Sodexo contract set to expire, administration looking for feedback

first_imgMariana Rivas Horoscope: November 15, 2019 Linkedin Mariana Rivas TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Mariana Rivas Horoscope: November 14, 2019 printStudents tired of the current dining options offered on campus could be in luck next year.TCU’s current dining contract with Sodexo is set to end in August of 2018. The administration is now trying to determine whether to renew a 10-year contract to consider drafting a new one with a different company.“We are seeking people’s feedback about what is going well, what needs change and what we might need in the next several years as the demographics of our campus continue to change,” said Vice Chancellor Kathy Cavins-Tull.Students, faculty, and staff members are invited to participate in an open forum Sept. 18 at noon in the Tucker Technology Center to discuss their opinions on the current Sodexo food contract. For those who can’t attend the meeting, there will also be a campus-wide survey and people can send written feedback to [email protected] first open forum to discuss the dining contract was Wednesday, where mostly staff and faculty members were in attendance and praised the kind and welcoming nature of the employees in dining services. As for student opinion on the food, Student Government Association (SGA) Representative Laredo Loyd said that Sodexo does a good job of catering to the university lifestyle with programs like Late Night and Sunday brunch.However other SGA representatives were not as happy with the Sodexo options, citing market Square’s layout, its lack of ethnic and diverse food options, its lackluster food quality and the out-of-budget catering price for student organizations as some of the issues with the contract.Hall Director Keely Teters said that some students have to eat after or before traditional meal times which can limit their options at Market Square even more.Several students are also less than pleased with their choices at Market Square. “Market Square I think could definitely use some help,” said sophomore Callie McClellan. “Most people eat there, but I feel like they have the least quality food.”A vocal displeasure at the Sodexo food options is a common occurrence from many students around campus, dating back for years.As for solutions to their issues with Market Square, SGA Representative Alexis Hood suggested that local produce be available in retail shops in order to accommodate the growing population of students with food allergies and vegan and vegetarian students.Some faculty and staff members also said that bringing more food trucks on campus could reach far-off campus locations, and it could allow for more diverse, healthier options.The Food Service Review Committee encourages all students to suggest ways that TCU dining can improve long-term and send them to their SGA representatives or to the [email protected] email.The committee is expecting to reach a decision on the Sodexo contract by the end of the semester.</p><section><h2>Should the Sodexo contract be renewed?</h2></section><section><h2>Yes</h2></section><section><h3>No</h3></section><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Quiz Maker – powered by RiddleCorrection: A previous version of this story stated the incorrect email address. The correct email address is [email protected] + posts ReddIt ReddIt New Stacks location. Mariana Rivas is a junior journalism major at TCU. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, she grew up in Houston, Texas. You can usually find her drinking coffee, hanging out with friends or writing about anything she is passionate about! Mariana Rivas Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Mariana Rivas Horoscope: November 13, 2019 Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Twitter Previous articleTCU looks to avoid becoming a cautionary tale against SMUNext articleTrack and Field releases 2017-2018 indoor and outdoor schedules Mariana Rivas RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Venezuelan migrant families manage struggles for citizenship in Colombialast_img read more

Sitting for anthem shows lack of ethics

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I’ve been sitting on the sideline listening to various opinions on the seemingly vogue practice of professional football players, at least for some of them, refusing to stand for the National Anthem. They’ve fabricated reasons to justify their actions, of which many have supported on First Amendment grounds.I strongly support the Constitution and do my best to avoid picking and choosing only the parts that support my opinions. I thus agree that the players have a right to protest. One thing that I’ve noticed to be conspicuously absent from the various pro and con statements on this issue is one very important word; that word is “ethics.” Though the players have the First Amendment right to protest, doing so during the National Anthem is abhorrently unethical. It’s disrespectful to everyone who’s served this nation, living and dead. It’s disrespectful to every patriot in our nation.Another right these players don’t have is the right to protest on the job. I know that I would be fired for doing so.The statement the protesting players are really making is that they lack basic moral values. They lack the ability to determine that the protesting should be done on their own time and not during the National Anthem; not the message they wanted to get across.Niskayuna High School announcing it won’t play the anthem before a game is a stunningly poor decision. The school’s job is to teach its students to better prepare them for their adult lives. Instead, they’ve been taught how to dodge an issue.Don SteciakGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Denmark’s Rasmus wins the McGregor Trophy by six

first_img14 Jul 2016 Denmark’s Rasmus wins the McGregor Trophy by six Denmark’s Rasmus Hojgaard put on a command performance today to win the McGregor Trophy by six shots, finishing on seven-under par at Royal Ashdown Forest in Sussex.  The 15-year-old signed off with a birdie on the 72nd hole, having shot two-under 70 and 67 in the final two rounds, speeding away from his rivals in the English U16 boys’ open stroke play championship. He also won the Jean Case Memorial Salver for the best gross score by an U15 player, finishing nine shots ahead of second placed Dylan de Prosperis of Italy. Hojgaard adds this win to his Danish amateur title which he won two weeks ago and to the bronze medal won last week when Denmark’s boys finished third in their European team championship. “It has been an incredible three weeks,” said Hojgaard, who ranks his McGregor triumph as the greatest of his successes because of its international status. The runner-up on one-under par was Michael Gilbert of Chelmsford in Essex, who recently won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. “It’s a real confidence boost for next week,” he said as he looked forward to the U18 Carris Trophy. Third place was shared by de Prosperis, who made a big move with 68 in the third round, and by England’s Harry Goddard (Hanbury Manor), who was the halfway leader. Fourteen-year-old Dominic Clemons (Gog Magog) scored 68 in the last round and finished on three-over, sharing fifth place with Yorkshire’s Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham). Hojgaard started today on level par, three shots behind Goddard and one ahead of Daughtrey, but after round three he held a one-shot lead. In the afternoon he played superb golf with just one small flaw when he three-putted the 15th for his only bogey of the afternoon. For the rest he fired at the pins and grabbed his birdie chances. On the outward half he claimed three in a row from the fourth, moving to five-under for the championship and distancing himself from his rivals.  Three more birdies came on the back nine, including two in the last three holes, which satisfied Hojgaard after his struggles there in the first two rounds. He is pictured, left, celebrating his 18th hole birdie. If he found an awkward situation he made the solution look easy, for example on the seventh when he had to play from the rough with the ball lying well below his feet. The ball sailed out and on to the green en route to another par. He was grouped with Goddard and Daughtrey who played with great determination as they chased him. All three produced some great golf, with plenty of birdies – and an eagle from Goddard on the eighth. But Daughtrey came to grief on the short 14th where his tee shot found a nasty lie in the heathery humps and hillocks just off the green. Similarly, the 16th cost Goddard dearly after his drive went in the heather. Meanwhile, Gilbert climbed the leaderboard with a pair of 70s today, despite the toll taken by the difficult 17th which cost him three shot in total. “I hate that hole!” he laughed. Otherwise, he managed six birdies and an eagle during the course of the two rounds. Click here for the full scores Images © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Get ready for Baker Mayfield starting against Raiders in Week 4

first_imgYOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?Make your Raiders-Dolphins pick & challenge our pros***ALAMEDA — Hue Jackson is playing it coy, but you can bet Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield will be making his first NFL start in Oakland on Sept. 30.According to the sports online site, Mayfield is a 1-to-100 favorite to face the Raiders in Week 4, with the odds on 2018 starter Tyrod Taylor 50-to-1.Jackson declined to state the obvious after the Browns, with Mayfield coming to the rescue, beat the …last_img

Ohio Farm Bureau, North High Brewing announce centennial beer

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio’s farmers and craft beer enthusiasts will soon celebrate the release of a new specialty beer. Cover Crop, from North High Brewing, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ohio Farm Bureau.Cover Crop is a light-bodied, easy drinking golden ale that is crisp, refreshing and perfect for relaxing after a day of hard work in the office, factory or farm. The name Cover Crop honors the revival of a farming practice that sustains the land and its surrounding environment.Cover Crop will be released in package and draft beginning in December and be available throughout 2019 wherever North High beer is sold.Ohio Farm Bureau Director of Membership Sales Adam Carney talks with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood about the unique product. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Using local ingredients was important for both Ohio Farm Bureau and North High Brewing, which is a member of Farm Bureau. Cover Crop is to be brewed with local malt sourced from Rustic Brew Farm in Marysville, Ohio. Farm owner Matt Cunningham’s family has farmed nearly 100 years growing traditional row crops. They’ve been Farm Bureau members for most of that time. Within the past few years Cunningham added barley and a malting house to diversify the farm and create opportunities for future generations.“Craft beer fans really appreciate local ingredients,” said Adam Sharp, Ohio Farm Bureau’s executive vice president. “Our partnership with North High Brewing connects us to Ohioans who enjoy knowing all about the products they buy.  This is a fun way to celebrate our centennial and build some appreciation of Ohio’s agricultural community.”Sharp said the name, Cover Crop, is appropriate.  “It’s a practice used generations ago to improve the soil and is now coming back as a way to protect water quality,” he said.“We’re excited and honored to craft Cover Crop with the help of Ohio farmers,” said North High Brewing brewmaster Jason McKibben.  Creating a beer with Ohio ingredients is a fitting way to commemorate the Farm Bureau’s anniversary, he added. “It’s a way we can make a definite connection between our customers and Ohioans with the No. 1 industry in Ohio, which is agriculture,” he said. “It’s really just an honor—it adds gravity to what we do.”The release of Cover Crop is part of a year-long centennial celebration for Ohio Farm Bureau.  Other activities include a member only concert by country artist Chase Bryant, barn paintings, and vintage collectables. The centennial celebration officially kicks off at the 2018 annual meeting Dec. 6 – 7 in Columbus.Updates on Cover Crop and all aspects of the centennial celebration are at North High BrewingNorth High Brewing was founded in 2011 as Columbus’ first and only Brew on Premises establishment. Realizing the demand for craft beer, North High expanded to a full scale production brewery in 2013. North High currently distributes its award winning beer across the state of Ohio in both draft and package.About Ohio Farm BureauAs a grassroots membership organization, Ohio Farm Bureau was founded to ensure the growth of Ohio food and farms. Throughout its 100-year history, Ohio Farm Bureau has impacted agriculture by advocating for reasonable government policy, developing opportunities for young farmers, supporting local food initiatives, and funding efforts to protect the environment, water quality and farmland preservation.last_img read more

Testing… Testing… Homes as Net-Zero Laboratories

first_imgTwo home-as-lab initiatives that have been attracting attention lately both focus on achieving net-zero-energy performance and finding ways to do it cost effectively.The first of these is the Lab Home, a project of S&A Homes, which operates primarily in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and researchers from Integrated Building and Construction Solutions (IBACOS) and the Best Practices Research Alliance. Pittsburgh-based IBACOS, which guides Best Practices’ research projects and educational initiatives, chose to work with S&A Homes on the project because of the company’s experience with the construction of production homes that are relatively energy-efficient, with HERS index ratings averaging 68 in natural-gas communities and 77 in heat-pump communities.Completed in October in Ohio Township, Pennsylvania, the Lab Home has staggered-stud exterior walls insulated to R-40, with spray foam at band joists, windows, and doors; blown-in fiberglass insulation on the interior side of the sheathing, 2 in. of extruded polystyrene on the outside, an outer layer of housewrap, and vinyl siding. The roof, topped with reflective shingles, is insulated to R-60 with 17 in. of fiberglass. (The roof clearance was raised several inches to accommodate the insulation, and the housewrap was extended into the attic to block air and moisture.)Strategic redundanciesThree HVAC distribution systems are in place to provide comparative performance information: a system of PVC pipes, a system of insulated ductboard, and traditional ductwork. The project team said the building has a low rate of air leakage and is equipped with an UltimateAir RecoupAerator 200DX energy-recovery ventilator.“In terms of HVAC specifically, sensors will monitor how well the different distribution systems perform, both in terms of the degree of comfort provided and in the thermal enclosure factors that influence the system’s success or failure,” Dave Stecher. a performance testing and monitoring specialist for IBACOS, told for a recent article on the project.S&A installed 2 in. of XPS underneath the slab of the house. Another sub-slab feature, farther down in the soil: tubing for a ground-source heat pump (GSHP). The GSHP also has two 150-ft.-deep vertical ground loops. Th house has a photovoltaic system that includes 16 250-watt panels on the garage roof.About 300 sensors throughout the 2,772-sq.-ft. four-bedroom house are hooked to computers and other devices that will monitor the building’s mechanical systems, compare their reliability and efficiency, and track the home’s overall energy use, unoccupied, for three years. After that, the house will be sold and, once occupied, monitored for another two years.A stimulus-funded lab homeThe other experimental project was announced late last month by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the physical sciences research laboratory of the Department of Commerce. NIST says it has broken ground on a 2,700-sq.-ft. house that will be built on its Gaithersburg, Maryland, campus and designed to produce more energy than it consumes over the course of a year.Dubbed the Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility and funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the two-story building will, like Lab Home, accommodate elaborate simulation and monitoring systems that will make the house “perform” as if it were occupied by a family of four and demonstrate the merits of its design and equipment, which will include a photovoltaic system. Once construction is complete, the demonstration and testing are expected to last a year. We’ve asked NIST for design and equipment details, costs, and what the fate of the house might be after the experiment is over.last_img read more

Commentary Tressel stands tall against NCAA critics attacking his credibility

Inside and outside of Columbus, there is a crusade-like movement to put an end to the Jim Tressel era at Ohio State. Like King Leonidas in the movie “300,” I’ll lead the charge of the outmanned against the mass of millions who want to take out the OSU football coach. This much is clear already: Tressel is not going to step down neither because of withholding information from the NCAA nor because of any punishment levied against him. If anything, he’s now entrenching himself even deeper as an OSU football coach by refusing to step down while simultaneously increasing the pressure on the administration to fire him. Fortunately for him, athletic director Gene Smith and university President E. Gordon Gee gave him their full support during their press conference March 8. Imagine banning OSU from the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game and a bowl game. Can the NCAA bring itself to do it? So far, the only hit the program as a whole has taken is its reputation in the media. And the media onslaught isn’t forgiving toward Tressel. Sports Illustrated’s Stewart Mandel wrote Monday: “Tressel’s tenure at Ohio State is numbered. It may even be over before the end of the calendar year.” This isn’t really a fresh take. It should have been evident since the original story came out that Tressel intentionally misled investigators in an effort to protect his players and their eligibility. If you didn’t believe he should have been fired a month ago, there’s no reason why Monday’s findings should change your mind. Nor should it increase the likelihood that he gets fired. He did violate his contract, and that is a fireable offense by the terms of his agreement with the university. It’s hard to say that’s honorable. Yet, in defiantly standing against the NCAA, he is honorable. Tressel had the option of sending a dagger into the dreams of a potential national championship season last year. Instead, he’s now daring the NCAA to slam the Buckeye football program. Is he putting the program in jeopardy? Not at all, considering the NCAA’s tendencies. If it proves to be as gutless as it usually is in handing out punishments, then the only one who should — and probably will — get hit hard is Tressel himself. Some media members are speculating that a bowl ban is a potential penalty. That would equate this situation to USC, which received a two-year bowl ban after former running back Reggie Bush received improper benefits. If OSU compliance has been as up-front about the situation as it leads on, there is no lack of institutional control here, unlike at USC. OSU athletics is a sacred cow and a huge moneymaker for the NCAA. With the slew of victories and Big Ten titles under Tressel’s watch, that hit isn’t even enough to make a dent to the people who matter most: potential recruits and current players. To them, Tressel’s legacy and the program’s reputation are as sterling as ever. I know Leonidas and his soldiers meet death in the end, but Tressel will survive this NCAA onslaught. read more

Three OSU players still suspended for game against Toledo

Contrary to what Ohio State said earlier this week, junior running back Jordan Hall, sophomore defensive back Corey Brown and junior defensive back Travis Howard will not be available for the game against Toledo on Saturday. OSU issued a statement late Friday afternoon that said Hall, Howard and Brown have not yet been reinstated by the NCAA, and therefore, will not participate in Saturday’s game against Toledo. “The university continues to work with the NCAA on the reinstatement process and is hopeful that the student-athletes will be reinstated soon,” the statement said. The statement also said that the university would have no further comment on the matter. The NCAA released a statement just minutes after OSU released its statement, clarifying some things concerning the players’ eligibility. “The nature and scope of their violations merit a minimum two-game suspension,” the NCAA’s statement read. “The facts submitted by the university have raised further questions that need to be answered before the reinstatement process is complete.” Thursday, it was reported that the players received $200 in cash during a fundraiser. This is consistent with the university’s statement last week, that the three players received impermissible benefits totaling less that $300 each. The Buckeyes will now continue to rely on the running back tandem of sophomore Carlos Hyde and freshman Rod Smith, the two backs featured in last Saturday’s game against Akron. There is a chance that sophomore running back Jaamal Berry will be available this week as well, but Berry has been nursing a hamstring injury and his status is uncertain. read more

How World Cup flop boosted Sergio Agueros game level

first_imgThere is a very good reason why Sergio Aguero came back from the summer break in what appears to be his best form, it has a lot to do with the World Cup.The last World Cup was a huge disappointment for Argentine striker Sergio Aguero, who was eliminated by France in the round of 16 and now appears to have come back to Manchester City in his best form. The five goals during the first three matches of the season between the Premier League and the Community Shield are more than enough reasons to believe that ‘Kun’ Aguero is coming for everything this season, at least Pep Guardiola seems to think so. The Argentine striker suffered a knee injury before the end of the season that needed him to get through the operating table, Pep Guardiola always sends his players to professional specialist Dr. Ramon Cugat in Barcelona and the results from that whole recovery process are truly amazing. Aguero seems to have returned in an even better form than he was before, the best form of his life according to Guardiola who was very surprised after the striker’s hat-trick against Huddersfield this past Sunday as he expects even more from his top player.It was widely reported by the media that Sergio Aguero never really clicked with Pep Guardiola, the Catalan manager has been known to ax players who he doesn’t believe can follow his instructions and go off script with his tactics. But judging on his latest press conference after that Manchester City match, Pep Guardiola looks really happy with everything that ‘Kun’ is doing at the club and he even stated that he wants the player to retire with the Citizens if he remains on this level for the upcoming years: “Since he came back, I saw him from the first second, from the first minute — wow!” He came back perfect. I think the [knee] surgery from Doctor Cugat [at the end of last season] helped a lot. He feels free now. He suffered the last years with some problems. But it’s not just scoring goals – it’s the space, creating chances, moving, assists, chances, fouls. He never stops. When this happens, he’s one of the best strikers in the world, without a doubt. So what can you say? Chapeau,” said Pep at the press conference after last Sunday’s match.La pelota del hat trick es para Benjamín #FelizDíaDelNiño Te amo hijo! ❤️— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) August 19, 2018Sergio Aguero’s World Cup heartache.But apart from the obvious level boost he got after that surgery, we are convinced that the most obvious reason why ‘Kun’ looks like he is at the best of his abilities has to do with the poor performance Argentina had in the last World Cup and the fact that he wasn’t able to play as many minutes as he would’ve wanted during the tournament. It almost looks like he counted for the manager in the first match against Iceland, and then the player didn’t deliver as expected for the remains of the tournament. This lack of participation and involvement wasn’t really Aguero’s fault who was in very good form during the competition, it had more to do with Jorge Sampaoli’s lack of understanding of the best system for Argentina. This problem with the national team has been a constant during the last decade, they haven’t been able to play offensive football for many years even when they have one of the most deadly attacking rosters in the world.Blue Carpet #AllOrNothing #mancity Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) August 16, 2018Aguero will take it all out against the Premier League rivals.This frustration that Aguero is suffering after that huge heartbreak for Argentina, is something that is already starting to influence his performances for Manchester City in a positive way, Pep Guardiola is expecting the best version of the striker for the rest of the season and this will only translate into many goals for the Citizens in all competitions. Suddenly that goal-scoring record that Alan Shearer has doesn’t seem as distant as it did before the start of the season, that 146 goal-toll that he has at the start of the tournament seems like it may increase dramatically when May and June come during the final stages of the Premier League season. But what matters the most for both ‘Kun’ and Pep Guardiola, is how much the striker can help out his club in the search for the targeted competition this year: which is the Champions League and will start during mid-September.HIGHLIGHTS… we won’t be forgetting this day anytime soon! #mancity— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 22, 2018How many goals do you think Sergio Aguero will be able to score this season for Manchester City? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Jose Gimenez hopeful of Diego Godin stay

first_imgAtletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez has revealed he wants teammate Diego Godin to remain at the club despite speculation over his future.Gimenez is keen to continue playing alongside Godin with Los Rojiblancos for a long time as the veteran defender continues to be linked with A move to Italy.Godin’s contract expires at the end of the current season and the former Villarreal defender has been tipped to join Serie A outfit Inter Milan in July.The 32-year-old, who reportedly rejected a move to Manchester United at the start of the season, has called the Wanda Metropolitano home since arriving from Villarreal in 2010.Gimenez, who’s also a teammate of Godin at international level with Uruguay, is keen to continue learning from the experienced defender.Five players who might struggle at Inter Milan next season Taimoor Khan – August 5, 2019 Inter Milan are going to be a different prospect next season with Antonio Conte in charge and some players are going to find it…There is a lot of talk of team-mates and I want everyone to do well in their careers,” Gimenez said, according to FourFourTwo.“But I want them with me because they are great players and we need them.”“I hope everyone stays, I love them all personally. The club also loves them and will do their best for everyone. I hope Diego is my partner for a long time.”last_img read more