The Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees have requested information on the endowments of the 56 universities with the highest endowments in the country, Bloomberg Business reported last week.With an endowment of $10.5 billion, Notre Dame remains among the wealthiest universities: Bloomberg lists the University’s endowment as the sixth-largest in the country.Vice President and Chief Investment Officer Scott Malpass said the inquiry was not unusual.“Congress from time to time in exercising its duties seeks information from various parties, both public and private, in order to better inform themselves on policy issues,” Malpass said in an email. “Notre Dame, like many other organizations around the country, often contributes to a better understanding of particular issues that are of interest to Congress.”The letter received by Harvard University president Drew Gilpin Faust obtained by the Chronicle of Higher Education included 13 questions related to endowment management, endowment spending and use, donations and conflicts of interest.Malpass said the University will supply the information sought in the letter by the two committees.“In this case, Congress is requesting information that relates to the development of tax policy, and we will assist fully in that discussion,” he said. “These are private inquiries by Congress so the content of any such responses are not made public.”Tags: Congress, Notre Dame endowment
George Morris II and Travon Burke will miss Syracuse’s 3:30 game against North Carolina State on Saturday due to upper-body injuries, SU Athletics announced in an injury report Thursday night.Morris, a redshirt freshman, has appeared in all five games for the Orange. He’s third on the team with 26 rushing attempts, totaling 114 yards on the ground and 20 in the air. Morris ripped off a 22-yard run against Wagner. He has also returned kicks in all five games, averaging 19 yards per return.Burke, a junior, made the team as a walk-on for 2011 preseason camp and switched from linebacker to running back early in camp. He saw time against Wagner, Tulane and Clemson.The report did not list any other players as doubtful, questionable or probable. Cornerback Brandon Reddish returns for Syracuse after missing the Clemson game on Saturday with a lower-body injury. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on October 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+
By Liz SheehanSEA BRIGHT-The Borough Council election on Nov. 8 might bring a history-making event to the town: the first time a husband and wife have served as members of the governing body at the same time.Linda Lamia, whose husband John, a Republican, has been on the council since 2014, is running as one of the two Independent candidates competing with two Republicans, incumbent Brian Kelly and newcomer Jennifer Walsh, for two three-year council terms on Nov. 8.Kelly, 48, the president of Sea Bright Solar, has lived in the town for 16 years and been a councilman for 11 years. He was a strong supporter of the $5.7 million bond issue approved by a large majority in a referendum last month to pay for the town’s share of the $13 million project to replace the firehouse, police headquarters and library which were lost in Super Storm Sandy, and the existing Borough Hall. He joined with fellow Republican Peggy Bills, who will not run in this election, and Democratic council members Charles Rooney III and Marc Leckstein, to gain support for the bond issue, going door-to-door to ask for votes. The bond issue had been blocked after being approved by the council, by a petition that required it be put on the ballot.Last week, Kelly cited other projects that the borough will be working on, including the downtown streetscape project that is scheduled to begin in November and flood controls measures.“I want the town to be as resistant to storms as possible,” he said. “I just want to rebuild the town as substantially and cost-effectively as possible.”Walsh, 34, an engineering manager at Medtronic, Eatontown, has been a borough resident for 11 years. In a statement in response to questions on why she is running for the council she said she looks forward to being a partner with Kelly “to ensure sustainable redevelopment and fiscal stability for the taxpayers.”She said that she has been actively involved in the town’s recovery since Sandy and was appointed by Mayor Dina Long and the council to serve on the Sea Bright Consolidation Committee.Walsh said her 12 years of experience in business development, project management, engineering, and finance and operations management give her the skills for fiscal responsibility and communications.Lamia, 60, an emergency room nurse, who has been a nurse for 40 years, and her husband have been full-time residents of the town since 2006.Lamia stressed the importance of communication by the governing body in her response to why she is running for the council. “Best decisions are made when the facts have been considered,” she said. “Open and honest communication is the right of constituents who work hard to pay the taxes that permit our government to function.”She said she would like to “enhance government transparency, communication and budget management.”Lamia said her background in nursing has given her experience that could “bring good things” to the town, as she has learned to listen.Sustainability is her special interest, she said.Kevin Birdsall, 45, a computer programmer and developer, is running as under the banner of Sea Bright Independent. He said, “I love this town and I want to see the town stay as it is…I don’t want it to change into a sleepy little hamlet.”He cited the proposed noise ordinance, which would limit noise levels after 10 p.m. as one of the things he doesn’t want to see in the borough. “It’s always been a fun shore town,” Birdsall said.“No one wants to be locked up,” he said.He said he supported the rebuilding of the facilities lost to Super Storm Sandy. The town has to come back by building stronger and higher, said Birdsall, who has lived in the borough since 2012.
MESA, Ariz. — When A’s shortstop Marcus Semien looks over to his left this season, it’ll be an unfamiliar site.For the past three seasons, Semien had grown accustomed to Jed Lowrie manning the right side of the A’s middle infield. But with Lowrie now a New York Met after a season in which both he and Semien were finalists for the Gold Glove at their positions, Semien will have a new double-play partner in Jurickson Profar.While the two have never played together, Semien is well aware of …
Even with generous dates of 10,000 years for the origin of farming, what were modern humans doing for tens of thousands of years or more?Take the latest date for the arrival of “modern humans” in Europe, some 43,000 years ago for Cro-Magnon Man. If farming did not begin till 13,000 years ago (the most generous date mentioned in an article on Science Now), what were modern humans doing for 30,000 years? That’s well over three times as long as “recorded history,” when humans of equal body and mind went from mud huts to the moon.Michael Balter, in his article on Science Now, “Farming was so Nice, It was Invented at Least Twice,” ignores that looming question. Instead, he focuses on archaeological sites along the Fertile Crescent (Israel, Iraq and Iran) that have been radiocarbon dated to 10,000 years, plus or minus a few thousand depending on the site. He begins,The invention of farming some 10,000 years ago set the stage for the rise of civilizations in the Near East. Yet archaeologists disagree about how it happened. Some say it arose in a single spot near the Mediterranean, and spread from there. Others argue it had multiple independent origins, a view that is getting new credence, thanks to findings from an early farming site in Iran.The multiple origin theory, though, makes the problem worse. It discounts the idea that farming was the dream of a lucky individual at one location who decided they could save a lot of work by planting and growing the plants they like. It means the idea hit several towns in widely separated areas independently. Why, then, didn’t fully modern humans ever get that idea tens of thousands of years earlier?The problem is exacerbated when including the members of the Homo genus prior to Cro-Magnon. Most paleoanthropologists concede that members of Homo (whether neanderthalensis, erectus, habilis or the like) used fire and made weapons, sailed boats, created art and musical instruments, understood semantic communication, and were for all practical purposes just like us before the Cro-Magnon arrived. If they could do all these other things, why didn’t any of them think of planting a crop or riding a horse throughout 1.9 million years?Some tribes in South America, when discovered before they had been influenced by Western culture, were planting their favorite crops as well as building villages. It seems to be a natural thing for humans to do: organize a society, plan ahead, and take control of the powers of nature. Yet Balter says, “Whether farming arose once or a hundred times, it happened first in the Fertile Crescent, a broad region stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran.” Did a genetic mutation turn hunter-gatherers into farmers? If they “invented” farming, did they do it by intelligent design?Regular readers know we’ve been driving this issue for a long time. The Science Now article provides another occasion to remind readers of the huge credibility gap in the evolutionary timeline. Look at how quickly people spread around the globe. Everywhere they went they built monuments with inscriptions and built cities. Some of their technology, whether of the Mayans, Egyptians, Stonehenge builders, Incas, still arouses awe.It’s the most natural thing in the world for humans to find ways to make life easier. If it rains, build a hut. If foot travel is too far, find an animal to ride (horse, elephant, camel). If a plant tastes good, plant it and grow lots of it. We shouldn’t presume that Neanderthals and the other mythical pre-humans evolutionists place in their mythical prehistory were any less capable of doing these things, considering what other technologies they employed.Biblical creationists have a clear advantage on this point. According to Genesis, humans were farming right after Eden. They were making musical instruments, forging metals, and raising livestock. They were using their God-given mental abilities to eke out an existence in a newly cursed world, finding ways to make it not so hard. Within Adam’s lifetime they were building cities. The Table of Nations in Genesis 10 provides a credible history of the spread of mankind after the Flood and after the confusion of tongues at Babel. It matches archaeological finds with remarkably accurate names, genealogies, and dates that can be checked (note: creationists question the accuracy of radiocarbon dates before the Flood). The creationary explanation is about real historical people using intelligent design with minds created in the image of God by the ultimate intelligent Designer, Yahweh-Elohim — the uncreated, eternal, all-wise Creator God. He is the Eyewitness. He has revealed what happened. Eyewitness testimony from someone who cannot lie is to be preferred over empty speculation by those who imagine humans emerging from bacteria by random processes.Evolutionary dates are inflated to force key observational data points into their predetermined old-age timeline. If science is to be directed by observations and logic, then let’s use the Guidebook from the One who knows everything and was there. It’s time to play hardball with the evolutionists in their own Fantasyland. Dunk an evolutionist into the credibility tank today, so everyone can tell they are all wet.OLD MAN DARWIN HAD A YARN1. Old Man Darwin had a yarn, D-O-D-O-Woe.And in that yarn he had no farm, D-O-D-O-Woe.With a spear tip here and a bone flute there,Here a pot, there a fire, everywhere a thought butIn that yarn he had no farm, D-O-D-O-Woe.2. Old Man Darwin had a yarn, D-O-D-O-Woe.And in that yarn he had no horse, D-O-D-O-Woe.With a nay nay here and a nay nay there,Here a nay, there a nay, nobody could ride a mare,In that yarn he had no horse, D-O-D-O-Woe.3. Old Man Darwin had a school, D-O-D-O-Woe.And in that school they had a rule, I-D, I-D, No!With a D-D here and an O-O there,Here a DO, there a DO, everywhere a DODO,In that school they had a rule, D-O-D-Or else!(Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The Gujarat High Court on Thursday handed over the investigation of the alleged fake encounter of Sadiq Jamal Mahetar to the CBI, in yet another setback to the state police.Sadiq was killed near the Galaxy Cinema in the Naroda area in Ahmedabad on January 13, 2003 by Ahmedabad Crime Branch officers led by D. G. Vanzara, who is already behind the bars in connection with the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.The police had claimed then that Jamal was a Lashkar-e-Tayyeba operative and had entered Gujarat with a mission to assassinate chief minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader L. K. Advani and VHP leader Pravin Togadia.However, question marks on the killing surfaced in 2003 itself with Mumbai- based journalist Ketan Tirodkar confessing before the special MCOCA Court that Sadiq was killed in a fake encounter. Ketan had also admitted that Mumbai police’s encounter specialist Daya Nayak had handed over Jamal to the Gujarat Police on the request of a politician from the state.Tirodkar had later told the media that Sadiq was handed over to a team of Gujarat Police, including D. G. Vanzara by Daya Nayak at the Borivali National Park on January 11, 2003, before he was killed.It is pertinent to note here that under D. G. Vanzara, the then chief of Ahmedabad crime branch, Gujarat Police, had killed as many as 20 people within a span of three years.The police have developed a signature style with almost all the victims falling to their bullets in the early hours of the day. The ” killer” cops also did not bother to recycle the motive attributed to their victims and maintained that almost every one of them from Sadiq to Sohrabuddin wanted to gun down the CM to avenge the 2002 Godhra riots.advertisement” The order for the CBI probe into Sadiq’s killing means justice for us,” Shabbir Jamal, brother of Sadiq said. ” We were hoping for justice and today’s order gave us just that,” he added.Shabbir said his family’s faith in the high court has been vindicated and now it trusts the CBI to deliver justice to them.Sadiq’s is the third case of an alleged fake encounter to be handed over to the CBI. While the state government had resisted the probe by the central agency and had suggested a special task force for the same, Justice M. R. Shah turned down the plea and handed it over to the CBI saying that since the involvement of senior police officials is suspected, the case calls for a probe by an independent agency.The court also turned down the state’s plea that a sevenyear delay in filing of the appeal by the brother of the deceased created issues of credibility, stating, ” crime never dies”. Welcoming the high court order, lawyer Dr. Mukul Sinha said: ” Now with the CBI probe into the investigation, the larger conspiracy behind the series of alleged fake encounters is likely to be busted.” Among other notable fake encounters by the Gujarat Police on the premise that the victims were hatching a conspiracy to kill Modi, is that of Ishrat Jahan.Jahan, a college student, was killed along with three other persons, near Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004.Vanzara, then head of the DCB, Gujarat Police, had alleged that the victims were Lashkar members and were planning to kill the Gujarat CM. A probe later found that it a was fake encounter.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
Luton manager Jones expects Justin to feature for Leicesterby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuton Town manager Graeme Jones expects James Justin to make his Leicester City debut in their Carabao Cup clash.Justin left Luton in the summer, signing a five-year-deal at the King Power Stadium having impressed last season, helping his side to Championship promotion and earning himself a spot in the League One team of the season. Jones said; “That was the sad part of the job for me, coming in when you’ve got two really dominant full-backs – I saw Jack Stacey play on Friday and you see what he brings to the show, James Justin exactly the same.”You come in and you haven’t got those players available, which is disappointing, but I think what everyone needs to remember is what he did for the football club, what both of them did.“But obviously James is coming back, how luck would have it.”I expect him to make his debut tonight for Leicester, so you’d think we will give him a warm reception and then make it as difficult as we can for him, so I look forward to seeing him. I am aware of what James Justin can do, he was regarded as possibly our best player here – he hasn’t played for Leicester yet, so it gives you an idea of the level.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Week two didn’t look like it’d be that crazy on paper, but after a roller coaster day of football, Notre Dame has a new quarterback, Auburn narrowly avoided a historic upset, Arkansas got embarrassed by a MAC school, and BYU won on ANOTHER Hail Mary. Those ridiculous events have really altered odds for the national championship. As ESPN’s Brett McMurphy points out, the Fighting Irish, Tigers, and Razorbacks all fell significantly.Biggest drops in @LVSuperBook title odds from last week: Notre Dame from 12-1 to 40-1, Auburn 15-1 to 30-1, Arkansas 40-1 to 100-1— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 14, 2015On the other hand, there are some big gainers as well.Biggest moves up in @LVSuperBook title odds from last week: Michigan State from 20-1 to 10-1, Ole Miss & UCLA both from 30-1 to 20-1— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 14, 2015Via VegasInsider.com, here are the 10 teams that currently have the best odds to win it all.Who are you betting on?[VegasInsider.com]
Sonebhadra: Retired IAS officer of Bihar cadre, Prabhat Misra, whose name is being linked to the land dispute that led to the Sonebhadra massacre, has denied charges of land grabbing and said that he had all papers to prove the legality of that land deal.The officer, now 86, is settled in Patna.He claimed that his father-in-law, Maheshwar Prasad Narain Sinha had formed Adarsh Sahkari Krishi Samiti, Ubha-Sapahi, in 1951 after purchasing 1,000 bigha land from Raja Burhar, Anand Bramhshah. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The land was purchased in the name of Sinha and his four family members.”There were 12 members of the society (including five of Sinha family), who collectively held 1,400 bigha of land, with the other seven having 400 bigha,” he said.Sinha was elder brother of former Uttar Pradesh Governor Chandeshwar Prasad Narain Singh (February 28, 1980 to March 31, 1985). Earlier, in 1949, then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had nominated Singh as India’s ambassador to Nepal. Sinha was also Socialist Party’s Rajya Sabha MP from April 3, 1952 to April 2, 1956. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHe denied reports that he was the one who formed the society, and said, “I got married to Sinha’s daughter Asha Sinha in 1959 when she was already a member of the society and sizeable part of land was under her name. “After the Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act, each of the society’s 12 members were left with 72 bigha land, including Asha and Sinha’s wife Parvati Devi. After Sinha’s death in 1978, his wife Parvati Devi was elected president of society by the members.” In 1985, Sinha’s wife died and as per her will, Misra’s daughter, Vinita Sharma, also got 72 bigha land. “In 2017, my wife Asha and daughter Vinita sold the 144 bigha land in Ubha and Sapai villages to Yagya Dutt Bhurtiya for Rs 50 lakh, which my wife donated to Shirdi Sai Shrine Board,” said the retired official.However, advocate Nityanand Dwiwedi, who is fighting the legal battle for Gond tribals dismissed the retired official’s claims and contested the legality of society itself as Sinha was a resident of Bihar.”Under Society Registration Act, he cannot register a society in Uttar Pradesh and moreover, if the society was made after purchase of land, there must be some document like sale deed and registration or ‘patta’ (document related to land ownership) of land, let them show it,” said the lawyer.Prabhat Misra said: “I have all the papers but now, since the case is being investigated by government, I am not willing to share them with media”.The official’s name has been cropping up in the land dispute following the Sonebhadra massacre in which 10 people were killed on July 17.Misra said that he was never posted in Mirzapur (before Sonebhadra was made a separate district) and hence allegations of his having used his clout to get the land were baseless.
Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: This summer’s offerings at Shakespeare in High Park are King Lear and Twelfth Night. And while the veteran actress Diane D’Aquila plays Fabiana in Twelfth Night, she’s getting more attention for her title role in King Lear – a crowning achievement, one might say. Not only that, unlike other actresses who played Lear as men or gender-blind, D’Aquila will portray him as a woman. The Globe and Mail spoke with her about High Park, female leaders and Lear in the age of Trump.You were in the first-ever production of Shakespeare in High Park, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 35 years ago, is that correct?It is. It was also Lucy Peacock’s first job out of the National Theatre School. She was just a puppy. There’s a picture of all us on site. We were so young. I’ve heard stories about the first season. The poison ivy, yes?It was fraught with problems. Yes, the poison ivy. It was not an easy birth. But it was hugely successful, which is why they’ve maintained it all these years since.All these years, without you. This is your first High Park production since 1983, is that right?READ MORE