career being a baker can be,” says Bickmore. “As well as the £500 prize for the winner, the publicity surrounding the awards and high-profile event is of immense value. We would urge anyone who is proud of their achievements to take part.”last_img read more

Pattons grows production for stores

first_imgNorthern Irish bakery Pattons has invested £375,000 in new premises, which will enable it to meet increased demand from retail customers, such as the Henderson Group and Musgrave Retail Partners.The company, which produces bread, savouries and cakes, says the modern, 4,700sq ft unit, at Kiltonga Industrial Estate in Newtownards, will provide it with much-needed additional capacity. “Before moving into these new premises, we regularly had to turn business away,” said Warren Patton, MD of Pattons Bakery. “By increasing our storage and despatch capa-city, we are now perfectly placed to deliver higher volumes and meet the demand from our bakery and retail customers to serve a wider range of stores. Our focus on quality has been key to continued business growth.”Bank of Ireland has provided £300,000 of funding for the move. The bank’s relationship manager Anthony McVeigh said: “A longstanding client, Pattons Bakery is a real success story with a strong business plan, and we are delighted to be providing funding for the company through this key milestone in its growth.”last_img read more

Disco Biscuits Announce Four-Night Bisco Inferno Run, One Night At Red Rocks With Shpongle

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits are bringing back Bisco Inferno with a newly announced Red Rocks date for 2017. The Biscuits will be joined by Shpongle (Simon Posford live) on June 3rd, as well as by other acts yet to be announced, for their return to the legendary venue. As a lead-up to Bisco Inferno, the Disco Biscuits will be hitting the Ogden Theatre in Denver for three intimate nights falling on May 31st, June 1st, and June 2nd.Four-day passes go on sale tomorrow, January 24th, at 10 AM (MST) via BiscoTix Fanclub, which can be found here. Single tickets for the Red Rocks show will drop Friday at 10 AM (MST).last_img

Best Western Ludlow Colonial Motel Receives Award

first_imgThe Best Western Ludlow Colonial Motel hasreceived the Best Western Chairman’s Award, the hotel chain’s highest honor for outstanding quality standards. The Chairman’s Award recognizes Best Western International hotels with a perfect cleanliness andmaintenance inspection score of 1,000 points out of a possible 1,000. Hotels must also meet Best Western requirements for design and high customer service scores to qualify for the award.”Receiving the Chairman’s Award from Best Western is a tremendous honor,” said Dennis Mills owner of the motel. “This award demonstrates the Best Western Ludlow Colonial Motel management’s commitment to providing quality accommodations for our guests. Our housekeeping and maintenancedepartments have worked hard to achieve this level of excellence.”Located at 91 Main Street, Ludlow, Vermont, just one mile from Okemo Mountain and a few minutes walk to downtown Ludlow, the Best WesternLudlow Colonial Motel features 48 rooms with Cable Television & HBO, Refrigerators, Coffee Makers, Hair Dryers, and Iron & Ironing Board. Some rooms have whirlpool baths. A complimentary continental breakfast is available daily.last_img read more

Vermont Legislature passes budget adjustments

first_imgThe Vermont Legislature returned to work Wednesday before finally adjourning the special session by passing a number of changes notably identified by Governor Douglas as problematic. While not addressing the governor’s concerns over total spending and tax levels, the Legislature did agree to others, in particular with the impending deficit in the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and the timing of when the increase in the Capital Gains tax would begin. While these concessions did not prevent the governor from vetoing the state budget, they could have helped the Democratic leadership muster enough votes to override the veto Tuesday.The state budget companion bill (H 442) included:1. Postpone Capital Gains change to July 1, 2009The effective date of the capital gains changes were changed from January 1, 2009 to July 1, 2009. This change will be accounted for with a partial income tax rate reduction in 2009 and a full rate reduction in January 2010.2. Allowing Farmers/Timber sales to retain the current 40% exclusion for Capital Gains. Individuals over 70 will also retain the current 40% exclusion for one year. (An amendment was attempted to change this to 65 years of age, but was defeated.)3. Provide Research and Development tax credits as of FY 2011. 4. Address the UI fund shortfall by increasing employer contributions to fund UI by raising the taxable wage base from $8,000 – $10,000 in 2010; freezing benefits by maintaining the maximum weekly benefit at $425 (this amount was scheduled to increase to an estimated $438 as of July 1st); and creating a 12 person study committee of legislators to review underlying issues such as those employers who carry negative balances.5. Provide the Vermont Telecommunications Board with $400,000.6. Minor changes in the state employee retirement incentive as well as changes in employee position language to address constitutionality concerns to limit the Legislature’s review of position reductions.7. Vermont will have two sales tax holidays, one on August 22 and one on March 6, 2010.8. The Next Generation Fund will receive $1.5 million more to be split among the Vermont State Colleges, the University of Vermont and Vermont Student Assistance Corporation for scholarships. This money is coming from estate tax revenues, which would have gone to the Higher Education Trust Fund.9. Clean Energy Development FundThe clean energy development fund is expected to receive over $30 million of ARRA funds in the coming months. To prepare for these funds the governance structure of the fund has been changed. The Investment Committee will become a permanent board and will be given the authority to hire and supervise the fund manager. The fund manager will be housed in the Department of Public Service for administrative purposes.Legislators also passed a technical correction bill, S.1. This bill amends the Economic Development bill (H.313) to eliminate redundant and unclear language as well as provides clarifications to the budget, health care reform and tax bills.In other news under the golden dome, Senator Susan Bartlett, D-Lamoille County and long time chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced she would be running for Governor. She joins Senator Doug Racine, Secretary of State Deb Markowitz and Senator Peter Shumlin as officials who have expressed either an intent or interest in seeking the state’s highest officeSource: Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commercelast_img read more

Media group MM / TZ, TZ Istra County and ID RIVA organize the promotion of Istria in the pre- and post-season

first_imgAt the initiative of a great friend of Istria, Mr. Selimir Ognjenović, owner of the German tour operator ID RIVA from Munich and the Media Group Munich Mürchener Merkur / Tages Zeitung (MM / TZ) .It is a large project of targeted promotion and sale of Istrian destinations with special emphasis on the spring and autumn period and aimed at the segment of audiences with higher incomes who are interested in traveling mainly when there are no big crowds, ie before and after the season. ” This initiative arrives at the right time because our region, according to the analysis of the Istrian brand perception in Germany, and especially in Bavaria, regardless of the number of these guests in Istria, is unfortunately still insufficiently known to the target group with higher purchasing power. Such a process has been successfully implemented in Austria thanks to the quality cooperation of the Istria County Tourist Board with its PR agent, so it is planned to implement such a project for the German and Bavarian markets, respectively. ” stand out from the Tourist Board of Istria.The focus of the presentation will be on the promotion of Istria, and especially on all the news that await German guests this spring, through a special presentation of Istrian wines and the contents of this year’s 25th edition of Vinistra announced for 11, 12 and 13 May. The presentation will take place on February 8 in the Presshaus, the large hall of the headquarters of the daily newspaper Münchner Merkur, where during the day (from 12:00 to 16:00) the wineries Agrolaguna, Benvenuti, Matošević and Meneghetti will hold meetings, talks and wine tastings for distributors and caterers. who sell wines from Croatia throughout Germany. “It will be a great opportunity for many guests and wine experts to get to know tourist Istria through the prism of wine, and most importantly, to make sure that our destination is especially attractive during spring and autumn. Given such an important project, the Istria County Tourist Board will be involved in the entire project with a set of several targeted ads in the diary of the same name and thus support the entire project, “said the Tourist Board of Istria and added that medijski the whole project has already taken on quite concrete results.Namely, the most widely read Bavarian daily newspaper – the famous Munich Mercury, which is published from Monday to Saturday and has approximately 937.000 readers, and whose circulation exceeds 270 thousand copies, published an article on the whole page dedicated to Istria announcing the above event. The article mentions, among others, the destination of Istria, winemakers, wine roads and other important information. The article was written by the editor of the tourist section of the newspaper ‘Reise’ – Christine Hinkofer, who has been visiting Istria for twenty years and knows it very well.In addition to the presentation, the day before ID Riva and the CNTB Representation in Munich headed by Nero Miličić, in the Ledić family restaurant – Gasthof in der Au in Starnberg – will organize, as they called it, a “dinner of Croatian visionaries” and a gathering of lovers in Croatia , to present the treasures of Istrian forests, archives and vineyards, which will be attended by the aforementioned winemakers who will present their stories of vision woven into the country, perseverance in work and pride.last_img read more

Australia’s Qantas cuts 6,000 jobs in post-COVID restructure

first_imgIn addition to the Aus$15 billion in cost-cutting, the plan includes raising up to Aus$1.9 billion ($1.3 billion) in equity.The 6,000 job losses will hit both Qantas and its budget subsidiary Jetstar, while the company hopes half of the 15,000 staff placed on leave since March will be back at work by the end of the year, Joyce said. Qantas grounded around 150 aircraft in March, including most of its wide-bodied planes, and 100 of those will remain out of service for at least a year, it said Thursday.In addition to a gradual recovery of domestic flights, which Joyce said should be up to 40 percent of pre-COVID levels in July, there are hopes for a limited resumption of international flights between Australia and neighbouring New Zealand, which has also successfully contained the disease.Australia’s second full-service airline, Virgin Australia, went into voluntary administration in late April.Two US-based investment companies have put in rival bids to rescue Virgin Australia.Topics : The coronavirus pandemic had already forced Qantas to cancel nearly all its international flights until at least October and slash domestic routes.While domestic travel is beginning to pick up as most Australian regions have successfully contained the epidemic, the country’s international borders are expected to remain closed to most passenger traffic until next year.And a recent surge in new COVID-19 cases in Melbourne, Australia’s second-biggest city, has served as a reminder that the pandemic remains a threat.”We have to position ourselves for several years where revenues will be much lower. And that means becoming a smaller airline in the short-term,” Joyce said in unveiling the “post-COVID recovery plan”. Australia’s Qantas is cutting 6,000 staff and grounding 100 planes for at least a year in a US$10 billion cost-cutting blitz in response to the COVID crisis, the airline announced Thursday.CEO Alan Joyce said the three-year plan to save Australia’s flag carrier from “the biggest crisis our industry has ever faced” would also see half the company’s 29,000 staff remain on leave for months.”This year was supposed to be one of celebration for Qantas. It’s our centenary,” Joyce said in a statement. “Clearly, it is not turning out as planned.”last_img read more

Arsenal star Sokratis Papastathopoulos explains why Unai Emery is a better coach than Jurgen Klopp

first_img 1 min. story Comment Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 May 2019 10:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link187Shares Alexandre Lacazette scored Arsenal’s opening goal against Chelsea in their 2-0 win over Maurizio Sarri’s side in January (Picture: Getty)‘We were much better than them. Chelsea has a good team. We respect them. We are not afraid. It’s one game. One final. We like to be there. We like to win. We want to play next year in the Champions League.‘Hazard is a very good player but we also have very good players. We plan for everybody but they are planning for us.‘It’s clear, it’s a final. We have good players. We have Aubameyang, Lacazette, Ozil, they have Higuain, Giroud, a lot of good players.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Read More More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City  Top articles Full Screen Advertisement Coming Next About Connatix V67539 Jurgen Klopp also signed current Arsenal stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Borussia Dortmund (Picture: Getty)‘I think more and I make better decisions and his coaches do a lot of individual work with us.’Victory over Chelsea in Baku will confirm Arsenal’s return to the Champions League after a two-year absence and Sokratis will be drawing on the memories of a convincing 2-0 win over Maurizio Sarri’s side at the Emirates back in January.Goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny barely reflected Arsenal’s dominance as Sokratis helped ensure a rare clean sheet and helped keep Eden Hazard quiet.The Belgium international is likely to be playing his final game for Chelsea tomorrow, ahead of his much anticipated transfer to Real Madrid, but Sokratis insists Arsenal have as many match winners in their team as their opponents.‘I remember it was a good game from us,’ he said when asked if he could recall Arsenal’s win over Chelsea in January,’ he added. Arsenal star Sokratis Papastathopoulos explains why Unai Emery is a better coach than Jurgen Klopp struggling Manchester United captain Harry… Video Settingscenter_img Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Jurgen Klopp signed Sokratis for Borussia Dortmund in 2013 from Werder Bremen (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Sokratis Papastathopoulos insists Unai Emery is the best coach he has ever worked with ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final.Although, collectively, Arsenal’s defensive record has barely improved under Arsene Wenger’s successor, Sokratis has impressed at the heart of Emery’s rearguard since his £17million arrival from Borussia Dortmund last summer.The 30-year-old Greek international spent two years working under the tutelage of Jurgen Klopp, but insists his current manager has helped take his game to another level.‘He’s the best coach I had in my career. That’s because I have improved a lot under him. I play faster than one, two or three years ago,’ he said.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Skip 1/1 Read More PLAY Read More Read More Skip Ad SPONSORED Read More Advertisement / by Metrolast_img read more

Markus Schubert’s girlfriend drops major hint over potential Arsenal transfer

first_imgMarkus Schubert has been linked with a summer transfer to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Markus Shcubert’s girlfriend has dropped a strong social media hint that Germany Under-21 international is set to sign for Arsenal.With David Ospina on the verge of making a permanent move to Napoli, having spent last season on-loan in Italy, Unai Emery is looking to sign a back-up to his established No.1 goalkeeper Bernd Leno.Petr Cech retired at the end of last season and on Friday was confirmed as Chelsea’s new Technical and Performance Advisor, while Unai Emery is said to be unsure of Emiliano Martinez and Dejan Iliev’s credentials.Schubert was reportedly identified as a suitable target by Sven Mislintat, Arsenal’s former head of recruitment who left the club in February after just over a year in the job, but the Gunners have already sounded out Championship clubs over a potential loan move for the 21-year-old who made 32 appearances for Dynamo Dresden last season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Markus Schubert’s girlfriend drops major hint over potential Arsenal transfer Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 22 Jun 2019 12:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link355Shares Advertisement Markus Schubert’s girlfriend posed in an Arsenal kit amid speculation over the goalkeeper’s future (Picture: Instagram)Recent reports claim Schalke are preparing a rival offer, but Schubert’s girlfriend gave a significant clue as to his eventual destination by donning an Arsenal kit with the caption ‘fitting’.Arsenal have thus far been frustrated in their attempts to strengthen a squad which faltered badly towards the end of last season, culminating in a failure to finish in the top four and a crushing Europa League final defeat against Chelsea.Moves for wingers Ryan Fraser and Yannick Carrasco have stalled, while a joint bid for Sampdoria duo Dennis Praet and Joachim Andersen has been knocked back by Sampdoria.Unai Emery is also keen to sign a new left-back but an opening offer for Celtic’s Kieran Tierney has been rejected with the Scottish champions valuing the player at around £25million.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more