The 9 Best Moments of the Golden Globes, as Told in…

first_imgAwards WatchCelebrityThe 9 Best Moments of the Golden Globes, as Told in GIFs, Tweets, and VinesBy Marielle Wakim and Julia Herbst – January 10, 2016797ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItTonight’s Golden Globe awards were equal parts Trainwreck and Joy (see what we did there?). Despite technical difficulties and the tiresome bleepage of what we can only assume was hilarious yet profane commentary, there were some standout moments. Without further delay, we present a recap of the evening in GIFs, tweets, and Vines.Rachel Bloom puts the “Crazy” in Crazy Ex GirlfriendBy which we mean crazy-awesome.Andy Samberg Presents an Alternate (Read: More Interesting) Golden Globes RealitySomeone remind us why he wasn’t hosting the show…?America Ferrera and Eva Longoria call Hollywood Out on Its RacismDon’t mess with our L.A. Woman of the Year—or her friends.…And so Does Jamie FoxxFirst he skewered the HFPA for snubbing Straight Outta Compton, then he called out Quentin Tarantino for describing the Industry’s pool of movie composers as a “ghetto.”Lady Gaga Bumps Into Leonardo DiCaprio on Her Way to the StageThe Best Actor winner responded with a side eye to rival Sophia Loren.Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence Test Out Their Future Comedy ActIt was an admirable first attempt, but they could use a lesson or two from Tina and Amy.Denzel Washington Forgets His Glasses…and Also His SpeechLuckily his wife had his back (but not his glasses).Aziz Ansari Loses to Jeffrey Tambor, Who Loses to Gael García BernalOn the bright side, Ansari displayed some spectacular prop work.Taraji P. Henson Hands out Cookies and Tells the Golden Globes Music Guy to Back OffSeriously, don’t mess with Cookie Lyon. TAGSGolden Globes 2016EmpireDenzel WashingtonJennifer LawrenceCrazy Ex-GirlfriendAziz AnsariAndy SambergAmy SchumerLady GagaRachel BloomLeonardo DiCaprioTaraji P. HensonPrevious articleGallery 1988’s New Exhibitions Pay Homage to Zoolander and to Weird KidsNext articleRyan Condal, Sarah Wayne Callies, and Josh Holloway Talk Colony and Turning L.A. Into an Extraterrestrial OutpostMarielle Wakim RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORAll Good Things Must End, Including Crazy Ex-GirlfriendIt Sure Looks Like Amy Schumer’s Stomach Has Been Retouched in the Trailer for Her New MovieAll of the Best Moments from the 2017 Golden Globeslast_img read more

Danny Alexander sparks backlash after presenting alternative Lib Dem budget

first_img whatsapp Thursday 19 March 2015 9:55 pm Danny Alexander sparked a furious backlash from Labour and the Conservatives yesterday after presenting a so-called alternative budget just a day after being a key figure in the real thing.Appearing outside the Treasury with a yellow budget box, the chief secretary to the Treasury then laid out alternative spending plans, based on a department document, and outlined new laws on tax evasion in the House of Commons. Alexander’s appearance was not seen by many of his fellow Lib Dem MPs, though, many of whom did not turn up to show their support. Nick Clegg, the party leader, even departed during the statement. Few Lib Dem MPs turned up to support Alexander Labour and Tory MPs who were there were highly critical. Labour’s shadow chief secretary Chris Leslie branded the statement “a farce”. Backbench Tory MP Adam Afriyie said it was “the Westminster bubble at its absolute worst.” A Lib Dem spokesman responded: “It’s nonsense. Danny doing such a statement reflects one of the realities of coalition government. When the parties in coalition have very different views it’s only sensible that they are reflected by the mechanism of government. The fact is that the whole political establishment is still struggling to adapt to the new political landscape.”  Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp Danny Alexander sparks backlash after presenting alternative Lib Dem budget by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.comTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBallSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Express KCS Tags: Budget 2016last_img read more

News / Return to index-linked contracts an idea gaining traction with BCOs and forwarders

first_img It’s time for the liner industry to ditch the flawed fixed tender process where “someone always loses” and revisit index-linked contracts.In a webinar yesterday to reveal results of a survey of 80 senior executives, consisting of forwarders, BCOs and carriers, Freightos founder and chief executive Zvi Schreiber said there was considerable “frustration” with the traditional time-consuming method of tendering – not only from shippers, but also from carriers.As a commodity, container shipping prices are more volatile than others, such as bulk cargo, with very severe fluctuations around seasonal demand highs and lows.He said: “The industry’s pricing volatility means that at any given time either carriers or shippers have a strong incentive to break fixed contracts.”And, in the tender process, carriers know that “if they guess too high they won’t win contracts, but if they guess too low the contracts won’t be profitable”, he added.He explained that with the contract process as it is, if spot rates decline, BCOs lose, and if they end up higher, carriers lose – “someone always loses”, he said.And if an NVOCC is relying solely on the spot market, its position can be particularly precarious given that NVOCCs would generally sell at a fixed price to their customers and any spike in spot rates could be disastrous.Some 75% of responding logistics providers said they had “renegotiated or deviated from BCO contracts to guarantee that customer shipments make it on the right sailing”.And 28% of BCOs complained that their provider had attempted to renegotiate their contract during peak season, notwithstanding that they had complied fully with the terms of minimum/maximum quantities.“During peak season, there’s a scramble to shore up profitability, frequently at the expense of contractual commitments, to the extent of burning relationships,” said Mr Schreiber. “That runs against the more customer-centric path that forwarders and carriers spend much of their time advocating.”Calling for the container shipping industry to take a fresh look at index-linking, Mr Schreiber said: “The logistics industry is in the midst of a massive transformation across online sales, digital customer connectivity, backend process automation, enhanced shipment tracking and more… index-linking as a concept is gaining steam with both BCOs and forwarders.”Indeed, 57% of survey respondents said it was “more likely than not” that they would be using index-linked instead of fixed contracts in five years’ time.Mr Schreiber argued that the industry should not resign itself to “force-fitting fixed prices into BCO contracts”.“Things break when they don’t fit, whether it’s bottom lines or customer relationships. This is a risk no one should be willing to take,” said Mr Schreiber.Nevertheless, ocean carriers have in the past shown the greatest reluctance to sign up to the use indices and their potential for creating derivatives, with previous attempts to persuade shipping lines largely falling on deaf ears.But Mr Schreiber said: “To a certain extent they fell over due to the fact that there was not a reliable index available at that time.”Freightos, in cooperation with the London Baltic Exchange, launched its FBX Global Container Index (FBX) last year, recording weekly spot rates for 40ft containers on the weighted average across 12 main shipping lanes, based, it is claimed, on 12-18 million data price points collected each week. By Mike Wackett 18/04/2019 ID 33214677 © Flynt | Dreamstime.comlast_img read more

UK Government powers up electric vehicle revolution with £20 million chargepoints boost

first_imgUK Government powers up electric vehicle revolution with £20 million chargepoints boost streets up and down the country set for more electric vehicle chargepoints thanks to multimillion-pound government investmentTransport Secretary urges local councils to take advantage of the scheme as more drivers make the switch to electricfunding could double the number of on-street chargepoints government is supporting to nearly 8,000Local authorities are being urged to take advantage of a £20 million cash injection to boost the number of on-street electric vehicle chargepoints in towns and cities across the UK.In a letter to councils across Britain, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today (2 February 2021) announced that funding for the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme (ORCS) will continue into 2021/22, allowing residents without private parking to reliably charge their vehicle.Since its inception in 2017, more than 140 local authority projects have benefitted from the scheme, which has supported applications for nearly 4,000 chargepoints across the UK. This funding boost could double that, adding nearly 4000 more chargepoints in our towns and cities, tackling poor air quality and supporting economic growth as we build back greener from the pandemic.Local councils play an essential role in providing electric vehicle infrastructure and so in partnership with Energy Saving Trust, the Department for Transport is welcoming applications from councils which are yet to apply for funding, as well as those that have already benefitted.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:From Cumbria to Cornwall, drivers across the country should benefit from the electric vehicle revolution we’re seeing right now.With a world-leading charging network, we’re making it easier for more people to switch to electric vehicles, creating healthier neighbourhoods and cleaning up our air as we build back greener.The UK is already a global frontrunner in the shift to electric vehicles. The Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan set out that we will accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, which could create 40,000 extra jobs by 2030, and transforming our national infrastructure to better support electric vehicles, backed by a total of £2.8 billion and supporting around 169,000 jobs. Of this funding, £1.3 billion is set to be invested in charging infrastructure over the next 4 years.Nick Harvey, senior programme manager at Energy Saving Trust, said:The confirmation of £20 million of funding for the ORCS in 2021/22 is great news. This funding will allow local authorities to install convenient and cost-effective electric vehicle charging infrastructure for those who rely on on-street parking. This helps to support the fair transition to the increased adoption of low carbon transport.We’re therefore encouraging local authorities to access this funding as part of their plans to decarbonise transport and improve local air quality. /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:air quality, Britain, Electric, electric vehicle, Government, Harvey, infrastructure, Investment, local council, Minister, Prime Minister, Secretary, Transport, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Southport Yacht Club to host new superyacht berthing simulations

first_imgSouthport Yacht Club to host new superyacht berthing simulations Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning The Honourable Dr Steven MilesThe next generation of superyachts of up to 130 metres will be one step closer to berthing at the Southport Yacht Club thanks to advanced simulation technology.Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles opened Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show today and announced the superyacht simulation technology, an approximately $65,485 investment.“We have contributed $19,000 towards high-tech computer simulations to ensure the safety of large vessels on their way to the new superyacht facility at the Southport Yacht Club.“These simulations will be a state-of-the-art run-through to show exactly how vessels of up to 130 metres will move through the Southport Spit.“This follows our initial investment of $2.87 million to develop Australia’s largest superyacht berthing facility on the Gold Coast.“As the world opens up after COVID-19, we want more superyachts enjoying the Queensland coastline but it is important to ensure the safety of crews and passengers as they pass through our waterways.“Queensland has had a strong health response, so we’re getting on with our plan for the state’s economic recovery.”Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said Gold Coast City Council was investing $20,000 in the project.“I’m delighted to see further investment in our emerging superyacht industry.“The entire east coast offers so much to these high-value visitors so it’s important we do everything we can to promote our port as a must-visit destination.”Southport Yacht Club (SYC) General Manager Brett James said the club was pleased to partner with the Queensland Government and Gold Coast City Council on securing access to this vital technology.“Maritime Safety Queensland currently allows berthing of up to an 85-metre vessel, so these simulations will help to determine if the maximum length of vessel that could safely berth at the SYC could be increased to 130 metres,” Mr James said.Mr Miles said the Queensland Government is also financially contributing to a series of nine videos being developed by Superyacht Australia.“These videos will put Queensland’s premier sailing destinations and infrastructure hubs on the world stage,” he said.“Queensland has some of the best coastlines in the world, so it makes sense to broadcast that.”Mr Miles said it’s been an impressive week for the marine industry on the Gold Coast.“I was fortunate to also open and attend the Australian Superyacht, Marine Export and Commercial Marine Industry (ASMEX) 2021 conference this week,” he said.“It’s clear Queensland is leading the nation in tapping into the superyacht sector, which is predicted to expand to $1.1 billion and nearly 8000 jobs by the end of this year.“Our goal since we announced the five-year Queensland Superyacht Strategy in 2018 has been to position the state as the place to invest in this industry.“Fast forward to 2021, Queensland’s low rates of COVID-19 has enhanced the state’s global reputation as a safe place to do business.” /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:Australia, Australian, business, conference, covid-19, Gold Coast, Government, industry, infrastructure, Investment, maritime, miles, Minister, QLD, Queensland, simulation, technologylast_img read more

Commission on Aging reports to County Council on seventh year’s accomplishments

first_imgCommission on Aging reports to County Council on seventh year’s accomplishmentsPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, February 5, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 The Jan. 15 Commission meeting was canceled due to the winter weather and was rescheduled to this Feb. 19 meeting VANCOUVER — The Commission on Aging will present a summary of its seventh year of work to the County Council on Wed., Feb. 19. The 4:30 p.m. meeting will be in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. It is open to the public.The Jan. 15 Commission meeting was canceled due to the winter weather and was rescheduled to this Feb. 19 meeting.Commission members will present a report on the 2019 healthy community series and discuss plans for a Healthy Communities Summit scheduled for April 9. They will make recommendations about cultivating healthy communities in Clark County for those who wish to age in place. Healthy, livable communities are safe, have walkable streets, accessible housing and transportation options, provide access to needed services, and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life. The commission will also outline their 2020 work program, which will focus on community engagement and advocacy.The Commission on Aging, supported by the Clark County Council, is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members.For more about the commission, visit www.clark.wa.gov/aging.Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Clark County Council seeks volunteer to fill position for Drainage District No. 5 Next : Historic wrestling seasons for La Center and PrairieAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Letter: ‘We can do much better for our kids’

first_imgLetter: ‘We can do much better for our kids’Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, October 28, 2020in: Letters To The Editor, Opinionshare 0 Vancouver resident Julia Dawn Seaver shares her thoughts on Referendum 90 on Tuesday’s general election ballotEditor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com The nearly two-year statewide battle over sex ed — two and one half years for those of us who started with the battle in Battle Ground — will soon be over. Dawn Seaver, VancouverDawn Seaver, Vancouver The law mandating every public school to provide K-12 comprehensive sex ed (CSE) will go into effect unless enough people turn out to vote Reject R-90, to repeal the law.  Planned Parenthood and their cronies outraised the CSE opposition four-to-one.  CSE proponents were given cover by a media that refused to question their vague generalizations about what the bill would do, about who gets to determine what’s age-appropriate (it’s not parents), and absolutely refused to print any of the curricula examples despite them being readily available.But parents and allies were resourceful and used social media to share examples of OSPI reviewed/approved curricula that clearly show their idea of age-appropriate and medically accurate are not in line with those of most families.  And we must have hit a nerve.  The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has been removing links from their website.  The direct link to The 3 Rs curriculum that was highlighted in posts revealing its explicit content, disappeared along with several other controversial sites.OSPI also changed their talking points, trying to convince us little will change.  They say they don’t have the authority to approve or deny curricula, that it’s ultimately up to districts.  This is news to those in Battle Ground who were told OSPI wouldn’t allow the district to use the KNOW curriculum they’d previously been using.  The law clearly states schools must use a curriculum on OSPI’s list or work with them using OSPI’s standards (that they can change at any time) and their guidelines review to create another one — at the district’s expense since it’s an unfunded mandate.   They claim CSE won’t be required for K-3 despite it being specified twice in the bill. The new talking points say only the social emotional learning standards are required for K-3.  For months we’ve heard how essential it is to teach proper names for body parts to young children to keep them safe.  That would be found in the sexual health standards.  So, which is it?One part of the law that ensures change is the requirement to include lessons on consent.  If you think that means kids will be taught how to say “no,’’ that would be wrong.  Consent is taught using role-play scenarios that feature scenes like kids who’ve known each other for just a week and are now going to “make a decision” on whether or not to have sex; kids who drink and watch porn; kids with religious and/or conservative parents who never talked to them about sex; kids being goaded by friends into having sex by questioning their sexual orientation; kids with numerous friends already having sex, etc.  And these start in 6th grade.  In other words, they’re teaching kids below the age of consent how to say “yes” to sex while normalizing underage sex.Don’t fall for it.  This isn’t business as usual.  They didn’t wage a two-year campaign and spent over $1.1 million to keep the status quo.  Vote Reject on R-90, then sign Initiative 1109 to bring healthy, common sense sex ed into schools.  We can do much better for our kids.Dawn SeaverVancouverAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark Countyshare 0 Previous : Clark County Public Works opens play structures at all county parks Next : Clark County releases new data on COVID-19 casesAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Rivian unveils a Camping Special trim for its upcoming all-electric pickup

first_imgTrending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. RELATED TAGSPickup TruckNews The kitchen included a two-burner induction cooktop, which runs off the truck’s battery.Founded in 2009 by R.J. Scaringe, the company unveiled its R1T electric pickup and R1S sport-utility vehicle at last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.It says production models will go on sale in 2020, and claims specifications of around 800 horsepower, a battery range of about 750 kilometres, zero-to-96 km/h in less than three seconds, and towing capacity for the pickup of more than 11,000 lbs. The vehicles will also be capable of semi-autonomous highway driving. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next ›center_img Electric vehicle start-up Rivian showed off a “camping special” trim available for its all-electric pickup truck late May—even though it’s yet to actually build its first production all-electric pickup truck.The California-based company showed the camper-equipped truck last weekend to visitors at the Overland Expo adventure travel show in Flagstaff, Arizona.The camping package includes a tent on top of the bed, roof racks for accessories, and a slide-out kitchen that fits into a storage compartment, called the Gear Tunnel, under the front of the truck’s bed. Prices haven’t been officially released, but the first higher-performance vehicles are expected to be around US$90,000, with less-potent models added later and starting at around US$50,000. They’ll be built in Normal, Illinois, in a former Mitsubishi plant the company bought from the Japanese automaker last year. Trending Videos advertisement See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more

Brown Named To Newton Endowed Chair At CU-Boulder; Former CU President Also Will Forge Leadership Center

first_img Published: March 27, 2008 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Having tallied nearly 50 years of service to the University of Colorado and the public, former CU President Hank Brown will now play a key role in the future of leadership in the state as the Quigg and Virginia S. Newton Endowed Chair in Leadership at the University of Colorado at Boulder.Brown was named to the post on March 27.”I am pleased to be named to a chair that honors a visionary former CU president and Denver mayor,” said Brown. “I hope to carry on Quigg’s legacy in helping to educate new generations of leaders for our state, our nation, and the world. I am also eager to once again be part of the wonderful work that happens at CU-Boulder.”In his new role, Brown will also establish a Center in Leadership Development that will support, complement and consolidate leadership programs on the campus such as the President’s Leadership Class, the Chancellor’s Leadership Residential Academic Program and the Leadership Certificate Program. As director of the as yet unnamed center, Brown will be charged with bringing notable leaders from government, business, higher education, the public sector and the United States military to CU to lecture and to meet with students and faculty. The ultimate goal is to establish a “leaders in residence” program whereby national and international leaders will spend from a month to a semester teaching courses, giving campus and community lectures and advising students about leadership paths.”The appointment of President Brown is an investment in the future of Colorado,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor G.P. “Bud” Peterson. “As we have seen with his stewardship of the University of Colorado system these past three years, leadership can transform and reshape an institution. We are very fortunate that President Brown will help us cultivate the characteristics of outstanding leaders in our students, and we are honored to have him formally join the faculty here at CU and also to have his continuing influence upon Colorado communities.”In March 2003, Quigg and Virginia Newton, CU-Boulder and the Boettcher Foundation established the endowed chair in leadership to pay tribute to Mr. Newton’s extraordinary leadership throughout the region. Since then, the El Pomar Foundation and other individuals have joined in support of the chair. Newton served as Mayor of Denver from 1947 to 1955 and as the university’s eighth president from 1957 to 1963.At CU, Newton was instrumental in revitalizing the honors program, education, music, history, economics, psychology and English. He was proud of the campus’s advancements in interdisciplinary work, such as the Institute of Behavioral Science, the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. International education was also a high priority for Newton, who helped bring greater emphasis to international activities at CU. President Newton died in 2003.Virginia Shafroth Newton, wife of Quigg Newton, is a third-generation Colorado native. “Ginny” Newton received an A.B. from Vassar College, an M.A. from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. from New York University. She taught piano on a part-time basis for 18 years, worked as a counselor and as a consultant in inner-city schools in New York City, and later as a research consultant to the Rockefeller National Commission on Humanities at Stanford. She served as a trustee at Vassar College and as director on the boards of the National Camp Fire Girls and the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities.Brown holds a tenured appointment in political science at CU-Boulder and will teach a course in law through CU-Boulder’s “Maymester” program this coming May. He is a 1961 graduate of CU-Boulder, where he served as student body president – the first person ever to serve as both CU student body president and CU president. He also earned a law degree from the CU School of Law in 1969 after service as a Navy pilot in Vietnam from 1962 to 1966.Brown served in the Colorado Senate from 1972 to 1976 and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980, where he served until 1991. In 1990, he was elected to the U.S. Senate from Colorado, serving one term. From 1998 to 2002, he served as president of the University of Northern Colorado. In April 2005, Brown succeeded Elizabeth Hoffman as the president of the University of Colorado on an interim basis. The regents named him to a permanent appointment in the post in May 2006. He is credited with restoring public confidence in the University of Colorado through a series of measures centered in openness and accountability, and left the presidency on March 10, 2008.last_img read more

Celebrate Star Wars Night and the holidays at basketball games Dec. 10, Dec. 12

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 10, 2019 Whether you are one with “the force” or just full of holiday cheer, both Colorado basketball teams will have themed nights for their home games this week that will be quite the treat.Men’s basketballOn Tuesday, Dec. 10, the No. 20 ranked Colorado men’s basketball team will host Northern Iowa at 7 p.m. inside the CU Events Center for Star Wars Night. There will be Star Wars characters on the concourse pre-game and fans will have a chance to win four tickets to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on opening night. Students who arrive early to the game will get a free Star Wars-themed T-shirt. Be sure to stop by the marketing table to sign up for the chance to win $900 by shooting a half-court shot. Students are admitted for free with their CU Sports Pass or can purchase $10 tickets at the door.Buy your tickets to the CU-Northern Iowa game today for as low as $15.Women’s basketballThen, on Thursday, Dec. 12, the Colorado women’s basketball team will return to the CU Events Center as they host Denver at 7 p.m. for Holidays with the Buffs. There will be holiday crafts and a photo opportunity with Santa Chip pre-game on the concourse.Early arriving students will receive a free Colorado mug. There will be a stress relief station including a hot cocoa bar, cookie decorating station, a chance to win a Keurig, and more! Students can attend for free with their Buff OneCard.Additionally, fans who bring a toy to donate to A Precious Child will receive a $5 ticket voucher for the USC game on Jan. 10, 2020. Tickets start as low as $10, and kids ages 12 and under are free.Also on Thursday, fans can purchase two reserved tickets for only $12 by using promo code: “twelve.”Go Buffs!Categories:Sports & RecreationEvents & Exhibitslast_img read more