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Funding sought to amend ‘dangerous’ bend in Timahoe

first_img Funding sought to amend ‘dangerous’ bend in Timahoe WhatsApp Home News Funding sought to amend ‘dangerous’ bend in Timahoe News Pinterest Council Pinterest Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Previous articleAward winning young Laois scientists return to hero’s welcomeNext articleJack Nolan: Refreshing to interview such honest managers as Kelly and Sugrue 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. Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Community Dangerous bend in Timahoe Cllr Pashcal McEvoy is seeking funding to change a ‘dangerous bend’ coming into the village of Timahoe.The bend in the road coming into the rural area from Stradbally.It winds around and is directly outside the local school, Timahoe NS.Cllr McEvoy says that this is an ongoing issue since 2016.He wants to remove the ditch and replace it with a fence to increase visibility.Cllr McEvoy said: “This is an ongoing issue in Timahoe.“This bend is on a downhill and when it rains or is icy, it is very slippy and dangerous.It is also virtually impossible to see anything coming in the opposite direction.“So I am hoping to see funding made available to take the ditch out and replace it with a fence.”SEE ALSO – Significant investment announced for work at Emo Court By Alan Hartnett – 6th February 2018 Facebook Twitter Rugby Twitter Facebook TAGSCllr Paschal McEvoyTimahoe WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

U.S. Hails “Quite Positive” Bosworth Mission

first_img News SHARE News News Following the conclusion of U.S. special representative for North Korea policy Stephen Bosworth’s “constructive” attempt to try and kick-start stalled Six-Party nuclear negotiations in Pyongyang this week, the U.S. has not ruled out further bilateral meetings before seeing Pyongyang return to the six-way forum.The U.S. administration generally seems to be viewing the first set of meetings in Pyongyang with a degree of positivity, though inadequate as far as concrete commitments go. Characterizing them as “constructive,” State Department spokesman Philip Crowley noted in Thursday morning’s press briefing that, ”We did not leave the meeting today believing that they had crossed the threshold that we want to see them cross.”Speaking upon his return to Seoul, Bosworth said that he had reached a “common understanding” on the need for North Korea to disarm. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking after a meeting with the Croatian Foreign Minister yesterday, also gave her support, calling the meetings “very useful” and “quite positive,” and asserting that “making it clear to the North Koreans what we had expected and how we were moving forward is exactly what was called for.”In the press briefing, Crowley ultimately concluded that more meetings may well be needed, saying, “We await more information from North Korea as to whether and how they will proceed to come back to the Six-Party process. Whether that means a phone call or another meeting, we’ll wait and see…”For its part, the North Korean Foreign Ministry has also taken a positive stance on Bosworth’s visit. Speaking in an interview with the Chosun (North Korea) Central News Agency (KCNA), an unidentified Ministry spokesman said that the two sides “had a long, exhaustive and candid discussion on wide-ranging issues, including the conclusion of a peace agreement, the normalization of the bilateral relations, economic and energy assistance, and the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”Furthermore, they agreed to “continue to cooperate with each other in the future to narrow down the remaining differences.” Nevertheless, Bosworth did return from Pyongyang without an explicit commitment from the North Koreans to return to the Six-Party Talks, which a number of experts feared would be the case. For example, writing for Forbes before Bosworth’s trip, Gordon Chang said that if the special representative failed to obtain the assurances that the U.S. government seeks, other would-be rogue states may see it as a green light to act without concern for international opinion. They “will see the Bosworth trip not so much as a test of Kim Jong Il but one of Washington’s word,” Chang asserted at the time. U.S. Hails “Quite Positive” Bosworth Mission North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China By Chris Green – 2009.12.11 2:40pm center_img News Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak AvatarChris Green last_img read more

FINRA makes dark pool data public

first_imgJames Langton Related news U.K. regulator reviews dark pool governance U.S. regulators are casting some light into dark pools, with a move to make dark pool trading data freely available. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced Monday that, in an effort to increase market transparency and enhance investor confidence, it has started publishing data for alternative trading systems (ATS), including so-called dark pools, which are trading venues that don’t provide pre-trade transparency. Currently, trade data for these venues are made available on a real-time basis to investors and the industry through securities information processors (SIPs), but these trades are not attributed to a specific ATS or dark pool. Attributed ATS volume has been provided primarily to the industry, based on voluntary reporting by some (but not all) ATSs, on an aggregate, monthly basis. Under FINRA’s new initiative, it will publish the total volumes by security in each ATS on a weekly basis for free on its website. “FINRA hopes that providing a clear view of the level of activity handled by these ATSs or ‘dark pools’ will increase market transparency and thereby enhance investor confidence,” said Steven Joachim, executive vice president, transparency services, at FINRA. “Making this information available to both the investing public and market participants provides an unprecedented view into the activity of these highly significant trading venues.” Each ATS is required to report its weekly aggregate volume information on a security-by-security basis. FINRA will now be publishing the information regarding so-called Tier 1 stocks (such as stocks that comprise the S&P 500 index, the Russell 1000 index and certain exchange-traded products) with a two-week delay. Information on all other stocks and over-the-counter equity securities that are subject to FINRA trade reporting requirements will be released two weeks after that. On Monday, FINRA published trade data from ATS reports that were filed for the week of May 12 through May 18. As retail trading jumps, SEC to rethink its rulescenter_img IIROC consults on proposed changes to trading rules Keywords Dark poolsCompanies Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Supporting work of IRMCT and ensuring impunity does not prevail

first_imgSupporting work of IRMCT and ensuring impunity does not prevail Thank you, Mr President. I would like to start by thanking the President, His Honour Judge Carmel Agius, and Prosecutor Brammertz for their briefings to the Security Council today and we welcome their re-appointment to the Mechanism.On this day 25 years ago, the Dayton Peace Agreement was signed in Paris. Today, we remember the victims of that bitter conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and celebrate 25 years since its end. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former-Yugoslavia, and now the Mechanism, have brought justice to the victims and tirelessly pursued those responsible for this dark chapter in European history.I would like to reiterate the UK’s unwavering commitment to the Mechanism and reaffirm our willingness to assist it wherever possible in fulfilling its mandate and implementing its vision of being a small, temporary and effective organisation. We would like to take this opportunity to praise the work undertaken by the Mechanism and the results that have been achieved so far.Mr President, throughout this reporting period COVID-19 continued to affect the entire world. We would like to commend the Mechanism on its valiant efforts to continue international justice even in the face of the challenges of the pandemic. While there are some delays to cases, the efforts of the Mechanism have ensured that many of them will be concluded in first half of 2021. The Mechanism has taken a huge step in showing that impunity is not and will not be allowed to prevail.We welcome the Mechanism’s increased presence within Rwanda, which fully displays its commitment to continue its work at full speed despite the challenging operational environment. We also welcome the renewed drive by the Mechanism to build upon the success of the arrest of Félicien Kabuga in order to bring the remaining alleged genocidaires to justice. We are pleased to see legal proceedings against Kabuga are being taken forward, working closely with the Government of Rwanda.We would like to praise the Mechanism as a force for good. Its work is a reminder of how international justice can be achieved through international collaboration. We call on all Member States to assist the Mechanism; it is our collective responsibility to seek justice for victims and our obligation under the Charter of the United Nations to cooperate with the Mechanism.We commend the Mechanism’s efforts to progress and minimise delays the Mladić and Stanišić & Simatović cases. We note the progress made between countries of the Balkans region in the transfer of cases. However, regional judicial cooperation in the Western Balkans remains inadequate, which has direct implications for achieving justice for victims. Furthermore, we echo the Prosecutors call to countries in the former Yugoslavia to register criminal convictions entered by the ICTY and the Mechanism into domestic criminal records. Honouring the commitments they made when they signed the Joint Declaration on War Crimes at the 2018 London Western Balkans Summit and committed themselves to “recognising and respecting verdicts from international and domestic courts relating to war crimes and other atrocity crimes”.The UK remains deeply concerned that glorification of war criminals and denial continue. It is reprehensible that individuals and groups continue to deny these events, and in some cases glorify the perpetrators and instigators of these heinous acts. The UK will continue to condemn denial and glorification in all its forms. The road to reconciliation is difficult, but we must accept the truth of the past to move forwards.Mr President, 2020 has been a significant year for us all, but it has also been a year we have remembered. Earlier this year we marked one of the gravest anniversaries in European history, 25 years on from the Srebrenica genocide. Today we mark the anniversary of the end of the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina. And it was only last year we commemorated the 25th anniversary of the events in Rwanda. After 25 years we want those who suffered as a result of these events to know that they remain at the forefront of our thoughts: the survivors, the victims, and those still missing and their families remain a priority for the United Kingdom.As time moves on we must all recommit to ensuring that impunity does not prevail. There is no time for complacency. There is still more work to be done by the Mechanism in relation to the awful events which took place in Rwanda and the territories of the former-Yugoslavia and States must continue to support it in that work.Thank you, Mr President. /Public Release. 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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:agreement, anniversary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, environment, Europe, Government, London, Paris, President, Rwanda, Security Council, UK, UK Government, United Kingdom, United Nations, war crimelast_img read more

Seizure of contraband at Collins Bay Institution 1 January

first_imgSeizure of contraband at Collins Bay Institution 1 January From: Correctional Service CanadaOn December 23 at approximately 11:00, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, multiple packages containing contraband were seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay institution, a multi-level security facility.On December 23 at approximately 11:00, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, multiple packages containing contraband were seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay institution, a multi-level security facility.The contraband seized included tobacco, drugs, cell phones, and stabbing weapons. The total estimated institutional value of these seizures is $121,440.The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.CSC has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions so that it may receive additional information about activities relating to security at CSC institutions. These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates and staff members working at CSC institutions.The toll-free number, 1‑866‑780‑3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous. /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:Canada, Dogs, drug, environment, Government, police, property, Safety, security, stabbinglast_img read more

Secretary of State has appointed Chris Jones, Adele Gritten, Guto Bebb and Denise Lewis Poulton as members of S4C board

first_imgSecretary of State has appointed Chris Jones, Adele Gritten, Guto Bebb and Denise Lewis Poulton as members of S4C board Chris JonesChris has 25 years’ experience as a CEO, CFO and non-executive director (NED) in a range of businesses operating in highly regulated environments (utilities and financial services), with a strong focus on customer service and long-term sustainability.He was a co-founder of Glas Cymru Cyf., which acquired Welsh Water for £1.7 billion in 2001 to create the UK’s only non-shareholder, private utility company. Chris was CFO of Welsh Water from 2001 to 2013 and then CEO until he stepped down in May 2020.He is currently a NED of Xoserve Limited (the Central Data Services Provider for Britain’s gas market) and is a former NED of Principality Building Society. He is a Member of the Council of Cardiff University and has had a range of trustee and advisory roles with third sector organisations, including The Prince’s Trust, The Institute of Welsh Affairs, Water UK and CBI Wales.Chris is a Welsh speaker, having learned as an adult. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2020.Adele GrittenAdele Gritten, born and bred in Swansea, is an experienced Board level Executive skilled in General Management, Business Strategy, Business Development, Marketing and Communications, Market Research, Competitive Intelligence and Data Analytics.Adele has worked /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:Britain, Business Development, Cardiff University, Central, communications, director, financial services, Government, intelligence, Queen, research, Secretary, secretary of state, sustainability, UK, UK Government, universitylast_img read more

Aston Martin replaces CEO with Mercedes-AMG head Tobias Moers

first_img ‹ Previous Next › Aston Martin named AMG head Tobias Moers as its new chief in a management shakeup that comes two months after a cash rescue led by its billionaire chairman.The company said Tuesday that Moers, who leads Daimler’s Mercedes-AMG performance division, will replace Andy Palmer as chief executive officer on August 1. Manufacturing chief Keith Stanton will take over as interim chief operating officer.The move follows a cash rescue in March led by Canadian Lawrence Stroll, who is now executive chairman. The 536-million-pound (US$663-million) capital infusion was meant to rescue the debt-laden company, which has struggled since Palmer took it public in 2018 with a plan to mimic the success of Italy’s Ferrari. Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer talks racing, classics and the future The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever “Now is the time for new leadership to deliver our plans,” Stroll said in the statement. He said Moers was “the right leader for Aston Martin Lagonda as we implement our strategy for the business to achieve its full potential,” and said Aston’s technical partnership with Daimler will continue.Moers, 54, studied engineering in Offenburg, Germany. He briefly worked at an electric-car startup before joining AMG, where he has held the top job since October 2013. Under his watch, the performance-car brand expanded its product lineup, adding compact pocket rockets like the GLA 45, and stepped up development of hybrid models.Aston Martin has struggled with cash flow and dealer-inventory pile-ups since going public in 2018, and had hoped that the fundraising approved by shareholders in March would eliminate the need to seek additional money. But the coronavirus crisis has added a level of difficulty to the turnaround plan put in place with Stroll’s arrival.RELATED advertisement 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 Aston Martin puts focus on mid-engine cars, aims to be ‘British Ferrari’Palmer, who joined Aston Martin from Nissan in 2014, had been focused on the introduction of the pivotal DBX, a US$189,000 sport-utility vehicle at the heart of Aston Martin’s comeback strategy. The company is banking on the model selling in higher volumes than the iconic sports cars made famous in the early James Bond movies. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.center_img Retail orders for the SUV continued to increase during the first quarter, even with most dealerships closed in April and May. The company plans to launch derivative models to the DBX in 2021, Palmer said in an interview this month. RELATED TAGSAston MartinMercedes-AMGLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending 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” See More Videos Trending Videoslast_img read more

CU-Boulder Class's Final Exam To Take Form Of Public Art Exhibits

first_imgEditors: Photographers are welcome to take “work in progress” shots of the exhibits during the week of April 28-May 2. Contact Instructor Bob Nauman (303- 448-1970) for locations where students will be working on their projects. Final exams are looming for students as the end of the semester approaches at the University of Colorado at Boulder. But for one art class in the Kittredge Honors Program, the final exam means creating a public art exhibit. The class, “Experiencing Art,” taught by fine arts Instructor Bob Nauman, requires students to complete their projects by May 5. The 14-student class is divided into three groups, each working on a project that will be displayed in the Kittredge Residence Hall Complex. One group is decorating four benches designed to give a sense of the Kittredge community. The second group is creating a piece of faux “stained glass,” and the third is creating a photographic collage, according to Nauman. Each exhibit will have something to do with the Kittredge community, he said. “I wanted the class to experience the process of public work, so this project has gone from rough proposals, to budget submission to final approval,” Nauman said. The projects will stay up at least through the final exam period, which ends May 8, according to Nauman. He said it is possible the benches will become a permanent fixture of the area. The Kittredge Honors Program is the residential part of the Honors Program at CU-Boulder, and is located in Buckingham Hall in the Kittredge Complex. The program’s mission is to provide a supportive community that fosters academic success while providing students with the contacts and information they need to graduate with honors from CU-Boulder, according to Paul Strom, director of the Kittredge Honors Program. Published: April 23, 2003 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Be engaged/Be resourceful

first_imgBeing a Buff means getting out in the world and learning through experience. At CU-Boulder, we encourage you to enhance your academic experience and be engaged. CU-Boulder also has a number of programs and offices in place to help support you.Be engaged.The Volunteer Resource Center connects students to meaningful volunteer opportunities that fit individual interests, skills and goals.CU Presents promotes performing arts on campus, presenting over 100 ticketed concerts every year as well as numerous educational and outreach events.The CU Rec Center offers studetns top notch recreation opportunities, including more than 30 club sports.CU-Boulder is home to more than 682 student organizations on campus. Find your passion.The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) funds undergraduate research, scholarly and creative work with several types of grants.Study Abroad to see the world and broaden your educational experience.The Religious Campus Organizations group can help you find a group that shares your spiritual/religious beliefs.Be resourceful.Wardenburg Health Services is the primary health care facility on campus, and includes primary care, psychological health, sports medicine, women’s health and peer health education.The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department is a full-service police agency providing community-based public safety services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long.Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers counseling, outreach and prevention services.Student of Concern Team (SOCT) is dedicated to assisting students who may be in distress or experiencing challenging or difficult life experiences.Veteran Services provides resources and services for veterans and military members transitioning to campus.The Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement leads CU-Boulder’s diversity efforts.CU Money Sense offers workshops, online resources, and individualized one-on-one education sessions to help students make sense of their personal finances and make good financial decisions.The Office of Information and Technology provides innovative, customer-focused IT support and core IT services to the campus.Housing and Dining Services facilitates on-campus housing and dining. Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsSafetyGetting InvolvedMind & BodyCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Published: Dec. 21, 2015 last_img read more

Road Map to Fall 2020: June 18 updates

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: June 18, 2020 Announced at the end of May, the CU Boulder community is making preparations for a COVID-19-ready campus for the fall semester, with classes beginning on Aug. 24. Three groups were established to assist in the implementation of the Road Map to Fall 2020:COVID-19-Ready Campus TeamAcademic Instruction TeamResource Alignment TeamThese teams are hard at work building the infrastructure and procedures that will be necessary to mitigate risk and facilitate research and teaching this fall. As part of this iterative process, the teams are committed to sharing regular updates on their progress.Key to the success of all the teams is the overall strategy to reduce the number of potentially infectious contacts on campus by 55% or more. This does not simply mean that there will be 55% fewer people on campus, but instead means that we will be using a combination of strategies to reduce contacts. Those include:Density reduction–Many employees will be working remotely, and we will not be holding large lectures and many other events in person.Social distancing–We will be reconfiguring our classrooms and workspaces to allow for social distancing. A classroom that might ordinarily hold 75 students would be used by 25 people after you create at least a 6 foot radius of distance for the students and faculty.Personal protective equipment–We have ordered personal protective equipment and will supply two reusable masks for students, faculty and staff. We also will have sanitation stations. Facilities modification–We are modifying HVAC systems and ordering HEPA/MERV 13 filtration systems. We will install barriers where necessary.Alternative spaces–We will be holding classes in places where we haven’t held classes before, such as outdoor spaces and conference rooms. We need to use all of our space wisely to maximize our capacity.Expanded scheduling–We’re going to be starting classes earlier in the day, having them run later in the evenings and making sure that we’re using the entire workweek.News from the COVID-19-ready Campus TeamThe COVID-19 testing team continues to develop a baseline plan and evaluate new testing approaches. The baseline commitment for fall will be:Initial PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) testing for fall move-in/return to campus of approximately 9,000 individuals, giving priority to  higher risk areas and populations. This will help identify and quickly isolate positive cases among those returning to campus.Ongoing monitoring/testing. Pooled testing is one of multiple strategies the campus is exploring to provide the greatest ability to detect the early presence of COVID-19 in large populations.Surface and sewage testing also under evaluation. The campus is looking at multiple environmental approaches to monitor for signs of infection. Testing the wastewater from buildings and surface areas, the campus can identify COVID-19 and conduct additional testing for the people who work or reside in those facilities.Syndromic testing. We will have the ability on campus to test individuals who are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 infection.A public health safety and awareness campaign is also underway in partnership with the implementation team and many campus partners. The campaign began with the first wave of researchers returning to campus and to-date includes:Skillsoft training on COVID-19 awareness and safetyDaily health questionnaireSignage: Posters for entry points and interior spaces in research facilities including reminders about the daily health questionnaire, the Skillsoft training and need for physical distancing, wearing a face covering and hand washing.News from the Academic Instruction TeamDepartments, programs, colleges and schools have been hard at work re-imagining their fall 2020 course offerings. The Office of the Registrar is evaluating and compiling the curricular spreadsheets submitted by the schools and colleges on June 12, and notification has been sent to continuing students about the new, extended 20-minute passing period and the beginning of shifts to class schedules.Key milestones so far:A First-Year Academic Experience (FYAE) has been planned for all first-year students that incorporates Residential Academic Program (RAP) instructors (now called FYAE instructors), directors and staff.The process of cohorting first-year students into residential halls based on college, major and other interest groups is fully underway.Determining classroom capacity and alternative classroom and other student meeting space to accommodate instructional needs and conform to COVID-19 mitigation guidelines.A survey has been sent to college/school/department/program leadership on academic and classroom technology needs and requests, with submissions due by June 19.News from the Resource Alignment TeamThe resource alignment team is working to pin down details for the fall, and some of the ideas, actions and proposals being explored include:Ordering masks for students, faculty and staff.Ordering hand sanitizer for all building entryways and high-traffic areas, as well as disinfecting wipes for classrooms.Ordering HEPA air filtration units for naturally ventilated classrooms.Determining learning-collaboration video tools, WiFi footprint and priorities and audiovisual needs for instructors.Determining overall space and classroom needs.Prioritizing use of financial resources.Creating a working group to support the needs of returning students and employees during the first two weeks of the fall semester.Reviewing a proposal to purchase free-standing Plexiglas barriers on wheels for activities such as music performances, language labs and others.Do you have a question or comment about implementation team work on the Road Map to Fall 2020? Submit a question or comment.Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more