Supreme Court surprise: Westlake winner in District 40

first_imgThe arguments centered on events in the village of Shungnak, where poll workers let all 50 voters cast ballots in both Democratic and Republican primary races in August, instead of requiring them to choose.The state admitted that was a mistake. But Assistant Attorney General Laura Fox, representing the Division of Elections, argued those votes should still count. Democratic primaries are open to anyone, so all the voters were eligible to participate, and it was only possible to vote once in this race, Fox said.“They all only got one vote in this race, and this is the only race that’s been challenged, and the only race that the court has to look at here,” Fox said.Nageak’s lawyers argued that if poll workers had followed the rules, at least a few of those voters would have chosen the Republican ballot and never voted in the Democratic primary at all —  possibly changing the outcome. Westlake won 47 of 50 votes in Shungnak, and he won the race over all by just 8 votes.Last week, the lower court agreed with Nageak and threw out 12 votes in Shungnak — and two in Kivalina — giving Nageak the win.The lower court based that number on testimony from former Alaska Republican Party chair Randy Ruedrich, who calculated the average number of voters who chose the Republican-only ballot in the last four elections.The Alaska Republican Party has supported Nageak’s challenge. Although he’s a Democrat, Nageak caucuses with the Republican majority in the state House.In its appeal, the state called Ruedrich’s calculation “nonsensical.” Fox pointed out that Ruedrich used raw numbers without adjusting for voter turn-out, and the state’s brief suggested he chose to include only those past elections that favored his conclusionThe justices seemed to agree.“Is that really a matter for expert testimony? It’s just math,” Justice Joel Bolger said to Nageak’s attorney, Stacey Stone.Bolger noted that Ruedrich’s math only included elections back to 2008, even though the attorney’s brief included numbers going back to 2006.“Is there anything in the record that shows why the 2006 results were neglected?” he asked.“No, your honor, the only reason those results were neglected is because of the speed at which this trial happened,” Stone replied.“But it only takes a moment to calculate these averages,” Bolger said.Meanwhile, Chief Justice Craig Stowers seemed troubled that nobody had actually asked anyone in Shungnak how they meant to vote. He said no amount of math could tell the court which ballots voters would have chosen, especially when there was a hotly contested race on the Democratic ballot, and not on the Republican one.“Could not these villagers, who knew a lot about these candidates, and were very interested in this particular election, have decided to choose all, or substantially all, of the ballots from the ADL?” he asked. The ADL ballot included the Democratic Party, Alaska Independence Party and Libertarian Party primaries.The five justices arrived at their decision within hours. In a two-paragraph order issued Wednesday afternoon, they reversed the lower court’s decision, upholding the original election results.Only Justice Daniel Winfree dissented, arguing the entire election should be voided and held again.Share this story: Alaska’s Energy Desk | North Slope | Northwest | Politics | State GovernmentSupreme Court surprise: Westlake winner in District 40October 12, 2016 by Rachel Waldholz, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:Members of the Alaska Supreme Court today reversed the lower court’s decision and reinstated Dean Westlake as the winner of the Democratic primary in House District 40. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz/Alaska’s Energy Desk)The Alaska Supreme Court is sending Dean Westlake to Juneau.In a decision late Wednesday afternoon, the court reinstated Westlake as the winner of the Democratic primary in House District 40, which covers the North Slope and Northwest Arctic.It reversed a lower court ruling last week which had tipped the election to the incumbent representative, Benjamin Nageak of Barrow.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2016/10/12NAGEAKPKG.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Reached by cell phone in Kotzebue just after the order was issued, Westlake said he was “absolutely ecstatic.”“When I got the news, I just had to go for a ride,” Westlake said, laughing. “I was sitting in my office, and I thought, this is wonderful, that people that go to vote understand that absolutely no one is going to take that right away from you.”Nageak could not immediately be reached.The Supreme Court heard arguments this morning in the disputed primary election.last_img read more

Alaska Attorney General started defending Juneau in a lawsuit. Then it changed its mind.

first_imgJuneau | Southeast | State Government | TourismAlaska Attorney General started defending Juneau in a lawsuit. Then it changed its mind.February 1, 2018 by Jacob Resneck, KTOO Share:Passengers walk a downtown Juneau dock where three cruise ships are tied up June 11, 2017. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The State of Alaska briefly – very briefly – appeared ready to help the City and Borough of Juneau defend itself in a federal lawsuit brought by the cruise ship industry.But state lawyers withdrew less than 24 hours later.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/02/01CRUISE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Alaska Attorney General’s office filed a 19-page brief in federal court defending Juneau’s fees on cruise ships and passengers.The state attorney followed up with a 4-page motion explaining why the state takes an interest in the case.It argued that the outcome of the lawsuit could impact the state’s own $5 per cruise ship passenger fee, which has survived past legal challenges from the industry.That was Jan. 30. The state pulled its briefs the next day and asked to be withdrawn from the case.Alaska Department of Law spokeswoman Cori Mills released a statement.“The Department of Law yesterday filed notice that it withdrew its motion to file an amicus brief,” Mills wrote Thursday. “The amicus brief was filed in error due to internal miscommunications. The state will continue to monitor  this case, but the state is not a party to the case nor does it directly implicate state statute.”She declined to elaborate further. But it directly contradicts the legal argument laid out by state attorneys in its original filings.Juneau city officials are reacting with caution to the state’s apparent change of heart.“We’re trying to figure what that means and we’re scratching our heads a little bit,” Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt said.He said the passenger fees in Juneau and other communities are similarly structured, and that means the lawsuit’s outcome in Juneau could set a wider precedent.“We’re defending our actions in the lawsuit and we think that our fees and Ketchikan’s fees and the state’s fees are legally similar,” Watt added. “And we’re waiting to see what their next step is.”At stake is millions in cruise ship passenger and port development fees on vessels that call in Juneau during the busy cruise season.In Juneau alone, that’s about $13 million when local and state fees are added together.That’s why Juneau has spent more than $600,000 in legal defense since the lawsuit was filed in 2016.In filings late last year, the cruise industry argued that the fees violated clauses of the U.S. Constitution that prohibit taxes on shipping. The case is headed to trial.Juneau City Attorney Amy Mead said the state’s on and off maneuver is puzzling.“I don’t know why it was withdrawn or what process hadn’t been followed or what they felt they needed to do,” she said Thursday.“I don’t know if perhaps they are thinking of re-filing it or if they’ve just made a decision that this is not a direction they want to go in,” Mead said. “But it won’t really impact on how we proceed in our defense.”Share this story:last_img read more

S&P prints best day in more than a year – New York Report

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ THE S&P 500 scored its best result since October 2013 yesterday, as the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment of the economy and said it would take a patient approach toward lifting interest rates.The rally, which followed a three-day losing streak, was also driven by a 4.2 per cent gain in the S&P energy index .The Fed gave a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year. The Fed statement came against a backdrop of solid domestic economic growth but trouble overseas.Fed chair Janet Yellen said it was not a major concern that some banks may be leveraged and exposed to oil price moves. US and Brent oil are down roughly 50 per cent since June.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 1.69 per cent, to 17,356.87, the S&P 500 gained 2.04 per cent, to 2,012.89 and the Nasdaq Composite climbed 2.12 per cent, to 4,644.31.Shares of Exxon Mobil jumped three per cent to $89.02. Energy shares have which has fallen sharply with the recent heavy selloff in oil prices.The low oil price also caused US consumer prices to the biggest drop in nearly six years in November.Shares of the Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, a closed-end mutual fund listed on Nasdaq, hit a seven-year high as President Barack Obama announced a move to normalise relations between the United States and Cuba. More From Our Partners Puffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL Express KCS Wednesday 17 December 2014 8:15 pm whatsapp S&P prints best day in more than a year – New York Report whatsapplast_img read more

‘Strong cost performance’ helps steer Maersk to another profitable quarter

first_imgBy Mike Wackett 19/08/2020 Maersk says it learned a lesson from the financial crash and will not resort to a market-share grab to fill its ships during the pandemic downturn.The company reported a net profit of $443m for the second quarter, which compares with a profit $154m for the same period of 2019.This was achieved by a favourable combination of higher freight rates, lower bunker costs and substantial savings from the blanking of more than 160 sailings.Maersk’s earnings improved at the ebitda level by an impressive 25%, to $1.7bn, despite the impact of Covid-19, which saw group revenue decline 6.5% to $9bn in the quarter. This was due to a liftings slump of 16% across its liner trades and a 14% fall in the number of containers handled at its terminals, .“I am pleased that, despite the headwinds, we continued our track record of improving earnings and free cash flow,” said CEO Soren Skou.“Our operating earnings improved by 25%, marking the eighth consecutive quarter with year-on-year improvements, driven by a strong cost performance across all our businesses, lower fuel prices and higher freight rates in Ocean and increased profitability in Logistics & Services.”Although Maersk’s liner volumes plunged by 16%, to 2.9m teu, in the quarter, revenue earned fell only 8.7%, to $6.6bn, as average freight rates increased by 4.5% to $1,915 per teu, driven by an 8.2% spike in rates on east-west trades.Latin America and intra-America trades were the most affected by Covid-19, with volumes contracting by 25% and 21% respectively, although Maersk’s average freight rate for north-south trades was still up by 5.2%.The carrier’s digital Maersk Spot product gained further momentum and now accounts for some 41% of its short-term or spot business.Maersk recorded a $265m gain from lower fuel costs and $151m in network savings as ships were temporarily taken out of service to mitigate the impact of lower demand.According to Mr Skou, the success of the aggressive blanking programmes across its networks represented a “structural change” that would be repeated should there be a second wave of the virus and further regional lockdowns.“Since it has worked so well for us, why should we change it?” he argued.“In 2009, during the financial crash, the thinking was that if you have a network you had to keep sailing regardless of cost.”Mr Skou explained that, with fewer strings a decade ago, it was difficult to withdraw capacity, but with consolidation, blanking sailings was less likely to disrupt customer supply chains.“Back in 2009 we went after market share, but the pandemic has strengthened our resolve and we want to focus on profitability and servicing our customers,” he said.Maersk’s gateway container terminals reported a 10% decrease in revenue, as box throughput declined by 14%, driven by the impact of Covid-19, but a “strong focus on cost measures” brought a “resilient performance” with an unchanged ebitda of $186m for the quarter.The group’s logistics business saw revenue on par with the previous year, despite a decline in volume, leading to an ebitda more than twice the level of the previous year, at $97m.After the suspension of its full-year guidance during the height of pandemic crisis in March, Maersk is now forecasting an ebitda of $6-7bn, above the $5.5bn guidance given before the virus outbreak.last_img read more

Round Up: Wins for Emo, Kilcruise, Ballyroan and Rosenallis in latest 1B action

first_img Twitter Round Up: Wins for Emo, Kilcruise, Ballyroan and Rosenallis in latest 1B action Community TAGSACFL Division 1B Twitter Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest Previous articleAnother win for St Joseph’s as they sweep through O’Dempsey’sNext articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, May 11, 2018 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Cormac Murphy and Eddie Reilly were on the scoreboard for Crettyard in the first half but Brian Fitzpatrick’s goal, coupled with points from Eoin Dunne, Glen Shaw, Joe Shelly, Ronan Murray and Jack Friel gave them a 1-8 to 0-5 lead at half time.Cormac Muphy kept plugging away for Crettyard but second half goals from Eoin Dunne and Donagh Callaly scored goals to seal a 12 point win.Elsewhere, Emo remained top of the table with a six point win over Arles-Killeen but Kilcruise remain just a point behind them after they were convincing winners over Mountmellick – in a repeat of last year’s senior relegation final.While the remaining game saw Ballyroan-Abbey defeat Killeshin by five points to move third in the table, two points back from Emo at the top and with a game in hand.Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1B Round 6Rosenallis 3-15 Crettyard 0-12Emo 2-10 Arles/Killeen 0-10Ballyroan Abbey 0-15 Killeshin 1-7Arles/Kilcruise 0-15 Mountmellick 1-3SEE ALSO – Well-known Laois man opens up about his incredible weight loss Nicknames We had a full round of fixtures in the ACFL Division 1B this evening.The two teams who started the evening in the relegation places, Rosenallis and Crettyard, went head to head where the former collected their first win of the season.Rosenallis, who were promoted to this Division last year, were winless from their first three games but goals from Eoin Dunne, Brian Fitzpatrick and Donagh Callaly led them to victory.center_img Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Home Sport GAA Round Up: Wins for Emo, Kilcruise, Ballyroan and Rosenallis in latest 1B… SportGAAGaelic Football Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad By Alan Hartnett – 10th May 2018 WhatsApp Community Facebooklast_img read more

Remember the Game: Laois ladies win thrilling All Ireland final in 2001

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Facebook Twitter News WhatsApp Pinterest Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival SEE ALSO – EXPLAINED: Government releases detailed roadmap to ‘reopen Ireland’s economy and society’ Twittercenter_img Home We Are Laois Remember the Game Remember the Game: Laois ladies win thrilling All Ireland final in 2001 We Are LaoisRemember the Game TAGS2001Laois Ladies Footballers Electric Picnic Remember the Game: Laois ladies win thrilling All Ireland final in 2001 Previous articleElectric Picnic headliners reschedule World Tour to 2021Next articlePat Critchley: Priceless memories from working on the bog LaoisToday Reporter 30 September 2001; Members of the Laois team stand for the National Anthem. Laois v Mayo, All Ireland Ladies Football Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE It’s a game, a day, an occasion that lives long in the memory.Two years before the Laois men’s senior football team claimed the 2003 Leinster football title, the ladies had their big day in Croke Park.On the last Sunday in September in 2001, the Laois ladies football team ended decades of pain when they finally got their hands on the Brendan Martin trophy.Laois had lost finals to Waterford, Kerry and Monaghan in previous years but finally got the job done when they edged out Mayo by a point, in an absolute thriller.The winning score came with the last kick of the game, a free from Mary Kirwan after the Mayo goalkeeper’s kickout didn’t go the required distance.Kathleen O’Reilly had got Laois’s first-half goal although Laois trailed 1-10 to 1-8 at the break in front of a crowd of over 21,000, then a record in Croke Park for an All Ireland ladies final.Mary Kirwan scored a crucial penalty for Laois in the second half, as well as the winning point as part of a 1-7 tally.It was a cruel way to lose a game but Laois had known more than their fair share of heartache.“For Laois it’s a sweet, sweet victory,” wrote Brian Keyes in the Leinster Express that week. “After years of disappointment, what a way to claim the title.”“I am the happiest woman in Ireland,” said the long-serving Sue Ramsbottom after the game as she finally got her hands on an All Ireland medal after six previous final losses.“If a woman won the lotto last night, she couldn’t be happier than I am today. Never say never until the whistle goes.”It was a gruelling game, one that saw Claire Casey go off injured requiring 13 stitches. Another experienced player, Mary Casey, missed the game because of injury.For the likes of Ramsbottom, goalkeeper Theresa Swayne, Mary Kehoe and the now-deceased Lulu Carroll, it was the end of a long road.For Aileen O’Loughlin, captain Angela Casey, Tracey Lawlor, Gemma O’Connor and Grace Weston it was the early days of their inter-county career.While Laois won a number of Leinster titles after that 2001 All Ireland final triumph, they never got back to another All Ireland final and haven’t played in Croke Park since.The Sportsfile photos from 2001 are a wonderful snapshot of an incredible day.The Laois team that day was: Theresa Swayne; Patricia Fogarty, Anna Connolly, Margaret Phelan-Mulhall; Angela Casey, Claire Casey, Grainne Dunne; Linda Brennan, Kathleen O’Reilly; Sue Ramsbottom, Tracey Lawlor, Aileen O’Loughlin; Mary Kehoe, Lulu Carroll, Mary Kirwan. Subs: Grace Weston, Ciara O’Loughlin, Gemma O’Connor. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By LaoisToday Reporter – 2nd May 2020 Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

CSA puts focus on cybersecurity

first_imgNew York boosts cybersecurity ESMA launches digital finance consultation The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is stepping up its efforts to bolster cybersecurity in Canada’s capital markets with targeted compliance reviews, an examination of issuer disclosure to ensure it’s adequate, and plans for roundtable sessions with market participants to discuss emerging cyber threats. Keywords CybersecurityCompanies Canadian Securities Administrators OSFI seeks to step up sector’s cyber resilience The CSA published a staff notice on Tuesday that says the cybersecurity landscape has “evolved considerably in recent years,” with more frequent attacks that are, in turn, becoming more complex and costly for the industry. “With advancing technology, cyber adversaries are becoming more sophisticated and the potential for damage is ever increasing,” the CSA’s notice says. “The number of entities experiencing financial losses, intellectual property theft, reputational damage, fraud, and legal exposure is rising.” Regulators have been collecting data on firms’ cybersecurity practices and training efforts and they intend to delve further into the subject in the months ahead, the notice states: “A more targeted desk review is planned for the remainder of 2016, which will assess in more detail the areas discussed in regular compliance reviews.” The regulators are also planning to examine the disclosure of a sample of larger issuers, which, they say, will generate futurerecommendations from the regulators in this area. In addition, the CSA is also planning roundtable sessions in the months ahead to “discuss cybersecurity issues and risks, regulatory expectations and the need for co-ordination.” In these meetings, the regulators aim to examine emerging risks, to “promote an open dialogue” between the industry and cyber security experts and to explore opportunities to improve collaboration and communication, among other things, the CSA’s notice indicates. For securities dealers, the notice also highlights the efforts of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) in setting out their expectations in terms of ensuring cyber security. “It is crucial for us to improve collaboration and communication on cybersecurity issues with market participants,” says Louis Morisset, the CSA’s chairman and president and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers. “We want to ensure they are aware of the challenges, have a sufficient level of preparedness, and are as resilient as possible against cyber risks.” Photo copyright: rabbit75123/123RF Related news James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media As investors go online, criminals followlast_img read more

COVID-19 Vaccinations ready to begin in Tasmania’s North and North West

first_imgCOVID-19 Vaccinations ready to begin in Tasmania’s North and North West Sarah Courtney,Minister for HealthThe Tasmanian Liberal Government’s number one priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of all Tasmanians.The rollout of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program reaches a very important milestone tomorrow, with vaccinations set to start at the Launceston General Hospital and the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie. Both clinics expect to conduct approximately 1170 vaccinations each in the first week of operation.Today I was very pleased to talk to staff here at the LGH, and see the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic set up and ready to go.This is great news for our State and another important marker in our fight against the virus that has impacted everyone over this past year.The COVID-19 Vaccination Program is progressing smoothly and from today, Tasmania’s Pfizer vaccination supply into the state will increase.Our aim is to have Tasmania’s priority groups fully vaccinated by mid-April, and we remain on-track to meet that target.All vaccinations as part of the LGH and NWRH Pfizer roll-out will be by appointment only, with people eligible to receive a vaccination as part of Phase 1A to be contacted by Public Health.This has been a momentous task and I would like to thank all the incredible staff here at the LGH and at the NWRH who have been working tirelessly to have these new clinics ready to ensure the vaccine can be rolled out as quickly as possible.Last week we also took delivery of our first batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine, meaning we have been able to bring forward the start of the second phase of the rollout.Phase 1B will include Tasmanians aged 70 and over; our remaining health care workers; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 55 and over; adults with underlying medical conditions; and critical and high-risk workers.Our advice to Tasmanians in these categories is there is no need for you to do anything right now; public announcements will be made next week about how you will be able to book your appointments.It’s also important to know that your vaccination appointment will be free whether it’s done at your GP, a GP respiratory clinic or a Government Community Clinic.The vaccine will help us return to a more normal way of life, but it won’t be a silver bullet. We need to continue our COVID safe practices such as ensuring our hand hygiene, physical distancing and check-in processes.If you have even the slightest symptoms please do not hesitate to get a COVID test. To book a test please contact the Public Health hotline on 1800 671 738. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, AusPol, Australia, Burnie, community, Government, health, hospital, Launceston, Minister, operation, Pfizer, public health, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, vaccination, wellbeinglast_img read more

Elementary School Teachers Try Engineering To Integrate Math, Science In Classrooms

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Elementary school teachers looking for ways to integrate math and science concepts in their classrooms will build pencil rockets and experiment with slingshot-propelled cars at a workshop sponsored by CU-Boulder’s Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory July 16 through July 19. The “Kinetics for Kids” workshop introduces engineering to kindergarten through fifth-grade teachers from around Colorado through fun, hands-on activities that teachers can use in their own classrooms with a minimum of expense. “One of the things teachers need and want for their classes is the application of more math and science, and engineering integrates those concepts in a real-world context,” said Jackie Sullivan, co-director of the ITL Laboratory and Program. Workshop activities will focus on the theory and mathematics of motion-phenomena that are seen everyday in real life and are the basis of many engineering disciplines. For example, Newton’s Second Law (force equals mass times acceleration) will be demonstrated using wooden cars that are propelled by a slingshot made with rubber bands and string. Teachers also will build rockets that can launch a pencil 75 feet in the air to demonstrate Newton’s Third Law, that for every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction. Sixteen teachers from Montrose, Grand Junction and Boulder Valley schools are slated to participate in the four-day workshop led by mechanical engineering professor Jean Hertzberg. The kinetics workshop has been offered previously to middle-school students and teachers, but this is the first year it has been targeted toward elementary school teachers. “The kinetics workshop has been a hit with middle-school teachers, but we found that the background of elementary school teachers is so different that it warrants a different workshop,” said Janet deGrazia, ITL outreach director. Reaching students early enough to nurture their interest in math, science, engineering and technology, and encouraging them to continue studying these subjects, is a central goal of the ITL’s K-12 outreach program. The program, which offers a variety of hands-on classes for K-12 students and teachers, is supported by grants from several public and private sources. They include the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy – Rocky Flats, IBM Corp., Xcel Energy Foundation, the Colorado Institute of Technology, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau and the CU-Boulder Outreach Committee. For more information on ITL outreach programs, call (303) 492-5230 or visit http://itll.colorado.edu Published: July 11, 2001 last_img read more

Inside Information: Making It To The Top In Sports Reporting And Public Relations

first_img Published: March 11, 2002 Top sports reporters and a photographer will share the secrets of success in the highly competitive world of sports reporting and sports information on March 20th at 6 p.m. in the Eaton Humanities Building, room 150, at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The panel presentation, “Getting to the Big Time in Sports Reporting: Covering the Olympics and Handling the PR Behind the Scenes” will be moderated by Doug Looney, former senior writer for Sports Illustrated. Scheduled panelists include Rich Clarkson, former Sports Illustrated and National Geographic photographer, now president of Rich Clarkson and Associates, contractors with the NCAA, Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos; B. J. Hoeptner Evans, USA Triathlon communications and media relations director; Mark Koebrich, anchor/consumer reporter, KUSA-TV Channel 9; John Meyer, skiing and Olympics beat writer for The Denver Post; Vicki Michaelis, lead Olympic writer for USA Today; and Mike Moran, managing director, Media & Public Relations, U.S. Olympics Committee. The presentation is sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. A reception will follow. The School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers small classes with accomplished professionals and renowned scholars, providing undergraduate and graduate students a solid foundation in modern workplace skills and pioneering research. For more information on programs and degrees, call (303) 492-5007 or visit the Web site at http://www.colorado.edu/Journalism. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more