Corbran, Helpling to lead classes

first_imgOfficers for next year’s junior and senior class councils were named late Thursday night. Tricia Corbran will serve as senior class president and Lizzie Helpling will serve as junior class president. Due to a campaign violation in the Sophomore Class Council election, Judicial Council held the results until 10 a.m. today. Corbran’s ticket won 436 votes out of a total 693, or 70.7 percent of the votes, defeating one opposing ticket. Her council will include seniors Claire George, Daniel Klodor and Chris Champlin. Corbran said their plans for next year involve throwing large-scale events to strengthen class unity. “For next year we’re looking forward to involving everyone in the class … making sure everyone has a voice and making it really about the senior class,” Corbran said. “Our main goal is to really reduce the gap between Class Council and the class as a whole and also have a great year that we can all talk about for years to come,” she said. For Junior Class Council, Helpling’s ticket secured 71 percent of the votes, defeating one opposing ticket. The ticket received 436 votes out of a total 673. Helpling’s council will include Neal Ravindra, Jessica Puricelli and Greg Yungtum. “We’re so excited, we absolutely cannot wait to get to started,” Helpling said She said her council’s biggest goal is to integrate the student body more with student government. “We want students to know more what student government’s doing and feel they have a say in student government,” she said. “We [also] want to reach out to student groups on campus.” The Judicial Council found the Kevin Walsh, Martin Walsh, Jeanette Kim and Shannon Hogan ticket in the Sophomore Class Council election in violation of the Constitution because a member of the ticket posted a link to the polling site on the Notre Dame Class of 2015 Facebook group. The Constitution states that only Judicial Council may post a link to the polling site. As an appropriate sanction, the Election Committee decided the ticket’s Facebook page must be removed by 11:59 p.m. Thursday night and no new web page may be created for the ticket. The Election Committee also required that a member of the ticket post an apology to the Class of 2015’s Facebook page.last_img read more

Closing station would be detrimental

first_imgFarmers rely on the most up-to-date local weather information to make the best decisions on when to plant or make other decisions for their crops. Without that knowledge, they can lose money, says a University of Georgia economist.There are 79 Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network weather stations located across the state, from Dalton to Valdosta and Augusta to LaGrange. What if just one were closed?Two and a half years ago, economists with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental set out to find how closing just one of these stations would affect the state’s farmers. For the study, the researchers used the weather station located on the Stripling Irrigation Research Park in Camilla in southwest Georgia, the state’s row-crop farming belt.“We needed to use a station in an area where agriculture relies on irrigation and one that’s been online for several years so we could look back at historical data,” said CAES economist Jeff Mullen, who led the project. “Camilla was perfect because there are several neighboring weather stations that are relied on heavily by farmers.”Farmers’ profits loweredAccording to the study, closing the Camilla station could result in a loss of $290,000 to the cotton farmers in the area who rely on the station’s data for making planting and input decisions, such as when to fertilize or make pesticide or herbicide applications. The study focused only on planting dates and irrigation applications.Peanut farmers who rely on the station could lose $276,000, corn farmers could lose $215,000 and soybean farmers could lose $64,000. These figures are collective loses over the entire growing season.Weather data from your neighborhood“When it rains, you might get a television report that it rained in Tifton. But that doesn’t mean it rained in Americus, and the quantities of rain will be different,” he said. “The weather stations provide those more-refined details that farmers rely on.”To get the dollar values, the researchers first modeled how farmers use the information from the Camilla station. “Basically, we modeled what farmers would do with the best information available from Camilla,” Mullen said. “Then we modeled what farmers would do if the Camilla station wasn’t there and they had to rely on the next best alternative, one of several neighboring stations like the one in Arlington or in Tifton.”Second best is just thatThe UGA scientists were then able to uncover how using the “second best information” would affect the farmers’ profits, he said.“Individual weather stations generate information that coalesces into a network of information,” Mullen said. “In this way, they are able to provide more accurate information on a finer scale. This study shows how letting just one station go dark could affect farmers in that area.”Mullen is now studying how closing stations will affect fruit growers, like blueberry or peach farmers, who rely on frost forecasts generated by data from the Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network. To view data from the network, visit the Web site read more

Orchids of Asia Day Spa Patrons File Class Action Law Suit Against Authorities

first_imgAccording to a Monday court filing, at least 31 people were “indiscriminately and unnecessarily video recorded disrobed while receiving a lawful massage” at the Jupiter parlor. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution during separate visits to the spa and has denied engaging in illegal activity, pleaded not guilty, and requested a jury trial. More than two dozen patrons of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa have filed a class-action lawsuit against Florida authorities including the Jupiter Police, claiming their privacy was violated when they were videotaped receiving legitimate massages.last_img

Asus Adds ScreenPad to its 14inch ZenBook Pro

first_imgBERLIN — Asus’s 14-inch Zenbook Pro model is getting a more capable touchpad.At the IFA trade show in Berlin today (Aug. 30), the company took the wraps off a new Zenbook Pro 14 that comes equipped with the laptop maker’s new ScreenPad feature. That’s the touchpad Asus introduced earlier this year that also doubles as a 5.5-inch FHD display, with toolbars and icons appearing to give you easy access to relevant tasks.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 ScreenPad has its own dedicated apps, which include a calculator, music player, NumKey launcher and an app for syncing with smartphones. The ScreenPad also works with apps including Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint to offer adaptive controls.In theory, it’s similar to what Apple offers on its MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, though in the case of Asus’s ScreenPad, the contextually relevant controls are closer at hand.MORE: The Best Laptops for Business and ProductivityThere’s more than just a more powerful touchpad to this new 14-inch notebook aimed at mobile and creative professionals. Asus says it will run on the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor — the i7-8565U, specifically — augmented by up to 16GB of DDR4 memory. The ZenBook Pro 14 also includes up to a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD setup, while users who opt for HDD-equipped models will enjoy Intel Optane support for better responsiveness.As for graphics, the ZenBook Pro 14 features a discrete Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q GPU. Asus promises up to 12.5 hours of battery life.That 14-inch FHD display is surrounded by a 5.2mm bezel, giving the new ZenBook Pro a screen-to-body ratio of 86 percent. The all-aluminum case will be available in what Asus calls Deep Dive Blue and Rose Gold colors.The new laptop adopts Asus’ ErgoLift hinge, which tilts the keyboard to a more comfortable typing position. The ZenBook Pro 14 will support Amazon Alexa in addition to Windows Cortana, giving you a choice of digital assistants.Asus hadn’t revealed pricing or availability for this addition to its ZenBook Pro lineup, but we’ll update the article once that info is available. Best Asus Laptops and Chromebooks What’s in Asus’s Standard Warranty? Asus Tech Support Rating and Report Card What’s in Asus’s Standard Warranty? Asus Tech Support Rating and Report Card «« Previous Tip Compare Asus to Other Brands Asus Laptop Guide Asus Tech Support Rating and Report Card Compare Asus to Other Brands Best Asus Laptops and Chromebooks by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisementcenter_img More Tips Compare Asus to Other Brands Asus Laptop Guide What’s in Asus’s Standard Warranty? ✖ Best Asus Laptops and Chromebooks Next Article »» Compare Asus to Other Brands Next Tip »» Best Asus Laptops and Chromebooks Asus Tech Support Rating and Report Cardlast_img read more