SMC gift campaign begins

first_imgThe Class Gift Campaign (CGC), a student effort led in conjunction with the Office of Annual Giving, organized the Week. Shelby Herms, Class of 2013 CGC representative, said students’ donations to the Annual Fund go to their class’s CCG account and immediately impact the lives of Saint Mary’s women. “Your gifts accumulate over four years so that you can make a lasting and memorable gift to Saint Mary’s at graduation,” Herms said. “The Class of 2012 donated to the renovation of Angela Athletic facilities, which is one of the options for this year’s gift, as well as a scholarship in our class’s name.” CGC will host a table in the Spes Unica Atrium to collect gifts every morning this week from 9 a.m. to noon, Herms said. The group will sell mugs that say ‘Once a Belle, Always a Belle’ at the CGC table in the Student Center Atrium today through Friday. Tag Week BINGO will be in the West Wing of the Noble Family Dining Hall on Thursday at dinner. While gifts of all amounts are welcomed, Herms said the CGC is pushing for Tribute Gifts of $20.13 in honor of the graduating class. A Tribute Gift is a donation from a student that honors someone who helped with her Saint Mary’s education. Each tribute will be published in the Commencement edition of The Observer and the honoree will be notified by email, Herms said. “I think that [the] Class Gift Campaign is great because it allows us to recognize the gifts of past Belles by giving back to the College like they did,” Herms said. “I never realized just how much it takes to make the Saint Mary’s experience possible.” Junior Maddy Martin, Class of 2014 CGC representative, said she knows how important Tag Week is this year because of the College’s recent Capital Campaign launch to raise funds. “We are really pushing each class to give to their class gift in order to reach our goal dollar amount,” Martin said. “In regards to actual class gifts, the senior class votes at the end of their senior year where they want the gift to go to,” Martin said past classes have donated to the Spes Unica building and the restoration of the Sister Madeleva painting. The Class of 2012’s gift of more than  $20,000 was the largest class gift to date, she said. “I don’t think students realize how much it costs to keep this school running,” Martin said.  “We take for granted electricity and water bills because they are always taken care of for us. It is important for students to have this realization of just how much the College spends to keep us on campus because they are more likely to give back to the school.” Junior Lauren Bruner, Class of 2014 CGC co-chair, said although asking students for money is difficult, it is important to give back to the College. “Many students, including myself, would not be here without scholarships, which shows how vital donations are,” Bruner said. “It’s rewarding to be able to give back to the College and see your gift on campus.” Junior Jillian Fata said it is important for students to recognize the changes the College can make through the campaign.  Past gifts have gone to big project, but they have also gone directly to scholarships, meaning that a future Belle can have the same opportunities that we are fortunate enough to have every day,” Fata said. Class giving is a  important part of being a student as well as an alumna, Herms said. Last year, 7,450 alumnae and friends of the College made a gift to help with the College’s expenses. Twenty percent of the College’s budget is a result of this support, Herms said. “They contributed $10.5 million in gifts to support all aspects of our education – touching every corner of campus, from building new building), to installing wireless internet, to providing toilet paper and hand soap in our bathrooms,” Herms said. We need the help to continue providing the Saint Mary’s experience, and making a gift is a way to say thank you to all of the alumnae who have made your education possible!”,Monday marked the beginning of Saint Mary’s annual Tag Week, which aims to inform students about the costs of running the College and the importance of donations to the school. The Class Gift Campaign (CGC), a student effort led in conjunction with the Office of Annual Giving, organized the Week. Shelby Herms, Class of 2013 CGC representative, said students’ donations to the Annual Fund go to their class’s CCG account and immediately impact the lives of Saint Mary’s women. “Your gifts accumulate over four years so that you can make a lasting and memorable gift to Saint Mary’s at graduation,” Herms said. “The Class of 2012 donated to the renovation of Angela Athletic facilities, which is one of the options for this year’s gift, as well as a scholarship in our class’s name.” CGC will host a table in the Spes Unica Atrium to collect gifts every morning this week from 9 a.m. to noon, Herms said. The group will sell mugs that say ‘Once a Belle, Always a Belle’ at the CGC table in the Student Center Atrium today through Friday. Tag Week BINGO will be in the West Wing of the Noble Family Dining Hall on Thursday at dinner. While gifts of all amounts are welcomed, Herms said the CGC is pushing for Tribute Gifts of $20.13 in honor of the graduating class. A Tribute Gift is a donation from a student that honors someone who helped with her Saint Mary’s education. Each tribute will be published in the Commencement edition of The Observer and the honoree will be notified by email, Herms said. “I think that [the] Class Gift Campaign is great because it allows us to recognize the gifts of past Belles by giving back to the College like they did,” Herms said. “I never realized just how much it takes to make the Saint Mary’s experience possible.” Junior Maddy Martin, Class of 2014 CGC representative, said she knows how important Tag Week is this year because of the College’s recent Capital Campaign launch to raise funds. “We are really pushing each class to give to their class gift in order to reach our goal dollar amount,” Martin said. “In regards to actual class gifts, the senior class votes at the end of their senior year where they want the gift to go to,” Martin said past classes have donated to the Spes Unica building and the restoration of the Sister Madeleva painting. The Class of 2012’s gift of more than  $20,000 was the largest class gift to date, she said. “I don’t think students realize how much it costs to keep this school running,” Martin said.  “We take for granted electricity and water bills because they are always taken care of for us. It is important for students to have this realization of just how much the College spends to keep us on campus because they are more likely to give back to the school.” Junior Lauren Bruner, Class of 2014 CGC co-chair, said although asking students for money is difficult, it is important to give back to the College. “Many students, including myself, would not be here without scholarships, which shows how vital donations are,” Bruner said. “It’s rewarding to be able to give back to the College and see your gift on campus.” Junior Jillian Fata said it is important for students to recognize the changes the College can make through the campaign.  Past gifts have gone to big project, but they have also gone directly to scholarships, meaning that a future Belle can have the same opportunities that we are fortunate enough to have every day,” Fata said. Class giving is a  important part of being a student as well as an alumna, Herms said. Last year, 7,450 alumnae and friends of the College made a gift to help with the College’s expenses. Twenty percent of the College’s budget is a result of this support, Herms said. “They contributed $10.5 million in gifts to support all aspects of our education – touching every corner of campus, from building new building), to installing wireless internet, to providing toilet paper and hand soap in our bathrooms,” Herms said. We need the help to continue providing the Saint Mary’s experience, and making a gift is a way to say thank you to all of the alumnae who have made your education possible!”last_img read more

Renewed sales push for Gold Coast’s first “floating house”

first_imgThe design makes the most of a 405sq m block.“I didn’t want to just build a house, I wanted to create something that had an impact on the hill,” she said.Working with an architect and local builder, the home came to life about a year later. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence manages to fit a pool and cinema room and each level has a prominent feature, from a sunken outdoor lounge with fire pit, to Ms Naumoski’s favourite feature — an outdoor concrete bathtub on the top level master retreat. The luxe master ensuite, complete with an outdoor concrete tub. Matt black and copper contrast with timber.The interior is a flow of matt black, copper and timber finishes, with timber framing the stunning coast and city views.Since listing the property through an expressions of interest campaign last November, Ms Naumoski has put a price on the property. 45 Hill Ave, Burleigh HeadsIT’S enough to make you look twice.Cleverly shaded with a black base and planted on artful stilts, the stunning residence appears to float out of a hill. Fireplace? Check. Deck? Check. View? Check! And a cinema room.“I can’t actually believe how it blew up, I wanted to build a floating box on a hill, a nice home that was great for my family,” said Ms Naumoski, who has two young daughters and runs a paraplanning agency. “I was going to stay in it for a while but as I built it, it drew that attention and the market’s been good, I want to test selling it … and it needs to set a benchmark for the hill.” Ms Naumoski has knocked back two offers to swap the property — one in the Whitsundays and one locally — so she can build or renovate her next home. “I want to keep aiming for designs that are going to make that impact and turn people’s heads,” she said.The property is being marketed through Ed Cherry of Sophie Carter Exclusive Properties.center_img The Gold Coast’s famed “floating house” now has a price tag.“I think people can’t really think outside the box when it comes to building on a slope, but I thrived on the challenge,” said vendor Rozetta Naumoski. Ms Naumoski bought the 405sq m block and then-shambling shack in 2016 and set out on a new build. Considerable effort has gone into the home.“There’s nothing really to compare it to, so that was the biggest challenge, ” Ms Naumoski said. “At the moment I’ve put a price on it, I believe that’s what it’s worth in terms of the land value, the cost of the build and the considerable effort that’s gone into the home and that’s based off the feedback that came through the expressions of interest campaign,” she said. Ms Naumoski also wanted to screen “spectators who aren’t serious buyers” after the property garnered mass attention. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoTimber is a predominant feature. The unique home manages to fit a pool.last_img read more

Baker Hughes president and CEO takes chairman role

first_imgBaker Hughes, a GE company, has elected BHGE president and chief executive officer (CEO) Lorenzo Simonelli as the chairman of the BHGE board, effective October 2.BHGE said on Monday that Simonelli would continue in his president and CEO role, which he has held since the closing of the merger of Baker Hughes and GE’s Oil and Gas business on July 3, 2017.Simonelli replaces former GE chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt, who retired from the BHGE board of directors effective October 2.The newly elected chairman, Simonelli, said: “I am honored to take on the added role of chairman and further help BHGE win in the market and deliver for our shareholders.“We have a differentiated full stream portfolio, a great team, and valued customers. We are making the right moves to compete in the down cycle and position the company for long-term value creation. I look forward to serving the board, the company, and shareholders.”In addition to Immelt’s departure, BHGE board member Larry Nichols has also announced his decision to resign from the board.“Nichols served as a member of the legacy Baker Hughes Inc. board, and for the past 16 years provided valuker able counsel and board leadership,” the company said.With these two resignations, BHGE has reduced the size of its board to nine members and has named current GE-designee BHGE board member W. Geoffrey Beattie as the new lead director.GE owns approximately 62.5% of BHGE and retains five designated seats on the BHGE board.“BHGE is a valued and strategic energy business, and an important part of the GE portfolio,” GE chairman and CEO John Flannery said. “With Lorenzo’s new chairmanship, the strong GE representation and the experience of the legacy Baker Hughes Inc. board members, the board leadership is in good hands.”last_img read more

‘Freak or Greek’ paperwork filed under student org’s name

first_imgScheduling paperwork for an on-campus Halloween party Wednesday night was filed under the Black Student Assembly’s name, Undergraduate Student Government President Mikey Geragos confirmed to the Daily Trojan on Friday.As more than 100 students waited in line for the party, gunshots were fired after a physical altercation between two males not affiliated with USC. The shots were fired about 100 yards from the costume party “Freak or Greek,” which was held in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center’s ballroom.BSA is a student assembly in Program Board, which is under the purview of USG. Geragos also said internal paperwork for Program Board was filed under BSA’s name.BSA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Though BSA’s name appeared on the event information, Geragos said the organization’s name was not attached to any promotional materials.“The paperwork for the event was filed under BSA’s name but I don’t believe any promotional materials had BSA’s name on it,” Geragos said during a phone interview Friday morning.All organizations must fill out a scheduling form to book an on-campus venue.USC’s Scheduling Office declined to release original paperwork for the event.Geragos said he does not believe any event funding came out of student government.“To my knowledge, I don’t believe any student activity fee went to fund the event,” Geragos said.Geragos emphasized that BSA did not disobey any rule in planning the event.“In no way do we, or should anyone, blame BSA for what happened,” Geragos said. “They followed all the rules.”At least 500 attended the party, according to student reports.The event was promoted by LA Hype through social media. Geragos said USG might consider new ways to evaluate third-party sponsorships.“We are looking into a more streamlined approach … so we are aware of all the partnerships going on,” he said.Sean Fitz-Gerald contributed to this report.last_img read more

LeBron, Kuzma lead Lakers to easy win over Grizzlies

first_img“We’ve got to bounce back,” reserve forward JaMychal Green said. “We can’t play like this ever again this season. We had enough of those games last season” when Memphis finished 22-60.TIP-INSLakers: F Brandon Ingram missed his second game with a sprained left ankle. … Tyson Chandler finished with 14 rebounds. … The Lakers out-rebounded Memphis 57-36. The Lakers’ 19 offensive rebounds were a season high for a Memphis opponent. That led to 20 second-chance points.Grizzlies: Marc Gasol and Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 11 points each. … The 88 points was just over Memphis’ season low of 83 on opening night against Indiana. … D.J. Stephens, a two-way player, scored his first points of the season on a dunk in the fourth quarter. … Selden’s 17 points marked the first time he has led the team in scoring this season.TIME ADJUSTMENTBecause the Lakers’ starters played extended minutes against San Antonio and the team arrived in Memphis in the middle of the night, coach Luke Walton said before the game he was considering a variety of rotations to conserve his team’s energy. In the end, James played almost 32 minutes, Kuzma played 34 and Hart played just less than 36 minutes.UP NEXTLakers: Host the Miami Heat on Monday.Grizzlies: Face the Nuggets in Denver on Monday. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) passes the ball against Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers weren’t about to let fatigue get the better of them on the second night of a back-to-back.The Lakers recovered from a loss Friday night in San Antonio to dominate Memphis, defeating the Grizzlies 111-88 on Saturday, led by 20 points each from James and Kyle Kuzma. James added nine assists and eight rebounds, while Kuzma had nine rebounds, six assists and a couple of blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES “At the end of the day, we’re professionals. We come out, our job is to bring energy regardless of playing back-to-backs or 40 minutes or whatever,” said Kuzma, who was among four Lakers starters who played at least 36 minutes in the 133-120 loss to the Spurs.“You forget about (the loss) and move on,” James said, adding, “You can’t let that harp on us, even though we played three great quarters (against San Antonio). You have to get ready, and that’s what we did.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissKentavious Caldwell-Pope and Josh Hart added 16 points apiece, while JaVale McGee finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds.Wayne Selden led Memphis with 17 points. Mike Conley added 12 points while struggling from the field, shooting 4 of 12 on the night, as Memphis shot 41 percent overall. Memphis was coming off a win over the Pelicans in New Orleans on Friday.“We just didn’t have it,” Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “Early on, we got a little demoralized because we got some open looks, especially in that first quarter. … From that point forward, we just couldn’t dig out of that hole.”By halftime, the Lakers led 63-40 and were holding Memphis to 43 percent shooting and 26 percent from beyond the arc. Los Angeles’ dominance was particularly evident on the boards where it had a 36-11 advantage. Not only did the Lakers have more offensive rebounds (14) than Memphis’ total, Tyson Chandler was one shy of matching the Grizzlies with 10 of his own in the half.Los Angeles expanded the lead to 29 in the third quarter. By the midway point of the fourth, Bickerstaff emptied the bench.Like the Lakers, Memphis players said they simply have to forget about the lopsided loss.ADVERTISEMENT Oklahoma’s Murray edges Alabama’s Tagovailoa for Heisman ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

When Clouds Fail

first_imgNo matter how large your data center, how much disaster recovery planning you do, how much replication and fail-over hardware and software you have, how many monitoring tools you have, what best practices process you use, or how many people you have, if you’re hosting applications, you will have unscheduled downtime.As a SaaS / Cloud vendor, everything you do is risk mitigation, but you cannot have complete certainty — whether you are an expansion stage software company or Google.This is a fact that senior management teams of SaaS and cloud providers and of their customers should never forget.It is a fact nicely illustrated by CRN, with their review of the 10 Biggest Cloud Outages of 2010 (So far). Oh the fond memories…On the flip side, this means opportunity for entrepreneurs in data center management and disaster recovery, since uptime can always be improved, and new software tools to help can (and will) still be developed.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more