UVM to participate in ‘National Roll Call’ on Veterans Day

first_imgAt 3 p.m.  the VCO and SGA will host a Veteran’s Day ceremony in Memorial Lounge in the Waterman Building. Speakers will include  faculty, students and staff and members of the Burlington community. The ceremony will also feature a performance by the UVM a cappella group Zest and a video produced by UVMtv.  The Veterans Collaborative Organization is an SGA-sponsored club that provides services and community for the 77 veterans and 75 dependents of veterans attending UVM.The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community of NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. NASPA is a 12,000-member association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs professionals.Lt. Col. (Ret) Brett Morris, the National Roll Call coordinator, said, “We wanted to rally campus communities across the nation to send a powerful message to the troops currently serving that their peers have not forgotten their sacrifices, or those of the fallen.”### At 2 pm, members of the UVM and surrounding communities are invited to come to Bailey Howe to observe a nationwide synchronized moment of silence.  The moment of silence is taking place at the eleventh hour (Pacific Time) of 11-11-11: the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 2011 ‘ a few weeks after the tenth anniversary of 9-11.  “Many members of our community, no matter what their political views, are looking for ways to understand and honor the sacrifice that so many veterans have made, and to support the troops that are currently serving,” said Little, a junior in the School of Business Administration who served in Afghanistan. “My hope is that people will note and appreciate the readings during the day, and then come to Bailey Howe at 2 p.m. to observe the moment of silence.” He added that the flag display is meant to provide a dramatic visual for increasing awareness of the number of troops who have died in the wars.   “We are proud to be co-sponsoring this event with the Veterans Collaborative Organization,” said Katie Rifken, a senior psychology major and chair of the SGA’s Legislative Action Committee. “To so many of us, these wars are distant events. This is a way for our community to understand the very real sacrifice so many made and to honor these brave men and women.” University of Vermont,On Veterans Day, Friday November 11, members of the University of Vermont community will commemorate the more than 6,200 veterans who sacrificed their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars by participating in Remembrance Day National Roll Call, joining more than 170 campuses across the country.UVM’s Veterans Collaborative Organization and the Student Government Association are sponsoring the event.  UVM is the only Vermont school participating. Beginning at 7 am, 25 UVM students, faculty and staff will read the names of all of the veterans in chronological order, beginning with the first fallen soldier.  Each reader will speak for 15 minutes from a podium in front of the Bailey Howe library.  The reading of the names will take about eight hours to complete. More that 6,000 American flags honoring the fallen veterans will be displayed on the green in front of Bailey Howe.  The Kappa Sigma fraternity will also spread a large canvas near the podium outlining an American flag.  Passersby will be invited to place a hand or thumb-print on the canvas using cans of blue and red paint.  According to Ryan Little, president of the Veterans Collaborative Organization, the National Roll Call both honors those who gave their lives for their country and offers a way for the UVM community to come together over wars that, for many, are remote from their lives. last_img read more

Reno rumble: One of Brisbane’s oldest homes brought back to life

first_imgThe original Paddington homestead known as ‘Rockbourne’ has been renovated.BEYOND its overgrown and tired facade, the 1870s farmhouse was a piece of Brisbane’s history waiting to be brought back to life.When the Barnes family first set eyes on ‘Rockbourne’ in 2004, they knew they had found something special.The property at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, is one of the original homesteads in the iconic Ithaca Precinct.RELATED: Extravagant home taken from dated to daringPerched on a huge 1480 sqm block, the north-facing, elevated home was ripe for renovation, so the Barnes’s embarked on a labour of love.BEFORE: The front of the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The front of the house after it was renovated.“What was most important to us was that we maintained the integrity and history of the home,” owner Michelle Barnes said.“We agreed we would not rush into getting everything done or compromise on quality construction and finishes.“Instead, we took the approach that we would renovate as we could afford it.”So, they met with an architect, an arborist, a landscape designer and a builder to first plan the overall vision.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:59Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:59 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen5 tips to find the perfect flip00:59BEFORE: The back of the property at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The back of the property is unrecognisable after the renovation.After six months of planning, the mission was clear: to rejuvenate the historical Queenslander by kitting it out with classic, yet modern amenities, while staying true to its grace and charm.They restored the traditional facade, 12 foot ceilings, timber floors, doors, stained glass panels and fireplace, but added modern touches to make it more entertainment-friendly.MORE: This is what you get for a lazy $3m“We love cooking and holding dinner parties for friends and family so having a large kitchen with plenty of benchspace, ovens and cooktops and storage plus a large dining area was a priority — as was the outdoor entertainment area with a barbecue and a pizza oven,” Ms Barnes said.“It’s a home with so many beautiful memories, both with our family and those who lived here before us.”BEFORE: The living room inside the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The living room after it was renovated.They installed a new kitchen, complete with butler’s pantry, Subzero fridge, Vintec wine fridges, marble benchtops, hand painted cabinetry and European appliances.The new dining room is accented by Spotted Gum finishes and adjoins a large living room.There are six bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a dressing room and ensuite.The three bathrooms are accented by marble finishes and hand-crafted cabinetry, with the main bathroom boasting a cast-iron clawfoot bath.Downstairs, there is a rumpus room, decorated in Crema Pacifica honed marble flooring and bifold doors.This space is also ideal for a teenager/guest retreat or potentially self-contained granny flat style accommodation.BEFORE: A glimpse of the kitchen inside the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The kitchen after it was renovated.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoOutside, the Barnes’s installed a 9m x 4.5m saltwater swimming pool, surrounded by trees and landscaped gardens.One of the statement features of the property is the state-of-the-art alfresco pavilion by the pool, which is perfect for gatherings and includes an outdoor cinema for movie nights.A block of land this size is a rarity in Paddington, and also accommodates a cosy firepit, vegetable gardens, citrus trees and a chicken coop.BEFORE: The original kitchen and dining area during the renovation.AFTER: The kitchen and dining area after the renovation.But the hidden hero of the home is a sunlit study with floor-to-ceiling library, opening onto the wrap-around balcony.“It’s the smallest of all the rooms, but is beautifully lit throughout the day,” Ms Barnes said. “Surrounded by my books, arranged in floor-to-ceiling shelves, I never tire of reading or working in the study.“It overlooks the vegetable gardens, down the veranda and out to the city and receives the most delightful breezes.”BEFORE: A downstairs rumpus room in the original house before the renovation.AFTER: The wine cellar in the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, after the reno.The property is being offered for sale by Tyson Clarke of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.RENO FACT CHECK:Time taken: 15 yearsTotal spend: Can’t put a price on itVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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MBB : BACK IN ACTION: Melo’s play in return to lineup fuels Syracuse to victory over St. John’s

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img NEW YORK — After Syracuse started the game 1-for-6 from the field and fell behind in the first five minutes, it needed something to get going. The young St. John’s squad had the momentum and growing upset aspirations as the Orange’s open looks weren’t dropping.Enter Fab Melo.The Syracuse center turned the game around on back-to-back possessions. First, he grabbed a Kris Joseph miss and converted it into a two-handed tip slam to give SU its first lead of the game. Then, Melo swatted away a Moe Harkless layup on the ensuing St. John’s possession to start a fast break the other way. Scoop Jardine missed a contested layup, but Joseph grabbed the rebound with his right hand and tomahawked it through the hoop.‘That definitely got us going,’ Joseph said. ‘Plays like that get our juices flowing a little bit. That’s what we need sometimes. Those big plays let other big plays happen. It’s just a continuous thing.’The big plays continued as No. 2 SU ripped the Red Storm 95-70 on Saturday in front of 19,979 fans at Madison Square Garden. After missing three games due to an undisclosed academic issue, Melo scored a career-high 14 points and made his presence felt in the center of the 2-3 zone in his first action since Jan. 16 against Pittsburgh. Melo and the Orange (23-1, 10-1 Big East) dominated the glass, outrebounding St. John’s (10-13, 4-7 Big East) 42-31 and converting 16 offensive rebounds into 24 second-chance points on the way to the blowout win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe victory gave head coach Jim Boeheim his 879th career win, tying him with Dean Smith for third all-time among Division-I head coaches.‘It’s fun,’ Joseph said. ‘When you’re winning by this much in the Big East, we’ll take it. We had fun out there. Some great plays occurred, and that’s how we like to play.’The fun started for the Orange on those back-to-back putback slams by Melo and Joseph. That gave SU its first lead of the game, and it never trailed after that.The key to the Orange’s run in the first half was rebounding, something that has hindered Syracuse all season. But against an undersized St. John’s squad, the Orange hauled in 25 first-half rebounds to just 14 for the Red Storm. That helped it pick up 14 second-chance points before halftime, accounting for the 41-27 lead at the break.‘We just went after it a little bit better,’ Boeheim said. ‘St. John’s is not big — that helps. I just thought we had a little bit better effort going to the glass.’But coming out of halftime, Syracuse put the game out of reach, going to Melo down low immediately in the second half.Rakeem Christmas found him underneath for an easy layup just 11 seconds in. After a Jardine triple, SU beat the Red Storm press and Joseph connected with Melo for an emphatic alley-oop.‘We knew they would press the whole court, so we knew it would be easy for the ball to go inside,’ the sophomore center said. ‘That’s how I got my points.’Melo’s buckets aided a 16-3 Syracuse run to start the second half, which ultimately turned the game into a highlight reel for the Orange. Syracuse scored 54 points in a dominant second half that sealed the victory.And although Melo only finished with three rebounds and two blocks, both he and his teammates said his presence on defense made a major difference.‘He makes it a lot easier,’ forward C.J. Fair said. ‘Sometimes, you might make a mistake, somebody might slip behind you and Fab’s right there to block the shot. It makes up for a lot of mistakes, and he covers a lot of ground.’Melo was still able to practice with the team during his suspension, and that helped him to transition seamlessly back into the Orange lineup.He said he felt great being back on the court, and although he set a new career high with 14 points against the Red Storm, he believed he had more influence on the success of SU’s 2-3 zone.‘I know I affect the zone,’ Melo said. ‘I intimidate the other team. They’re not going to go inside to try to get layups, stuff like that. That’s what I do.’zjbrown@syr.edu last_img read more

Pakistan appoint Mustaq Ahmed as assistant coach

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board after much reluctance has agreed to coach Mickey Arthur’s request by appointing former legspinner Mustaq Ahmed as assistant coach for the England tour.”The board had initially rejected Arthur’s recommendation that Mushtaq should be attached as assistant coach with the team for the tour to England and it had told the new coach he will be assisted by former Test allrounder Azhar Mahmood,” a well-informed source in PCB told PTI.The source said Azhar was not available for the first part of the tour due to his prior commitments with English county, Surrey.”With Azhar not available for the Tests, the board found itself in a dicey situation with Arthur asking as to who would be assisting him as the team leaves for England around June 17th,” the source said.He said with time running out the board finally decided to allow Mushtaq to go with the team to England.”Initially, the board had explained to Arthur they couldn’t release Mushtaq since he was now working as head coach at the NCA in Lahore.”Ironically, the board had released Mushtaq quietly as assistant coach when Waqar Younis was head coach and Pakistan had gone to play in the Asia Cup and World T20.The source said the board had also accepted Arthur’s recommendation to hire former Australian wicketkeeper Steve Rixon as fielding coach of the team with Zimbabwe’s Grant Ludon now working as trainer.Rixon was assistant coach of the Australian team until January 2014 when Darren Lehmann opted for his own hand-picked support staff. The source said another important decision which the board has taken is to appoint a public relations firm in the United Kingdom for the duration of the Pakistan team s tour.advertisement”The public relations firm will be responsible for working with the Pakistan team management in England and will ensure that a positive image of Pakistan cricket is built throughout the tour,” the source added.The board had earlier tried to appoint a foreign media professional to work as media manager of the Pakistan team in England but failed to convince two candidates to accept the assignment.(with PTI inputs)last_img read more