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Keble hall manager bows out


first_imgWell known around college for his unchanging  attire of bowtie and waistcoat, McHugh was given a fond farewell by Keble students in the college’s inaugural Summer Hall. James Newton, the then JCR President, presented him with a framed bowtie and waistcoat as a token of the JCR’s appreciation.The dress code for the evening was ‘smart with a hint of Gerard’,  and as such many students, male and female, attended wearing the hall manager’s preferred neck wear.McHugh, who attended Exeter College (matriculating in 1975), said he intends to do very little in his retirement. “I have some trips abroad planned, but other than that I think I’ll just relax and listen to some cricket on the wireless.”He will also return to Keble on occasion to host his quiz nights, planning one for Freshers’ Week. As the new JCR President, Sean Ford, said, “Gerard has made a fantastic contribution to college life, but his retirement is not the end. Gerard will still be returning for the quizzes, hopefully for years to come.”Despite being an Exeter alumnus, McHugh waxed lyrical about his time at Keble. When asked for his favourite memories, he explained, “From the minute I walked in, in 2002, I’ve been made to feel so welcome, so part of the place, it’s just been a delight. I can’t think of anything particular, except for maybe last Friday when you all made that big fuss!”The ‘big fuss’ refers to the several minutes of applause and cheering that followed Newton’s short speech of farewell and thanks at Summer Hall. One student even knocked over a lamp in his enthusiasm, having stood up to toast the popular hall manager.Despite several assertions to the contrary by Keble students, McHugh expects Keble to manage very well without him in the coming years. “It will cope perfectly well. It got along for 132 years without me after all!”last_img read more


The Colombian National Navy Provides Drug Interdiction Training to Eight Countries in the Americas


first_imgSince 2010, more than 1,100 officers and sailors from 24 Latin American countries, including the navies of Belize, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama and Paraguay, have participated in training provided by the Colombian National Navy. By Julieta Pelcastre December 17, 2014 For example, between January 1 and August 31, naval forces from various Latin American countries seized more than 10 tons of cocaine hydrochloride, a sedative which is used in so-called “knock-out” drugs, in the Caribbean. The naval forces conducted these joint operations under the framework of maritime agreements with partner nations, according to Webinfomil. At the conclusion of the event, the officers that completed the course received a certificate stating they were qualified to conduct such operations in their home countries. The Navy developed the training course, which is held twice a year, for 18 naval officers from Canada, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, and the Dominican Republic. It took place from October 20 – November 27 at the Bolivar Naval Base in Cartagena, with the objective of strengthening naval responsiveness in the fight against organized crime. Commander Camilo Gutiérrez, director of the International Coast Guard School of the Colombian Navy, and Silvia Margarita Carrizosa Camacho, director general of APC-Colombia led the closing ceremony on November 27. This is an excellent example of how professional the Colombian armed forces are in their fight against drug and weapons trafficking for the guerrillas, now with the U.S.A. again taking up a relationship with Cuba they’ll have to come up with new strategies,. It’s possible the theater [of war] will shift to the Pacific Ocean, since the Atlantic will become very much controlled and they will lose support from Cuba. Interdiction training: The 12th International Coast Guard Course concluded in Cartagena, Colombia, on November 27. The Colombian National Navy provided training to naval officers from eight countries from the Americas. [APC-Colombia] The Colombian National Navy recently trained naval forces from eight countries in the Americas in maritime interdiction and other operations during the 12th Coast Guard and Maritime Interdiction Course. The Navy developed the training course, which is held twice a year, for 18 naval officers from Canada, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, and the Dominican Republic. It took place from October 20 – November 27 at the Bolivar Naval Base in Cartagena, with the objective of strengthening naval responsiveness in the fight against organized crime. Participating officers learned the best techniques to conduct search-and-rescue missions and anti-drug and anti-human trafficking operations from experienced junior and senior Colombian naval officers. The application of these techniques will allow officers to carry out successful operations against international organized crime groups in the Americas, such as preventing submersible vessels from trafficking drugs, people, cash, and weapons. At the conclusion of the event, the officers that completed the course received a certificate stating they were qualified to conduct such operations in their home countries. Colombian military recognized for its training Colombian military recognized for its training “The maritime interdiction course creates the opportunity to form cooperation links with participating naval forces and create agreements and greater trust through its activities between the Armed Forces in order to break up local and international criminal gangs,” Duncan said. “Cooperation is the key to success.” The Colombian National Navy recently trained naval forces from eight countries in the Americas in maritime interdiction and other operations during the 12th Coast Guard and Maritime Interdiction Course. center_img Promoting regional cooperation “In 2015, APC-Colombia plans to continue these kinds of initiatives with support from South-South Cooperation via the platform of the Regional Cooperation Program for Mesoamerica,” APC-Colombia reports. Joint training promotes cooperation among Latin American naval forces in their fight against international drug trafficking at sea. Such cooperation has led to many successful security operations, including large drug seizures. Colombia’s Armed Forces are recognized for providing high levels of specialized training, and the recent course provided the benefit of their expertise to other countries. Since 2010, more than 1,100 officers and sailors from 24 Latin American countries, including the navies of Belize, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama and Paraguay, have participated in training provided by the Colombian National Navy. “In 2015, APC-Colombia plans to continue these kinds of initiatives with support from South-South Cooperation via the platform of the Regional Cooperation Program for Mesoamerica,” APC-Colombia reports. Promoting regional cooperation Participating officers learned the best techniques to conduct search-and-rescue missions and anti-drug and anti-human trafficking operations from experienced junior and senior Colombian naval officers. The application of these techniques will allow officers to carry out successful operations against international organized crime groups in the Americas, such as preventing submersible vessels from trafficking drugs, people, cash, and weapons. Joint training promotes cooperation among Latin American naval forces in their fight against international drug trafficking at sea. Such cooperation has led to many successful security operations, including large drug seizures. For example, between January 1 and August 31, naval forces from various Latin American countries seized more than 10 tons of cocaine hydrochloride, a sedative which is used in so-called “knock-out” drugs, in the Caribbean. The naval forces conducted these joint operations under the framework of maritime agreements with partner nations, according to Webinfomil. “The maritime interdiction course creates the opportunity to form cooperation links with participating naval forces and create agreements and greater trust through its activities between the Armed Forces in order to break up local and international criminal gangs,” Duncan said. “Cooperation is the key to success.” Commander Camilo Gutiérrez, director of the International Coast Guard School of the Colombian Navy, and Silvia Margarita Carrizosa Camacho, director general of APC-Colombia led the closing ceremony on November 27. Colombia’s Armed Forces are recognized for providing high levels of specialized training, and the recent course provided the benefit of their expertise to other countries. last_img read more


Consistency helps Brad Sites capture Atomicwraps.com Empire State title


first_imgAtomicwraps.com IMCA Empire State Series champion Brad Sites. (Photo courtesy of Brad Sites)MONROETON, Pa. ­– Brad Sites got a championship and a lesson out of his 2016 race season.Sites didn’t have any wins to show for his efforts but was consistent enough to top the point race for the Atomicwraps.com Empire State Series, finishing in the top five in five of 12 Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified tour outings.“I finished well but didn’t have any wins. Our goal is always to win races,” said Sites, from Monroeton, Pa., and younger brother of three-time series champion Eddie Sites. “I made some changes in setup that didn’t work and we didn’t realize the tire pressure gauge wasn’t working like it should until late in the season.”Sites brought four career tour wins into the season, including a pair in 2015. He had two second-place showings this year, both of them at Skyline Raceway Park.While he hit every series show, Sites wasn’t a weekly regular anywhere. He owns a seamless gutter business and spent a lot of time on a ladder after a tornado and accompanying hail storm that blew through Monroeton and Bradford County in July.Starts-12                                                    Wins-0                                                         Top Five Finishes-5 HIS CREW: Brother Eddie, father Eddie Sr., nephews Louden and Trap, and girlfriend Tonia Burgess.HIS SPONSORS: Sites Seamless Gutters of Monroeton; A-Jon Construction of Westchester; and Standing Stone Trucking of Wysox.last_img read more


The Latest: No fans for Saints home opener against Bucs


first_imgThis is Nashville SC’s first season in MLS. The team dropped its first two matches of the season before the league shut down on March 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic.___The Big East joined the growing list of conferences not playing sports in the fall. The conference announced that men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball and field hockey won’t be contested. Georgetown is the defending national champions in men’s soccer.Teams will still be allowed to practice and have team activities that are consistent with individual campus policies.Men’s and women’s basketball are not affected at this time and will be evaluated at a later point. Associated Press The Birmingham, Alabama-based conference’s Board of Directors cited health and safety of athletes and others on campus, mandatory participation protocols from the NCAA Board of Governors and the cancellation of Division II fall championships.The league said it would evaluation options for spring seasons in football, soccer and volleyball.___The Washington Football Team will at least begin the NFL season playing without fans in its stadium.The team formerly known as the Redskins says it plans to play home games at an empty FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, “out of an abundance of caution due to the rapidly changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.” The decision can be reevaluated if conditions improve throughout the course of the season. The conference’s Board of Athletic Administrators also agreed to reduce the number of NJAC games played by each team from 18 to 9 for both men and women.The conference members are Kean, Montclair State, New Jersey City University, Ramapo, Rowan, Rutgers-Newark, Rutgers-Camden, Stockton University, The College of New Jersey and William Paterson.___The Division II Gulf South Conference is postponing competition in football, basketball, soccer and volleyball until at least Jan. 1.The league noted that the NCAA has identified those as high-risk contact sports that are subject to significant testing requirements for all student-athletes and personnel. ___The Big South Conference has decided to delay its fall sports seasons with the hopes of playing in the spring. But it will allow football-playing members to schedule up to four nonconference games in the fall at their own discretion.Commissioner Kyle Kallander says the decision was made to protect student-athletes during the coronavirus pandemic. He says the league hopes to play conference football, men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball in conjunction with its spring sports and still crown champions in all 19 of its sports.___The Division III New Jersey Athletic Conference has decided the delay the start of conference play in basketball until Jan. 20 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Lauscha said the Saints “remain cautiously optimistic” that fans may be able to attend the Sept. 27 game vs. Green Bay.___Nashville SC is finally about to play its first game since March, with an assistant coach filling in as manager due to a late COVID-19 test result.Assistant coach Steve Guppy will be filling in for coach Gary Smith. Nashville announced Wednesday afternoon that Smith could not travel with the team because of COVID-19 testing results that eventually came up negative. The result was not available before the team left for Wednesday night’s game against FC Dallas in Texas.Nashville never competed in Major League Soccer’s MLS is Back tournament in Florida because nine players tested positive for the coronavirus. That forced Nashville to become the second team to withdraw, joining FC Dallas after that team had 10 players and a coach test positive. The Latest: No fans for Saints home opener against Bucscenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The New Orleans Saints have announced their opening game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Superdome will be held without fans because of unfavorable COVID-19 trends in Louisiana. The decision Wednesday evening means fans won’t have a chance to attend six-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady’s first game with his new club since leaving his only other team, the New England Patriots, for Tampa Bay.Saints President Dennis Lauscha says owner Gayle Benson’s “overriding directive and priority is the health and safety of our fans, our employees, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome staff and all of the coaches and players.”Lauscha says the club has been working with medical, health and safety professionals, state and local authorities, and the NFL to determine how and if the Superdome could safely host fans this season.The Saints and government officials concluded that at this time, regional and statewide trends regarding positive coronavirus cases do not meet health and safety standards the club established to host fans in the dome.New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell said decisions about Saints home games “will be guided by data, and until we get to where we need to be, we will have to support the Saints from the sidelines at home.” ___President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he has spoken with Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and LSU head coach Ed Orgeron about moving forward with the football season.Lawrence has helped spearhead the #WeWantToPlay movement. That’s a coalition of players calling on colleges not to cancel the upcoming season because of coronavirus concerns and give student-athletes greater say as it considers safety issues.Trump said Orgeron “feels his players just want to be out there.” The president said he’s hopeful that both college and high school football would be played in the fall. The Big Ten and Pac-12 said Tuesday they were postponing their football seasons. August 12, 2020 “This decision was not an easy one,” owner Dan Snyder said. “But after several discussions with federal, state and local officials – along with input from some of the nation’s foremost medical experts, based right here in the nation’s capital – we are confident that it is the right one.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more


Senators discuss transfer forgiveness, union support


first_img“I definitely saw a significant change in the rigor of my academics when I came from my old school … My transition was a little rough,” Chuang said.  A resolution aiming to ease the academic transition for transfer students was proposed during an Undergraduate Student Government meeting Tuesday. The resolution advocates extending the Freshman Forgiveness program to transfers. The program currently allows first-year students to retake up to three classes in which they received a grade of D+ or below.   Sen. Emily Johnson said that the testimonials from workers motivated her work on the resolution and emboldened her to educate other students through clipboarding campaigns.  Commitment to the pact encourages prioritization of academics and self- care practices such as using mental health resources at Engemann Student Health Center during the elections process.  McMorran hopes the resolution bolsters support for the union and encourages students to respect the workers at USC.  “These people are not invisible,” McMorran said. “They are here, we interact with them every day. “  One of the proposed changes limits slates to a maximum of three people. Slates involve multiple candidates running together on the same platform points. Assistant Director of Elections and Recruitment Julia Katcher said that since slates have a historic advantage during elections, reducing the number of people allowed on a slate campaign team will level the playing field.  Additionally, senators proposed a resolution declaring formalized support for the 800 housing and hospitality workers during their new contract negotiations. The resolution stated that “the workers represented by Unite Here! Local 11 deserve good-faith contract negotiations and support from the University community.”  Later during the meeting, the Election and Recruitment team presented changes to the 2020 USG Elections Code. The team incorporated feedback from senators in their proposal to change parts of the election process.  Sen. Angela Chuang, who transferred from George Washington University, was inspired by her difficulty adapting to the environment at USC to help author the resolution.  Chuang believes that extending the policy would be an important step in improving the transfer experience.  “I have heard several people talk about how it’s great that they get benefits, but that shouldn’t be a substitution for a livable wage, especially one that doesn’t keep pace with the increase of living in Los Angeles,” Johnson said. The resolution cited multiple studies on the “transfer shock” phenomenon, which theorizes that the change in academic environment for transfer students results in a GPA dip during their first semester at a new institution.  The team also changed the definition of a write-in candidate. Write-in candidates will need to be written on the ballot. Previously, write-in candidates names would be printed on the ballot and received many of the same privileges, such as USG advertising their platforms.  If passed, the resolution will allow transfer students to retake up to one course of any undergraduate level from their first semester at USC. It referenced data from a survey conducted by the USC Transfer Student Community that revealed 89.4% of the 565 respondents believed extending the forgiveness program “would help transfers if provided.”   In lieu of advice from senators, workshops administered by the Election and Recruitment team will provide insight for candidates on how to run a successful campaign.  Sen. Christopher McMorran said he appreciated the inclusion of the wellness pact in the proposed changes, saying that  running for office took a toll on his mental health. The wellness pact is a voluntary agreement candidates can sign that emphasizes “the importance of prioritizing the mental health and well-being of candidates during the stressful elections process,” the presentation read.  Other personal testimonials from transfer students who struggled during their transition to USC were also included in the resolution. One student said that struggling to raise their GPA after underperforming during their first semester at USC led to lower self-confidence and contributed to a harsher transition.  “It’s supposed to be designed to help alleviate students of that stress, knowing that they can possibly retake a class if they’re not doing well and, hopefully, focus efforts on what they need to,” Chuang said.  The changes also prohibit USG senators, executives and members of the marketing team from publicly endorsing candidates as well as counseling candidates during the race.  USG senators discussed resolutions regarding a potential Transfer Forgiveness policy and supporting union-protected USC staff during a meeting Tuesday. (Ally Wei | Daily Trojan)last_img read more