The Student International Business Council (SIBC), the University’s largest student organization, changed its membership requirements at the start of the school year to permit only students pursuing a major or minor in the Mendoza College of Business to join.Dr. Angela Logan, SIBC’s faculty advisor, said these changes occurred after SIBC came under the purview of the Mendoza College of Business. Previously, the Student Activities Office (SAO) had authority over SIBC, which has about 500 members and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.“Due to its commitment to ‘ask more of business,’ and its emphasis on providing Mendoza students with opportunities to gain educational experience around the world, the Student Activities Office and Office of Student Affairs asked the Mendoza College of Business about the possibility of SIBC returning to its original oversight in Mendoza,” Logan said in an email.“After conversations with key leadership in Mendoza and the benefactor regarding the current challenges and future opportunities for growth of the organization, the Mendoza College of Business welcomed SIBC under its stewardship,” Logan said. “As the organization celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are excited and poised to continue SIBC’s commitment of ‘peace through commerce’ across the globe.”Senior Alessandro DiSanto, one of SIBC’s co-presidents, said the council’s move to Mendoza forced it to limit its membership.“As of the end of August, we were officially moved from under SAO to the Mendoza College of Business,” DiSanto said. “As an organization officially housed within the college of business, our membership is excluded specifically to those … who are either majors within the Mendoza College of Business or have minors or concentrations in a program that requires courses in Mendoza as part of their mandatory curriculum.”DiSanto said the student leadership of the council was informed of the decision to move into Mendoza on Aug. 24. He said no students were involved in the decision-making process.“We were informed of the decision after they were made, at the end of August as we arrived onto campus,” he said. “We were not privy to the discussions as they were being had over the summer between SAO, Development and Mendoza.“It is our understanding that the justification is that now that SIBC is housed under Mendoza, when students go out and represent themselves as SIBC members to companies through these projects, they are representing, implicitly, the Mendoza College of Business, and the [Mendoza College of Business] Dean [Dr. Roger Huang] would not want any students representing themselves as the Mendoza College of Business without having the education certified and provided by Mendoza courses.”DiSanto said though he and other members of the council respect the decision, he feels open membership offers SIBC constituents a more integrated experience.“Previous to this year, we were housed under SAO, and one of the requirements of SAO to be a club is that you must be open to the entire campus,” he said. “That’s something we prided ourselves on was that we allowed ourselves to be an opportunity for students across campus who might be of a specific technical discipline like engineering or a broad social discipline perspective [like] PLS or any Arts and Letters discipline and allow them to enter into the business environment, to learn that language, and see if that’s something they might want to apply into their own lives.“We certainly understand the perspective of the Dean from a liability and quality management perspective, but it is our overall philosophy that we feel that a broad membership criterion is more in line with the mission of the University, as far as diversity of opinion and diversity of thought,” DiSanto said. “We feel that within a real-life business world, a group of individuals with a diverse background can produce better results than those with a limited technical training.”DiSanto and fellow senior and SIBC co-president Alisha Anderson estimate SIBC’s current membership is 20 to 30 percent non-business students. DiSanto said the outcome of the new membership requirement will be most visible in the consulting and global development divisions.“I think the largest impact on the council will be within the global development and consulting divisions,” he said. “Our consulting division has historically drawn a large number of interdisciplinary students, including engineers, who are both drawn to consulting companies because of their multifaceted, big picture approach to company problems, as well as consulting companies, which are very much drawn to people with engineering backgrounds because of their technical training.“Within the global development division, we anticipate a very large impact. A large number of the students draw from more socially-conscious training programs within the College of Arts and Letters. … The [global development] projects normally have large international service-based aspects, which make them a big draw to students not only studying business.”Anderson said SIBC established a “pretty generous” grandfather clause, which allows any non-business students who have been active in the club to remain members, to accommodate previous members who do not meet the new requirements. Freshmen who have yet to declare a major must show intent to enter the Mendoza College of Business at the end of the year, she said.“All those who have participated in the past [and have been] active in the past, typically meaning [they] paid dues, regardless of your college or your association, you are allowed to participate. … Freshmen just have to be business intent this year.”Freshman John White, who intends to major in the Program of Liberal Studies (PLS), said he “was definitely surprised about the new requirements.”“Despite not having a major within Mendoza, I am very interested in a career in business, and I believed SIBC would be a great way to pursue that interest,” White said.White said he joined the Notre Dame Wall Street Club, which helps students network and find careers in business, to continue that pursuit.Amidst the changes, Anderson said she looks forward to the opportunities Mendoza can provide SIBC and its members.“We are excited to return to Mendoza,” she said. “We are a business club, and we had previously been housed in Mendoza, so this is sort of returning home for us.“We see this as a great opportunity to engage more with the extensive faculty and staff on hand. Especially for our founder, this move is important to him, too. We are excited to return home and have this opportunity to improve upon our organization and programming.”Monica Laidig, SIBC’s program manager, said despite some negative reactions to the membership requirement change, the council will still strive to excel in its mission to spread “peace through commerce.”“For 25 years, SIBC has been open to all students at the University of Notre Dame,” Laidig said in a written statement. “The new membership requirements were administratively designated when SIBC was brought into the Mendoza College of Business at the beginning of the semester.“This has understandably created a strong reaction by SIBC members and alumni as well as the student body. The Student International Business Council’s vision of ‘peace through commerce’ will continue to encourage discussion regarding the restrictions, while at the same time moving forward in a professional manner.”Tags: Membership, mendoza college of business, SIBC, Student Activities Office, Student International Business Council
San Jose, May 15: The squad to represent Costa Rica in the 2018 World Cup witnessed very few changes from the unit that reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 tournament in Brazil.“There are players with characteristics for certain moments. The coming friendly matches will be tough and that will be the way to bring the lads toward the intensity we need,” coach Oscar Ramirez told the media on Monday. The core of the roster is the starting 11 from 2014: goalkeeper Keylor Navas; defenders Oscar Duarte, Johnny Acosta, Giancarlo Gonzalez and Cristian Gamboa; midfielders Yeltsin Tejeda, Christian Bolaños, Celso Borges and Bryan Ruiz, and forwards Joel Campbell and Marco Ureña.Ramirez said he expects the 2018 World Cup, set to begin a month from now in Russia, to be a competition “of much dynamism”.He pointed to Spain, defending champions Germany, France, Brazil and Argentina as the pre-tournament favourites. IANS
After previously planning to retire in the wake of several athletic department scandals, University of Maryland president Wallace Loh reversed course Wednesday, announcing that he would serve in his role for the 2019-20 academic year before stepping down. “For eight years, I have been honored to serve the state’s flagship institution as the accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students and alumni have propelled Maryland to new heights,” Loh said in a statement provided to The Diamondback, Maryland’s independent student newspaper. “The (UMD board of regents) discussed with me having a smooth transition of leadership, and we mutually agreed upon a retirement date of June 2020. With all of Maryland’s supporters, I look forward to what we will accomplish together.” MORE: A timeline of the events that led to Jordan McNair’s death Loh has been sharply criticized for overseeing an athletic department racked by claims of improper conduct. An independent report released Sept. 21, 2018, found Maryland trainers mishandled the care of football player Jordan McNair, who died of heatstroke suffered at a team workout last summer. A separate independent commission report released in October outlined instances of verbal abuse from coaches toward football players and found Loh should bear “some responsibility” for ongoing athletic department dysfunction. Loh reportedly wanted to fire former football coach DJ Durkin immediately after the October report, but the school’s board of regents wanted to keep Durkin and made it clear to Loh he needed to reinstate the coach in order to keep his own job. (The regents only have the power to dismiss Loh; all other personnel decisions are delegated to Loh). Rather than taking a stand against the regents, Loh followed the board’s recommendation before changing his mind the next day under public criticism and dismissing Durkin. Soon after, ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor and prominent Maryland alum Scott Van Pelt called for Loh to leave immediately rather than delay his announced retirement until this summer. “It seems like everyone went into cover-your-own-ass mode and the worst type of crab-in-a-bucket behavior imaginable,” Van Pelt said on the network. “My question is, given their roles in this, how can Wallace Loh and athletic director Damon Evans remain? It feels as if there has to be a complete cultural reset.” The university’s provost and every academic dean signed a letter dated Nov. 1 asking Loh to not retire and instead continue his presidency indefinitely.
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WITH TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH LEADING THE WAY, SANTA ANITA-BASED CONNECTIONS GARNER NINE ECLIPSE AWARD TROPHIES
–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2016)–With Zayat Stables’ Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah a unanimous selection as Horse of the Year and top 3-year-old male, Santa Anita-based connections fairly dominated last night’s Eclipse Awards ceremonies at Gulfstream Park as no less than nine Eclipse Award trophies went to people and horses who were headquartered at The Great Race Place. Trained by Bob Baffert, Santa Anita-based American Pharoah became the nation’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.The following are those locally based horses and individuals that were recognized as the Thoroughbred industry’s finest:–HORSE OF THE YEAR, American Pharoah–THREE YEAR OLD MALE, American Pharoah –OWNER, Zayat Stables –BREEDER, Zayat Stables –TRAINER, Bob Baffert –OLDER DIRT FEMALE, Beholder, who despite missing a much anticipated showdown with American Pharoah in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, breezed to her third lifetime Eclipse Award as she was undefeated in five starts last year. Owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm and trained by Richard Mandella, Beholder is being pointed to the Grade I Vanity Stakes here on June 4. –THREE YEAR OLD FILLY, Stellar Wind, who is owned by Hronis Racing and trained by John Sadler. A winner of last year’s Grade I Santa Anita Oaks, Stellar Wind is due to resume training at Santa Anita in March. –TWO YEAR OLD FILLY, Songbird. Undefeated in four starts for Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, Songbird was a near unanimous selection. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, she is being pointed to Santa Anita’s Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes on Feb. 6. –TWO YEAR OLD MALE, Nyquist. Owned by Paul Reddam and trained by Doug O’Neill, Nyquist was perfect in five starts, culminating with an authoritative half length win in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The bay colt by Uncle Mo is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut in the Grade II, seven furlong San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita on Feb. 15. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be run at Santa Anita on Nov. 4 and 5.
Wes Morgan just made history as the first Jamaican international to win the English Premier League football title as captain of winning team Leicester City. However, he isn’t the only person of Jamaican heritage to have played for the new English top-flight champions. A year before Morgan was born in 1984, Robert ‘Bob’ Hazell played for Leicester City while they were still in the English first division. Hazell was born in Kingston in 1959 and later migrated to the United Kingdom. He joined Leicester City in 1983 and played for the team for three years from 1983 to 1986. He helped the East Midlands club to a 15th-place finish in the 1984-85, season before being loaned out to Wolverhampton Wanderers for a short spell. During his period with Leicester, he made 41 appearances and scored two goals. Hazell never played for Jamaica, but he did represent the England Under-21 squad, playing one game in 1978. Frank Sinclair, who helped Jamaica qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, also played for Leicester City. Sinclair played for dethroned English champions Chelsea from 1990-1998, playing for a season with West Bromwich Albion from 1991-1992 on loan and then moved to Leicester City from 1998 until 2004, making 164 appearances for the club and scoring three goals in his time there. Most recently, Jermaine Beckford, who joined the Reggae Boyz set-up in early 2013, played for Leicester between 2011 and 2013. Beckford made 43 appearances for the Foxes, scoring nine goals in total.
SAN FRANCISCO — The longest-tenured coach in San Francisco Giants history is returning to the staff in 2020.A source told the Bay Area News Group the Giants will retain veteran coach Ron Wotus under first-year manager Gabe Kapler.It’s unclear whether Wotus will return as the Giants’ third base coach or if he’ll go back to a role he held previously as the bench coach, but the decision to bring Wotus back is expected to be popular with fans.Wotus has worked in the Giants organization since …
17 February 2005The government, the SA National Blood Service (SANBS) and an expert committee have agreed on a new risk-rating model for blood donations, following the blood service’s admission in December that was using race and sexual orientation to profile blood donors.Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang gave the SANBS until the end of January to revise their risk model to identify the profile of a safe donor without taking race into account.The SANBS said profiling “was just one of the many factors” used to assess risk to recipients, and that donors were placed in categories to determine their risk profile.Health Department spokesperson Sibani Mngadi said the most significant threat to the safety of blood was posed by the window period during which currently available laboratory tests could not detect the presence of viruses such as HIV and hepatitis.The new risk model aims to minimise the risk currently posed by the window period, using the donor’s status as a primary risk indicator. This meas that first-time donors will donate blood for the screening of transmissible diseases.“After a donor has donated more than three times, it is accepted that the risk due to the window period has been significantly reduced, and his or her red cells can be used for treatment”, Mngadi explained.This group of donors is regarded as “low risk”, while those who have donated more than seven units of blood in the previous 24 months are regarded as “very low risk” donors whose blood can be used for all types of treatment.Mngadi said that although those who met the necessary health criteria were accepted as donors, all donated blood would be screened for transmissible diseases before being processed for transfusion services.“Blood from the three risk groups will continue to be stringently tested every time the individual donates, and donors are encouraged to avoid risky behaviour”, he said.Nucleic Acid Technology (NAT) screening technology will also be introduced to reduce the current window period in the transfusion service.Mngadi said the implementation of the new risk model and NAT would begin immediately, but that, due to infrastructural and technological obstacles, the new risk model would effectively be in place within the next six months.A campaign to explain the new model to hospitals, clinics, doctors and the country’s current blood donor base is being planned.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Two technologies developed through Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff collaborations have won 2016 R&D 100 Awards. Both technologies, Soy-PK Resin and Bio-YIELD bioreactor, leverage the natural properties of soybeans to increase the sustainability and improve health in modern industries. Winners were announced late last week at the R&D 100 Awards Conference in Washington, D.C.“I can’t fully express how honored we feel as an organization to win R&D 100 Awards for our research and development efforts,” said Nathan Eckel, OSC Research Committee chair and soybean farmer from Wood County. “Research and development for soy-based products has been a priority for our organization for decades and we are proud to see our technologies recognized both nationally and internationally.”Since the early 1990s, OSC has engaged in public and private collaborations that encourage rapid commercialization of new commercial and industrial uses of soybeans. For over 50 years, the R&D 100 Awards — dubbed the “Oscars of Invention” — is the place where the research and development community come together each year to recognize the top technology innovations around the world.This year’s awards mark the sixth and seventh R&D 100 Awards that OSC has received since 2007. Soy-PK ResinSoy-PK offers a safe alternative to epoxy resins containing bisphenol-A (BPA). BPA represents a health hazard, especially in food contact applications — BPA-based polycarbonate plastic bottles have been banned for infant feeding usage and California relisted BPA as a hazardous chemical in May 2015.The Soy-PK Resin offers a practical and readily implementable drop-in replacement for BPA-containing epoxy coatings in metal beer, beverage, and food can coatings. The Soy-PK Resin offers a viable option to displace a significant amount of fossil-based BPA-containing epoxy resins with a renewable-source raw material, greatly improving industry’s environmental footprint. Other team members include Battelle and Redwood Innovations.For more information about the Soy-PK resin, OSC’s role in its development, and/or licensing, please contact Mr. Barry McGraw, Director, Ohio Soybean Council ([email protected]; 614-310-1804). Bio-YIELD bioreactor3Bar Biologics Bio-YIELD bioreactor is a patent-pending device that enables farmers to grow their own beneficial microbes, enabling increased crop yield with reduced chemical inputs. This approach addresses one of the most significant sustainability challenges of our time: to increase agricultural production while reducing use of resources and impact on climate.The Bio-YIELD bioreactor uses a disposable inoculant system that delivers fresher, more viable microbes versus competitor processes. The system opens the commercialization potential of numerous beneficial, naturally occurring microbes that have been proven in research over the past two decades but never before available commercially in a viable state.For more information about Bio-YIELD please contact Mr. Bruce Caldwell, Founder and CEO, 3Bar Biologics ([email protected]; 614-271-9388).
Focal reducers are a cost effective way to eliminate most cropping on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras.Blackmagic Design cameras offer a lot of really awesome features that give filmmakers a huge bang for their buck…but one of those features comes at a cost, the infamous crop factor. A Gizmodo review of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera states:The camera’s Super-16mm sensor—smaller than micro four-thirds—means you have to re-assess your lens selection to account for the crop-factor. Not only will few lenses get you a super-wide angle shot, but depth of field will not be nearly as shallow as a full-frame camera like the Canon 5D series, or even APS-C sensor cameras like the Canon 7D or Sony FS100. To get around this crop factor companies like Orion and Meade have created adapters that reduce cropping. These focal reducers come in a variety of prices but the real question is, do they work?In the following video presented by Ruben Kremer we take a look at a .72x focal reducer on a Blackmagic Pocket Camera and see if it’s worth the money.Pretty impressive huh? As with most lens adapters there is an added risk of creating some chromatic aberrations but it seems like the focal reducer that Ruben used worked pretty well. You can check out this focus reducer from Roxen on eBay.Thanks for sharing Ruben!Do you use focal adapters? Share your thoughts in the comments below!