New fundraising rules proposed for construction at UI, ISU, UNI

first_imgDES MOINES — Republican lawmakers are setting new financing requirements for construction on the public university campuses in Ames, Cedar Falls and Iowa City.Under the plan, the state will provide just 60 percent of the cost for building projects at the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. Officials at those universities will have to raise the remaining 40 percent of the cost from federal grants or private sources. Republican Representative Gary Mohr of Bettendorf, a retired college administrator, said the universities can ask their 50,000 graduates for more money“I’ve done this for 40 years,” Mohr said during House debate. “In this economy and in this world, you can raise 40 percent.”The University of Northern Iowa would be required to raise 20 percent of the construction costs from sources other than state tax dollars. Representative Mary Mascher, a Democrat from Iowa City, said it’ll be hard to raise private donations for some vital projects, like power plants and steam tunnels.“This has enormous ramifications to our universities in Iowa and I don’t understand why you would spring this on us at the last minute,” Mascher said.Lawmakers are hoping to complete the work of the 2019 legislative session by this weekend.The proposal on private fundraising for construction at the public universities is included in a budget bill that’s been approved by the Senate and the House, but senators must vote again on some adjustments House members made.last_img read more

Three new players named in All Blacks squad

first_imgHighlanders loose forward Shannon Frizell, Crusaders loose forward Jordan Taufua and Chiefs halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi are the three possible debutantes.Sam Whitelock captains the side in the absence of the injured Kieran Read.Also selected are Crusaders teammates Tim Perry, Richie Mo’unga and Jack Goodhue, who played non-Test matches on last year’s European tour and are yet to make their Test debuts.Meanwhile, making a welcome return to the All Blacks are 95-Test cap prop Owen Franks and Hurricanes outside back Nehe Milner-Skudder who both missed the back half of last year’s All Blacks season through injury.As well as the 33-man squad, two other players will assemble with the squad. Highlanders hooker Liam Coltman, will come in as paternity cover for Nathan Harris, whose partner is expecting a baby during the Series; while Blues loose forward Akira Ioane will assemble as well, with the All Blacks selectors wanting to take the opportunity to continue his development at international level.With Kieran Read injured, the All Blacks selectors have named 96-Test lock Sam Whitelock as captain for the series, with fullback Ben Smith and loose forward Sam Cane named as vice-captains. Whitelock has captained the team once before, against Wales in the last Test of 2017.As well as Read, other players not considered for selection due to injury were Asafo Aumua, Dane Coles, Kane Hames, Nepo Laulala, Atu Moli, Patrick Tuipulotu and Israel Dagg.All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen said: “I’d like to congratulate all those players selected for the Steinlager Series, especially the three new All Blacks.”It was a really tough squad to select, more so because there are some very talented players who have missed out, but I’m sure they will get their opportunity in the black jersey in the near future.”Hansen also congratulated Whitelock on his appointment as captain for the series.”He’s one half of the best locking combination in the world and one of the best players on and off the park. He has a cool head under pressure and the support of the players and management.”In saying that, we’re blessed with a number of other leaders in our group and the expectations are that they’ll continue to lead both on and off the park in their actions, and in doing so make Sam’s job that little bit easier.”In setting the scene for the All Blacks season, Hansen said: “2018 will be about consolidation for us.”We’ll look to continue to grow our player depth and expose more players to our environment and Test rugby, help them improve and enhance their game fundamentals, and in doing so, create consistent, ingrained habits that will hold up under the greatest of pressures, which is Test rugby.”Hansen described the French as “always a dangerous side”.”Whilst they’re at the end of their season, many of their players haven’t played a lot of rugby through injury, so they’ll be a lot fresher than they’d normally be, for this campaign. Our preparation will need to be both smart and bone-deep if we’re to combat this French team, who’ll come with a strong belief and commitment. As history tells us, we’d be very foolish and naïve to underestimate their abilities.”The squad is as follows: (with age, Super Rugby club, province and Test caps.)Forwards:HookersNathan Harris (26, Chiefs / Bay of Plenty, 11)Codie Taylor (27, Crusaders / Canterbury, 29)PropsOwen Franks (30, Crusaders / Canterbury, 95)Joe Moody (29, Crusaders /Canterbury, 31)Tim Perry (29, Crusaders / Tasman, uncapped)Jeffery Toomaga-Allen (27, Hurricanes / Wellington, 1)Ofa Tuungafasi (26, Blues / Auckland, 14)LocksScott Barrett (24, Crusaders / Taranaki, 16)Brodie Retallick (26, Chiefs / Hawke’s Bay, 68)Samuel Whitelock (29, Crusaders / Canterbury, 96) – CaptainLoose ForwardsSam Cane (26, Chiefs / Bay of Plenty, 53) – vice-captainVaea Fifita (25, Hurricanes / Wellington, 5)Shannon Frizell (24, Highlanders / Tasman, uncapped)Ardie Savea (24, Hurricanes / Wellington, 22)Liam Squire (27, Highlanders / Tasman, 15)Jordan Taufua (26, Crusaders / Tasman, uncapped)Luke Whitelock (27, Highlanders / Canterbury, 2)Backs:HalfbacksTJ Perenara (26, Hurricanes / Wellington, 42)Aaron Smith (29, Highlanders / Manawatu, 71)Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (23, Chiefs / Taranaki, uncapped)First five-eighthsBeauden Barrett (27, Hurricanes / Taranaki, 62)Damian McKenzie (23, Chiefs / Waikato, 12)Richie Mo’unga (24, Crusaders / Canterbury, uncapped)MidfieldersRyan Crotty (29, Crusaders / Canterbury, 32)Jack Goodhue (22, Crusaders / Northland, uncapped)Ngani Laumape (25, Hurricanes / Manawatu, 4)Anton Lienert-Brown (23, Chiefs / Waikato, 22)Sonny Bill Williams (32, Blues / Counties Manukau, 46)Outside backsJordie Barrett (21, Hurricanes / Taranaki, 2)Rieko Ioane (21, Blues / Auckland, 13)Nehe Milner-Skudder (27, Hurricanes / Manawatu, 11)Waisake Naholo (27, Highlanders /Taranaki, 18)Ben Smith (30, Highlanders /Otago, 64) – Vice-captainlast_img read more

Salah’s World Cup bid ends with a whimper

first_imgSalah returned to action for the first time in three weeks for his side’s do-or-die clash with hosts Russia in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday but was a pale imitation of the player who dazzled for Liverpool last season, scoring 44 goals.He did get on the scoresheet late on from the penalty spot in Saint Petersburg but it was too little, too late, with Russia already 3-0 up and steaming towards the last 16.The hosts and Uruguay, both in Group A, became the first two sides into the knockout round on Wednesday after the South Americans beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Rostov-on-Don.Salah carried his country to their first World Cup since 1990, scoring five of his side’s eight goals in the the third qualifying round.But Egyptian excitement that he was appearing on the biggest stage in club football last month turned to fear when he trudged off the field in tears after being hauled to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.Floored: Mohamed Salah never fully recovered from a shoulder injury in time for the World Cup © AFP / Sergei SUPINSKY“This is very bad for Mo, very bad for us, very bad for Egypt,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, minutes after seeing his side lose 3-1 in the Ukrainian capital.The Spanish captain quickly became a hate figure for furious Egyptian fans on social media, but there was no quick remedy for the damage Ramos inflicted.– Salah risk –Salah could only watch from the bench as Egypt conceded late to lose 1-0 to Uruguay in their opening game, leaving coach Hector Cuper little choice but to risk his best talent for the must-win game against Russia.He manfully tried to carry the expectations of a nation on one good shoulder but Stanislav Cherchesov’s men were in no mood to play the role of accommodating hosts.On the eve of the match, Cherchesov said he saw nothing wrong in Ramos’s challenge, insisting he only saw the Real skipper “holding the cup of the Champions League” at the end of an action-packed night in Kiev.One Russia fan even attended the game with Ramos’s name and number on the back of a Real shirt. After the game Cherchesov said his mission to stop Salah had been successful.“If he was not injured, it is very difficult to know what would have happened but we know the quality he has,” lamented Cuper, who admitted at the very least Salah’s match sharpness had been blunted.“He wasn’t in all the preparation with us and that cost him a little bit of his physical ability. He would have worked almost three weeks with us before the first game, with the same intensity as the rest of the team.”Salah, whose team still have a dead rubber to play against the Saudis, celebrated his 26th birthday on the day of the Uruguay defeat, meaning time is still on his side for him to return to the World Cup stage.But injury at the most inopportune time has soured the season that made him a worldwide phenomenon.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mohamed Salah’s Egypt will not progress from the group stages in Russia after two defeats © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSSAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 20 – Mohamed Salah’s World Cup campaign arguably ended when Egypt’s talisman tumbled to the turf in the Champions League final in Kiev on May 26.Uruguay administered the last rites on Wednesday but the Pharaohs already knew the writing was on the wall.last_img read more

Deaths up after earlier decline

first_imgAlthough the overall number of deaths increased, the rates for heart disease, stroke and cancer all declined. The death rate was 210 per 100,000 for heart disease; 184 for cancer; and 46.5 for stroke. The overall age-adjusted rate for all deaths in 2005 fell to 799 per 100,000 population, down from 801 per 100,000 in 2004. The 2005 rate was an all-time low, but the rate has been in a general decline for more 50 years, according to government data. The success against heart disease is at least partly due to better treatments, which overcame the impact of an aging, growing population, Thorpe said. But with total cancer deaths, there was no such offset in 2005. “That’s unfortunate news,” he said. “You continue to hope with earlier detection, diagnosis and treatment, we will pick these things up faster” and prevent deaths. But because a growing number of Americans lack health insurance, many may not be getting those services, Thorpe said. U.S. life expectancy inched up to 77.9 from the previous record, 77.8, recorded for 2004. The increase was more dramatic in contrast with 1995, when life expectancy was 75.8, and 1955, when it was 69.6. A final report will be released later, and the numbers may change a little. Last year, when releasing its preliminary death data for 2004, the government reported a 77.9 life expectancy. That figure later dropped to 77.8 in the final report. “If death rates from certain leading causes of death continue to decline, we should continue to see improvements in life expectancy,” said study co-author Hsiang-Ching Kung, in a prepared statement. Researchers also noted continued differences by race and sex. Life expectancy for whites in 2005 was 78.3, the same as in 2004. Black life expectancy rose from 73.1 in 2004 to 73.2 in 2005, but it was still nearly five years lower than the white figure. Life expectancy for women continues to be five years longer than for men, the report also found. The infant mortality rate remained roughly the same as in the previous year, about 6.9 per 1,000 live births. Also, there were 5 percent increases in the rates for Alzheimer’s disease, the No. 7 leading cause of death, and for Parkinson’s disease, which was No. 14. The United States continues to lag behind at least 40 other nations. Andorra, a tiny country in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain, has the longest life expectancy, at 83.5 years, according to a U.S. Census Bureau analysis of 2004 international data. It was followed by Japan, Macau (part of China), San Marino and Singapore.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ATLANTA – Deaths in the United States rose in 2005 after a sharp decline the year earlier, a disappointing reversal that suggests the 2004 number was a fluke. Cancer deaths were also up. U.S. health officials said they believe the drop in deaths seen earlier may have been due to 2004’s unusually mild flu season. Deaths from flu and lower-respiratory disease jumped in 2005. The new mortality information was released Wednesday in a report by the National Center for Health Statistics. It was a preliminary report, based on about 99 percent of the death records reported in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for 2005. Last year, statistics from 2004 showed U.S. deaths fell to 2,397,615. A decline of about 50,000 from 2003, it was the largest drop in deaths in nearly 70 years. Some experts saw it as a sign of the triumph of modern medicine. But the preliminary 2005 death count was up by more than 50,000 – to about 2,447,900 – and almost back to the 2003 level. “The best way to look at this is in five-year groupings, because every once in a while you are going to have an aberration,” said Ken Thorpe, an Emory University health policy professor. An unusually mild flu season in 2004 cut the flu death rate – deaths per 100,000 population – by 7 percent. And it likely had a ripple effect by not worsening the condition of frail patients who ultimately died of something else, government health scientists said. The 2005 flu season was closer to normal, and deaths from the virus rose by more than 3,000 from 2004. Deaths from chronic lower-respiratory diseases increased by nearly 9,000. Heart disease, the No. 1 cause of death, and stroke, No. 3, killed fewer people in 2005 than in 2004. But deaths from the No. 2 cause, cancer, rose to about 559,000 from 554,000, according to the report. last_img read more

‘Spend £250m and resort to lumping it to an ineffectual Fellaini!’ – Man United fans blast tactics in PSV draw

first_imgIf Manchester United are going to reach the Champions League knockout stages they’re going to have to do it the hard way.After a drab 0-0 draw at home to PSV, the Red Devils know they have to better the Dutch champions’ result against CSKA Moscow when they travel to Wolfsburg in two weeks.In need of a moment of inspiration, Louis van Gaal introduced Marouane Fellaini off the bench in the hopes of forcing a breakthrough.But it backfired, and United fans were quick to blast their manager and team’s performance on a frustrating night at Old Trafford.Some of the best reactions are below: Marouane Fellaini 1center_img [View the story “‘Spend £250m and resort to lumping it to an ineffectual Fellaini!’” on Storify]last_img

Croatia and Liverpool defender floors protester during World Cup final

first_imgCroatian centre-back Dejan Lovren pushed a pitch invader to the floor during his country’s World Cup final defeat to France.The game was briefly halted when four protesters ran onto the Luzhniki pitch in the 52nd minute. The band are known critics of Russian president Vladamir Putin. They demanded an end to illegal arrests at rallies and that all political prisoners are released.A statement from the group read: “NEWS FLASH! Just a few minutes ago four Pussy Riot members performed in the FIFA World Cup final match — ‘Policeman enters the Game’.“Today is 11 years since the death of the great Russian poet, Dmitriy Prigov. Prigov created an image of a policeman, a carrier of the heavenly nationhood, in the Russian culture.”All four protesters were dressed as members of security and were eventually dragged off the field by stewards and police. Lovren shouted at the protester Croatia were trailing 2-1 at that stage and the Liverpool defender was less than impressed with the untimely interruption.When a male protester approached him, apparently trying to get a high-five, Lovren shoved him to the ground and told him to get off the pitch.Russian punk rockers Pussy Riot have claimed responsibility for the incident. Lovren pushes the protester to the floor 2 2last_img read more

Police arrest Bright Stars at Lugogo

first_img Tags: bright stars fcpolice fcStarTimes Uganda Premier League Police (in Blue) now move into 7th on the tableStarTimes Uganda Premier LeaguePolice FC 1-0 Bright Stars FCStarTimes Stadium, LugogoWednesday, 12-12-2018LUGOGO – Simon Mbazira’s first half strike was enough to give Police FC a 1-0 victory over Bright Stars in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played Lugogo on Wednesday.His performance on the day, earned him a man of the Match award courtesy of Pilsner Lager and in process, took home Sh100,000.“We chased the ball right today, and I believe we were the better team that deserved to win, Mbazira briefly noted shortly after the game.The victory takes Police to seventh spot on the 16 team log with 17 points, displacing Kirinya Jinja. This is the fifth win for Abdullah Mubiru’s side this season. The Cops had already beaten up on Ndejje University, Nyamityobora, Tooro United and Mbarara City before victory over the Stars on Wednesday.Speaking after the game, Coach Mubiru noted: “We didn’t create many chances today, we didn’t keep the ball as well as we wanted but managed to defend well. It is a clean sheet for us and a big result.”How the game unfolded:Galiwango’s cross into the area was chest controlled by Juma Balinya before Mugume poked the ball in Mbaziira’s slot to unleash the trigger into the upper corner of Hamzah Muwonge’s goal posts in the 23rd minute for the only goal of the game.Two minutes to the half hour mark, Bright Stars’ captain Senkatuka was denied by goalkeeper Davis Mutebi through a well taken free-kick.Ronald Nyanzi had an attempt fly across goal in the 30th minute as Police fought to double the lead.Bright Stars’left winger Samuel Ssekitto had an in-swinging dangerous free-kick well handled by the busy and alert Mutebi as the first half neared its climax.Hassan Kalega nearly doubled Police’s lead on the stroke of half time but he missed the connection off Balinya’s delivery inside the goal area with the goalie Muwonge beaten at the near post.As the second half kicked off, there was a five minute injury break to allow Police goalkeeper Mutebi who lay down in pain following a knock.Desperate to pull off a positive result, Bright Stars technical team led by Fred Kajoba called for a double change. Mahad Kissekka and Jjunju paved way for the fresh legs of Alfred Onek and Henry Kiwanuka respectively in the 60th minute.Five minutes ahead, Police called for their first change, pacey left-footed winger Johnson Odongo replaced the largely effective Ashraf Mugume before towering forward Norman Ojik came in for the injured Ronald Nyanzi with 18 minutes left on the clock.Senkatuka was booked out of frustration inside the final quarter.Bright Stars’ last change of the evening witnessed Andrew Kaggwa take Samuel Sekitto’s place in the 75th minute.Substitute Kiwanuka combined with Juma Ssebaduka but the former’s shot towards the goal was a routine collection for goalkeeper Mutebi on 79 minutes.Ruben Kimera got cautioned as the minutes ticked towards the death point before he was pulled off for Shakur Makeera.Bright Stars had the final attempt towards goal, striker Brian Kayanja with a back headed effort off Faruku Katongole’s chipped free-kick.The effort did not yield any dividends before the game elapsed.This wasPolice’s 5th victory of the season, good enough to displace Kirinya-Jinja S.S out of 7thplace.Police, justl ike Kirinya-Jinja S.S both have 17 points (the former has a superior goal difference).Bright Stars lose their unbeaten run, remaining in third place with 20 points.Comments last_img read more

After 80 year gap, 103 year old Ruby goes back to the cinema!

first_imgA 103-year-old woman who visited her local cinema for the first time in more than 80 years told friends “Make sure you bring me to the sequel.”Ruby Druce was last at the cinema when she cycled there in the 1940s.But a combination of married life and working for more than 45 years in a local shirt factory in Co Donegal meant Ruby never got back to the silver screen. All that changed last weekend however, when Ruby’s niece Margo Butler decided to take her to see period drama Downton Abbey.Margo revealed “Ruby used to love the cinema but it must be 80 years she was last there. She used to cycle from her home in Castlefinn and across the border into Strabane in Co Tyrone.“She likes watching Downton Abbey on the television and I just happened to say to her that there was a film of it on in the cinema and she decided she’d like to go.”Owner of Century Complex in Letterkenny, Mark Doherty, heard about Ruby’s special occasion and put on a slap-up meal at the adjoining Backstage Bar and Grill. Margo, who used to work at Century Cinemas, said that Ruby was delighted to meet Mark whom she had heard so much about.“She was treated like royalty and she was so happy to meet Mark. He couldn’t do enough for her asking her if she wanted tea and anything else.“She didn’t bother ordering popcorn or sweets because we’d had such a lovely meal beforehand.“She really, really enjoyed the film and the whole occasion. She even asked us on the way out to let her know when the sequel is on so we can go again,” revealed Margo.However, Margo would have to be quick as bright-as-button Ruby’s diary is filling up fast. She turns 104 on December 31st and has already booked her party night out in another local venue.“She’s a great character. Sharp as a tack and she is so aware for her age. It’s up to the rest of us to keep up with her,” laughed niece Margo.Ruby with the one and only Mark Doherty from Century Complex.After 80 year gap, 103 year old Ruby goes back to the cinema! was last modified: October 3rd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:century complexMargo ButlerMark DohertyRuby Drucelast_img read more

Letter: I’m sure that it’s true that Toronto’s better than this

first_img Lett … I’m sure that it’s true thatToronto’s better than thisRe: “Apology to Warriors, fans for cheering Durant’s fall” (Letter to the editor, June 12):Thank you to letter-writer Rick Romain, in Toronto, who sent an apology on behalf of his fellow basketball fans for their unconscionable rudeness toward the great Kevin Durant.Rick says, “Toronto is better than this,” and I’m sure it’s true, just as we in the U.S. are better than somebody we supposedly “elected.”Related Articleslast_img

Forrester: Middle-Aged Developers Driving Cloud Computing

first_imgHow Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Tags:#Amazon#Azure#cloud#cloud developers#developers#enterprise IT#Open Source Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Matt Asay Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In other words, as with open source, these developers can’t be bothered with corporate bureaucracy. In an earlier Forrester survey, developers said the primary benefit of the cloud is that it’s the “Fastest way for me to get my project done and deployed.” This calls to mind Redmonk analyst Stephen O’Grady’s assertion that “Convenience trumps just about everything” when it comes to cloud adoption.A Race To Capture Middle-Aged Hearts And MindsAmazon was the first to spot this market, and is now the preferred  Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering for 71% of developers, according to Forrester, with Microsoft Azure (25%) and Google (23%) playing catch-up. Cloud developers overwhelmingly want IaaS because they want “deep platform access” to things like app servers, web servers, and databases, as Staten noted in his OSBC presentation.Again, cloud developers are not neophytes. They’re serious developers who understand core IT infrastructure but want the freedom to get work done without waiting on corporate procurement or legal policies to catch up.As such, the IaaS platform that best serves this need will win.Image courtesy of Jørund F Pedersen, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Enterprise IT keeps trying to shove the public cloud genie back into a private cloud bottle, but the majority of developers are having none of that, according to Forrester principal analyst James Staten (@staten7), speaking at the Open Business Conference (OSBC) on Tuesday in San Francisco. Interestingly, these cloud-savvy developers aren’t newbie troublemakers just getting started in enterprise IT, but instead skew older and more experienced. Perhaps with Twisted Sister cranking on their Walkmans, this rising breed of middle-aged cloud developer isn’t “gonna take it anymore.”Which, of course, is exactly how open source made its way in the enterprise.Open Source: Not So Young But Very RestlessBack in 2002, Boston Consulting Group surveyed (PDF) the open-source developer community to get a feel for the demographics of the movement. While early open-source development was thought to be marshalled by anarchists and free code-loving hippies, BCG’s study revealed that the open-source community was actually comprised of experience IT professionals with an average of 11 years of programming experience.And while the open source ranks weren’t filled with Baby Boomers, they also weren’t being pushed by Generation Y. The average age was 30 years old. While not exactly middle aged, it skewed much older than expected.This shouldn’t have been surprising. Often, those who have the most value to contribute are more experienced programmers. In addition, such programmers have also been working in enterprise IT long enough to recognize a better, more efficient way of developing software, and to have the job security needed to take a risk on coloring outside the lines of enterprise IT policies.Cloud As An Antidote To Corporate BureaucracyIt’s therefore not surprising to see cloud computing also driven by experienced developers, rather than newly minted graduates. According to Forrester’s Forrsights Developer Survey, Q1 2013, 71% of cloud developers have at least six years of programming experience, and some 11% have been writing code for over 20 years. These aren’t novices trying the cloud because it’s “cool.”Indeed, delving deeper into Forrester’s data, the primary reason developers turn to the cloud is speed of development:last_img read more