Saint Mary’s campus undergoes renovation

first_img Johnson said new closed circuit cameras were added to the Angela parking lot. These cameras were requested by students several years ago to create a safer environment in the parking facility.  Regina Hall was the recipient of some new furniture. The College also repaired several sidewalks after requests from students last spring.  The College applied it, Johnson said. In addition to the cameras, card access was added to Angela Athletic Center. Johnson said several buildings were upgraded. The roofs of Moreau Hall and the Science Hall are being replaced, and other building renovations include a new air handling system installed in Holy Cross Hall to better circulate fresh air throughout the building. The radiators in Holy Cross Hall were removed as well, allowing new convection heating units to be installed in every room. “All the work benefits the students, whether it is providing a more comfortable learning or living environment, or providing a safer campus,” Johnson said.  Johnson said Lake Marian was cleaned during the summer as well. Silt was removed from the lake and will be used as filler around campus. After several severe storms during June, seven trees were removed from campus and will be replaced, Johnson said. Karen Johnson, vice president for student affairs, said most of the work was done during the summer, though students may still see some continuing into the fall. Many of the changes were made to directly benefit students, while others benefited students more indirectly and were designed to add beauty to the College. “I absolutely think these things improve the campus,” Johnson said. “Any time you make upgrades and repairs you improve the campus environment.” Students returned to the Saint Mary’s campus to find some changes. Additionally, the College changed the landscaping in several different areas on campus. Johnson said this was to remove old or overgrown plants. The Nature Trail received new markers, and foliage around the trail was trimmed.last_img read more

Track sweeps weekly Pac-12 Field Athlete awards

first_imgThe Trojans swept the Pac-12 Field Athlete of the Week awards this week, taking home the honors for both male and female athletes.It was the second consecutive honor for redshirt junior Eric Sloan, who took home men’s field Athlete of the Week for his victory in the triple jump at last weekend’s Beach Invitational in Long Beach. In order to notch the win, Sloan beat out an Olympian and a former U.S. triple jump champion with a 16.42m finish in the event. The jump was more than two feet longer than any Pac-12 finish this season, and placed Sloan second among all NCAA athletes for this season. He now holds the top distances for the long jump and the triple jump for the Pac-12 this season.Sophomore Margaux Jones finished first among the collegiate athletes at the Beach Invitational, placing third overall in the long jump. Her finish of 6.31m was a season-best and also set a new record for the Pac-12 this season. She finished behind two non-collegiate competitors — a 2015 Pan American Games gold medalist and a former Pac-12 champion.The Trojans now have seven Pac-12 weekly awards under their belts for the track and field season. Other winners include redshirt junior Nick Ponzio, junior Deanna Hill, redshirt senior Just’N Thymes and junior Kendall Ellis. Next up, the Trojans head to San Diego for the Triton Invitational at UCSD. The men’s team is now ranked No. 11 in the country, while the women’s team is staying steady in their slot at No. 5.last_img read more

Betfred expands staff compliance training with SMP eGaming

first_img Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Share Betfred has revealed that it will strengthen its staff and operational compliance training programmes with Isle of Man consultancy SMP eGaming.Updating stakeholders, the Manchester bookmaker is set to launch a ‘Compliance Academy’, developed by SMP eGaming, an industry consultancy specialising in multi-jurisdictional compliance, AML frameworks and fraud prevention.Developing the Compliance Academy, SMP eGaming details that Betfred staff will be taught under a ‘Continued-Professional-Development – CDP’ certified framework,Furthermore, Betfred’s executive management team will be able to utilise the programme as a knowledge centre and document repository for the bookmaker’s policy and operational procedure development.Confirming the training partnership with SMP eGaming, Adele Farrell, Director of Digital Compliance at Betfred, detailed:“The platform provided by SMP Compliance Academy provides a powerful tool and voice, not only to deliver the obligatory training and company policy and procedures that Betfred requires, but also to instil a positive and responsible compliance culture.“The platform allows us to apply a risk-based approach to our training via the powerful analytical tools, which can be used to identify any training deficiencies within the business.“We are committed to the ongoing training of our staff, ensuring they have the latest relevant knowledge and skills, and the SMP Compliance Academy meets all our requirements perfectly.” StumbleUpon Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020last_img read more

Rodgers hails ‘fantastic’ Liverpool after Fulham thrashing

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised his players after their 4-0 hammering of Fulham.The Whites were totally outclassed at Anfield and have now won only one of their last 10 matches.“Every level of our game was fantastic. The quality of our football was terrific. I knew we would get a reaction today because of the honesty of the group,” Rodgers said.“We worked hard in the week. Tactically we were ready for the game and you could see that from the performance.“I thought Stewart Downing was brilliant. We had a conversation about six weeks ago of where he is at.“We talked about the fact that if he is not a regular then we will look at it January. Since then, he has been in the team and he has shown he is an important member of the squad.”More reaction to follow later.   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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Online Retail Thriving: 8% Growth Expected This Holiday Season

first_imgYesterday we reviewed the past decade in online retailing. Today we look at some forward-looking statistics about e-commerce. In particular we analyze the upcoming holiday season and how online retailers can expect to fare. Amazon.com was founded in 1995, but it famously didn’t make its first annual profit until 2003. Those days of struggle for e-commerce vendors are long gone. In its State Of Retailing Online 2009 report, Forrester Research reported that the vast majority of Web retailers were not only profitable in 2008– in a recession – but also that their overall level of profitability grew. The e-commerce market is expanding, due to a combination of factors. One is that consumers are no longer afraid to buy things online, as they once were. Also brick-and-mortar businesses are migrating more of their operations online. We also have technology advances to thank: better recommendations technology, social media, the emergence of mobile commerce.E-commerce Continues to Grow, Despite EconomyE-commerce has ridden the ups and downs of the general economy over the past decade, but it has continued to grow throughout. In the State Of Retailing Online 2009 report, Forrester Research reported that retailers saw their Web divisions grow by 18% in 2008. Given that Forrester described 2008 as “one of the worst years ever” in retail, that’s significant growth in online retail activity. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Holiday Season Predicted to Grow 8%Online shopping has always been a seasonal market and there are promising signs for the upcoming holiday season. The latest comScore statistics show that toy web sites grew 9% in October, which comScore claimed was due to some parents getting in early for holiday gifts. The retail apparel segment also grew by 9% in October. Overall, Forrester Research predicts that online holiday retail sales (over November and December) will grow 8% this year to $44.7 billion. Brick-and-Mortar Stores a Success on the WebA noticeable trend over the past decade has been the slow but steady flight of ‘brick-and-mortar’ retail stores to the Web. In the early days of online retailing, Web operations were typically isolated from the main sales channels. But nowadays, Forrester notes that Web operations are a strategic part of the entire organization.Two recent stories from industry website Internet Retailer show how traditional retailers are not only adapting online, but thriving. Best Buy’s traffic has grown 18% over the past 12 months according to Nielsen Online. Meanwhile for the quarter ended October 31, 2009, Gap’s Web sales increased 4.9% to $298 million. The web accounted for 8.3% of sales at Gap in Q3 09, compared to 8.0% in Q3 2008. Forrester outlined a number of reasons why online channels are appealing during a “challenging” economy – including enabling consumers to find products online that they can’t find elsewhere, offering comparisons on product features and pricing, avoding holiday crowds and more. Related Posts Tags:#e-commerce#NYT#Trends#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… All of this data is very encouraging to online retailers. Even during a down economy, the Web has come through for most of them. Web entrepreneurs, if you’re looking for opportunities then look no further than online retailing!Photo credit: S?ndy richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Panel suggests cancellation of 41 FIRs in Punjab

first_imgThe Justice (Retd.) Mehtab Singh Gill Commission, constituted by the ruling Congress government to probe “false cases” registered during the 10 years of Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP regime in Punjab, on Tuesday submitted its fifth interim report to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh recommending cancellation of FIRs in 41 cases. “Among the cases in which cancellation has been recommended are FIRs against Vijay Sayal, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Gurdaspur, and Sikh religious preacher Baljit Singh Daduwal, both of which the commission described as culmination of vendetta resulting from their refusal to obey the diktats of former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and former Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia,” said an official statement. The statement added that the commission report pointed out that Mr. Sayal was falsely implicated in an FIR registered by the Vigilance Bureau, Faridkot, for challaning a bus of Mr. Badal, who was also holding the portfolio of Home Department.In the case of Mr. Daduwal, the commission did not find anything seditious in his speech at a congregation held on November 10, 2015.Relief recommended“In the fifth report, out of 159 complaints, 118 complaints have been dismissed for lack of jurisdiction or for being without merit,” said the statement, adding that of the 655 complaints examined so far, the commission has recommended relief in 258 while dismissing the remaining 397.last_img read more

Land acquisition: Mayawati hits back, says Congress mother of corruption

first_imgUnder attack over violence in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Congress and BJP on the issue of land acquisition, saying farmers in states ruled by the two parties were agitated over poor compensation. Addressing BSP workers from Delhi at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, the BSP chief alleged that Congress is considered as the “mother of corruption” in the country. Mayawati, under attack from opposition parties in UP on the issue of corruption, used the opportunity to attack the ruling party at the Centre on the same issue. Citing irregularities in the run up to the Commonwealth Games, she said the money wasted in corruption could haver been used to upgrade the living conditions of people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar who have come the national capital to earn a living. Mayawati alleged that the “corruption” during the Commonwealth Games had the patronage and encouragement of Congress-ruled Delhi government. On the issue of land acquisition, said before accusing her party of wrongdoings on acquiring farmlands in the backdrop of violence in Bhatta Parsaul village in Greater Noida, Congress and BJP should take stock of situation in states ruled by the two parties. She claimed in Congress-ruled Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Maharashtra and BJP-ruled Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, farmers were agitated over receiving poor compensation for their lands acquired by the state governments. “Right under the nose of the central government, lands of farmers ares being acquired in Delhi at poor rates,” Mayawati said. Mayawati said BSP would press for an amended Land Acquisition Bill in the Monsoon session of Parliament and if need be the party workers would ‘ghearo’ the Parliament House on the issue. She claimed that unemployment and recent hike in fuel prices have aggrevated the problems being faced by the common man but Congress-led UPA was not serious in dealing with the situation as its leaders were busy pursuing their “narrow political interests.” The BSP asked the cadre to prepare itself for the next assembly elections in Delhi and said they will have to work with a missionary zeal if they wanted to have the party’s government installed in Delhi.advertisement- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more