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Faculty Council meeting — Sept. 9, 2020

first_imgOn Sept. 9 the Faculty Council welcomed new members, reviewed history and policies, and chose subcommittees for 2020–21.  They also heard a report on emergency policies put in place by the Office of Undergraduate Education due to the pandemic and heard an update on virtual Memorial Minutes.The Council next meets on Sept. 23.  The preliminary deadline for the Oct. 6 meeting of the Faculty is Sept. 15 at noon.last_img

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Letters to the Editor for Saturday, Nov. 23

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionGenerous benefits, pay are owed to vetsThe Constitution Party of New York respects the difficult and selfless contributions of our active servicemen and women and all veterans for defending and preserving freedom in America.Only by offering equitable pay and benefits to those in active service and a generous benefits package to veterans for health, education and other important benefits can we truly recognize their efforts to the national welfare.We strongly resist the means of any government agency to lower or invalidate the earned benefits of veterans and their survivors, including compensation, pensions, health care, education and any other benefits.William D. WildaySchenectadyThe writer is chairman of the Constitution Party of New York.Democrats going down socialist roadA son-in-law of mine has a grandfather who escaped Venezuela along with 4 million others. Why? You won’t read too much about the catastrophe in Venezuela because the mainstream media wants to prevent us from reading or hearing too much about a socialist disaster.Many Venezuelans are starving. The inflation rate is 1 million percent, which means, for example, that a dozen eggs would cost 150 U.S. dollars.How did this happen to one of the richest, most prosperous countries in the world 20 years ago? It started with Chavez and is now continuing with Nicolas Maduro. Maduro came to power  six years ago promising to get rid of crime by confiscating all guns.He also promised free health care. After he was elected, he gave the guns back and health care only to those who voted for him. He can’t be ousted because those who oppose him have no guns, and many are dying of disease and starvation.I write this because I see the current Democratic Party going down a similar socialist road.Richard ColyerSchoharieRepublicans, tell us what you’re afterPeople that think I would believe implicitly that a verdict of “innocent” was fitting regarding the woman-scorned found holding a smoking pistol over the body of her ex-lover are essentially insulting their own intelligence.Republicans expecting me to believe that Trump’s interaction with Ukraine’s president was an innocent effort to look after the interest of both nations, and not a substantial effort to fabricate a false narrative for personal gain and vengeance, are also insulting their own intelligence.If the Republicans who are vehemently defending Trump were honest, they would drop the pretense that makes them look intellectually like they asked God for trains instead of brains. They would be up front about their real concerns.What are their real concerns?Is it the fear of not being elected? Is it the fear of a socio-economic platform that is not in agreement with them? Or is it both? I suspect both.However, many of the Republicans defending Trump seem to righteously feel there are no rules for them when it comes to how they achieve their goal. I find this attitude very disturbing.Why? If for no other reason, than cheating is in the set of rules of war. And you can’t have much of a nation comprised of two encampments that treat the other as they treat their enemy when at war. If left unchecked, this attitude is the beginning of the end.R. Michael BoyerGilboaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

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Calypsonian threatens legal action against Calypso Association

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews Calypsonian threatens legal action against Calypso Association by: – February 8, 2012 Share Share Tweetcenter_img Victor Bique AKA ComforterVictor “Comforter” Bique says he has taken a matter concerning his failure to be added to the list of Calypsonians to perform on the final night this year’s competition to his lawyers.The Comforter said a letter was issued to the Dominica Calypso Association (DCA) today through his lawyers, concerning information that he received from a reliable source that he was tied at number nine with another calypsonian at the Semi Finals competition.“After they receive the letter from my lawyer, if they don’t acknowledge it then they will be sued. I deserve to be in the finals and they need to make the judging public. I hear the list is still in the private care of one of the judges. The DCA will never tell the world the truth if they in fact blundered where I was concerned but I have a strong feeling that they did,” he said.Comforter told Dominica Vibes News that he when he received information that he had tied with another Calypsonian and that he should investigate the matter, he immediately called the President of the DCA whose response was; “shate a judge talk; that was his exact words over the phone to me; “a judge talk”. He said he went to the Association’s office later to receive his cheque as well as information regarding his performance as it his right to know where he was placed but was unsuccessful.“I went to the Association’s office yesterday afternoon and I met Ghost there so I asked him to see the results of where I was placed because there was a talk that me and Sye tied but Ghost is a rude man. He told me if I’m looking for any information go and look for the judges. Ghost treated me bad yesterday morning when I went to collect my cheque and to get information, we had a heated argument it even went personal and he was very rude so this tells me that somebody is hiding something.”He says there is no rule against adding lines to your song so he could not have been disqualified because he added a few lines.“There is no law saying that you cannot be flexible and just add a few words to enhance your song so there is no law against that. That was always part of my song but I saved it for the Semi’s because I kept asking in the song what were you saying, what were you saying and finally the pastor answered me.”Comforter says “I was supposed to be in the finals and because of politics here it goes”.Dominica Vibes News contacted the President of the DCA Kelly “Ghost” Williams but he did not wish to comment.Dominica Vibes News Share 54 Views   5 commentslast_img read more

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Abuja Bubbles for Weightlifting Tourney

first_imgAll is set for the first national weightlifting tournament to be staged by the Mohammed Yahaya led board of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) at the Abuja National Stadium.The tournament that is scheduled to run from today, December 6 through December 8 is attracting a good number of states and weightlifting clubs from different parts of the country.Media chief of the sports federation, Louis Okoro, said the tournament would be used to select weightlifters who would be flying Nigeria’s flag at major international meets next year. “The national open trials we are staging in Abuja would be used to select the lifters that would be flying our flag at major international championships next year. We are looking forward to the IWF World Championship in Lima, Peru and the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast,” Okoro stated.He further disclosed that each lifter would pay a participation cum doping fee of N2,000, while states and clubs are to pay an affiliation fee of N20,000.He stressed that all the lifters are to be properly insured before featuring in the competition.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Men’s Golf Takes Third at Zach Johnson Invitational

first_img The Drake University men’s golf team finished in third place in the Zach Johnson Invitational on Tuesday at the Glen Oaks Country Club. A final-round 293 was the Bulldogs’ best of the event, but it wasn’t enough to keep pace with Loyola who won the event with a 54-hole total of 888 (300-301-287). The Ramblers finished with a two-stroke lead over Valparaiso who finished in second place.Drake was led by freshman Nick Pittman, whose 219 (77-73-69) was tied for sixth overall. Lucas Scherf finished four shots back of Pittman at 223 (74-74-75) and finished tied for 14th. Junior Tim Lim totaled 229 (76-77-76) and tied for 28th.Chase Wicklund got back on track after a difficult first day and finished tied for 36th with a 54-hole total of 232 (76-83-73). Freshman Silvester Tan also finished tied for 36th with a 232 (79-76-77) following the final round of play. Drake’s two individual players, Shayne Patel and Kyle MacDonald, finished with 54-hole totals of 237 (85-79-73) and 259 (89-84-86), respectively.Drake will head to Powell’s Point, N.C. for the ODU/Outer Banks Intercollegiate hosted by Old Dominion on Oct. 20-22 for their final event of the Fall season.Drake Individual ResultsT6. Nick Pittman, 77-73-69 – 219T14. Lucas Scherf, 74-74-75 – 223T28. Tim Lim, 76-77-76 – 229T36. Silvester Tan, 79-76-77 – 232T36. Chase Wicklund, 76-83-73 – 232T55. Shayne Patel, 85-79-73 – 23773. Kyle MacDonald, 89-84-86 – 259Print Friendly Version Final Results Story Linkslast_img read more