Edwards scores 17 to lead N. Colorado over S. Utah 68-60

first_img Tags: Big Sky/Kai Edwards/Northern Colorado Bears/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball Written by February 6, 2020 /Sports News – Local Edwards scores 17 to lead N. Colorado over S. Utah 68-60 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKai Edwards scored 17 points, Bodie Hume had 15 and Northern Colorado beat Southern Utah 68-60.John Knight III had 18 points to lead Southern Utah. Andre Adams added 14 points and nine rebounds. Associated Presslast_img

VARD enters ship design MoU with Turkey’s ASFAT

first_img View post tag: Vard Marine View post tag: ASFAT Share this article Vard Marine has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Turkey’s Askeri Fabrika ve Tersane İşletme A.Ş. (ASFAT) under which Vard would provide the design of a range of paramilitary vessels and ASFAT would coordinate construction of select projects at their approved naval shipyards in Turkey.The MoU was signed at the on May 1 at the IDEF 2019 defense exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey.ASFAT is part of the Turkish Ministry of National Defense and was formed in 2018 in order to manage and utilize the facilities and capabilities of the 27 military factories and 3 naval shipyards to serve the global defense industry benefiting from Turkish national facilities.The office operates under the auspices of the Turkish Ministry of National Defense, and its general board is headed by the Minister of National Defense while the chair of executive board is deputy minister.“We are proud to have been selected for this prestigious partnership by ASFAT and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship providing ship design services for indigenous Naval and Coast Guard programs as well as other international opportunities that benefit both parties,” Vard Marine president and CEO Dave McMillan commented.Vard Marine did not reveal whether a specific design project was already in sight.The company has offices in Canada, USA and Vietnam, and specializes in the development of advanced technology and its application to offshore, paramilitary and specialized vessel designs. Photo: Photo: Vard Marinelast_img read more

Bursar

first_imgThe primary purpose and responsibilities of the Bursar positioninclude the leadership, management, planning, directing andorganizing of activities of the Bursar’s Office and oversight ofthe student loan programs at The University; assist the Sr.Associate Vice Chancellor of Business Services (SAVCBS) in thereview and approval of student fees and refunds, fiscal year endreports and activities, reconciliation of accounts and other fiscalresponsibilities; responsible for all decisions in the Bursar’sOffice during the absence of the (SAVCBS) with the implementationof Banner this position ensures End of Day, Billing, Refunds, setup for exemptions/waivers and updates of fee rates are processedand accurate; ongoing assistance with training/updates to One StopPersonnel and other department training as requested; review andapproval of the GASB report, 1098T reporting, campus write offs andthe FISAP reports are essential; long and short term planning forthe department; and liaison for department contracts, including butnot limited to, Collection Agencies, banking institutions and otherUT campuses. Provide leadership in the planning, organizing, directing andcontrolling of all functions, processes and systems relating tostudent-related financial transactions, including the University’saccounting system (IRIS), the Student Information system (BANNER),payment processing (TOUCHNET), accounts payables and receivables,cash management and reconciliation of Bursar departmentaccounts.Perform professional duties to manage the loan collectioneffort for loan funds and portfolios.Review and approves federal loan program reports to theDepartment of Education and organizes data for the annualaccounting report in conjunction with Financial Aid and AccountingServices.Ensure Federal, State and University compliance for all loanfunds, also directs programming for a complex loan system. Liaisonto the ECSI for all contact, set up and compliance issues.Handle all complex issues relating to student fees, studentloans and distribution of income for the campus.Oversee payments made to the university from all sources ofover 195 million dollars annually, refunds to students of over 40million dollars annually and billing to third parties of over 6million annually.Process and manage funds distributed by Financial aid in excessof 48 million dollars annually.Oversee transmission of funds handled daily by Bursar’s OfficestaffAssist the Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor of Business Serviceswith fee related issues, planning and supervision of dailyoperations which includes cash receipts responsibilities andreconciliation.Make recommendations on policy decisions and problem solving toSr Associate Vice Chancellor of Business Services.Prepare monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports for variousreporting agencies, including campus, UT system, state and federalgovernment.Dual responsibilities in selection, training and supervision ofloan and fee personnel.Review and evaluate staff, campus training for PCI compliance,Annual Cash Management training, and staff interviews/selectionswhen required. The Ideal Candidate: The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/TitleIX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants willreceive equal consideration for employment and will not bediscriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin,religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation,gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protectedveteran status.Qualifications :Bursar, Bursar Office Preferred Qualifications: Understanding of budgets andfiscal operations; and experience with Argos, TouchNet, Web design,and IRIS computer software is preferred.center_img Review of applications will begin on December 4th andcontinue until the position is filled. Applications received bythis date will receive priority consideration.Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree; three to fiveyears of supervisory experience in Higher Education in a UniversityBusiness Office environment; two to three years of experience incollections and skip tracing or loan management; a minimum of threeyears supervisory experience with multi staff; and must have abackground of dealing with large sums of money and fiscalresponsibilities. This position duties include but not limited to: Must have decision making skills and ability to work well withpeople.Must have excellent communication skills, both oral andwritten.Must be able to multitask and work in a fast-pacedenvironment.Must have accuracy and knowledge of BANNER and SAP software andsystems.Must have knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.Must have supervisory skills/experience.last_img read more

Revealed: Oxbridge’s offshore millions

first_imgThere is no suggestion that colleges – who register as tax-exempt charities – are avoiding or evading any UK taxes by investing in offshore funds.However, critics say that the only motivation for investing in the offshore jurisdictions is greater secrecy, fewer regulations, and lower taxes.Prem Sikka, an emeritus professor in accounting at the University of Essex, last year questioned the ethics of universities sending their endowments offshore.He told The Guardian: “All the Caymans offer is secrecy and tax avoidance. There is nothing else there. It’s not as if this is a place actively engaged in advancing science, research or human knowledge.”Cherwell’s findings prompted fresh criticism over the transparency of colleges’ investments.Alan Cobha, CEO of the advocacy group Tax Justice Network, said: “The colleges might claim that these holdings in financial secrecy jurisdictions are just ‘business as usual’ for the offshore asset industry.“But the public might expect some kind of leadership in transparency and accountability from these institutions, which are also leading players in UK education – and, of course, significant beneficiaries of taxpayers’ money, and of charitable status.”St Catherine’s Oxford and Trinity Cambridge continue to hold investments in Coller International Partners V – identified in the Paradise Papers as having invested $1bn in Royal Dutch Shell, which in turn funded oil and gas production and exploration projects.Trinity College Cambridge invests £1.1m in an offshore fund linked to oil and gas exploration projects. Image: Juni Ham/Rafa Esteve/Cherwell.St Catherine’s bursar, Fram Dinshaw, defended the Coller investment, saying the college most recently held $3,892 in the fund “as part of its wider endowment strategy”.He told Cherwell: “Offshore structures for investment partnerships are entirely legal and commonly employed investment vehicles that provide multiple benefits quite unconnected with tax avoidance to their investors. The fact that the college is itself a tax-exempt charity makes any link in our case to tax avoidance evidently absurd.”Recent data shows Trinity still invests £1.1m in the fund. A college spokesperson said: “As a charitable institution, Trinity ploughs all income received from its investments into education and research, and the maintenance of the College’s historic buildings and library collections for future generations.”Oxford bursars stressed that their offshore investment structures were legitimate.A spokesperson for Pembroke told Cherwell: “As with other Colleges, Pembroke holds long term investments in order to generate returns which are vital to meeting our annual expenditure on core academic activities. Pembroke currently has some international investments which are held through professionally managed funds.“However, as a charity, we are not liable for UK tax on income from our worldwide investments.”A University College spokesperson said the college is not due to pay tax on its investments and “uses its investment income and gains to provide essential support to its charitable higher educational purposes.”St Peter’s said its investments were regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. Oxford and Cambridge colleges will be hauled before Parliament after an investigation by this newspaper revealed that many are funnelling hundreds of millions of pounds into secretive offshore funds.Using Freedom of Information requests, Cherwell and Varsity, the Cambridge student newspaper, obtained and analysed the full investment portfolios of over 40 Oxbridge colleges, providing an unprecedented insight into how the ancient institutions invest their multi-billion pound assets.The responses reveal that multiple Oxford colleges invested almost £150m in a network of funds registered in tax havens stretching from Jersey to the Cayman Islands. These include the same offshore funds that provoked outcry last November after being identified in the Paradise Papers leaks.One year on, St Catherine’s College Oxford still holds investments in two funds managed by Coller International, the private equity firm in the offshore financial centre of Guernsey, that were revealed by The Guardian last year to have past links to offshore oil and gas exploration.The disclosures also reveal how Oxbridge colleges directly invest tens of millions of pounds in fossil fuel, arms, and tobacco companies, despite growing pressure from students and academics to divest their endowments.John Mann MP, Chair of the House of Commons’ Treasury Sub-Committee, which is carrying out an inquiry into tax avoidance and evasion, claimed he would call Oxbridge colleges to Parliament to address the findings.“Oxford and Cambridge colleges have attempted to draw a veil of secrecy over their funds,” Mann said. “They will be called to Parliament to account for this behaviour and how they intend to remedy it. Oxbridge colleges were already on our radar, and this exposure greatly assists in moving them into our agenda.”Other Oxford colleges investing a combined £144.9m in offshore funds domiciled in tax havens including Jersey, Guernsey, Cayman and Bermuda include Exeter, Hertford, Keble, Merton, New, Pembroke, Queen’s, Somerville, St Peter’s, Trinity, and University. New College is Oxford’s biggest offshore investor, with a combined £118.611m invested in three offshore funds based in Cayman, Guernsey and Jerseylast_img read more

News story: Degree-level Apprenticeship in Economics

first_imgThe Institute for Apprenticeships has now approved the Professional Economist Integrated Degree Apprenticeship for delivery.A diverse range of employers from across the industry helped to design and develop the new standard, as part of the Professional Economist Apprenticeship trailblazer group, led by the Government Economic Service (GES).Open to those with 3 A-Levels and an aptitude for maths, this 4-year integrated degree apprenticeship will create a new career route to becoming a professional economist. Once complete, apprentices will have a level 6 apprenticeship, an economics degree, along with the experience of 4 years on-the-job training.For the GES, this is a new recruitment route into the profession. Apprentices will be provided with all the training to meet the high standards required of a government economist, through both formal and on the job learning, whilst earning.This Standard is now open and available to all employers. For public sector organisations, the GES are leading on the procurement of a training provider partner, to be in place by mid-September 2018. Around 75 economist apprentices will be appointed across the Civil Service and wider public sector by August 2019, with training starting September 2019.This new apprenticeship model is a key step in broadening the range of entry routes into the economics profession, and providing the opportunity for those from diverse backgrounds to embark upon a career in economics.To find out more about this great opportunity, visit: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/professional-economist-degree/last_img read more

HBO Shares Trailer For New Doc On David Bowie’s Creatively Fertile Final Years [Watch]

first_imgOn Tuesday, HBO premiered the teaser trailer for their upcoming David Bowie documentary, David Bowie: The Last Five Years, which focuses on the particularly fertile years of creativity leading up to his death on January 10th, 2016 following a largely secret 18-month battle with liver cancer. The film will premiere on HBO and its various mobile platforms on January 8th, the day on which the iconoclastic artist would have turned 71 years old.However, while Bowie was battling cancer, and in the years right before his diagnosis, he had ramped up his creative production considerably. In his last five years on Earth, Bowie released two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar (released just days before his death, featuring eerily prophetic themes about death and the after-life) as well as oversaw the creation his stage musical, Lazarus. HBO acquired the U.S. rights to the documentary from the BBC.In the newly released teaser trailer, you can hear Bowie speak about the concept of creativity and his approach to exploring it. As he explains, “Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in and when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.”You can watch the new trailer for David Bowie: The Last Five Years, below, courtesy of Billboard:David Bowie: The Last Five Years, directed and produced by Francis Whately, follows Whately’s 2013 documentary, David Bowie: Five Years which covered Bowie’s career from 1970 to 1975 in addition to taking its title from the opening song on Bowie’s 1972 classic, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.For further information about the soon-to-be-released new David Bowie documentary on HBO, or to set a reminder about its release date, head to the network’s website.[h/t – Billboard]last_img read more

A chance at an Ivy title

first_imgOn a perfectly crisp fall afternoon, Harvard women’s soccer coach Ray Leone orders the players to perform drills across the bright Astroturf. They’ve already scrimmaged. And once they get the drills right, Leone will order a quick 10-minute game to round out practice.He’s pushing them hard, but he has to. There have been quite a few ups and downs this season, according to Leone. “Emotional games, crazy games,” he mused. “We’ve had a lot of crazy games.”During a Sept. 16 game against Hofstra University, the Crimson were down 5-2, but rallied to score two goals to tie the contest with a minute to go, only to end up losing, 5-4. “You don’t see that very much in soccer,” said Leone.Now on an upswing with a streak of seven wins and a tie, including victories over Brown University, Siena College, and most recently, Princeton University on Oct. 22, the Crimson are closing in on the season’s end, and have a chance to clinch the Ivy League championship if they beat Dartmouth College and Columbia University in the last two games on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.“There have been games we played really well but lost, and there’ve been games we didn’t play as well but won,” said midfielder/forward and co-captain Melanie Baskind ’12. “There have been a lot of comeback games, a lot of overtime games. If I could pick one word to describe our season, it would be ‘exciting.’”In a Sept. 9 game against the University of Massachusetts, with less than two minutes to play, Baskind broke a 1-1 tie and ensured a last-minute victory for the Crimson. The team battled into double overtime against Cornell on Oct. 8, but couldn’t muster a goal and ended tied 2-2. In another double-overtime game against the University of Rhode Island, with seven minutes left, the ball sailed above Crimson goalie Bethany Kanten ’15 to give URI the win, 3-2.“It’s been an inconsistent season,” said Baskind.Still, the Crimson have relished quite a few victories. In recent games, the team scored in overtime on Oct. 1 for a 2-1 win over Yale and toppled Fairfield 2-1 on Oct. 4. The Crimson staved off Siena 2-0 on Oct. 11 with goals by Hana Taiji ’12 and Elizabeth Weisman ’14, and bested Brown, 2-1, on Oct. 15 with goals by Baskind and Mai Le ’15.Co-captain Lindsey Kowal ’12 credits the team’s comebacks to its fighting spirit. “We always find the drive to win,” she said. “We haven’t yet hit our stride as a team, but we’re all on the same page in terms of what we want to achieve.”Now with a 10-4-1 record, and those two games ahead, Harvard “has a small room for error,” said Kowal.“This is definitely a resilient team, but we have to keep improving. Everybody’s still got a shot in the hunt for the Ivy title. Nothing’s decided yet,” said Leone. “These are defining moments of our team. The success, and the heartache.”last_img read more

SDB hosts dessert night

first_imgDesserts from around the world were offered at Saint Mary’s Student Diversity Board’s (SDB) event “Sugar Makes the World Go ‘Round.” Foods from a variety of countrieswere made available in Reignbeaux Lounge in Le Mans Hall at 7 p.m. Monday. Senior Karolyn Wojtowicz and junior Christine Brown were responsible for planning the event. Wojtowicz serves as SDB’s international student representative and admissions commissioner, and Brown works with the publicity department for the Diverse Student Leadership Conference (DSLC). The event offered students desserts from regions such as Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and Asia and served as the first big event of the semester for SDB. Sodexo helped sponsor the event by providing the food. Each dessert had a place card saying where it was from. In addition, Wojtowicz explained that descriptions of the origins of the desserts as well as recipes were available. “We also added the little information sheets, and we have a recipe on each of them and a little bit of cultural information,” she said. “So it’s not just here’s some food, have fun, goodbye. People can actually now learn how to make something if they do want to go home and make it. Wojtowicz said she thought the event would help teach students about other cultures through food. “It’s really cool,” she said. “It allows people to know what churros are and they really enjoy them, or they really like éclairs, and it kind of gives people an idea as to learn more about other cultures while eating desserts and have fun.” Brown agreed, adding she hoped students could “expand their learning of other cultures.” Brown said the event has been held in the past, but this year new desserts were added to create diversity. This years’ event offered several new desserts including Pineapple Fool, a dessert from Africa, and Krusciki, an Eastern European treat. According to Wojtowicz, the event allows students to get to know members of SDB while enjoying a sweet treat. “Events like this kind of raise awareness about Student Diversity Board and it also makes learning about other cultures more fun,” she said. Wojtowicz said SDB plans to host a variety of events in the coming months including a week to draw awareness to disabilities and Women’s Appreciation Week in February and DSLC in March.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s welcomes class of 2021 to ‘dynamic community’

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s class of 2021 — comprised of 367 students — began its journey at the College on Thursday.Sarah Dvorak, director of admission, said Saint Mary’s received a record of 1,829 applications this year and chose to accept 1,430 students. She said 30 transfer students will also join the College community this year.“We’re incredibly excited about the academic quality and diversity of this first year class,” Dvorak said. “We have no doubt it will result in even greater rigor in the classroom and intangible assets such as richer discussions, a more thoughtful understanding of ideas and greater personal and intellectual growth of our students.”Dvorak said the incoming students demonstrate academic promise.“This is one of our strongest classes with an average GPA of 3.8,” she said.Though impressive, such a statistic may not be surprising, since Dvorak said academic success plays a key role in the admission process.“It is our goal to ensure that students are growing and developing in a broad cross-section of academic areas through the Sophia Program, and then through the course work and opportunities within their majors,” Dvorak said. “Because of this, our first concern when admitting students into the class is that they have the demonstrated academic background to be successful at Saint Mary’s.”Another factor that leads to an acceptance letter involves integrity, Dvorak said.“In addition, we look for students who already exemplify the core values that make Saint Mary’s special,” she said. “They have been involved in community service, they have been leaders in their school, church or community and they have learned how to manage their time.”Dvorak said legacy students — whose relative has attended or currently attends Saint Mary’s — make up 22 percent of the incoming class.The admissions office received applications from 45 U.S. states and territories and 24 countries, Dvorak said. The class of 2021 includes members from Canada, China and 31 states and territories, she said.“Understanding that the learning process is richer and more exciting when different ideas and backgrounds are represented, we look for a class that represents a variety of life experiences and backgrounds,” Dvorak said.New students also represent a number of racial and ethnic minorities, as up to 20 percent of the new class belongs to an underrepresented group, Dvorak said.“Discussions and dialogue are deepened by differing life experiences and points of view,” she said. “The entire world, and all it has to offer, opens up to our students when they get to share their collegiate experience with students from other traditions and backgrounds. … We also believe that we have more work to do in the area of inclusion.”Dvorak said the class of 2021 brings various talents and life experiences to the table.“Students have completed mission trips in Guatemala, Haiti, Panama, El Salvador and Miami, among other locations,” she said. “There are dozens of students in Irish Dance, including one who has won both national and international championships. [There are] dozens more in robotics.”New students demonstrate aptitude and prowess in various pursuits, Dvorak said.“We have a student who danced in the Royal Ballet in London, one who is writing a science fiction novel, one who is internationally ranked in Crossfit and Olympic-level weightlifting and many who have founded their own community-based organizations,” she said. “It’s an impressive class, and we can’t wait for each individual to join our dynamic community.”Tags: Class of 2021, Royal Ballet, Welcome Weekend 2017last_img read more