Champlain College names endowed chair for Perry

first_imgChamplain names endowed chair for PerryChamplain College trustees have announced the creation of the College’s first endowed chair, naming it in honor of retiring President Roger Perry. The Board of Trustees voted to create this $1 million academic fund, The Doctor Roger H Perry Endowed Chair, as part of the College’s successful Power of Three Capital Campaign.The news came at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees on October 22, when Champlain College trustees announced the Power of Three campaign has already raised $15 million, exceeding its $12 million goal a full year before the official close of the campaign.Trustees and friends of Champlain College have been quietly raising funds for this special honor for President Perry, and they surprised him with the news at the Annual Meeting. They have already funded $800,000 toward the $1 million goal for the endowed chair.Before retiring in June 2005, Perry will choose the academic focus of the endowed chair. Perry has served as president of Champlain College for nearly 13 years.last_img read more

Africa Cup of Nations expands to 24 teams for 2019

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Rabat, Morocco | AFP |  The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will expand from 16 to 24 teams and be staged in June and July, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Thursday.The tournament has traditionally been held in January and February, with the timing of the tournament a source of frustration to European clubs forced to release players in the middle of the season.The CAF executive committee confirmed the changes to the format following a two-day symposium in Rabat, although the tournament will continue to be held every two years and exclusively on African soil.The decision to increase the number of teams mirrors a similar one taken by UEFA to expand the European Championship, with 24 nations taking part at Euro 2016 in France.The advantage would be more teams exposed to top-level competition and the disadvantage a dilution of the qualifying competition with virtually one in every two teams qualifying.The expansion of the African competition could also reduce the number of countries capable of staging the event, with 2019 hosts Cameroon already behind schedule and facing the prospect of having to pull out.Algeria and Morocco, who were disqualified from the 2015 edition after refusing to host it due to fears about the Ebola virus, would reportedly be interested in taking over.With at least six stadiums needed instead of four, another option would be to permit multiple countries to co-host the tournament.Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad scored a shock CAF presidential triumph over long-serving Cameroonian Issa Hayatou in March and vowed to thoroughly review African football.Hayatou consistently rejected suggestions of a move to June, saying the weather then was too hot in northern Africa, too wet in the west and centre and too cold in the south.But his view was as much about not bowing to pressure from Europe as climatic conditions because African national teams and clubs play regularly during June without adverse effects.The decision taken by several players to turn down call-ups for their national team has swayed Ahmad’s mind toward change.Liverpool defender Joel Matip was one of seven Cameroon players who refused to be considered for selection, saying their club careers were more important than national duty.Cameroon remarkably still went on to win the tournament as they beat Egypt 2-1 in the final, lifting the trophy for a fifth time.Qualifying for the 2019 edition is already underway, with 48 teams competing across 12 groups for a place at the finals.Decisions of Caf Executive Committee – 20 July 2017 by The Independent Magazine on Scribdlast_img read more

Pizza Klatch is Searching for its Next Executive Director

first_imgFacebook48Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Pizza KlatchPizza Klatch, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization based in Thurston County, Washington, is searching for its next Executive Director.  This is a full-time, salaried position.Pizza Klatch is a nonprofit dedicated to helping LGBTQ+ youth in our area. Photo courtesy: Pizza KlatchFor more information on the responsibilities and duties this position as well as employment details, please download the full job listing and send a resume and three references to Pizza Klatch Board President Marissa Rathbone, marissa@pizzaklatch.org.Our MissionTo foster resiliency in LGBTQ+ youth and create a safe and positive school experience through support, education and empowerment.Our VisionLGBTQ+ youth will be empowered to self-advocate, build community, develop confidence, and easily access resources as they explore and develop their identities.  School will be a positive and supportive space where LGBTQ+ youth are accepted and celebrated – free to learn without violence, harassment, discrimination, suicidal ideation or self-harm.Pizza Klatch offers weekly support groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth (LGBTQ) and their allies in Thurston County, Washington.  PK provides free pizza, two trained facilitators for each group, and a convenient and safe forum for discussion and education.  Presently there are   19 Pizza Klatch groups at 11 local high schools, attended by 8-25 students per lunch, approximately 300 youth per week.Organizational Goals●    Decrease suicide and suicidal attempts of LGBTQ+ students.●    Reduce bullying in schools, reduce self-harm and risky behavior.●    Help students to feel strong enough to intervene when they witness bullying.●    Lend support so LGBTQ+ students feel less isolated in the school setting and will be more apt to graduate.●    Educate group members on various subjects and resources related to gender identity, sexual orientation, and social justice.For more information about Pizza Klatch, check out the Pizza Klatch website.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2016

first_imgCHAMPION SONGBIRD IS READY FOR SANTA YSABELNYQUIST IS ‘FULL OF ENERGY’ IN HALF-MILE BREEZENEW TURF COURSE INSTALLATION STARTS JUNE 20SHUTTLE SERVICE TO SANTA ANITA BEGINS SATURDAY Abel Lezcano5252410%21%$217,564 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Jeff Mullins2456021%46%$164,634 Jerry Hollendorfer981591315%38%$974,826 Peter Miller961191211%33%$476,090 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Rafael Bejarano18741361922%51%$1,858,317 Gary Stevens50106720%46%$1,113,803 Mark Glatt6487313%28%$364,425 Ron Ellis2252223%41%$164,730 William Spawr2875325%54%$187,342 Brice Blanc454579%36%$451,595 (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 28) Joseph Talamo17018202111%35%$964,564 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Tyler Baze19020312711%41%$1,072,081 Philip D’Amato9420151621%54%$1,075,485 Jeff Bonde2872425%46%$168,010 Martin Pedroza74109414%31%$282,700 Hector Palma2953517%45%$134,202 Mario Gutierrez14318242113%44%$1,092,624 Steven Miyadi46911720%59%$300,059 Peter Eurton6912161117%57%$743,317 Agapito Delgadillo7298613%32%$251,147 J. Keith Desormeaux3565817%54%$241,069 Martin Garcia92159916%36%$891,254 Edwin Maldonado12925111219%37%$848,860 Doug O’Neill12822172117%47%$1,111,803 Kent Desormeaux8111211414%57%$990,934 Richard Baltas7913121016%44%$944,394 Vladimir Cerin3293528%53%$305,710 NYQUIST IN ‘GREAT’ WORK FOR FLORIDA DERBYUndefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champion Nyquist worked a half mile under exercise rider Jonny Garcia Thursday morning on Santa Anita’s fast main track in 48.80 as the son of Uncle Mo prepared for the Florida Derby on April 2“He went great, full of energy,” said Doug O’Neill, who trains the bay colt for Paul and Zillah Reddam. “I loved what we saw and we’re very happy. We’re just trying to stay in front of the rain that might be coming this weekend.”O’Neill added that all Nyquist’s major works for the Florida Derby will be at Santa Anita prior to shipping. “The plan is to have all breezes here,” O’Neill said.SANTA ANITA TO INSTALL NEW TURF COURSE JUNE 20Santa Anita announced yesterday that it will begin installation of a completely new Bermuda turf course on June 20, which will be ready for use in advance of Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet which begins in late September.“With the impact of additional racing dates and increased demand for turf racing, the replacement of the course is something we have been anticipating and planning for several months,” said Joe Morris, Senior Vice President, West Coast Operations for The Stronach Group.  “The new course will be very tight-knit and uniform, and we’re confident that we can have it fully installed by early July, which will give it the time it needs during optimum growing conditions.“Turf racing is extremely popular with our fans and horsemen, and with our expanded racing calendar, we are placing demands on this course that have never before existed.  The new turf is designed to be robust enough to handle the additional use.  The horsemen are fully supportive of this project, and together, we look forward to its implementation.”            Trainer Jim Cassidy, President of the California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT), said the following:  “A completely new and durable turf course is essential to successful year ’round racing at Santa Anita.  Track leadership has been careful to consider our suggestions and we are pleased to endorse their plan.”Beginning June 6, preparations will begin on the hillside portion of the course, with the turf oval scheduled for closure beginning June 20.  The first course of action will be to remove the existing turf and prepare the soil for the installation of the fully mature Bermuda, which has been grown in La Quinta, Calif.With an oval that measures about seven furlongs, Santa Anita’s Camino Real Turf Course is unlike any other in North America, in that it features a hillside component, which measures about 6 ½ furlongs (4,777 feet) from the top of the hill to the finish line.With Santa Anita’s current Winter Meet drawing to a close on April 10, turf racing in California will shift to Golden Gate Fields as they conduct their 75th anniversary Turf Festival, which will run from April 14 through May 1.  Turf Festival purses will be increased and horsemen will be offered complementary vanning between Santa Anita and Golden Gate.As a result of Santa Anita’s turf course project, there will be no turf racing here from June 23 through closing day of the track’s Spring Meeting on July 10.Turf racing will resume with the onset of Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet, which runs from Sept. 30 through Nov. 6. ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR SONGBIRD ON SATURDAYThe fact that nine three-year-old fillies were entered to run against undefeated champion Songbird in the Santa Ysabel Stakes on Saturday was surprising, but on the other hand, it did not cost anything to go in and with rain forecast for the weekend, horsemen were inclined to roll the dice when entries were taken on Wednesday.            “Everybody’s looking at the weather forecast, from what they say,” said Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, trainer of Songbird. “There’s a 40 percent chance of rain, but we can’t do anything about that.”Doug O’Neill has two entered against Songbird, including Land Over Sea, who has been beaten a combined margin of 30 ½ lengths in her last four starts against Songbird, all in a row.“Both our fillies are doing well and the race is in our own back yard,” O’Neill reasoned.“Songbird is as good as they come. Obviously, you’d rather not run against her, but with her presence, we were hoping for a shorter field.”The field for the Santa Ysabel, race four of nine: My Dynamo, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Land Over Sea, Mario Gutierrez, 12-1; Pageant Material, Santiago Gonzalez, 30-1; Merirosvo, Drayden Van Dyke, 50-1; Songbird, Mike Smith, 1-9; Code Warrior, Anne Sanguinetti, 20-1; Jade Princess, Rafael Bejarano, 30-1; Not Now Carolyn, Kent Desormeaux, 15-1; and Mokat, Flavien Prat, 20-1.SONGBIRD LOWEST MORNING LINE CHOICE SINCE ZENYATTASongbird has been pegged a rare 1-9 favorite on Jon White’s morning line for Saturday’s Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes.“The last time I made a 1-9 morning-line favorite was Zenyatta six years ago when she was making her first start of the year in the Santa Margarita,” White noted. “Zenyatta was coming off her tremendous performance in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic when she made history by becoming the first filly or mare to ever win that race.“When Songbird made her first start of the year in the Las Virgenes last month, I made her a 1-5 morning line favorite. But she never, ever moved off 1-9 on the tote board. In fact, she never came close to moving off 1-9 because she actually went off as a 1-20 favorite, paying only $2.10 for a $2 win wager.“I’ve made Land Over Sea the second favorite for the Santa Ysabel at 12-1. It certainly is unusual to have a second favorite at such a high price, but I actually am cutting her price in half from the Las Virgenes when she went off at just slightly under 24-1.“Land Over Sea did finish second in the Las Virgenes, but Songbird was super impressive, winning for fun by 6 ½ lengths. And it was the fourth straight time Songbird has defeated Land Over Sea. That suggests to me that even though Land Over Sea might well go off as the second favorite this Saturday, she likely will be in double digits.“Songbird is an undefeated Eclipse Award winner. She is a Breeders’ Cup winner. Some even believe she is the best 3-year-old in the country, not just the best 3-year-old filly in the country. And here she is, running in a Grade III race against 3-year-old fillies Saturday. I will be very surprised if Songbird’s price on the tote board ever budges from 1-9 Saturday.” SHUTTLE SERVICE AVAILABLE BEGINNING SATURDAYSanta Anita has announced it will offer fans free shuttle service to and from the new Metro Gold Line Arcadia Station, beginning with the Gold Line’s Arcadia launch this Saturday, March 5.Beginning Saturday, the Metro Gold Line will, for the first time, provide service to Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and as far east as the Azusa/Glendora border near Citrus Community College.The Santa Anita Shuttle will run on all race days and will operate in addition to Arcadia’s Transit Shuttle Service, providing fans with a non-stop trip to and from The Great Race Place, which is located a mile from the Arcadia Station. The Santa Anita Shuttle will be offered through closing day of the track’s Spring Meet on July 10.“Along with many thousands of others, we are very excited about the Metro Gold Line launch on Saturday and we believe our free shuttle is going to be a great way for fans throughout metro L.A. to connect with us,” said Nate Newby, Santa Anita’s Vice President, Marketing.  “This is a welcome development and a great alternative for many of our fans and employees who regularly commute on the crowded 210 Freeway.”The Santa Anita Shuttle will operate on a 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. basis with pickup and drop off service available every 20 minutes. Santa Anita Ambassadors will staff each shuttle and be available to assist fans who may have questions regarding racetrack seating, dining, etc.The Arcadia Transit Shuttle, which features stops at Santa Anita, Methodist Hospital, the Westfield Santa Anita Mall and the L.A. County Arboretum, will operate seven days a week from 7:10 a.m. to 6:36 p.m. and be offered free of charge through June 15.FINISH LINES: Trainer Jimmy Jerkens will run 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Effinex in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap, according to Racing Director, Mike Lakow. Effinex will arrive from his base at Palm Meadows later today and be stabled here with trainer Eoin Harty . . . Trainer Cliff Sise Jr. has San Felipe contender Danzing Candy scheduled to work Saturday at 9 a.m. for the Grade II race on March 12 . . . Richard Baltas has engaged Santiago Gonzalez to ride San Antonio runner-up Imperative in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino on March 12. First post time on Big ‘Cap Day is 12 noon, with admission gates opening at 10 a.m. . . . Nick Coukos, President of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, and TVG host/analyst Peter Lurie, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. . . . Aces wild: Out of Patience, 4-1 chance in today’s fourth race, breaks from post position four after drawing the rail four straight races for trainer Leonard Powell. Santiago Gonzalez20038282419%45%$1,497,144 Mike Smith67761310%39%$943,730 Patrick Gallagher2763522%52%$466,643 Victor Espinoza5979612%37%$666,715 Kristin Mulhall3576220%43%$306,060 Bob Baffert7717111222%52%$1,252,025 George Papaprodromou3873618%42%$210,530 Alonso Quinonez614847%26%$206,150 Mike Puype56611311%36%$299,665 Drayden Van Dyke10912131411%36%$699,544 David Lopez1132081618%39%$598,201 Carla Gaines3662217%28%$452,670 John Sadler60108517%38%$470,419 Flavien Prat17933222718%46%$1,909,481 Fernando Perez1291113189%33%$636,604 Steve Knapp2651319%35%$153,370last_img read more