Avoiding Ticks

first_imgIn Georgia, the risk of serious illness from a tick bite is low, but there’s no reason to give them a free meal.Long pants, tall socks and a little common sense will go a long way in helping Georgians avoid ticks this summer, according to Elmer Gray, a public health entomologist with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. “From Easter on, our most common ticks are active,” Gray said. “Whenever you walk into grass that touches your legs, you need to take precautions or you could come home with ticks. You don’t have to be in the woods to pick them up.”By Easter, Georgia’s lone star tick — the state’s most common tick — has started “questing,” an entomology term for the tick’s search for a blood meal. They crawl up to the top of a tall blade of grass and wait to hitch a ride on unsuspecting hikers or gardeners, or pets and other animals. Then they climb their victim until they find a vulnerable, warm spot and dig in.No matter what part of the body becomes the tick’s dining destination, there’s an almost 100 percent chance that it started its assault on the victim’s legs, Gray said.The best defense against ticks is to stay out of tall grass or brush. Stay on marked trails or sidewalks and avoid overgrown areas.Cut off ticks’ access when walking through the woods or working in overgrown areas by wearing long pants that are tucked into boots or socks and tucking in shirts. This may not be the most comfortable or stylish look, but it will keep ticks at bay, Gray said.He also recommends using insect repellents with DEET to provide an extra layer of protection for casual outdoor activities.Those spending a lot of time in brushy areas or in the woods this summer should invest in a permethrin treatment for their work, hunting or camping pants. These products are available in the camping section of sporting goods and big-box stores.The permethrin based products are only approved for application to clothing and are very effective in repelling all of our most common pests including ticks, chiggers and mosquitoes. Gray urges those using these products to follow the instructions that come on their product’s label. As always, it’s important to check for ticks after working or playing in a tick habitat. The only safe way to remove ticks is to use tweezers or your fingers to grab the tick as close to the skin as possible and carefully pull it out. People should wash the bite site, and their hands, after removing any type of tick.Essential oils or other tick-irritating substances may force the tick to move, but not before the distressed tick expels additional saliva and possibly pathogens into its host’s bloodstream, increasing the chance of tick-borne disease or infection.Ticks carrying lyme disease — the black-legged or deer tick in the eastern United States — are in Georgia, but they are not as common as the other species and the adults are most active in the fall. More common are the American dog ticks that can carry the bacteria that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Georgia sees about 75 cases of this illness each year. All tick bites can cause welts and itching that can last up to 10 to 14 days, but Gray urges Georgians to visit the doctor if they experience fever or extreme headaches or if they develop a localized rash that’s larger than a dime. Tick-connected headaches or fever will emerge five to seven days after tick contact.“We are very fortunate that we don’t have a lot of disease-carrying ticks in Georgia,” Gray said. “But nothing good comes from letting ticks bite us. We just don’t want ticks on us if we can avoid it … We need to be tick-smart.” One emerging concern surrounding ticks in Georgia is the connection between lone star tick bites and the development of an allergy to mammalian protein, which includes beef and pork. In some instances, the saliva of the lone star tick triggers an immune reaction that leads to an allergy to mammalian meat. It’s not an epidemic, Gray said, but there is a connection between the state’s most common tick and the allergy. That’s just another very good reason to avoid ticks this summer. For more information about how to protect yourself and your family from ticks, visit tinyurl.com/UGAExtensionTickProtection or search “ticks” at www.extension.uga.edu.last_img read more

Remarks of Speaker Shap Smith on the opening of the 2009-10 Legislative Biennium

first_imgJanuary 7, 2009 – Thank you, and what a wonderful day it is today.  I want to begin by thanking my wife, Melissa.  She is a strong, compassionate, intelligent and beautiful woman and I am lucky to be married to her.  I also want to thank my children, Eli and Mia.  I am very lucky to have such wonderful, intelligent and (mostly) well-behaved kids.  To my family – my father and step-mother, my mother and step-father, my brothers and step-sister – thank you for your continued support.I also want to thank my colleagues here today.  I could not be more excited about working with such a smart and capable group of people in this House.  Over the coming months, we will disagree from time to time.  But disagreement is healthy – it allows us to tease out the best course of action and make the best decisions for Vermont.  I thank you in advance for these disagreements and for your hard work to ultimately reach the best decisions for all Vermonters.As we open this session, I want to reflect on an experience I had last year that brought into focus for me why I am here today; I’m sure all of you have had similar experiences that have brought into focus your own reasons for service in this body.Last October, on a beautiful fall day, I went with my daughter to pick up my son from school.  I had a busy day and wanted to get back to prepare dinner and make lunches.  But my kids wanted to go play.  I decided to stop and take a moment.  We went down to the swings and as my kids played on that beautiful October day, I looked out over the same playground that I had played on as a child.  I saw the same ball fields and the same schools that I had grown up with.  And I saw in the background the same Green Mountains that I had hiked in as a kid. I realized then, just how lucky I am to have been able to return and raise my kids in the same vibrant community I grew up in.  I also realized that it was the work of men and women in this same chamber 30 years ago that made this possible.  Their work preserved our working landscape and built our vibrant communities and outstanding school system.Now, just as legislators went to work 30 years ago to build a future for Vermont that allowed me to return and raise my children here, so too do we go to work today to help lay the groundwork for a similarly bright future for our children.Every Vermonter knows the seriousness of our state’s challenges in the coming weeks and months, but we must also look beyond the immediate crisis toward building a stronger, more vibrant state for the future.  Working together, we must all focus our efforts in this building over the coming months on the policies and priorities that will keep Vermonters working, warm and well.It is precisely because we must confront immediate and long-term challenges that we can and must rethink the way we think about our state government and the way we deliver services to Vermonters. Our work must focus the state on providing a helping hand when Vermonters need it most.  Our policies and priorities can and should:Keep Vermonters working by ensuring they have access to ongoing education and training and helping to create growth opportunities for Vermont businesses, particularly small businesses;Keep Vermonters warm by ensuring every Vermonter has access to safe and reliable heat in their homes and by building opportunities to weatherize their homes and businesses; and,Keep Vermonters well by partnering with them and their families to make sure they have access to quality and affordable health care and mental health services.As we confront our immediate budget challenges and as we work to craft policies across the board that keep Vermonters working, warm and well, it is imperative that our state government reaches these goals efficiently and effectively.We are now facing an immediate crisis, which requires an immediate response. This crisis is why today I am calling on this House to craft and pass a $150 million bond-based Economic Recovery package to keep Vermonters working now and in the future.The centerpiece of the proposal is a public works jobs program modeled after one championed by Governor Richard Snelling in 1983.  Together, we can keep Vermonters working and strengthen our state’s public assets for the future.Additionally, I am calling for a major reinvestment in Vermont’s crumbling transportation infrastructure.  Our roads, bridges, rail and public transit system keep the Vermont economy moving and current and future businesses are looking to us to ensure they are well constructed and maintained.While the economy will be the first order of business and at the top of our agenda, there are many other pressing needs this body must confront, from strengthening public safety laws to building a strong energy future and retaining our working landscape. With the talent and creativity I see here in this chamber today, I know that we can work together and accomplish important work for Vermonters both on the economy and on these other issues.Now is the time for decisive action.  Now is the time for this legislature to follow in the footsteps of the legislature 30 years ago, which built a Vermont in which we are all proud to raise our children.Now is the time to get to work, which is why on this opening day of the session, after the election of the Clerks and the adoption of our House rules, I shall direct the Clerk to journalize the appointment of the following committees:AGRICULTUREPartridge, Chair of WindhamLawrence, Vice-Chair of LyndonMalcolm ® of PawletAinsworth of RoyaltonBray of New HavenConquest of NewburyMcAllister of HighgateMcNeil of Rutland TownStevens of ShorehamTaylor of Barre CityToll of DanvilleAPPROPRIATIONSHeath, Chair of WestfordLarson, Vice-Chair of BurlingtonHelm ® of CastletonAcinapura of BrandonCrawford of BurkeJohnson of South HeroKeenan of St. Albans CityManwaring of WilmingtonMiller of ShaftsburyMinter of WaterburyMorley of BartonCOMMERCEKitzmiller, Chair of MontpelierMarcotte, Vice-Chair of CoventryShand ® of WeathersfieldBotzow of PownalBissonette of WinooskiClerkin of HartfordDickinson of St. Albans TownLorber of BurlingtonSmith of MendonTurner of MiltonWilson of ManchesterEDUCATIONDonovan, Chair of BurlingtonMook, Vice-Chair of BenningtonClark ® of VergennesGeier of South BurlingtonGilbert of FairfaxKilmartin of Newport CityPearce of RichfordPeltz of WoodburyPerley of EnosburgWaite-Simpson of EssexZenie of ColchesterFISH, WILDLIFE & WATER RESOURCESDeen, Chair of WestminsterAdams, Vice-Chair of HartlandMcCullough ® of WillistonBohi of HartfordFagan of Rutland CityLewis of DerbyNease of JohnsonSpengler of ColchesterWebb of ShelburneGENERAL, HOUSING & MILITARY AFFAIRSHead, Chair of South BurlingtonBaker, Vice-Chair of West RutlandMoran ® of WardsboroJohnson of CanaanRam of BurlingtonSavage of SwantonSouth of St. JohnsburyStevens of WaterburyGOVERNMENT OPERATIONSSweaney, Chair of WindsorAtkins, Vice-Chair of WinooskiDevereux ® of Mount HollyConsejo of SheldonEvans of EssexHigley of LowellHubert of MiltonLeriche of HardwickMartin of WolcottMcDonald of BerlinTownsend of RandolphAGRICULTUREPartridge, Chair of WindhamLawrence, Vice-Chair of LyndonMalcolm ® of PawletAinsworth of RoyaltonBray of New HavenConquest of NewburyMcAllister of HighgateMcNeil of Rutland TownStevens of ShorehamTaylor of Barre CityToll of DanvilleAPPROPRIATIONSHeath, Chair of WestfordLarson, Vice-Chair of BurlingtonHelm ® of CastletonAcinapura of BrandonCrawford of BurkeJohnson of South HeroKeenan of St. Albans CityManwaring of WilmingtonMiller of ShaftsburyMinter of WaterburyMorley of BartonCOMMERCEWhich I will ask the Rules Committee to rename the Committee on Commerce and Economic DevelopmentKitzmiller, Chair of MontpelierMarcotte, Vice-Chair of CoventryShand ® of WeathersfieldBotzow of PownalBissonette of WinooskiClerkin of HartfordDickinson of St. Albans TownLorber of BurlingtonSmith of MendonTurner of MiltonWilson of ManchesterEDUCATIONDonovan, Chair of BurlingtonMook, Vice-Chair of BenningtonClark ® of VergennesGeier of South BurlingtonGilbert of FairfaxKilmartin of Newport CityPearce of RichfordPeltz of WoodburyPerley of EnosburgWaite-Simpson of EssexZenie of ColchesterFISH, WILDLIFE & WATER RESOURCESDeen, Chair of WestminsterAdams, Vice-Chair of HartlandMcCullough ® of WillistonBohi of HartfordFagan of Rutland CityLewis of DerbyNease of JohnsonSpengler of ColchesterWebb of ShelburneGENERAL, HOUSING & MILITARY AFFAIRSHead, Chair of South BurlingtonBaker, Vice-Chair of West RutlandMoran ® of WardsboroJohnson of CanaanRam of BurlingtonSavage of SwantonSouth of St. JohnsburyStevens of WaterburyGOVERNMENT OPERATIONSSweaney, Chair of WindsorAtkins, Vice-Chair of WinooskiDevereux ® of Mount HollyConsejo of SheldonEvans of EssexHigley of LowellHubert of MiltonLeriche of HardwickMartin of WolcottMcDonald of BerlinTownsend of RandolphHEALTH CAREMaier, Chair of MiddleburyMilkey, Vice-Chair of BrattleboroWheeler ® of DerbyCopeland-Hanzas of BradfordGreshin of WarrenMorrissey of BenningtonO’Brien of RichmondPoirier of Barre CityTill of JerichoTrombley of Grand IsleWizowati of BurlingtonHUMAN SERVICESPugh, Chair of BurlingtonFisher, Vice-Chair of LincolnDonahue ® of NorthfieldAndrews of Rutland CityFrank of UnderhillFrench of RandolphHaas of RochesterMcFaun of Barre TownMrowicki of PutneyO’Donnell of VernonOrr of CharlotteINSTITUTIONSEmmons, Chair of SpringfieldMyers, Vice-Chair of EssexRodgers ® of GloverBrowning of ArlingtonDavis of WashingtonHooper of MontpelierKoch of Barre TownLarocque of BarnetLenes of ShelburneMacaig of WillistonReis of St. JohnsburyJUDICIARYLippert, Chair of HinesburgGrad, Vice-Chair of MoretownFlory ® of PittsfordDonaghy of PoultneyFrench of ShrewsburyJewett of RiptonKomline of DorsetMarek of NewfaneMartin of SpringfieldPellett of ChesterScheuermann of StoweNATURAL RESOURCES & ENERGYKlein, Chair of East MontpelierKrawczyk, Vice-Chair of BenningtonNuovo ® of MiddleburyCanfield of Fair HavenCheney of NorwichEdwards of BrattleboroJerman of Essex JunctionMitchell of BarnardWeston of BurlingtonWright of BurlingtonYoung of St. Albans CityTRANSPORTATIONWestman, Chair of CambridgePotter, Vice-Chair of ClarendonAudette ® of South BurlingtonAswad of BurlingtonBrennan of ColchesterBurke of BrattleboroCorcoran of BenningtonCourcelle of Rutland CityHowrigan of FairfieldLanpher of VergennesPeaslee of GuildhallWAYS & MEANSObuchowski, Chair of RockinghamAncel, Vice-Chair of CalaisBranagan ® of GeorgiaClarkson of WoodstockCondon of ColchesterHoward of RutlandHube of LondonderryMasland of ThetfordSharpe of BristolWinters of WilliamstownZuckerman of Burlingtonlast_img read more

Arteta: Haruna Babangida best young player I played with

first_img “But I remember this guy named Haruna Babangida, wow. Read Also:Arteta reckons Arsenal ‘homework’ could lead to new coaches “As a 15-year-old he was the best player in the world, I can’t even describe how talented he was. He ended up in Greece and Cyprus. He should have become a star.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has spoken of the best young player he played with at Barcelona. Mikel Arteta Arteta came through the youth system at Barca with some of the club’s future greats. And he recalled: “We had Pepe Reina, Victor Valdes, Andres Iniesta and Carles Puyol.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Toplast_img read more

Wanda Joan Hutson

first_imgThose surviving who will cherish Wanda’s memory include her aunt, Doris Hutson of Penntown; uncle, Bill Schocke of Hartford City, Indiana, and many cousins, friends, and neighbors.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved sister Shirley, on September 21, 2015. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, from 10 to 11a.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Penntown.  Pastor Lynne Busch will officiate the service beginning at 11 a.m.   Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Wanda Joan Hutson, of Penntown, was born on October 6, 1932, at home in Penntown, a daughter to the late Calvin William and Berdella Abplanalp Hutson.  Her church and faith were very important to Wanda; she was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Penntown where she taught Sunday school for over 60 years.  Wanda was a homemaker and also helped outside her home caring for children of several families.  She loved her family and friends and often claimed, “You just never knew what kind of trouble she could get into next.”  On Thursday, December 29, 2016, at the age of 84, Wanda passed away at UC Health West Chester.center_img Memorial donations may be directed to the American Lung Association or to the Merom Conference Center, PO Box 127, Merom, Indiana, 47861.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Wanda Hutson.last_img read more

Couple issues warning after newborn contracts the coronavirus

first_imgA couple from Ohio is issuing a warning to the public about taking social distancing measures seriously after the father and their newborn became ill will the coronavirus.Sean and Dawn Clancy say they gave birth to their son on March 23rd without any complications and were allowed to return home, however, 12 days later they were back in the hospital after the couple noticed their son was exhibiting signs of the coronavirus.Sean told reporters that he was not feeling well and noticed that his newborn son also seemed to be under the weather:“I was down for the count, and then a few days later, Eli was,” Sean Clancy said. “Eli was really lethargic; he wasn’t acting how he had been normally acting; his eyes weren’t really opening.The couple rushed the child to the hospital where both father and son tested positive for the coronavirus.Fortunately, the family is recovering well considering the situation, but Sean says the whole thing was eyeopening for him:“We can’t explain to him what’s going on,” he said. “It was a helpless feeling that here I have this brand-new son and I can’t do anything for him; she can’t do anything for him.”They are also warning others about taking the social distancing seriously.The couple says they followed the social distancing rules but decided to allow their stepdaughter to visit the child when they brought him home. The couple believes that though the stepsister did not show any signs of the virus, she may have passed it on to them.As for now, the couple is sleeping in separate bedrooms, using different bathrooms, and wearing face mask until test show that Sean is no longer contagious:“Just stay home, keep your distance, two weeks at home is better than a month in the hospital,” Sean said.last_img read more

Cricket News Live Streaming Cricket, India vs West Indies, 2nd Test: Watch IND Vs WI Live Match at SonyLiv & Sony Sports Network

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Live Streaming Cricket, India vs West Indies, 2nd Test : A 3-0 sweep in the Twenty20 Internationals. A 2-0 series win in the three-match ODIs with one game getting washed out. A 318-run win in the Antigua Test match. So far, Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team will feel like how the tourists arriving in the Caribbean feel – absolutely overjoyed. Kohli’s Indian team have been dominat in all facets, be it bowling, batting and fielding across all formats. India are runaway favourites going into the second and final match at the Sabina Park against a team that neither showed the resolve nor the aptitude required to put up a sustained fight in five-day cricket. “The conditions here are good and the pitch also looks good. We are expecting another good performance,” bowling coach Bharath Arun said on Wednesday. Jasprit Bumrah (match haul of 6 wickets) and Ishant Sharma (8 wickets) exposed the opposition’s technical frailties and they will be gunning for more in the second game. It is unlikely that India will be tinkering with their playing XI. India ticked all the right boxes in the Test match in Antigua. However, there is a major question mark regarding Rishabh Pant’s form. The left-hander is currently having a torrid time in the Caribbean, having scored just one fifty across all formats. Pant is currently facing plenty of heat regarding his place in the side and with Wriddhiman Saha waiting in the wings, the Jamaica Test could be a make-or-break situation for Pant.How, when and where to watch live streaming of IND vs WI 2nd Test match:When is India vs West Indies 2nd Test match?The India vs West Indies 1st Test match will start on August 30, Friday.What time does the live coverage of India vs West Indies 2nd Test start in India (time in IST)?India vs West Indies 2nd Test match will start at 08:00 PM IST on August 30, Friday.Where will India vs West Indies 2nd Test match be played?The India vs West Indies 2nd Test match will be played at Sabina Park cricket stadium in Jamaica.How and where to watch online live streaming of the India vs West Indies 2nd Test match?You can watch India vs West Indies 2nd Test live streaming on SonyLiv app and sonyliv.com website last_img read more

Take in nature with these socially distant LA sights & hikes

first_imgDue to the coronavirus, the indoor galleries and some high-touch outdoor areas — including the Children’s Garden and the Conservatory — remain closed. However, The Huntington boasts 14 other themed gardens spread out over an astounding 120 acres that are a treat to visit any time of year. With nearly 15,000 different plants, the grounds are bursting with flowers, herbs and foliage of every imaginable color and scent.  If you’re a movie buff, you’ll recognize that this pier and the famous Lighthouse Café behind it are featured in “La La Land.” For bonus points and an added layer of fun, pop in some headphones and listen to the movie soundtrack as you and your friends ride back down the bike path.  Once you reach the summit, you’ll find plenty of striking boulder formations — a good place to rest, have lunch and take in the quiet landscape. Foot traffic on the wide trails is light and these rocky outcrops can be great places to practice meditation and breathing exercises alone, with your quarantine pod or alongside a few socially distanced friends.  Sights  Some weekend warriors enjoy biking the entire 21-mile beach path in a single day, but I’d recommend starting small for your first time on The Strand. A popular choice is the stretch from Manhattan Beach to Hermosa Beach. This mile-and-a-half route is ideal around sunset so that when you reach the famous Hermosa Beach Pier, you can watch the sun dip below the horizon.  Art by Sara Heymann Marvin Braude Bike Trail  Established in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington and his wife Arabella, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution located just 30 minutes from campus in the quiet suburbs of San Marino.  As the second week of classes begins, those who have moved back to Los Angeles are likely looking to fill the void. So for those itching to escape the confines of their apartments and get some fresh air, here is a list of socially distant sights and hiking trails to explore in and around the city.  Whether you’re a hiker, trail runner, bird watcher or flower enthusiast, this trail has enough variety to satisfy any outdoorsman’s needs. The landscape frequently changes on the hike, from tree tunnels to vast grass fields, and includes several creek crossings. One section of the trail is a dead ringer for the alpine meadow in the opening scene of “The Sound of Music” — you’ll almost expect to see Julie Andrews twirling around in the wildflowers when you walk through it.  Let’s face it, weekends in college are not what they used to be. With the student body scattered to the four winds this semester, the typical atmosphere of door-to-door frat parties, late-night food runs with friends on Fig and Downtown L.A. day trips has become a faint recollection. (Although some people seem to be having a hard time letting go of the past when it comes to off-campus ragers.) The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens  Backbone Trail to Corral Canyon Road  The steep incline for the last half of the hike will definitely get your blood pumping and can be difficult for some when wearing face masks, but the views of Malibu Canyon from the top are good compensation, as are the wildflowers and other native flora that line the trail on your way up. If you take the trail to Castro Crest, you’ll also find an unusual spiral rock art formation on the ground maintained by hikers over the years.center_img Waterman Mountain Loop Trail  While Musch Trail often has heavier foot traffic than the Waterman Mountain Loop Trail, there are large footpath sections that are wide enough to maintain social distance when passing others. The first half of the trail is pretty flat and gradually gets steeper with a pretty serious incline the last mile or so, but the final push up the hill is more than worth it when you see the far-out rock formations. If you aren’t afraid of heights, climb to the top of the sloping rocks and take in the Pacific Ocean’s 180-degree view.  Hikes  Whether you’re a photographer, artist, architecture student or looking to practice mindfulness, a visit to The Huntington Gardens is one of the best ways to experience L.A. while maintaining social distancing.  Musch Trail to Eagle Rock is bound to make for an exciting weekend adventure from the strange art to the otherworldly rock formations at the end of the hike.  Another day hike option is Musch Trail to Eagle Rock. About a 40-minute drive from campus, the 4.5-mile-long trail is located in the middle of Topanga Canyon. You’ll be treated to bohemian roadside art installations reminiscent of 1970s counterculture along the journey to the trailhead.  If you’re looking to leave the city bubble and get out into nature, consider a hike along the Waterman Mountain Loop Trail. Located in the Angeles National Forest, a little more than an hour’s drive from campus, this six-mile-long, moderately rated route features stunning alpine views of the San Gabriel Mountains. Massive pine and cedar trees line the trail providing shade and an intoxicating aroma can be enjoyed even through face masks.  While picnics are not permitted, consider swinging by the 1919 Café for grab-and-go refreshments that you can enjoy while strolling through the grounds.  For the environmentally conscious Trojans out there, a bike ride along the Marvin Braude Bike Trail — also known as The Strand — is the ideal way to get a taste for the various beach towns dotting the L.A. coastline. Starting at Will Rogers State Beach in the Pacific Palisades, The Strand passes through popular Southern California destinations, including Santa Monica, Venice and Dockweiler (to name a few) before ending at Torrance Beach.  For those looking to break away from their screens, a trip to The Huntington is perfect for clearing the mental clutter after a long week of online classes.  Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, less than an hour from campus, Backbone Trail is another essential L.A. hike. The 63-mile-long trail is best made for weekend trips in smaller sections; one popular choice is a trek from Backbone Trail up to Corral Canyon Road.  Musch Trail to Eagle Rock last_img read more

Student input influences administration

first_imgQuick said student forums are integral because many internal discussions spring from issues students bring up.“The undergraduates had good suggestions about how to better position the university relative to the role in the community,” Quick said.  “They had a lot of input on GE’s and how to think about general education as a part of preparing students for the 21st century. Our internal discussions have been based on that, thinking about those kinds of issues.”Some students said they are skeptical about how much administration values their input.  Hayley Sherman, a sophomore majoring in international relations said it is difficult for students to know what qualities the new dean should have.“I don’t really know what a dean does,” Sherman said. “I don’t know if students have the time or interest to go to forums so maybe that’s not the best option.”Despite student hesitations, Quick said administration is looking to understand the qualities and characteristics students’ value and want to see in the school’s leadership.“Maybe an undergraduate doesn’t have the full idea of what a dean even is.” Quick said.  “I don’t think you need to know the whole job description to have an opinion on what kind of person the dean should be.”Some students said they are thankful that administration cares enough to ask.“It is really interesting that my role within the college is not lost among the many students,” said Alexa Pace, a junior majoring in psychology.  “This shows that they care about individual students.” As the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences evolves its image, academic content and administration, its leadership is reaching out to students and constituents more often, Executive Vice Provost Michael Quick said.The school held a forum Tuesday to ask students what they wanted the search committee to look for in a new dean, as current Dean Howard Gillman will step down at the end of the year. Earlier in the semester, USC Dornsife College held forums on how the school should rebrand itself in light of the $200-million donation.Speaking up · USC Dornsife Dean Howard Gillman will step down this year. Student input will be considered in the search for a new dean. – Daily Trojan file photolast_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse-Florida State outcome

first_img Published on October 30, 2015 at 7:12 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Sam Blum (5-2)House of HorrorsFlorida State 24, Syracuse 10It won’t be dark on Halloween when Syracuse plays Florida State on Saturday, but the Orange will come away with nightmares nonetheless. SU continues its midseason decline even without the powerful Dalvin Cook playing for the Seminoles. One player was never going to be the difference between SU and one of the nation’s best teams.Jesse Dougherty (4-3)State of the seasonFlorida State 35, Syracuse 14Florida State is coming off a loss to a team it shouldn’t lose to. If Syracuse thinks that’s going to happen two weeks in a row, it hasn’t watched much Seminoles football in recent years. The star running back Cook isn’t playing but, well, next man up. The Orange’s season is reeling and Tallahassee isn’t the place to knock it back on track.Matt Schneidman (6-1)BooSyracuse 27, Florida State 24AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt’s Halloween, but the boos at Doak Campbell Stadium won’t be scaring anyone. They’ll be directed at the Cook-less Seminoles, who find a way to lose their second consecutive game to a sub-.500 ACC team. Roberto Aguayo misses a long, late field goal, and the Orange’s season springs back to life.Paul Schwedelson (6-1)Pre-Made MealFlorida State 35, Syracuse 16No Cook is no problem for the Seminoles as Everett Golson and Co. toasts the inferior Orange. SU had its chances to get fat on wins in the past three weeks but the downhill slide is picking up too much speed for Syracuse to pull off a win that would potentially salvage its crumbling season. Commentslast_img read more