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First Defense Weather: Cooler Weekend Ahead

first_imgJAMESTOWN – A hot and steamy week ended with strong storms on Friday, the weekend will be mostly quiet and much cooler. Temperatures will struggle to reach 70. A secondary cold front will pass by the region today. Temperatures for your Saturday will be much cooler as they will only hover in the low to mid 60’s across the region. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with a few scattered rain showers.Tonight will be cloudy and it will turn much cooler, with lows dropping back into the lower 40’s.Sunday the clouds will scatter out, leaving for a mainly sunny day. Temperatures will barely make it out of the upper 50’s. A far cry from the upper 80’s we saw a few days ago. As we begin off a new week, Monday starts off sunny with temperatures in the 60’s. As the week continues on temperatures will slowly begin to warm up with chances for rain by mid week.WNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Robert and Holly Miller become Champlain College’s top lifetime benefactors

first_imgRobert and Holly Miller become Champlain Colleges top lifetime benefactorsBURLINGTON, Vt.–Champlain College officials announced today that Robert and Holly Miller have become the leading lifetime benefactors of the College. This week, the Burlington couple increased their Power of Three capital campaign pledge to $2.2 million to add their support to the Colleges first endowed chair, a $1 million academic fund created to honor retiring President Roger H. Perry. Over the past dozen years, the Millers have donated $3.75 million to the private, career-oriented college.We support Champlain College to help it move to ever higher levels of excellence and innovation, said Holly Miller, who has served on Champlains board of trustees for 12 years. We also wanted to honor Roger Perrys extraordinary leadership by contributing to the endowed chair. As young people, Holly and I never had the means to get an education, said Robert Miller, owner of REM Development Company. Both of the Millers grew up in Rutland, Vermont. We were originally attracted to Champlain College because of its no-nonsense, career-focused education. The campus and programs have changed, but Holly and I have continued to support Champlain because it never loses sight of its mission.Holly Miller said she appreciates the personal touch thats central to the Champlain College experience. Champlain faculty and staff are willing to go beyond the call of duty to support, teach and inspire each student, she said. Its very personal and translates into the message that Champlain cares about the student as a person as well as caring about the students education.President Roger Perry, who has presided over the College for nearly 13 years, praised the Millers commitment to the institution. Bob and Holly Millers gifts of time, energy and resources mean so much to this college, he said. Theyve been an integral part of the Champlain College community, serving countless hours on trustee committees to ensure that Champlain is able to offer current, effective and market-driven educational programs.Holly Miller has served on the Board of Trustees since 1992 and was chair of the board from 2001 to 2003. As co-chair of the current Presidential Search Committee, she noted, Selecting Champlain Colleges next president is one of the most important decisions trustees will make.The Millers have served on campaign committees and have contributed to Champlains Support-a-Student Scholarship Fund and the Annual Fund. They were lead donors seven years ago in the Uncommon Ground capital campaign that built Champlains high-tech library, which the College named the Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Information Commons to honor the couples generosity.The current Power of Three campaign creates three new facilities on the Champlain campus, including the S.D. Ireland Family Center for Global Business & Technology and The Main Street Suites & Conference Center. The third of the three new buildings–the Student Life Complex–is currently under construction. These facilities will enhance the academic and student life experiences at the four-year college. They will also advance Champlains partnerships with Vermont businesses and increase the Colleges already significant impact on the Vermont economy.Champlain College is not the only organization blessed by the Millers generosity, Perry said. When it comes to community service, Bob and Holly Miller truly are local heroes.The Millers have been lead supporters–as volunteers and as benefactors–of many Vermont organizations, including the Visiting Nurse Association, Vermont Respite House, Champlain Valley Exposition and King Street Youth Center. They also support Flynn Arts scholarships for area children at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and they offer college scholarships for students at H.O. Wheeler Elementary School.Champlain College trustees have announced that the Power of Three campaign has raised $15 million to date, exceeding its $12 million goal a full year before the official close of the campaign. The campaign, the most ambitious fund-raising effort in the Colleges 126-year history, included the goal of growing endowment by at least $2 million.As Champlain College prepares for its future and the futures of our graduates, we are deeply grateful for the support weve been receiving from the community, Perry said.# # #last_img read more

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Arsenal submit £70m bid to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille

first_imgPepe featured for Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations this summer (Visionhaus)The report also claims that Pepe has not yet made a decision over his future but would prioritise a move to Paris Saint-Germain if it became available.PSG have not yet made an offer but may make a move if Neymar is sold back to Barcelona.Pepe is now on his holidays after Ivory Coast were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations by Algeria on Thursday evening.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMeanwhile, Arsenal remain in the running to sign William Saliba but their move could be derailed after Tottenham submitted a higher offer for the Saint-Etienne centre-back earlier this week.Emery and his players are currently in the United States for the start of their pre-season tour and will begin their campaign with a match against Colorado Rapids on Tuesday.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 13 Jul 2019 7:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.3kShares Arsenal submit £70m bid to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal have made a move to sign Nicolas Pepe (Getty Images)Arsenal have submitted an €80 million (£70m) offer to Lille for Nicolas Pepe, according to reports in France.Unai Emery is in the market for a new attacker who primarily plays on the flanks and the club have already failed with a £40m offer for Wilfried Zaha, who Crystal Palace value at £80m.Pepe also fits the profile Arsenal are looking for but the 24-year-old has attracted interest from several clubs following his impressive performances on Lille’s right wing last season.The Ivory Coast international scored 22 goals in Ligue 1 and registered 11 assists, but he lost out to Kylian Mbappe for the division’s Player of the Year award.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to Telefoot, Arsenal have now submitted an €80m (£70m) proposal to Lille and the offer is being considered by the French club’s hierarchy.last_img read more