Faculty Council meeting held Sept. 1

first_imgAt its first meeting of the year on Sept. 1, the Faculty Council welcomed new members, reviewed history and policies, elected subcommittees for 2010-11, and discussed the work of the council in the new academic year.The council next meets on Sept. 15. The preliminary deadline for the Oct. 5 faculty meeting is Sept. 20 at 9:30 a.m.last_img

Tunnel still afloat

first_imgEUROTUNNEL’S efforts to drum up support from shareholders for the complex financial restructuring intended to make its £8·5bn debt more manageable were rewarded at an extraordinary general meeting on July 10 in Paris. After 6 h of debate, the resolutions needed to approve the restructuring were passed by a majority of 98%.Several groups of shareholders had threatened to vote against the plans, thereby risking a collapse of the whole Eurotunnel edifice. Among factors which persuaded the rebels to volte-face was an agreement in principle on July 1 by the French and British governments to extend Eurotunnel’s concession from 65 to ’at least 99 years’. Conditions attached to this were that the banks and shareholders endorsed the restructuring, that the governments shared profits with Eurotunnel after 2052, and that both sides should seek agreement ’on ways and means to increase railfreight traffic through the Channel Tunnel and beyond.’Eurotunnel must now secure the support of its 174 creditor banks. olast_img read more

… Real One Rates Lightweight Division Nigeria’s as Most Competitive

first_imgRilwan “Real One” Oladosu, West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, has proclaimed that the lightweight division is currently the most competitive and the best on the Nigerian boxing scene.Oladosu is due to fight Hammed “Ese Hammed” Ganiyu in a national lightweight bout challenge on Sunday.The flamboyant boxer explained that the division has the best groomed Nigerian boxers. “Today, the lightweight category has the best boxers. It has Joe Boy (Oto Joseph), Berinja (Tope Agboola), Hamzat (Mubarak), myself and of course, my next opponent at GOtv Boxing Night, Hameed. These guys might be my rivals, but they are all talented guys.The former national lightweight champion also expressed his desire to challenge for the African belt and dethrone his compatriot, Joe Boy.Two all-female bouts are also scheduled for the event, as Rodiat Ibrahim will square up against Rodiat Yusuf, while Adedeji Abiodun will take on Cynthia Ogunsemilore.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Zack Greinke leaves Dodgers for the birth of his first child

first_imgIndeed, Zack Greinke was calling to say he wouldn’t be at the ballpark Thursday. His wife, Emily, was about to deliver the couple’s first child. Since Emily Greinke is in Los Angeles, Zack probably wouldn’t be back in time to make his scheduled start Friday.This was wonderful news for the soon-to-be parents, not so wonderful for the Dodgers. Brandon Beachy had been lined up to start Saturday’s game against the Mets until he was optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday. Brett Anderson was lined up to start Sunday until he hurt his ankle.With one early-morning phone call, the Dodgers were suddenly down three starting pitchers for the next three days.Ian Thomas will start Friday instead. The left-hander was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City for the fourth time this season Tuesday. He will become the 13th different pitcher to start a game for the Dodgers this season.Thomas has a 7.20 earned-run average (five innings pitched, four earned runs) in two appearances for the Dodgers, both out of the bullpen. He pitched 24 1/3 innings in five starts at Triple-A, posting a 5.55 ERA. NEW YORK >> Don Mattingly’s phone rang ridiculously early Thursday morning, around 5 a.m.Not his cell phone, either — his house phone.“The house phone doesn’t hardly ever ring now, ever, either the one at home or the one on the road,” the Dodgers manager said. “House phones just don’t ring anymore. I forget that we had one at home. The only reason we have one is because the alarm has to be linked to something.”Odds were this was something fairly serious. It was not a false alarm. As for Greinke, “you never know what’s going to happen with Emily,” Mattingly said. “We’ll see where it goes. There’s the potential that he’ll possibly pitch this weekend. … Maybe he’ll get back for Saturday, maybe he’ll get back for Sunday. He may not get back for either one.”Greinke, who has a 43 2/3-inning scoreless streak, will be placed on paternity leave through the weekend, unless he comes back sooner. That will allow the Dodgers to call up a player from the minor leagues without sending anyone down.Anderson updateAnderson wouldn’t rule himself out for making his scheduled start Sunday after playing catch and doing a light workout at Citi Field before the game.“I was able to push off, balance on my back leg, make sure it was stable and I got it taped up,” he said. “I’ll go in tomorrow and throw my bullpen, go on, and they’ll tell me when they want me to pitch.”Anderson pitched just 2 2/3 innings Tuesday before leaving the game against the Washington Nationals. An MRI revealed inflammation in the sheath surrounding his left Achilles tendon, and he’s still wearing a walking boot away from the field as a precaution.Beachy could always come back and start Saturday’s game, though the organization would prefer he continue to get work at Triple-A. Should the Dodgers tap the Oklahoma City pipeline, veteran left-hander Eric Stults is scheduled to start Friday, followed by Zach Lee on Saturday and Joe Wieland on Sunday.Also …Chris Hatcher (oblique) is scheduled to make a rehab appearance for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday. Carlos Frias (back) is scheduled to make a rehab appearance for Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday. It will be the first minor-league rehab appearance for both pitchers. … Pitchers Josh Sborz and Philip Pfeifer, two of the Dodgers’ top five picks in the June draft, were assigned to rookie-level Ogden. … The Dodgers claimed three of the top 21 best-selling individual jerseys, based on sales from MLB.com between Opening Day and the All-Star Game. Clayton Kershaw ranked fourth, Adrian Gonzalez 20th and Yasiel Puig 21st.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more