13 Things to Do This Weekend: Buffs football and more

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 3, 2019 This weekend brings talks on the future of startups and the latest from Jupiter, women’s soccer, the Whaaat!? Games Festival, a look at food justice in a gentrifying Denver and more.Friday, Oct. 4Family Weekend Oct. 3–6 Enjoy this fall tradition of family events, sessions, receptions and, of course, football!Feel Good Fridays Every Friday  12:15–12:45 p.m. CU Art MuseumThere’s no better way to dive into the weekend than to feel good! Stop by this drop-in workshop for an opportunity to be led through a powerful guided meditation to undo stress, soothe the nervous system and feel better. Let all of your worries drain away. Remember to arrive on time, there is no late admittance.Take Care Street Fair 1:30–3:30 p.m. Visual Arts Complex Join your fellow Buffs for some outdoor activities, arts and crafts at the Take Care Street Fair! Free to enter with a Buff OneCard.The Future of Startups, from Unicorns to Zebras 3–4:30 p.m.  CASE E422 Join Mara Zepeda, CEO of the startup Switchboard and co-founder of the Zebras Unite network, for an open conversation on how to foster truly inclusive entrepreneurship. Coffee and snacks provided. Please RSVP here.International Coffee Hour Every Friday  4–5:30 p.m. UMC grill area Come enjoy some free coffee, cake and amazing conversations while meeting awesome new people at the weekly International Coffee Hour. Co-hosted by International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and CU International, it’s a fun way to unwind at the end of a long week! The dining area is located across from Alfred Packer Grill.Leo Hill Leadership Speaker Series: John Huston 6–8 p.m.  CASE, Chancellor’s Auditorium Explorer John Huston will speak about what’s required to achieve extraordinary goals. He was part of the first American team to ever cross the Arctic unsupported and can speak to the skills that helped him achieve this amazing feat. Please RSVP if you’re interested.Fri-Yay Night: Pearl Street Stampede 6:30–9 p.m. Meet at HUMN 135 Kick off your weekend with Fri-Yay Nights! Meet at Humanities 135 for pizza, then head down Pearl Street together to catch the Pearl Street Stampede.Juno: The Latest from Jupiter 7–8 p.m. Fiske Planetarium Join CU Professor Fran Bagenal for a planetarium journey to Jupiter with NASA’s Juno spacecraft. You’ll learn brand new information on what this mission is telling space scientists about the largest planet in our solar system.Saturday, Oct. 5Whaaaaat!? Festival for Games and Experimental Interactions 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  ATLAS CenterChallenge your inner creativity by connecting with fellow Buffs and playing mind puzzling games that break rules and are interactive! The game arcade portion of the festival is free (the conference is $30) but register now to get a spot.Tour: Food Justice in a gentrifying Denver 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Meet at UMC 355 Join the CU Environment Center for an opportunity to learn from diverse leaders in Denver serving underrepresented communities in unconventional ways. The tour will take you to farmers market gardens for “food deserts”, a pay-what-you-can local food restaurant and more. Tickets are $10, scholarships are available.Buffs vs. Arizona football 2:30 p.m.  Folsom Field After a big road victory against Arizona State, the Buffs return home to take on the Arizona Wildcats. Get out and support the Buffs on what should be a gorgeous fall Saturday afternoon!Sunday, Oct. 6Buffs vs. Oregon State women’s soccer 2 p.m.  Prentup Field Support your nationally ranked Buffs (No. 13) as they take on the Oregon State Beavers on soccer alumnae day.re-membering: An MFA dance concert 2 p.m.  University Theatre, Charlotte York Irey Theatre Join MFA dance candidates Taylor Madgett and Kshitija Saturdekar for this dance concert that features classical and contemporary Indian, modern, jazz, urban styles and hip-hop.Categories:Things to DoCampus Communitylast_img read more

ZTE eyes slice of 5G boom

first_img China Mobile highlights 5G gains India moves to block Huawei, ZTE ZTE chairman Li Zixue detailed plans to increase investment in core technologies including algorithm and network architecture to help grab a share of a 5G market he tipped for mainstream success over the next five years.In the Chinese vendor’s 2020 earnings statement, the chairman said 5G would drive “a new boom for the communications industry”. ZTE will invest to maintain its edge and provide end-to-end services enabling operators “to build highly competitive premium 5G networks”.Net profit fell 17.3 per cent year-on-year to CNY4.26 billion ($655.2 million), attributed to a one-off gain booked in 2019. Revenue was 11.8 per cent higher at CNY101.5 billion, with deployment of standalone (SA) 5G networks in more than 240 cities in China driving a 39.3 per cent rise in domestic sales to CNY68.1 billion.Revenue in Asia (excluding China) rose 11.6 per cent to CN4.82 billion; declined 9.3 per cent to CNY4.82 billion in Africa; and was CNY13.8 billion in Europe, Americas and Oceania, 1.3 per cent lower.Its carriers’ network unit grew 11.2 per cent to CNY74 billion; the consumer business rose 23.1 per cent to CNY16.2 billion; and its government and corporate business increased 7.8 per cent to CNY11.3 billion.The company forecast net profit in the current quarter to more than double to between CNY1.8 billion and CNY2.4 billion. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Joseph Waring Tags Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore2 17 MAR 2021 center_img Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more India to shun China vendors in 5G trials Previous ArticleTelcoDR bullish public cloud can dominate MWCNext ArticleGlobe hails tower progress Asia HomeAsiaNews ZTE eyes slice of 5G boom 2020 earningsZTElast_img read more

Women take 10th at NCAA championships

first_imgWomen take 10th at NCAA championshipsThe Gophers had second-place finishers in the 200-yard breaststroke and 1-meter diving.Emily DunkerHaley Spencer swims the women’s 100-yard breaststroke Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the University Aquatic Center. Nate GotliebMarch 25, 2013Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers women’s swimming and diving team capped one of its best seasons ever Saturday with a 10th-place finish at the NCAA championships at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.The top-10 finish was the third in program history and the first since 2011. Twelve Minnesota swimmers and divers earned All-America honors during the weekend.“Just being top-10 at the NCAA [championships] is an accomplishment that not a lot of people get to do,” senior captain Haley Spencer said.Georgia won its fifth NCAA championship, accruing 477 team points. Two-time defending champion California (393 points), Tennessee (325.5), Texas A&M (323.5) and Arizona (311) rounded out the top five.Minnesota (141 points) was the top Big Ten finisher, followed by Indiana (115), Wisconsin (65) and Purdue (44).The Gophers came out flat early in the championships, struggling in both relay and individual events, head coach Kelly Kremer said.Still, the Gophers finished the first day of the championships in 10th place, due in large part to junior diver Maggie Keefer’s second-place finish in 1-meter diving.Keefer had another strong showing Friday, finishing sixth in 3-meter diving despite a low score on her third dive of the event.“I knew from the take-off that it wasn’t going to end up so well,” Keefer said of the dive. “I was a little disappointed, but it didn’t really affect the rest of my performance.” Spencer capped her Minnesota career with an 11th-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke Friday and a second-place finish in the 200 breaststroke Saturday.Spencer was in seventh place heading into the final 50 yards, but a strong final lap propelled her into second.“It’s nothing new for me,” she said. “It’s the way I swim.”While no other Minnesota swimmer or diver besides Spencer and Keefer cracked the top five in an event, many made modestcontributions.Sophomore distance swimmer Kiera Janzen took 15th in the 500 freestyle Thursday and 11th in the 1,650 freestyle Saturday, despite battling illness throughout the championships.“I wasn’t sure really how her mile [1,650 freestyle] would go,” Kremer said. “I think physically she wasn’t 100 percent, and she sure toughed one out. She was as tough as you can be.”Sophomore Becca Weiland finished 12th in the 100 butterfly, and junior Sarah McCrady took 16th in platform diving.The Gophers were also relatively successful in relay events. Minnesota’s 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relay teams took 13th, eighth and ninth, respectively, and its 200 and 400 medley relay teams took 11th and 10th, respectively.last_img read more

At last: MoJ announces timetable for LASPO review

first_imgThe government has set the ball rolling on the long-awaited review of its controversial legal aid reforms, the Ministry of Justice has announced.Justice minister Sir Oliver Heald told an all-party parliamentary group meeting in Westminster yesterday evening that the government ’now considers enough time has passed for the reforms to have bedded in for us to begin the review process’.The government had promised a review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) by April 2018. The act, which came into force in April 2013, removed vast swaths of law from the scope of legal aid.Heald told the meeting that the ministry plans to submit a post-legislative memorandum on LASPO ‘as a whole’ to the justice select committee. This process has to be done by May but Heald said the ministry hopes to do it before then. He added that the memorandum will cover the whole act, including part one.He said: ‘We will look at how the act has been affected by litigation, the various reviews of legal aid done by bodies such as the National Audit Office and others. This will lead to an initial discussion to the extent to which changes to legal aid met their objectives which is the test for the post-legislative memorandum. Then we will begin work on the full post-implementation review of legal aid.’Heald said the government intends to work ‘closely and collaboratively’ with other parties. It will outline more detailed plans about the review when it presents the memorandum to parliament.He added: ‘The memorandum and review will provide us with a robust evidence-based picture of the current legal aid landscape and how it’s changed since LASPO.’When pressed by Carol Storer, director of the Legal Aid Practitioners’ Group, for more details, such as who will carry out the review, Heald said he wanted to outline the timetable yesterday. But he said the ‘internal’ review will be a ‘collaborative effort’ and ’bring together all the contributors you would expect to assist us on that’.The government is already reviewing certain aspects of its legal aid reforms, such as evidence requirements in certain domestic violence cases, and employment and immigration tribunal fees.‘We’re trying to adjust the system to make it as good as it can be, but we’re a limited resource,’ Heald said. Sir Oliver HealdSource: PA Archive/PA ImagesHowever, Heald said he disagreed with the Law Society about the existence of legal aid housing advice ‘deserts’.Chancery Lane published a shocking infographic last year, which showed that nearly a third of legal aid areas have just one solicitor provider who specialises in housing and whose advice is available through legal aid.The Gazette has reported on several attempts by the government to urgently plug holes in the provision of housing and debt services due to ‘access’ issues. One practitioner told the Gazette that reliance on sole providers had already created conflicts of interest.Heald said there are 134 legal aid areas; 35 have one housing provider.Highlighting the Society’s call that there should be two providers, Heald thought ‘that would undermine the current providers in those areas where there is just one provider’.He added: ‘Those providers [will] have a certain volume of work. They have a team and bearing the costs of the team. If you were to divide the work between them and another provider… There is a history of losing providers for [sustainability] reasons. That’s my worry.’We have got a pattern of support around the country. In most areas there is more than one provider, in some areas there is one. A telephone hotline is also available [and] court duty rotas on the day. I do not want to put those single providers at risk.’last_img read more

Farmington Schools names new diversity administrator

first_imgFarmington Public Schools has selected Dr. Bobbie Hayes Goodrum as the new Assistant Superintendent for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.Dr. Bobbie Hayes Goodrum (Farmington Public Schools)Her appointment is contingent upon approval at the September 8 Board of Trustees meeting. She replaces Dr. Aaron Johnson, who resigned in June.“I am honored to have been selected for this position, not for the title, but because of the work it entails. I have always been passionate about equity and am truly committed to all students, families, and the community,” Goodrum said in a press release. “I look forward to continuing this very difficult, but rewarding work.”One of Goodrum’s first tasks will be to coordinate and facilitate the preparation of the District’s Equity Audit in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and partners. Among other duties, she will also work with schools to lead District equity and achievement initiatives to close opportunity gaps.Two interview teams, one composed of District staff and one composed of community stakeholders, interviewed six candidates for the position. Two finalists were invited back for second-round interviews, and Goodrum was the recommended selection of the second-round interview committee, composed of members drawn from the first-round interview teams, and additional participants.Since 2007, Goodrum has served as the Principal of Visions Unlimited, a program for young adults, ages 18-26 who have physical and developmental disabilities, and as Special Education Supervisor. She also supervised programs for students with severe multiple disabilities throughout the District.Goodrum earned her B.S. in Health Science from Howard University, her MA.T. in Special Education from Trinity College, her Sp.A. in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University, and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Oakland University.“While we will miss her leadership at Visions and in special education, we are excited to have Bobbie lead this important work in our district,” said Supt. Bob Herrera. Reported by Joni Hubred Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more